FREE Textures & Frames Stamp Set

As you know, I love a stamp set with lots of different abstract shapes and designs.

Textures & Frames. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This fabulous new Textures & Frames Stamp Set just had to jump into my shopping basket as one of my FREE Sale-a-Bration (SAB) items.

SAB started yesterday and runs until the end of September. There is a FREE SAB item for every £45 spend. Plus FREE items for joining my team as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during SAB too.

My colours of Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and Night of Navy, with Basic White are a great neutral combination.

Each image was stamped randomly over the page, some in first and some in second generation stamping. Only the central shape was stamped with a position in mind.

Textures & Frames. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the sentiment, I used the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set and cut the edges to mirror the angles of the box.

Just a small swoosh of Basic White Twine from the Essentials Pack sits behind it.

Textures & Frames. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A few Mini Dimensionals raise the sentiment up to make it stand out.

This would be a great project for batch production. You could stamp a whole sheet with the random pattern and then just cut it into pieces for the cards.

Why not make a few with different sentiments and give them as a gift?

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

TEXTURES & FRAMES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Happy New Mini Catalogue & SAB

It’s finally the day that the July-December Mini Catalogue AND the second SAB of the year goes live.

Happy New Mini Catalogue & SAB. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All those on my mailing list to receive postal catalogues, recently received some happy mail from me.

With every Catalogue, I send out a card that uses products from the new publication.

This any occasion card uses the new Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set. It is also available as a Bundle with coordinating Dies.

Happy New Mini Catalogue & SAB. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Bumblebee, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler, all inspired by the new Matte Decorative Dots pack.

To begin, I masked a section of the Very Vanilla card and used a Blending Brush with Old Olive ink to lighly colour a background stripe. Then, I stamped the ‘splat’ pattern onto the same section.

After removing my masking, the leaves were then stamped.

Happy New Mini Catalogue & SAB. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some of the Matte Decorative Dots are added to the project.

I have two SSOTM Classes planned for September and October, with the September Class using this Stamp Set. It’s also my Mostly Men class too. Make sure you 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

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

GORGEOUS LEAVES CLING STAMP SETDECORATIVE MATTE DOTSBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCHERRY COBBLER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSTAMPIN' SEAL

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Floral Squares Dies

My Floral Squares Dies had their first outing at last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class.

Floral Squares Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Very Vanilla for the basecard and squares, with Soft Succulent as my background colour. Additional splashes of colour were from Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink, from this year’s In Color Collection. They were joined by So Saffron.

Floral Squares Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each square has a backing piece of Soft Succulent 6×6 DSP, to help separate them from the background.

Then, the colourful flower pieces are given a coating of Wink of Stella before they are added to each square.

My sentiment, from the Art Gallery Stamp Set has loops of ribbon at each end.

Loose Flower Flourishes in the three flower In Colors are then attached.

Floral Squares Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are stuck to the centre of some of the flowers.

I think this project would look really great in monochrome.  I’ll add it to my list of things to try!

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

FLORAL SQUARES DIES2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONLOOSE FLOWER FLOURISHESPEARL BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTS

A No Stamping Project

For this card, there is no stamping to be found. It uses DSP as the background, and dies for the sentiment instead.

A No Stamping Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The main colour is Mint Macaron, taken from the Hand-Penned DSP backgroud piece. I’ve then paired it with Just Jade. There is some Basic White too, to coordinate with the stripes in the paper.

Shapes from the Layering Circles Dies provide the background for my sentiment.

A No Stamping Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is from the Floral Gallery Dies and this sits on top of my circles. I found carefully using small dots of Multipurpose Glue worked, but you could use Fine-Tip Glue or Adhesive Sheets.

There are two pieces jutting out from beneath the circles and this is also a shape from the Floral Gallery Dies. I’ve just cut it in half to create two.

Using Dimensionals, the sentiment piece is raised up in the centre.

A No Stamping Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, I’ve added some Genial Gems, also in Mint Macaron to just add a very tiny touch of sparkle.

This is a great neutral project and perfect for any occasion. It’s my first time using the ‘just want to say’ from the dies and it won’t be my last. I’ve got a few ideas bouncing around my head now!

Don’t forget that the DSP Special Offer ends TODAY. Make sure you don’t miss out on getting your hands on some discounted pretty paper!

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

FLORAL GALLERY DIESLAYERING CIRCLES DIESHAND-PENNED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKGENIAL GEMSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards

My favourite time of the month as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is sending Thank You cards to those who shopped with me the month before.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is my card for my June Customers.

It uses items from the Hand-Penned Suite, with the Hand-Penned DSP as the focus.

The fabulous DSP is on Special Offer until 2nd August. Make sure you grab yourself a pack or two before the offer ends.

For my colour combination, I picked Pale Papaya and Basic White from the DSP, with a Black sentiment. As there are a few colours in the DSP, I wanted to keep the colours I used to a minimum.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Penned Flowers Dies from the Suite, I scalloped the edge of the DSP.

The sentiment is from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and I’ve stamped a few extra flowers around it.

This is cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

Lengths of the coordinating In Color Ribbon are crossed behind it.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Genial Gems, also from the Suite are dotted across the project.

