Christmas Card Making Challenge and Contest

  October is typically when card makers, both professional and hobbyists, get into gear creating holiday cards for the upcoming season. Many crafters have already pinned several ideas to their Christmas Card Board on Pinterest or perhaps watched several YouTube for step-by-step tutorials. At Handy Hippo Crafts, we strive to bring to our followers a myriad of trendy…

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Deflecto Craft Storage

Buttons, ribbons, trinkets, oh my!! Keeping track of all your small embellishments can be mind-boggling, let alone keeping it organised. We’re here to help you stop the madness! Handy Hippo Crafts is excited to be one of the first UK online retailers to stock the latest award-winning range of craft storage solutions from Deflecto. We are…

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Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea Upcycled Mixed Media Shadow Box

    Introducing another amazing upcycled project from our Graphic 45 Champion, Dee. A wonderful collection of mixed media and colour mediums to create a nautical / steampunk shadowbox by repurposing an old photo frame.using the Voyage Beneath the Sea collection from Graphic 45 and other products from Handy Hippo Crafts. We are so proud…


Themed Cards Featuring Scrapberry’s 6 x 6 Inch Paper Packs

Scrapberry’s is a leading pan-European paper crafting brand providing a full product range for Card Making and Scrapbooking. Since being introduced to the UK market, Scrapberry’s has quickly become one our best selling ranges. Not only are these products a great bargain, they are also so versatile. The 6 x 6 Inch paper packs range in price from…

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Foam Clay Cupcake Box

We challenged Kay, Design Team Member, with a myriad of products and a set of paper mache hexagon-shaped boxes. As always, Kay delivered three very creative finished designs, something for all ages to inspire and enjoy. The largest box features the BoBunny Genevieve collection, the middle size features a variety of paints, Tim Holtz stencil,…

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Memory Box November 2015 Look Book

Sharing a handmade card with friends and family is a holiday tradition. Memory Box shares the November Look Book featuring their Design Team Member, Olga Direktorenko. Olga’s intricate details and unique colour choices bring a fresh perspective to the Memory Box collection. Settle in and take a look at a paper craft gallery of holiday greetings….


Painted Treasure Chest

These wooden treasure chests are painted with acrylic craft paint. When dry, they are decorated with text and graphics using markers. A border made from self-adhesive rhinestones is attached. HOW TO DO IT: Step 1: Using acrylic craft paint, paint the treasure chest and leave to try. Step 2: Write and/or draw on the painted chest…