Friday, April 06, 2012

Hippo Birdie to Ewe!

I haven't crafted in over a week! I have been so busy with school, work, and spending time with my husband now that he is home (and is on leave for a month). I just needed to do something, so I created this cute little card for some challenges. The card is quite large, 5 3/4"x8 3/4." I used a fun plaid cardstock and wrapped it with a bunch of ribbon. My large glitter orange square is 5 1/4"x5 1/4" and I rounded the corners. Each of my little white squares is 2 1/2" and I rounded a corner on each one. I used parts of Scrappy Moms Stamps for the sentiments on each square and a whole stamp for the inside sentiment. My little animals are all 2," except for the poodle, which is 2 1/2," and the number 2 is 1 3/4." I flocked the belly of the bird, all the fleece of the sheep, and all the fluff of the poodle. I used Peachy Keen face stamps for all the animals. I added pearls to the flower on the hippo and the number 2. I tied a bow with the white ribbon and added three buttons, all laced with embroidery floss. I finished it off with some white pearls on the ribbon.
Cardstock - The Paper Company
Patterned & glitter cardstock - DCWV
Corner punch - Fiskars
Ribbon - Offray
Buttons - Favorite Findings
Embroidery Floss - Prism
Cricut Cartridges: Create a Critter - hippo, bird, lamb, poodle
Letter Envy - 2
Stamps - Peachy Keen: Critter Faces Set A Medium
Scrappy Moms: Amusing Animals - "ewe!" & "Hope your birthday is poodles of fun"
Spring Fling - "birdie"
Furry Friends - "hippo"
Everyday Greetings - "to"
I made this for the following challenges:


  1. Oh my gosh, this is so stinkin' CUTE!!! Very clever use of puns. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  2. This is so adorable, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  3. This is so cute ! I love every single detail. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup!

  4. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week Paula. This is super cute. Love it!

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  5. So adorable Paula! Love the details that you have added! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  6. Great job Paula- I like puzzles and this way you can get more cuties on your card.

  7. Super cute card! Thanks for playing at Celebrate the Occasion!! :)Amy
    Amy's Crafting Space
    Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

  8. TOO cute! Love it. What a fun little card :)

  9. This is adorable !! love the little animals!!! Thanks so much for linking up to the Peachy Keen challenge this week !!!

    Michelle- DT

  10. So cute, love the sentiment inside!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!

  11. Adorable card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  12. I love the combination of all those adorable die-cuts, such a sweet card! Sorry I am late but I wanted to thank you for joining us @ CTO for our "Kids Birthday" Challenge :)

  13. This is cute, clever and PERFECT! I love everything about it! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

  14. This is sooo stinkin cute. I love how you layered with the different rectangles. Such a great idea. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Peachy Keen Stamps.


  15. Very cute, and so colorful! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.

  16. Love all those cute critters! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  17. LOVE it! Grat job Paula, this is very clever. TFS

  18. Your card is soooo cute. Good luck with the challenge!!!

  19. Cute card and I love the middle too.

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup. x

  20. This is sooo cute!! How creative!