If you shop with me in July, a card will be on the way to you during August. Don’t forget that if you use the Online Shopping Club Code, you will receive a little extra gift too.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

HAND-PENNED SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)LABEL ME FANCY PUNCHPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONSTAMPIN' SEAL+MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing tips on how to make your punching more efficient. This is particularly useful if you are stamping and punching multiples of the same shape.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click below to watch my video.

My project uses a colour combination of Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla.

The leaves from the Very Versailles Stamp Set are stamped multiple times before some strips of cardstock are added at the bottom. This creates a window box feel.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon in Blushing Bride, available in the new July-December Mini Catalogue from Tuesday is then added.

The Sweet Strawberry Bundle (Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set & Strawberry Builder Punch) provide the flowers.

A shape from the Messages Die is stamped with a sentiment and raised up using Dimensionals.

Each of the flowers are then added using Glue Dots.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Making Your Punching More Efficient. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a small Pearl sits in the centre of each flower.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

SWEET STRAWBERRY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)VERY VERSAILLES CLING STAMP SETMESSAGES DIEBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE 3/8" (1 CM) FRAYED GROSGRAIN RIBBONPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Coming Soon – Penguin Place Bundle

Following on from yesterday’s sneak peek at a new Bundle, here’s another.

Penguin Place Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The super cute Penguin Place Bundle (Penguin Place Stamp Set & Penguin Builder Punch) will be in the new July-December Mini Catalogue that goes live on Tuesday.

Obviously I used Black and White, but there are Pumpkin Pie beak and feet and the other elements are Flirty Flamingo.

Penguin Place Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a set that works for Christmas, as it has various images and sentiments, but it also works for other occasions too. Today’s project is a Birthday Card.

After stamping and punching the penguin and the feet from a separate piece of cardstock, it was assembled using Glue Dots.

Then, the background balloon, parcels for it to sit on, and surrounding stars were all stamped.

Raising the penguin up on Dimensionals just adds a bit more depth to the project.

Penguin Place Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, I used Wink of Stella to add a touch of sparkle to each of the stars.

Not only is this set in the July-December Mini Catalogue, there is a fabulous coordinating 12×12 DSP pack available as a SAB item too.

Make sure you check them out when they go live on Tuesday.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)FLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Coming Soon – Gorgeous Leaves Bundle

The new July-December Mini Catalogue goes live next Tuesday (3rd August), along with the second SAB of the year.

This fabulous Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set & Intricate Leaves Dies) is just one of the new products.

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Here I’ve used shades of blue in Pool Party, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy to stamp images from the Stamp Set. I’ve also cut out some of the images and other detailed leaf shapes using the Dies.

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Stamp Set doesn’t have any sentiments, so ‘Happy Birthday’ is from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set.

Can you spot a new ribbon in there too? It’s a fabulous Striped Grosgrain in Pool Party.

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My SSOTM for September will use this Gorgeous Leaves Bundle and will be my annual Mostly Men Class. All of the projects will be based around these fabulous products. Make sure you book your place ASAP.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

GORGEOUS LEAVES BUNDLEPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) STRIPED GROSGRAIN RIBBONARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sea Life Dies – again!

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa, we used the Sea Life Dies – again!

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

From the previous week’s project, there were some leftover pieces from the Layering Diorama Dies. It seemed silly not to use them in another design.

So, rather than just fish, this design uses the seahorse.

Once again, I’ve also added a shape from the Smooth Sailing Dies, the seaweed.

The colours are also similar to before with Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party for the water.

Seaweed and coral are in Calypso Coral and Old Olive, with the fish in Pumpkin Pie.

My sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. I would love to change it to ‘Best Fishes!’

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After adding the sentiment and positioning the water pieces, seaweed and coral. It was time to concentrate on the seahorse.

Using Sponge Daubers, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron, I coloured the seahorse while it was still in the piece it was die-cut to. This die-cut shape is slightly different as it doesn’t cut all the way out, to allow you to use it in a variety of ways.

Once I had coloured it, I cut through the different points to release it. I then attached it using Dimensionals to raise it up, with the tail wrapped around a piece of coral.

The small fish are then placed at the top, by the sentiment.

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some clear shapes from Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials are dotted around to look like bubbles.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

SEA LIFE DIESLAYERING DIORAMA DIESSMOOTH SAILING DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCOASTAL CABANA A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSPONGE DAUBERSSILVER & CLEAR EPOXY ESSENTIALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Summery Sweet Strawberry

The colour combination may look familiar on today’s project.

Summery Sweet Strawberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s the same colour combination I used yesterday. While the colours were on my desk, I made another card and created this summery project.

This time it uses the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch).

This Bundle is discounted in the Annual Catalogue.

The bottom section is stamped multiple times with the flower shapes, both the inner and outline images.

Next, strips of Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral are added. Any overhang is cut away before it is added to the layer.

Summery Sweet Strawberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As with yesterday, the sentiment is stamped and then shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Then, a stamped and punched flower in each colour is added to the sentiment. Each flower has a sequin from the Ephemera Pack in the centre.

The sentiment and flowers are attached using Dimensionals.

Summery Sweet Strawberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few more sequins are dotted around the bottom section.

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

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies shown below, head to my Online Store. Items available while stocks last.

Online Shopping Club Code      Join my team      Current Products      Offers & Promotions      Book a Class

SWEET STRAWBERRY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)EXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKBANNERS PICK A PUNCHMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS