Hippest Hippos Snorkelling Birthday Shaker Card TTT 172

by Joanne James28. July 2022 16:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the turn of Team X to host this week and the lovely Betty is our featured designer. This is the fun board that we are playing along with: 


I went right across the middle this week with enamel dots/sequins, free and shaker and - surprise, surprise! - another card featuring my favourite Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Hippest Hippos - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I couldn't resist another outing with Hippest Hippos and today's challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to use up some (retired) Whale of A Time designer series paper to create an underwater paradise for my snorkelling hippo. I cut my frame and background out of the same piece of paper, so that my scene extends across the whole of the front of my card. I added my stamped and diecut hippo, complete with snorkel and mask - but there is one thing missing in the Hippo Dies set: everyone knows that to scuba or snorkel effectively, you need fins, right? So I made a pair for my hippo (nothing fancy - cut by hand) - what do you think?

I filled my shaker with a collection of green, silver and clear sequins and beads and added a custom birthday sentiment, courtesy of the 'Amazing Phrasing' and 'Sending Smiles' stamp sets - thank you to the talented Melody Hyde for this great Instagram tip. 

Not forgetting the inside, I used the 'Whale Done' stamp set for some co-ordinated stamping and a fun sentiment:

So what do you think of today's hippo-tastic creation? And using free stamp sets too - yippee!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'm also linking today's card up over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges where their theme this month is shaker cards and over at Just Add Ink where the theme is 'under the sea'.

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy your day; nothing much to report in the James household - all told, a pretty unremarkable week! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Angela F
Angela FAustralia
7/29/2022 9:44:20 AM #

Such a fun and cute shaker card. Thanks for joining us this month over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Angela (DT) xoxo

Jan McQueen
Jan McQueenAustralia
8/1/2022 11:47:43 AM #

This is adorable Joanne and so fun and creative! I love how you’ve added all the jewels to look like bubbles and this gorgeous hippo with his red goggles is delightful! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/2/2022 3:48:32 AM #

I love both the flippers you've DIY'ed and the customised sentiment. Is there no end to your creativity? Smile

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
8/2/2022 12:52:45 PM #

Super cute - I love they way you have used the papers too Joanne.  Chantell. x x

VickyUnited Kingdom
8/3/2022 5:04:53 PM #

I can see you are a major fan of this cute hippo set Joanne and you are using it so inventively! LOVE those little fins! Vicky x

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
8/7/2022 11:45:08 AM #

Catching up on my blog commenting - this is just inspired!  Great to see it in the Sparkles challenge gallery.  Deborah x

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