More Stars for Another Teenage Birthday

I recently shared this card I made for a teenage Birthday.

As I need to make cards for several Birthdays around this time, here is another version of the project for another teenage Birthday.

Another Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the same basic design, with a few tweaks.

My colour combination is Granny Apple Green, Smoky Slate, Pacific Point and Basic White.

Another Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As with the previous project, the background is stamped using the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set. Don’t forget that this Stamp Set is on the Last Chance Products list. Grab it while you can!

Using the Starlit Punch and cardstock in all of the colours, several stars are cut out and scattered across the project.

Another Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies is raised up on Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Stylish Stars for a Teenage Birthday

This Birthday card was one I recently made for a teenager.

Stylish Stars for a Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We all know that making cards for teenagers can be tricky, so I decided to create a project with some stylish stars.

I started with my colour scheme of Smoky Slate, Pacific Point and Poppy Parade, with Basic White.

For the background, I’ve used the splatter images from the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set in the three colours.

Stylish Stars for a Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The stars are from the Starlit Punch and are scattered across the project.

A sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set is cut out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies and raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, a couple of the smaller punched stars sit on the sentiment.

Stylish Stars for a Teenage Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design is great as the colours can be switched out to reflect favourite colours, or sports team etc.

Why not create your own version?

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I revisited this previous design.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I was asked for an autumn project, and also a request for blues, so I combined the two!

This version of the cards is landscape.

My colour combination is Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana, with Very Vanilla.

The Stitched Greenery Die creates the leafy background. This is given a hint of Bermuda Bay using Blending Brushes.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, leaves from the Intricate Leaves Dies from the July-December Mini Catalogue, plus some leaves from the Stitched Leaves Dies are cut out and stuck to the project.

A length of Linen Thread is also looped into a figure of 8 and stuck onto the leaves.

My sentiment is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set. Some smaller leaves are attached to the back of it. This then creates a layered effect as it is raised up on Dimensionals.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Intricate Leaves with a Colour Twist. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some coordinating Playing with Patterns Resin Dots complete the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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In Color Hand-Penned Petals

For this project, I’ve reached for the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and combined them with this year’s In Colors.

In Color Hand-Penned Petals. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Soft Succulent, Polished Pink and Rich Razzleberry. These are paired with Basic Gray and Basic White.

Leaves from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set are stamped across the background.

The flower outline images, also from the Stamp Set is stamped in Basic Gray. They are then filled in with the colours using the infil stamps. A spot of Wink of Stella is added to the centre of each flower.

In Color Hand-Penned Petals. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This sits on circles cut from the Layering Circles Dies.

On top of this, a length of coordinating In Color Ribbon is added, with a sentiment from the Prince & Princess Host Stamp Set.

Finally, In Color Jewels, again in Polished Pink are dotted across the project.

In Color Hand-Penned Petals. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stars, Tags & Monochrome

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this monochrome card with tags and stars.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It would be a great card for a teenager or 21st.

Using Gray Granite and Basic White for the design works really well as the Gray Granite looks silver.

The star are cut using the Starlit Punch from the Mini Catalogue. A set in each colour. They are then coated in Wink of Stella.

These are stuck across the project with any overhanging pieces cut away.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, a tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies is stamped with the sentiment from the Turtle Friends Stamp Set, with some of the stars added too.

A length of the coordinating Shimmer Ribbon is threaded through the tags and tied together with a Baker’s Twine bow.

The tags are offset slightly and attached with Dimensionals to raise them off the page.

Finally, some silver Metallic Pearls are dotted across the project.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great project to recreate in different colours, it would also make a fabulous Christmas card too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Going Vintage with Meadow Dies

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, we went vintage.

Going Vintage with Meadow Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose a classic colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla for a vintage feel.

For the background, the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder is coloured with Sponge Daubers in Crumb Cake, with some areas of Rich Razzleberry too.

The focal flowers and butterfly are cut using the Meadow Dies with them given extra depth again using Sponge Daubers.

Also, the main flower is coloured in both Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry.

Make sure you check out my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video on using Spong Daubers.

Going Vintage with Meadow Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsTo assemble, a length of Scalloped Lace Trim is looped and adhered to the background piece.

Then, the leaves are stuck down.

Happy Birthday is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and cut into two pieces before being stuck onto the flower stem.

Using Glue at the bottom of the flower and Mini Dimensionals at the top, the flower is then attached.

Finally, the butterfly is added with a Mini Dimensional.

Going Vintage with Meadow Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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SSOTM with Penguin Place – Project 3

The third project from October’s SSOTM Class is full of holes!

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

It uses the Picture This Dies to create the circle cut out in Fresh Freesia.

A present, balloon and snowflakes are stamped in Balmy Blue onto a backing piece for them to be seen through the holes, along with the birthday sentiment.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

The Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Builder Punch Bundle also provide the penguins. These are stuck on the back to peek through their holes before lots of Dimensionals are added to the back.

It is then stuck to the white backing piece, before the whole section is attached to the base card.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Finishing touches of a Baker’s Twine bow and some Silver Epoxy embellishments are added.

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SSOTM with Penguin Place – Project 1

Earlier this week, it was October’s Stamp Set of the Month Class.

All of the projects were based around the Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Punch Bundle from the Mini Catalogue.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

The class colours were Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue and Just Jade, with Black, Basic White and Pumpkin Pie for the penguins.

Attendees also had Basic White Baker’s Twine from Essentials Pack and some Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials.

There were four projects taught at the class, with another 2 bonus projects available for those who purchased the Class Bundle.

Balloons and parcels were stamped onto the Basic White piece, with the penguin, a bow tie and two other balloons stamped separately.

A Birthday sentiment is added to one of the balloons and these are cut out, along with the bowtie.

Strings for the balloons are stamped and meet behind the penguin.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

After punching out the penguin, the feet and bowtie are added.

Then, the penguin and balloons are raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some of round clear embellishments from the class kit are added for some extra Birthday bling!

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

I love how versatile these penguins are. You can use any colour for the extra items to coordinate with your project.

I’ll be sharing the other projects from the class on here soon. Pop back to see them.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSILVER & CLEAR EPOXY ESSENTIALSTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using your leftovers/scraps/‘it didn’t quite work’ pieces

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, the topic is all about using your leftovers or those pieces that you started and didn’t quite finish.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using your leftovers/scraps/‘it didn’t quite work’ pieces. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my very short video about this topic.

Today’s project uses the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut out an ombre piece of cardstock. This is a leftover piece from a previous project I made in another Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video.

The Stitched Greenery Die makes  a great background for the butterflies to sit on.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using your leftovers/scraps/‘it didn’t quite work’ pieces. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Just a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is all that is needed to finish the project.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using your leftovers/scraps/‘it didn’t quite work’ pieces. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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An Autumnal Squirrel

Autumn has well and truly arrived, so it was time for this cute autumnal squirrel to come out to play.

Autumnal Squirrel. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We have lots of grey squirrels in our garden and don’t get any reds in our area, so I thought I would create my own!

I stuck to the Regals colour collection for this project, using Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Crushed Curry as my main colours. Soft Suede has snuck in there too for the acorn.

Nuts about Squirrels from the July-December Mini Catalogue provides all the stamps for this card.

To begin, a background of falling leaves is created.

Autumnal Squirrel. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, the circles are cut out using the Layering Circles Dies and the cute squirrels sits in the middle.

A length of Linen Thread wraps around the project for the squirrel layers to sit on.

The squirrel sits over this using Dimensionals.

Autumnal Squirrel. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a sentiment stamped onto a separate piece of cardstock is stuck to the bottom corner.

This is a fun project to create and great to send to all ages.

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