Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Just Black and White

As you know, I love a monochrome project, so I was delighted when a black and white project was requested.

Not wishing disappoint those regular Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees, I was happy to oblige with last week’s project.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With just a Basic Black and Basic White colour combination, I chose to use the Dragonfly Punch.

Small dragonflies are stuck onto the white layer up to a preferred point. Any overhanging pieces are then cut away. The dividing line is then covered by 3 lengths of Black Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Using both a black and white shape from the Label Me Fancy Punch, these were layered. By cutting the black shape in half, this provided a wider layer for the white piece.

The large dragonfly is then given a coating of Wink of Stella for a touch of bling. The whole piece is raised up using Dimensionals.

Just Black and White. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Matte Black Dots are scattered across the bottom half of the project.

I have chosen to leave mine sentiment free for an any occasion card. I can add a sentiment of my choosing at a later date if I need to.

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DRAGONFLIES PUNCHBASIC BLACK A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMATTE BLACK DOTSSTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: CASE-ing Stampin’ Up! Publications

Welcome to my first Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. I’m finally trying to dip my toe in the YouTube water on a regular basis.

The first video is all about CASE-ing the Annual Catalogue, which I’ve done to make this project.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: CASE-ing Stampin' Up! publications

Click on the picture below to watch my video (under 5 minutes long) to find out all about CASE-ing and what it means.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: CASE-ing Stampin' Up! publications

My aim is to share a quick Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video every Thursday. No promises that this is going to happen straight away!

The project I’ve created using this tip uses the new Hand-Penned Petals Bundle (Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and Penned Flowers Dies).

A fabulous colour combination of Highland Heather, Mint Macaron and Pale Papaya teamed with Very Vanilla creates a lovely soft look.

I just love how the design looks like it has been professionally printed. This new Bundle in the Annual Catalogue is just incredible.

You can choose to stamp the insides, or colour them using a variety of methods. My version is stamped using the various infill images. The way they aren’t completely coloured gives them a really stylish look.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: CASE-ing Stampin' Up! publications

One of the flower sections has been cut out with the dies and raised above co-ordinating ribbon.

Finally, some Wink of Stella in the centre of the focal set of flowers, plus some Genial Gems are added for some sparkle.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: CASE-ing Stampin' Up! publications

I hope you’ve enjoyed my first Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video. Pop back next week for the next one (fingers crossed!)

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HAND-PENNED PETALS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)MINT MACARON A4 CARDSTOCKMINT MACARON CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKGENIAL GEMSPALE PAPAYA & WHITE 1/2" (1.3 CM) WOVEN RIBBONWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' SEAL+STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project

Today I’m sharing another of my Quiet Meadow Bundle (Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and Meadow Dies) cards.

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

This is a quick and easy project as it uses repetitive stamping of one image with quick colouring. You can then add your sentiment and as many extra embellishments as you like!

Mine is a combination of Petal Pink, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.

I may have already mentioned that I adore this Bundle from the new Annual Catalogue. It’s so versatile.

The flower from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set is stamped multiple times on the background.

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It is then coloured in using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I use the darker Blend first, then colour over the top with the lighter Blend.

I’m not great a colouring, but the Blends give me the ability to colour quickly and easily.

I have added a sentiment and threaded it onto a length of Vanilla Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack.

Quick and Easy Quiet Meadow Project. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, I’ve coloured the centres of the flowers with Wink of Stella and added some co-ordinating Petal Pink Elegant Faceted Gems for a touch more sparkle.

This design is great for creating in a range of different colours, with a change of sentiment to suit the occasion.

Have you taken a look at my Class Timetable? I’d love to see you at my online classes.

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QUIET MEADOW BUNDLE (ENGLISH)PETAL PINK A4 CARDSTOCKSTAMPIN' BLENDS PETAL PINK COMBO PACKSAHARA SAND CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHELEGANT FACETED GEMSBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSTAMPIN' SEAL+

Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday

A friend who is a fan of all things pink and sparkly had their 40th Birthday recently.

Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the new Annual Catalogue providing another pink in this year’s In Colors. I had plenty of pinks to choose from.

My colour combination is Polished Pink, Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo and the project is version of this previous card. This project is a large A5 card.Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the flowers, I have used the In Bloom Bundle – In Bloom Stamp Set and Pierced Blooms Dies from the January-June Mini Catalogue.

The background is a combination of the In Bloom Stamp Set and the Forever Fern Stamp Set. Using a Sponge Dauber, I’ve also added touch of extra colour behind the flowers.

Vine Design provides the Happy Birthday sentiment and is cut out using the Messages Die, again, both are from the January-June Mini Catalogue.

Plenty of Pinks for a 40th Birthday. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A long length of the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack in Blushing Bride with a bow wraps around the card.

I’m not sure that you can see the huge amount of Wink of Stella I’ve used on the project to create a lot of sparkle. It is on the flowers and also dotted across the background too.

Finally, for a bit more sparkle, Rhinestones and In Color Jewels are added.

Why not join one of my classes to use items from the new Catalogue. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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IN BLOOM BUNDLE (ENGLISH)VINE DESIGN CLING STAMP SETFOREVER FERN CLING STAMP SET (EN)MESSAGES DIEPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBLUSHING BRIDE A4 CARDSTOCKBLUSHING BRIDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADMELON MAMBO CARDSTOCK A4BASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCK2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELSSNAIL MAIL TWINE COMBO PACKSPONGE DAUBERSRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEAL+MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail

The new Annual Catalogue is here, and Annual Catalogues mean happy mail for those on my mailing list.

