Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hippo Birthday!

This is a birthday card that I made for one of my nieces.  I started with a 5.5"x 8.5" piece of cardstock, folded in half for the base of this card, the paper is from a value pack by The Paper Company.
For the first layer of this card I used a piece of 5 1/4"x 4" cardstock, also from a value pack by The Paper Company.  I attached this layer using my ATG gun.
Then I cut two strips of two different colored blues, also made by The Paper Company.  One strip is cut at 5 1/4"x 2.5" and the other is cut at 5 1/4"x 2" and I used a Fiskars corner punch on all 4 corners of each piece.  Then I layered the smaller strip onto the larger strip and attached it using my ATG gun.  I attached a piece of ribbon, making a bow using The Pink Stamper's cheater method. Here is a link to her video where she shows how to do that:  
I attached the whole thing to the card using my ATG gun.
I cut the hippo at 3.5" from the "Create a Critter" cartridge on my Cricut Expression.  The first layer is a black from The Paper Company, the second layer is a light blue from The Paper Company, it actually matches the light blue strip behind the hippo.  The third layer is a pink and brown plaid from DCWV's Animal Crackers and the forth layer is a light pink also by The Paper Company.  I glued the hippo all together using mono-adhesive and a Zig 2-way glue pen and then attached it to the card using 3D-Dots.  I took the little flower, that cut out of the hippo, and attached it to the corner of the card using a small 3D-Dot and then put a little piece of the matching light blue paper in the middle.
To finish off the card I used a My Pink Stamper stamp from her "More Punny-licious" set with a Stampin Up! Classic Basic Black ink pad.

My niece absolutely loved this card!!

Happy Crafting!!!!


  1. This is so sweet! I love hippos and I love plaid, so a plaid hippo immediately calls out to me. :o) The color scheme is gorgeous and it was such a great idea to use the flower cut-out as a design element. Excellent work! :o) And thank you for leaving me a comment so I could find you! I'm happy to be your newest follower. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  2. Thanks for the comment Karen!!!

    And thank you for being a follower!! I always LOVE new followers!!!

    Happy Crafting!!!!