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…went to a Party! In fact, all 5 little piggies went to the party! Today’s Clean & Simple (CAS420) Challenge asks up to use some string or an image w/ a string. Every little piggy has a balloon w/ a string, so there you go.

My easy card is pretty self explanatory ūüôā Party Hat Pig was die cut w/ an oval & all his little piggy friends were stamped, masking as I went & their balloons are from a little balloon punch. The balloons were punched out of white & I colored them & drew the little strings w/ a¬†fine black pen. I will mention a little trick I use when I need more than one mask of an image. Stamp the image several (or more) times onto your thin paper. Hold them up to the light to line them up, then cut them out all at once. When they’re stacked like this, you only have to cut one to have multiple masks. I also save them in a baggy for future use.

Here are the Copics I used. Whoda thunk it took so many?

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Stamps:¬†DRS Designs¬†‚ÄstParty Pig,¬†Leonard Pig, 1 line Happy Birthday
Paper: white, royal blue
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Bahama blue
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, lg & sm petite ovals dies, Misti, Copic markers, balloon punch

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Today’s Free For All (F4A363) Challenge asks us to make a Valentine. My Valentine ¬†greeting¬†&¬†Love Maze¬†images are wonderful all by themselves…but I couldn’t resist putting a pink pig into the mix. Especially when it’s¬†Cupig! I colored him a little more pinky so his colors wouldn’t clash w/ the very pinky reds I’d already used to color the other images. I’ll admit…there was a lot of fussy cutting going on here, but I really liked having a black bg & it was the only way to have the lighter images show up.¬†
After I die cut the black panel, I added all the fussy cut images. It’s a toss up which was harder..the teeny¬†tiny arrow or the teeny tiny hearts. The inside of the O was tough, too. Inside curves are always hard but a little trick I figured out. If you’re going to attach it to black, just use a black marker around the inside (& outside edges) to cover any white that’s showing & it will disguise any imperfections in the cutting. By the way..there is a way thru the Love maze. I found it pretty easily but when I drew it w/ a red pen, it wasn’t very visible so I colored everything below the line. There may even be more than one way, but this is mine.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

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Stamps:¬†DRS Designs¬†‚ÄďAmazing Love Puzzle,¬†Amazing Valentine’s Day,¬†Small¬†Hanging¬†Hearts,¬†Cupig, (inside:¬†Valentines’ Full of Love,¬†Sm. Silhouette Heart¬†)
Paper: white, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black (inside: Memento angel pink)
Accessories: Copic markers, Misti, Gina Marie In/Out rectangle dies, MFT stitched arch dies

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Today’s Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS385) on Splitcoast is Hit the Beach! I’m also¬†borrowing an idea I used last week (polaroid frame) which happens to coincide w/ last week’s tutorial, Stamped Selfies. So…I have these cute pigs on vacay taking a selfie.¬†

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I die cut my “polaroid” frame, then cut a larger square out of white to go behind the frame. I figured by having the square already cut, I wouldn’t have to mask the frame. The vacationing pigs were stamped & I did mask them…but here’s a little tip..I’ve used these pigs before so I already had masks for them. When I cut a mask, I usually stamp the image a few times, line them up stacked on top of each other & cut them all at once. Then I save the masks in a little baggie w/ the images, so I can pull them out & use them when needed. Saves a lot of time in the long run.¬†After masking them, I stamped the flamingo scene behind them & colored everything. The little glasses were die cut & I colored the white lenses w/ Copics to look like sunglasses.

Here are the Copics I used and below it is the inside. Vacay Selfie copics 09507
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I’m also adding this to the Simon Says Monday Challenge – Flora &/or Fauna
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Stamps:¬†DRS Designs¬†‚ÄstHula Pig, Leonard Pig, Flamingo Scene, ¬†Summer Story Greeting ¬†(insideSending You a Smile)
Paper: Staples 110# white, X-press It white, turquoise
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Kaliedacolor bouquet on inside)
Accessories:¬† Copic markers, Lil‚Äô Inker stitched rectangles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, squares dies ¬†Misti, Poppystamps¬†word tag die, Taylored Expressions glasses die, Baker’s twine


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