Hippest Hippos and Hippos Dies – It’s a Freebie1


Hippest Hippos Free during Sale-a-Bration. Can you believe it’s time for Sale-a-Bration 2.0?

To start the celebration, I made this hippo card recently for a first birthday. This water loving hippo is all geared up and ready for his dive. 

I stamped the hippo with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Thick Basic White cardstock and then coloured him in with the Gray Granite Blends. I cut him out with the matching die and used other dies from the set to cut out his hat and snorkeling equipment as well.  As cute as the Hippest Hippo set is, It’s the little accessories that really make this set a lot of fun.

I am really pleased with how the galvanized tub turned out. I cut the tub out of Crumb Cake cardstock and then used the VersaMark ink pad to tap ink directly onto the die cut piece. One the tub was covered in ink, I added silver powder from the Metallics Embossing Power pack on top and used my Heat Tool to melt the powder. The texture helps give the rub a realistic look. By the way, did you see that the Embossing Additions Tool Kit is now available?

The background is made from the 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Assortment in Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide and Sweet Sorbet, the same colours I used throughout this card. My last step was to add a few Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels. These gems go with everything.

The circle and square were made with the Stylish Shapes Dies. If you don’t already have these dies, get them now. I use them all the time and highly recommend this set. If you don’t have a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, the mini machine is available as an Easy Entry Bundle with this set of dies. And if you buy the bundle, you can get the Hippest Hippo stamp set and Hippos dies free.

All SAB products are available only while supplies last and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Hippo Dies are one of the first to go. If you love these Hippos – and how can you not – place your order soon.


Sale-a-bration is Stampin’ Up!’s twice a year event that gives us several ways to earn incredible free products and great benefits. Click on the image below to see the brochure.



During Sale-a-bration, you can earn exclusive items from the brochure for purchasing products already on your wish list. Shop the Annual Catalogue, the new Mini Catalogue, the Clearance Rack or other online items like prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and the Kits Collection.

There are levels of Sale-a-bration items, Level One is free with a $60 purchase. For every $60 you spend before tax and shipping, you can select one Level One item to add to your order. Level 2 items are free with a $120 purchase. For every $120 you spend before tax and shipping, you can select one level 2 item to add to your order. All items are available while supplies last.


If you shop big during Sale-a-bration, you will automatically receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate stamp set for orders more than $375. Want to combine orders with friends? Please let me know and I’ll be happy to set up an online party so you and your friends can order together.


This is my favourite way for you to save during Sale-a-bration. Until August 31st, you receive the following with your $135 Starter Kit when you join my Dreaming About Rubber Stamps Team:

• Your choice of $165 in products
• The Making Plans Collection including the Making Plans Planner, Making Plans Notebook Trio and Making Plans photopolymer stamp set

And there are more amazing reasons to join my team during Sale-a-bration:

• Your Starter Kit is shipped free and the GST is paid.
• You’ll earn a 20% discount on all purchases immediately after joining and for long as you remain an active demonstrator. Awesome! Plus earn SAB rewards on orders placed by the end of August.
• Join my team today and you’ll get tons of inspiration from our DARS Team FaceBook group, team swaps and events which share amazing inspirational projects
• You’ll have no obligation to ever sell or share with anyone and no obligation to buy another thing if you don’t want to

If you’ve thought about joining and want to be part of an amazing online community of stampers please e-mail me today. I’d love to answer your questions or set up a time to chat with you. If you’re ready to join my incredible team, click here.


The new Mini Catalogue July to December 2022 has been released and is ready for your orders. Click on the picture below to view the catalogue.


This catalogue features amazing suites – each with their own theme and character. The products in each suite include a stamp set, dies, paper and embellishments. The wide variety of suites has something for everyone. Pick your favourite from your wish list and order today. Shop early as popular items may sell out.