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Tutorial Tuesday: Birthday Greetings to my Nephew!

Fun Fact about our family: not only do I have Irish Twins, but we're gonna really stretch here and say that our extended family has Irish Triplets!  My husband's sister gave birth to our nephew on October 24, 2014 (happens to be my wedding anniversary, too!) and so between October 20-24, my son, daughter, and nephew are all the same age!  How fun!  They seriously are the "Three Amigos", too!  They are always asking about each other and they're so darn cute together!  Look!  (Typical 2-year olds, eh??)

Well, I made my nephew a special birthday card, utilizing the Birthday Memories Suite, but also incorporating one of my favorite stamp sets, This Little Piggy.  I actually do enjoy fussy-cutting out the little pigs and they look simply perfect on our In-Color Cardstock, Powder Pink.  This card turned out just adorable for my adorable nephew!

I know, I know---I could have used one of the animals from the Birthday Memories Suite, but I have an affinity for this little pig!  I think he's "PIG-tastic"!  Let me show you how to combine these two sets together.

Supply List:

Paper Dimensions:
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock (4-1/4" x 11"; scored at 5-1/2")
  • Real Red Cardstock (3-1/2" x 5-1/2") and a scrap to die-cut with
  • Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (3" x 5")
  • Scrap of Powder Pink Cardstock for die-cutting
  • Scrap of Whisper White Cardstock for die-cutting
  • The very first thing that I did was stamp my Pig onto a scrap of Powder Pink Cardstock.  It doesn't matter if you get a sentiment stamped on their or not, because I fussy-cut the pig out, so he was all I ended up with.
  • Once you've got your piggy cut out, you can color in his ear and his nose.  I used Stampin' Up!'s BRAND NEW Stampin' Blends---they will be available on November 1st, so I promise to share more of these gorgeous little beauties soon!
    • Helpful Hint: This step is optional, but I think he looks so cute colored in!
  • You can use the Birthday Friends Framelits to die-cut out a birthday hat and balloon from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper and then you have a couple of embellishments that are just perfect to make your Piggy Party Ready!
  • Stamp the "Birthday Greetings" sentiment from the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set onto your scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and use the Layering Circles Framelits to die-cut the sentiment out.  Layer that on top of your Real Red Cardstock that you also die-cut out the scalloped circle.
  • Now let's just layer everything all together.  Adhere your Birthday Memories DSP on top of your Real Red Cardstock layer.  Adhere those layers onto the front of the Daffodil Delight Cardstock that you made into a Card Base.
  • Adhere your Piggy to the bottom left corner and use the balloon string from the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp directly onto the card. 
  • I used a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere my layered Circle onto the upper right-hand corner and used another Stampin' Dimensional to adhere my die-cut out balloon onto the stamped balloon string for my Piggy.  Finish him off with your die-cut party hat and you're good to go!
My nephew had a lot of fun at his little birthday celebration and the cousins were just inseparable.  We always have such a good time together.  

Well, enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!  Catch you again later this week!


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