This Little Piggy Projects

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.

This Little Piggy Note Card Set - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This Little Piggy Note Card Set - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Let's take a look at the four unique cards that are a part of this set.

This Little Happy Piggy - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This Little Happy Piggy - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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.    

Lorene at Inspiration Night

Lorene at Inspiration Night

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 Little Hula Piggy Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This Little Hula Piggy Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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 Little Hula Piggy Card (inside) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This Little Hula Piggy Card (inside) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This next cute Piggy card featured fussy cut wings to add dimension.

This Little Flying Piggy - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This Little Flying Piggy - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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"!

Charlene at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Charlene at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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.  

This Little Piggy Pull Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This Little Piggy Pull Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Then all you need to do is pull the tab and the inside sentiment is revealed.

This Little Piggy Gift Pull Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This Little Piggy Gift Pull Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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.

Rox and Leanna at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Rox and Leanna at Inspiration Night - www.stampedwithaloha.com

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.

This Little Piggy Projects - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This Little Piggy Projects - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Happy Aloha Friday everyone, have a wonderful weekend.  

Stamped Blessings,

Cindy

 

 

What a Sweet Treat!

Yesterday my friend and downline Zeny came over to stamp with me.  Zeny had offered to help me prepare for our July Stamped With Aloha Inspiration where we will be featuring our new "This Little Piggy" stamp set.  Whenever Zeny comes over to stamp she always has some type of sweet treat in her bag.  Whether its cookies or brownies or chocolate its fun to see her eyes light up when she reaches in her bag to share a sweet treat with me.  

With my recent health challenges one of the main things I've been trying to avoid is sugar so when she asked me recently about sharing some treats with me, I politely told her that I wouldn't be able to have any but she was welcome to bring for herself.  

When Zeny arrived yesterday she did what she normally does, she reached in her bag with twinkling eyes and a smile and set down two bags of "treats" on the table.  They looked like a bags of gummy bears.  I didn't want to be rude but I knew I had already mentioned to her about my situation so I said, "Oh Zeny!  Thanks so much for bringing these but did you remember that I can't have any sugar?"  She smiled and said, "Look Closer?"  "These treats are Non Dairy, Gluten Free, Non GMO, Sugarless, Vegan Protein Veggie Chips!"  Can you say that three times fast??  I had to laugh and then jump up to give her a big hug.  I thought it was so sweet of her to not only bring a bag from me but to bring a bag for herself sacrificing her normal delectable sugary treat.  What a thoughtful gesture from a true friend.  Since her face lit up for Non- Dairy, Gluten Free, Non GMO, Sugarless, Vegan Protein Veggie Chips, I realized it was her love of sharing that made her eyes twinkle and not the treat itself!

Cindy and Zeny - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cindy and Zeny - www.stampedwithaloha.com

It was such a SWEET TREAT to stamp with Zeny that day.  We had a ball coming up with projects for our July Inspiration Night.  We created 4 piggy cards that will sit inside of a pig pen box.  I look forward to sharing these cards at the end of next month.  Till then, here's one of the cards that didn't make the cut but we thought was super cute.

If you have followed my stamping style you will know that over the years I've converted many of our Stampin' Up! images to represent pineapples and hula girls.  So, the thought came to mind when I saw the adorable pig from This Little Piggy that maybe it would work with one of the Piggy images too.  So I used some punches to dress up this image and this is what I created.

Hula Piggy - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Hula Piggy - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I used the leaves from the Lemon Builder punch (cut in half) for the hula skirt and the flower from the Tree Builder punch to make a Haku Lei.  The pig was stamped on Powder Pink card stock and cut out and adhered to the card with our new Mini Dimensionals which I LOVE.

For the background I used a piece of our sassy and shiny new Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper and this was the final outcome.

This Little Piggy Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This Little Piggy Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I think this is the perfect card to send to Zeny to thank her for coming over and not only stamping with me but being so thoughtful to bring such a healthy treat to share with me while we worked.  Zeny's kind gesture and thoughtfulness really did make me happy.  It's sweet, caring and thoughtful people like Zeny who truly do make the world a more beautiful place.

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