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

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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TAG BUFFET PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPERTAILORED TAG PUNCHREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS REAL RED COMBO PACKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADREAL RED 3/16" (4.8 MM) BRAIDED LINEN TRIMWONDERFUL GEMSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

In Color DSP and Tailored Tag Punch

At my recent DSP class, I showed the attendees ways to get the best out of their pretty papers. Here is one of the projects, made using In Color DSP and Tailored Tag Punch shapes.

In Color DSP and Tailored Tag Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve made this design several times before (here and here), and I was pleased to see a similar version appear in the new Annual Catalogue using the In Good Taste DSP.

This quick and simple card is made by cutting shapes from the In Color DSP with a punch or dies. You then arrange them onto the cardstock in a pattern. The white gaps between the shapes create clean lines.

By using a Whisper White basecard and then a layer that co-ordinates with one of the colours, it brings everything together.

The key to this project is working out where to put your sentiment and to lay it in place, without gluing at the very start. My sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set and stamped in Magenta Madness to co-ordinate with the DSP.

In Color DSP and Tailored Tag Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Place the other shapes around it to make pattern you want. Then, when you are happy, start sticking everything down. You can be really frugal with your DSP on these projects as you can use the same shape for for several different pieces. Can you see how one of the Bumblebee shapes has been used? Don’t forget to fill any little gaps that are left, mine are at the top.In Color DSP and Tailored Tag Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great card for teenagers. Make it with DSP or cardstock in lots of different shapes and colours. You could add ribbon, twine or extra embellishments too. Let your imagination go wild!

To join us for a future class, head to my class timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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2020–2022 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERTAILORED TAG PUNCHITTY BITTY BIRTHDAYS CLING STAMP SETMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEAL

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack: Making Christmas Bright

I know that Christmas Day was a few days ago, but I’m sharing my final Christmas Stamp-a-Stack project with you.

As this project uses the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue, there is no chance of it retiring next week.

Making Christmas Bright. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A combination of Shaded Spruce, Lovely Lipstick, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla and Gold Foil are used for this project.

The pretty star edged circle is stamped onto the cardstock, and 3 light bulbs and bases are punched using the matching Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.

These are then assembled using Glue Dots – a lot less fiddly, time-consuming and messy than wet glue!

Making Christmas Bright. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the sentiment, the Tailored Tag Punch is used once to cut out the main words, and again to create the layer behind.

A strip of the fabulous Ribbon is stuck behind before everything is then assembled.

Making Christmas Bright. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Which of the four Christmas Stamp-a-Stack projects is your favourite?

Why not join us for a class in 2020. Head to my Class Timetable for more details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Making Christmas Bright Photopolymer Stamp SetChristmas Bulb Builder PunchTailored Tag PunchLovely Lipstick A4 CardstockLovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' PadShaded Spruce A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadVery Vanilla A4 CardstockVery Vanilla A4 Thick CardstockGold Foil SheetsShaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Striped RibbonSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Glue Dots

Welcome to my Stampin’ Up! Team

I’ve recently welcomed a new team member to my Stampin’ Up! Team – The Lilypad Crafters. Obviously being a crafting team, my new team member needed a handmade card.

Welcome to my Stampin' Up! Team. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I was creating several cards for different occasions, I used the same design as this project, with a few tweaks.

Don’t be afraid to use the same design over and over again. It saves you a lot of time thinking about what you want to do. More time saved = more time creating :-).

Welcome to my Stampin' Up! Team. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a combination of Highland Heather and Blushing Bride, I changed the orientation to landscape, added some ribbon and used a different die-cut sentiment. I also used a different punch for the background layers for the sentiment to sit on.

There’s still Wink of Stella and Rhinestones for a dose of bling!

Welcome to my Stampin' Up! Team. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’d love to welcome you to my Stampin’ Up! team. If you’d like to find out more then head to my FAQ or contact me for a no obligation chat.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Well Written DiesGallery Grunge Cling-Mount Stamp SetHighland Heather A4 CardstockHighland Heather Classic Stampin' PadBlushing Bride A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockSilver 3/8" Metallic-Edge RibbonClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushTailored Tag PunchSnail AdhesiveFine-Tip Glue PenStampin' Dimensionals

Saying Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour

Last weekend I said farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. It has been touring the UK since December last year, and I’ve watched it at some of the venues it has visited.

Although the tour finishes today, last week was my final visit and was my opportunity to hand out the cards I’d made to say thank you.

I made 10 different cards so this is a picture heavy post. However, I haven’t posted ALL the pictures.

To see the full set, head to my Rocky Horror Pinterest Board where they will be appearing over the next few days.

Each of the cards used a variety of Stampin’ Up! products. You can see the Tailored Tag Punch and the 1/2″ Circle Punch were used quite a lot in the projects.

Can you spot some of the other products I used?

Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Frank-n-Furter
(Heart from Dog Builder Punch and Blood Splats from Geared Up Garage Stamp Set)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Rocky
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Brad
(Flower from Vibrant Vases Stamp Set used to create the pattern on the jacket)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Janet
(Ears from Elephant Builder Punch & Circle from Scallop Tag Punch to create bow on dress)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Narrator
(Artisan Textures Stamp Set used to create a velvet-look on jacket)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Riff-Raff, Narrator & Frank-n-Furter Mix
for a very talented Cast Member
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Usherette/Magenta
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Columbia
(White Baker’s Twine coloured with Stampin’ Blend Marker to create corset bow)
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Eddie/Dr Scott
Farewell to the Rocky Horror Tour. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
Phantoms

Did you spot some of the variety of products I used?
I was particularly pleased with the bow I created for both Riff Raff and Janet. Who knew that Elephant Ears would come in useful!

I had great fun making these as it was something a bit different to my normal crafting routine.

Don’t forget that booking for my final evening classes of the year closes very soon. Head to my Class Timetable for more details and to book your place.

Below, I’ve listed just a handful of the main products I used to create the projects. To order any Stampin’ Up! products, including the BRAND NEW Christmastime is Here Suite, head to my 24/7 online store

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs


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Tailored Tag PunchDog Builder Punch1/2" (1.3 cm) Circle PunchElephant Builder PunchArtisan Textures Cling-Mount Stamp SetVibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamp SetGeared Up Garage Cling Stamp SetClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Stampin' DimensionalsMini Glue DotsFine-Tip Glue Pen