Sunday, February 22, 2009

Baa Baa Oink Oink Moo Moo (which translates as...)

I know, this is just WAY too silly, but I just giggle ever time I read it: "Baa Baa Oink Oink Moo Moo...translates as...Happy Birthday to You..." ROFL.

I don't generally try any clever phrasing, but I always admire the attention other stampers pay to their phrases. So this is my attempt at a barnyard witticism, LOL. Love those animal sounds (The Party Animals are by Pink Cat Studios.)

Here's the inside of the card:

Dig the chicks, hay? :O)


(From the Paper Garden Projects Farmyard Friends Stamp Kit)

Stamps: Animal Stack, 3 Chicks, baa, oink, & moo. (Designed by Pink Cat Studio)


1 piece of Bazzill Kachina (teal) textured cardstock (11 x 5 1/2)
1 piece of Bazzill Kachina/Teal textured cardstock (5 by 1 1/4)
1 piece of Harvest Basic Grey patterned paper (aprx. 6 inch square piece)
3 pieces Wedding White cardstock (5 x 3 and 5x5 and a piece to print on)

Scraps of Bazzill Raven (black) textured cardstock (for sentiments)

May Arts yellow woven diamond ribbon (5 1/2 inch strip & enough to tie a bow)
Wee yellow Button

Other Materials:
(from your stash or Paper Garden Projects)

Extra Wedding White Cardstock, if you like.
Extras of the Medium Paper Flower are available too
Tim Holtz Design Ruler

For Animals:
Black ink
Copic Markers: Black, BG-15 Aqua, RV-11 Pink, E-49 Dark Bark & Y-15 Cadmium Yellow
watercolour pencil crayons
foam mounting tape
Tombow Monomulti

The Font is called Gungsuh (16 point)


Step 1) Stamp & colour Farm Friends animal stack. (I used watercolour pencil crayons with Copic Markers: Black, BG-15 Aqua, RV-11 Pink, E-49 Dark Bark & Y-15 Cadmium Yellow to deepen areas of the image.)

Step 2) Cut the animals from the stack out (cutting them apart.) Cut the goose's foot into a bill on the Piggy's hat. I just love their cute little expressions and they look like they're dancing! heeheehee.

Step 3)
Cut & Trim the basic gray paper: the shape of the wheat stalks makes a nice line to follow for a scallop (though they could be corn stalks instead if they're to scale with the Farm friends.) ;O)

Patterned Paper Cuts:
Thin Top Strip: 5 inches wide by 5/8 of an inch (or one wheat/corn stalk high)
Wide Bottom Strip: 5 inches wide by 3 1/8 inches high (or 5 stalks high)
Sentiment band Strip: 5 inches wide by 1 1/2 inches (or 1 and 1/2 stalks high)
Inside Card Strip:
4 inches wide by 1/2 an inch (or one stalk high)

Trim freehand with scissors along the top & bottom of the stalks for a nice scallop effect (the paper is rustic so no need to worry about perfect cutting.)

Cardstock Cuts:
5 1/2 inch square card made from Kachina (teal) Bazzill textured cardstock (11 x 5 1/2 folded in two)
Wedding White cardstock measuring 5 inches by 3 inches
Wedding White mat (for inside) 5 by 5 inches

Step 4) Stamp animal sounds: "baa baa oink oink moo moo" onto Wedding White cardstock and cut them out whimsically. Adhere them to the Bazzill Raven (black) textured cardstock.

Step 5) Make black mats (by cutting around the animals sounds.)

Step 6) Make sentiments for bottom & inside of card (Print them from your Computer, adhere to black cardstock, and cut as above.) If you'd like the word doc I used, just let me know: (

The card assembly:

Step 1) Fold a 5.5 inch card from an 11 x 5.5 piece of that Bazzill Kachina cardstock (the lovely teal) & Add white piece of the White Wedding Cardstock (5 inches wide by 3 inches high)

Step 2)
Adhere the thin strip of the Harvest Basic Grey paper (5 inches wide by 5/8 of an inch or one wheat or corn stalk high) on top of the White cardstock (at the top of the card.)

Step 3)
Adhere the largest piece of the Harvest paper (5 inches wide by 3 1/8 inches--or 5 stalks high) to the base of the card (over the bottom of the white cardstock.)

