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Friday, May 22, 2020

This Little Piggy, Coronavirus Masked Piggy Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I saw this card and thought it would be fun to make for my neighbor.  My little granddaughters and I are going over to her house to drop off some spring flowering plants, cupcakes (that they will frost for her) and some needed supplies like toilet paper, Clorox wipes, some handmade disposable face masks, some soda pop and when I ran out today I checked in with her to see if she needed anything and she wanted some painting canvas from the Dollar Tree.  The Dollar Tree didn't have any but I have a couple I will drop off for her. She's alone and is trying to stay busy.  I chatted with her outside for a bit this afternoon.  I don't think I'd like to be doing this staying at home thing alone, and especially at her age.  Anyway, I thought this card would give her a smile too.  I'll have the girls sign the inside.  They LOVE doing things like that. It's important to teach the children that giving is a good thing.

So about this card.  I found it here.  There's a video but I didn't watch it all.  I got to the part where she was adding the layer for the side panels. Her's were scalloped. I didn't have the dies she had so I stopped the video and went to my work area and this is what I came up with.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. 

I cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Best Dressed" 6" x 6" paper stack to 1-1/2" x 5-1/2". 

I cut the strip for the sides of the DSP using Melon Mambo card stock.  I cut them 1/2" x 5-1/2" each.  I taped them to the edges of the DSP.  I should have used glue. Glue gives you some time to slide things around and get them straight.  I taped this panel to the left side of the card.  

I stamped the pig from the soon to retire "This Little Piggy" set using black Memento ink.    I stamped an extra head to fussy cut out.

I die cut the piggy image using the second largest oval die. 

I cut a Melon Mambo scalloped oval die.

I colored the piggy using my light and dark Petal Pink Blends pens.  I fussy cut the second piggy face and colored it too.

I took a 3" piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine and I added a little snail to the back. I pressed the end of the twine onto the tape and wrapped the twine around the front of the face two times.  I pressed the other end of the twine onto the tape on the back. I did have to trim my end before I pressed it in place. I added a tiny piece of scotch tape to the twine to help keep it in place.

I taped the Whisper White oval to the Melon Mambo oval.  Then I set that oval in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.  

I set the piggy head in place using Dimensionals.  I cut a tiny Whisper White rectangle 3/8" x 1/4" and I glued it to the front of the piggy's face.  

The words are from the original designer's website.  She offered a PDF.  I downloaded it and printed them out. I punched them using the "Classic Label" punch. I also punched two of Melon Mambo and offset them on the back of the word piece.  I taped the word piece in place and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I am going to miss this little piggy set. I will be putting it up for sale in my web store along with some other sets.  I may post them here first with a link. That way you will know to go there.  I'm REALLY bad at putting things in my web store quickly.  It takes a lot of steps to get something in there. Photos, writing a description, weighing it with the envelope it's going to be sent in. Setting up the postage along with the measurements of the envelope. I always miss a step along the way and have trouble figuring out what I did wrong to get it to go right.  But I give it a good try before I cry for help from our son!  Once in a while I get it right and I pat myself on the back!!!  I have LOTS of stamp sets I need to sell. I usually sell them at our annual garage sale the day before Mother's Day but it didn't happen this year, for obvious reasons.  SO our tv room is piled with boxes that can't go out in the summer hot and winter cold garage.  So be patient and I will get them on there.  If there is a set you are looking for, I may have it.  Just ask via private email.  It's on the side bar on the right, where it says "Got a Question email me here".  

I thank you ever SO much for taking the time to stop by today. Have fun making this card,

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