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Monday, March 10, 2008

Bobble Head Hippo!

While surfing other blogs I ran across a tutorial I thought would be a lot of fun to do. It's called the "Tilt Card Tutorial" and I found it at Charmaine's site Oodlebugalley. She used a hippo stamp from another company. Since the hippo from the Stampin' Up! "Fun Pun" set was laid out differently I thought I would make the head wobble instead of the bum like shown in the tutorial. I also found the penny you use behind the cut out piece was too big for this design I took the 1/2" round punch and punched out 4 circles using the thicker white cardboard that comes in the 12" x 12" decorative paper packages. I taped two together for more stability and thickness and proceeded to follow the instructions as though they were the pennies. The other change I made was with the Dimensionals. I made mine a little smaller too so it would still be hidden behind the head. You just have to work with it a little to see what you need to do to keep all things hidden hat should be hidden!

I think he turned out cute and it's going to make an adorable card for that special little kid!!!

I used a very familiar layout. I like this layout because it allows you to use these size stamps and get by using it on a regular size card!! I'm not much for stepping out of the box and making different size cards. Smaller ones require different envelopes (that I don't usually have) plus the postage is also different for those. Or you can put them in a card envelope but then you've got all that space in the envelope that doesn't look quite right either. So why not just make a "normal" size card?

I also got to play with the Basic Gray card stock here. I don't get to use that very often!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

4 comments:

Pat S. said...

love it, love it, love it!
that is just too stinking cute!

Corie said...

This is just so adorable -- love that hippo!!

Dorothy said...

How clever Wanda! Love the idea and love the card - very cute. Thanks for sharing!
Dorothy

Sara Paschal said...

Wanda, this is a wonderful card so very cute! Nice job!