Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Parakeet Party

The next In Color I’m saying ‘hello’ to is Parakeet Party.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I think this is one of my favourites of the new In Colors from the new Annual Catalogue.

Following on from the Orchid Oasis project, here is another monochrome card in the same design.

I love using monochrome designs to show off a colour. You can see how vibrant and zingy this one is.

Again, this project uses the coordinating In Color DSP stack for the diagonal strip, following the pattern line for the angle.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon hides the join.

A square, cut using the new Stylish Shapes Dies sits in a diamond shape, once again following the lines of the DSP.

This has a leaf from the Forever Fern Stamp Set cut out with the Greenery Dies sitting on top.

Finally, coordinating In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Being sentiment free, this card can be used for any occasion. It could also have a sentiment added just before it is sent.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Parakeet Party. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

 

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)FOREVER FLOURISHING DIESSTYLISH SHAPES DIESPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY 1/8" (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – New Sending Dies

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class, the project used the new Sending Dies from the Annual Catalogue. My project is inspired by page 27.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Soft Sea Foam, Fresh Freesia and Blushing Bride as my colour combination, teamed with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Stitched Greenery Die provides the background and has a piece cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies, also new in the Annual Catalogue.

This sits on top of the Crumb Cake Circle. Leaves and flowers from the Sending Dies are layered behind the sentiment circle, along with a looped piece of Linen Thread. The Artistically Inked Stamp Set provides the sentiment.

There is a coordinating Stamp Set that goes with the Dies, so be sure to take a look at page 14 for details of the discounted bundle.

Finally, the smaller flowers are given a coat of Wink of Stella and stuck to the project using Glue Dots. Polished Dots then provide the flower centres.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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SENDING DIES (ENGLISH)STYLISH SHAPES DIESSTITCHED GREENERY DIEARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPOLISHED DOTSLINEN THREADGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Orchid Oasis

Stampin’ Up! add five new ‘In Colors’ to their range each year that stay for two years.

This year, I’m introducing them in alphabetical order, so first up is Orchid Oasis.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I love monochrome projects, so I teamed the Orchid Oasis products with Basic White.

A piece of the In Color DSP Stack is cut on the diagonal, with the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon across the join.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

One of the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set is cut out using the Brilliant Wings Dies. It is then given a touch of sparkle with Wink of Stella.

The butterfly sits on a circle cut from the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, three different shades of the In color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great any occasion card as it can either be left as it is, or have a sentiment added at a later date.

It is also really quick and easy to make and you could create a batch really easily.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Check back in a few days for the next In Color.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP SETBRILLIANT WINGS DIESBEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESORCHID OASIS A4 CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERORCHID OASIS 1/8" (3.2 MM) WOVEN METALLIC RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSH2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Class: Christmas Card Club (June-November)

Want to get ahead with your Christmas crafting in your own time?

From June to November, my Christmas Card Club will run.

Receive a kit in the post each month containing the items* you need to create two Christmas cards. You will create the cards in your own time using the instructional video provided.

The design will change each month, so there’s the opportunity to make six different designs from June to November.

With an I Want It All option for those who book for the full six months in advance, Pay As You Go, and the opportunity to add extra cards each month too, you can get ahead with your Christmas crafting in your own way.

Please note, this is an EXTRA opportunity to craft and will not replace my Crack Your Christmas Cards or Special Christmas Cards classes.


There are two options for Christmas Card Club:

Option 1: Pay As You Go (PAYG)
£7.50 a month (June-November)

Each month you book for, you will receive:

– A class kit posted to you, containing the items needed to create 2 identical Christmas Cards (cardstock, envelopes, ribbons, embellishments etc*)
The cards will be pre-designed by Karen and will be post friendly when made.
– An email containing a link to a short instructional video for the month (videos will go live on 25th of each month).

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* You will need to provide:
– Scissors
– Adhesives
– Any sentiments and inkpads you wish to use
– Wink of Stella (if you want to add sparkle).

