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Hello! Welcome to Amy’s Inkin Krew Blog hop day for July! This months theme is ”Celebrate Summer” and I have a super cute summer swimming card for you today using the Hippest Hippos Bundle. All instructions and measurements are listed at the bottom of this post in the ”recipe”. This bundle can be earned for FREE with qualifying purchases during Sale-a-bration. Each piece is an item you can choose with a $50 order (so $100 before tax and shipping for the entire bundle). I hope you enjoy it!

I started out with the super cute swimming hippo and I was just playing around with the dies. One thing to keep in mind if you are planning to put this card together is that the water die (detail at the top of the Tahitian Tide panel) needs to be used twice if you want it across the whole front.

Once I got him the way I wanted him to look swimming I accessorized him with his scuba gear. Next I added our two sweetheart hippos on the bottom (cue the song from “Grease”) I used the Starry Sky DSP so that it looked like a summery night swim, and the rhinestones add that sparkle in the stars.

When you adhere the layers together, don’t forget to leave a little bit of the water free from glue so that you can stick the swimming hippo in. I forgot and luckily the glue was still wet so I could sneak him in there anyway! The water and the heart dies cut out those little pieces. If you want a tip on how to put them on your card the way they are laid out on the die, check out my VIP group later tonight for Tip Tuesday.

I hope you enjoyed my summer fun card, and I know you will enjoy what the other talented members of the Inkin’ Krew have made as well! Think you want to join us? If you don’t already have a demonstrator you order from, contact me, I can help!

Here’s the order of the hop:

1) Karen Ksenzakovic

2) Mary Deatherage

3) Tara Carpenter

4) Carol Buckalew

5) Terry Lynn Bright

6) Jillian Good

7) Sue Prather

8) Karen Finkle

9) Amy Koenders

Right now is one of the most exciting times of the year. It’s Sale-a-bration time!! Which means each increment of $50 you purchase, you qualify for FREE items. For this DSP and coordinating stamp set, you would need to order $100 in products before tax and shipping.

To shop with me and take advantage of the Sale-a-bration goodies click the link below!

Sometimes we just know when something is a good fit, if you love our products and generally order in increments of $100, it is really to your advantage to join! Right now if you do, you get to pick out $125 in product and pay only $99, its shipped for FREE and you receive this awesome planner kit! e-mail me at with any questions you might have or take the plunge by clicking the link below!

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes. 
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

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Card Recipe:

For a link to the products used click here:

Don’t forget to send those Paper Hugs to your loved ones!