A Hippopotamus for Christmas

Oh I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas… only a Hippotamus will do.

That funny old Christmas song is the inspiration for this fun Christmas card with its nontraditional pink and lime color scheme.

Watch the video here: Hippopotamus for Christmas


I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Supplies for creating a Hippopotamus for Christmas Card


  1. Die cut Hippo pieces and ink edges or outline as shown. Assemble.
  2. Cut a card base from green cardstock. Add a pink mat.
  3. Emboss December onto White cardstock and ink the raised portions with New Sprout Memento™ Dye Ink using a Sponge Dauber.
  4. Add Fussy Perfectly Pleated Border.
  5. Attach Hippo to right hand side of card.
  6. Add White Sleek Strip Pearls. Trim excess.
  7. Finish off your Hippo with a coordinated Flower.

Note: I didn’t have multiple shades of pink, so the hippo’s ears and face were colored with a Copic Marker. It creates a nice contrast and has a fun inked finish.




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