Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Happy Handy Hippo day!!!

Hiya everyone,

This is my very first step by step tutorial in collaboration with Handy Hippo on-line craft store.  I basically make a card, take piccies at different stages and you can all make the same card yourselves.  Apologies for the not so good piccies - my camera died a few weeks back and I've not bought a replacement yet!

For this project you will need:-

Wild Rose Studio "Fergus with bouquet" stamp
Wild Rose Studio "Candy floss" papers
Circle nestabilities
Scalloped circle nestabilities
Martha Stewart Doily lace trim border punch
Mini butterfly punch
Adhesive pearls
Irridescent glitter

 Step 1

Cut a 14cm square of pink stripy paper and mount onto hot pink card.  Attach to a 6x6 white card blank.

 Step 2

Using a sheet of the green doily print paper, cut off 2 of the corners and place them on the two corners of the card as shown.

Step 3

Using more of the hot pink card, cut a border strip with the MS doily lace trim punch and attch to the card just under halfway down.

Step 4

Cut a 10cm square from the green rose print paper and mount onto more of the pink card.  Attach this to the centre of your card using foam pads.

Step 5

Stamp the Fergus image onto white card and colour him in to match the colours of the papers used.  I used my promarkers as they are my favourites.  Once coloured, cut the fergus out with a plain circle nestabilite.  Also cut a slightly larger scalloped circle nestabilitie from the more of the pink card.

Step 6

Attach the image to the scalloped circle and then fix to the centre of the middle sqaure panel with foam pads.

Step 7

Stamp or print out a Mother's Day sentiment and mount onto pink card.  Attach this to the bottom of the square panel as shown.  Add a few hot pink adhesive pearls to top left and bottom right hand corners of your card.  To finish, punch a couple of butterflies with the mini punch and attach to the card.  Add a little glitter to the butterfly bodies for a little added sparkle.

I really hope you enjoyed my tutorial and that you will try my design out for yourself!  If you click on the Happy Hippo magic button below it will take you directly to their site and place all the main items that you will need to complete this project.  Once there, you can take out any items you already have or add any extra items whilst shopping!

I will enter my card into the following challenges:-

Crafters Companion - Spring
CRAFT - Mother's day
Crafty ribbons - Celebrate your mum
Stamp man - Colours of easter/spring
Catch the bug - March Anything goes
Dream valley challenges - Mothers day
Bunny Zoe crafts - Celebrations
Ladybug crafts - Flowers and butterflies
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Lexi's creations - Mother's day
Make it monday - Anything goes
Stamp with fun - Pink and green
Ladybug crafts ink - Pink and girly

Thanks so much for looking!

Paula. x


  1. Fabulous Paula, great tutorial and a beautiful card.
    Suzi x

  2. lovely cards and great step by step tutorial Paula x

  3. Beautiful card and fantastic tutorial!

  4. Your card is fab!! I never thought about cutting part of the paper like that, will definately try that!

  5. awh bless thank you Paula it's made me smile so darn cute
    love the colours too
    hugs linda xxx

  6. Very Cute Design, thanks for the tutorial How awesome Is this.

  7. This is so sweet Paula, love the gorgeous colours and thank you for the tutorial. Hugs xxx

  8. How cute is Fergus,the papers are stunning Paula, thank you for sharing with us,I will try this one,

    Hugs Julie x

  9. Cute card,love the Tutorial
    Pauline xxx

  10. Fab Paula, love this stamp! Jane x

  11. Fabulous card Paula - love the papers and the stamp and the colours are just beautiful x

  12. Śliczna,słodka karteczka:)

  13. Great card uns such a sweet image. Thank you for the litlle workshop.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  14. Lovely card Paula, I love this little chappie and the papers are gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  15. Really gorgeous Paula, love the wild rose dragon image and the papers are fab
    Lindsay xx

  16. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
    Jo and Tigerlover.

  17. Fabulous card and great tutorial. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x

  18. A pretty card. I love the papers. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

  19. Gorgeous Card Paula. I love the super Tutorial you've done along with it. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

  20. Super Sweet card Paula, thanks for my MS border punch arrived today :) Jo xxx

    1. Great stuff! Thanks for letting me know!!! :D x

  21. Very sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  22. Very pretty Paula and a great tut
    kerry x

  23. So pretty Paula is your card and a great tutorial:)

  24. Aww this is just so cute and what a great tutorial too! Nicely done! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

  25. This is really pretty, love the papers. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight...

  26. This is so adorable Paula love the fresh colours you have used and your layout is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this challenge hugs Susan x

  27. What a great mother's Day card. I just love the colors. Thank you for sharing on MIM.

  28. Hi Paula

    What a wonderful card - I just love it - the colours and the image are just great - fantastic.

    Take care

    Hazel x

  29. Very great card - nice and design. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug

  30. amazing - colors, work, image :-) great card - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  31. Mega sweet Paula! gorgeous soft and fresh! Thx for linking up to Make It Monday!

    Mary J x

  32. This is fabulous Pauline! Great colours and super layout! Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this fortnight, good luck! Pami x

  33. Oh, lovely card, Paula- the colours are so fresh and spring-y!! :) cute image too!! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this time!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

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  35. WOW , you had such patience to photograph this as you went along . Lovely card well done
    Hugs Elaine

  36. What a fun card, sure to make a mum smile!! Excellent tutorial, too, your photos show all the details beautifully!

    Thanks very much for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  37. Hi Paula- lovely card as usual. I just love Fergus ;o) Thanks for entering my little challenge ;o) xxx