Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing my top tips for working with stripes.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

This is my final project from my Introduction to ‘In Color’ Class where I use all of the colours on one card.

Over the years I’ve been running this class, it has become tradition for the combined project to be stripes!

Each colour is arranged and stuck down with wet glue. See my video for how I do this.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

The sentiment is from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set is stamped onto a shape from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Finally, an In Color Jewel, one from each colour is added to the sentiment for a touch of bling.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

Here are all of the projects from the class. Do you have a favourite?Introduction to In Color Class - Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsIntroduction to In Color Class - Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Introduction to In Color Class - Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

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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BIGGEST WISH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)TASTEFUL LABELS DIES2021–2023 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Introduction to In Color Class – Polished Pink

The 5th project from my recent Introduction to In Color Class is for Polished Pink.

Introduction to In Color Class - Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is my first pink project for about a month!

Here I’ve teamed it with another pink Blushing Bride, and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.

As there is no access to shared stamps at my Online Classes, the bottom section is created using punched shapes instead.

All of the flowers and leaves are cut using the Flowers & Leaves Punch.

Introduction to In Color Class - Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the bottom section has been created, the coordinating ribbon sits across the project to conceal the dividing line.

A sentiment from the Prince & Princess Stamp Set is stamped in Basic Gray.

Then, the focal flower is made by layering the flowers and leaves together. The smaller Blushing Bride pieces are given a coat of Wink of Stella.

Finally, some In Color gems are added to the centre of the flower.

Introduction to In Color Class - Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back tomorrow for the final project from the class. The project will be part of my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques series too.

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Or, if you would like access to discounted craft projects, take a look at joining my team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

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Introduction to In Color Class – Soft Succulent

Today I’m back to sharing last week’s Introduction to In Color Class projects.

We have now reached Soft Succulent, the 4th project from the class.

Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love this colour with Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry. Very Vanilla accents and Basic Gray stamping complete the mix.

This is a version of a previous project I have made. However, as the class was online without access to shared stamps, the kit contained die-cut and embossed shapes instead.

First, the background is given a texture using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, shapes are cut using the Elegant Tag Punch, Symmetrical Stems Border Punch and the Painted Labels Dies.

A bow from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack in Very Vanilla is wrapped around the tag.

A sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set is stamped onto pieces shaped with the Treasured Tag Pick a Punch.

All of the pieces are layered together, along with a length of coordinating ribbon.

Finally, coordinating In Color Jewels are scattered across the project.

Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back tomorrow for the next project from the class.

Head to my Class Timetable for full details of my online classes.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ELEGANT TAG PUNCHTASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)PAINTED LABELS DIESSYMMETRICAL STEMS BORDER PUNCHTREASURED TAGS PICK A PUNCHSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4MINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

 

 

 

 

Introduction to In Color Class – Evening Evergreen

The third project from my Introduction to In Color Class concentrates on Evening Evergreen.

Introduction to In Color Class - Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project I’ve paired it with Shaded Spruce and Early Espresso, with a Crushed Curry sun.

The trees are cut using the Beautiful Trees Dies, with the sun from the Layering Circles Dies. These pieces are layered to create the depth through the tree.

Introduction to In Color Class - Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Turtle Friends Stamp Set is stamped in Evening Evergreen.

This sits on a strip of coordinating ribbon.

Introduction to In Color Class - Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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

Don’t forget to check out my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BEAUTIFUL TREES DIESLAYERING CIRCLES DIESTURTLE FRIENDS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKSHADED SPRUCE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Introduction to In Color Class – Pale Papaya

My second project from this week’s Introduction to In Color Class is for Pale Papaya.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combines with Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider and Very Vanilla. Basic Gray is used for the sentiment.

This project uses the Iconic Dies for the bird and leaf. I’m really enjoying using these dies from the Annual Catalogue. They were a feature at a recent Card & (Your) Cuppa Class.

The Layering Diorama Dies and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder provide the piece to resemble a tree.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the bird die-cut shape is an outline, the infill piece is created by drawing round it and then cutting it out by hand. These two pieces are carefully glued together to finish the bird.

All of the pieces are layered, along with a sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. I wanted the project to have a ‘little bird told me’ vibe.

A swoosh of coordinating ribbon sits behind the die cut pieces.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, coordinating In Color Jewels add a touch of sparkle.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ICONIC DIESLAYERING DIORAMA DIESBARK 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)PALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Introduction to In Color Class – Fresh Freesia

Last night I held my annual Introduction to In Color Class.

At this class, the attendees make six cards. One in each new ‘In Color’ and one that is a combination of all of the new colours.

This is the Fresh Freesia project.

