Stampin’ Up! Hippest Hippos and Celebrate With Tags Birthday Card

He’s back…our cute Hippest Hippo is back! This time on a Birthday card!

I needed to make a birthday card for a very special person in my life and I went to the Hippest Hippos and Hippo Dies and the Celebrate With Tags Bundle. The Hippest Hippos bundle is amazing all on its own but combining the Hippo images with the Celebrate With Tags bundle made it so much more amazing. Can I say that I’m having way too much FUN!

The recipient of this card loves blue so the color pallet consists of Pacific Point, Tahitian Tide, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue and Pool Party. The card sits on a Pacific Point card base and I used paper from the 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to die cut the tag that adorns the front of the card as well as the stripe running horizontally across the card. Cardstock scraps were used to stamp and die cut the remainder of the images on the card.

This card came together quickly! What do you think? Cute or what? Just a reminder that the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and the coordinating Hippo Dies are only available during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order. But don’t delay! These items are only while supplies last. One of the Sale-A-Bration items has already sold out!

The Celebrate With Tags Bundle (stamps and dies) is equally amazing and provides stamps and dies for any occasion or holiday…including sentiment label dies! The die set also contains a die to cut out a gift card holder…super handy! You’ll find the Celebrate With Tags Bundle in the current July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. Be sure to check it out!

To view, download and print the project sheet for this card, click on the image below.

Sale-A-Bration is in Full Swing!

Sale-A-Bration is currently in full swing!  You can earn free Sale-A-Bration items by placing orders of $50+ (Level 1 rewards) or $100+ (Level 2 rewards). If you haven’t taken a look at the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet…you need to take a peek!  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are some absolutely wonderful products being offered for free with a qualifying order.  And there is no limit on the number of free Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn!

Here’s how it works.  Let’s say you place an order from either than Annual catalog or the Mini catalog totaling $200 (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (July 1 through August 31, 2022).  With your order you can qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 or $100 you spend.  Using the example, for a $200 order, you can earn four Level 1 products, or two Level 1 products and one Level 2 product, or two Level 2 products.

Note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes have sold out and will not be restocked!  So don’t delay if you’d like to earn free Sale-A-Bration products!  The items are while supplies last.

There are other ways to benefit from Sale-A-Bration:

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!


I can’t wait to receive my August Paper Pumpkin kit – Sweet Sunflowers! You’re going to love this kit…but be sure to subscribe no later than August 10!

The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by Stampin’ Up! in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 

And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card to create bee-utiful projects! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, why not give it a try. Subscribe and each month, around the 20th of the month, you’ll receive your project box delivered directly to your home. Everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

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Products used to make today’s card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store:
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