Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sun Prints Suite Collection

After a three week break due to Bank Holidays and my own holiday, Card & (Your) Cuppa returned with this pretty project.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is inspired by the projects on Page 92 of the new Annual Catalogue.

This card uses items from the Sun Prints Suite Collection (Nature’s Prints Stamp Set, Natural Prints Dies, Sun Prints DSP, Fern 3D Embossing Folder).

The colours in the DSP are the reasons for my colour combination of Gray Granite, Night of Navy and Basic White.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the shape of the sentiment piece, cut from the Natural Prints Dies, it is drawn round to mirror the shape onto the piece of DSP.

The DSP is stuck to the embossed piece of Basic White cardstock.

A sentiment from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set in Night of Navy has die cut leaves stuck both under and on top of it.

Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon is stuck behind it, before it is attached using Dimensionals.

Sun Prints Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones are dotted across the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SUN PRINTS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)NIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGRAY GRANITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBONGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Happy Hedgehogs for Mothering Sunday

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was the non-stamping version of this card I made for Mothering Sunday.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This card uses the Happy Hedgehogs Bundle (Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set & Hedgehog Builder Punch) from the Mini Catalogue.

The colours for the cardstock is the same as the class project, with added Early Espresso and Crumb Cake stamping.

Using Stampin’ Write Markers, I coloured the leaves and flowers, then went over them with a Blender Pen. I also used a Blender Pen on the hedgehog prickles.

For the toadstools, these were stamped, coloured using an inkpad and Blender Pen and then fussy cut.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The green grassy area is created using Pear Pizzazz and a Sponge Dauber. This has coordinating Baker’s Twine wrapped around and a bunny ears bow.

A touch of sparkle is added to the flowers with some Wink of Stella.

Again, using the Lovely You Stamp Set and the Double Oval Punch, the sentiment is layered and added.

As the card was being hand delivered, the toadstools were layered and the hedgehog was raised up on double-stacked Dimensionals.

Happy Hedgehogs Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are added to the centre of each flower.

This card has a few hidden meanings. Not only was it Mothering Sunday, it would also have been my Dad’s Birthday, the second without him. As you may have heard me mention before, Dad loved nature, so this is a nod to his Birthday as well as celebrating Mum.

Plus, Dad was allergic to mushrooms, so the toadstools (mushrooms) are a little reminder of him too. He would have appreciated the humour!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAPPY HEDGEHOGS BUNDLEDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPEAR PIZZAZZ CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADREAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSUBTLES STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERSBLENDER PENSSPONGE DAUBERSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPEARL BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Hedgehog Builder Punch

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I designed this cute card using the Hedgehog Builder Punch and Iconic Dies.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour scheme started with Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I then added Pear Pizzazz, Real Red and Soft Suede.

As we are unable to share stamps at this online class, I took inspiration from Page 64 of the Mini Catalogue and embossed the shape for the spikes.

The hedgehog layers were then stuck together and a Classic Matte Dot became the eye.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Toadstools from the Iconic Dies were then cut and layered together.

Lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine was then added to the project.

Then, the various pieces to create the scene were added in layers, finishing with the hedgehog raised up on Dimensionals.

The three flowers were added using Glue Dots.

A sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set sits on shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

Finally, some small Pearls create the centre of the flowers.

Hedgehog Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Iconic Dies and the Embossing Folder are on the Last Chance List and are retiring. Make sure you grab them while you can.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HEDGEHOG BUILDER PUNCHICONIC DIESGREENERY EMBOSSING FOLDERSDOUBLE OVAL PUNCHLOVELY YOU CLING STAMP SET (EN)BLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4PEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSPEARL BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin’ Blends

I’m loving the Abstract Beauty 4″x6″ DSP from the Mini Catalogue.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As one of the pieces has a black and white design, I reached for my Stampin’ Blends to add some colour.

Using Poppy Parade and So Saffron for the flowers, Granny Apple Green and Old Olive for the leaves, and only colouring a few of the pieces, it allows them to really pop.

I’m a fan of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and I think this is a little nod to his style.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Three pieces of Simply Elegant Trim in Gold are added to coordinate with the Gold foil elements in the DSP.

Next, I took some hexagonal cut outs from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, also in Gold.

These had a sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set stuck to them, with the edges cut to meet the hexagonal shape.

Due to the bulk of the Gold Trim, the hexagon and sentiment piece sits over it using Dimensionals.

Abstract Beauty DSP Meets Stampin' Blends. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As well as the current range of colours, make sure you take a look at the new early release skin tone Stampin’ Blends.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPEREXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKHELLO BEAUTIFUL PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)STAMPIN' BLENDS GRANNY APPLE GREEN COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS OLD OLIVE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS POPPY PARADE COMBO PACKSTAMPIN' BLENDS SO SAFFRON COMBO PACKPOPPY PARADE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADSIMPLY ELEGANT TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Abstract Beauty Thank You Cards

For my recent customers I made these pretty thank you cards.

Abstract Beauty Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

They use items from the Abstract Beauty Suite Collection in the Jan-June Mini Catalogue.

The Suite has lots of products and I’ve used the DSP, Stamp Set and Dies to create this project.

My starting point was the DSP and I chose to use coordinating Blushing Bride and Night of Navy from the sheets as my colours.

Abstract Beauty Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the DSP does a lot of the work, each card only needs a sentiment and some ribbon to finish.

The Stamp Set and Die Bundle from the collection provide the sentiment and shapes. These are then layered together.

Using a swoosh of the Glittered Organdy Ribbon, carried over from the July-Dec Mini Catalogue, helps to coordinate with the gold foil pieces on the DSP.