Due to Stampin’ Up! rules, kits will NOT include stamped items.

Option 2: I Want It All (IWIA)
£40.00 Book in advance (by 9th June) for the FULL six months

You will receive the same class kits as above, over a six month period, at a discounted price for booking in advance.

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Extras
£1.50 each

Extra cards: Add 1, 2, 3 or more extra cards each month.
Extra cards MUST be added by the booking deadline each month.


Please note: these are projects that you will create in your own time, using the instructional video provided for each month you have booked.

Book your place by 18:00 on the following dates:

June – Thursday 9th June 2022 (if you would like the I Want It All Option, please use the booking form for June ONLY and indicate that option when booking)
July – Saturday 9th July 2022
August – Tuesday 9th August 2022
September – Friday 9th September 2022
October – Sunday 9th October 2022
November – Wednesday 9th November 2022.

Select your preferred options when booking.

Please note: In order to make the booking system work, the bookings are under the 25th of each month at 09:00

All abilities welcome.

UK Mainland ONLY.

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sun Prints Suite Collection

After a three week break due to Bank Holidays and my own holiday, Card & (Your) Cuppa returned with this pretty project.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is inspired by the projects on Page 92 of the new Annual Catalogue.

This card uses items from the Sun Prints Suite Collection (Nature’s Prints Stamp Set, Natural Prints Dies, Sun Prints DSP, Fern 3D Embossing Folder).

The colours in the DSP are the reasons for my colour combination of Gray Granite, Night of Navy and Basic White.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the shape of the sentiment piece, cut from the Natural Prints Dies, it is drawn round to mirror the shape onto the piece of DSP.

The DSP is stuck to the embossed piece of Basic White cardstock.

A sentiment from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set in Night of Navy has die cut leaves stuck both under and on top of it.

Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon is stuck behind it, before it is attached using Dimensionals.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones are dotted across the project.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SUN PRINTS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)NIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRAY GRANITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBONGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – A Cascade of Berry Blooms

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this pretty cascade of flowers.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination of Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss, with Basic White was a berry (sorry!) good mix.

Using one of the Heart & Home Doilies as a mask, and a Blending Brush, a pretty background came to life. The doilies are from the Mini Catalogue and come in a pack of 30, so there are plenty to use for different things.

This piece and the layer were stuck angles to the basecard.

Using the Flowers & Leaves Punch, each flower has two layers that are coloured using a Blending Brush, given a gentle scrunch and then stuck together.

Leaves from the Bough Punch, again from the Mini Catalogue, are added to to the piece and the flowers arranged in a cascade.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set sits on double layered ruffle. This is made from the Frayed Ribbon.

Finally, Iridescent Rhinestones are set into the centre of each flower to add a touch of sparkle.

Cascade of Berry Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to make this project in different colours. My thoughts are blues and also sepia tones for a vintage look.

Don’t forget that items on the Last Chance list are only available for a few more weeks, while stocks last.

My annual Introduction to In Color Class is also open for bookings. Be sure to book your place.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFLOWERS & LEAVES PUNCHBOUGH PUNCHBLACKBERRY BLISS A4 CARDSTOCKBLACKBERRY BLISS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKHEART & HOME DOILIESBLENDING BRUSHESWHITE 3/4" (1.9 CM) FRAYED RIBBONIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Class: Weds 8th June (Introduction to In Color)

Every year, Stampin’ Up! release 5 new colours to the ‘In Color’ Collection. This is your chance to get your hands on them and use some new products too.

At this class, you will make 6 cards, one for each colour in the new In Color 2022-2024 Collection, and one that combines them all.

  • Wednesday 8th June 2022
  • 19:00-21:45
  • ‘Introduction to In Color’ Papercrafting Class
  • Online over ZOOM

The six cards will be pre-designed by Karen and you will then recreate the designs during the class.

The new colours are Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis.


Projects from last year’s ‘Introduction to In Color’ Class are shown below.
Introduction to In Color Class - Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Introduction to In Color Class - Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Introduction to In Color Class - Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Working With Stripes

For information, these are the projects from last year’s ‘Introduction to In Color’ Class.
Projects for year’s class may differ.
Due to Stampin’ Up! rules, kits will NOT include stamped items.
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Class
£25 per person

Your Class Kit includes:
– All items (cardstock, envelopes, etc to make 6 projects)
– Instruction (via Class ZOOM session, or link to short video on how to make the projects after class has taken place)

PLUS:
– 2.5 metres of ribbon/twine (1/2 metre of each new In Color 2022-2024 Ribbon/Twine)
– 1 pack 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots (pack of 150, worth £7.50)

Please see list below for items YOU will need to provide *

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Please arrange to collect your class kit from me.
If you require your kit to be posted, there will be an additional fee of £2.50 to cover the cost.

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* You’ll need to provide the following:
– Scissors
– Adhesives
– Any sentiments you wish to use
– Basic Gray/Black Ink Pad, or equivalent (for sentiments), or other colours if preferred
– Wink of Stella (if you want to add sparkle).

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This is an online class provided over ZOOM. The link will be sent to attendees nearer the time.

If you can’t attend this date, please let me know. I can either arrange a different date (if there is enough interest), or provide instructions on the various steps.

Book your place by Wednesday 11th May 2022 at 18:00.
Select your preferred option – Post or Collect when booking. There will be an additional cost of £2.50 for postage.

Please note: There will be a quick turn round between the class closing date and payment required date.
If there are sufficient attendees booked to allow the class to proceed, an email requesting payment will be sent, and payment will be required shortly after the class closing date.

This is to allow for items to be ordered, delivered to me, packs to be prepared, and then on to you in time for Class. Please note, items are currently taking longer to arrive from the SU! European Warehouse. See here for more details.

If you are collecting your pack from Karen, this will need to be pre-arranged.

A minimum number of attendees are required for the class to proceed.

All abilities welcome.

UK Mainland ONLY.

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hexagons Galore

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project consisted of hexagons galore, in a range of sizes and colours.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My starting point was the Abstract Beauty DSP and the Beautiful Shapes Dies from the Mini Catalogue.

As the DSP has several different colours, I chose to use a Thick Basic White basecard and a Basic Black layer. This gives an almost blank canvas for the different colours of the DSP to work with.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each hexagon was arranged on the piece and any overhang cut away.

A swoosh of the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon then sits behind the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. This is also cut out using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, clusters of the coordinating Adhesive-Backed Hexagons are placed across the project.

Hexagons Galore. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a really quick and simple project and can easily be replicated. The longest part is cutting out the pieces and deciding which side of the DSP to use and where you want the shapes to go!

While none of the items on this project are on the Last Chance list, make sure you don’t miss out getting your hands on other products that are retiring. Only available until 2nd May, while stocks last.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Beautiful Scenes with the Oceanfront Stamp Set

This fabulous card, made using the Oceanfront Stamp Set is inspired by the Mini Catalogue.

Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I saw the project on page 39 and set about recreating it, with a HIPPOFROG Designs twist of course!

My colour combination is Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue, for the rocks, shore and sea. Then, I’ve used stamped off Pale Papaya and So Saffron for the sky.

The grasses are Garden Green and Early Espresso. All onto a Basic White background.

Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As per the Mini Catalogue, I have fussy cut the rocks and these are raised up on Dimensionals to give some depth.

For the sentiment, I chose ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. This is set on top of loops of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack,.

I think the loops look like the sun, so I added some very subtle tone on tone ray/reflection stamping down the page, using the splatter stamp.Oceanfront Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m really pleased with how this project turned out and have many more ideas running through my head on what I can do with this pretty Oceanfront Stamp Set.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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