Monday, July 14, 2014

SSS- Birthday Hogs & Kisses

When Simon Says Stamp launched their new This is the Life products, I jumped at the chance and grabbed a whole lot of them as soon as they launched -- which, by the way, shipped the morning after and arrived on my doorstep this very morning! Of course, I couldn't just put away all the supplies without playing with them a bit, so I whipped up a quick funny card. For this card, I will be using Birthday Farm Animals stamp set and its coordinating dies.

I started by preparing my base. I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy cardstock in half and scored it to create a standard A2 card (4 1/4 by 5 1/2"). Since I was using navy as a base, I decided to go with nautical colors. So, I pulled out some white cardstock, a piece of Bazzill vellum, as well as some Lipstick Red cardstock.

Using my Bigshot, I cut the white cardstock with the smaller of Lawn Fawn's Stitched Party Banners. From the same set, I also cut out a round stitched circle from the vellum. Then, I cut a banner from the red cardstock, using Simon Says Stamp's Folded Banner die. Lastly, I stamped the birthday pig and cut him out with the coordinating die.

I colored in the pig, giving him a bright red balloon and a blue hat. I also stamped the sentiment onto the red banner using white pigment ink. To add a bit of interest, I added a piece of washi tape to the white panel.

The rest of the card came together very quickly. I tied a piece of hemp cord to the top of the card, then adhered all the layers together with foam squares. I hand-drew a border around the center panel with a white gel pen. I also drew in some stitches around the red sentiment banner. Lastly, I added two matching red enamel dots near the top of the white panel.

Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals and matching die
Simon Says Stamp Folded Banner die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners die
Simon Says Stamp Heavy 100#lbs cardstock in Soft Navy and Lipstick Red
MFT Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice
Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink
Neenah Solar White 80lbs cardstock
Bazzill 40lbs Vellum
Kelly Purkey Red Chevron washi tape
Hemptique Natural hemp cord
Copics (YR01, RV42, R22, R85, RV66, R05, R46, R59, E37, B91, B95, B45, Y11, Y35)
Uniball Signo broad white gel pen
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine enamel dots


  1. My wishlist for that new collection is huge! I am trying to be good though. lol Let's see how long that lasts.... Cute card, Elle. The colours are cute. The washi touch is great (and I wouldn't have guessed that it was washi if you hadn't said so). So love seeing your creations!

    1. Oh, gosh, I ended up placing 2 orders because I told myself I didn't need everything... and then I watched some amazing videos showcasing the items I didn't buy, so I had to order them. XD

      Expect a few more cards from me from this collection! :D

  2. oh wow! this card just makes me laugh!!! I LOVE it!!!

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Rebekah! Birthday Animals was immediately on my wish list. It's both funny and filled with personality. Sandy did such a fantastic job designing it. :D