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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty challenge! 

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This week we are CASE-ing projects from the Die Bundles on pages 173-179 of the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue


My project this week is inspired by the catalogue sample above from page 176.  I've had my eye on this sample since the catalogue was released; it is just so cute!

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

It was the 3 sets of nesting dies in different shapes in the Hippo & Friends Dies that first caught my eye, but then the bundled discount meant that the stamp set was only $21.50, so I decided to buy the bundle. I think the sweet hippo and lamb are perfect for baby cards, so that is what I've created. 

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the layout, as that is what attracted me to the card, changing up the colour to Blushing Bride. I adhered the circle design paper to a panel of Whisper White leaving a small border on each side, which I think adds a little pop. I had a panel of Thick Whisper White that had been dry embossed with the lovely Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder,  so I die cut the largest of the semi-square label dies from the Hippo & Friends Dies and adhered it to the panel. I wrapped some retired Blushing Bride Baker's Twine around the panel, finishing in a bow on the side and then popped it up on the Blushing Bride card base.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
The next size of label die was cut from Blushing Bride card stock and popped up over the white label. The sweet hippo was stamped in Smoky Slate ink; the body stamped off and then full strength stamped over the top. He is popped up on the squiggly 'grass' cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock. The balloons are stamped in So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Blushing Bride ink and popped up at different heights. I pushed the ink down into the pads with the back of the spoon to give a more pastel tone to the colours. Finally, the greeting from the retired Made with Love stamp set was stamped in Basic Gray  ink on So Saffron card stock and popped up at the bottom of the grass. It looks more like Daffodil Delight in the photo, though.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a strip of the circle design paper down each side, with the writing panel in between. I stamped another greeting from the retired Made With Love stamp set in the middle and added a couple of rows of the squiggles at the base with a cute lamb that was stamped in Gray Granite ink.

Stampin' Up! Hippo Happiness Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Hippo Happiness, Made With Love (retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Subtles Designer Paper
 Ink Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Basic Gray
Accessories Rhinestones, Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (retired)
Tools    Hippo & Friends Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow


We would love to see your projects, inspired by the Die Bundles on pages 173-179 of the Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

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Michelle Strazds

So cute. I absolutely love this for a baby card.

Tina Gillespie

Aww! So cute! I much prefer your colour way to the version in the catalogue.

Rachel Palmieri

I like the way you've justified your purchase of this bundle Judy, as well as the cute baby card. The squiggly 'grass' is an interesting addition, especially on the inside where it really shows up.

Rebecca S

Such an adorable card!! I do love those label dies.

Julia  Quinn

Oh Judy. This is soooo cute. I love the colours you’ve chosen! So many gorgeous details.

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