Hello everyone, it’s Sanna Lippert here again today with a set of “build-a-Hippo” baby cards. I adore this little die cut die so much –– it’s perfect for so many occasions, and practically made for creating baby cards! And while I was at it, I created a set of three. You never know when you’ll need one!
This is how I created the cards:
Step 1: First take a sheet of White Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut 3 sets of Hippos. And don’t forget to die cut the feet six times!! 🙂 Step 2: Next take a sheet of Soft Sky and Dusky cardstock and die cut two sets with the Stitched Rounded Rechtangle from the blue paper and one set from the lilac one. Step 3: Take a white Soft Finish Cardstock sheet (or glitter cardstock) and die cut three sets with the Postage Stamp Rectangles die cut die. Step 4: Ink the hippo pieces with grey and pink stamp ink, but leave the eyes and teeth white.
Step 5: Now cut blue and purple patterned paper into a card size from the polka-dotted “Thinking about Polinesia” paper. Adhere onto the card base. Step 6: Attach a piece of ribbon in blue and pink onto the cards, then adhere the rechtangle pieces on place. Start with the postage stamp piece and adhere the rounded rectangle on top. Step 7: Add a stamped sentiment using the Ahoy Sentiments or the Build Your Own Sentiments 1 stamp set and black stamp ink. Step 8: Color the tiny eye pieces with a black marker and adhere in place.
To give you a better idea of each and every step, I’ve again recorded a video for your to watch. I hope you like it!
I hope I inspired you to play with your dies a little today and create a few cards yourself! I’ll be back with another project next month.
Until then, happy crafting! xxx, Sanna
Other: White Glitter Cardstock Hero Arts Shadow Ink – Bubblegum, Soft Granite Black stamp ink – Hero Arts Ribbon Sizzix Big Shot Black Sharpie
Hi! Diane here with a new card for you! We have been blessed with our 8th grandchild on his way! How happy we are to get ready to celebrate his birth in October. This card could have easily been an “It’s a girl” card too!
Here are the steps to create this card.
STEP 1: The card base
Cut a White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12″ x 6″, score in the middle and fold in half for a square 6″ X 6″ card.
Cut a 5 1/2″ square out of yellow cardstock.
Cut a 5″ square out of a purple cardstock.
Die cut the larger size of circles in the Dotted Scallop Circles (#1172) die set, using a pattern paper of your choice, in yellow and purple tones.
Using the Dotted Scallop Circles die set again, die cut the third smaller size of circle in White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Adhere the yellow cardstock on the white card base, than the purple cardstock on top of the yellow one, than the scallop circles (patterned and white) using some Clear Double Sided Tape.
STEP 2: The Elephant
Using the Elephant (#1663) die set , die cut all the part of the elephant into some White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Using some sponge applicator and some Distress Oxide, color the different parts of the elephant (for the inside of the ears, I used the color “Wilted Violet”, for the rest I used “Shaded Lilac”.
To give dimension to the elephant, with the Large Ball Stylus tool from the Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set on the Molding Pad, rub the back of all the parts of the elephant.
With some foam adhesive and some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the elephant on the whiteDotted Scallop Circles.
STEP 3: The Pansies
To make this flower, you can watch Susan Tierney Cockburn in this video.
Using some White Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut all the petals 5 times from the die set Garden Notes – Pansy 2 (#1488)
Using some ink markers, color the back and the front of all petals.
On the Molding Pad, with the Loop Tool and the Reverse Tweezers (from the Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set), shape each one of the petals.
From the Pansies die set, cut 4 times each leaf out of green cardstock.
Color the stem with Yellow Pan Pastel, shade the edges with some Forest moos Distress Ink.
Draw veins and shape the leaves using the Leaf Pad, the Molding Pad and the tools from Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
Step 4: The Myosotis
For this flower, you can watch how Susan Tierney Cockburn makes it in this video.
Using the Garden Notes – Myosotis (#1517) die set, die cut one plate of fowers out of some White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Color the tips of each flowers with some pale blue ink marker, leaving the centers white.
Out of some yellow cardstock, die cut one plate of little centers.
Using the tools in the Susan’s Garden 4 Pcs. All Metal Tool Set shape the blue tipped flowers on the Molding Pad.
Using an eraser and a toothpick, cup up the little yellow centers. Very lightly, dot the yellow centers with a black fine marker.
Step 5: The Sentiment
Die cut the words “It’s” and “Happy” from the die set Words 1 – Celabration (#1465) and the words “Brrrrr” and Joy” from the die set Words 5 – Winter Wishes(#1576), all in yellow cardstock.
From the word “Happy”, cut apart the letter “a”.
From the “brrrrr”, keep only the “b”.
From the “joy”. Keep only the “oy”.
Assemble the letters and glue together to write “It’s a boy”.
Using some White Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the banner shown below from the set Banners (#1390).
Finalized the card by gluing down the flowers using some Kids Choice Glue, the banner and the sentiment.