Customer Thank you cards – Petal Passion

It’s time for me to show you the Thank you cards I’ve sent to my recent customers. I hope those of you who received one of these are enjoying your new products.

Petal Passion DSP from Stampin' Up! with HIPPOFROG Designs

This card uses a black and white theme inspired by the design on the Petal Passion DSP. The splash of colour is Flirty Flamingo shapes from the Tree Builder Punch. These have a tiny glitter epoxy circle in the centre to add a touch of sparkle.

If you are a paper hoarder, this is a perfect project to use up your stash. You can always make a coordinating envelope too!

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Thankful Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp SetPetal Passion Designer Series PaperWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockBasic Black Archival Stampin’ PadBasic Black A4 CardstockFlirty Flamingo A4 CardstockTree Builder PunchGlitter & Clear Epoxy ShapesSnail AdhesiveMini Glue Dots

Last week’s Card & Cuppa – Purple Falling Flowers

At last week’s Card & Cuppa I decided to use products from the Annual Catalogue and reached for Falling Flowers.

Falling Flowers from Stampin' Up with HIPPOFROG Designs

This card is similar to this one I made, it’s my interpretation of the picture on Page 143 of the AC.

I chose Fresh Fig, Perfect Plum and Sweet Sugarplum to stamp the images from the Falling Flowers Stamp Set.  I love using different shades of a colour and the purples give this project a classy feel.

The items to ‘grunge’ up the project are the ‘splats’ from Swirly Bird and Sponge Daubers with Rich Razzleberry ink.

By stamping the flower image twice and cutting it out, it gives it more detail and definition.  There are also additional splats on the rear flower.  Using a Stampin’ Write Marker to colour the centre of the flower and then pulling the ink with a Blender Pen gives it a darker look.

Both the Starburst Punch and Leaf Punch create various shapes for our flower to sit on.  Can you see the splats and daubering on the leaves?  We also added definition by using a paper folder to crease the centre of the leaves.

A strip of Fresh Fig ribbon wraps around the project with a length of Baker’s Twine in a bow on top of it.  The ends are frayed to keep the grunge look.

Small flowers from the Tree Builder Punch and Pearls add a pretty finishing touch.

Unfortunately, Thursday’s Card & Cuppa had to be cancelled due to the snow, but there are plenty more opportunities to attend a session.  Make sure you book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Falling Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp SetSwirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp SetVery Vanilla A4 CardstockPerfect Plum A4 CardstockPerfect Plum Classic Stampin' PadSweet Sugarplum A4 CardstockSweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' PadFresh Fig A4 CardstockFresh Fig Classic Stampin' PadFresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven RibbonRich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' PadSponge DaubersVery Vanilla Solid Baker's TwinePearl Basic JewelsStarburst PunchTree Builder PunchLeaf PunchSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsTear & Tape AdhesiveMini Glue Dots

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Lovely Wishes

I’m a fan of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The brand new Lovely Wishes Stamp Set in the Spring/Summer Catalogue reminds me of his work.

So, last week’s Card & Cuppa project was my nod to his designs.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Wishes with Karen Young at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s a project with precise image placement, not like me at all! The first trick is to mark where the centre circle goes to help line up the leaves stamped in Basic Gray.

Once they are in place, it’s just a matter of using the infill stamps to colour the leaves and flowers.

The fabulous sentiment sits on a matching layer before and a strip of gorgeous Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

A final touch is a couple of small flowers using the Tree Builder Punch which are adorned with Pearls.

If you’d like to join us at Card & Cuppa, make sure you book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Lovely Wishes Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockBasic Gray Archival Stampin’ PadWild Wasabi A4 CardstockWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadRose Red A4 CardstockRose Red Classic Stampin' PadWhisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Organza Ribbon1-3/4" (4.4 Cm) Circle Punch1-1/2" (3.8 Cm) Circle PunchTree Builder PunchPearl Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Glue Dots

Lucky flowers

A very talented lady started a new chapter in her floristry training the other week.  I made her this bouquet of lucky flowers to wish her all the best.

Stampin' Up with HIPPOFROG Designs - Jar of Love

It is based on this recent Card & Cuppa project.

As she is a fan of orange, I’ve used Pumpkin Pie and Peekaboo Peach for the card, flowers and bow.

In the same way as the previous project, Jar of Love and Balloon Celebration Stamp Sets create the stems.  The stamped flowers are from the Number of Years Stamp Set and the other flower use the Tree Builder Punch.  Baby Bear Stamp Set gives us the bow cut out with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.

The sentiment is from the Banners for You Stamp Set and matching Bunch of Banners Framelits.

The finishing touches are a strip of mini Gold Sequins, Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Although this project uses lots of different stamp sets and accessories, I just love how they all combine together to make something completely different to the original designs.

What ‘different’ projects have you made?

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetBalloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp SetNumber Of Years Photopolymer Stamp SetBaby Bear Photopolymer Stamp SetBanners For You Photopolymer Stamp SetBunch Of Banners Framelits DiesHolly Berry Builder PunchTree Builder PunchWhisper White A4 CardstockPeekaboo Peach A4 CardstockPeekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' PadPumpkin Pie A4 CardstockPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadWild Wasabi Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadRhinestone Basic JewelsGold Mini Sequin TrimClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushTear & Tape AdhesiveMini Glue DotsMini Stampin' Dimensionals

Customer Thank You Cards – Color Theory

Thank you so much for your recent orders.  I know I say it a lot, but I truly appreciate every single order.

Making Thank You cards to send is an absolute pleasure for me.

If you’ve ordered from me recently then one of these should have made its way to you.

Stampin' Up! Color Theory

I’ve used the Color Theory Suite for these cards and have taken my inspiration from Page 130 of the Annual Catalogue.

There are four colours in the suite and I’ve used three for these cards.

Using the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set I first stamped the sentiment multiple times onto the colour fade DSP.  I then used the Triple Banner Punch to shape the edges of the highlighted sentiment.

Finally, I added some DSP flowers cut using the Tree Builder Punch with Rhinestones for the centres.

Which colour card did you receive?

Which one do you prefer?

Don’t forget to use your Bonus Days Coupons by the end of the month.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Thankful Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockBanner Triple PunchTree Builder PunchColor Theory Designer Series Paper StackRhinestone Basic JewelsSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsMini Glue DotsOld Olive A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadCrushed Curry A4 CardstockCrushed Curry Classic Stampin' PadDapper Denim A4 CardstockDapper Denim Classic Stampin' Pad

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Customer ‘Thank you’ Cards – Jar of Love

Part of my job as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator that I love is sending ‘thank you’ cards.  I really do appreciate every order from you, so it’s great to be able to send a card.

This is my most recent customer ‘thank you’ card and I really hope the recipients enjoyed receiving them.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Love

The idea for these colours started with the gorgeous Pacific Point Stitched-Edge Ribbon from the new Annual Catalogue.

Firstly, I stamped a large sentiment in Pacific Point as my focal point.  I then stamped the leafy stems from the Jar of Love Stamp Set in Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz around it leaving lots of white space.

I then used the Tree Builder Punch to create some Peekaboo Peach flowers to place around the project.

Finally, I added the strip of Pacific Point Stitched-Edge Ribbon that I tied in a knot and used Wink of Stella to dot the centre of the flowers.

This cheery combination of Pacific Point and Peekaboo Peach is one that I think I will use again.

Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Thankful Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp SetJar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockPeekaboo Peach A4 CardstockPacific Point A4 CardstockPacific Point Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadPacific Point 1/4Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushTree Builder PunchMultipurpose Liquid GlueMini Glue DotsStampin' Dimensionals

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