Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which features the Hippest Hippos stamp set and coordinating Hippo Dies from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog! While there are wonderful stamp sets, dies, and designer series paper that you can earn during this second SAB Catalog, the Hippest Hippos and coordinating Hippo Dies were at the top of my list! Honestly, it really was the coordinating dies that hooked me! For my first card featuring these super cute Hippest Hippos and Hippo Dies, I decided to back out the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP from the first catalog! I still have a bunch of this left, so why not? I’m sure if you were able to score this DSP during the earlier SAB this year, you may even have some left yourself! Today’s card is super easy to make and even if you do not have the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP, you can easily substitute for what you do have!
To start for the card front, I used the largest Layering Diorama Die to die-cut from Soft Sea Foam cardstock and emboss with the splatter embossing folder from the Stripes & Splatters EF, which I had to emboss twice since the die-cut cardstock is larger than the embossing folder. I then used the third from the smallest to die-cut the Misty Moonlight patterned DSP and the fourth from the smallest to die-cut from the Petal Pink pattered DSP:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. On Thick Basic White cardstock, stamp the hippo in Memento ink, color with Light and Dark Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends, Natural Tones 900 Stampin’ Blends for the mouth, and die-cut out with the coordinating die.
2. Use the umbrella die from the Hippo Dies to die-cut from Thick Basic White cardstock, color the handle with a Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends, and Wink of Stella on the canopy.
3. The flowers are die-cut from Calypso Coral, the party hat pom-pom Petal Pink cardstock and the grass from Soft Sea Foam cardstock, which I colored with a Dark Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to make a little darker.
4. You will need two of the 3mm Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels for the flower centers, not pictured.
To assemble, I first adhered the embossed Soft Sea Foam die-cut cardstock to a Thick Basic White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, layered the two die-cut DSP pieces on top as shown, adhered the hippo and umbrella with dimensionals, and liquid glue to adhere the flower and grass pieces, placing the pearl in the center of the flowers:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Inspired Thoughts and the hippo in the corner in Memento ink, and color in the hippo with Light and Dark Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends and the flower with Dark Soft Sea Foam and Natural Tones 900 Stampin’ Blends:
For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, stamp the hippo in the corner with Memento ink-I had an “oops” moment at the bottom with the stamp and Memento ink, I tried to cover it up and it didn’t quite work:
I just think the Hippest Hippos stamp set and Hippo Dies are so stinking cute! I normally don’t bring retired products out, but there was no way I could use up all 48 sheets of the Sunshine & Rainbows 6” x 6” DSP earlier this year! Remember, Sale-A-Bration is going on now thru August 31st, 2022 and are only available while supplies last! What are you most excited about and plan to order from the SAB Catalog??
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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!