BYO Stamps – Stripes from the Waterfront Stamp Set

How is it July already? Where has the year gone?

For my recent BYO Stamps class, all of the projects used the same stamp set. Today, I’m sharing how we made stripes from the Waterfront Stamp Set.

Stripes from the Waterfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is similar to a project I made previously, just with different colours.

I like monochrome projects, but this is actually Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral and Terracotta Tile. As the Terracotta Tile ribbon is quite close in colour to the Calypso Coral stamping, I was able to stick to using inks from the Subtles Collection.

Although there aren’t any stripe stamps in the Waterfront Stamp Set, if you look at the images, one of them resembles a stripe. Just because it looks like water or a strip of land, doesn’t mean that is all it should be! I love using stamps in a completely different way.

Stripes from the Waterfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve created stripes here by spacing them evenly across the page. You could make diagonals, a cross-hatch pattern, or just randomly stamp on your cardstock. There are lots of different options.

The ribbon then hides the top of the stamping to create two distinct parts of the project. On this separation line, three flowers from the Small Bloom Punch are stuck onto shapes from the Layering Circles Dies.

Finally, three Rhinestones add some bling.

Stripes from the Waterfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not use a sentiment in place of the flowers, or place one in the top corner? Alternatively, it can stay sentiment-free. That’s the beauty of crafting, the choice is yours!

I think a batch of these in different colours would make a lovely gift to send to someone.

You can order your Waterfront Stamp Set, along with other items from the Annual Catalogue from my 24/7 Online Store by clicking on the links below.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BYO Stamps – So Saffron and Balmy Blue By the Dock

This So Saffron and Balmy Blue By the Dock scene is a project from a previous BYO Stamps session. It’s my interpretation of a picture from the old Annual Catalogue.

Balmy Blue By the Dock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Early Espresso, the only inkpad used in this project, two images from the By the Dock Stamp Set are stamped on the So Saffron pieces. One is on the background piece, the other on the circle. These images are coloured with a mix of Blender Pens and Watercolor Pencils. I’ve used colour for the circle as this is the focus, rather than the background.

Strips of Linen Thread are then wrapped at the top and bottom of the background So Saffron piece and Balmy Blue layers. I like how this gives it a more nautical or rustic style.

Balmy Blue By the Dock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set is stamped onto a shape cut from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. This is layered onto the So Saffron Circle and the Crumb Cake ring using Dimensionals.

The front circle is then added using Tear & Tape for a strong fix. You can see how the layers are built using Dimensionals in the picture below.

Balmy Blue By the Dock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join me at a future BYO Stamps session. I design three projects, you then recreate those using the stamps and inks you have at home, using as much tuition as you like from me during the live ZOOM class. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Don’t forget to take a look at the new Annual Catalogue and the offers available this month.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Punch Art Easter Lamb

How cute is this punch art Easter lamb? It’s one of the projects from my Children’s Card Making Kits.

Punch art Easter Lamb. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I designed two Easter cards for the kit and this is the first. These Children’s Card Making Kits are part of my Social Isolation Classes offering, currently replacing my regular face-to-face Card & Cuppa for Children Classes I would have been holding during the Easter holidays.

Although the project is designed with children in mind, it’s a perfect project for anyone to create!

Balmy Blue Sky, Garden Green Grass and a Daffodil Delight sun are joined by a Basic Black and Whisper White lamb.

Punch art Easter Lamb. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Quite a collection of punches are used from Circle to Layering Circles Dies, there’s even Balloon Bouquet and Elephant Builder Punches used too. You’ll notice that it also uses the Small Bloom Punch from SAB that isn’t currently available. But, fingers crossed it will be making an appearance in the Catalogue again soon.

Punch art Easter Lamb. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project has an accompanying craft-along video that you can join in with too, where I take you through all the steps to make this punch art Easter lamb.

I hope you enjoy the project. Pop back soon to see the other card from this Easter Kit.

To join in with any of my classes, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Special Christmas Cards: Rustic Wreath

The second of my Special Christmas Cards is this traditional rustic wreath.

Rustic Wreath. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s made with a combination of leaf punches, die-cut circles and scallops, plus lots of different adhesives!

The main colours are Garden Green and Crumb Cake, with Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Gold, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

Rustic Wreath. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Snowflakes are from the Christmas Countdown and Colorful Season Stamp Sets, leaf image from Painted Harvest and Snowman Season provides the sentiment.

Two ‘sandwiches’ of leaves are created using scallop circle die-cuts from the Layering Circles Dies. The sandwiches are layered together using Dimensionals to create depth. The scallop circle die-cuts are then hidden beneath the Gold scallop die-cut.

The Triple Banner Punch shapes the ends of the sentiment.

Rustic Wreath. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To continue the rustic look, a length of Burlap Ribbon is placed behind the wreath.

Pearls coloured with a Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend pen create some berries to finish the look.

Why not join us for a Papercrafting Class in 2020. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Final Card & Cuppa of 2018 – Christmas Wreath

Last week’s Card & Cuppa was the final class project of 2018. It was the third of our special Christmas Cards too.

This stunning wreath was made using the fabulous Sprig Punch.

Christmas Wreath using Sprig Punch from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Garden Green and Real Red with the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set make the centre sentiment, while Garden Green and Old Olive create the wreath.

Every attendee had a choice of which colour Foil Sheet they used for their background layer. This colour was also the colour of the additional leaves in the wreath. They also chose from a selection of base card colours too.

