Hippest Hippos – Let’s Flirt!

Have you had a chance to get your hands on those ever so cute Hippos from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Brochure?  Not yet?  Well, the stamp set, Hippest Hippos and coordinating Hippo Dies, can be yours free with a qualifying purchase.

I couldn’t resist using them for the current Alphabet Challenge – Letter G: “G” is for “Giggle”!  That “Flirty Wink” just makes me smile.

I chose the current Tuesday Morning Sketch (#664) and as I used the coordinating dies, the Happy Little Stamper Dies Challenge for July.

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Pinwheel patterned piece of paper from the Hostess Design a Daydream Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Banner: (3½” x 1⅞”) Pool Party cardstock die-cut with that sized Banner from the retired Banners Framelits Dies set.
  • Cross Strip: (4” x ¾”) Pool Party cardstock.
    • The sentiment, Love comes in all shapes and sizes, from the Count on Me stamp set was stamped into Versamark ink and then into Blackberry Bliss ink and then heat-set with Clear Embossing Powder using the Clear Color Embossing Technique.
    • Three Blackberry Bliss cardstock Hearts were die-cut with one of the dies in the dies set.
  • Focal Images – Hippos: Basic White cardstock.
    • The two Hippos were stamped with Basic Gray ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.
    • Winking (She) Hippo: Light Smoky Slate, Light Petal Pink and retired Light Pink Pirouette for her nail polish; Flower: Dark Blackberry Bliss and Light Old Olive.
    • Happy (He) Hippo: Light and Dark Smoky Slate and Light Petal Pink.
    • Eye, nose, ear and mouth details on each Hippo were defined using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
    • The Hippos were then die-cut with the coordinating dies.

All of the elements were adhered to the card base in the mirror image as I liked the Winking (She) Hippo better on the right side.  Both of the Hippos were popped up with Dimensionals.

What a fun little card!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you live in the United States, you can order your paper crafting supplies from my on-line store.  It is so easy. THANK YOU!

If you choose to shop with me today, please use HOSTESS CODE: C7E9W22R (July 2022) if you spend less than $150.00.

The new Holiday Catalog has arrived and Sale-a-bration is in full swing.  Lots of lovely new things.

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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