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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Piggy Punch Art Showcase Card

Recently, I shared a 3-D style card on my blog that many of you were wanting to learn how to make. To get a peek, click HERE. At the time, I wasn't sure what I wanted to call it but I decided that "showcase card" really said it all. The center image is the showcase on a 3 dimensional stage. This finished card is A2 size when folded flat. I of course had to make punch art to go with it. This sweet little piggy was created with the PK-754 Critter Faces Medium set and the coordinating greeting is from SY-900 Hillbilly Holler set. The little piggy's head is mounted on an action wobble spring for even more fun.

Step 1
Punch the following pieces using Stampin' Up! punches:
1-3/8" Circle in blushing bride - HEAD
1-3/4" Circle in blushing bride - BODY
Modern Label in blushing bride - LEGS
2 Blossom Petals (smallest petal) in blushing bride - EARS
2 Small Hearts in black - HOOVES
Cut a 1/8" strip of blushing bride cardstock and wrap around a pencil or other narrow stick for the tail.

Stamp the pig face from PK-754 Critter Faces with black ink onto 1-3/8" Circle. Color whites of eyes with uniball white gel pen. Color tongue with red marker and inside of mouth with black. Sponge snout and cheeks with blushing bride ink.

Cut the modern label in half and round out the ends. Sponge the edges of all blushing bride pieces with blushing bride ink. Cut tip off black hearts for hooves.

Step 2
Glue ears onto back of head. Glue hooves onto legs. Attach legs to body with dimensionals. Trim down the edges of an Acton Wobble Spring until it fits onto the back of head. Attach head to body with spring. To cover the unstuck piece of the spring on back of body, punch a 1-1/4" Circle and adhere to spring. If you don't use an action wobble spring, attach head with dimensional. Glue tail onto back of body.

Step 3
For the card base, cut a piece of 11" x 4-1/4" creamy caramel card stock. Score on the long side at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". Sharpen score lines and fold card in half. On the lower half of front, add strong adhesive.

Step 4
Cut a piece of 4-1/2" x 4-1/4" ruby red (or riding hood red) card stock. Aligning at bottom of card, attach to front. This is the side view of assembled base when card is open.

Step 5
Cut two 8-1/2" x 1/2" strips of ruby red card stock. Score at 3", 4", 7" and 8". Cut one 4-1/2" x 1/2" strip of ruby red card stock. Score at 1-1/2", 2", 3-1/2" and 4". Join ends on each strip to form box ring.

Step 6
Use strong adhesive to attach props to front of card base. Add adhesive to front of props as shown.

Step 7
Cut a piece of 4-1/2" x 4-1/4" Cherry Cobbler card stock. On the back side of card stock, measure and draw 2 lines on each side at 3/4" from edge. Measure and draw a line 1" from top. Cut out the center section as shown.

Step 8
Emboss with wood grain embossing folder (this is optional, I like the real wood look). Cut 2 strips of 1/4" x 3-1/2" early espresso card stock. Glue on each side of doorway. Cut a 1/2" x 3-3/8" strip of early espresso card stock and attach to top of doorway with dimensionals.

Step 9
Attach front frame to props on card base. To hold the front frame in place when the card is open, create two "stops" for each side. Cut two 1" x 3/4" pieces of early espresso card stock and fold each piece in half. Attach on card base where you want the front frame to sit.

Step 10
Stamp greeting with early espresso ink on base of card. Open up card and place against stops. Attach pig to center prop with dimensional.


katrin kme said...

Total schön!
Lieben Dank für deine Anleitung!
Ich bin begeistert!

LG, katrin

Artes de Nágela said...

So cute!
Thanks for sharing!

Meighan Wheller said...

Wow this is great! I immediately think of Charlotte's web. Will definately have to give this a go! Many thanks for the inspiration. I will be back! Regards

TLady said...

SOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS for the Tute! :)

littlebitoftoto said...

Really a nice card. Love all your cards...

Melia Trost said...

Thank you for your inspiration.

Anonymous said...

What a cute card. I love piggies. Have been collecting them for years. Will absoutly have to make this.
Cathy R.

Amanda said...

Kim I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!! Can't wait to give the card a go. I think Showcase Card is a great name too. TFS

Colleen Dietrich said...

You are SO clever, Kim! This just takes the cake!

Carol Carriveau said...

Absolutely adorable....!!!!

GlendaP said...

Thanks Kim. I look forward to your posts. You always have the most fun and interesting things to offer. Thanks so much for your hard work in "thinking up" your projects and in finding interesting cards in other places.

Joyce said...

This is really cute. I also did your elephant in front of circus tent. It will be much easier with the directions. Thanks!!

Kristi Crandall said...

Isn't the pig's name Wilbur in Charlotte's Web? That's a great name for this little guy! Love him!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lynda said...

Way cute Kim. Love the we adorable. The card is AMAZING. Simply Stunning Score Creativity.

Unknown said...

Love the piggy. Your punch art is always very inspiring!

Kelly said...

Congratulation! Your project has been chosen for the Blog Finds of the Day on August 3. If you would like to see other projects chosen for blog finds, please visit

Patti said...

Cutey patootie piggy. This is a great card design. Thanks for sharing the how-to's.

Anonymous said...

CUTE!!! Can't wait to try it!
Judi 'Stamparooni'

Unknown said...

Pure unadulterated genius Kim!!!

Queen Bea Scraps said...

I love your pig card. I think I'm going to have to make it.

Theresa said...

I love your card!! I can't wait to CASE her!

Beckie said...

Fabulous card. Saw you on FB and had to hop over and start following your blog.

Be blessed, Beckie
Stampin'Up Ind Demo


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