Happy Hedgehogs for Mothering Sunday

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was the non-stamping version of this card I made for Mothering Sunday.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card uses the Happy Hedgehogs Bundle (Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set & Hedgehog Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

The colours for the cardstock is the same as the class project, with added Early Espresso and Crumb Cake stamping.

Using Stampin’ Write Markers, I coloured the leaves and flowers, then went over them with a Blender Pen. I also used a Blender Pen on the hedgehog prickles.

For the toadstools, these were stamped, coloured using an inkpad and Blender Pen and then fussy cut.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The green grassy area is created using Pear Pizzazz and a Sponge Dauber. This has coordinating Baker’s Twine wrapped around and a bunny ears bow.

A touch of sparkle is added to the flowers with some Wink of Stella.

Again, using the Lovely You Stamp Set and the Double Oval Punch, the sentiment is layered and added.

As the card was being hand delivered, the toadstools were layered and the hedgehog was raised up on double-stacked Dimensionals.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are added to the centre of each flower.

This card has a few hidden meanings. Not only was it Mothering Sunday, it would also have been my Dad’s Birthday, the second without him. As you may have heard me mention before, Dad loved nature, so this is a nod to his Birthday as well as celebrating Mum.

Plus, Dad was allergic to mushrooms, so the toadstools (mushrooms) are a little reminder of him too. He would have appreciated the humour!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAPPY HEDGEHOGS BUNDLEDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSUBTLES STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSBLENDER PENSSPONGE DAUBERSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hedgehog Builder Punch

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I designed this cute card using the Hedgehog Builder Punch and Iconic Dies.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour scheme started with Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I then added Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Soft Suede.

As we are unable to share stamps at this online class, I took inspiration from Page 64 of the Mini Catalogue and embossed the shape for the spikes.

The hedgehog layers were then stuck together and a Classic Matte Dot became the eye.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Toadstools from the Iconic Dies were then cut and layered together.

Lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine was then added to the project.

Then, the various pieces to create the scene were added in layers, finishing with the hedgehog raised up on Dimensionals.

The three flowers were added using Glue Dots.

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set sits on shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

Finally, some small Pearls create the centre of the flowers.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Iconic Dies and the Embossing Folder are on the Last Chance List and are retiring. Make sure you grab them while you can.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Wildflower Path Thank You

This pretty Thank you card uses the fabulous Wildflower Path Stamp Set from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

Wildflower Path Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It might be a Stamp Set that you pass by, but I would encourage you to take a second look – it’s on page 21. It’s also only £21 for 16 photopolymer stamps.

I have used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Evening Evergreen for my colour combination, along with Basic White.

Wildflower Path Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project uses the leaves and flowers images, and to create the depth in the flowers, the larger images are stamped off and the smaller image uses first generation stamping.

I love how quickly the scene comes together. Great for batch production.

A length of the Evenibg Evergreen Windowpane Check Ribbon, also from the Mini Catalogue sits across the top of the project. This has the sentiment, cut out using the Double Oval Punch raised above it.

Wildflower Path Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some of the new Iridescent Rhinestones are added for a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to make a ribbon swoosh for your projects.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsClick on the link below to watch my video on this subject

My colour combination is Flirty Flamingo and Very Vanilla, with two In Colors, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent.

I’ve used the Forever Fern Stamp Set and coordinating Forever Flourishing Dies from the Annual Catalogue.

The background splats are stamped and the leaves are stamped and cut out using the Stamp Set and Dies.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon creates the swoosh.

Using the sentiment from the Stamp Set, this is cut out using the Double Oval Punch and attached with Dimensionals.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making a Ribbon Swoosh. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some In Color Jewels are dotted across the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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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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

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves – Project 2

The second project from my SSOTM Gorgeous Leaves class was this leafy Thank You card.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

The eagle-eyed among you will notice that is similar to another recent project. This time, the colours and layout are different.

To create this card, a colour combination of Cherry Cobbler, Bumblebee and Old Olive team with Very Vanilla.

