Handcrafted Just Becauce Card - Hogs and Kisses

Handcrafted Just Because Card – Hogs and Kisses

So, if you know me, you know I LOVE frogs.  I have thousands of them.  All different types from stuffed animals to jewelry to even taxidermy frogs (I did not have this done to them).  Well, my sister-in-law, Angela, is the same when it comes to pigs.  So, this handcrafted just because card – hogs and kisses is for her!  My mother-in-law asked me to make her a card to send, just because!  I, of course was happy to do so.  I love making cards, especially when they are for someone special from someone special and are personalized to that person.  Since we are still in February I couldn’t help but add a little Valentine’s Day in there.

First, I looked at the cute pig images I have on my Cricut Design Space account.  There are so many sweet images!  Honestly, if you haven’t tried a Cricut, you really must!  It is my go to tool when creating not only paper crafts, but home decor and re-purposed wood signs.  You can cut so many different types of materials including paper, vinyl, chipboard, faux leather, etc.  I decided on this cute little guy!  There are four layers to this image (3 different pinks and a brown).  Next, I duplicated the image and mirror imaged it so I could have twice the cuteness!

Cute Little Piggies

Cute Little Piggies

Then, I found a sweet sentiment “Hogs and Kisses” for Valentine’s Day.    Next, I picked a pair of kissy lips because I had the hogs, so I just needed to add the kisses.  Finally, I added a circle with a scalloped circle border.

Hogs and Kisses Sentiment

Hogs and Kisses Sentiment

The card base is a white square blank measuring 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  The corners were rounded on the right edge to better match the circle mats.  I glued all of the layers together with a glue stick and placed them on the card.  I am so happy with the final result and I hope Angela loves this cute little card!

Just Because Card - Hogs and Kisses

Just Because Card – Hogs and Kisses

Challenges

I was inspired by the following challenges when making this card.  Please take a moment to check out these wonderful blogs.  They have such awesome challenges and the design teams rock!

Challenge #113 – Dies and/or Punches from the In the Pink blog.  I used three different pinks on this card.  The layers were all cut with my Cricut Die Cutting machine and the corners were rounded with a corner punch.

In The Pink Challenge Blog

In The Pink Challenge Blog

Challenge #110 – Use Your Favorite Things from the Crafty Gals Corner blog.  For this card I used my all time favorite thing, my Cricut Explore.  I also used white shimmer paper for the circle, another one of my favorite things!

Crafty Gals Corner Blog

Challenge #88 – Color Challenge from Kitty Bee Designs blog.  I tried to get as close to the pinks in this challenge as possible when selecting my card stocks.  I only used the last three colors within the challenge.  Color challenges are so much fun!

Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Kitty Bee Designs Blog

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