Make this Interactive Circle Card for a Christmas Card

Stampin' Up!'s Hippest Hippos are a perfect fit for the Interactive Circle Card. The dancing hippo dances around the circle as if Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree. The color coordination between the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and their card stock is perfect!
The Hippo slides around the circle on 2 pennies

This Interactive Circle Christmas card is so stinking cute! The dancing hippo moves around the circle making it fun to play with. Stampin’ Up! is offering the stamp set and the coordinating dies for FREE with a $100. order through August 31. You still have time to get yours.

Stampin’ Up!’s Hippest Hippos stamp set and coordinating dies are perfect for this Interactive Card. The way Stampin’ Up!’s color coordination works makes it easy to create any card or project and that is evident in the three card making ideas I’m sharing today. I’m featuring the Christmas card but check out my other cards as alternative ideas. This interactive circle card is perfect for any occasion!


  • Cherry Cobbler 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Basic White 2 @ 4″ x 5 1/4″, 2″ x 2 1/2″ plus scrap for hat
  • Evening Evergreen 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Soft Succulent 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • DSP – Lights Aglow 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″


  1. Score the 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4 1/4″; crease with bone folder
  2. Adhere the DSP to 1 of the 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic White card stock panels
  3. Using the Layering Circle Dies, place the largest (non-scalloped) circle towards the top of the layers, then add the smaller circle to the inside of the larger circle; run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  4. TIP: adhere the 2 circles to the DSP with Washi tape to hold in place
  5. Use Dimensionals around the edges and through the bottom of the
  6. TIP: do not place Dimensionals too close to the edges of either circle
Place cutting circles here
Dimensionals added to back

Instructions Cont.

  1. Remove the backs of the Dimensionals on the background and adhere to the card base
  2. Remove the backs of the Dimensionals on the and adhere to the card base
  3. Place a penny between the circle and the background of the card base
  4. Place a regular sized Dimensional to this penny, remove the back of the Dimensional
  5. Add a 2nd penny to the top of the first penny
  6. Place your finger on top of the pennies and move it around the circle, it should move freely (if it doesn’t, the Dimensionals are too close to the pennies)
Add 1 penny underneath the outer and inner circles
Add 1 regular-sized Dimensional to the bottom penny
Add a 2nd penny over the top of the Dimensional

Instructions Cont.

  1. Stamp the dancing hippo (Hippest Hippos) and the Santa hat (Jingle Jingle) in Tuxedo Momento Black ink
  2. Color with Stampin’ Blends, dark Gray Granite, dark and light Cherry Cobbler
  3. Add Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to the brim and the end of the Santa Hat, heat set with Heat Tool
  4. Die cut the dancing hippo
  5. Fussy cut the Santa Hat
  6. Using a small strip of Multipurpose Liquid Glue, attach the Santa Hat to the top of the Hippo
  7. Die cut 2 medium and 1 small Christmas Tree (Tree Lot Dies)
  8. Adhere the Soft Succulent trees to the full, Evening Evergreen trees with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  9. Add Wink of Stella to the trees
  10. Adhere 1 of the medium trees to the inside circle on the front of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (don’t use Dimensionals, the hippo won’t be able to slide around the Christmas tree if you do use them)
  11. Place 3 Mini Glue Dots across the top of the stacked pennies
  12. Place the dancing hippo on top of the Mini Glue Dots
Hippo on top of penny

Instructions Cont.

  1. Using the attached file, print out (in color) the sayings, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (Stampin’ Up! currently does not have this greeting so I created my own)
  2. Cut to 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, flag one end
  3. Attach the greeting to the bottom of the card base with Dimensionals
  4. Adhere 1 medium and 1 small Christmas tree to the inside of the card
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Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll give this Interactive Circle card a try using your favorite stamp set. I’d like to try it with the Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set and coordinating Dies. If you try it, I’d love to hear how it went for you!

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