Abstract Beauty Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love how quick and simple these cards are. Great for making in batches.

Making and sending thank you cards is something I really enjoy, especially for my customers. I make every single one also and send them in a way that allows you to easily reuse it.

Don’t forget to check out the latest Special Offers and place an order to receive a card too.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHITE 3/8" (1 CM) GLITTERED ORGANDY RIBBONMINI STAMPIN' CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Wildflower Path Thank You

This pretty Thank you card uses the fabulous Wildflower Path Stamp Set from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

Wildflower Path Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It might be a Stamp Set that you pass by, but I would encourage you to take a second look – it’s on page 21. It’s also only £21 for 16 photopolymer stamps.

I have used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Evening Evergreen for my colour combination, along with Basic White.

Wildflower Path Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The project uses the leaves and flowers images, and to create the depth in the flowers, the larger images are stamped off and the smaller image uses first generation stamping.

I love how quickly the scene comes together. Great for batch production.

A length of the Evenibg Evergreen Windowpane Check Ribbon, also from the Mini Catalogue sits across the top of the project. This has the sentiment, cut out using the Double Oval Punch raised above it.

Wildflower Path Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some of the new Iridescent Rhinestones are added for a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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WILDFLOWER PATH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4MELON MAMBO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADRICH RAZZLEBERRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) WINDOWPANE CHECK RIBBONIRIDESCENT RHINESTONES BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP

My Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees asked for a daffodil project. As they also  liked this project and the DSP, last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was a similar design.

Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The DSP is from the FREE Daffodil Afternoon SAB DSP, only available until the end of February, while stocks last.

As the sheet of DSP has a fabulous daffodil design on it, it can just be cut into pieces to create a great project.

Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using colours from the DSP, a Very Vanilla basecard, with an Evening Evergreen layer provides a coordinating base.

A piece of In Color Ribbon and a length of Baker’s Twine sit around the bottom of the DSP.

Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a sentiment from the Wildflower Path Stamp Set is stamped onto Crushed Curry cardstock and raised up on Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DAFFODIL AFTERNOON 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERWILDFLOWER PATH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)EVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Blessings of Home Bundle

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted many projects recently.

This is because over the past few weeks I lost my craft mojo. Rather than sitting in my craft room and pressurising myself, I did some other things instead.

Blessings of Home Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Now, I’ve returned to my craft room, I’ve chosen to concentrate on one stamp set, with some coordinating dies to make a few projects. This stops me feeling overwhelmed and helps me to focus.

My chosen products are the Blessings of Home Bundle (Blessings of Home Stamp Set and Flowers of Home Dies), plus a few more coordinating items from the Heart & Home Suite. These are from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

Blessings of Home Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Cinnamon Cider Heart & Home Doilies as my colour inspiration I teamed it with Very Vanilla to make this this monochrome project.

Stamping the image multiple times down the side of the card creates focus in the background. These are coloured using a Blender Pen to soften the images.

Another flower is stamped and cut out using the dies. Again this is coloured with Blender Pens.

The pieces are then stuck together, with the sentiment attached with Dimensionals.

A multiple loop bow made using the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack is then added. If you’re not sure how to make one of these bows, then take a look at my how to video.

Blessings of Home Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Classic Matte Dots, also from the Suite are then dotted around for a finishing touch.

I also made a few more projects using these products and I’ll share those with you next week.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BLESSINGS OF HOME BUNDLE (ENGLISH)HEART & HOME DOILIESCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDER PENSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKCLASSIC MATTE DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Thank You with SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP

The fabulous SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP was the perfect background for my recent customer thank you cards.

SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

One of the sheets of the DSP cuts up perfectly into sections of daffodils that create a stunning card layer.

SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For my card I used the colours in the DSP. It’s actually Crushed Curry, not Daffodil Delight!, along with Pear Pizzazz and Evening Evergreen stamping.

SAB Daffodil Afternoon DSP. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the DSP does all the hard work, all I needed to do was add a sentiment from the Wildflower Path Stamp Set. Wildflower Path is from the new January-June Mini Catalogue. This sits on a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim.

If you place an order with me during January, you will be in my next batch of people to receive a thank you card from me.

Don’t forget that placing an order of £45 or more during Sale-A-Bration gets you FREE products, so don’t miss out.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DAFFODIL AFTERNOON 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERWILDFLOWER PATH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)CRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Abstract Beauty Suite Collection

Last week was our first Card & (Your) Cuppa Class of 2022.

As the January-June Mini Catalogue has just launched, I used some products from the new Abstract Beauty Suite Collection.

Abstract Beauty Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Suite Collection includes a Stamp Set and Die Bundle, some fabulous 6×4″ DSP, Embellishments, an Ephemera Pack and some cards and envelopes too.

I used a piece of the DSP to choose my colours of Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight, with Basic White.

The shapes are cut from the Beautiful Shapes Dies in the set and are dotted across the project.

Abstract Beauty Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a sentiment from the Hello Beautiful Stamp Set, this sits on top of some of the shapes.

As I love abstract shapes, this Stamp Set and Die Bundle, along with the DSP fell into my basket as soon as I could order it!

A few gold Metallic Pearls are added as a finishing touch. These coordinate with the gold flecks in the DSP.Abstract Beauty Suite Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Don’t forget that as well as the Mini Catalogue, it is also SAB time. Sale-A-Bration runs until the end of February.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ABSTRACT BEAUTY-SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)HELLO BEAUTIFUL BUNDLE (ENGLISH)ABSTRACT BEAUTY 4" X 6" (10.2 X 15.2 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMETALLIC PEARLSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS