Fabulous Florals – Poppy Moments Dies

Earlier this week I held an evening online Papercrafting Class. The subject was Fabulous Florals and this is one of the cards from session.

Poppy Moments Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the Poppy Moments Dies, with a sentiment from the Well Said Stamp Set.

The black and white background really sets of off the red and green colours of the flowers.

I chose Cherry Cobbler and Real Red for the flowers, with Granny Apple Green and Old Olive for the leaves.

The shapes layer on top of each other to create depth and it’s a really lovely effect. A bud sticking out the side just adds a touch more interest too.Poppy Moments Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The centres are in Basic Black, coloured with Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

Poppy Moments Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With everything assembled, the leaves, sentiment and bud are stuck directly onto the card.

Finally, the flowers are attached with Dimensionals to raise them off the page.

This is a great project that would suit a number of occasions, from happy to sad. It would also look fabulous in other colour ways too.

Pop back soon to see more projects from this class.

I only have three Papercrafting Classes left for 2020, so why not book a place. Head to my Class Timetable for full details and booking information.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Highland Heather Birthday Butterflies

It’s a purple start to the week with yesterday’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project and this Highland Heather Birthday Butterflies card!

Highland Heather Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using the same design as this recent project, I went monochrome for my Sister-in-Law’s Birthday.

Re-using designs by just changing the colours or stamp sets is a great way to get the most out of your crafting as it saves lots of time. Also, if you aren’t sure what to create, it helps to give you a starting point.

Highland Heather and Whisper White come together with lots of tone-on-tone stamping.

Highland Heather Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Swirly Frames provides the pretty rectangle outline. The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch create lots of butterflies.

To create depth,  a few butterflies are stamped directly onto the card. The rest are then layered over the top using Glue Dots.

Highland Heather Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

‘Happy Birthday’ from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set is simply cut out and stuck using Dimensionals to raise it up.

Finally, a touch of Wink of Stella on the large butterfly and a scattering of Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle.

Don’t forget to head to my Class Timetable for full details of my 2020 online classes.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Just Wanted to Say

Have you had those moments where you ‘Just Wanted to Say…’? If so, this project is just perfect!

Using items from Ornate Garden Suite from the Annual Catalogue, a pretty daisy-themed card comes together.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Bumblebee and Old Olive for the basecard and layer co-ordinate with the colours of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP. As this piece of DSP is quite busy, I chose something simple to go with it.

The flower from the Ornate Style Stamp Set in the Suite, stamped in Early Espresso onto Bumblebee cardstock, keeps everything co-ordinated.

Using Watercolor Pencils, I very lightly coloured the petals in Whisper White and the stem and leaf in Old Olive. For the centre of the daisy, Wink of Stella adds a bit of sparkle.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

‘Just wanted to say’ is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. It’s one of the sentiments that you would traditionally stamp inside the card, but I like to use things in slightly different ways! I’ve trimmed each end to follow the angle of the words.

Using Dimensionals, the daisy and sentiment piece are raised up off the DSP to add some depth.

Just Wanted to Say. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m really hoping the recipient likes this card.

Why not join me at one of my classes and make your own projects. To see the variety of classes I have available for the rest of 2020, head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose for a Friend

My friend is a fan of Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake, so I combined these with Rococo Rose for her Birthday Card.

Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose as my main colours, they only needed Whisper White to join them.

Using leaf images from the Lovely You Stamp Set and Beautiful Autumn Stamp Sets, I stamped these to one side.

The Field of Flowers Stamp Set and Punch Bundle provide the small flowers. These are attached using Glue Dots, and Fine-Tip Glue for the tiny ones.

Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Many Mates and a Blender Pen provide the sentiment, cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Lovely You provides the larger flower images. I cut these out by hand and added a touch of Wink of Stella.

A length of Linen Thread wraps around the project behind the sentiment.

Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins in co-ordinating Rich Razzleberry add some extra sparkle.

I really like this design and love it in Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Rococo Rose. It’s one I may try in other colour combinations too.

If you’d like to make some floral projects, take a look at my Class Timetable for full details of my online classes for the rest of 2020.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Jar of Flowers Bundle

Here is another of the floral projects I’ve been making recently. This card uses the Jar of Flowers Bundle.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

In the Bundle, there is a stamp set that is perfect for colouring, with reversible stamps too. This is teamed with the co-ordinating Jar Punch. As bundles are discounted, they are great items to purchase.

The flowers for this project are first stamped in Smoky Slate. Then, they are given some colour with Stampin’ Blends. My combos are So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and Petal Pink. Once I had cut them out, I used Pool Party Blends to highlight around the edge.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My jar is in So Saffron to co-ordinate with the layer and some of the flowers.

A bow from the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon is wrapped around the jar before it is stuck to the card.

The flowers are then attached to the project using Dimensionals.

Jar of Flowers Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Metallic Pearls are placed around the design and Wink of Stella is added to the centre of the flowers for a touch of sparkle.

I like the white space on this project as it allows the flowers to shine. Be sure to add this Jar of Flowers Bundle to your shopping list!

If you’d like to make projects like this, I’m running a Fabulous Florals Online Class on 23rd September. Head to my Class Timetable for full details of this and the other classes I’m running.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – A Wave of Butterflies

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, the attendees made a wave of butterflies. It’s a version of this project from my recent Abstract/Shapes Class.

Wave of Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For this project, I kept the same colours for the butterflies. I decided to change to Whisper White and also Pool Party for the wave of butterflies to sit on.

The gap is made by cutting a wavy line and sticking each part down leaving the gap. Butterflies are cut using the Butterfly Duet Punch.

