Monday, February 11, 2008

I Love This Hippo!!!

By now you should know, if you pay any atention to my blog or gallery(thanks to all of you that do!!!), that I LOVE THIS HIPPO!!!! Melanie, you really rocked this one girl!! This set has to be one of my favorite all time animal sets, and I can't wait to get my hands on her new one, Just So Hoppy. It has 4 new animals(kangaroo!!, frog, chick, and bunny) and a ton of sayings and other stuff to go with the Just So Hippy too. I think it is so cool of her to make her two sets coordinate, really makes them versatile, and well worth the money!! In fact, her new Just so Hoppy set has 24 stamps in it!!!WOW!!!

Anyway, this card was made for Kimmie's 5th challenge, which was paper piecing. It was the second to the last card that I made, and I had to force it too. I now wish I had used a brighter coordinating piece, but that Love embellishment is stuck like glue and I am not tearing up the whole card!!! So, the hippo was paper pieced using the DCWV Baby Girl mat stack. I colored in the toe nails on the hippo and then cut out just the body and head and stuck it on. I wrapped celery grosgrain around both edges of the card, but then I covered it up with my paper flowers. the small one is by Petaloo, the ghost flower is by Heidi Swapp, and the pretty sparkly flower is by Heidi Grace. The Love embellishment, I got at Wal-mart on CLEARANCE(dont you just love that!!) and I just tied a piece of silver cord through it. The colors on this card are Regal Rose and Certainly Celery. I love this paper, and I love the paper pieced look, but I do wish I had used a brighter color on the background. What I love about this card, is that you could use it for both V-day or for a baby card. What do you think??

Thanks for looking and as always, have a great day!!!

stamps-Just So Hippy

paper-Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and DCWV Baby Girl

ink-Stazon Black

tools- Regal Rose marker, celery grosgrain and brad, paper flowers, and embellishment


  1. Oooo......pinks and greens!! I sure love that combo! I think the hippy is so cute with the dp! The sentiment charm is so pretty...I LOVE getting a good bargain too!!

  2. There is nothing about that hippo that is not to love...not to mention all the cool card you have made with him! Love the spots...they seem so right for her! I would really like to see a sentiment for that set that said "Kiss mine, Valentine"...can't help it, I think it everytime I see those adorable butts!

  3. Oops! I missed this one! Sorry I'm commenting late! I love this! It's precious! I've got to find some of those Heidi Swapp ghost embellishments - they are so fun! As always, you did a fabulous job! You're awesome!

  4. cute, cute!! It's like he's got some fabulous rahs, hee hee!
    I just finished makign your card, will put it in the mail Mnday!!


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