Friday, September 16, 2022


Today I'm sharing my last Piggy Birthday card for the week.  This week has helped me replenish my supply of Birthday Cards!

Today's card is a simple fun fold card with two front flaps.  The striped one folds to the right and the Piggy folds to the left.  

I wanted my card to be bright and cheery, so I selected a couple of Designer Series Paper (DSP) patterns from Celebrate Everything DSP that met those criteria.  This paper collection has something for every occasion.

I thought the piggy on the little scooter was super cute and I wanted him to have a bright red scooter, so I colored it with Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends.  Piggy is colored with 3 colors from the Natural Tones Blends.  These neutral tones blends are awesome!  I find myself using them often and for so much more than just skin tones.

I don't usually talk much about my envelopes, but my philosophy for the envelope is pretty much the same as for the inside of the card -- "No naked envelopes."   If you are wondering why it looks like I have two different envelopes in my pictures, let me explain.   Today, I couldn't decide if I wanted to use my common "go to" -- adding a piece of DSP to the envelope flap, or color another cute little piggy on the front of the envelope.  I decided to go with the DSP.  So, I cut a piece and then I got distracted.   When I came back later to finish my card, I had forgotten that I'd already cut the paper, so while I was stamping the piggy for the card front, I thought I'd save some time and stamp her on the envelope also.  After I finished coloring them both, I saw the DSP laying off to the side.  Since it was cut and ready to go, this envelope got a double dose of decoration.  

For Piggy's background, I embossed the Basic White cardstock with the Into the Clouds Embossing Folder.  Once embossed, I used my blending brushes to add a little Granny Apple Green to the bottom and Pool Party for the sky.

For the finishing touches, I added a couple of Basic Rhinestones among the confetti and one in the sky, and then tied a couple of strands of Linen Thread around the flap and tied it in a bow.

If you would like a tutorial for today's card, you can download a copy by clicking on this link.

A list of products used on the card is shown below.  Remember the Playful Piggy Dies and the This Birthday Piggy Bundle are only available during September while supplies last.  So, if you love these dies as much as I do, don't wait too long or they may be gone.

Product List

1 comment:

  1. Love that card, and that DSP! I gotta remember to order some of that next time I qualify for hostess benefits! :)