Step 4)
Create the band: Take the small band of the Bazzill Kachina (teal) cardstock and adhere the medium band of Harvest paper to the top of it (so the stalks stick off.)

The Kachina/Teal textured cardstock is 5 inches by 1 1/4 and the Harvest paper is 5 inches wide by 1.5 inches --or one and 1/2 stalks high)

Add a piece of the May Arts yellow woven diamond ribbon over the bottom of the wheat stalks to cover the seam. (5 1/2 inch strip of ribbon)

Step 5) Stick on the animal sounds [baas oinks & moos onto the backs of the animals hands (hooves)] :O) (Tombow Monomulti is very forgiving if you let it dry a bit, before adhering & it will let your reposition if you need to for fit.)

Step 6) Add foam mounting tape to the backs of the animals & their "baa oink moo" signs too-Stick them to the card.

Step 7) Adhere the sentiment ("which translates as") onto the band (under the ribbon so it sticks out the bottom.)

Add the band to the card with foam mounting tape.

Step 8) Make bow & flower: Tie a bow & adhere the tiny yellow button to the middle; adhere it to the medium sized paper flower & stick it onto the ribbon

The Inside of the Card:

Step 1)
Stamp 3 chicks on bottom of white cardstock (5 x 5 inches square)

Step 2)
Colour the chicks & draw sticks in their hands (um wings, heehee) I used a Copic Multiliner.

Step 3)
Adhere the 3 signs ("Happy," "Birthday," & "to You") on chicks' sticks

Step 4)
To finish, adhere the smallest strip of patterned paper over the bottom left hand corner of inside mat (it's 4 inches wide & 1/2 an inch--or one stalk high.)

Hope you have a really beautiful day!


StampinCathy said...

I LOVE THIS CARD! Great colors and love all the details. You are going to put a BIG smile on someone's face with this card.

Yvonne said...

LOL, this is one heck of a fab card. like the idea of the Baa Baa. brill idea.

Anonymous said...

Great translation! Very,very cool card. Love the colors and all the elements used. Great stamp set.

Elena said...

This card is adorable!!! Love your ideas, Mel!!! Thank you for your fanatatsic step-by-step tutorial!!!

Anonymous said...

This card is awesome! Love it!

Erum Tasneem said...

Sooo adorable Mel!!

Unknown said...

So freaking cute!!

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Anonymous said...

This is just too cute Mel!

Anonymous said...

I simply love your card. I will have to translate the animals' sounds into French before I use your idea and before I translate them into French human language. I feel like I need to use this card idea.

Warm n Wonderful said...

Really cute card.

Anonymous said...

Very, very cute, Mel! Love your ideas!


Sue from Oregon said...

Great card...just makes me giggle!

Allison Rankin said...

Awesome make me want more Pink Cat stamps!

Norine said...

this is too cute great job on the desging

Peggy Maier said...

How CUTE! AND... if you say it just right, you wouldn't even need a translation!

Linda said...

Way too cute...and funny! and I love the coloring.

Kristie W. said...

What a fun card!

Gail S. said...

Very cute card!!! I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Mel, this is too cute! I love how you incorporated the nifty paper pattern, so clever, as you always are. I haven't seen paper flowers yet ? me likey!

inkedx2 said...

This a a cute card. Love you idea!


Teri said...

Wow! This card is just super cute! Thank you for the great posts and for taking the time to always explain the details! xoxo, Teri

Tina said...

hahahahaha i love this card.. what cute images it made me smile so much... loving that DP... thank you for another great tutorial.... crafty hugs tina xx

Crystal said...

Love it!!!

Julia said...

so cute Mel!!

Melanie said...

adorable! I just love animal stacking! :)

Lorraine said...

Super card love the colours used and the inside is fab.

Maria said...

I love the animal speak! LOL! So funny. Your card is awesome and those farm animals are adorable. Beautiful job coloring the images. That dp is fabulous. As always, I just love your creativity. Great job dressing up the inside of the card too!!


Rebecca said...

Too too cute is all I can say!

Etha said...

oh gosh this is just too freaking cute :) makes me smile BIG time :)
Hope you feel better soon!!!