Stamp Review: This Little Piggy

Homemade cards by Natalie Lapakko with This Little Piggy stamps from the Stampin' Up!

Stamp Review: This Little Piggy

Today’s cards for the Stamp Review Crew blog hop feature one of my favorite stamp sets from the Annual Catalog: This Little Piggy!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring This Little Piggy stamps from Stampin' Up!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring This Little Piggy stamps from Stampin' Up!

This stamp set has a special place in my heart because my dad’s side of the family is all hog farmers. While I didn’t grow up mucking out the slab like he did (thankfully), I did grow up visiting the pigs every time we went over to my grandparents’ house. I have fond memories of petting days-old piglets and feeding hay to the older pigs by the handful.

My uncle still has a few pigs every year. I love taking my son to visit his great-grandma and great-uncle at the farm. We also get to feed the pigs while we are there, and it is a lot of fun to relive those memories of when I was younger and share them with the next generation.

Visiting Great Grandma and the Piggies

From left to right: Great Grandma Stamp Witch, Stamp Witch Junior, Youngest Sister Stamp Witch, and Great Uncle Stamp Witch. It was raining, fairly dimly lit in the barn, and neither little piggies nor little boys wanted to hold still; in all a recipe for blurry photos. You get the idea, though!

And now, onward to the cards!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring This Little Piggy stamps from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: This Little Piggy

In case you are unfamiliar, a blog hop is an event where several bloggers post on the same topic then link their blog posts together in a circle.

In today’s blog hop the Stamp Review Crew is featuring project ideas that use the This Little Piggy stamp set. Follow the Next buttons at the bottom of each post to visit each blog in order and see all the amazing projects the artists in the Stamp Review Crew have made to inspire you!

You can also click the banner above to visit the Stamp Review Crew’s home page. There you will find a full list of the participating artists and their post links in case you get lost along the way. You can also find all of the Crew’s past blog hops for even more inspiration!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Friendly Little Piggy Card Directions

  1. First, cut a Berry Burst card base.
  2. Next, cut a piece of Whisper White 3/8″ (0.9 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Then, cut a piece of Crumb Cake subtly patterned paper 1/2″ (1.2 cm) smaller than the card base. If you have any leftover Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper, you could use that. Otherwise, you could sponge Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock using Pattern Party decorative masks.
  4. Adhere the first three layers together.
  5. On a piece of watercolor paper, stamp a pig from This Little Piggy using black ink.
  6. Color the edges of the pig with Stampin’ Write markers, then blend the colors toward the center using a watercolor paintbrush or Aqua Painter. Add spots after the main body has dried. The colors I used were Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, and Pink Pirouette.
  7. Once the watercolors dry, fussy cut out the pig.
  8. Select a circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies that frames the piggy nicely and die cut a Berry Burst shape.
  9. Stamp flowers from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set onto the circle in VersaMark ink.
  10. Sprinkle white embossing powder over the flowers, tap off any excess powder, and heat it with a heat tool until the powder melts.
  11. Adhere the piggy and the circle to the card base with dimensionals between the layers for extra depth.
  12. Finally, die cut the word “friend” from Berry Burst cardstock using Lovely Words Thinlit Dies.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring This Little Piggy stamps from Stampin' Up!

A Card for Great Grandma

I made this card for my grandma when we went to visit her earlier this summer. It was right at the time when we were switching from the old annual catalog to the new one, so I used a few retired products. I included some alternate options you can use, so you should still be able to get inspiration from it!

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring This Little Piggy stamps from Stampin' Up!

Lovely Little Piggy Card Directions

  1. First, cut a Melon Mambo card base.
  2. Next, cut a piece of Whisper White 3/8″ (0.9 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Then, cut a piece of Crumb Cake subtly patterned paper 1/2″ (1.2 cm) smaller than the card base. If you have any leftover Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper, you could use that. Otherwise, you could sponge Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock using Pattern Party decorative masks.
  4. Adhere the first three layers together.
  5. On a piece of watercolor paper, stamp a pig from This Little Piggy using black ink.
  6. Color the edges of the pig with Stampin’ Write markers, then blend the colors toward the center using a watercolor paintbrush or Aqua Painter. Add spots after the main body has dried. The colors I used were Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, and Pink Pirouette.
  7. Once the watercolors dry, fussy cut out the pig.
  8. Stamp the sentiment from the Lovely Friends stamp set in Melon Mambo ink. (Isn’t this sentiment just the best?!)
  9. Position the piggy next to the sentiment in order to find a suitable size die and position for the circle shape.
  10. Remove the piggy, then cut the circle using Layering Circles Framelit Dies.
  11. Die cut a corresponding scalloped circle shape using Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (or Silver Glimmer Paper with the edges colored with a Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker).
  12. Wrap a white ribbon around the entire card, fastening it in the center. Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon is pretty similar to the one I used here.
  13. Adhere the two circles and the piggy to the card using dimensionals to add a little extra depth.

Homemade card by Natalie Lapakko featuring This Little Piggy stamps from Stampin' Up!

Materials

Cardstock: Berry Burst, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Crumb Cake (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: watercolor paper, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: VersaMark, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: This Little Piggy, Pieces and Patterns, Lovely Friends (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Layering Circles Framelit Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Lovely Words Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: Many Marvelous Markers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Whisper White Sheer Ribbon, sponge, Blushing Bride or Silver Glimmer Paper, paintbrush or Aqua Painter, white embossing powder, heat tool, Pattern Party Decorative Mask (c) Stampin’ Up!

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Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

By Natalie Lapakko

Continue Hopping Along!

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22 thoughts on “Stamp Review: This Little Piggy”

  1. Two great cards Natalie. Love the use of the same layout for both cards yet the look so different. Love the colouring of the pigs and the and the gorgeous elements that finish off both cards. Love it!

  2. Great cards! I like how you used the same layout but got completely different looks! Beautiful job coloring too! I love your pig story too. Pictures are always hard to take with animals they never want to cooperate! lol

  3. What fun cards, Natalie! How cool that you have those great memories from growing up and can share them and the reality of the farm with your children.

  4. I have fond memories of living on a pig farm too! Except the smell. Pig poo always smell bad! But the little piglets are so cute, and sweet, and curious, and playful. I adore your spotty pigs! They remind me of the first sow my dad bought, Momma Pig. Yes, that was her name. And she had black and red spots 🙂

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