Each attendee had a pack of Matte Decorative Dots in their Class kits, so my colour combinations for the projects are taken from them.

This was also my annual Mostly Men class, so the projects have a more masculine feel.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Both of the ‘splat’ style stamp images are used to create a background for the leaves.

A mix of various generations of stamping create the leaves, cut out using the dies.

These are arranged before a tone-on-tone piece topped with the more delicate skeleton leaves is placed down one side.

Thank You is from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set on a cut out using the Double Oval Punch.

A piece of Linen Thread, also in the Class kits is looped behind.

SSOTM with Gorgeous Leaves - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Finally, a few of the Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Click to see the first project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Beautifully Penned Customer Thank You Cards

For those who shopped with me in July, here is the thank you card I made.

Beautifully Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the fabulous Beautifully Penned DSP. This FREE DSP can be yours during SAB.

Here I’ve teamed the black and white paper with Blushing Bride accents.

A Blushing Bride base card, with a Basic Black layer creates the perfect background for the piece of DSP.

Beautifully Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Another piece of DSP is then cut and added, along with a shape from the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch.

Some coordinating ribbon then adds another touch of pink.

Finally, a sentiment from the coordinating Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set is stamped. It is cut out and layered with shapes from the Double Oval Punch.

The sentiment is raised up on Dimensionals.

Beautifully Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love this paper as it can be kept black and white, or you can add splashes of colour.

SAB runs until the end of September, so make sure you take advantage of the offer, while stocks last.

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Gorgeous Leaves Bundle in Shades of Brown

Today it’s time to have another play with the fabulous Gorgeous Leaves Bundle from the new July-December Mini Catalogue.

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle lin Shades of Brown. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I previous made this project and have remade it using the new Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies).

It’s my Stamp Set of the Month for my September Class. This is also my Mostly Men Class too. Make sure you book your place by Wednesday 18th August.

This time, my colour combination is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso with Very Vanilla.

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle lin Shades of Brown. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A background using the splat-type image from the Stamp Set is created using Crumb Cake. Leaves from the Stamp Set are then stamped and cut out using the Dies and layered on top of the background.

The strip of Soft Suede cardstock has Soft Suede leaf shapes from the Dies added to create a layered effect.

Love of Leaves Stamp Set provides the sentiment cut out with the Double Oval Punch. It’s backed by a length of Faux Suede Trim.Gorgeous Leaves Bundle lin Shades of Brown. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFinally, some Brushed Metallic Dots add a touch of bling.

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A Theatrical Thank You

Last week, I returned to my local theatre to watch one of my favourite shows.

A Theatrical Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Yes, Rocky Horror is back on tour and visited my hometown for the week.

It was lovely being back in a theatre doing something that I did pre-pandemic.

To say thank you to everyone involved in getting the show back on the road, I made this card.

It uses Basic Black and Poppy Parade in a nod to the colour theme of the show.

A Theatrical Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The background stamping is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set.

Thank You is from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set, cut out using the Double Oval Punch.

A length of Metallic Mesh Ribbon sits behind the sentiment. This gives a little bit of sparkle.

A Theatrical Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For a finishing touch, a few Rhinestones add a touch more sparkle.

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to create extra layers using your punches or dies.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click below to watch my video. This is the first of several Punches/Dies videos that will be appearing.

 

The project is one from last night’s Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) Online Class where all of six of the designs used the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

It uses a combination of Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron for the flowers and leaves.

Flowers are stamped diagonally across the project, stamping off first.

Using a leaf image from the Stamp Set, several sets of these are fussy cut, along with some flowers too. Wink of Stella is dotted into the very centre of each of these flowers.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Double Oval Punch uses the layering technique to provide a Pale Papaya background to the sentiment.

This central sentiment piece then has the various leaves and flowers attached.

A swoosh of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon provides another layer for the sentiment to sit on.

Raising the sentiment up on Dimensionals then creates extra depth.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, small Rhinestones are dotted across the project.

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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CELEBRATE WITH FLOWERS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEAL+GLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS