Sunday, August 17, 2008


Oh, what an adorable hippo! I've never seen one like this at the zoo, have you? I think the image was made with birthdays in mind, but I adapted it for a baby card. The card opens to the side, and is a matchbook style with the little flap over there, but I added a button to loop ribbon around and keep it closed.

all images copyright SU! 1990-2008

Miss Hippo's bow and balloon are paper pieced, and her toenails are painted red using Copics. The scallop edge was made with SU!'s new scallop edge punch (delightful!) and I embossed the large flap with a cuttlebug folder. All the papers are new In Colors and Designer paper by SU as well. The sentiment was printed from the computer and punched with the Word Window punch.

You can see how the card opens a little better in the next two photos:

I haven't done anything to the inside of the card yet. Do you usually decorate the inside of your cards, or do you add the sentiment and sign? Quite often I just write a note and sign it - but sometimes I think I should do more to decorate inside too.

happy stampin'


1 comment:

grandmajoan said...

gorgeous. you make just beautiful cards.