Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9

The 9th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is a card with no stamping. It’s also a great project for using your DSP.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Heartwarming Hugs DSP from the Mini Catalogue as my starting point. My cardstock colours of Pear Pizzazz and Basic White then mirror this.

Cutting the piece of DSP in half shows both sides. The join is covered with a piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon,

Three trees are then cut out from another piece of DSP with the Pine Tree Punch.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are assembled together to create a 3D effect. What is great about this effect is that it flattens down in the envelope for posting.

The trees sit on layered shapes cut from the Hippo & Friends Dies.

Finally, a sparkly Wonderful Gem tops the tree.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design can be used to create other Christmas cards too.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPINE TREE PUNCHHIPPO & FRIENDS DIESPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKGOLD 3/8&QUOT: (1 CM) SHIMMER RIBBONWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

In Color Flowers of Friendship

Do you have those moments when your crafting mojo goes?

Mine went recently, so I gave it a little kickstart by CASEing a project from Page 21 of the Annual Catalogue.

In Color Flowers of Friendship. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’re not sure what CASEing is all about, then head to this video for an explanation.

I chose a colour combination of two In Colors, Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent and teamed them with Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla.

My background is given some texture using the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder. I’ve then added a touch of colour using a Blending Brush and Pale Papaya.

A strip of the In Color 6×6 DSP is then added.

In Color Flowers of Friendship. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, I stamped and punched the flowers and leaves from the Flowers of Friendship Bundle (Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set & Flowers & Leaves Punch). Make sure you take advantage of the discounted Catalogue Bundles.

Using a Blender Pen to pull the ink colours the flowers in.

Two of each flower are layered together to make a more full bloom and a sequin from the Artistry Blooms Sequins pack is added to the centre.

These are then added to the project using Dimensionals.

A sentiment is then tucked behind the flowers.

In Color Flowers of Friendship. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some coordinating Genial Gems are added to the project for a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBLENDER PENSBLENDING BRUSHESARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSGENIAL GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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STARLIT PUNCHARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETGORGEOUS LEAVES CLING STAMP SETPACIFIC POINT A4 CARDSTOCKPACIFIC POINT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSMOKY SLATE A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOPPY PARADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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INTRICATE LEAVES DIESSTITCHED LEAVES DIESSTITCHED GREENERY DIEARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETBERMUDA BAY A4 CARDSTOCKBERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESPLAYING WITH PATTERNS RESIN DOTSLINEN THREADSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8

The next project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is another project from my recent Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Well, in fact it’s actually 3 projects as I’m sharing the rest of the projects from the class. I’m concentrating on this one, but the other two are at the end of this post.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

We’re still trying to decide if this is a reinguin, a pendolph, or something else!

All the projects from the class used the Penguin Place Bundle (Penguin Place Stamp Set & Penguin Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

This project uses Cherry Cobbler.

The penguin is stamped, punched and the feet are added. Then, the antlers are stamped near to the top of the circle, cut using the Layering Circles Dies.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Glittered Organdy Ribbon is then added. With the circles layered, these then sit over the end of the ribbon to make it look like a hanging bauble.

Next, a bow made from the ribbon sits at the top.

A sparkly red nose, from the Holiday Rhinestones are then added.

Finally, a few more coordinating rhinestones are dotted across the project.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The next project is this cute penguin with a Coastal Cabana flare created with a Sponge Dauber. You could also use a Blending Brush. He sits on a pretty snowflake.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

And finally, this cute penguin who is wrapped up warm in the snow. It uses Shaded Spruce as the main colour.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Countdown to Christmas 2021 #8. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Last week’s project is here. Do you have a favourite from the class.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)WHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCHERRY COBBLER A4 CARDSTOCKCHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKLAYERING CIRCLES DIESSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE


Extra items for Snowflake project
COASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWONDERFUL SNOWFLAKESSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS


Extra items for Snowy Scene project
SHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADDOUBLE OVAL PUNCH

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Blushing Bride Butterflies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project had Blushing Bride butterflies as the feature.

