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!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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

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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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

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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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing a tip on using products in different ways.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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This is the final project from July’s Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) Class.

As with the other projects, it uses the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

Pale Papaya, Highland Heather and Mint Macaron is once again the colour combination.

For this design, I’ve stamped a border around the edge using the various leaf and flower images from the set.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, one of the flower designs is stamped onto separate sheet multiple times and fussy cut.

These flowers are turned and create the butterflies. A little bit of Wink of Stella is then used on these new wings.

Using several strands of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon, these are twisted and popped across the project.

A single strand is used to wrap around the butterflies to create the body and antennae.

Using a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, the ‘Best Wishes’ is then added.

The butterflies are then raised up on Dimensionals, with one sitting at the edge of the sentiment.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, clusters of Rhinestones are dotted around the project.

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

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Celebrate with Flowers – Project 5

Along with the four projects taught at my recent Stamp Set of the Month Class, the attendees were given a link to a video showing them how to create two bonus cards using the items in their class kit.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This collage effect card is the first bonus project.

All of the stamping from the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set is done onto shapes cut using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.

As before, it uses Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White for the colour combination.

The coloured shapes have tone-on-tone stamping. Most of the shapes have some Wink of Stella added for some sparkle.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The most difficult part of this project is deciding where each shape will go.

Once that is decided, each piece is stuck to a layer, with the overhang then cut off. Then, this layer is stuck straight to the card.

For the ribbon swoosh, a piece of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon is cut down the centre to create a raw edge, similar to the edge of the shapes.

The rest of this piece of ribbon is used in the final project from the class. Pop back tomorrow to see that design.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, cut with the Floral Gallery Dies is then added on Dimensionals.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To finish the project, Rhinestones are dotted around the card.

Using one shape is a great way to create a design. I really love this collage effect.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Celebrate with Flowers – Project 3

Today is the turn of the third project from this week’s Stamp Set of the Month Class.

As before, the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set, plus a colour combination of Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White are used.

Several stems are stamped to the left the project, to leave room for the vertical sentiment.

Three flower heads are stamped and fussy cut, along with one set of stamens. Each flower head is given some Wink of Stella sparkle.

Stamens are then stamped for the outer two stems.

Next, the sentiment is stamped and attached to a Pale Papaya layer.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of ribbon is placed across the bottom and finished with a flat (Dior) bow.

The two outer flower heads are added, with the central one raised up on Dimensionals.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Some Rhinestones add a finishing touch with a bit more sparkle.

Pop back next week for the next project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Celebrate with Flowers – Project 2

This is the second project from this week’s Stamp Set of the Month Class.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For July, the Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) was the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

The colour combination for the class was Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White.

All of the attendees received the Stamp Set, Rhinesones and Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon in their kits, plus the cardstock and envelopes they needed too.

Four projects were taught at the class, with a link to a video providing instructions on how to make two additional projects sent afterwards.

For this project, images are stamped in the bottom corner with a couple of dragonflies stamped onto the background too.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Extra dragonflies and a single flower are then stamped and fussy cut by hand. The flower takes a while to fussy cut, hence why there is only one!

Each dragonfly is given some sparkly wings using Wink of Stella. The flower is given some sparkle too.

Using the punch layer technique that I shared in yesterday’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video for the sentiment, this is raised above a length of the ribbon.

The flower and one of the dragonflies are then attached with Glue Dots to the sentiment.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With some small pieces of Dimensionals, the remaining dragonfly is stuck to the project.

Finally, some Rhinestones add some more sparkle.

Pop back tomorrow for the next project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to create extra layers using your punches or dies.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click below to watch my video. This is the first of several Punches/Dies videos that will be appearing.

 

The project is one from last night’s Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) Online Class where all of six of the designs used the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

It uses a combination of Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron for the flowers and leaves.

Flowers are stamped diagonally across the project, stamping off first.

Using a leaf image from the Stamp Set, several sets of these are fussy cut, along with some flowers too. Wink of Stella is dotted into the very centre of each of these flowers.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Double Oval Punch uses the layering technique to provide a Pale Papaya background to the sentiment.

This central sentiment piece then has the various leaves and flowers attached.

A swoosh of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon provides another layer for the sentiment to sit on.

Raising the sentiment up on Dimensionals then creates extra depth.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, small Rhinestones are dotted across the project.

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

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Anything is Possible With Hand-Penned Petals

This project is all about the Hand-Penned Petals products.
Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These new products in the Annual Catalogue are simply stunning.

My colour combination of Daffodil Delight, Misty Moonlight and Basic White, with Black stamping is taken from the Hand-Penned DSP.

I’ve also recreated the image from the DSP using the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle (Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and Penned Flowers Dies).

Normally, I would stamp these images in Basic Gray, but as the DSP has Black outlines, I’ve mirrored that too.

For my infill stamping, I’ve used 3rd Generation stamping to tone the colours down. If you’re not sure what generations stamping is, check out my recent Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video.

Using Wink of Stella, the flowers are given some subtle shimmer.

Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The background is just one piece of DSP, cut and then reversed to show the other pink side. This side helps to make the stamped image stand out.

A length of Crinkled Seam Binding runs across the project, with the sentiment added just slightly overhanging the edge.

My main flower is attached with Dimensionals to raise it off the card.

Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some small Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of extra sparkle.

This fabulous DSP is one of the packs on special offer until 2nd August. Find out more here.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stitched Greenery Die

When I showed my Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees this recent project, they asked if they could make a version.

Stitched Greenery Die. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Not wishing to disappoint, I recreated it in different colours and orientation, for last week’s class.

My colour combination for this version is Polished Pink, Soft Sea Foam and Basic White, with Gold accents.

The Stitched Greenery Die creates a beautiful pattern that is great for backgrounds.

Stitched Greenery Die. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Die cut shapes from the Artistic Dies provide the intricate floral outline. Plus the shape for the sentiment and the tiny Polished Pink flowers too. The tiny flowers are given a Wink of Stella coating.

Using a Polished Pink Stampin’ Write Marker, I was able to ink up each word from the Art Gallery Stamp Set sentiment separately to allow it to fit into the shape.

The Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack provide the gold leaves and a swoosh of coordinating In Color Open Weave Ribbon sits behind the sentiment.

Stitched Greenery Die. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, sequins, also from the Ephemera Pack are added to the centre of the tiny flowers.

I really like this design and have a feeling I’ll be using it quite a lot!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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