Hippest Hippos | FMS544


Hippest Hippos for Freshly Made Sketches 544

 Hello my stamping friends.

This project was created to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches 544 Challenge.  Plus I had a team color challenge to play along in, so I crafted for both!  So I decided to combine the two challenges and use the newest Sale-a-bration item I just received for this project today.  Take a look at the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and the coordinating Hippo Dies.

Hippest Hippos     159921

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Hippo Dies      159928

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 Let’s start with the sketch.  Here is the sketch and link back to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog.  Be sure to go and check out the other projects shared.

The color challenge issued by my Queen Bee, Barb Brimhall, at the BZB Stampers Team, was as followed:

Starry Sky

Calypso Coral

Old Olive

 So, here is the project I crafted…

I used the three colors given as my cardstock options.  I paired a printed pattern sheet from the Rings of Love DSP, also from Sale-a-bration, as a background print strip.  I cut that at 4” x 2”, and then cut a break in it to extend it from edge to edge of my Starry Sky cardbase, 8 ½” x 4 ¼”.  The cut is hidden behind the other panels added.  An easy cheat to save on DSP!

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on the cardbase, and heat embossed with White Emboss directly onto the Starry Sky card cardstock.

Okay then I die-cut two rectangles with the Scalloped Contours Dies from the Old Olive and Calypso Coral cardstock.  I die-cut the umbrella element from the center of the Calypso Coral panel.  Again the die-cut is hidden behind the Old Olive panel!

Next on Basic White cardstock I stamped my hippo with Memento Ink and then colored it with my Blends.  I used Smokey Slate and Calypso Coral.

Then to add just a bit of bling, I used our Basic Rhinestone Gems to add a little sparkle to the umbrella!

Well, let me know what you think! Leave me a comment here on the blog.

If you are interested in more Sale-a-bration Projects… check out my Summer Sale-a-bration Class that features the Wonderful World SAB Bundle, or subscribe to my newsletter if you wish.  Thanks for visiting my project today.

Happy Stampin,


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Hippest Hippos     159921

All Images © Stampin’ Up! ®

Hippo Dies      159928

All Images © Stampin’ Up! ®

Rings of Love (SAB)  159939

Scalloped Contours Dies 155560

Ink: Versamark, Memento, Smoky Slate Blend, Calypso Coral Blend

Paper: Starry Sky, Calypso Coral, Old Olive

Embellishments: White Emboss Powder

Tools: Simply Scored Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Snips, Heat Tool

Adhesive: Multipurpose Glue


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