Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hippo Birthday to you!

We're doing something a little different at Pile It On this week: the challenge theme and sponsor coordinates with the current Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge. I'm on the Sunshine Mail Design Team and am the sponsor coordinator for Pile It On, so this was my clever idea... hoping to get lots of cards for the kids!

I used 2 Cute Ink's Birthday Hippo digi stamp, which also is offered as a rubber stamp at Whimsy Stamps:

This is pretty simple card; I embossed the background with my Darice embossing folder, cut the sentiment with an amuse studio die, and deckled the edges of the  image with decorative scissors. The buttons were made by adhering silk ribbon to white cardstock and cutting/embossing with an SU! Embosslit. The "ribbon" behind the DP strip is Dry Wall Tape, my current favorite embellishment!

Digi Sketch Challenge
  1. Bearly Mine #75: Anything Goes
  2. Di's Digis Designs: All about Children
  3. Digi Sketch Challenge: Sketch
  4. Digistamps 4 Joy: Birthdays are fun
  5. Digital Tuesday #199: Birthdays
  6. Creative Card Crew #31: Birthday
  7. Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
  8. Paper Shelter Challenge #101: Animal Magic
  9. The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge: Anything Goes
  10. Sisterhood of Crafters: Birthdays
Update: This card was a random runner-up for Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge #61.

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us for the Pile It On challenge,


  1. So, so cute! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Very cute! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!
    Sheri-TPE DT

  3. what a cute card.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamps4Joy.
    Hope you join us next time.

    Greetings karin DT member

  4. Such an adorable card for a great cause. Love the drywall tape- what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    - Jenn DT

  5. Whata gorgeous take on our sketch, adorable! Thanks for playing along at Digi Sketch Challenge this fortnight.

    Kelly x

  6. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge of “Anything Goes” this week well. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  7. Fabulous card, thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter.

  8. great card, way too cute!!
    thanks for playing @ digital tuesday this week :)

  9. Great card, cute image

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


    Jo x

  10. This is a cute card. Thanks for playing along in the Creative Card Crew Birthday challenge. Cheers FiLoMa.

  11. Such a wonderful creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Gorgeous card I love your colouring and your card design. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  13. This is such a fun card. The image is too cute.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

  14. Gorgeous card, so cute...Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  15. Totally adorable.Love the colours and textures.Fun card.Thanks for joining us at Digi Sketch Challenge.Hope to see you again next time :D
    Lisa x

  16. Fabulous card. I love the cute image.

    Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight.
    Lorraine x


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