My Barnyard Babies stamp set hadn't seen any ink year so why not....let's make an anniversary card with it.
The itty bitty pig is so cute and went with the "hogs & kisses" sentiment which is love themed so that's where my idea started.
I stamped 12 pigs (get it?? Dozen??) onto watercolor paper and then punched them out with the 7/8" scallop circle punch. Then I colored them in with Blushing Bride ink and a blender pen. Then I stamped the prize ribbon, colored it with Pacific Point ink and cut it out and attached it to a pig.
I adhered the pigs with dimensionals to my card front which is a piece of Kraft Cardstock. I needed a slightly larger card front to fit all the pigs so this one is almost 6 inches across.
Next, I had to make an envelope to fit my over sized card. I decided to do a pouch with a tab at the top to pull out the card. Using another piece of Kraft cardstock and the new Tear & Tape adhesive (love it!) I made the pouch. Then using a circle punch I notched a little opening at the top to make it easier to get the card out.
Just because it isn't a traditional envelope doesn't mean the pouch wasn't getting gussied up either. My rule for my stamping ladies at class is "No Naked Envelopes"!
I wrapped a bit of the new Very Vanilla thick baker's twine around it and tied a bow. After stamping and coloring another pig (I guess it's now a baker's dozen with the pigs huh?) I cut it out and attached it to a little blue ribbon. Just using the same 7/8" scalloped circle punch and the banner punch (with the banners trimmed down a bit) and Pacific Point cardstock makes for a cute ribbon! You can make large ribbons by using larger scallop circle punches and the new banner Triple punch.
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Barnyard Babies
Ink: Stazon, Blushing Bride, Pacific Point
Paper: watercolor paper, Kraft Cardstock, Pacific Point
Accessories: 7/8" scallop circle punch, banner punch, Very Vanilla thick baker's twine, dimensionals, circle punch