Sunday, January 6, 2013

BUTTON BUDDIES PIG

Dontcha just love pink and limey green together?? And then add a cute pig with a button snout into the mix -- and you have a winner!



The technique I used on the background has been dubbed Embedded Embossing. An easy technique, it gives a really cool quilted look.


To recreate your own precious pig, here's how you do it:

Supplies:
Button Buddies stamp set

Lucky Limeade card stock
Melon Mambo card stock
Pretty in Pink card stock
Whisper White card stock

Melon Mambo ink
Pretty in Pink ink

Seam Binding Ribbon (this color is retired)
Pink Button
Mini Glue Dots
Big Shot
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Stampin' Dimensionals
Basic Pearls
3/16" Corner punch
Circles #2 Originals Die
3/4" Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch
Paper Snips

Instructions:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Pretty in Pink card stock in half, creasing well with a bone folder

Using the Big Shot and the Circles #2 Originals die, place a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Melon Mambo 
card stock over the die, and run through to make your four largest circles. From scrap of Melon Mambo, punch out one more circle with the 3/4" Circle Punch. Adhere these five circles to a 
4" x 5 1/4" piece of Lucky Limeade card stock as desired. Run the entire piece through the Big 
Shot inside the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

Use the 3/16" Corner punch to round all corners of the green, as well as the pink. Adhere the green piece to the card front.

On a scrap of Whisper White card stock, stamp the pig in Pretty in Pink. Cut out carefully with the Paper Snips. Glue a pink button on for her snout. Transfer and attach a small and a large pearl for her eyes. Tie a snippet of the green ribbon in a knot, and attach to her ear with a 
Mini Glue Dot. Adhere the pig to the largest circle with Stampin' Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Pretty in Pink, stamp "thinking about you" or sentiment of choice in Melon Mambo ink. Line up and punch it out with the 1" Circle Punch, and attach to the second largest circle 
with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Pig out!

Smiles.




47 comments:

  1. Recently discovered the beauty of card making and I really like using buttons as a part of a card, so this pig is absolutely adorable to me!

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    1. Thank you so much! If you ever need any sort of card-making advice (or supplies!), please don't hesitate to let me know! :>)

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  2. I love your card. I remember when I ran the whole card through the big shot up there. What a hoot. I finally got that set and I love it.

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    1. You're so funny, Christina! Thanks! :>)

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  3. I love this card the pink and green look perfect together. And the pig is just so sweet.
    Ali x

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    1. Thank you, Ali! I love pink and green together -- it is just such a fresh and lively combo! :>)

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  4. Just as cute as can be...love it..:))

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  5. Adorable, I would logve to receive this card!

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    1. Thank you so much! And I love all the COLOR on your blog! :>)

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  6. You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest follower from the "Adorned From Above" blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Thank you, Denise Marie! I luv, luv, luv your comment. :>)

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  8. Oh how adorable! I love how the button makes the pig snout--so cute and so perfect!

    Thanks for sharing on the Farm Girl Blog Fest #15!

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  9. Pink and lime are one of my fav color combos!! Very cute card :)

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. I love pink and lime together also! Sometimes add a little orange. Thanks and thanks for letting me link up!! :>)

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  10. Cool pig. Thank you for sharing this with Show Your Stuff.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I thought he was pretty adorable! :>)

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  11. That is just so 'stinkin' cute!! I love that embossing..it made that whole card look so unique! And who wouldn't love a little piggy with a button nose? So adorable!
    Thanks again for joining my party this week!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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    1. Oh Doni. You are always so sweet. Thanks so much! And for letting me join your party too!! :>)

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  12. Those are darling! Visiting from the No Rules Weekend blog party!

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  13. Such a fun card...I love that little pig!
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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  14. Your card is so adorable!! You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent last week! I am so thrilled to have you, and apologize that I am just now visiting. It was just one of those weeks. :) I hope you are having a great weekend.

    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I'm thrilled to be able to hook up at A Bouquet of Talent! :>)

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  15. This is wonderful. Great colour combo and so clever using the button for the nose.

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  16. Thank you so much, Merry! Using the button for the nose wasn't actually my idea. Stampin' Up! has a stamp set, Button Buddies, where buttons are meant to be featured: a baby rattle, a snowman, a pumpkin, a snail, a flower, a stem with two cherries on it, a vase of three flowers, and, of course, our cute little pig. It's a darling set, and so much fun! :>)

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  17. This is so cute! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again...once I get the post live. lol. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn, for the cute comment and for featured me at Make it Pretty Monday! I am honored. :>)

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  18. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

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  19. How cute :) Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I look forward to seeing what you share this week :)

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  20. Oh that little piggy is so cute!!!

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  21. This card is adorable! Thanks for linking up! I'm featuring it at my link party tonight!

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    1. Thank you, Alexis. And thanks also for featuring my card! I am honored. :>)

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  22. Adorable! I wish I understood more about blogs and linking and stuff. I found this one by accident and I love the little pig. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Dolly! If you go back to my blog (www.paperseedlings.com), you will find a list on the right side of the blog of Where I Link Up. Click on any of those links to discover more great linky parties and find other wonderful blogs. Lots of talented people out there! :>)

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  23. What a great card! Just my style! Simple yet charming. Love the textured background - it does look really nice.
    thanks for sharing

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