Thursday, March 3, 2011

When Pigs Fly...

I have an adorable card to share with you today (at least I think it's adorable). :)

I made this cute piggy card for the "Go Hog Wild" challenge

The card base it cut from the Preserves cart (it's just a tag so most any tag could work).  I sized the card base to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", copied and welded the two to form the card. I coped the shape two more times to make the red and wood plank mats (red @ 4" x 5 1/4" and wood @ 3 3/4" x 5").

The pig is from Just Because Cards cut @ 2 1/2".

The pig's wings are from Indie Art, also cut @ 2 1/2". The cloud is also from Indie Art, but I sized it down to 3.66" x 2.18" on my Gypsy. I cut the top layer of the wings with DCWV glitter paper.

I added stickles to the cloud and the pig's ears and snout to match the wings.

I glued a pair of stacked buttons on the bottom left side of the card. I got these from Michael's dollar bin and the white twine from Dollar Tree.

 I inked all the edges!! :) Pink ink around the pig's body and the wings, blue and purple ink around the cloud and black ink around the card body inside and out.  

I couldn't resist adding the white Gelly Roll pen stitches around the brown card base on the front and back.  I think it complements the rustic farm theme of the card as well as the white twine I added to the front.

The pig is applied with pop-dots... the second set of wings is up on an additional layer of pop-dots too.

I didn't add any sentiment this time.  I think it would be great for a congrats card ... you know, "It'll happen when pigs fly!!"

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jennyplace2 said...

OMG! This is just so stinkin cute! I totally love it, I'm running to get my Gypsy now! LOL! TFS!

Carrie K said...

Very cute!! I love it!

Jean said...

This pig could not be cuter. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

Jennie Garcia said...

That is incredibly cute and clever!! Love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so adorable! Great details!

The Country Life said...

I couldn't agree with you more!! This card IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! TFS!! Jennifer

Jen said...

Too funny! Love the flying pig, Cheryl! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

Maria Elena said...

Super cute and funny card !!! Love that piggy angel ! xoxo
Thanks for playing this week at CWC
Have a great Friday ;-)
Maria Elena.- CWC DT

Mary said...

What a cute little piggy. I love the wings!

4kids4 said...

Such a FUN card!! Your piggy looks like he has attitude!! The wings are is the patterned paper...perfect! TFS!

~Sharon C.

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

So super cute & creative!!!!

Thanks for the inspiration,
Cindy :)

Libby Beach said...

This is absolutely adorable!! :) LOL I love it! :)

Madison said...

This made me smile. I think it is really cute. Great job. TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut:)
~Madison CWCDT

Nicole said...

Such a cute card! Love, love, love the pig with sparkly wings. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut this week.
~Nicole CWC DT

Anita said...

Wow! Pigs do fly!! What a cute card!! Thanks for hanging out with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge! Anita

Jennifer said...


I love your card!!! :) What a great idea to put wings on the pig! Where'd you get that great wood plank paper?!

Thanks so much for sharing,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Sherri said...

What a glitzy, fun, whimsical card!

Thanks for Jitterbuggin'!