Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Easter Piggy Tutorial My Way

In today’s Super Saturday Tutorial, we’ll use the fancy favor die cut box to create an Easter or Party Favor Piggy.  This project was inspired by one a friend had seen on Beth Baird’s website.   LOL… my friend was taken by Beth’s little pig box, so when she came over later that day, we made one!

By the time we got around to making the piggy, I had almost completely forgotten what the box looked like, LOL… and a few days after my friend left, I made another Easter Piggy Box too.  So, although I’m sharing two different versions of the Easter Piggy…  we’ll be making a THIRD version… scroll to the bottom of today’s tutorial to see the finished project!1.Version_One_Easter_piggy_Box

The box shown above is the first one we made… I think we actually added some little commas to the eyes after taking a photo.orphan annie eyes on the piggy box

It’s kind of like a little orphan Annie piggy, LOLcurled_paper_tail

We decided she needed a tail… so I glued a curled piece of card stock to a circle… a pink pipe cleaner would have worked well too.  The second version has a different face and tail… she’s really quite feminine too… you’ll see!

Supplies for today’s…

Fancy Favor Die Cut Easter Piggy Tutorial

Paper:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Basic Black, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Fancy Favor Box, Extended Premium Crease Pad, Modern Label Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, 1/2” Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Simply Scored Board, Small Oval Punch, 2-1/2” Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Basic Black and Rose Red Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Adhesive

Awesome Accessories:  Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Regal Rose 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Mini Glue Dots, Pink Sharpie Marker

Today’s Tips For Paper Crafters:

  • The fancy favor die cut is almost 12” long, so you need a 5.5” x 12” piece of card stock OR
  • Cut two 5.5” x 6” pieces from 8.5” x 11” card stock, and run each thru the big shot die cutting machine separately. 
  • On second die cut run, position the card stock at opposite end of die before running through the big shot.making the box with two smaller card stock pieces
  • Use paper snips to remove triangle from 1” flap on bag to remove bulk.cut away bulk and excess along 1 inch edge.
  • Overlap the two flaps, check and remove any excess that goes past the scored line on the box, and glue halves together.attach two halves and make box
  • Save the scraps from the die cut, we’ll be using them on our Easter Piggy Box too!keep the scrap you'll be using it!!

Step by Step… Making the Easter Piggy Face!

  1. Cut triangle shapes from the fancy favor box, and fold them down 1” from the narrow point (or score and fold)… these will become your Easter Piggy ears!folding the ears vs. scoring for a worn pigskin look
  2. Punch out one Blushing Bride 2-1/2” circle for the piggy head, one small oval for her nose, and two Owl Eyes from basic black card stock for the nose too.  Glue the ears to the head as shown below.attach ears and snout
  3. Glue the tiny owl eyes to the piggy snout and then position on the 2-1/2” circle just below center, attach with a stampin’ dimensional.
  4. Punch two 1/2” circles from Whisper White Card Stock, and two round itty bitty circles from basic black.  Flatten the bottoms of each using snips and glue to piggy face for eyeballs.punch circles, flatten bottoms with snips and attacheyes
  5. Punch a whisper white itty bitty flower and glue to the piggy head just left of her right ear.  Color a rhinestone jewel with a sharpie marker, and attach to the center of the flower.
  6. Draw eyelashes using the fine point of your black marker, and use a white gel pen to add comma ‘highlights’ to her eyes.  Now would be a good time to add her lips and smile using the rose red marker too… as you can see by the picture sequence, I didn’t do it until the head was attached to the box!!itty bitty flower, eyelashes and sparkle
  7. Use dimensionals to attach the head to the box, positioning 1/3 of the head above the edge of the box. 
  8. Get those curly scrap pieces from the fancy favor die cut scrap… attach along the bottom of the box to form piggy ‘skirt’.attach head with dimesnioals, and add trim skirt
  9. Make a Pleated Satin Ribbon Flower for the Easter Piggy Tail, and attach to the back of the box using lots and lots of mini glue dots (or a jumbo Zot if you have one)!pleated satin ribbon rose or flower tail for piggy box
  10. Punch two blushing bride modern label arms… color the tips of the toes using the rose red marker, and attach to box on an angle but leave the toes free so you’ll be able to insert the Easter egg later!  Trim away excess at shoulders.Rose red pig lips and painted toe nails on pig box
  11. Score a 2” x 2-1/2” scrap of whisper white card stock on an angle using the simply scored board and angle scoring plate/attachment, punch with the Extra Large Oval punch.
  12. Punch 1/2 DSP scrap using the Extra Large Oval punch, glue to scored oval.
  13. Cut a small band of Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, and attach at the edge of the DSP.
  14. Color rhinestone jewels with pink sharpie marker, attach to egg at scored intersections.
  15. Tie a tiny bunny ear bow using the regal rose taffeta, attach to the top of the egg with a mini glue dot
  16. Place the egg under one painted toe nail on the Easter Piggy.pretty easter egg topped with a regal rose bunny eared bow

