Saying Hello – Elegantly Said Bundle

Today I’m sharing a Birthday card that uses a good handful of new products from the new Annual Catalogue.

Elegantly Said Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThis is a card for a friend who is a big Stampin’ Up! fan. Due to where their Birthday falls, each year I use new products from my Demonstrator pre-order on their card. I then challenge them to spot all of the new items!

If you’d like to join my Stampin’ Up! Team, take a look at the Join+ Promotion that is running this month. £154 of products for just £99.

For this project I’ve taken inspiration from page 147 of the new Annual Catalogue.

The card uses 8 brand new products. Can you find them all before I share the list?

Elegantly Said Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Our first two items are the Elegantly Said Stamp Set and Elegant Tag Punch from the Elegantly Said Bundle.

Next, stamping tone-on tone in new In Color Pale Papaya using an image from the Stamp Set gives us items 3 and 4.

Gold leaves from the Sprig Punch and the new Flowers & Leaves Punch, new item 5, are set behind the Crumb Cake tag shape.

A sentiment in Old Olive from the Vine Design Stamp Set is given a shape on one end using the Treasured Tags Pick a Punch. Both of these items are from the January-June Mini Catalogue.

On the other side is a short loop of Pale Papaya & White Ribbon for new product 6.

Making a bow using the Simply Elegant Trim in Gold provides a bit of sparkle. Some bling using the new Genial Gems in Pale Papaya then adds a finishing touch. These are the final new items 7 and 8 on the project.
Elegantly Said Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join one of my classes to use items from the new Catalogue. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ELEGANTLY SAID BUNDLE (ENGLISH)FLOWERS & LEAVES PUNCHPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGENIAL GEMSSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONVINE DESIGN CLING STAMP SETCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGOLD FOIL SHEETSSPRIG PUNCHTREASURED TAGS PICK A PUNCHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail

The new Annual Catalogue is here, and Annual Catalogues mean happy mail for those on my mailing list.

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail included this pretty Thank You card, made using new products of course!

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the fabulous new Flowers of Friendship Bundle (Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set and Flowers & Leaves Dies).

My colours are the new In Color of Soft Succulent for the stem and leaves. Then, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink for the flowers.

As I was stamping batches of these, I used my Stamparatus to make the stamping of the stems consistent.

Each of the flowers is stamped tone-on-tone before being punched out and assembled. One of the flowers is layered to make it larger than the others.

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, the sentiment from the Stamp Set is stamped in the same colour as the flowers. This is cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

A length of the pretty new In Color Ribbon is looped behind the sentiment.

Finally, the centres of the flowers are given a slight touch of sparkle using Wink of Stella.

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsWhich colour did you receive in your Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail pack? Do you have a favourite new In Color? Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join one of my classes to use items from the new Catalogue, including my popular In Color Introduction Class. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHSTAMPARATUSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Lots of new…

Tomorrow is an exciting day as it’s the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

To save them getting lost in tomorrow’s excitement, I’m sharing details of TWO new promotions that also go live tomorrow.


These promotions are great for anyone who has a shopping list of items from the new catalogue.

The first is JOIN+

Join my team between 4th-31st May 2021 and receive an extra £24 of goodies in your Starter Kit. For just £99, can choose £154 of products!

Full details can be found here. Please be aware that any links to the SU! website may not work properly until 4th May.


The next is Connect, Craft and Collect

This is Extra Rewards for hosting parties or placing an order of your own of £200+. Why not grab some friends, combine your orders and receive extra goodies!

Full details can be found here. Please be aware that any links to the SU! website may not work properly until 4th May.


Today is the last chance to order items from the Retiring List. Make sure you grab those items.

Plus, don’t forget the fabulous Natural Touch Specialty Paper from the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle leaves us today too.

Why not join one of my classes to use items from the new Catalogue. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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

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

For last week’s Card & Cuppa I wanted to celebrate the arrival of Spring with these fresh spring daisies.

Spring Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My daisies are different shades of yellow, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Bumblebee onto Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sea Foam greens.

I’ve added some extra texture to the Pear Pizzazz piece by scoring lines using my Metric Plate on my Simply Scored tool.Spring Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsA piece of my favourite (and thankfully not retiring!) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon makes a pretty bow.

Make sure you take a look at the Retiring List and purchase your favourite items while you can.

Spring Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each daisy has some Wink of Stella in the middle, before the the Opal Rounds are added.

My project is currently left blank, so is perfect for any occasion. You can easily add a sentiment to tailor it as needed.

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

I’ve used Whisper White in my project, which has now been replaced with Basic White. See this post for full details while I work through my supply.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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MEDIUM DAISY PUNCHSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONOPAL ROUNDSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSIMPLY SCORED SCORING TOOLSIMPLY SCORED METRIC SCORING PLATEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Flowering Vine Dies

Last week was the first Card & (Your) Cuppa session of 2021. It was great to be back.

Here is the project. It uses the fabulous Flowering Vine Dies. It is my version of the project on Page 62 of the new January-June Mini Catalogue.

Flowering Vine Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination is Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla, with Just Jade Ribbon.

Two pieces of lattice effect and lots of flowers are cut out using the Flowering Vine Dies. This takes a while, but the smaller flowers can be cut in multiples of three as there are three dies for these. Each flower is then stuck onto the back of the lattice piece using either Multipurpose Glue or Fine-Tip Glue.

Then, these pieces are stuck onto the basecard, so the flowers show through.

Flowering Vine Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set in Basic Gray is added to another die cut shape from Flowering Vine Dies. This is stuck onto a co-ordinating So Saffron piece.

This piece is stuck over the swoosh of Just Jade Ribbon using Dimensionals.

Finally, some small pearls are added to the centre of the larger flowers.

Flowering Vine Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To join me at a future class, head to my class timetable for full details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERING VINE DIESORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)MINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONPEARL BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEFINE-TIP GLUE PENTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS