Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Just Black and White

As you know, I love a monochrome project, so I was delighted when a black and white project was requested.

Not wishing disappoint those regular Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees, I was happy to oblige with last week’s project.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With just a Basic Black and Basic White colour combination, I chose to use the Dragonfly Punch.

Small dragonflies are stuck onto the white layer up to a preferred point. Any overhanging pieces are then cut away. The dividing line is then covered by 3 lengths of Black Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using both a black and white shape from the Label Me Fancy Punch, these were layered. By cutting the black shape in half, this provided a wider layer for the white piece.

The large dragonfly is then given a coating of Wink of Stella for a touch of bling. The whole piece is raised up using Dimensionals.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Matte Black Dots are scattered across the bottom half of the project.

I have chosen to leave mine sentiment free for an any occasion card. I can add a sentiment of my choosing at a later date if I need to.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DRAGONFLIES PUNCHBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMATTE BLACK DOTSSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

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

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Pale Papaya

Following on from the sneak peeks of Evening Evergreen and Fresh Freesia, the next new In Color, in alphabetical order, is Pale Papaya.

Dragonfly Garden in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Again, I’ve made the same monochrome project in this next colour using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.

The central strip of DSP from the new In Color 6×6 DSP pack makes a great focal point.Dragonfly Garden in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Like Fresh Freesia, I think this colour will also become a firm favourite.

Dragonfly Garden in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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

Pale Papaya

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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PALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA 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: Fresh Freesia

Following on from yesterday’s introduction to Evening Evergreen, the next new In Color I’m sharing a sneak peek of is Fresh Freesia.

Dragonfly Garden in Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsIt’s exactly the same design as yesterday, using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalogue. Dragonfly Garden in Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I have a feeling this colour is going to become a firm favourite. It’s going to be a great colour for floral projects, butterflies and more.

Dragonfly Garden in Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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

Fresh Freesia

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 tomorrow for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA 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: Evening Evergreen

One of the perks of being a Demonstrator is being able to purchase a selection of items from each Catalogue before they go live.

With the new Catalogue launching in just 7 days time, I’ll be giving you a sneak peek of some new products, starting with the In Color Collection for 2021-2023.

Every year, Stampin’ Up! release 5 new colors. These In Colors stay for just 2 Catalogue cycles.

The first of this year’s new In Colors, in alphabetical order, is Evening Evergreen.Each new In Color will be in this design, a monochrome project using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle and Basic White. With the new In Color elements of ink, cardstock, DSP, ribbon and jewels. Dragonfly Garden in Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThe dragonfly is sitting on a Tailored Tag Punch shape. There’s a touch of Wink of Stella on the dragonfly wings and the pretty In Color Jewels to add some sparkle.Dragonfly Garden in Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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

Evening Evergreen

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 tomorrow for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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EVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN 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

Quite Curvy Bundle Birthday Card in Bermuda Bay

This pretty monochrome Bermuda Bay Birthday card uses the early release Quite Curvy Bundle from the new January-June Mini Catalogue.

Quite Curvy Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It also uses a new item that will be available in the upcoming SAB too. The fabulous Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP Pack is an item you’ll be able to earn for FREE during January and February 2021.

The wavy line is cut using the Curvy Dies. This piece is then stuck to the DSP.Quite Curvy Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment follows the curve, with a few leaves stamped in the corner.

The corners are given a round shape with the Detailed Trio Punch to match the curvy details.

Leaves are then cut from the dies using the different parts of the DSP to create varying shades of Bermuda Bay.

These stuck behind a Whisper White flower cut using the Small Bloom Punch.

Finally, Metallic Pearls coloured with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend are added to the project.

Quite Curvy Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Make sure you keep an eye out for when the Mini Catalogue goes live on 5th January.

In the meantime, take a look at the special offers.

Don’t forget to check out my online class timetable for 2021 too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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QUITE CURVY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BERMUDA BAY A4 CARDSTOCKBERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKDETAILED TRIO PUNCHSMALL BLOOM PUNCHMETALLIC PEARLSSTAMPIN' BLENDS BERMUDA BAY COMBO PACKSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Countdown to Christmas #12

My final project of my Countdown to Christmas series is Countdown to Christmas #12.

If you need a quick and simple Christmas Card that is simple to replicate in lots of different colours, then this is it!

One ink pad, matching cardstock, plus Whisper White or Very Vanilla, a couple of stamps, some punched shapes and a swish of ribbon is all you need.

Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this monochrome look, I’ve used Misty Moonlight and Just Jade.

Using the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set in first and second generation stamping, this creates a snowy background. You can leave yours blank, or use a different image.Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, I chose my focal image, a tree from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, stamping it three times. The Just Jade is tone-on-tone, Misty Moonlight onto Whisper White.

The important thing is to stamp 3 of these. Then either cut or punch them out like I have here using the co-ordinating Pine Tree Punch.

These are then stuck onto layered circles. You can use any shape for your layers. These are to help them stand out from the background.Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A loop of ribbon is then stuck behind where the circles will sit.

Finally, the centre piece is stuck on using Dimensionals.

Perfect for those moments when you receive a card from someone you’ve forgotten to send to!

Do you have a favourite?Countdown to Christmas #12. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This design is so simple to replicate using different stamp sets and shapes.

I also made some more using red for one design and pink for another. There aren’t any picture of those though!

Don’t forget to take a look at the Christmas items that are retiring and grab yourself a bargain.

Also, my classes for the first part of 2021 are open for booking. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers – Card 2

Yesterday, I shared a Birthday card I’d made for a teenager.

Here is the second project that appeared from the first.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Obviously, it uses the same colour combination of Mango Meloday and Basic Black.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project uses the cut out from the words from the first card to create the ‘HAPPY’ outline for this one.

It just needed a curve cutting into it, again using the Home Together Dies. If I’d thought earlier, both curves could have been cut at the same time from one piece.

Once again, the sentiment is from the Well Said Stamp Set with shaping on the end using the Banners Pick a Punch.Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love it when things like this happen in crafting.

Here are the two projects together.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers – Card 1

I mentioned previously that November is a busy month for Birthdays.

Here is the first of two cards for a pair of teenagers I have recently made. They were born within a few weeks of each other, so I normally create the same design for them.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

When I had the idea for the project, I didn’t realise that it was going to form a second project too. A kind of 2-for-1.

I choose a Basic Black and Mango Melody monochrome colour scheme.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the design is for a teenage boy, I chose to make it slightly abstract.

‘HAPPY’ is  cut from the Playful Alphabets Dies, with the curved line from the Home Together Dies. These dies are in the Year End Closeout Sale that begins today. Make sure you take a look at all the discounted items.

The Basic Black curved piece is stuck on top of the Mango Melody layer.

Then, ‘HAPPY’ is carefully glued along the curve using wet glue.

Finally, a sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set with ends shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch is added.

This Punch will not be available from 5th January, but will be back in May as it is carrying over to the 2021 Annual Catalogue. Check out all the items that will be taking a short break.

Two Cards For a Pair of Teenagers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back tomorrow to see the second project.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESHOME TOGETHER DIESWELL SAID CLING STAMP SET (EN)BASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKBANNERS PICK A PUNCHSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS