The cute hippo in the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper was my inspiration for today’s birthday card. I’m always trying to think of something different, and I came up with “Hippo Birdie” for “Happy Birthday,” only to discover this wasn’t an original thought. Oh well, I still think it’s clever, and it makes me laugh.

By Su Mohr for Seize the Birthday; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Animal Expedition DSP, Labeler Alphabet, Stitched Shapes dies, Hippo; #hippobirdietoyou #birthdaycards #handmadecards #animalexpedition #animalouting #humorousbirthday

Hippo Birdie To You


Once again, I relied on the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to supply the words I needed. I stamped the letters in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock, and used Paper Snips to cut them neatly around the sides.


The card base is Basic Gray with a frame of Animal Expedition DSP.   The frame was made by using the largest Stitched Shapes oval to cut a hole in the center of the 4″ X 5 1/4″ DSP.

I glued the frame to the card base, and then glued  the letters spelling, “Hippo Birdie To You.”


The birdie on Hippo’s nose was fussy cut, also from Animal Expedition DSP. You can see her friends flying around in the frame.

I lifted Hippo and Birdie on dimensionals, smiling the entire time. To complete the project, I decorated the envelope with a Basic Gray DSP, which is on the opposite side of the hippo pattern.


I will share my project with Seize the Birthday. I recommend joining in their “Anything Goes” birthday card party.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you got a giggle from today’s Hippo Birdie card!

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