Monday, August 22, 2011

Hip, HIPPO HOORAY! Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

Happy wonderful Monday! Monday's are exciting because it is the day for a new challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, and this week it's a Party, or at least a "Birthday Bash" ;)

the Challenge "Birthday Bash"
Create a birthday project

Someone is always celebrating a birthday, so creating a birthday card was what I had in mind for this challenge, and I couldn't resist using the "Birthday Bash" cartridge. I've had it for some time now and thought it would be prefect to brake out again. As I was thumbing through the handbook I wanted to use adorable hippo holding his yummy ice cream cone.

I use my Gypsy to create all my projects, but always keep the handbooks close by so I can get a better overview of each cartridge. Love my Handbooks!
My card size is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". From the Birthday Bash cartridge, I cut the hippo out at 4" high, and all the layers in the correct proportion. Then the phrase I did stretch just a bit to make it wider cutting it at 2.8" wide x 3" tall.
More details:
I used the Martha Stewart edge punch "daisy" for the border behind the hippo, then use the "mesh" cuttlebug folder for the ice cream cone, I also added double stick foam tape to pop the cone off the card.

All the edges were sponged using the Tim Holtz ink "vintage photo". Then after all the pieces were adhered to the card I used "glossy accents" on the cherry and the phrase "hip, HIPPO HOORAY... oh so cute!
Now continue this party and head over to FCCB and see what "birthday bash" project the design team has created for this weeks challenge, I know you will get loads of inspiration over at Fantabulous Cricut -HERE, then join us in this weeks "Birthday Bash" challenge.

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  1. Super cute Hippo! I love that she's dancing in flowers! :)Amy

  2. Wow! I love all the details, the inking, the glossy accents. Robin, you definitely have your mojo going on. Fantabulous!!!

  3. Great card. I love the touch of glossy accents. I just bought a bottle this weekend and I can not wait to use it on a project!

  4. Cute card Robin! Love this hippo :)

  5. Thank you for the sweety words you left on my blog!! These are the little things that make me love more what I do! :)
    I'm a new follower of your blog! :)

  6. Aaaw, this is cute! I hope I can get over there and play in the challenge. Looks like a fun one!
    Sherrie K

  7. So cute! I love the inking and glossing accents....really adds to the card. Your blog looks great! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog....I'm following you, too.


  8. Love your hippo Robin. Love the inking and all the other details. The flower paper is perfect for this card and really makes the hippo pop.

  9. What a cute little hippo! The papers are great and so are all your wonderful little details like the punch, embossing and glossy accents! This is a fabulously fun card!

  10. WOW! So fun and cheerful! That hippo just makes me wanna dance. :) You are the absolute best at inking, Robin!

    Your fellow DT gal,

  11. Your card is so adorable! I love the hippo. Great color combo. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Robin, I love your hippo card. The paper and inking are perfect.

    Your Fellow DT Member,

  13. I love your card!! Super cute Hippo!! I also love the Glossy Accents!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  14. Great card Robin.Love the hippo and his ice cream(fab embossing on the cone).Fun colours too.
    Jayne x

  15. There are so many things to LOVE about this card. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I absolutely love this card! The hippo is adorable and I love the paper both the background paper and the hippo paper too.

  17. This is SO adorable! That hippo brings such a smile. I love your paper and colour choices too!


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