Isn’t she cute??  LOL, I think I’ll add some blush below her eyes..Sharon Field's easter piggy -- a girly girl version with egg

Today I’m facilitating a simply sent and Blossom Die Cut Class.. we’re making TWELVE Cards in record time!!  I’ll be sharing them in the coming weeks… so stay tuned!

I look forward to reading your comments and hope you’re playing along for this week’s blog candy too… I’m giving away a clear mount Tea Shoppe Stamp Set to celebrate two special milestones.  Read this post for details!



Shop Online for exclusive Easter Piggy Box Supplies at my Online Stampin’ Up! Store:Easter_Piggy_Shopping_List_Createdbyu

Paper: Blushing Bride 8.5 X 11” 119796,  Whisper White 100730, Basic Black 102128, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper 125406

Terrific Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439, Fancy Favor Box 115965, Extended Premium Crease Pad 117630, Modern Label Punch 119849, Extra Large Oval Punch 119859, Itty Bitty Punch Pack118309, 1/2” Circle Punch 119869, Paper Snips 103579, Simply Scored Board 122334, Diagonal Plate Attachment 125586, Small Oval Punch 120908, 2-1/2” Circle Punch 120906, Owl Builder Punch 118074, Stampin’ Write Markers:  Basic Black 100082 and Rose Red 100063

Awesome Accessories: Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon 125570, Regal Rose 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon 122965, Basic Rhinestone Jewels 119246, Mini Glue Dots 103683, stampin’ dimensional dots 104430, Multipurpose Adhesive 110755, White Gel Pen 105021,Pink Sharpie Marker (non Su)

Pin It!


Libby said...

Oh this piggy is just so cute. Thanks so much for sharing him with us. I think I need to make one :)

Elaine Wheeler said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial its great well done .
what a super fun card and of course my favorite colour , the piggys tail made me chuckle its great Hugs Elaine

Kelly Wentling said...

What a cute little piggy Sharon! I love the ribbon tail and added Easter egg on the second one. Great details.

Susan Carlson said...

How cute!

Cheryl Algie said...

This is way way cute !! I will have to make it for my grandaughter she 'll think it's just awesome !!!

Charlotte said...

Adorable piggy! Don't usually think of a pig for Easter. Love the different tail options. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. You always provide such great inspiration.

Soniasv said...

Fantastic creation and well explained

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Awwwwww that's too cute! Love the pleated ribbon tail!

Gpoopsgirl2 said...

Adorable!!! Love the girly eyelashes, lips, and tail!!! You never cease to amaze me. :) Hugs, Dorothy

ellouise1969 said...

Devinely cute and adorable!! Love the use of the pleated ribbon for the tail and the minute detail to the egg. Just lovely.

janet said...

Simply adorable! The tutorial is wonderful! Thanks for sharing :-)
Inky hugs,

Lorican said...

Easter piggy just keeps getting better each time you make her! Gergeous Darling Just Gorgeous!

Lisa808 said...

They are 'stinkin' cute!

Kathy Mc said...

Aren't they just the cutest? Thanks for the tutorial also!

Cindy Ware said...


Patrice H said...

She is too sweet. What a great idea. I like both tail ideas. Cute, Cute, Cute!