Cute Hippest Hippos Fun Fold Card by Secrets to Stamping

I’m finally back with the Alphabet Challenge! Wow, it’s feels like two years and not two months since I have been able to play along. Firstly, my move to Chicago can only be described as a comedy/thriller movie that needs to be made someday. My arthritis has yet to recover from it all, and I still don’t have a craft room. However, I have emptied enough boxes for the time being to be able to craft. I just love the theme for this challenge – “J is for Juvenile” – so I decided to try out the adorable Hippest Hippos bundle, available during Sale-A-Bration only.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit our Alphabet Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!

My secrets to making this Quiet Meadow project

  • Firstly, I was inspired by this card by Lisa Whitlock. Although her card is so cute, she really didn’t have any dimensions, so I came up with my own. Since this card is quite easy, it didn’t take much, and I will give you a couple of helpful hints, as well.
  • Card dimensions for *my* card:
    • Card Base: cardstock cut to 6″ x 12″ and scored at 6″ – feel free to use your favorite card dimensions because I did!
    • DSP: 5-3/4″ square (2)
    • Pop-up #1: 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and scored at 1,” 2,” 3,” 4.” Then, adhere the 1/2″ side inside to make a square.
    • Pop-up #2: 1″ x 2″ – score at 1.”

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Once I cut the designer paper, I adhered to the card front. Then, I took the largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes collection and placed it down where I wanted it to cut the window. (SECRET: when I cut it out, then I realized that putting it lower on the card front would affect where to put the pop-up. So, next time I will place it higher so the pop-up can be closer to the fold.)
  • After that, I placed adhesive on both sides of the small pop-up so it would stand up and placed it in the middle of the larger pop-up.
  • Then, it was time to stamp and color the hippo with Gray Granite stampin’ blends and cropped him out with the coordinating die from the Hippo collection. Once that was done, I popped it up with dimensionals and placed onto the circle that had been cut out from the card front.
  • After that, I stamped the sentiment for the front of the card from the Charming Sentiments stamp set and cropped it with the coordinating die. Then, I stamped the sentiment for the inside and cropped it out with the rectangle from Stylish Shapes, and it was also popped up with dimensionals to fold the circle in place.
  • Finally, I decided that the card front needed just a little more so I punched out two of the little butterflies out of designer paper with the Butterfly Duet punch. Then, I added the metallic dots for the butterfly bodies.



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Adorable Hippest Hippos Fun Fold Card for the Alphabet Challenge