I have used another stamp from the Joyful Life stamp set today.  This is a wonderful stamp set in the Mini Catalog that I think has really been overlooked.  I hope you will give this set a second look.


Stampin' Up!, Heartwarming Hugs, Joyful Life, Granny Apple Green, Jackie Beers



This little pig is just adorable in my book!  He could be used for most Fall, Winter, and Holiday cards.  One of my Club ladies even said he would make for a good Get Well Card.  That would be a nice one.  You cannot see as well in the photo, but I added some Wink of Stella to his glasses lenses.  I speak from experience in knowing they would be foggy or sparkly due to the cold!

The sentiment has quickly become a favorite of mine.  Friends are always important, but I think we appreciate them more as we get older.  I know I do.  And again, the sentiment could work for all of those occasions as well as some others.


It seemed to me that this card needed some different shapes for the focal areas.  I looked at punches and Dies and came up with these two.  The pig is cut using the Hippo & Friends Dies.  There are some wonderful layering shapes in that pack.  And the sentiment is from the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I played around with the arrangement on the front of the card and finally decided on this layout.


This gorgeous DSP is one of the Returning Favorites of the Mini Catalog.  It is the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series paper.  I think this pattern is so pretty and different.  The green I chose to pair with it is Granny Apple Green.  That is not the color in the paper.  But there is just the little dot showing and when paired with the Granny Apple Green, it makes that little dot pop!

For the finishing touch I used a single Red Rhinestone.  That lone pop of color on the White was the perfect finishing touch.  I like to add a bit of shadow to some of the single stamps when I can.  If you can see in the photo, there is a bit of Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend that I squiggled at the piggy’s feet.  That is my go to for adding shadow.  I love that color!

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