Pals July Hop: Stampin’ Up! Three Little Pigs

Stampin up catalog button buddies pizza notecard box
It was true love when I first laid eyes on "Button Buddies" rubber stamp set–new to the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. 

Button buddies rubber stamps stampin up
This set also landed on My Favorite Stamps List.  The bottom line?  With this set, you are just a button away from ?ber cute!

Stampin up button buddies pig trio dotted scallop ribbon border punch

For my contribution to the Pals July Blog Hop, I introduce you to my "Three Little Pigs" (Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry). I combined the little pig from Button Buddies with the sentiments from Pennant Parade (also new).  Hop with the Stampin' Pretty Pals and I as we share projects using new goodies from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!  Be sure to follow the list of hoppers at the end of this post and get some creative ideas for using new Stampin' Up! rubber stamps and accessories.

Stampin up catalog button buddies pizza notecard box open 
I created a simple pizza box to hold the 3 x 3  note cards and Mini Square Envelopes (107309).  Click to watch my Pizza Box Video Tutorial and receive the instructions for cutting and scoring.  I love little sets like this to thank a host, reward a member of my Stampin' Pretty Pals or cheer up a friend.

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:   For the scallop edge on the mini envie, I found it easiest to crop off the curved part of the flap so I would have a straight edge to adhere the border to.

Stampin up button buddies pizza box video tutorial punch
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIP:  The flower stamp from Button Buddies coordinates perfectly with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854) and 1/2" Circle Punch (119869).  This made popping out the flowers a snap!

Stampin up button buddies pretty in pink pig  mini envelope
Here's the recipe for "This Little Piggy!"  (LOL). It starts with a 3 x 3 Whisper White card base

Stamp Sets:  Button Buddies (W122735, C122737), Pennant Parade (W122740, C122742)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Pretty in Pink (100459)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink (101301), Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Small Oval Punch (120908), Owl Builder Punch (small circle, 118074)
The Perfect Touch:  White Baker's Twine (124262), Subtles Designer Buttons (119745), Jewels Basic Rhinestones (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Whisper White Mini Square Envelope (107309), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275)

HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW HOSTESS BENEFITS PROGRAM?  Everyone's raving about it!  No more levels!  Available for on-line orders, too!  Learn more!

Here's what Tracie L. had to say:

The new hostess program is GREAT! I belonged to a Stamp Club for several years but never got above a level two, so it was always disappointing that I couldn't get the level three items. I want the large birthday set and I know that would probably have been a level three given its price so I am SUPER excited!

Black signature ivory


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  1. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  2. Melissa Ordelheide at Natural Stampin
  3. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  5. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  6. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  7. Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy Designs
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  11. Jeanne Norris at My Creative Impressions
  12. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  13. Joan Norris at My Stampin' Blog
  14. Stephanie Uzee at Stampin' with Suzee
  15. Joanna Munster at Inspired by Stamping
  16. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  17. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  18. Rae Harper at Wild West Stampin', Scrappin' & Crafts

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  1. Mary, your sets are always fantastic! Such great inspiration for all of us.

    Thank you!

  2. I sure enjoyed this Pals Hop – what fun–now I have to get busy with card I started an hour ago!!

  3. Hi Sandy Grupka: The sentiments are from Teeny Tiny Wishes. Thanks for your question! Hugs, M

  4. Oink, Oink!!! How did I KNOW you’d showcase this adorable set?! Soooo cute!!

  5. these are just so adorable Mary!

  6. Super cute! I love the buttons as noses!

  7. JUST too cute! I especially love the envelope flap! Great idea!

  8. Wow, I can see why the little piggy just jumped off the page at you. He is adorable! Love your cute little cards & the box is so pretty also. Can’t wait to see your future projects using the piggy and others from this set. Thanks also for all the great ideas! I visit your page every day & learn something new.

  9. Oh my Mary where do I start! I too LOVE that stamp set and it was on the top of my list! Adorable cards to go along with the box. Love the extra touch to the envelope very sweet:)

  10. I did not get this set but the next order I think I will….thanks

  11. Super cute! Can’t wait to get my hands on this set! It was a must have for me as soon as I saw it!

  12. Oh, my gravy, Mary! That lil’ pig is just singin’ to me! He comes to live at my house tomorrow!!! I can hardly wait to play with him! Mary, have a simply wonderful time at convention!!! I’ll miss seein’ ya this year, but maybe I’ll be at San Antonio!

  13. Carol Carriveau

    Adorable piggy cards and love the box and the belly band!

  14. Mary, I love the little piggy. I have a question, on page 71 of the new cattie they show on the button buddies word sentiments, can you tell me what set that is?

  15. I LOVE this set and it will be on my next order! The cute piggy had me from the moment I looked at her! Adore what you have done with Ms. Piggy!

  16. Love these little piggies! So cute in all of the different colors, and the little box is very cute. I too found out that the flower can be punched with the scallop punch, how cool!

  17. I love this stamp set. I’m so glad to see your take with this set. As always, wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing Mary!

  18. Total sweetness! Love your project using this cute new set. I am loving the way you added the scallop edge to fancy up your envelopes! SOOO CUTE!

  19. Love this Mary! the box is so fabulous and I adore the way you embellished the flower centers!

  20. Thanks for your sweet feedback! For the scallop edge on the mini envie, I found it easiest to crop off the curved part of the flap so I would have a straight edge to apply the border to. Hugs, M

  21. Your Little Piggy and his Pig Pals are adorable! And this Little Piggy is headed to SLC to see her Pretty Pals! We’re all sort of adorable 🙂

  22. Mary, I just love the little piggy ! He is adorable! Thanks for sharing the measurements for the card holder too. Love the scallop edge on the flap of the envelope.

  23. AWE, sweet little piglets! This stamp set is on my favorite top 10 as well. I love your envelope flap touch. A great project!

  24. Love the Button Buddies! Love a Banded Pizza Box!

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