Friday, April 8, 2016

When Pigs Fly #2

4/15/2016 Update: The "Pig" card won a top three at the theme challenge.

A while ago I received a sheet of crazy paper with a sheet of coordinating designs as a gift from a scrapbooking shopkeeper. I've made a card once before using the paper and when I saw the Cut It Up Theme Challenge #93, I decided to use it again.
The challenge theme is April Fool's Day and runs from April 1 through April 13. The project must include something of humor or a joke and at least one die cut. (The three small clouds on my card are die cuts.) I was also forced to eat four little chocolate bars in order to have the labels for my card.

I promise to give up chocolate!   (When pigs fly.)

On a white card base, the DSP panels were adhered. The large cloud was cut freehand to look like a large cloud and to feature the "When Pigs Fly" theme. The cloud was matted with cardstock and popped up with foam tape. The pig was  fussy cut and also popped up with foam tape. The foil labels were adhered to scraps of cardstock for stability and then popped up on the card as well. The three little clouds were die cut and adhered. The sentiment was computer generated and the cardstock cut into a banner. The inside of the card was decorated by adhering a strip of cardstock and a strip of DSP.

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Techniques: Die cutting, fussy cutting, freehand cutting, computer generated
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp: Computer generated sentiment
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Lost Lagoon
DSP: Graphic 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection "When Pigs Fly"
Die: Simon Says Stamp "My Heart Soars" (small clouds)
Misc.: Dimensionals foam, candy bar labels


  1. First of all, LOVE the attitude with goes along with this challenge! When pigs fly is absolutely right (about the chocolate...)! I adore the pig with wings - he is just too cute and the theme is terrific. What a great idea. I love what you did with this. Made me laugh out loud :)

  2. Ha! That is too funny!! Love your little flying pig...and I completely agree, I'll give up chocolate when pigs fly! :)

  3. We know our followers work hard on the details of their projects, but you really went above and beyond! Eating that chocolate just to make a card!

    I love it! Love the card, the sentiment, and especially that pig.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our April Fools! (joke or riddle) challenge!


  4. Love it, and I would have helped you with the candy bar wrappers too. Who thought you would have used this paper again....perfect.

  5. What a Super cute and fun card!!! Love the sentiment and that pig!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!

  6. Hahahaha!! You found another use for that paper! I would never have bought that paper had I seen it in a store... but omg... I feel like I need it now... that's awesome!