Blogging Friends July Blog Hop - July-December Mini & SAB Mash Up

Hello and welcome to my blog; today is the first Friday of the month and that means it's time for the Blogging Friends Blog Hop for July! This month our theme was to take products from the July - December Mini Catalog and Mash them up with products from the July - August Sale-A-Bration Brochure. Both the July - December Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration started today!

For my project this month I used the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper (which I adore) and the Hippest Hippo Stamp Set and created a fun card that is on pointe!

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

I first picked out the piece of designer series paper that I wanted to use from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper. This is a large pack of 12 x 12 designer series paper where you get 48 sheets (4 each of 12 double sided designs). There's gingham patterns in Blushing Bride (the one I picked), Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Basic Black, Real Red, Mint Macaron just to name a few of the colors. So, you can find a piece of any occasion all year long. After picking my DSP, I then picked a couple colors to go with it. I picked Pool Party and Sweet Sorbet as my accents.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

I stamped the little hippo doing ballet from the Hippest Hippo Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink, and colored here with some color pencils. I then stamped her a second time on a scrap of Blushing Bride Cardstock in Tuxedo Black Ink and cut out the ballet slippers, tutu, and her nose with my Paper Snips, and adhered them in place with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I then added a little shading with my colored pencils to these areas as well.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

I then added the hippo image to a mat layer made from Pool Party Cardstock and aded my Gingham Cottage DSP to mat layers made from Sweet Sorbet Cardstock before adding it to my card base made from Basic White Thick Cardstock. The Hippest Hippos Stamp Set can be earned for free with a qualifying order of $50 here in the United States (check our market for your qualifying order amount). But I just love the cute sentiments, and the cutest little hippos you will ever see.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have fun hopping along with us this month. You will find all the supplies listed below in the Shopping list after the blog roll!

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Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins


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