Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards

My favourite time of the month as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is sending Thank You cards to those who shopped with me the month before.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is my card for my June Customers.

It uses items from the Hand-Penned Suite, with the Hand-Penned DSP as the focus.

The fabulous DSP is on Special Offer until 2nd August. Make sure you grab yourself a pack or two before the offer ends.

For my colour combination, I picked Pale Papaya and Basic White from the DSP, with a Black sentiment. As there are a few colours in the DSP, I wanted to keep the colours I used to a minimum.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Penned Flowers Dies from the Suite, I scalloped the edge of the DSP.

The sentiment is from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and I’ve stamped a few extra flowers around it.

This is cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

Lengths of the coordinating In Color Ribbon are crossed behind it.

Hand-Penned Customer Thank You Cards. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Genial Gems, also from the Suite are dotted across the project.

If you shop with me in July, a card will be on the way to you during August. Don’t forget that if you use the Online Shopping Club Code, you will receive a little extra gift too.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAND-PENNED SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)LABEL ME FANCY PUNCHPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONSTAMPIN' SEAL+MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Summery Sweet Strawberry

The colour combination may look familiar on today’s project.

Summery Sweet Strawberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s the same colour combination I used yesterday. While the colours were on my desk, I made another card and created this summery project.

This time it uses the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch).

This Bundle is discounted in the Annual Catalogue.

The bottom section is stamped multiple times with the flower shapes, both the inner and outline images.

Next, strips of Magenta Madness, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral are added. Any overhang is cut away before it is added to the layer.

Summery Sweet Strawberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As with yesterday, the sentiment is stamped and then shaped using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Then, a stamped and punched flower in each colour is added to the sentiment. Each flower has a sequin from the Ephemera Pack in the centre.

The sentiment and flowers are attached using Dimensionals.

Summery Sweet Strawberry. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few more sequins are dotted around the bottom section.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SWEET STRAWBERRY BUNDLE (ENGLISH)EXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKBANNERS PICK A PUNCHMAGENTA MADNESS A4 CARDSTOCKMAGENTA MADNESS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCALYPSO CORAL A4 CARDSTOCKCALYPSO CORAL CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMANGO MELODY A4 CARDSTOCKMANGO MELODY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Double Masking – the papercrafting way

You may hearing quite a lot about double masking at the moment, but this is a happier papercrafting version.

Double Masking. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This monochrome ‘thanks’ card is in Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

My first piece of masking was for the strip across the middle of the project to create a blank space for my sentiment.

The next piece of masking was using one of the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks and a Blending Brush to create an ombre effect. I chose to go darker in the centre and paler towards the edges.

Double Masking. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

When my masking was complete, I added the sentiment from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set. If you haven’t got this £16 stamp set, I would definitely recommend it. It’s a must for your collection.

Next, I added some lengths of Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack across the edges of my centre strip.

Finally, using a Stampin’ Blend, some Rhinestones were given a Daffodil Delight colouring.

Double Masking. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a really quick and simple project. It would also be great in lots of different colours and sentiments too.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PLENTY OF PATTERNS DECORATIVE MASKSBIGGEST WISH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLENDING BRUSHESBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' BLENDS DAFFODIL DELIGHT COMBO PACKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEAL+

Anyone for an Ice Cream (Cone)?

Do you also look at a punch and think of something different to do with it?

Anyone for an Ice Cream (Cone). Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s something I do quite a lot. This design for the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch has been in my head for a while. I’ve finally got around to making it.

Using the same In Good Taste DSP as this project from the weekend. I punched out two cone shapes using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch. These patterns are the other side of the papers I used previously, so are giving a very different look.

Anyone for an Ice Cream (Cone). Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Before I started to stick them down, I first stamped my sentiment from the Biggest Wish Stamp Set. I did this as if I made a mistake, it would be easier to correct or stamp again. It’s much harder to correct if you it at the end!

Each cone shape is then stuck down, leaving a gap between each one. Any overhang is then cut away.

Anyone for an Ice Cream (Cone). Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some lengths of coordinating Gray Granite Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack creates a border at the top and bottom.

It’s a quick and simple design and would be perfect for making a batch of cards for teachers, friends and more.

Grab a pack of DSP, you could choose one that is currently on special offer. Then add a stamp set of your choice, plus any extra embellishments. Make them using different colours, DSP packs and sentiments.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ICE CREAM CONE BUILDER PUNCHBIGGEST WISH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)IN GOOD TASTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPERGRAY GRANITE A4 CARDSTOCKGRAY GRANITE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' SEAL+

Beauty and Daisies

These pretty monochrome daisies sit on a fabulous background of DSP.

Beauty and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
The background DSP is stamped with the Beauty of Friendship and Daisy Lane Stamp Sets in Misty Moonlight. Don’t be afraid to stamp onto your DSP, it creates some great effects.

Various generations of stamping have been used for the smaller ‘splat’ type images at the top. Check out this week’s YouTube Video on what generational stamping is all about.

Beauty and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the Medium Daisy Punch, the daisies are cut out and layered after stamping. They are then lightly coated with Wink of Stella for some subtle sparkle.

For the sentiment, I used the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and the coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies for the shape.

A length of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack is finished with a bow.

Beauty and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Metallic Pearls are dotted around to pick out the silver in the Baker’s Twine.

Don’t forget that this fabulous DSP is on Special Offer until 2nd August. Why not grab a pack or two and start stamping on it.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDAISY LANE CLING STAMP SET (EN)MEDIUM DAISY PUNCHMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKFLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON RIBBON COMBO PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMETALLIC PEARLSSTAMPIN' SEAL+MINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Art In Bloom Bundle

I had a play with the Art In Bloom Bundle and this is my first project using it.

Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This Bundle has the Art In Bloom Stamp Set and Bloom Dies, both of which I’ve used here. Plus, it also has the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder as part of the Bundle too.

More about the very clever Hybrid Embossing Folder another day!

Every Bundle has a fabulous discount, so make sure you check them out in the Annual Catalogue.

Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project I chose a combination of Balmy Blue, Merry Merlot and Gorgeous Grape, with Basic White.

The flowers are stamped and then cut out using the dies, along with the leaf shapes and smaller flowers.

These are then layered onto the stamped background.

For the sentiment, I’ve used the first word of one of the sentiments from the set. This sits in a cut down die shape from the Bundle.

Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each of the flower centres are given a touch of sparkle with some Wink of Stella.

Finally, a few Rhinestones add to the sparkle.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BALMY BLUE A4 CARDSTOCKBALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMERRY MERLOT A4 CARDSTOCKMERRY MERLOT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Introduction to In Color Class – Soft Succulent

Today I’m back to sharing last week’s Introduction to In Color Class projects.

We have now reached Soft Succulent, the 4th project from the class.

Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I love this colour with Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry. Very Vanilla accents and Basic Gray stamping complete the mix.

This is a version of a previous project I have made. However, as the class was online without access to shared stamps, the kit contained die-cut and embossed shapes instead.

First, the background is given a texture using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, shapes are cut using the Elegant Tag Punch, Symmetrical Stems Border Punch and the Painted Labels Dies.

A bow from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack in Very Vanilla is wrapped around the tag.

A sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set is stamped onto pieces shaped with the Treasured Tag Pick a Punch.

All of the pieces are layered together, along with a length of coordinating ribbon.

Finally, coordinating In Color Jewels are scattered across the project.

Introduction to In Color Class - Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back tomorrow for the next project from the class.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ELEGANT TAG PUNCHTASTEFUL TEXTILE 3D EMBOSSING FOLDERORNATE THANKS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)PAINTED LABELS DIESSYMMETRICAL STEMS BORDER PUNCHTREASURED TAGS PICK A PUNCHSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKRICH RAZZLEBERRY CARDSTOCK A4MINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

 

 

 

 

Hybrid Daisies

For today’s project, I sharing these hybrid daisies with you.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These are a hybrid of the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set for the stems and leaves, with the Medium Daisy Punch creating the flowers.

As the daisies cover the flowers in the stamped image, you wouldn’t know they were there.

A colour combination of Daffodil Delight, Just Jade and Basic White give this project a fresh summery feel.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using a Blender Pen, the leaves are given a soft hint of colour.

Next, a strip of Just Jade Ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack lays down one side. A strip of Daffodil Delight stamped tone-on-tone sits on top.

This is topped with a sentiment from the Stamp Set and cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

For the daisies, two shapes are layered and given a yellow centre using a Sponge Dauber.

Finally, after these are attached, the centres have a touch of sparkle using sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.

Hybrid Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP CLING STAMP SETDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADJUST JADE A4 CARDSTOCKJUST JADE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHEXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKFLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON RIBBON COMBO PACKBLENDER PENSSPONGE DAUBERSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

A Very Tasteful Thank You

This Very Tasteful Thank You is a quick and simple project to make. It’s great if you need to create multiples, or need a card in a rush.

Very Tasteful Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the In Good Taste DSP and the Tasteful Labels Dies, hence the ‘very tasteful’ description!

I chose a Crumb Cake and Early Espresso colour combination to coordinate with the DSP.

Very Tasteful Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the more angled dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies, these pieces are layered on top of a piece of Faux Suede Trim.

Once again, I’ve been frugal with my Early Espresso cardstock, as I explained in my Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Make sure you check it out if you haven’t already done so.

Very Tasteful Thank You. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials are dotted across the project. To coordinate with the angles, the diamond shape ones are used here.

This design can be recreated using different DSP, dies and sentiments for a completely different look.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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IN GOOD TASTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPERTASTEFUL LABELS DIESBLOSSOMS IN BLOOM PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETEARLY ESPRESSO A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKEARLY ESPRESSO 1/4" (6.4 MM) FAUX SUEDE TRIMSILVER & CLEAR EPOXY ESSENTIALSSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Beauty of the Earth Suite Collection

The Beauty of the Earth Suite Collection made an appearance for last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project.

Beauty of the Earth Sute Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This collection, on pages 10-11 in the Annual Catalogue contains the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set and Beautiful Trees Dies Bundle, Bark 3D Embossing Folder and the pretty Beauty of the Earth DSP.

I recently made this project using the Stamp Set and Dies Bundle. Today’s project uses all the items from the Suite Collection.

Beauty of the Earth Sute Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

When I saw the 12×12 DSP, I knew it was just perfect for card fronts.

Using colours from the paper, I chose a combination of Cinnamon Cider and Merry Merlot for this design.

A bow is tied around the tree before the sentiment and tree are attached to the embossed piece.

Beauty of the Earth Sute Collection. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Now these are together as one piece, they are then raised with Dimensionals over the three lengths of Linen Thread .

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BEAUTY OF THE EARTH SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)MERRY MERLOT A4 CARDSTOCKMERRY MERLOT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKLINEN THREADSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS