Friday, August 05, 2022

Make a BIG First Impression with the Hippest Hippo Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


  • Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos Sale-A-Bration Selection
  • Upcoming Live Card Making Classes
  • Additional, new Sale-A-Bration Selections announced
If you're looking for fast, fun cards with a bit of inspiration for the youngsters or anyone young at heart, you'll want to select the FREE Hippest Hippos Stamp Set as your Sale-A-Bration gift with your next $50 order from Stampin' Up!.  And if your order is $100 or more, you'll want to select the FREE Hippo Dies that coordinate with your Hippest Hippos Stamp Set Sale-A-Bration selection.  This is the final month of July-August Sale-A-Bration so you'll want to order this month before Sale-A-Bration ends to get this coordinating set.  Today, I'm showcasing three cards using the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and the Hippos Dies.  You'll love creating scenes with Hippest Hippo having fun in the sun, or tub or boat or under an umbrella.  You just have to love Hippos.  They have big ideas; they make a big first impression; they swim gracefully in water; they aren't afraid to open their mouth; and they Live Large! You'll have so much fun writing quips in your cards using Hippest Hippos.   Order today, and make your FREE Sale-A-Bration Selection the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set | Item 159921.  Coordinating Hippo Dies | Item 159928.  
Three cards using the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Taking a closer look at each card, this first card uses a base card of So Saffron Cardstock.  Then a print from the Lights Aglow 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper.  The image area is piece of Polished Pink matted in Cherry Cobbler  Cardstock.  The image area includes a piece of draping which is another Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper Print that includes shimmery gold dots as accents.  There is a vellum Cardstock piece bended to a Daffodil Delight color giving the dancing hippo a spotlight to dance in.  the hippo is colored with Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight Blends.    The sentiment is matted in Gold Foil, and is stamped in Stary Sky to match the tiny Stary Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon bow around the neck of the dancing hippo.  Then there are three Pearlized Enamel Effects scattered on the card front.  Such a darling use of this stamp set and dies.  This was a swap card created by Ann Quattrain. 

Greeting card with Dancing Hippo using Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos Stamp Set

For this next card, below,  the basecard is Real Red cardstock.  Then a layer of Very Vanilla dry embossed using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  The Very Vanilla image layer is matted in Real Red, and the hippo from the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Blends.  Did you catch that this cute hippo holding a red flower also has the cutest red toe nails?!  This swap card was created by Jill Goldbach. 

Hippest Hippos Card idea using a FREE Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

This final card was created by Debra Gilbert.  It uses a Real Red Cardstock base.  Then, the Basic White image area is matted in Coastal Cabana Cardstock. The area under the hippo image is swirled with Coastal Cabana ink, and the hipp image is mounted on Dimensionals.  The dies from the Hippo Dies were used o die cut flower images  in Real Red and Old olive.  The centers are Basic rhinestone Jewels, which sparkle as you hold this card.  The sentiment is from the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. 

You'll find a a ton of additional Hippest Hippos card or project ideas doing a quick internet search.  This has been a very popular Sale-A-Bration Free pick as you can tell from the wealth of card ideas posted.

Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to learn more about the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and coordinating Hippos Dies, and to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.   

Use the August Host Code for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  August Host Code:  S9HSSZZ6  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify for Stampin' Rewards.  


  • Stamps:   Hippest Hippos
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Stary Sky, Light and Dark Smoky Slate Blends, Real Red Blends, Dark Mossy Meadow Blends, Daffodil Delight Blends
  • Paper: Basic White, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Polished Pink, Real Red, Vellum Cardstock, Gold Foil, Lights Aglow 6" X 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:  Hippo Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Pearlized Enamel Effects, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

To learn more about any of these current items, visit my online store.

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Join us for Two live Card Making Classes 

First, we're going to make these four cards in our in next live classes in NW Houston TX.  Date:  August 9;  at 9:30 AM.  These cards use current Stamps and Dies from Stampin' Up! current catalogs.

Register for August 9 Class:

Next, we're going to get together and assemble our August Sweet Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Kit and make some alternative cards from the items in this kit.  Order your Sweet Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Kit by August 10 and join us September 1 at 9:30 am for some Paper Pumpkin fun.   

Find out more and register for one or both of these live classes on my MeetUp site.

Demonstrators, customers and new stampers are all invited to attend these live classes.

Additional Sale-A-Bration Selections 

This is the final month of July-August 2022 Sale-A-Bration.  And Stampin' Up! announced more FREE product selections, including:
  • three embossing folders,
  • two specialty foil packs, 
  • gift boxes, and 
  • three sets of dies 
You can earn these FREE selections with each $50 or $100 USD order from current Stampin' Up! catalogs, Kits from the Kit Collection,  or with 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 mo. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions!

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Additional Sale-a-Bration Selections during August 2022 Free with $50 or $100 USD order
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A couple of Sale-A-Bration selections are now sold out and no longer available to order, including:

  • 159940 - Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & envelopes
  • 159938 - Tree Lot Dies

However, with the new selections, you can still shop and earn plenty of FREE products to choose from with your $50 or $100 USD order placed by 31 August 2022.  You'll find many of these items coordinate with products from the Annual or current Mini catalog.

But don't delay.  These items are only available while they last.  See all of the selections here

Learn more about Sale-A-Bration here. 

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  • Download July-August Sale-A-Bration Brochure here

Earn Free Sale-A-Bration Selections with your Paper Pumpkin Subscription 

Earn more Sale-A-Bration rewards with Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions.  Paper Pumpkin subscriptions earn Free Sale-A-Bration selection when adding a Paper Pumpkin subscription to your order.  Subscribing to Paper Pumpkin during Sale-A-Bration earn you Free Sale-A-Bration benefits. During Sale-a-Bration is the only time you earn free products with your Paper Pumpkin Subscription.  3mo., 6 mo., and 12 mo., Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions earn you Sale-A-Bration Selections.  Or, you can order Paper Pumpkin on a month by month basis.  Just order by the 10th of each month.

Order 1 mo., 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 mo. subscriptions to your regular order.  Add the item number below for the subscription length you desire.


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Download Free Current Catalogs

You'll love the marvelous Fall and Winter Holiday sets and specialty papers that will help you create breathtaking cards and holiday projects.  

  • Download July - December 2022 Mini Catalog here
  • Download July-August Sale-A-Bration Brochure here

Download Current Annual Catalog 

If you do not have a current demonstrator and would like a Stampin' Up! Annual catalog, please contact me here. 

Catalog cover of the 3 May 2022 Launch of the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Add the August 2022 Host Code, below, to your orders between $50 and $149 for a free thank you gift for shopping with me.

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