One of my favorite stamp sets in our new catalog is This Little Piggy. So I decided to feature it at my last Inspiration Night gathering.
We created 4 piggy note cards with envelopes and a pig pen crate to be used as a holder. When everything was packaged together, it looked like this.
Let's take a look at the four unique cards that are a part of this set.
This first piggy card is very sweet and simple. The pig was stamped onto a Blushing Bride card stock and then cut out so that only a tiny bit of coloring was needed on the flower and grass.
This card is sure to bring a smile not only to the recipient but also to the person who is creating it, just like it did while Lorene was making it.
Do you like the other card Lorene is holding? This was our little Hula Pig Card. Another one of the products I featured at this event was our wood textures Designer Series Paper. This 6 x 6 pad is filled with all different types of wood patterns that coordinate great with the Piggy set and also looks fabulous on masculine cards.
This adorable little piggy was transformed into a Hula Pig by adding a coconut bra made with our Cookie Cutter Builder punch and the skirt was made with one of the flowers from the Blossom Builder punch that was just trimmed down a little.
Normally the sentiment on the inside of this card would say, "This Little Piggy, say's Thanks". But thanks to our Labeler Alphabet stamp set I covered up the word "thanks" with the word "Mahalo" which is truly what any Hawaiian piggy would say when he is all dressed up and headed to a luau.
This next cute Piggy card featured fussy cut wings to add dimension.
I colored this one in with stampin write markers and of course added a tiny jeweled flower from the Tree Builder Punch, one of my favorites. The message on this card says, "She believed she could, so she DID"!
It made me happy to see everyone having such a great time making these cards, especially cards like this one that can be used to encourage others!
For our final card I did something a little different. I cropped the bottom of the note card and added a strip of tear tape to seal the side and bottom. Then I took a separate piece of card stock and added a pull tab to the top so it would be easy to insert inside the pocket I had made.
Here is the finished pocket with the card tucked inside.
Then all you need to do is pull the tab and the inside sentiment is revealed.
This card would be perfect as a gift card holder. My favorite part of this piggy is how muddy he is. That look was created with an ink pad and a blender pen. He looks so happy and content like any piggy would after spending a sunny afternoon taking a mud bath.
All of these cards were packaged together and placed inside of a crate. The crate was made with our Wooden Crate Framelits. However, when you make the wood crate it is too small to fit the note cards but my downline Zeny found a way to expand it. Here are her instructions.
Wood Crate Box – Extended (by Zeny Lucey)
This extended crate box will fit 4 note cards & envelopes.
- Card stock – 3-1/2 x 6”
Score on the 6” side at 3-5/8 and 4”. Fold these score lines as a mountain (3-5/8”)
and valley (4”) fold. Place the Crate Box Thinlit with the side flap edge over the
scored section. Run thru the Big Shot.
Note: You’ll need to run 2 of these to make the crate.
- DSP strips – 3/8 x 3-7/8” (6x). Adhere to crate before assembling.
I had such a fabulous time at Inspiration Night with my downline who truly inspire me with all the love and aloha they continually bless me with, especially during this season in my life.
I've already designed projects for our next gathering. It will be happening near the end of my treatment so plans are in place for someone else to run the meeting should I not feel up to attending. However, I'm going to have to be pretty tired to keep me away from these lovely ladies who are such a blessing to me!
Well, I hope you enjoyed learning about these cute Piggy Projects! I love this set and look forward to using it often.
Happy Aloha Friday everyone, have a wonderful weekend.