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Stampin’ Up! Hippest Hippos for A Grand Kid for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  We’ve got a sweet sketch challenge to work with and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table – I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I had a request for a card to send a young lady off to the 5th grade – and decided that this sketch was a great time to make that happen!  I picked the totes-adorbs Hippest Hippo stamp set and coordinating Hippo Dies (BOTH available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!) and some Celebrate Everything DSP (a free Host-Exclusive paper pack).  Take a look-see:

And – here’s our sketch!

I started by adhering two designs from the Celebrate Everything DSP on Granny Apple Green using Liquid Glue – then I adhered the smaller panel to the card front with more Liquid Glue.  Celebrate Everything is a Host pack from the Annual Catalog – and you can get it for free with an individual order or workshop with a retail value of $180.  And it’s REALLY cool – it has 48 sheets of wonderful designs!!

I cut out a circle from Basic White cardstock using the next-to-largest die in the Stylish Shapes Dies and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Basic White, I stamped the en-pointe Hippest Hippo ballerina in Tuxedo Black – and cut it with the matching die in the Hippo Dies!

Remember that the Hippest Hippo stamp set and Hippo Dies are both available for FREE with $50 orders while Sale-A-Bration continues (thru the end of this month!).

I colored the hippo with my Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend (her body) and the Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil (her schnoozle and belly).  She’s sporting Light Flirty Flamingo Blends on her nails and…for her toe-shoes. 😎

For her skirt, I stamped the image again in Tuxedo Black on another piece of the Polished Pink Celebrate Everything DSP (same pattern as the card front).  Then I used my Paper Snips to cut out her tutu – which I adhered to her with Liquid Glue. HINT:  that’s called Paper Piecing! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue to adhere her to the Basic White circle.

I cut out three “grass” die cuts – two from Granny Apple Green cardstock and one from a Granny Apple Green design in Celebrate Everything – and adhered them with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The sentiment – from A Grand Kid – is stamped in Granny Apple Green and cut out with my Paper Snips – then adhered with a couple of Dimensionals and a dab of Liquid Glue.

I added some Polished Pink and Basic White flowers cut with the Hippo Dies – using Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.  Each flower has a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the center.

I pondered how to make it more 5th-grade centric and settled on a quick Polished Pink number 5 from the Alphabest stamp set (I hand wrote the “th” with a Stampin’ Write Marker) that I punched with the bundled Best Label punch!

I tucked the number under her gracefully pointed…hoof?…with a little Liquid Glue.

Then I added some Polished Pink 2022-2024 In Color Opal Rounds in the centers of the fireworks on the DSP and the card front was done!

For the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from A Grand Kid in Granny Apple Green on a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I stamped a second Hippest Hippo in Tuxedo Black and colored her with my Blends and Watercolor Pencil!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green mat and into my Polished Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the little flower-holder on the front…

…and more Celebrate Everything DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I hope the little recipient will like this Hippest Hippo ballerina – I sure had fun making her.  And it’s so cool to be able to just cut them out with the Hippo Dies.  Add in the fact that they’re…FREE?!?  Yes, please!  Do NOT miss the Host-Excusive Celebrate Everything DSP – where else can you get a HUGE pack of amazing paper for free!?  And – you’re going to WANT the Alphabest bundle on your shelf – perfectly sized and SOOO handy!!

I hope you like!

lf you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – This is me! 😎

Kristi Gray

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Polished Pink Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Hippo Dies die cut flowers (x3)

Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for center DSP panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Hippo Dies die cut grass (x2)

Basic White Cardstock: Next-to-Largest circle Stylish Shapes die cut (behind hippo); Fussy Cut sentiment; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Hippo Dies die cut flowers (x2); Alphabest stamped number (punched with the Best Label Punch)

Celebrate Everything DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (center DSP panel); Hippo Dies die cut grass (x1); 2 1/2″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Hippest Hippos on a Perfectly Penciled Palette!

Happy Happy 4th of July, y’all!  Today is a day to celebrate our Country – and the Freedoms we have – but…I’m grateful every day to live here.  We’ve got some problems.  We’re far from perfect.  But this is a great country and – after seeing a lot of them in my travels – for me it is the GREATEST there is.  And I’m proud to be an American!  🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (cue Lee Greenwood! 😎)

Now – my card today probably ought to be red-white-and-blue.  But…it’s not!  It’s black and white and pink!  And – it sports some very happy Hippest Hippos dancing in a Perfectly Penciled flower-dy field!  Take a look-see:

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