Hippest Hippos CAS Snorkelling Shaker Card PP602

by Joanne James31. July 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Claire to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for you to work with:


Claire's board has a distinctly beachy theme this week, so I went across the middle with diecut, blue and patterned paper and yes, you've guessed it - I decided to create another shaker card featuring my favourite Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Hippest Hippos - this time a more clean and simple version than the one I shared with you a few days ago (you can see that card here if you missed it). Time to check out today's card:


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

For today's challenge I used up a little more of the (retired) Whale of A Time designer series paper to create an underwater paradise for my snorkelling hippo. This time I cut a partial circle for my frame and used the wave die from the Hippo dies to create the 'surface' of the sea for my hippo to swim along, placing my hippo outside my shaker element rather than inside as on my previous card. Once again I added a pair of handcut customised fins, along with snorkel and mask to my hippo - this time in bright Parakeet Party green:


For this card, my shaker element is a flat 'pocket' shaker - a great way to reduce bulk and a great way to introduce a shaker element to an otherwise clean and simple card. Not forgetting the inside, I used the 'Whale Done' stamp set for some co-ordinated stamping and added a strip of left over designer paper:


Today's hippo's underwater apparel was inspired by my own snorkel, mask and fins which are also bright green in colour - just to make sure Jason doesn't lose me as I'm floating around the Caribbean. I've not done that for a while - happy memories!

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 for a second entry into their shaker cards challenge and over at Just Add Ink for another 'Under the Sea' card. Finally I'm linking up over at Addicted to CAS where the theme is 'nautical' - I'm pretty sure I've met that brief, I just hope they think my card is sufficiently clean and simple! 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; 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 (15) -

Nora Noll
Nora NollUnited States
7/31/2022 6:49:43 PM #

How cute is this card? I LOVE the hippo and the fun little scene you created.

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
7/31/2022 8:37:37 PM #

I love your take of the beachy theme with this adorable shaker! What a super cute guy, that snorkeling hippo is! Your birthday card is so fun and I just love it!

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
8/1/2022 3:38:40 PM #

Joanne, this is so stinking cute! I love how you used the bowl to create the underwater scene and that hippo is too cute all dressed up! Great job with the challenge! Have a great week!

Angela F
Angela FAustralia
8/2/2022 3:43:51 AM #

Great shaker card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly this month. Angela (DT) xoxo

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/2/2022 3:45:53 AM #

What a clever wee shaker card this is! You've done some fabulous things with these hippos, each one insppirational.

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
8/2/2022 1:02:47 PM #

Oh I love it!!  A shaker and an adorable little Hippo.  A delightful card.  Chantell xx

JaydeeUnited States
8/2/2022 2:12:25 PM #

Joanne, another fabulous card with this set.  Just adorable.  

vicki dutcher
vicki dutcherUnited States
8/2/2022 5:27:20 PM #

The hippo is total cuteness with his snorkel and fins!!  Totally made me smile. Smile Thanks for joining in at ATCAS

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/3/2022 3:38:15 AM #

Oh, Joanne! This card is adorable. I love that it is a shaker card.  And who can resist a snorkling hippo? What a day brightener for sure!

VickyUnited Kingdom
8/3/2022 4:59:45 PM #

This really made me smile Joanne but it is an absolute work of art too! Love the flat shaker element and your hand cut fns Smile Vicky x

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/3/2022 7:06:53 PM #

Oh my word, Joanne!!!  This definitely steals the show this week!  You know I LOVE hippos and this one is the best!  I love his scuba diving equipment and the fun shaker card you created.  Just amazing!!!!
Thanks for making my challenge shine this week!  

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/4/2022 4:59:30 PM #

I have loved EVERYTHING you've been making with these hippos, but this one might have taken me over the top!  SO cute!

Denita Wright-Smee
Denita Wright-SmeeAustralia
8/5/2022 5:05:08 AM #

Oh, Joanne. So cute and adorable, and I just love your hand made fins! Thankyou so much for joining in with our JAI 'Under the Sea' Challenge. D x

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
8/5/2022 9:33:48 AM #

Totally adorable, Joanne!  Love how you did the shaker element for your snorkeling hippo.  All the elements come together to make one perfect card!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
8/7/2022 11:46:14 AM #

another snorkelling hippo - who'd have thought?! Love it! Thanks for sharing it at Sparkles challenge. Deborah x

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