Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Stars, Tags & Monochrome

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project was this monochrome card with tags and stars.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It would be a great card for a teenager or 21st.

Using Gray Granite and Basic White for the design works really well as the Gray Granite looks silver.

The star are cut using the Starlit Punch from the Mini Catalogue. A set in each colour. They are then coated in Wink of Stella.

These are stuck across the project with any overhanging pieces cut away.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, a tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies is stamped with the sentiment from the Turtle Friends Stamp Set, with some of the stars added too.

A length of the coordinating Shimmer Ribbon is threaded through the tags and tied together with a Baker’s Twine bow.

The tags are offset slightly and attached with Dimensionals to raise them off the page.

Finally, some silver Metallic Pearls are dotted across the project.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Stars, Tags & Monochrome. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great project to recreate in different colours, it would also make a fabulous Christmas card too.

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For National Black Cat Day

As today is National Black Cat Day, I couldn’t not share these cute kitties!National Black Cat Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsUsing a Basic Black, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie colour combination, I set about creating these fun felines.

First, the background is stamped tone-on-tone using the star image from the Penguin Place Stamp Set. These are then given some sparkle with some Wink of Stella.

Next, the top Basic Black layer has holes cut in it using the Picture This Dies. This is turned into a wall using the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder. I have given it some extra depth using a White Ink Pad and a Sponge Dauber.

National Black Cat Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The new Halloween Punch from the July-December Mini Catalogue provides the cat faces. For the tails, these are cut using the Cat Punch and stuck behind the holes.

Each cat is then stuck to the back of a hole to allow it to peep through.

Using Dimensionals, the whole black piece, with the attached cats is then added.

A bow made from Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack is popped into one of the smaller holes.

National Black Cat Day. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, In Color Jewels make the cat eyes and some additional sparkle within the holes.

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SSOTM with Penguin Place – Project 6

Today I’m sharing the final project from this month’s SSOTM Class.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

It’s the second of the two bonus projects those who opted for the Class Bundle received.

It uses the Class Bundle of the Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Builder Punch from the Mini Catalogue.

The colours are Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue and Basic White, with Black and Pumpkin Pie for the penguins.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

The tags are cut using the Fancy Tag Topper Punch. Each is stamped with images from the Class Stamp Set and then has pieces of Glittered Organdy Ribbon, tied on with Baker’s Twine looped through them.

A thank you sentiment is added to the bottom of the white tag.

Next, the outer tags are stuck down, with the middle tag raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, the trio of penguins are added to the trio of tags.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 6. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

All of the other projects from the class are below. Do you have a favourite?

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs Countdown to Christmas 2021 #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SSOTM with Penguin Place – Project 4

The final project from October’s SSOTM Online Class was referred to as ‘Penguin Pile-Up’!

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

I’ve taken inspiration for it from the Mini Catalogue, but I’ve added my own fun twist.

My colour combination of Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia are from the class colour scheme.

The snow drift stamp from the Class Penguin Place Bundle is stamped several times down the page to look like a snowy scene.

Then, lengths of Baker’s Twine from the class kit are added to the bottom.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Each of the forward facing penguins are stamped and punched and have feet and clothing adding as required.

For the top penguin, this is cut out using the Penguin Builder Punch from Basic Black cardstock and has some feet added.

The penguins are then arranged and stuck down.

Next, a sentiment is added over the Baker’s Twine.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Finally, some droplets in silver are added to the piece. There was discussion over whether I had put these the right way up, but I went with them looking like icicles with a wider top, than raindrops!

Attendees who opted for the Class Bundle also had two bonus projects. Details of these coming soon.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing tips on using Sponge Daubers.
Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video demonstrating how to use these very useful little tools.

If you’re wondering why the toadstools have made an appearance in this project, it’s because it was National Mushroom Appreciation Day earlier this week!

They, and the leaf are from the Iconic Dies in the Annual Catalogue.

My colour combination is Pear Pizzazz, Real Read and Crumb Cake, with Basic White.

The tops of the toadstools are coloured with a Sponge Dauber, and the leaf is given extra depth too.

Using the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set to create the background splats, the edges are then softened with some more green, again using a Sponge Dauber.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A piece of Crumb Cake is cut using the Layering Circles Dies and then embossed with the Bark Embossing Folder to give some extra texture.

