Wee Wee Wee!! Pig With Pinwheels Shaped Card

I wanted to make a birthday card for my sister-in-law and I wanted to create one that was very whimsical — and I hope I succeeded.  I enjoy making shaped cards and when I found the All Shaped Up Challenge on Bitten by the Bug 2, the idea for my card was hatched.

I love the pig with the pinwheels in the Geico commercials.  You can’t help but smile when one comes on TV, and I have been wanting to do something along those lines for while now.   I decided to make my pig a girly girl and give her a fancy party dress, complete with a birthday party hat.

I started laying out my design in Cricut Craft Room.  Unfortunately, the program still has issues and I ran into some of them while creating this card — and ended up wasting time.  I find CCR so frustrating at times that bad words will just start popping out of my mouth.

When I got ready to cut my card, Cricut Craft Room was down and I could not log in.  I kept getting a message that the program couldn’t connect to the internet.   I kept trying and after an hour or so, I was able to log in and cut my layers.

All the solid color cardstock is from Bazzill, except for the glitter cardstock on the hat — that is from Core’dinations. The patterned paper I printed on the Imagine using the Blast Off cartridge.

I used Create a Critter for the pig and pinwheels and B is for Boy, a Lite cartridge, for the “wee” words.  I welded them all together to form the base of the card.  I used the Swiss Dots folder and my Cuttlebug to emboss the words.  I found some eyelash-type yarn at Joann’s that I used for her dress, layering it so it looks like a fringe dress — reminds me of a flapper dress.  I added some pearls at the neckline and a bow on both the dress and hat.  I used Stickles on the center of the pinwheels.

The inside of the card features a computer-generated sentiment.

I hope this little piggy card brings a smile to my sister-in-law’s face.  I need to make an envelope so I can get it in the mail.  Since it is a over-sized card, I will probably send it in a padded envelope.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Cricut Chirp Challenge #6 – Create a Critter Craft:  use any animal Cricut cut on your project

Scrappy Moms Stamps – Terrific Tuesday Challenge – Shape Up:  create a shape project

  • Cricut cartridges:   B is for Boy Lite, Blast Off (Imagine), Create a Critter
  • Cuttlebug:  Swiss Dots embossing folder
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • Stickles
  • Yarn, pearls, ribbon


  1. Wow Linda! Fantastic shaped card! Love the whimsy and your wonderful details! Your SIL should love this and be smiling for a long time!
    Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  2. Can’t stop giggling! This is the cutest EVER! Sorry about the CCR probs. That’s why I’m so reluctant to use it. So happy you got this made. Thanks for shring with BBTB2. xxD

  3. This little piggy is oh so adorable! How fun. Love the shape and the pinwheels. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

  4. OMGoodness – she is so adorable! I love, love, love her dress and all the details. GREAT card! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! 🙂

  5. You continue to inspire through your wonderful artistic and whimsical cards! Wonderful!

  6. Fell in love with this awesome card! Love the dress and the pinwheel. Thanks for joining the challenge at thecricutchirp.com

  7. I adore this card! Your little piggy certainly brings a smile to me. Love it.

  8. HAHAHA!! She is soo cute! Love her little dress and pearls!

    I know exactly what you mean with CCR bring out the sailor in you 🙂

  9. Carole Beath says:

    A for Adorable…. Love the piggy’s nose. Thanks, Linda, for sharing it with us at BBTB2.

  10. So cute, I knew right away that it was that cute little pig. You did a great job on her. I love the extras, like the beaded necklace and the pretty party dress!

  11. Your projects always look so professional and perfect! I saw this on the mb, but had to come over here for a closer look. So glad I did because I found your grosgrain eyelash technique post!

    This is adorable– the sentiment, the cut, the way you embellished it– everything!

  12. Love it! Thanks for playing with us at scrappy moms stamps!

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