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Happy Birthday, Gramps!

My husband, John, now known as Gramps, had a birthday this past Saturday.  John has been out of town for the week.  He works part time for a close by tour company.  A group of drivers went to Greensboro to drive for the Wyndham Golf Tournament and stayed in a hotel for the week.  He did get to drive for the media!  Because of the driving and tournament, John is always gone on his birthday.  The good thing is that our daughter Jessie, her husband Robby, and their baby Sagan live in Greensboro and it's only 1 1/2 hours away.  We usually work in a family dinner at Ruby Tuesday's for John's birthday for those who can drive in.  It's always a lot of fun.  I'll just say it.  Having our new granddaughter makes it even more exciting to come together.  I drove down early and spent some time with her, and Jessie and Robby.  I really enjoy making special cards for my family.  Here's the card for John's birthday.

Gramps with the Large Letter Framelits by Jo Anne Hewins

Isn't it cute!  I love how it turned out and John loved his card.  He loves being a Gramps!

I used a card  base of Pumpkin Pie, John's favorite color, measuring 4 1/4 x 11.  I chose that size because I already had a piece cut that size.  Fold at 5 1/2.  Cut another piece of Pumpkin Pie 4 1/2 a 5 1/2.  Run this through the Big Shot with the new Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder.  Glue to the card front.  I did this to add some interest to the card.

The letters are cut from the new 6 x 6 papers.  I used Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie from the Regals collection.  Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green are from the Brights collection, and Blueberry Bushel is from the 2018-2020 In Color collection.  I cut a little piece of the designer paper for each letter and glued it to a 2 1/2" wide piece of fun foam.  Then I sent it all through the Big Shot.  Here's a picture of the foam after the letters were cut.  They are in a backwards line!

Gramps piece of fun foam with Large Letters cut out by Jo Anne Hewins

It took some thinking, but I did get all of the letters to fit on my card!!!!!  Once you know where you want them, just glue the letters in place.

I added some balloons using more of the same paper and the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Add the Whisper White Baker's Twine.  I just taped it on the back.  I glued one of the balloons down and added dimensionals for the other two.  Bring the strings down and adhere them with a glue dot.  Tie a bow and add it with a glue dot.  Trim the strings even below the bow.

I had signed the card before I took a picture.  I'll tell you that I put the HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and three more balloons.

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Here's a picture of Gramps with little Sagan.

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This is a pic of Gramps, John, our daughter Jessie and Sagan.  Sagan just wanted Gramps to stand up with her.  Was that too much to ask!

Grammie and Sagan

Of course, I must put a picture of Sagan and me!  I'm Grammie!

Gramps birthday card with the Large Letter Framelits by Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for being part of the birthday celebration!  I bet your imagination is coming up with all kinds of words to make with the Large Letter Framelits!

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