Saying Thank You with SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP

The fabulous SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP was the perfect background for my recent customer thank you cards.

SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

One of the sheets of the DSP cuts up perfectly into sections of daffodils that create a stunning card layer.

SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For my card I used the colours in the DSP. It’s actually Crushed Curry, not Daffodil Delight!, along with Pear Pizzazz and Evening Evergreen stamping.

SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the DSP does all the hard work, all I needed to do was add a sentiment from the Wildflower Path Stamp Set. Wildflower Path is from the new January-June Mini Catalogue. This sits on a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim.

If you place an order with me during January, you will be in my next batch of people to receive a thank you card from me.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DAFFODIL AFTERNOON 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERWILDFLOWER PATH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)CRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Grunge and Daisies

I was asked for a grunge project, so last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project complied.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and VeryVanilla, with Real Red for a of colour.

To start, the edges of the Soft Suede layer are distressed using an emery board, then inked in Crumb Cake with a Sponge Dauber.

Next, the Very Vanilla layer is scrunched several times. This is also then inked, distressed with an emery board, and inked again.

The layers are stuck to the project at an angle, only sticking in the middle to allow the edges to curl.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the daisies, cut from the Daisy Punch and Medium Daisy Punch, these are inked on both sides using a Sponge Dauber. By pressing in the middle, it gives a darker effect in the centre, then lightly adding a touch of Crumb Cake along the petals.

The daisies are then scrunched several times to allow the fibres to soften. Then the cardstock is very carefully split into two. These are inked with Real Red to give a touch of colour, before sticking the two pieces of each daisy together. They are now have a really delicate feel.

Leaves from the Tulip Builder Punch are also scrunched and inked around the edges. A small dragonfly is cut from the Dragonflies Punch.

Everything is then assembled on the project.

My sentiment is from the Strong of Heart Stamp Set, on the current Last Chance List. It sits on a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim and looped piece of Baker’s Twine.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of sparkle.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STRONG OF HEART CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DAISY PUNCHMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHDRAGONFLIES PUNCHTULIP BUILDER PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4REAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSPONGE DAUBERSVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

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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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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MEADOW DIESTIMEWORN TYPE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Vintage Style Quiet Meadow

When I was flicking through my new Annual Catalogue to make my pre-order list, several products jumped out at me.

One of these was the gorgeous Quiet Meadow Bundle (Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and Meadow Dies).

Vintage Style Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I had, and still have, so many project ideas for this bundle running round my head that I couldn’t wait to use it when it arrived.

The first project I made was this vintage style card in more sepia tones.

It uses Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Soft Suede for the cardstock and stamping.

The background has Sponge Dauber inking to soften the edges.

Using Watercolor Pencils, the flower was coloured in Early Espresso and Whisper White.

Vintage Style Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Two cute tags were cut using the dies with the Crumb Cake stamped and coloured.

Lengths of Scalloped Lace Trim, Faux Suede Trim and Crumb Cake from the new Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack add a pretty finishing touch.

Vintage Style Quiet Meadow. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As this is the first of a handful of projects I made using this Bundle, more will follow.

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This Stamp Set is a strong contender for a future Stamp Set of the Month Class. Watch this space for more details. Head to my Class Timetable for details of my online classes.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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QUIET MEADOW BUNDLE (ENGLISH)CRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWATERCOLOR PENCILSSPONGE DAUBERSEARLY ESPRESSO 1/4" (6.4 MM) FAUX SUEDE TRIMVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEAL+MINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Brilliant Wings Dies

I was asked for a project using the new early release butterflies, so that is the design for last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa class.

Brilliant Wings Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The new Butterfly Brilliance Bundle (Brilliant Wings Dies and co-ordinating Stamp Set), along with the time-limited Natural Touch Specialty Paper make a card suitable for any occasion.

Using Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla, the colour combination works really well together.

The Very Vanilla butterflies from the Brilliant Wings Dies are stuck onto the DSP. Cutting away any overhang makes them look like they are flying off the page.

Next, the Scallop Lace Trim is added across the DSP to give another layer of texture.Brilliant Wings Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Looping the length of Linen Thread, this is attached using a glue dot to hold it in place.

After giving the Mint Macaron butterfly a coating of Wink of Stella, it is attached using Dimensionals.

Finally, Champagne Rhinestones are added to the project for some added sparkle.I can’t wait to recreate this project in different colour ways.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BRILLIANT WINGS DIESNATURAL TOUCH SPECIALTY PAPERMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHLINEN THREADVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEAL+MINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSFINE-TIP GLUE PEN

Countdown to Christmas #4

For Countdown to Christmas #4 I’ve created a project with a vintage feel.

Countdown to Christmas #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla creates something a bit different to the normal greens and reds.

A tree from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set is stamped tone-on-tone onto the background.

If you’re making a batch of these, my top tip would be to stamp a whole sheet with trees and then cut it to the size you need.

Three trees are stamped onto a separate piece and then cut out using the matching Pine Tree Punch.

Countdown to Christmas #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Lengths of Early Espresso Ribbon and Scalloped Lace Trim lay wrap around the stamped layer.

