A Friendly Hello with This Little Piggy

This week’s Global Design Project theme challenge is going to be super-fun! I can’t wait to see all of the projects you’ll make with a country/farm life theme. How fun is that?! While there are many products in the new catalog that perfectly fit this theme, but my heart took me right to the adorable pigs in the the This Little One stamp set. Here’s my card:

This Little Piggy, Bouquet Blooms, Another Wonderful Year, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for this week’s GDP theme challenge that inspired my card:

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  • This Little Pig in Petal Pink. I adore the sweet pigs in the This Little Pig stamp set – each one of them conveys a distinctly adorable expression. I chose this little guy for my card because I think he has a slightly sarcastic smile on his face – and I LOVE that. This Little Piggy, Bouquet Blooms, Another Wonderful Year, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI stamped the sunburst ring from the Bouquet Blooms stamp set directly on this dotted page of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series paper and cropped it with a Layering Circles Framelits Die. I love this new stamp set: Bouquet Blooms, Stampin 'Up!, 146503I added a sentiment from another new set that I love – the Another Great Year stamp set. It’s full of amazing sentiments – I cropped this one by cutting off the word “just” because it was too long across the front. I love the shortened version. Here’s a look at Another Great Year stamp set:Another Wonderful Year, Stampin' Up! 146695
  • Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I could hardly wait to color one of these pigs with the new Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends – and it was as exciting as I had hoped. These alcohol markers make it SO EASY to color with a smooth, streak-free appearance. I pulled away a little bit of color with my Color Lifter marker. The effect doesn’t appear immediately, but you’ll be so happy when it does. All of the Stampin’ Blends are in stock right now – here are the new colors: New Stampin' Blends ColorsI used my Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend to color “the sky” behind my sweet pig on the Thick Whisper White circle to add a little extra life to the sweet image.
  • Soft, Sweet Colors. The colors for this card were lifted right out of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series paper – such a lovely collection of sweet colors. If you love the combination of Pool Party, Petal Pink and Gray Granite as much as I do, please save this: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pool Party, Petal Pink, Gray GraniteHere’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Papers: Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, 146284Good news! The Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, featured on this card, is one of ten packs of Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up!’s “Buy 3, Get 1 FREE” promotion in July. There’s no better time to stock up! Click on the picture below to check out the sale in my online store:

Stamp Sets: This Little Piggy, Bouquet Blooms, Another Wonderful Year  Papers: Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, Petal Pink, Gray Granite, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Stampin’ Blends (Petal Pink, Pool Party), Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. What a cute, sweet card, Brian. I love the color combo, your coloring and the different fonts of the sentiment. Enjoy your day!

  2. That little “smile” reminds me of someone I know and love! The “halo” is perfect!

  3. Great colors (as always) + Fun patterns and image = Really sweet card!

  4. Using that great stamp from Birthday Blooms to surround little pink piggy was perfect! Love the soft look of the Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Gray Granite together. My mind jumped to making a ballerina card with those colors for my niece who is a professional ballerina. I know she would love it! Thanks Brian.

    • Thanks so much, Grace! A lot of this card fell into place with a bunch of trial-and-error. I’m so glad you like it – it was fun to make. A ballerina card would be great (without the pig, though). <3

  5. Cute adorable card. I love that piggy.

  6. Cute adorable card. I love that piggy.

  7. Perfect stamp to say HELLO, and he’s so darn cute!

  8. This card, these colors, the layout…. ADORBS!

  9. Your card is so “oinking” cute!! Just love this little piggy card!

  10. Awwww, he’s sooo cute , I love him , sweet card my friend β™₯️
    Hugs Frenchie

  11. I’ve been on the fence about this stamp set, but this card put me over the edge. I’m going to make adorable piggy name tags for my students next year. Thanks for the help!………………sort of. πŸ˜‰

  12. Brian, this card is just the cutest… and his smile does resemble yours!!

  13. Adorable card and layout!

  14. A terrific combination of stamps and colors. Gives a fresh view of those sets!

  15. Of course, we love a pig with a slightly sarcastic smile! And the sunburst around him just makes the card. Cute!

  16. Well this little piggy is as cute as can be peeking out of your card! Adorable!

  17. Love this little piggie, super cute and beautifully framed with that fun DSP and the sunburst image.
    Thank you for sharing.

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