Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Easter Bunny Punch Art

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this cute Easter Bunny Punch Art card.

Easter Bunny Punch Art. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs But, this card is also perfect for any rabbit fan too, not just Easter.

The return of a punch with ovals in the January-June Mini Catalogue was brilliantly timed for this project!

My colour combination is Crumb Cake for the main rabbit, with Blushing Bride and White accents. These sit on a background of Seaside Spray and Pear Pizzazz.

Circle Punches and the Double Oval Punch make the main shapes. Just one shape cut out using the Small Bloom Punch creates the area on the face. Tiny hearts for the nose and pads are from the Dog Builder Punch.

By just popping the ears behind the head, and the feet in front of the body, it comes together very quickly.

Easter Bunny Punch Art. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The most complicated bit is the face, with lengths of Twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack creating the whiskers.

Finally, the nose is attached with a glue dot and the Matte Black Enamel Dots eyes area added.

There are so many different options for this design, beginning with the shape of the grass for the background. You can either cut make it curvy as I’ve done here, or create a more 3D effect similar to this project.

Easter Bunny Punch Art. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the rabbit, this can either be the front, as I’ve shown. Or, the back of the rabbit, using the Small Bloom Punch shape for the tail, instead of on the face. Another option is to just create the face and pop it looking out through the grass.

I’d love to see what you decide to make.

Some of the punches I used on this project are now on the Retiring List. Items on the list are available while stocks last.

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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daffodils for Day of Reflection

Today marks one year on from the first UK lockdown, and the start of a National Day of Reflection.

Having lost someone close during this time, I will be reflecting during the day. My reflections will be for both me and my family, and for others who are also grieving.

Along with a minute of silence at 12 noon and shining a light at 8pm, another suggestion is to buy yellow flowers, Day of Reflection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Rather than buy some flowers to mark the day, I have made some 3D punch art daffodils to put in my own window.

They are simply made from two punches, Perennial Flower Punch pieces in Daffodil Delight. It couldn’t be any other colour! The trumpets are from the Small Bloom Punch in Pumpkin Pie and the stems are strips cut from Granny Apple Green.

Day of Reflection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

There are so many extra touches that could be added to them, from additional layers, inking the edges and different colour ways. But I wanted to keep mine simple and create the essence of daffodils, rather than be really precise.

If you want to make your own daffodils, the products I’ve used are listed below.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Fun With In Color

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the attendees had fun with In Color.

Here is the project.

Fun With In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is my version of the project on Page 17 of the January-June Mini Catalogue.

I chose the same colours as the Catalogue project – Bumblebee, Magenta Madness and Just Jade.

Instead of stamping, the large shapes are from the Curvy Dies. These look like an abstract shape and work well with the rest of the project.

Strips of the In Color 6×6 DSP Stack make the stripes across the page. Fun With In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each flower is then stuck on with a Glue Dot and has a co-ordinating In Color Enamel Dot for the centre.Fun With In Color. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, more Enamel Dots are added across the project in all of the 5 In Colors.

For this project, the attendees had the chance to stick to clean and simple, or show their wild side by scrunching, tearing, separating cardstock and going full on grunge. Of course, there was also the option of somewhere in the middle!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stitched Rectangle Dies

For this week’s project, we went a bit Mondrian-esque.

Stitched Rectangle Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs As the attendees liked the colours from the week before, I used the same ones.

For this project, the main pieces are from the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

To begin, lengths of the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon and Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo are stuck across the project.

Next, each rectangle is arranged with pieces overlapping.

My sentiment is from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and has a Small Bloom Punch Flower and Sprig Punch leaf attached.

The flower is coated with Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle.

Stitched Rectangle Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a Playing With Patterns Resin Dot is added to the centre of the flower.

With only a handful of Card & (Your) Cuppa Classes left for 2020, make sure you book your place. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Purple Posies

Today I’m sharing a Birthday Card I made for a class attendee.

Purple Posies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As they are a fan of purple, I made this vase of purple posies.

It’s a monochrome project using Highland Heather and Whisper White.

A background using the Textured Essentials Stamp Set breaks up the white background.

Purple Posies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThe Basket of Blooms Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Small Bloom punch create the vase and flowers.

A length of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding with a bow sit behind the vase.Purple Posies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, as the recipient is a fan of glitter, Wink of Stella is used on the purple posies to add that obligatory sparkle!

As there is no sentiment, this is a great card for any occasion. You can change the colours or add a sentiment to as you require.

The number of classes I have left in 2020 is going down fast. Make sure you book your place. 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 – 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.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Fabulous Florals – Small Blooms in Sepia Tones

This is the final project from my recent Fabulous Florals Papercrafting Class.

Once again, I’ve used a previous project for my inspiration, this time creating small blooms in sepia tones.Small Blooms in Sepia Tones. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I really like projects that are various shades of the same colour, with this one using shades of brown.

Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, plus some Linen Thread provide my brown hues. Accents are in Very Vanilla and Gold.

Linen Thread creates a frame for the rest of project and adds a touch of texture too.Small Blooms in Sepia Tones. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A variety of punches, Vases Builder, Sprig and of course Small Bloom create the different shapes. Some of the leaves and all of the flowers are in Crumb Cake for a tone-on-tone look. The other leaves are in Soft Suede.

Cutting the Sprig Punch shape in half gives me two thin stems to start my layering.

Then the leaves are stuck down, followed by the flowers.Small Blooms in Sepia Tones. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsA sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set is offset to one side using Mini Dimensionals.

Finally, Gold Metallic Pearls highlight the centre of some of the flowers, with the rest creating additional interest across the project.

Here are all 6 projects. Do you have a favourite?

Small Blooms in Sepia Tones. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Fabulous Florals on World Cardmaking Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Poppy Moments Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Purple Posy Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   In Color Jar of Flowers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs.   Ornate Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’ve liked these projects, why not join me at one of my remaining ZOOM Classes for 2020. Full details are available at my Class Timetable.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Bright Flowering Frame

This bright flowering flame in Magenta Madness is today’s project.

I was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and stopped at Page 69. This is my version of the project on that page.

A Bright Flowering Frame. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s no secret that I use the catalogues for my inspiration. I change the colours, change the stamp sets or change the design slightly.

My colour combination is Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green and Whisper White. Magenta Madness is one of the five new In Colors for 2020 and this combination really zings.

For my version, I began by stamping the large rectangle image from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set in Whisper White ink.

A Bright Flowering Frame. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, using Magenta Madness, I stamped flowers from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set tone-on-tone onto a separate piece. I also added a few leaves to the background too. I used a Blender Pen to draw the colour onto the petals.

The larger flowers are cut using the Small Bloom Punch, with the smaller ones needing fussy cutting. For the leaves, the Sprig Punch gives us the two longer pieces, with the smaller leaves again stamped tone-on-tone, this time in Granny Apple Green.

Using Glue Dots for each item, I firstly built layers of leaves, adding the flowers on top.

‘For You’ comes from the Well Said Stamp Set and is added using Mini Dimensionals to raise it up off the background.

A Bright Flowering Frame. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Epoxy Droplets make the centre of the large flowers, with Rhinestones for the rest of the sparkle.

Even though I’m not a lover of pink, this bright flowering frame design really pops and is a great project for any occasion. I now have an idea for another design!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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All About the Blooms

This project is all about the blooms. It uses the Basket of Blooms Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Small Bloom Punch.

All About the Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Recently, I shared this project with you. This is another version using the pot from the set, instead of the vase.

The colour combination is again Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile and Old Olive. Two of these are from the In Color collections.

In the stamp set, there are various flower and leaf stamps. This project uses one of the bloom images that co-ordinates with the Small Bloom Punch. Each bloom uses two images stuck together offset from each other.

All About the Blooms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Blender Pen, I gently pulled the ink from the stamping to colour both the leaves and the flowers. A sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set provides the sentiment, suitable for a number of occasions.

For a slightly different look, some lengths of ribbon from the Ornate Garden Combo Pack are stuck behind the white piece. The whole white piece is then attached with Dimensionals to raise it off the ribbons.

Finally, some tiny Gold Glitter Enamel Dots are added to the centre of each flower.

If you want to join my Fabulous Florals Online Class on 23rd September. Make sure you’ve booked your place by Wednesday 9th September.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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