Blushing Bride Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsAlong with Blushing Bride, the colours were Pear Pizzazz and Fresh Freesia, plus Very Vanilla to create a softer look.

The sentiment, from the Art Gallery Stamp Set was stamped first. That way, if I made a mistake, I could use the other side!

Then, the strip of coordinating Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon was stuck down the side.

Pierced Blooms Dies provide the small leaves and the flower, with the large leaf stem from the Artistic Dies.

Wink of Stella was then added to the centre of the flower, and the butterflies. The butterflies are from the Brilliant Wings Dies.

Blushing Bride Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By sticking the smaller butterflies down first, I was able to see how much space I had available to create the rest of the project.

I then cut the bottom leaves off the large stem and started layering the leaves together, mixing the ones I’d cut off to the left and right.

The large butterfly was then stuck to the flower and this was then attached using Mini Dimensionals.

Blushing Bride Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pearls then provided the finishing touch.

I only have a few classes left for 2021, so make sure you book your place. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas 2021 #7

The 7th project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is this card from my recent ‘Crack Your Christmas Cards’ class.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #7. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At the class there were 16 cards to make, 4 each of 4 different designs.  This is the first project.

It’s similar to this poinsettia project I shared a few weeks ago. I love reusing designs, it’s such a quick and easy way of making something new.

All of the projects from the class use the Penguin Place Bundle (Penguin Place Stamp Set & Penguin Builder Punch from the Mini Catalogue.

In the Class Kit, the attendees also received some Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Holiday Rhinestones, as well as all the cardstock they needed.

My colour combination is Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana and Basic White, plus Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie for the penguin.

To begin, the background is randomly stamped, using the snowflakes and star images from the set.

Then, lengths of the ribbon are added to look like a present.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #7. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The penguin is stamped and punched out using the Bundle, plus a hat and scarf are fussy cut.

Two shapes are cut using the Essential Tag Punch. These are offset and the penguin is then adhered on top.

This section is raised up using Dimensionals.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #7. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally,  a few coordinating Holiday Rhinestones are added to the project.

Keep an eye out for the other projects from this class.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ESSENTIAL TAG PUNCHTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCOASTAL CABANA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONHOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams

Today I’m sharing a project using a stamp set I haven’t inked up for a while.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsMessaging with a friend reminded me of the Sailing Home Stamp Set, so I decided to dust it off and use it again.

I’ve chosen Pool Party, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla for my colour combination.

A background is stamped using the Artistically Inked Stamp Set. I think it gives the impression of water.

Next, the various shapes are stamped using the forgotten Sailing Home Stamp Set, and cut out using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.

By using a Blender Pen, I’ve pulled colour from the lighthouse and anchor to give a bit more depth and definition.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the lighthouse and wheel were glued down, the birds were then stamped.

A length of Linen Thread is tied through the anchor and looped behind the sentiment.

I love this sentiment as it’s great reminder that we need to take care of ourselves.

Set Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment and anchor are then raised up using Dimensionals.

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SAILING HOME CLING STAMP SET (EN)SMOOTH SAILING DIESARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4SOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENSLINEN THREADMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Starburst Technique

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to create projects using the starburst technique.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Starburst Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the link below to watch my video on this subject

My colour combination is Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.

Using strips of cardstock and turning them into triangles, the exploded version of this technique takes shape.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Starburst Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A swoosh of the coordinating Sheer Ribbon is then added.

The sentiment is from the Lovely You Stamp Set and cut out using the Tailored Tag Punch.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Starburst Technique. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment is raised up over the ribbon using Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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LOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)TAILORED TAG PUNCHGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE 3/8"(1 CM) SHEER RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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HAND-PENNED PETALS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPRINCE & PRINCESS HOST PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETLAYERING CIRCLES DIESSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS