Jar of Flowers Bundle

Here is another of the floral projects I’ve been making recently. This card uses the Jar of Flowers Bundle.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In the Bundle, there is a stamp set that is perfect for colouring, with reversible stamps too. This is teamed with the co-ordinating Jar Punch. As bundles are discounted, they are great items to purchase.

The flowers for this project are first stamped in Smoky Slate. Then, they are given some colour with Stampin’ Blends. My combos are So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Petal Pink. Once I had cut them out, I used Pool Party Blends to highlight around the edge.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My jar is in So Saffron to co-ordinate with the layer and some of the flowers.

A bow from the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon is wrapped around the jar before it is stuck to the card.

The flowers are then attached to the project using Dimensionals.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Metallic Pearls are placed around the design and Wink of Stella is added to the centre of the flowers for a touch of sparkle.

I like the white space on this project as it allows the flowers to shine. Be sure to add this Jar of Flowers Bundle to your shopping list!

If you’d like to make projects like this, I’m running a Fabulous Florals Online Class on 23rd September. Head to my Class Timetable for full details of this and the other classes I’m running.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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JAR OF FLOWERS BUNDLESMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SO SAFFRON COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS HIGHLAND HEATHER COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PETAL PINK COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS POOL PARTY COMBO PACKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKMETALLIC PEARLSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Highlighting the Ornate Style Stamp Set

Whoops! Another project using the Ornate Garden Suite. I told you I couldn’t put it down! It’s a great suite from the new Annual Catalogue.

Here I’m highlighting part of the Ornate Style Stamp Set with Stampin’ Blends.

Highlighting the Ornate Style Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The base of this project is Purple Posy and Highland Heather. Corners are rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch. This mirrors the cut outs of the centre shape.

Two shapes are cut from the Painted Labels Dies with the Whisper White one trimmed along the stitch line to create layering. By placing this Whisper White shape onto the Whisper White layer, the image is stamped on top using Smoky Slate.

Then, the cut out is taken away and coloured using Stampin’ Blends. I’ve used the same colours for the Blends, along with So Saffron, Granny Apple Green and Rococo Rose. Make sure you have your Colour Lifter to hand incase of any mishaps!

 

Highlighting the Ornate Style Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

By layering this onto the larger Highland Heather piece, the whole piece is then carefully lined up and stuck on top of the the non-coloured stamped section.

Finally, three pretty Frosted Epoxy Droplets just add a finishing touch. They capture the light beautifully.

Highlighting the Ornate Style Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ORNATE STYLE CLING STAMP SETPAINTED LABELS DIESHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKPURPLE POSY A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS COLOR LIFTERSTAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS HIGHLAND HEATHER COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PURPLE POSY COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS ROCOCO ROSE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SO SAFFRON COMBO PACKDETAILED TRIO PUNCHFROSTED & CLEAR EPOXY DROPLETSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Another Ornate Garden Suite Card

Today I’m sharing another Ornate Garden Suite Card. My inspiration is from Page 67 of the new Annual Catalogue.

Another Ornate Garden Suite Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Suite isn’t something I would normally be drawn to, especially as the images lend themselves to colouring. But, using Stampin’ Blends for colouring makes it so much easier as they are very forgiving!

A Granny Apple Green shape cut with the Ornate Layers Dies and the centre cut out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies creates a frame. The background uses the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder. This has been cut to fit behind the frame.

Another Ornate Garden Suite Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the background stuck directly onto the basecard, the frame is added on top using Dimensionals to make it stand out.

I cut around the coloured image and stuck it onto the embossed background, again with Dimensionals. Even though this is a Birthday card, I didn’t want to add a sentiment to it as I didn’t want to detract from the image.

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around the project as a finishing touch.

Any bets on how long it wil be before I’m creating another Ornate Garden Suite card!

Another Ornate Garden Suite Card. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Painted Poppies and Floral Essence for a Special Birthday

Today I’m sharing another special commission with you. I created this card using Painted Poppies and Floral Essence, plus a few punches.

Floral Essence for a Special Birthday. Project Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It a special Birthday card for one of my regular class attendees and is based on this card I made previously.

The marble effect background is from the only Ink Pad I used on the project, Melon Mambo. The image is from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, part of a 10% discounted Bundle with the Painted Labels Dies. Take a look at the Annual Catalogue to see all the available Bundles.

One of the dies from the Bundle, also cut in Melon Mambo is underneath the flowers. Highland Heather Sprig Punch shapes are also behind the flowers.

Floral Essence and the matching Perennial Flower Punch create the pretty flowers. A Blender Pen colours the flowers slightly by dragging the ink from the centre.

Floral Essence for a Special Birthday. Project Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Well Said provides the sentiment and these are cut using the Classic Label Punch, then placing them in the ‘wrong’ way and creating a banner end. For the layers, these are cut using the Triple Banner Punch.

As the card was being hand-delivered, there were a lot more layers than I would create for regular post.

My favourite ribbon to colour, the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding has the colouring treatment with a Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend.

Finally, Wink of Stella is added to the centre of the flowers and a few Rhinestones for some sparkle.

Take a look at the various classes and kits I have available at my Class Timetable. Or, if it ‘isn’t your thing’ and you’d like me to create something for you instead, then take a look at my handmade cards page.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLORAL ESSENCE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)WELL SAID CLING STAMP SET (EN)PERENNIAL FLOWER PUNCHPAINTED POPPIES BUNDLECLASSIC LABEL PUNCHTRIPLE BANNER PUNCHSPRIG PUNCHWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4
MELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLENDER PENSWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONSTAMPIN' BLENDS HIGHLAND HEATHER COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Special Commission for a Birthday

During this lockdown, it’s been lovely to be asked to make cards for people. Here is a special commission for a Birthday.

It uses a combination of dies, punches and an embossing folder.

Special Commission for a Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I know the recipient likes their garden, so I started with a garden wall using the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder.

Next, I used the Ornate Borders Dies in Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape for the flourish across the wall. This is one of the many products in the Ornate Garden Suite from the new Annual Catalogue.

Special Commission for a Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To create ‘mum’, I used letters from the Well Written Dies words and put them together.  This is backed by a piece of Whisper White Crinkle Seam Binding coloured with Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.

For the butterflies, these are stamped in Melon Mambo, punches out and coloured with more Stampin’ Blends in various shades of pink.

Special Commission for a Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finishing touches are Wink of Stella and some small Pearls in the centre of the flowers.

I’m pleased to report the recipient was happy with their card.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Bunch of Bright Daisies

It’s great when I’m asked to create special cards. Especially when the recipient is a regular class attendee.

This was a particularly interesting request as I was asked for THREE cards for a special Birthday for the same person!

Bright Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I know that the lucky lady loves yellows, oranges and bright colours, so I immediately headed for the brights collection. Along with the Daisy Lane Stamp Set and co-ordinating Medium Daisy and Daisy Punches, this bunch of bright daisies came together. I’m so pleased this stamp set has carried over to the new Annual Catalogue.

This is an A5 card, so it was lovely to be able to use lots of daisies. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners, just to soften the edges.

Bright Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After cutting and arranging strips in Granny Apple Green for the stems, the daisies were added using Dimensionals. As this project was being hand delivered, I used a few layers to add extra depth.

A large bow in Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon adds another flourish.

Bright Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Wink of Stella in the centre of the daisies and Pearls coloured with Stampin’ Blends add the finishing touches. I also made a matching envelope using Designer Series Paper, but didn’t take a picture of that!

Why not take a look at the new Annual Catalogue to see the returning items, and all the new products.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Birthday Card using the Ornate Style Bundle

Due to the Bank Holiday, there wasn’t a Card & (Your) Cuppa class last week, so I’m sharing another project with you instead.

This is a Birthday Card I made for a Lily Pad Stamper – a member of my Stampin’ Up! Team.

Ornate Style Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As they are a fan of pinks and subtle colours, I used Rococo Rose and Petal Pink for my layers and base card.

The recipient is fabulous at colouring, so I thought I would send them a card that I had coloured. I used the Ornate Style Bundle and stamped the largest image in Smoky Slate. Then I grabbed my Stampin’ Blends and started to colour. Even though I’m not great a colouring, I love how easy it is to create a beautiful project without a lot of effort.

So Saffron, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, Petal Pink, Purple Posy and Pumpkin Pie, all in light and dark are the Stampin’ Blends I used. Plus, my trusty ‘Color Lifter’ too!

