When Pigs Fly; if you have any doubt they do, check out my project for today!
This little guy is only one of the adorable images in This Little Piggy stamp set, new to our 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.
When I saw this stamp set I knew I would be adding it to my collection right away! I love the sweet sentiments and the flying pig is just too cute!
Have you ever wondered how the expression “when pigs fly” came to be? I did a little research and found a few thoughts. I don’t think anyone knows for sure, but these are kind of fun to consider!
One source claims this expression is derived from a very old Scottish proverb, although some other references to pigs with wings or flying pigs are more famous such as this one from Lewis Carroll in Alice in Wonderland:
“Thinking again?” the Duchess asked, with another dig of her sharp little chin.
“I’ve a right to think,” said Alice sharply, for she was beginning to feel a little worried.
“Just about as much right,” said the Duchess, “as pigs have to fly….” — Alice in Wonderland, chapter 9.
Wikipedia says “When pigs fly” is a way of saying that something will never happen. The phrase is often used to scoff at over-ambition. There are numerous variations on the theme; when an individual with a reputation for failure finally succeeds, onlookers may claim to see a flying pig (“Hey look! A flying pig!”). Other variations on the phrase include “And pigs will fly”, this one in retort to an outlandish statement.
If you’ve found any others, please share in a comment so we all can enjoy!
For now, here are the instructions, including supplies and measurements for this project. To order any of the supplies you might need, just click on a picture below.
- Stamp Sets – This Little Piggy (143919–Wood mount; 143922–Clear mount); Banners For You (141710–Photopolymer)
- Cardstock – Whisper White (100730); Basic Gray (121044); Powder Pink (144244); Shimmery White Cardstock (101910)
- Designer Series Paper – None
- Stamp Pads – Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad (140932); Powder Pink (144084); Soft Sky (131181)
- Misc. – Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372); Bunch of Banners Framelits (141488); Oh My Stars Textured Embossing Folder (143710); Powder Pink 1/2” Finely Woven Ribbon (144134); Delicate White Doilies (141701); Aqua Painters (103954); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263)
- Basic Gray Cardstock – 4-1/4” x 11”
- Powder Pink Cardstock – 4” x 5-1/4”
- Whisper White Cardstock – 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
- Shimmery White Cardstock – 3” x 3”
- Powder Pink Cardstock – 3-1/2” x 1-1/4”
- Powder Pink ½” Finely Woven Ribbon –12”
- Delicate White Doilies – 1/2 doily cut in half
- Dry emboss the Powder Pink cardstock using the Oh My Stars embossing folder and the Big Shot.
- Wrap the Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon around the embossed cardstock and tie into a bow. Adhere to the front of the Basic Gray card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
- Cut a Stitched Circle (2-7/8” sized circle) and randomly stamp the cloud image with Soft Sky Classic ink. Add to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
- Ink the Little Piggy with wings image with Basic Gray Archival ink and stamp onto the Shimmery White cardstock. Use Paper Snips to cut out the image.
- Use the Aqua Painter, color the image with Powder Pink and Basic Gray ink that has been smooshed into the lid of the ink pad. Attach to the Stitched Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Ink the single banner image with Powder Pink ink and stamp onto the strip of Powder Pink cardstock. Die cut the banner image using the coordinating framelit from the Bunch of Banners die set.
- Ink the Welcome sentiment with Basic Gray Archival ink and stamp onto the die cut banner.
- Offset the 2 quarter-cut pieces of Delicate White Doilies and attach to the back of the banner die cut. Set in place using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Thanks for popping in today! Hope you enjoyed a little Monday fun about “When Pigs Fly”!