Butterfly Brilliance Customer Thank You Cards

For my latest batch of customer thank you cards, I just had to use items from the new Butterfly Brilliance Collection.

This collection is an early release Bundle from the upcoming Annual Catalogue. There are TWO paper packs too that are available for a limited time (while stocks last).

All of the items are available individually, with a discount for the full collection (while stocks last).

Butterfly Brilliance. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I cut a strip of the 6×6 Butterfly Bijou DSP Stack as a background piece for my Pool Party basecard.

Next, I used the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut out both a solid and detailed butterfly shape. One in Mango Melody and the other in So Saffron.

After sticking these together, the butterfly was then stuck onto the DSP.

I then added a sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set in Basic Gray Ink. This is cut out using the Treasured Tags Pick a Punch to make a rounded edge. If you were a fan of the Word Window Punch, then this punch is a good substitute.

The sentiment is attached across the wings using Mini Dimensionals.

Butterfly Brilliance. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Artistry Blooms Sequins in co-ordinating Mango Melody add a touch of sparkle.

Find out more about the items in the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and make sure you grab the limited availability items while you still can.
Please note, if one or more of the DSP sets has sold out, the full discounted Bundle option will be discontinued. You will still be able to purchase the other remaining items separately.

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.

Don’t forget to head to my Class Timetable for full details of the classes I am currently running.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE COLLECTIONBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTREASURED TAGS PICK A PUNCHARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Flowering Vine Dies

Last week was the first Card & (Your) Cuppa session of 2021. It was great to be back.

Here is the project. It uses the fabulous Flowering Vine Dies. It is my version of the project on Page 62 of the new January-June Mini Catalogue.

Flowering Vine Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination is Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla, with Just Jade Ribbon.

Two pieces of lattice effect and lots of flowers are cut out using the Flowering Vine Dies. This takes a while, but the smaller flowers can be cut in multiples of three as there are three dies for these. Each flower is then stuck onto the back of the lattice piece using either Multipurpose Glue or Fine-Tip Glue.

Then, these pieces are stuck onto the basecard, so the flowers show through.

Flowering Vine Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set in Basic Gray is added to another die cut shape from Flowering Vine Dies. This is stuck onto a co-ordinating So Saffron piece.

This piece is stuck over the swoosh of Just Jade Ribbon using Dimensionals.

Finally, some small pearls are added to the centre of the larger flowers.

Flowering Vine Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To join me at a future class, head to my class timetable for full details and to book your place.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERING VINE DIESORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)MINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONPEARL BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEFINE-TIP GLUE PENTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Customer Thank You Cards using FREE SAB DSP

Earlier this week I showed you some Thank You cards I had made using the FREE Flower & Field SAB DSP.

Here is another version of the project, made using a different sheet from this fabulous 12×12 DSP.

This was my most recent customer Thank You card, for those who shopped with me during December and January.

Customer Thank You Cards using FREE SAB DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This time, I’ve taken the bright Flirty Flamingo piece with stripes. Again, this is cut in half to show the other side. The floral side at the top and the stripes on the bottom.

Rather than a length of ribbon, a strip of co-ordinating cardstock covers the join.Customer Thank You Cards using FREE SAB DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a sentiment from the Vine Design Stamp Set, cut out using a Circle Punch is stuck on using Dimensionals.Customer Thank You Cards using FREE SAB DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Which one do you prefer, this pink one, or the Bumblebee one from the other day?

Don’t forget that Sunday 28th February is the final day for this SAB period. Make sure you get your hands on these FREE items while you can.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWER & FIELD 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERVINE DESIGN CLING STAMP SETFLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Thank You With FREE SAB DSP

I’ve needed to send Thank You cards to close friends who have helped us recently.

Using the FREE Flower & Fields DSP from the first SAB of the year, I made these bright cards.

Saying Thank You With FREE SAB DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They use the same sheet of DSP, with the piece cut to show both sides. Where the two pieces meet is then covered with a length of co-ordinating ribbon.

Saying Thank You With FREE SAB DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to use Bumblebee and Basic Black from the paper for my colours.

The sentiment is from the new Vine Design Stamp Set and stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink. It is then cut out using a Circle Punch.

This is then raised up over the ribbon using Dimensionals.

Saying Thank You With FREE SAB DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

You can make LOADS of cards using this DSP. Pop back in a few days to see another version of this project.

SAB is only running until the end of this month, so make sure you place any orders to grab your FREE items by then.

