Christmas Packaging

If you’re in the middle of wrapping presents, then this box is perfect for Christmas packaging.

It’s a great size for chocolates, toiletries etc.

Christmas Packaging. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The box slides out from a belly band to reveal the contents.

My main box is made using Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. It’s a lidless box and can be made to your own dimensions. It is a stamp free project, but you can decorate the box and tag as you require.

Make sure you use a Paper Folder to make those score lines nice and crisp. Plus, use a strong adhesive such as Multipurpose Glue, Tear & Tape or SEAL+ to ensure the box doesn’t fall apart.

Christmas Packaging. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the belly band, I used the box dimensions and added 1mm to each measurement when I scored. This allows the belly band to fit over the box and slide nicely, without being too tight or too loose.

Christmas Packaging. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the tag, the Fancy Tag Topper Punch and the Detailed Trio Punch gave me the shape.

Then, I punched a circle from matching Real Red Cardstock and a Pine Tree Punch shape from the offcut of DSP.

These were stuck together then attached with Dimensionals. As I popped a Rhinstone at the top of the tree, I made sure a tiny piece of Dimensional was stuck behind that too.

Finally, a piece of Real Red Braided Linen Trim is threaded through the tag to attach it.

I love making boxes and hope to make many more of them in 2021. Watch this space!

Make sure you check out the offers on the Great Year-End Closeout Sale.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKFANCY TAG TOPPER PUNCHDETAILED TRIO PUNCH1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHPINE TREE PUNCHREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Going Batty

I must be going batty! Well, this Halloween project certainly is.

It’s my version of a project on Page 45 of the August-December Mini Catalogue.

Going Batty. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project uses Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Basic Black.

Firstly, the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder creates a pretty background. Using a Sponge Dauber, I have darkened areas using Highland Heather Ink.

An image from the Textured Essentials Stamp Set is stamped onto a piece of Purple Posy in Highland Heather. This is then cut into strips, the ends shaped and then attached to the tag piece.

Lots of punches are in use here, the Fancy Tag Topper Punch, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and the Detailed Trio Punch. The bat is made using the Umbrella Builder Punch, with the large umbrella for the wings and a section of the smaller closed shape for the body.

Going Batty. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A few extra umbrella pieces are added to the background piece to give my bat some friends.

Metallic Mesh is threaded through the hole in the tag. This then has a bow to secure it using the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. To change the colour to co-ordinate with the rest of the project, I used Stampin’ Blends..

Going Batty. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the tag was stuck to the project using Dimensionals and two Pearl eyes.

I hope you like this project and think it was worth going batty for!

Why not join me at one of my classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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UMBRELLA BUILDER PUNCHFANCY TAG TOPPER PUNCHDETAILED TRIO PUNCHLOVELY LABELS PICK A PUNCHTEXTURED ESSENTIALS CLING STAMP SETTASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPURPLE POSY A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS BASIC BLACK COMBO PACKSPONGE DAUBERS1-1/2" (3.8 CM) METALLIC MESH RIBBONWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Playing with New Punches

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I reached for some of my new punches from the Annual Catalogue.

Playing with New Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project uses a combination of Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Whisper White. As it uses a few items several times, the attendees were able to combine their pieces in lots of different ways.

The pretty background is from the Ornate Floral Embossing folder, it gives a lovely textured design. For items with texture, it’s best to use Tear & Tape to attach them, to avoid using pressure and crushing the pattern.

Using cardstock shaped at the top with the new Fancy Tag Topper Punch, I put my Pool Party piece in front. A length of the new Sheer Pool Party Ribbon is looped through both shapes. Pictures of this ribbon don’t do it justice, it’s a ribbon you need to see and feel to really appreciate.

On top of my tags, a shape from the Label Me Lovely Punch is added. I’ve put the straight edges of the shape against the straight edges of my tag.

Playing with New Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Lovely Labels Pick a Punch provides the two strips across the tags. One cut in half and popped behind the first tag, overhanging the edges as long as needed, with the second stuck on top.

Two Crushed Curry and one Whisper White flower are cut from the Small Bloom Punch. This is another fab new punch that carried over from this year’s SAB offering.

For the centre of the white flower, one of the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots is added.

Playing with New Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the tags are lifted from the page using Dimensionals.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FANCY TAG TOPPER PUNCHLOVELY LABELS PICK A PUNCHLABEL ME LOVELY PUNCHSMALL BLOOM PUNCHORNATE FLORAL 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERPLAYING WITH PATTERNS RESIN DOTSPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) SHEER RIBBONCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS