Saturday, July 9, 2022

Stampin' Up! Hippest Hippos ~ Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to my blog!  I'm excited to be joining the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop today.  I love being a part of these fun Blog Hops with other stampers sharing what we love and create!  Links to all the other blog posts for this hop are near the end of this post! - be sure to check them out! Hopefully you will be as inspired as I always am seeing what everyone else creates for this month's challenge.

This month we were challenged to come up with a Christmas in July card.  We had two choices for our theme: For a Cold Weather Christmas we could use the traditional colors of Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen Soft Succulent, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso.  

For a Warm Weather Christmas we use more beachy colors like Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Petal Pink.  OF COURSE I chose the beachy warm weather Christmas!  

Okay, so my card didn't REALLY have to be beachy, but since it's World Watercolor Month and I love water coloring simple beach landscapes, I thought this was perfect.  BONUS: I got to use my Faux Sea Glass Shapes.  

My Stamp Set of the Week this week has been Hippest Hippos.  To make my hippo a bit more festive, I stamped and fussy cut the antlers from Penguin Place to dress him up a bit.  The 'Merry Christmas' stamp was from Peaceful Deer stamps. 

Thanks again for visiting my blog today.  I hope you were inspired to create something great!  Don't forget to check out the other blogs in this hop.  I know I'm looking forward to doing just that tomorrow afternoon!

Happy Stamping!

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  1. Antlers on a Hippo! So cute. Thanks for sharing!đŸ’•

  2. An adorable card Judith, those hippos are too cute x

  3. Love, love, love this, Judith!!! Too stinking adorable for Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration. xx

  4. What a good idea to give a festive reindeer look to the hippopotamus! As a great lover of the beach combo, I can only approve of such a beautiful creation! Xx

    1. Aurélie, thank you! I had a lot of fun with this one! :)