Introduction to In Color Class - Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the class is online, there is no shared access to stamps. The attendees receive a kit containing cardstock, envelopes, die-cut shapes, ribbons and a pack of In Color Jewels. They provide their own adhesives and scissors, plus Wink of Stella and sentiments and inks they wish to use.

For this project, Fresh Freesia is combined with Gorgeous Grape and Very Vanilla.

The die-cut shapes are from the Artistic Dies, with the flower from the Strawberry Builder Punch.

Introduction to In Color Class - Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My project also uses the Artisically Inked Stamp Set for this sentiment, which is bundled with the Artistic Dies in the new Annual Catalogue.

A length of coordinating In Color ribbon is looped behind the sentiment.

Each flower is given a coating of Wink of Stella before being added with Glue Dots.

Finally, the In Color Jewels provide the centres of each flower, plus a few smaller ones across the project.

Introduction to In Color Class - Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Booking for my next online evening class closes on 16th June. Why not join me? Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

If you were expecting my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video today, then please accept my apologies. My technology has been conspiring against me. Fingers crossed (and technology willing) it should return next week.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ARTISTICALLY INKED BUNDLE (ENGLISH)STRAWBERRY BUILDER PUNCHFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

An Elegantly Said In Color Happy Birthday

This bright card is the perfect way to say Happy Birthday.

An Elegantly Said In Color Happy Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It combines two of the new In Colors, Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia, with the also new Elegantly Said Bundle (Elegantly Said Stamp Set and Elegant Tag Punch).

These items can be found in the Annual Catalogue where you can find my inspiration for this project on Page 69.

Make sure you check out my new Tips, Tricks & Techniques videos, where my first tip was all about CASE-ing Stampin’ Up! publications, as I’ve done here.

Again, Polished Pink is outside of my comfort zone, but I know the recipient of this card likes pink.

I think this is my last very pink project for a while!

An Elegantly Said In Color Happy Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

First, the corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

The background is a mix of tone-on-tone stamping with the flower image. Then, using the White Ink Pad, the larger image is stamped over the top.

An Elegant Tag Punch shape has the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Vine Design Stamp Set added. Don’t forget about this and other items in the January-June Mini Catalogue!

Using Fresh Freesia, the tag also has tone-on-tone stamping added.

A bow using the Silver spool from the Simply Elegant Trim brings a touch of glimmer.

With a loop of the In Color Ribbon stuck onto the project, the sentiment is layered on top using Dimensionals.

An Elegantly Said In Color Happy Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, In Color Jewels add a touch more sparkle.

Why not join me at one of my online classes? Head to my Class Timetable for full details and to book your place.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday

A friend who is a fan of all things pink and sparkly had their 40th Birthday recently.

Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the new Annual Catalogue providing another pink in this year’s In Colors. I had plenty of pinks to choose from.

My colour combination is Polished Pink, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo and the project is version of this previous card. This project is a large A5 card.Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the flowers, I have used the In Bloom Bundle – In Bloom Stamp Set and Pierced Blooms Dies from the January-June Mini Catalogue.

The background is a combination of the In Bloom Stamp Set and the Forever Fern Stamp Set. Using a Sponge Dauber, I’ve also added touch of extra colour behind the flowers.

Vine Design provides the Happy Birthday sentiment and is cut out using the Messages Die, again, both are from the January-June Mini Catalogue.

Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A long length of the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack in Blushing Bride with a bow wraps around the card.

I’m not sure that you can see the huge amount of Wink of Stella I’ve used on the project to create a lot of sparkle. It is on the flowers and also dotted across the background too.

Finally, for a bit more sparkle, Rhinestones and In Color Jewels are added.

Why not join one of my classes to use items from the new Catalogue. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Soft Succulent

The final In Color sneak peek of the new In Colors for 2021-2023 is Soft Succulent.

Dragonfly Garden in Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As before, the project is made using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.

This is likely to become a go to colour on my desk.

Dragonfly Garden in Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait for you to see the sparkle on these new In Color Jewels up close.

Dragonfly Garden in Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Soft Succulent alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Soft Succulent

Here are all five together. Do you have a favourite?

In Color 2021-2023. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2021-2023

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me on Tuesday for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Polished Pink

You’ve now seen three of the five new In Colors for 2021-2023. The next is Polished Pink.

Dragonfly Garden in Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once again, I’ve made the same monochrome project in Polished Pink using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.

This new open weave ribbon is lovely and light, with a see-through centre and solid edges.

Dragonfly Garden in Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’re regular reader, you will know that I’m not a lover of pink, so it’s safe to say that out of these five In Colors, this isn’t my favourite! But, I know that some of you will love it.

However, despite my lacking of pink love, it won’t stop me from using it on lots of different projects.

Dragonfly Garden in Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Polished Pink alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Polished Pink

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me on Tuesday for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS