Saturday, October 10, 2015

Pig Out on Your Birthday Card

This card starts with a 5X7 inch white card base that I embossed on my Cuttlebug with a Cuttlebug embossing folder with a cupcake pattern. Since I was following a sketch, I then cut a piece of pink cardstock to fit the sketch and embossed it with the cupcake motif as well. I adhered it with some cupcake Washi tape I've had for years and am thrilled to find a use for! I liked the idea of a black mat for the image, so I used one of my Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles dies for the mat and adhered it with foam tape.
For the image and sentiment, I used a From the Heart stamps digi set called "Hamlet PigWit Pig Out." I imported it to my Silhouette Design Studio software and sized it up for the card. Then I printed it out and cut it to fit. I colored it with MEXPY markers and adhered it with more foam tape. I added a "You are Awesome" flair in the bottom right corner to pick up some of the blue from the cupcake frosting on the digi and some of the cupcakes on the Washi tape.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

As You Like it Challenge - 2W, E3- (W1 of 2) Monochrome or Colour (& Why) Definitely Color! I like the cheerfulness color can convey. Monochrome is elegant, but using color works well for fun, bright cards.
Crafting with an Attitude - M, 1st Thurs, E3 - #8 Anything Goes (new blog owner)
Crafty Girls Creations  2W, EAlways Anything Goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 2W (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month  3E –  (W1 of 2)  #166 Halloween --- Monthly Challenge Anything Goes 
Julia Spiri Challenge -2W, E3 -  (W2 of 2) #2-Anything goes with optional twist: Bling
Star Stampz Challenge - 2W, E3 SIO - (W2 of 2) Add A Sentiment
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.42 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #296 - Embossing
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - 2W, 3E  No. 101 - (W2 of 2) -Animals
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.95 -   Always Anything Goes 
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 15 (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.151 - (W2 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Allsorts W,3E  no design paper 
Little Claire's M,P15, 3E, SIO Favorite Stamp
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - 2W, E3 Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #19 Anything Goes   (W2 of 2)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - M,  October - Anything Goes  (Optional Twist- Using only Digital stamps)
Digi Galore (M,P1) Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy (P1/15,SIO) #116 Anything Goes (Optional Twist = B) birthday
Petal Lu (M, P15) Anything Goes
Pink and Main Challenge (M, P1,SIO) #2 Birthday

House of Cards: texture and/or color inspiration

Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 1) Anything Goes with Twist of Black
The Paper Girls - 1st & 3rd Mondays, layouts, cards - (Week 1) Food
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination - W, F- #54 Always Anything Goes 
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land - #27 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #204 - Anything Goes

I {heart} Sketches Challenge # 121


  1. Oh, Carrie, I love the embossing folder!! It's perfect for this cute little Pigwit! Actually all your embellishments are perfect! Love it! Thanks for playing along with i {heart} sketches at FtHS!

  2. How cute! I love how the washi tape and gorgeous embossed background all compliment this sweet Pigwit Hamlet image! Thanks for joining us at FTHS in our weekly sketch challenge :-)

  3. Super cute piggie and love all those cupcake details! And I love it being gender and age neutral, so versatile!

  4. YUM - it's almost my birthday and I'd love to pig out on yummy cupcakes! Love your card - great texture with the background embossing and matches so well with the image. Thanks for joining us at From The Heart Stamps - Good Luck.

  5. Great birthday card and yes we always need them. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday. Let you a message.
    Hugs, Pat

  6. Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  7. Still love it, Carrie! So glad you shared with us at AYLI Challenge too! Brenda

  8. Haha... Super cute!! Love how you coordinated the embossing folder and the washi tape! Thanks for joining us at FTH.

  9. Fun card! Love the cute image & embossing! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

  10. So cute thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine challenge . Good luck
    Caroline senior ct

  11. Carrie it's a beautiful card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


    1. Carrie this is your fourth card you may only enter 3 times.

      Karin DT member

  12. Very, very cute card!
    Thanks for joining us over at Color Your World by Lacy Sunshine
    Sandra (Senior DT)

  13. A real fun card card for our theme this week Carrie, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  14. That cupcake washi tape is awesome! Isn't it the best when you can dig deep into your stash and use something you have had forever?! Love the way you interpreted the sketch and all of the texture the embossing adds.

    Thank you for joining us at Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  15. What a cute image and sentiment. Love the cupcake embossed panel. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

  16. HA! This is DARLING! I LOVE the POP of color against the white background! Super cute! Thank you so much for linking up with us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  17. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  18. I really love how you interpreted our challenge, this card is fantastic and I am so glad you shared you talent with us. Thank you for joining our 'embossing' challenge at Crafty Catz and please come back for a brand new theme.
    Anna xxx

  19. This is fantastic! Loving the piggy image and all those gorgeous cupcakes. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

  20. This is absolutely adorable!! That pig is so sweet!! I love the cupcake embossing!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Scrapy Land Blog Challenge!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  21. Thanks for sharing your fun birthday card with us at House of Cards.

  22. How darling! Love your little piggy! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  23. So very sweet! Love that cupcake washi tape! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.

  24. Love that little piggy!! Such a fun birthday card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #27!

  25. Sweet image and i adore the layout design. The embossing folder is spectacular. Thank you so much for playing and sharing your awesome creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Tamie DT

  26. A cute card with lots of texture, thank you for sharing it with us at HOC.

  27. A fun card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Creations and hope to see you again soon.

  28. Waw this looks really lovely, gorgeous project! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  29. You've entered several wonderful projects in our October Challenge!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  30. Fun little birthday pig! Thanks for joining the Pink and Main birthday challenge! DT Member Pam M.

  31. Cool card and super fun piglet image! :) Thanks for playing along at Creative Fingers! Hope you will join us again! And check back to see if you are one of our winners. Sorry about the late comment, migraines got in the way ♥ I got a huge blogcandy if you wanna join in! Tindaloo

  32. How cute! Thanks so much for joining us for the Pink & Main birthday challenge!

    ~Stacey (Pink & Main DT member)