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail included this pretty Thank You card, made using new products of course!

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It uses the fabulous new Flowers of Friendship Bundle (Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set and Flowers & Leaves Dies).

My colours are the new In Color of Soft Succulent for the stem and leaves. Then, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink for the flowers.

As I was stamping batches of these, I used my Stamparatus to make the stamping of the stems consistent.

Each of the flowers is stamped tone-on-tone before being punched out and assembled. One of the flowers is layered to make it larger than the others.

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, the sentiment from the Stamp Set is stamped in the same colour as the flowers. This is cut out using the Label Me Fancy Punch.

A length of the pretty new In Color Ribbon is looped behind the sentiment.

Finally, the centres of the flowers are given a slight touch of sparkle using Wink of Stella.

Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs   Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsWhich colour did you receive in your Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail pack? Do you have a favourite new In Color? Annual Catalogue 2021 Happy Mail. Project desiged by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join one of my classes to use items from the new Catalogue, including my popular In Color Introduction Class. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBONBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHLABEL ME FANCY PUNCHSTAMPARATUSSTAMPIN' SEALGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Soft Succulent

The final In Color sneak peek of the new In Colors for 2021-2023 is Soft Succulent.

Dragonfly Garden in Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As before, the project is made using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.

This is likely to become a go to colour on my desk.

Dragonfly Garden in Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I can’t wait for you to see the sparkle on these new In Color Jewels up close.

Dragonfly Garden in Soft Succulent. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Soft Succulent alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Soft Succulent

Here are all five together. Do you have a favourite?

In Color 2021-2023. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs  In Color 2021-2023

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me on Tuesday for the next new colour…

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SOFT SUCCULENT A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SUCCULENT CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUCCULENT 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Polished Pink

You’ve now seen three of the five new In Colors for 2021-2023. The next is Polished Pink.

Dragonfly Garden in Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once again, I’ve made the same monochrome project in Polished Pink using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.

This new open weave ribbon is lovely and light, with a see-through centre and solid edges.

Dragonfly Garden in Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

If you’re regular reader, you will know that I’m not a lover of pink, so it’s safe to say that out of these five In Colors, this isn’t my favourite! But, I know that some of you will love it.

However, despite my lacking of pink love, it won’t stop me from using it on lots of different projects.

Dragonfly Garden in Polished Pink. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Polished Pink alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Polished Pink

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me on Tuesday for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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POLISHED PINK A4 CARDSTOCKPOLISHED PINK CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPOLISHED PINK 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Pale Papaya

Following on from the sneak peeks of Evening Evergreen and Fresh Freesia, the next new In Color, in alphabetical order, is Pale Papaya.

Dragonfly Garden in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Again, I’ve made the same monochrome project in this next colour using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle.

The central strip of DSP from the new In Color 6×6 DSP pack makes a great focal point.Dragonfly Garden in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Like Fresh Freesia, I think this colour will also become a firm favourite.

Dragonfly Garden in Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Pale Papaya alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Pale Papaya

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me on Tuesday for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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PALE PAPAYA A4 CARDSTOCKPALE PAPAYA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADPALE PAPAYA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Fresh Freesia

Following on from yesterday’s introduction to Evening Evergreen, the next new In Color I’m sharing a sneak peek of is Fresh Freesia.

Dragonfly Garden in Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsIt’s exactly the same design as yesterday, using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalogue. Dragonfly Garden in Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I have a feeling this colour is going to become a firm favourite. It’s going to be a great colour for floral projects, butterflies and more.

Dragonfly Garden in Fresh Freesia. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Fresh Freesia alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Fresh Freesia

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me tomorrow for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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FRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADFRESH FREESIA 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Saying Hello – In Color 2021-2023: Evening Evergreen

One of the perks of being a Demonstrator is being able to purchase a selection of items from each Catalogue before they go live.

With the new Catalogue launching in just 7 days time, I’ll be giving you a sneak peek of some new products, starting with the In Color Collection for 2021-2023.

Every year, Stampin’ Up! release 5 new colors. These In Colors stay for just 2 Catalogue cycles.

The first of this year’s new In Colors, in alphabetical order, is Evening Evergreen.Each new In Color will be in this design, a monochrome project using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Punch Bundle and Basic White. With the new In Color elements of ink, cardstock, DSP, ribbon and jewels. Dragonfly Garden in Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG DesignsThe dragonfly is sitting on a Tailored Tag Punch shape. There’s a touch of Wink of Stella on the dragonfly wings and the pretty In Color Jewels to add some sparkle.Dragonfly Garden in Evening Evergreen. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Below, I’ve put Evening Evergreen alongside other colours in the Stampin’ Up! collection for you to see how they work together.

Evening Evergreen

Don’t forget that items on the Retiring List will not be available to purchase from 4th May, so be sure to grab those favourites now.

Why not join my In Color Introduction Online Class to make your own projects using these fabulous new colours. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Join me tomorrow for the next new colour…

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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EVENING EVERGREEN A4 CARDSTOCKEVENING EVERGREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADEVENING EVERGREEN 3/8" (1 CM) OPEN WEAVE RIBBON2021–2023 IN COLOR JEWELS2021–2023 IN COLOR 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPERDRAGONFLY GARDEN BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TAILORED TAG PUNCHBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 THICK CARDSTOCKWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHGLUE DOTSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS