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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,


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!

Unknown said...

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