Sunday, June 28, 2009

Punch Pal Piggy

Oink! Oink! That's "Happy Birthday Mom" in Pig! haha Why am I making a pig reference for my mom's birthday??? Well she LOVES pigs! She's collected them my whole life, so it was only appropriate for me to make her a pig-related birthday gift! This little guy was made using the large oval punch and coluzzle. I love his little piggy tail on the back! Inside holds a gift certificate. I made this a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to post it, but I know she reads my blog and didn't want to ruin the surprise!

Stamps: Sanded Background
Paper: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Basic Black Cardstock
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Coluzzle, Large Oval Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Ribbon, Chocolate Chip SU Marker, Mat Pack, White Gel Pen, Small Craft bag, Sponge

For Top Note Bag:

1. Cut two Top Notes from Chocolate Chip using the Big Shot. Stamp Sanded BG stamp using Chocolate Chip ink.
2. Cut craft bag to fit inside the Top Notes. Attach one to one of the Top Notes.
3. Use the large oval punch to punch a handle in the Top Note and through the bag.
4. Adhere other Top Note to other side of bag. Line up oval punch with previously punched one to punch through the other Top Note. Tie handle with Chocolate Chip ribbon.

For Punch Pal Piggy:

1. Cut out two ovals using 4th largest circle on Coluzzle on Regal Rose cardstock. Also punch 3 ovals using large oval punch.
2. Sponge around edges using Chocolate Chip Ink.
3. Line up mat pack in the center of one of the 3 ovals to create snout. Color two with Chocolate Chip marker.
4. Free hand cut two half ovals out of Whisper White and two half ovals out of Basic Black to create eyes. Use gel pen to draw highlights. Adhere to back of snout.
5. Use dimentionals to attach snout to largest oval.
6. Take the other 2 ovals and fold the tops down to create ears. Adhere to back of largest oval and adhere to Top Note bag.
7. Take a small strip of Regal Rose and wrap around a pencil to create curly tail. Adhere to other large oval. Adhere to back of Top Note bag so that it lines up with the head on the other side.


  1. That is so cute! I have a friend who collects pigs too.

    (I love your cat's name, by the way!)

  2. Awe thanks! We got him when we still lived in an apartment that you weren't allowed to have, Secret was the obvious choice for a name! :)

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful piggy pattern. My niece has been 'piggy' mad since she was a little baby. She will love this.