Hippo Bird Day! – CAS(E) this Sketch #221

Hippo Bird Day Birthday Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo shannonkaypaperie

True Story: Awhile back (during a period of time when I was not an active Stampin’ Up! demonstrator) I had the AWESOME opportunity to work at The Stamps of Life booth at a scrapbooking/stamping expo. It was SUCH a fun day chatting with fellow stampers and enabling them to take Stephanie Barnard’s designs home with them! At the beginning of the show Stephanie had taken me aside and asked me to remember if customers asked for a design she didn’t have and let her know at the end of the show. So…I made sure to tell her that there was a lady looking for a hippo stamp. She gave me a look like “Really?”, I nodded yes, that the lady’s young daughter was set on a hippo birthday party and the lady was DESPERATE to find a hippo stamp! (Parents, we’ve ALL been there, right?!?)

Fast forward six or eight months and I was so surprised and delighted to see the darling stamp sets hippo2stamp and solids4hippo and their coordinating dies come out!! Of course they had to come live with me! I am delighted and in love with how cute my little girlie hippopotamus is!!

Hippo Bird Day Birthday Cards Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo shannonkaypaperie

And she painted her nails special for this card 🙂 Are you dying with me?? Cuteness overload!!

And now, forever more, just in case someone asks me if I happen to own a hippopotamus stamp set, I will be able to say “Why Yes…Yes, I DO!!”

Hippo Bird Day Birthday Cards Idea - Shannon Jaramillo shannonkaypaperie

Get it?? BIG TIME?? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa I’m killing’ myself here!

No details today, this card is so clean and simple that they just aren’t necessary!!

I’m playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge today. Not sure what “CAS(E)” means? Hop on over to their blog to find out!!

I can’t wait to hear if you love this girlie as much as I do!!

Products Used:

Card Stock: Powdered Sugar by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Thank You Collection by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink; Ocean, Guava, and Banana by The Stamps of Life

Stamps:   hippo2stamp and solids4hippo by The Stamps of Life

Dies: Envelope Line Die (Retired) by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  MISTI; Shin-Han Twin Touch Marker CG0.5 (for face)

Embellishments: Random Sequins

Other – Envelope – Stampin’ Up!


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