These all sit over several lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Sponge Daubers. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This project would be great for a fun guy (sorry, couldn’t resist!)

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SSOTM with Penguin Place – Project 3

The third project from October’s SSOTM Class is full of holes!

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

It uses the Picture This Dies to create the circle cut out in Fresh Freesia.

A present, balloon and snowflakes are stamped in Balmy Blue onto a backing piece for them to be seen through the holes, along with the birthday sentiment.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

The Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Builder Punch Bundle also provide the penguins. These are stuck on the back to peek through their holes before lots of Dimensionals are added to the back.

It is then stuck to the white backing piece, before the whole section is attached to the base card.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Finishing touches of a Baker’s Twine bow and some Silver Epoxy embellishments are added.

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Autumnal Gorgeous Leaves

It was my first week back at Card & (Your) Cuppa after my two week holiday.

I had been asked for something autumnal, preferrably leaves, so this is the project I designed.

Autumnal Gorgeous Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

I’ve taken my inspiration from Page 71 of the Annual Catalogue.

The colours are Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla, with autumnal colours Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie.

Using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder it creates the background.

Autumnal Gorgeous Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Leaves are die-cut from the Intricate Leaves Dies in the various shades and stuck to the squares. Any overhang is then cut away.

A sentiment from the Welcoming Woods Stamp Set provides the content for the fourth square.

Autumnal Gorgeous Leaves. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

Using the Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack, this is wrapped across the embossed piece in three places.

Finally, each of the squares is raised up on Dimensionals.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3

The third project in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series is a project from this week’s SSOTM Class.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At least one of the projects from the class was designed with Christmas in mind. Who couldn’t love this cute scene?

Along with the Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Punch Bundle from the Mini Catalogue, it uses the retired SAB Penguin Playmates DSP. If you have this DSP in your stash, this is a great project to make.

You will notice the design is similar to the project in the SAB Brochure.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the snow drift stamp from the set, this is stamped several times onto the white piece of card. I then cut along the top line and stuck it onto a piece of Balmy Blue, stamped tone-on-tone with the snowflakes image. This gives the impression of a snowy scene.

Just Jade provide the trees, with one cut out and stuck behind the snow at the top.

Each of the animals are cut out, the penguin with the punch and the others by hand. These are then stuck onto the scene, with the fox raised on Dimensionals at the front. A Just Jade hat is then added to the polar bear.

My sentiment is stamped onto  a shape from the Messages Die and this sits on a swoosh of the Baker’s Twine from the Class Kit.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the silver diamond gems from the Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials are dotted across the sky to look like stars.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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SSOTM with Penguin Place – Project 1

Earlier this week, it was October’s Stamp Set of the Month Class.

All of the projects were based around the Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Punch Bundle from the Mini Catalogue.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

The class colours were Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue and Just Jade, with Black, Basic White and Pumpkin Pie for the penguins.

Attendees also had Basic White Baker’s Twine from Essentials Pack and some Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials.

There were four projects taught at the class, with another 2 bonus projects available for those who purchased the Class Bundle.

Balloons and parcels were stamped onto the Basic White piece, with the penguin, a bow tie and two other balloons stamped separately.

A Birthday sentiment is added to one of the balloons and these are cut out, along with the bowtie.

Strings for the balloons are stamped and meet behind the penguin.

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

After punching out the penguin, the feet and bowtie are added.

Then, the penguin and balloons are raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some of round clear embellishments from the class kit are added for some extra Birthday bling!

SSOTM with Penguin Place - Project 1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPFROG Designs

I love how versatile these penguins are. You can use any colour for the extra items to coordinate with your project.

I’ll be sharing the other projects from the class on here soon. Pop back to see them.

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Blending Brushes

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to work with Blending Brushes.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Blending Brushes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video all using them.

Today’s project uses the Many Layered Blossoms Dies and the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set.

The five colours are all from the Brights Collection to make the rainbow effect. They are Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Blending Brushes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the background had been made using the Blending Brushes, the die cut shape was attached using Adhesive Sheets.

A length of the Essentials Baker’s Twine was then coloured using a Stampin’ Blend marker and this made a bow.

Finally, the sentiment from the Stamp Set was cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies and raised up on Mini Dimensionals.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Blending Brushes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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