Using Glue Dots, the wave of butterflies is created, starting with the centre, then the top and bottom. This helps to make the gaps more even.

Wave of Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The sentiment is once again from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set cut with the Layering Circles Dies. This is sat on top of a piece of the very pretty co-ordinating Pool Party Ribbon.

Wave of Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This ribbon has a lovely shimmer, which matches the sparkle from the Wink of Stella I added to each butterfly.

If you want to learn how to make projects like this one, make sure you book your place on one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Purple & Blue Birthday Butterflies

My friend is a fan of butterflies, blue, purple and sparkle, so for her Birthday earlier this week, this card seemed appropriate.

Purple & Blue Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My blue is Pool Party, one of their favourite Stampin’ Up! colours, with Highland Heather for the purple. All of the stamping is in Smoky Slate.

The butterflies are from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and cut out using the co-ordinating Butterfly Duet Punch. Using Stampin’ Blends in both Pool Party and Highland Heather as my colouring tools matches them with the cardstock.

There is also a touch of Wink of Stella on the wings for a touch of sparkle.

Purple & Blue Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the background, I used the ‘splat’ from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in both colours to break up the white space. I then chose a simple sentiment from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set to stamp in the bottom corner.

A length of the fabulous new Metallic Mesh Ribbon from the Mini Catalogue makes a great feature. It adds even more sparkle to co-ordinate with the Wink of Stella wings.

Purple & Blue Birthday Butterflies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The smaller butterflies are attached with Glue Dots, with the large butterfly glued to the layered circles. This circles section is then given extra definition by being stuck on with Dimensionals.

If you want to learn how to make pretty cards like this one, then book a place on one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Daisy Lane Easel Card

I’m sharing another card from my recent Fancy Folds class. This is an easel card.

Easel Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

An easel card is one that folds up like an easel when it is open.

For my card, I chose Just Jade and Rococo Rose, two In Colors. I also used the Daisy Lane Stamp Set.

After scoring and folding my base card, I added an addtional panel to the front section. When you are attaching a front piece, make sure you only glue onto the bottom fold. If you don’t, the easel mechanism won’t work and you’ll just have a regular card!

With the stem stamped, I stamped and punched the large daisy for this flower. I also stamped and punched two smaller daisies to use later on. For all of the daisies, I used a Blender Pen to pull the colour and some Wink of Stella in the centres.

A sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set shaped using a brand new punch. Head to page 65 of the new Mini Catalogue to see this fabulous Banners Pick A Punch.

Easel Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

When decorating an easel card, adding some sort of stopper for the front section is advisable. This is where I used the smaller daisies, sitting on a length of co-ordinating Just Jade Ribbon.

Pop back again to see another project from the class.

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If you want to join us for a future class, head to my Class Timetable for full details and booking information. Bookings close two weeks before each class to allow packs to be posted.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Birthday Blues for a Crossover Gatefold Card

Last week, it was the Birthday of one of my regular class attendees. This Crossover Gatefold card is the card I sent.

Crossover Gatefold Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

At my recent Fancy Folds Class, the attendees made a ‘standard’ Gatefold card, a post on that is coming soon. It is taken to a Crossover Gatefold through the addition of the interlocking (crossover) pieces at the front.

Crossover Gatefold Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The recipient is a fan of blues, so I chose Misty Moonlight and Seaside Spray for my colours. Each one is from an In Color Collection.

Beautiful panels for the front are from the co-ordinating Flowers for Every Season 6×6 DSP. As they also like a bit of grunge, so I used a Sponge Dauber around the edges of the DSP panels to add some shading. The pretty DSP did a lot of the work, so I didn’t need to add too many extra items.

Both of the words for the sentiment are from the Well Said Stamp Set and stuck onto the top and bottom strips. The other strip is stuck on the opposite way. Do make sure you pop your adhesive in the right place, or you could end up with a card that doesn’t open!

Crossover Gatefold Card. Handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To make the ‘lock’, a leaf made using the Forever Fern Stamp Set and Dies Bundle is stuck across both parts of the sentiment. A butterfly from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, cut using the Butterfly Duet Punch is stuck to the other strip. This then creates the crossover.

A light coating of Wink of Stella on the butterfly gives a touch of Birthday bling.

Why not become a class attendee. Head to my Class Timetable for full details and to book your place.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Pick a Vase

For last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa class project, the attendees had to pick a vase (or 12). It was more about vase arranging than flower arranging!

Pick a Vase. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designsa

Using the Playing With Patterns 6×6 DSP, every attendee had 12 vases shapes from the Vases Builder Punch. As each shape is double-sided, the biggest challenge was deciding where to place each one and the side of pattern to use. They could use any number of vases in any combination.

Taking my colour inspiration from the DSP, the base card is Crushed Curry with a Purple Posy layer. The flowers are a mix of Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral, with Coastal Cabana leaves.

This isn’t a colour combination I would have put together myself, so it’s great to try something new by using the DSP colours. You already know they are going to work together, so all you need to do is create a project using them.

Pick a Vase. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designsa

A length of the co-ordinating Purple Posy Ribbon from Playing With Patterns Combo Pack sits down the side. Keep an eye out for this Combo Pack as some of the ribbons may be making an appearance in this week’s class.

The flowers are covered with Wink of Stella before adding them with a Glue Dot. Again, the flowers and leaves could be arranged in any vase, in any combination.

Pick a Vase. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designsa

How many vases would be on your project, and how would you arrange them?

Why not join me for one of my online classes and let your creativity flow. There’s something for everyone and all abilities are welcome. Visit my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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