Welcome to the Around The World On Wednesday August Blog Hop as we explore our theme of Never Ever Growing Up. When I think of this month's theme, I think of Peter Pan and other childhood favorites that I have shared with my children. Our Design Team will be sharing their wonderful projects and ideas to help inspire you to create your own projects using this theme. Whether it is a project for the kids in your life, or someone who is a kid at heart, there are so many wonderful possibilities.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year because everyone gets to be a kid and enjoy the holiday season. With this in mind, I wanted to create a fun and whimsical Christmas card using then new Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack and coordinating Santa Express Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. I decided that the cute Hippos from the Hippest Hippos stamp set, should be dressed for the cold weather and I used some of the images from the Penguin Place stamp set to get them ready for the holidays. This sweet Christmas card works well for people of all ages who love to feel like a kid during the holidays.
Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack (item #159595)
Santa Express Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (item #159596)
Hippest Hippos stamp set (item #159921) Sale-a-bration Reward
Hippos Dies (item #159928)
Penguin Place stamp set (item #156410)
Soft Succulent Classic Ink Pad (item #155778)
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad (item #147115)
Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad (item #147088)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154904)
Gray Granite Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154886)
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154893)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Santa Express Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Shaded Spruce Card Base
Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack
Card Front - Happy Christmas 4"x6" card
Basic White Cardstock
Stamped and die cut Hippos from the Hippest Hippos stamp set
Hat, scarf, tree & antlers stamped and fussy cut from Penguin Place stamp set
For this clean and simple card design, it really was as simple as picking out one of the 4"x6" cards from the Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack and attaching it to the front of the Shaded Spruce card base from the Santa Express Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. If you are looking to make quick and simple Christmas cards this year, these products are a must. To step up the card design, I stamped two of the hippos using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White cardstock and die cut them out with the coordinating Hippos Dies. I then used Stampin' Blends Markers to color the images to bring them to life. For the accessories, I stamped the hat and scarf using Soft Succulent Classic ink and the antlers with Soft Suede Classic ink. For the Christmas tree, I stamped the image with Shaded Spruce Classic ink and removed the ink from the trunk with a Blender Pen. I then colored the trunk with a Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker and stamped it onto the Basic White cardstock. Using Paper Snips, I fussy cut out each of these elements and then added then to the hippos. I adhered the hippos to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals on either side of the sentiment banner. To complete the card design, I added several small Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the centers of the stars in the sky. I love how this card design turned out and I love that the hippos can be used all year round just by changin their accessories.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help you to explore creating your own projects inspired by this fun theme. There are so many ways to mix and match products to create your own unique designs.Now it's time to visit Elaine's blog and see what wonderful projects she has to share with us. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.
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