Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Floral Squares Dies

My Floral Squares Dies had their first outing at last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class.

Floral Squares Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Very Vanilla for the basecard and squares, with Soft Succulent as my background colour. Additional splashes of colour were from Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink, from this year’s In Color Collection. They were joined by So Saffron.

Floral Squares Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each square has a backing piece of Soft Succulent 6×6 DSP, to help separate them from the background.

Then, the colourful flower pieces are given a coating of Wink of Stella before they are added to each square.

My sentiment, from the Art Gallery Stamp Set has loops of ribbon at each end.

Loose Flower Flourishes in the three flower In Colors are then attached.

Floral Squares Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Pearls are stuck to the centre of some of the flowers.

I think this project would look really great in monochrome.  I’ll add it to my list of things to try!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLORAL SQUARES DIES2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETSOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONLOOSE FLOWER FLOURISHESPEARL BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTS

Coming Soon – Penguin Place Bundle

Following on from yesterday’s sneak peek at a new Bundle, here’s another.

Penguin Place Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The super cute Penguin Place Bundle (Penguin Place Stamp Set & Penguin Builder Punch) will be in the new July-December Mini Catalogue that goes live on Tuesday.

Obviously I used Black and White, but there are Pumpkin Pie beak and feet and the other elements are Flirty Flamingo.

Penguin Place Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a set that works for Christmas, as it has various images and sentiments, but it also works for other occasions too. Today’s project is a Birthday Card.

After stamping and punching the penguin and the feet from a separate piece of cardstock, it was assembled using Glue Dots.

Then, the background balloon, parcels for it to sit on, and surrounding stars were all stamped.

Raising the penguin up on Dimensionals just adds a bit more depth to the project.

Penguin Place Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, I used Wink of Stella to add a touch of sparkle to each of the stars.

Not only is this set in the July-December Mini Catalogue, there is a fabulous coordinating 12×12 DSP pack available as a SAB item too.

Make sure you check them out when they go live on Tuesday.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PENGUIN PLACE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)FLIRTY FLAMINGO A4 CARDSTOCKFLIRTY FLAMINGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADPUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing a tip on using products in different ways.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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This is the final project from July’s Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) Class.

As with the other projects, it uses the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

Pale Papaya, Highland Heather and Mint Macaron is once again the colour combination.

For this design, I’ve stamped a border around the edge using the various leaf and flower images from the set.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Then, one of the flower designs is stamped onto separate sheet multiple times and fussy cut.

These flowers are turned and create the butterflies. A little bit of Wink of Stella is then used on these new wings.

Using several strands of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon, these are twisted and popped across the project.

A single strand is used to wrap around the butterflies to create the body and antennae.

Using a sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, the ‘Best Wishes’ is then added.

The butterflies are then raised up on Dimensionals, with one sitting at the edge of the sentiment.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Things in Different Ways. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, clusters of Rhinestones are dotted around the project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CELEBRATE WITH FLOWERS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTSBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Celebrate with Flowers – Project 5

Along with the four projects taught at my recent Stamp Set of the Month Class, the attendees were given a link to a video showing them how to create two bonus cards using the items in their class kit.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This collage effect card is the first bonus project.

All of the stamping from the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set is done onto shapes cut using the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.

As before, it uses Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White for the colour combination.

The coloured shapes have tone-on-tone stamping. Most of the shapes have some Wink of Stella added for some sparkle.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The most difficult part of this project is deciding where each shape will go.

Once that is decided, each piece is stuck to a layer, with the overhang then cut off. Then, this layer is stuck straight to the card.

For the ribbon swoosh, a piece of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon is cut down the centre to create a raw edge, similar to the edge of the shapes.

The rest of this piece of ribbon is used in the final project from the class. Pop back tomorrow to see that design.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set, cut with the Floral Gallery Dies is then added on Dimensionals.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 5. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To finish the project, Rhinestones are dotted around the card.

Using one shape is a great way to create a design. I really love this collage effect.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CELEBRATE WITH FLOWERS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)ART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFLORAL GALLERY DIESRECTANGULAR POSTAGE STAMP PUNCHPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Celebrate with Flowers – Project 3

Today is the turn of the third project from this week’s Stamp Set of the Month Class.

As before, the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set, plus a colour combination of Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White are used.

Several stems are stamped to the left the project, to leave room for the vertical sentiment.

Three flower heads are stamped and fussy cut, along with one set of stamens. Each flower head is given some Wink of Stella sparkle.

Stamens are then stamped for the outer two stems.

Next, the sentiment is stamped and attached to a Pale Papaya layer.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of ribbon is placed across the bottom and finished with a flat (Dior) bow.

The two outer flower heads are added, with the central one raised up on Dimensionals.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 3. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Some Rhinestones add a finishing touch with a bit more sparkle.

Pop back next week for the next project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CELEBRATE WITH FLOWERS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)HIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Celebrate with Flowers – Project 2

This is the second project from this week’s Stamp Set of the Month Class.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For July, the Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) was the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

The colour combination for the class was Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather, along with Basic White.

All of the attendees received the Stamp Set, Rhinesones and Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon in their kits, plus the cardstock and envelopes they needed too.

Four projects were taught at the class, with a link to a video providing instructions on how to make two additional projects sent afterwards.

For this project, images are stamped in the bottom corner with a couple of dragonflies stamped onto the background too.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Extra dragonflies and a single flower are then stamped and fussy cut by hand. The flower takes a while to fussy cut, hence why there is only one!

Each dragonfly is given some sparkly wings using Wink of Stella. The flower is given some sparkle too.

Using the punch layer technique that I shared in yesterday’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video for the sentiment, this is raised above a length of the ribbon.

The flower and one of the dragonflies are then attached with Glue Dots to the sentiment.

Celebrate with Flowers - Project 2. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With some small pieces of Dimensionals, the remaining dragonfly is stuck to the project.

Finally, some Rhinestones add some more sparkle.

Pop back tomorrow for the next project from the class.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CELEBRATE WITH FLOWERS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to create extra layers using your punches or dies.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click below to watch my video. This is the first of several Punches/Dies videos that will be appearing.

 

The project is one from last night’s Stamp Set of the Month (SSOTM) Online Class where all of six of the designs used the Celebrate with Flowers Stamp Set.

It uses a combination of Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron for the flowers and leaves.

Flowers are stamped diagonally across the project, stamping off first.

Using a leaf image from the Stamp Set, several sets of these are fussy cut, along with some flowers too. Wink of Stella is dotted into the very centre of each of these flowers.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Double Oval Punch uses the layering technique to provide a Pale Papaya background to the sentiment.

This central sentiment piece then has the various leaves and flowers attached.

A swoosh of the Pale Papaya & White Woven Ribbon provides another layer for the sentiment to sit on.

Raising the sentiment up on Dimensionals then creates extra depth.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Punches/Dies #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, small Rhinestones are dotted across the project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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CELEBRATE WITH FLOWERS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DOUBLE OVAL PUNCHPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN' SEAL+GLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Anything is Possible With Hand-Penned Petals

This project is all about the Hand-Penned Petals products.
Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These new products in the Annual Catalogue are simply stunning.

My colour combination of Daffodil Delight, Misty Moonlight and Basic White, with Black stamping is taken from the Hand-Penned DSP.

I’ve also recreated the image from the DSP using the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle (Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and Penned Flowers Dies).

Normally, I would stamp these images in Basic Gray, but as the DSP has Black outlines, I’ve mirrored that too.

For my infill stamping, I’ve used 3rd Generation stamping to tone the colours down. If you’re not sure what generations stamping is, check out my recent Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video.

Using Wink of Stella, the flowers are given some subtle shimmer.

Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The background is just one piece of DSP, cut and then reversed to show the other pink side. This side helps to make the stamped image stand out.

A length of Crinkled Seam Binding runs across the project, with the sentiment added just slightly overhanging the edge.

My main flower is attached with Dimensionals to raise it off the card.

Anything is Possible. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some small Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of extra sparkle.

This fabulous DSP is one of the packs on special offer until 2nd August. Find out more here.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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HAND-PENNED PETALS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)HAND-PENNED 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKMISTY MOONLIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADTUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' SEALSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Less Is More With Art In Bloom Bundle

There are times when less is more, this card is definitely one of those times.

Less Is More With Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I had a completely different idea for this project, then changed my mind as I started making it. Please tell me I’m not the only one!

My colour combination is Balmy Blue and So Saffron, combined with Basic White.

Using the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder, with the Bloom Dies from the Bundle, I was able to both cut and emboss the flower shapes in one go. This Embossing Folder is amazing!

Keep an eye out for a future Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques Video for a hands-on demonstration.

Then, using my Blending Brushes, I used So Saffron to add colour to the background and Balmy Blue to colour the flowers. As the flowers are embossed, it allows for some pretty colouring.

 

Less Is More With Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For my flowers, I had to use a Sponge Dauber for the centre, plus a touch of Wink of Stella for some sparkle.

As with this previous project, I also inked up part of a sentiment from the Art In Bloom Stamp Set, also in the Bundle. Again, I cut this with the Dies and cut off the excess.

Using a combination of Tear & Tape and Dimensionals, the flowers are attached.

Less Is More With Art In Bloom Bundle. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Opal Rounds add some extra sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ART IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)BALMY BLUE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSPONGE DAUBERSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHOPAL ROUNDSSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Pierced Blooms Dies

Lots of layers of flowers and leaves from the Pierced Blooms Dies made last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project.

Pierced Blooms Dies Revisited. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The jar shape is from the Jar Punch, cut from Smoky Slate. Everything else is cut using the dies.

These dies are part of Bundle with a coordinating Stamp Set in the January-June Mini Catalogue. Although the products are staying, the Bundle is on the Retiring List and leaves us at the end of this month. Make sure you grab your discounted Bundle while you can.

Pierced Blooms Dies Revisited. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A combination of Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive for the leaves, So Saffron and Daffodil Delight for the yellow and Pale Papaya for the orange make up the floral part. Pool Party adds the bow and ribbon elements.

Attaching the ribbon and bow to the jar first and adding that to the project gives a starting point.

Next, leaves and flowers are added, using a combination of wet glue and Glue Dots.

The largest flowers are given centres, coated with Wink of Stella and are raised at the front with a couple of leaves to add depth.

Pierced Blooms Dies Revisited. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the smallest flowers were used to fill in gaps and small Basic Pearls are popped in the centre of some of the flowers.

This project is sentiment free, but one can be added if needed.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PIERCED BLOOMS DIESJAR PUNCHOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKSMOKY SLATE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPOOL PARTY 3/8" (1 CM) SHEER RIBBONPEARL BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUEGLUE DOTSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS