A Floral Thank You

I recently redesigned my Craft Room, and mentioned in passing during one of my online classes that I thought it needed some plants.

This floral thank you is for one of my class attendees who kindly provided me with two plants that are now sitting in my room.

Floral Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The plants were an Anthurium and an Aloe Vera.

As the Anthurium has red flowers, this is why my colour combination is Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz, with a Terracotta Tile pot.

The corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch, before adding the sentiment and stamped flowers.

‘a little note’ is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and sits in the bottom corner.

Although the images from the Field of Flowers Stamp Set aren’t exactly like the Anthurium flowers, using the two colours allowed me to give a general impression of them.

The pot is from the Basket of Blooms Set stamped tone-on-tone and cut out by hand.

This then has a Linen Thread bow wrapped around it. Then, using Dimensionals, the pot is made to stand out from the flowers.

Finally, a touch of Wink of Stella was added to the flower heads for a touch of sparkle.

Floral Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join me at one of my remaining online classes for 2020. Head to my Class Timetable for full details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Mostly Men – Stitched Leaves Dies

Last week I held my Mostly Men Papercrafting Class. It was a popular class last year, so I decided to hold it again this year. This time it was online.

The first project uses the fabulous Stitched Leaves Dies.

Stitched Leaves Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A colour combination of Basic Black, Whisper White with Smoky Slate and Basic Gray make this a great any occasion card.

It’s really simple to construct, yet looks really striking.

Stitched Leaves Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The strips are stuck across the layer with any overhanging edges cut off. I chose to arrange mine with the darker in the centre, working out to the lighter colour nearest the edge.

Stitched Leaves Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the Whisper White leaves cut from the Stitched Leaves Dies are then stuck on to the project.

There is room to add a sentiment if needed, but I’ve left mine blank for the time being.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STITCHED LEAVES DIESWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEAL

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Small Blooms in a Jar

These small blooms in a jar for last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project make a big entrance.

Small Blooms in a Jar. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a softer pink for the jar and layer, I was able to use brighter colours for the flowers.

My colours are Blushing Bride, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

The flowers are layered onto a ‘helper piece’, in this case a punched circle. By layering onto a separate piece, it allows the whole bunch to be moved as one.

Sprig Punch leaves are then glued to the back of the circle.

Small Blooms in a Jar. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of Gray Granite Ribbon creates a pretty flat (Dior) bow around the vase.

A couple of Dimensionals on the back of the flowers allows them to stand out from the vase.Small Blooms in a Jar. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Artistry Blooms Sequins in co-ordinating Mango Melody are added to some of the flowers and around the project.

I chose to leave this project sentiment free as I think it is a great project for many occasions.

The number of classes I have booking for the remainder of 2020 is decreasing fast. For more details and to book a place, head to my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Comfort & Hope meets In Color

For this card, I’ve revisted this previous project from last year.

I decided to make another one, this time using a different stamp set and changing the colours. This time it’s Comfort & Hope meets In Color!

Comfort & Hope meets In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Rococo Rose, all In Colors are my new colour combination. They are just different shades to the colours I used previously.

Using the Comfort & Hope Stamp Set, the background is created with a mix of various generations of stamping.

The banner shapes on the background are again cut using the Triple Banner Punch.Comfort & Hope meets In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Copper Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack from the August-December Mini Catalogue.

Comfort & Hope meets In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the sentiment is stamped, with the ends shaped using the new Banners Pick a Punch.

I really like this sentiment, as the card does just what it says.

If you’d like to make similar cards to this, then why not join one of my online classes. Find out more at my Class Timetable.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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COMFORT & HOPE CLING STAMP SET (EN)CINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBANNERS PICK A PUNCHTRIPLE BANNER PUNCHBASKETWEAVE & METALLIC RIBBON COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Countdown to Christmas #4

For Countdown to Christmas #4 I’ve created a project with a vintage feel.

Countdown to Christmas #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla creates something a bit different to the normal greens and reds.

A tree from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set is stamped tone-on-tone onto the background.

If you’re making a batch of these, my top tip would be to stamp a whole sheet with trees and then cut it to the size you need.

Three trees are stamped onto a separate piece and then cut out using the matching Pine Tree Punch.

Countdown to Christmas #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Lengths of Early Espresso Ribbon and Scalloped Lace Trim lay wrap around the stamped layer.

These co-ordinate with the circles that sit on top of them.Countdown to Christmas #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the three trees are stuck onto the circles and the whole piece is raised using Dimensionals.

This is a great project for creating in bulk. You could also add embellishments or sparkle too.

If you want to join me in creating some Special Christmas Cards, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy New Home

One of my regular Class attendees moved house recently, so fingers crossed this card to say ‘Happy New Home’ has reached them safely at their new address.

Happy New Home. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They are a fan of blues, so I chose Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana as my colours, along with Whisper White.

These cute houses are from the Home Together Dies. By cutting them out twice, one in each colour, I was able to mix and match the pieces.

This set of dies is part both a Bundle and Suite in the August-December Mini Catalogue. Check out Pages 24-26 for more details. Plus, see details of the charities items from this Bundle will support, through the Stampin’ Up! Making a Difference scheme.Happy New Home. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The houses sit on a background of stamping, made using images from the Pattern Play Stamp Set.

There is also a length of the fabulous Metallic Mesh Ribbon to add some sparkle. On top of this is a length of Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Playing with Patterns Combo Pack.

Dimensionals raise the central house from the ribbon.

Happy New Home. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Artistry Bloom Sequins in co-ordinating Coastal Cabana add some addtional sparkle.

Fingers crossed their new home will have access to the internet and I’ll be seeing them at my online classes again very soon.

If you’d like to join us, then head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Autumn Punch Pack

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the Autumn Punch Pack was the star.

Autumn Punch Pack. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I thought an autumnal project would be appropriate, especially as the nights are starting to draw in.

My colour combination starts with Crushed Curry for the strip, plus Cinnamon Cider, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze. These all combine with the Very Vanilla layer and basecard.

The DSP strip is from the Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP Pack, one of the packs currently on Special Offer during October.

Using the Autumn Punch Pack a variety of leaves are cut out and stuck onto the DSP strip.

This trio of small punches is a great way to add lots of shapes very quickly.

Autumn Punch Pack. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Before sticking the DSP strip down, any overhanging edges of leaves are trimmed away, leaving straight edges. It’s similar to this project.

Then, a length of co-ordinating Cinnamon Cider Ribbon is stuck in a cross shape. Using Dimensionals the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set is placed over the top.

Autumn Punch Pack. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsFinally, an acorn is added to the sentiment.

To join me at one of my remaining classes for 2020, find out full details and booking information at my Class Timetable.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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AUTUMN PUNCH PACKPLAYING WITH PATTERNS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCINNAMON CIDER 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONCAJUN CRAZE A4 CARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

…and Cauldron Bubble

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Halloween projects I’ve been sharing this week.

My final one is this cauldron, filled with lots of interesting items. ‘Double, Double, Toil and Trouble…’

And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used LOTS of products in this one to make the cauldron bubble! Make yourself comfortable as this is a long post…

Starting with the Granny Apple Green Basecard, Basic Black Layer and Smoky Slate foreground, these combine to create a spooky witches lair.

I’ve then stamped tone on tone using the Textured Essentials Stamp Set to add some texture to the background. With some Granny Apple Green bubbles from the Pattern Play Stamp Set.

The layers have all been rounded on two corners with the Detailed Trio Punch.And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, the cauldron. This is a shape from the Tasteful Labels Dies and I think it makes a perfect cauldron.

The contents of the cauldron are Poppy Parade eyeballs, made using the Waterfront Stamp Set and the same image as the bubbles, this time in Tuxedo Black.

There’s also a bat wing from the Umbrella Builder Punch and spider’s legs. I’ll explain a bit more about the legs in a moment.

Then, there are two frogs cut from the Dockside Dies, hopping away from their potential fate.

I’m not a fan of spiders, but I think you will agree that this one is quite cute!

The body is from the head of the Snowman Builder Punch and the legs and strand are from Hippo & Friends Dies. Offcuts of the legs were then popped into the cauldron.

For the eyes, this is the circle from the centre of the Delightful Tag Topper Punch, and the eye from the Whale Builder Punch.

If you haven’t already guessed. I like using my punches and dies in lots of different ways!And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon across the corner makes it look like a spider’s web.

Here are all of the projects I’ve shared this week. Do you have a favourite?

And Cauldron Bubble... Halloween Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Going Batty. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Meowing at the Moon. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Taking A Peek At Halloween. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThere’s still time to get your hands on products to make your own Halloween projects. Make sure you take a look at the current Special Offers too.

If you want to attend one of my remaining classes for 2020, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas #3

It’s Friday again, so time for Countdown to Christmas #3.

This week I’m sharing the Tag Buffet Stamp Set.

Countdown to Christmas #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The cute stocking is stamped in Tuxedo Black and coloured with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo.

Using the Heartwarming Hugs DSP, currently on Special Offer during October as the layer. I have also used it again using shapes cut from the Tailored Tag Punch.

You’ll notice that I chose the DSP with a diamond pattern to co-ordinate with the punched shapes.

Countdown to Christmas #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A top tip is to use a basecard that you can’t see through when you hold it up to the light, like my Real Red one here. That way, you can punch out the shapes from the DSP layer and get more out of your paper.

Before adding the fussy cut stocking, a length of the Braided Linen Trim in Real Red is looped across one of the diamonds.

The stocking is then added with some Dimensionals.

Countdown to Christmas #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Wonderful Gems are added to the project as a sparkly touch.

The Tag Buffet Stamp Set, Braided Linen Trim and Wonderful Gems are part of my Crack Your Christmas Cards Class.

Booking closes on Wednesday, so head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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