Christmas Wreath using Sprig Punch from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A tip for this wreath is to scrunch the leaves first to add extra depth.

Crumb Cake Ribbon in a ‘bunny ears’ style bow then adds that extra Christmas feel, and finally Pearls to complete the look.

Christmas Wreath using Sprig Punch from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s Card & Cuppa projects. There are more to come in 2019 and classes begin again w/c 7th January. Make sure you book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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In Color 50th

Today I’m going to share an In Color 50th Birthday Card I made for a lovely lady.

In Color 50th Birthday Card. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I decided to use Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink from last year’s In Color Collection. This combinations works really well together, especially teamed teamed with Whisper White for a crisp and fresh look.

Oh So Eclectic is my Stamp Set of choice, along with the co-ordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. For the sentiment I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and the Layering Circles Framelits.

In Color 50th Birthday Card. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each flower is stamped and die cut, with a top layer also die cut. These are then stuck together.

As the Birthday was a 50th, additional accents just had to be in Gold, with Mini Sequin Trim and Faceted Gems.

The pieces are then all layered together to create depth.

In Color 50th Birthday Card. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the recipient lives in Cyprus, I was lucky that they were visiting family in the UK for their Birthday and was therefore able to send it to them. I’m happy to report they were very happy with their card.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Introducing Grapefruit Grove

Here’s another project from my recent In Color Introduction class and this project is introducing Grapefruit Grove. You’ll have seen me use the colour previously.

Introducing Grapefruit Grove. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This uses the new Rooted in Nature Bundle from the Nature’s Poem Suite in the Annual Catalogue. It’s one of those sets that grabbed my attention straight away and I knew it just had to fall into my basket!

Here we’ve used the leaves from the Stamp Set and stamped them in Grapefruit Grove.

Using the co-ordinating Nature’s Root Framelit we’ve cut the smaller leaves and both embossed and cut the feature leaves. The texture these have is really stunning.

Introducing Grapefruit Grove. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Happy Birthday Gorgeous provides the sentiment and it sits in a circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits and a layer from the Layering Circles Framelits.

These all sit on a strip of matching Grapefruit Grove ribbon.

Introducing Grapefruit Grove. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love the colour combination of this project with Grapefruit Grove, Pool Party and Merry Merlot. It’s not the usual colour scheme you would use for leaves but I’m really pleased with how it came out.

It’s great to experiment with unusual colour combinations or change from what is perceived to be the norm.

To join us at a future class, check out my class timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Thanks for helping me nail it!

This ‘Thank you’ card is for some very lovely ladies who have helped me to ‘nail it’ and add another skill string to my creative bow.

I’ve recently been taking courses in something that has interested me for a number of years. I can now happily announce that I am able to perform manicures and pedicures using both gel and regular nail polish.

I’ll explain a bit more at the end of this post, but first, the card I made for the fabulous tutors.

Thank you card using Touches of Texture Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

The card uses a mixture of old and new. Touches of Texture Stamp Set is combined with Pool Party, returning Blackberry Bliss and new Highland Heather. I’m really liking this classy colour combination.

Firstly I created the soft background of texture and flowers. I then stamped the stem of flowers and fill-in pieces before die cutting the image and layer.

The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners and punched using the 1″ Circle Punch.

Thank you card using Touches of Texture Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

In the picture below you can see the Rhinestones in the centre of the flowers as a finishing touch. There is also Wink of Stella on the background flowers, but it doesn’t show up here.

Thank you card using Touches of Texture Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Project designed by Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

Now back to nails. I’ll be setting up as a mobile nail technician working locally and will be able to provide more details when I’m up and running.

Just to confirm, this is as well as Stampin’ Up! The nails are a second strand to my business.

There are also lots of Papercraft & Pampering ideas running through my head so be sure to watch this space.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Inspired by Canada and Dots

Due to the Bank Holiday, there wasn’t a new Card & Cuppa project for last week, the ladies who had their class cancelled due to snow finally got to make THIS project.

In light of this, I’m sharing some more projects from my recent Waterfront Stamp Set class instead.

Here are the next two, again inspired by places I’ve been.

First we have a design inspired by Canada.

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

The reflection is made by stamping onto a cello bag and then transferring the image. Next it’s the mountains and carefully lining up the trunks of the trees with the reflection.

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

A combination of Perfect Plum, Tranquil Tide and Soft Sky make this a calming scene.

‘For You’ is from the Banner for You Stamp Set and it works really nicely with classic label shapes.

Next we have ‘Dots’.  This bright project is inspired by the fun times you can have on holiday, and possibly the bubbles in some drinks!

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses a version of the Eclipse technique where a shape is cut out of a piece and is then put back into place.

The sun makes the dots by stamping in Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise across the piece.  Splats are then stamped over the project. A sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday is then added before being cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Waterfront Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

A strip of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and a Tempting Turquoise layer are put into place before replacing the circle, making sure to line up the image.

Do you have a favourite project so far?

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Turning 12

Over the past few weeks both my Nephew and ‘honorary’ Nephew had Birthdays.

As they were turning 12, I made them both bright and cheery cards.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years with HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used Lemon Lime Twist with Emerald Envy as the colour palette with Number of Years as the ’12’. I find this stamp set more and more useful every time I use it.

Random dots from Playful Backgrounds gives this version of the card a great background to set off the bannered sentiment.

A quick and easy card with a pre-teen feel.

Don’t forget the Year-End Sale event.  Lots of items at reduced prices while stocks last.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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