Before I sign off, I’d like to once again thank you for your kind words and messages. I’m slowly making a gentle return to classes and am loving being able to spend time in my craft room.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWER & FIELD 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERVINE DESIGN CLING STAMP SETBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE 2020–2022 IN COLOR RIBBONBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Lovely You for my Lovely Customers

My November customers were all sent this handmade card to say thank you for supporting my business.

As it uses the Lovely You Stamp Set and co-ordinating Punch Bundle, it’s more of a lovely you for my lovely customers project.

Lovely You for my Lovely Customers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As I thought people might be getting a bit fed up with Christmas colours, I chose to use the Subtles Collection for my colour combination.

There’s Pool Party, So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam, plus Whisper White.

Don’t forget to check this post with information on the replacement for Whisper White.

Stamping the images in a random patterns gives the impression of them falling across the page.

As Soft Sea Foam is quite a pale ink, itdoesn’t show up very well in my pictures.

Lovely You for my Lovely Customers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of co-ordinating Pool Party Sheer Ribbon with knotted ends is then added.

The sentiment and sentiment layer has ends cut with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. This punch and the stamp set form part of a discounted Bundle.

Some small Pearls, coloured with a Pool Party Stampin’ Blend add a finishing touch.Lovely You for my Lovely Customers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’re placing an order for any of these items, or items on the retiring list, don’t forget to use the Online Shopping Club Code to receive a little extra gift from me.

You can also join me at online classes. Find out more at my Class Timetable.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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LOVELY YOU BUNDLE (ENGLISH)POOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SEA FOAM CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) SHEER RIBBONPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' BLENDS POOL PARTY COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Forever Fern to Say Thank You

This month, I’ve used Forever Fern to say Thank You to my recent customers.

I love being able to express my gratitude to those who have supported my business.

As you know, it’s one of my favourite things about my job.

Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project, my colour combination is Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake.

It’s a combination I have used before with Whisper White, but this time I chose Very Vanilla instead.Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Just a few leaves from the Forever Fern Stamp Set, along with the splates for the background, create a soft, yet class look.

A sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, with the edges cut using the Banners Pick a Punch.

This is stuck above a Rococo Rose punched circle shape.

Forever Fern to Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls add a certain something to this classic project.

Have you placed an order with me in November? It’s not too late.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)ORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)ROCOCO ROSE A4 CARDSTOCKROCOCO ROSE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4RICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK1 1/2" (3.8 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHBANNERS PICK A PUNCHPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You

I recently played my part in helping another local business say thank you to some loyal customers who have been supporting them during the pandemic.

The business is a local Coffee Shop, where I held my regular craft classes pre-Coronavirus.

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They wanted to thank a team of staff from a large organisation who have regularly been ordering cakes.

This project is my interpretation of their departmental logo and you might even spot the organisation in the text too!

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colours to reflect the logo are Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness and Blackberry Bliss, with Whisper White.

For the shapes, the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set provides the larger images. Smaller images and the tiny splats are from the Waterfront Stamp Set.

On top of the stamping, is a sentiment made from the Playful Alphabet Dies. Each letter is coated in Wink of Stella to give a lot of sparkle. You can see this in more detail in the picture below.

Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Rhinestones are added for even more sparkle.Helping Another Local Business Say Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to get back to crafting at the Coffee Shop again.

In the meantime, why not take a look at my Class Timetable to see the classes I’m currently running over ZOOM.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESGEARED UP GARAGE CLING STAMP SETWATERFRONT PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)BERMUDA BAY A4 CARDSTOCKBERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLACKBERRY BLISS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRANNY APPLE GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this card of muted colours with texture and a leaf. Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combo of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla is a favourite.

The background is embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

This then has a diagonal length of Embroidered Ribbon and Linen Trim attached.

Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Another length of Linen Thread is then looped to create interest for the leaf to sit on.

Layers of Stitched Shapes Dies in all three colours, with a sentiment from the co-ordinating Love of Leaves Stamp Set are popped in the corner. The leaf dies and stamp set are available as a bundle from the current Mini Catalogue.Muted Colours with Texture and a Leaf. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the leaf from the Stitched Leaves Dies is raised on Dimensionals above the Linen Thread loops.

This is a great card for any occasion with a simple sentiment change.

There are only a few Card & (Your) Cuppa Classes available to book for 2020. Make sure you don’t miss out. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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LOVE OF LEAVES BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERSTITCHED SHAPES DIESCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4SOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCK3/8" (1 CM) EMBROIDERED RIBBONLINEN THREADSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

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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BASKET OF BLOOMS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETBUTTERFLY GALA PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFIELD OF FLOWERS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKPOPPY PARADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTERRACOTTA TILE A4 CARDSTOCKTERRACOTTA TILE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHDETAILED TRIO PUNCHLINEN THREADSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS