Christmas Card Club 2022 – July

This is the second project from this year’s Christmas Card Club.

Inspiration for this project is taken from page 13 of the July-December Mini Catalogue.

July’s project uses the FREE SAB Gold & Silver 6×6 DSP, plus some of the new In Colors for 2022-2024. Additional colours are Garden Green, Daffodil Delight and Basic White.

Don’t forget that SAB runs until the end of August and items are only available while stocks last.

For this card, all of the die-cut shapes are from the Spruced Up Outlines Dies. The sentiment is from the coordinating Spruced Up Stamp Set. These are available as a Bundle with a discount, so be sure to take advantage of the offer.

Using the piece of SAB DSP, this creates a look of wallpaper. A length of In Color Metallic Ribbon hides the join.

Each outline shape has matching inner pieces. To give the look of wrapping paper, each present has an inner cut from In Color 6×6 DSP.

The tree and presents are then arranged, with the front most one on Dimensionals.

A length of In Color Baker’s Twine creates a ‘bunny ears’ bow off to the side. Check out this video for more details on how to tie this bow.

Finally, a star, with Wink of Stella coating tops the tree, with others across the project.

If you like this project for July, and the previous project from June, why not join me for Christmas Card Club in August. Booking closes on 9th August.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SPRUCED UP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SILVER & GOLD 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER2022–2024 IN COLOR A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022–2024 IN COLOR BAKER'S TWINE PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Decorative Circle Punch Flower

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project, I again decided to use punches in a slightly different way.

 

My colour combination is Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party, two of the new In Colors, along with Very Vanilla.

First, a sentiment from the Lovely & Lasting Stamp Set is stamped onto the background.

Using a Blending Brush, the edges are then coloured with Sweet Sorbet.

A strip of coordinating cardstock and ribbon are then added across this background piece.

The project uses the Decorative Circle Punch and the Fish Builder Punch, along with a circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies.

Again, using a Blending Brush, both sides of the Decorative Circle pieces are given some colour.

Next, they are scrunched to soften the fibres. This then allows the cardstock to be split in half to create two softer thinners layers.

These layers are then arranged, inked side up, and glued together to create the delicate Decorative Circle Punch flower. The circle piece, coated in Wink of Stella turns into the centre.

Fish Builder Punch shapes are given veins with a Bone Folder to create leaves.

Finally, some Iridescent Pearls are dotted across the project.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DECORATIVE CIRCLE PUNCHFISH BUILDER PUNCHSTYLISH SHAPES DIESLOVELY & LASTING PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)SWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPARAKEET PARTY A4 CARDSTOCKPARAKEET PARTY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBLENDING BRUSHESSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Introduction to In Color Class – Sweet Sorbet

For the Sweet Sorbet project at my recent Introduction to In Color Class, we made this card.

It combines here with Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.

Using the Vintage Bottle Punch, Vintage Bottle Shaker Dome and Effervescent Elements, all new in the Annual Catalogue, the fun shaker section is created.

Leaves, cut using the Bough Punch are stuck to the project. Then, flowers from the Sending Dies, Flowers of Home Dies and Penned Flowers Dies are coated in Wink of Stella and added using Glue Dots.

Each flower is given a centre using a combination of In Color Matte Decorative Dots from the Class kit and some Iridescent Pearls.

Finally, a bow made from coordinating In Color Metallic Woven Ribbon sit on the bottle.

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

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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VINTAGE BOTTLE PUNCHVINTAGE BOTTLE SHAKER DOMESBOUGH PUNCHFLOWERS OF HOME DIESPENNED FLOWERS DIESSENDING DIES (ENGLISH)SWEET SORBET A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKSWEET SORBET 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSEFFERVESCENT ELEMENTSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Introduction to In Color Class – Orchid Oasis

Earlier this week, I held my annual Introduction to ‘In Color’ Class.

Attendees make six projects, one concentrating on each of the five new colours, and one that combines all five together.

Along with the cardstock and envelopes for each project, the class kit included In Color Ribbon, In Color Baker’s Twine and this year’s In Color embellishments.

The first project from the class is for Orchid Oasis, which I chose to combine with Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo, along with Basic White.

Using the new Dots & Spots Die from the Annual Catalogue, a length of the coordinating Metallic Ribbon is threaded through three lines of the holes.

A butterfly cut using the Brilliant Wings Dies is given a coat of Wink of Stella.

This sits on layering circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies. The butterfly has been stuck down the centre to allow for the wings to be given some extra shaping. Plus, the circles sit on some Dimensionals to raise it over the ribbon.

Finally, some of the In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

I’ve left this project sentiment free, making it perfect for any occasion.

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

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DOTS & SPOTS DIESTYLISH SHAPES DIESBRILLIANT WINGS DIESORCHID OASIS A4 CARDSTOCKBERMUDA BAY A4 CARDSTOCKMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS 1/8" (3.2 MM) WOVEN METALLIC RIBBON2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Artisan Additions Meets Brilliant Wings

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project I a new product from the Annual Catalogue, the Artisan Additions Dies.

Artisan Additions. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

These dies are stand-alone type dies and each has a different design element. One of the three dies is this very pretty intricate rectangle piece.

I chose to use three purples, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia, along with Basic White.

The Brilliant Wings Dies provided both the solid butterfly shapes and the more intricate outline pieces. By just sticking the centre of purple butterflies to their coordinating outline, this allows the wings to be popped up.

Before they were stuck together, they were given a coating of Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle.

Artisan Additions. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Each butterfly is stuck to the project using Dimensionals to provide extra depth.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set is stuck across the centre butterfly using Dimensionals.

Finally, some of the new Iridescent Pearls, also from the new Annual Catalogue are placed into the four circular places on the die-cut shape.

Artisan Additions. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait to use these pretty Artisan Additions Dies again.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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ARTISAN ADDITIONS DIESBRILLIANT WINGS DIESART GALLERY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE A4 CARDSTOCKGORGEOUS GRAPE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Starry Sky

The third new In Color, in alphabetical order is Starry Sky.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Starry Sky is a lovely deep blue and as with the other colours, I have made a monochrome project in the same design.

Once again, it uses the In Color 6×6 DSP stack, this time the side with the stripe pattern. This stripe pattern is quite versatile as you can use the stripes vertically, horizontally and also at an angle.

Coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon hides the join.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set provides the image, cut out with the matching Dragonflies Punch.

This has been given a coat of Wink of Stella that adds a touch of extra sparkle.

It sits on a hexagon cut using the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, In Color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Like the previous two In Color projects, this is sentiment free, so it makes a great any occasion card. You can have a card like this in your emergency stash and either send it as it is, or add a sentiment.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Starry Sky. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DRAGONFLY GARDEN CLING STAMP SETBEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESDRAGONFLIES PUNCH2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERSTARRY SKY A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSTARRY SKY 1/8'' (3.2 MM) METALLIC WOVEN RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – New Sending Dies

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa Class, the project used the new Sending Dies from the Annual Catalogue. My project is inspired by page 27.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose Soft Sea Foam, Fresh Freesia and Blushing Bride as my colour combination, teamed with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Stitched Greenery Die provides the background and has a piece cut out using the Stylish Shapes Dies, also new in the Annual Catalogue.

This sits on top of the Crumb Cake Circle. Leaves and flowers from the Sending Dies are layered behind the sentiment circle, along with a looped piece of Linen Thread. The Artistically Inked Stamp Set provides the sentiment.

There is a coordinating Stamp Set that goes with the Dies, so be sure to take a look at page 14 for details of the discounted bundle.

Finally, the smaller flowers are given a coat of Wink of Stella and stuck to the project using Glue Dots. Polished Dots then provide the flower centres.

New Sending Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SENDING DIES (ENGLISH)STYLISH SHAPES DIESSTITCHED GREENERY DIEARTISTICALLY INKED CLING STAMP SETFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPOLISHED DOTSLINEN THREADGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Saying Hello – In Color 2022-2024: Orchid Oasis

Stampin’ Up! add five new ‘In Colors’ to their range each year that stay for two years.

This year, I’m introducing them in alphabetical order, so first up is Orchid Oasis.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As you know, I love monochrome projects, so I teamed the Orchid Oasis products with Basic White.

A piece of the In Color DSP Stack is cut on the diagonal, with the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon across the join.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

One of the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set is cut out using the Brilliant Wings Dies. It is then given a touch of sparkle with Wink of Stella.

The butterfly sits on a circle cut from the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

Finally, three different shades of the In color Matte Decorative Dots are added.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a great any occasion card as it can either be left as it is, or have a sentiment added at a later date.

It is also really quick and easy to make and you could create a batch really easily.

Here is a quick reference of how this new colour compares to the other Stampin’ Up! colours.

Orchid Oasis. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Check back in a few days for the next In Color.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP SETBRILLIANT WINGS DIESBEAUTIFUL SHAPES DIESORCHID OASIS A4 CARDSTOCKORCHID OASIS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2022–2024 IN COLOR™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERORCHID OASIS 1/8" (3.2 MM) WOVEN METALLIC RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSH2022-2024 IN COLOR MATTE DECORATIVE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Polished Pink for an 18th Birthday

A young lady reached adulthood last week, so I created this Birthday Card for her.

Polished Pink for an 18th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Polished Pink, Basic Black and Basic White.

The background uses the Biggest Wish Stamp Set with the words randomly stamped.

These are then joined by several stars, cut using the Stitched Stars Dies.

An ’18’ cut from the Playful Alphabet Dies is then given a coat of Wink of Stella before being stuck to the central star.

Both of these sets of Dies are on the Last Chance list and stock is only available until 2nd May, while stocks last.

Polished Pink for an 18th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Coordinating In Color Ribbon is looped and the central star sits on top using Dimensionals.

Finally, some In Color Jewels add some coordinating sparkle.

Polished Pink for an 18th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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BIGGEST WISH PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)PLAYFUL ALPHABET DIESSTITCHED STARS DIESPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSH2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Rain Boot Dies

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project used the Rain Boots Dies to create a card perfect for those with green fingers.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colours start with Fresh Freesia, taken from the strip of Heart & Home DSP.

Cinnamon Cider, Evening Evergreen, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Basic White complete the combination.

The flower pot, watering can and boots are all cut out using the Rain Boot Dies from the Mini Catalogue.

Each piece was then given a touch of extra depth using an inkpad and Sponge Dauber. As the colours are fairly dark, I was able to use Daffodil Delight for all of them.

For the flowers, I used the retiring Strawberry Builder Punch, with the Flowers & Leaves Punch for the leaves.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of the Windowpane Check Ribbon was stuck across the join of the DSP.

Wink of Stella was added to the flowers with a centre for each from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.

The pieces were the layered together to create one large piece which was stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

Finally, a flat bow was added to project.

Rain Boots Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I chose to leave my project sentiment free as it’s perfect for any occasion.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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RAIN BOOTS DIESFLOWERS & LEAVES PUNCHSTRAWBERRY BUILDER PUNCHHEART & HOME 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDAFFODIL DELIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKDAFFODIL DELIGHT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKCINNAMON CIDER A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) WINDOWPANE CHECK RIBBONSPONGE DAUBERSEXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEOLD OLIVE A4 CARDSTOCK