Welcome to our July Creative Card-iology Team Blog Hop! We are sale-a-brating in July and August again, and our blogs are featuring some of the Sale-A-Bration items that customers can receive free with $50 or $100 orders.
I chose to feature the Hippo Dies, a Free with $50 item, which I paired with the Season of Chic stamp set from the Annual Catalog and the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper from the July-December Catalog.
Along with the dies that cut out the stamped images from the Hippest Hippos stamp set, there are several dies that can be used with the hippo images to create different settings for the hippos, or the dies can be used on their own.
I chose to use the umbrella and the splashed water droplets dies for my card. My card base of Poppy Parade and a layer of Balmy Blue coordinated with the Storybook Gnomes mushroom print used for the umbrella.
I die cut the umbrella and the water drops along the side of a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Basic White. I also die cut an umbrella from a scrap of the mushroom print patterned paper.
Sentiments from the Season of Chic stamp set were stamped on the die cut Basic White layer and on an inside card layer, and then my layers were adhered on the card front. I glued the patterned umbrella die cut piece into the die cut opening on the Basic White layer, and also glued a ½” strip of the same patterned paper to the bottom of my inside layer.
It's a pretty simple card layout with the dies used in a different way than might be expected, but I love how it turned out!
You can find out more about the Hippo Dies and other Sale-A-Bration specials by clicking here. Hosting a card-making party during Sale-A-Bration is extra rewarding, and so is joining Stampin’ Up! I would love to talk with you about all the benefits of hosting or joining - contact me here!
Thanks for hopping with us today! Don’t forget to check out my teammates’ blogs by clicking on the links below!