These co-ordinate with the circles that sit on top of them.Countdown to Christmas #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the three trees are stuck onto the circles and the whole piece is raised using Dimensionals.

This is a great project for creating in bulk. You could also add embellishments or sparkle too.

If you want to join me in creating some Special Christmas Cards, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PERFECTLY PLAID PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)PINE TREE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO 1/4" (6.4 MM) FAUX SUEDE TRIMVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Embossed Circles

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I made a non-stamping version of a recent project.

Embossed Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you can see, this version uses embossed circles and die-cut leaves.

Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride and Early Espresso, along with Very Vanilla are once again my colour combination.

Sponge daubers and ink create a vintage look across the Very Vanilla cardstock. The attendees were free to use Sponge Daubers and their own inks for this. They also provided a sentiment of their choice.

Embossed Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Forever Flourishing Dies provide the Pumpkin Pie leaves as the first part of the various layers.

Next, the three embossed circles are stuck down. These have been given texture using the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folders and Greenery Embossing Folders.

The sentiment, mine is from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set, then has a strip of Scallop Lace Trim stuck to the back of it.

Using Mini Dimensionals, the sentiment is raised off the project.

Embossed Circles. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, three Champagne Rhinestones add some bling. They co-ordinate really well with the colours of the card.

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FOREVER FLOURISHING DIESGREENERY EMBOSSING FOLDERSWRAPPED IN TEXTURE EMBOSSING FOLDERSBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIM1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Very Versailles and Circle Punches

Due to the Bank Holiday, there wasn’t a Card & (Your) Cuppa session last week, so I’m sharing this project made with Very Versailles and Circle Punches instead.

It’s loosely based on the projects on Page 114 of the Annual Catalogue.

My colour combination is Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade, with Early Espresso as the accent colour.

The stunning branch image is stamped on the background, with Blushing Bride and Early Espresso used with Sponge Daubers to distress the edges.

A combination of various generations of stamping for the other images create the different depths of colour. Circle Punches cut out these pieces. This trio of circles is then layered in size order.

Very Versailles and Circle Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set has a piece of pretty Scalloped Lace Trim stuck to the back.

This is then stuck onto the project with Mini Dimensionals.

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones add some sparkle. These co-ordinate really well with the Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso colours.

Very Versailles and Circle Punches. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I haven’t played with Very Versailles for a while, it was nice to stamp with it again.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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VERY VERSAILLES CLING STAMP SETBUTTERFLY GALA PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMSPONGE DAUBERSCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEAL+MINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Abstract Butterflies

My 6th and final project from my recent Abstract/Shapes Papercrafting Class is this abstract butterflies card.

Abstract Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the items in this project are from the Annual Catalogue.

I chose the fabulous colour combination of Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla.

Using strips of the cardstock, these layer across the card at various points, with the ends shaped as required. For speed, a punch to cut the ends is a much easier option.

It is really quick and easy to make and doesn’t use much cardstock either, so you can make lots from a few sheets. The hardest decision is your colour combination!

Abstract Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Strips of the co-ordinating In Color Ribbon, plus Lace Trim are also added to create more texture.

Butterflies, cut using the Butterfly Duet Punch are stuck together down the centre and the wings curled upwards. Then, a length of Linen Thread is looped round to make the antennae. These add even more texture and add a slightly rustic feel.

The butterflies are stuck onto layered circles, before this section is stuck to the project using Dimensionals. Try to place the Dimensionals onto card, rather than ribbon, as it gives them something firm to attach to.

Abstract Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are dotted around to give a finishing touch.

This abstract butterflies design is definitely one you’ll be seeing a lot more of from me. I’ll be making variations of it in different colours and patterns.

Here are all 6 projects. Do you have a favourite?

Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs A Project Full of Holes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs A Very Versatile Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Essential Tag Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Yellow, Orange and Red Small Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Abstract Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BUTTERFLY DUET PUNCHRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4ROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHLINEN THREADROCOCO ROSE 1/2" (1.3 CM) SCALLOPED LINEN RIBBONVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Mystery Pack – Three Little Birds

Last week’s Mystery Pack contained three little birds, along with lots of other items with which to make a card.

As well as these items, the recipients could use Wink of Stella and a sentiment, plus scissors and adhesives.

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use three colours from the In Color Collection 2019-2021 with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Here is the project I made from some of the items. I’ve put together a video of how I made this project.

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Itty Bitty Birds Stamp Set and Rococo Rose ink to co-ordinate with the other In Colors in the project. My thinking behind the sentiment was ‘they say it’s your Birthday’ is similar to ‘a little bird told me’!

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The centre bird is covered with Wink of Stella, as well as raised up on Dimensionals to make it the focal point.

Mystery Pack - Three Little Birds. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Some of these items are on the retiring list. Make sure you get your hands on your favourites before they disappear for good.

Why not order a Mystery Pack for yourself? Head to my Social Isolation Classes page for full details of the classes and packs I’m offering at this time.

 

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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WELL WRITTEN DIESSPRIG PUNCH1" (2.5 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH1 3/8" (3.5 CM) SCALLOP CIRCLE PUNCHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMPURPLE POSY A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKSEASIDE SPRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4VERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKPEARL BASIC JEWELSITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSNAIL ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS