Hi, Stampers!

I’m so excited! Double Trouble Challenges asked me to be their Crazy Cousin (guest designer) for the month of December! They have such a fun challenge and I would love to see you play along with me. The “rainbow” theme caught my eye as I was thinking what to make, then I remembered the retired Sunshine & Rainbows designer paper in my stash. After that, I knew that this card would have to be a fun kid’s birthday card so I got out the “new to me” This Birthday Piggy stamp set and coordinating dies. After that, I pulled out the retired Sunny Sentiments stamp set and made a cute all-occasion card. Do you have a favorite? I’d love to know in a comment!

My secrets!

Card #1: This Birthday Piggy – “Thing 1 Choice of Theme & Colors”

This Birthday Piggy card by Secrets to Stamping
  • Firstly, this card measures 9″ x 5-7/8″ and scored at 4-1/2.”
  • Card Measurements
    • I chose the patterned paper from the Sunshine & Rainbows pack, then cut two of them to 2-7/16″ x 5″ and cut them in half on the 5″ side. After that, I took the other paper and cut it to 1-1/2″ x 5″ and cut it at 2-1/4″.
    • After that, I glued them in place onto white cardstock, giving them a bit of the border. Then I trimmed the white cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/8.” Although the panel turned out a bit bigger than I wanted, it turned out cute!
    • Once that was done, I glued it to the Misty Moonlight cardstock.

And now, the fun part!

  • After the card base was done, I stamped the piggy image and colored it with Stampin’ Blends. Then, I cropped it out with the coordinating die.
  • Although I didn’t want to cover up the background too much, the image needed an anchor so I cut out an oval and popped it up with dimensionals.
  • Then, I thought it would be cute to have the piggy sitting in the adorable wagon so I cut it out twice. They were glued together and I paper pieced the little white pieces, securing them with a small piece of tape on the back.
  • Finally, I stamped the sentiment and cropped it out with the banner die from Stylish Shapes.

Card #2: Sunny Sentiments – “Thing 3 Rainbow Colors”

Sunny Sentiments All Occasion Card by Secrets to Stamping
  • Firstly, this A2 card started with Pool Party cardstock that was cut to 11″ x 4-1/4″ and scored at 5-1/2.”
  • Then, I cut the patterned rainbow paper to 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ and layered it onto white cardstock and glued to the card base.
  • After that, I simply fussy cut the rainbow out of the designer paper and punched out the cloud.
  • Then, I stamped the sentiment with Misty Moonlight ink and cropped it out with the Stylish Shapes oval.

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Another cute photo of Noah having fun at the mall!

This Birthday Piggy Card for the Double Trouble Challenge