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!!