Ornate Style Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The image was framed using one the Ornate Layers Dies from the Ornate Style Bundle. You’ll need your Take Your Pick Die Brush Tip for easy removal of those little circles from around the edges.

As I wanted to frame the image, instead of using it as a layer, I cut out the centre with a Stitched Rectangle Die. The image was stuck onto the base layer and using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I carefully placed the frame on top.

Ornate Style Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For my finishing touch, I used Wink of Stella in the centre of the flowers. I then coloured a few Rhinestones in Petal Pink using a Stampin’ Blend Marker and added those to the project.

You don’t have to wait until 3rd June to order this Ornate Style Bundle, or other items from the Suite. It’s on early release, so you can get your hands on it now.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ORNATE STYLE BUNDLERECTANGLE STITCHED DIESPETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSTAMPIN' BLENDS OLD OLIVE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PETAL PINK COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PUMPKIN PIE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PURPLE POSY COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS ROCOCO ROSE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SO SAFFRON COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS COLOR LIFTERTAKE YOUR PICKTAKE YOUR PICK DIE BRUSH TIPRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

A Special Commission with Ornate Garden Suite

A few weeks ago I was asked to make two special commissions for a Birthday.

I used the Early Release Ornate Garden Suite, and an image in the PDF flyer for the Suite was was my inspiration.

Ornate Garden Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I used the Ornate Style Bundle for the daisies and the pretty frame. The daisies were coloured using Stampin’ Blends in a number of different colours. These were then cut out with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I used Calypso Coral as the accent colour for the rest of the stamping and cardstock.

To make the ‘Nan’ wording, I used the letters from ‘Thanks’ in the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, cut the stamped letters out separately and stuck them together.

Ornate Garden Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

An embossed background using the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from the Suite gives some extra texture.

Ornate Garden Suite. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set provides the Happy Birthday, with the ends bannered using the Triple Banner Punch.

A length of Old Olive Ribbon from the Combo Pack is the finishing touch.

Make sure you take a look at this fabulous Suite, it has two Bundles and lots more items too.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Card & Cuppa Plus – Daisy Lane yet again!

Before we commenced the recent social distancing requirements, I held my first Card & Cuppa Plus class. This is a Card & Cuppa class, but there are three projects, instead of just one.

This is one of the projects and it uses Daisy Lane yet again!

Daisy Lane yet again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If this design looks familiar to you, it’s because it is. You might recognise this project.

I would actively encourage you to reuse designs. Why use a load of time trying to create something new if you know a design already works.

Here I’ve used the Daisy Lane Bundle, with the larger Daisy Punch too. My colour combination is the fabulous Purple Posy, Highland Heather and stamped off Old Olive.

Daisy Lane yet again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Rounding the corners with the Detailed Trio Punch just softens the look. A Blender Pen has been used to pull some of the colour around the daisy petals too.

These daisy shapes have been layered on top of a piece of co-ordinating In Color Ribbon, before a Clear Faceted Gem is added to the centre.

To finish, a sentiment from the Label Me Bold Stamp Set is placed in the corner. Then, some Rhinestones coloured with a Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend just add another touch of bling.

Daisy Lane yet again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget that any current Bundles in the Catalogues will no longer be available when the new Catalogue launches in June. Make sure you get your hands on the discounted Bundles before then.

As I’m unable to run face-to-face classes at the moment, I’m teaching virtual ones instead. These adhere to the social distancing rules perfectly as everything takes place from the safety of your own home.

Why not join me from yours? Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Bugs, Beasts & Butterflies – Bee Thankful with Blends

My final project for the Bugs, Beasts & Butterflies Class was this cute Bee Thankful project.

Bee Thankful with Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

He was stamped using the Stamparatus in Gray Granite Ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.

The layers are corner rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Using Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs in Calypso Coral, Balmy Blue and Mint Macaron, the ‘thanks’ was coloured. Combo Packs in Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight coloured the leaves and cute bee.

 

Bee Thankful with Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a touch of Wink of Stella was used on his wings to give a bit of sparkle.

I think we can all think of a lot of people to say ‘thanks’ to at the moment. Why not make a card to show your appreciation?

Head to my classes page for full details of how my classes are operating during this time.

If card making isn’t your thing, how about sending a handmade card on your behalf instead. Find out more details about my Handmade Cards to the Recipient’s Door scheme.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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