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Happy Birthday, Umple Jim

Since my children were little, it's been Umple Jim.  Just a little over a year ago when my sweet little granddaughter Sagan was born, he became Grumple Jim.  That's Great Uncle.  Today I have a birthday card for Grumple.  There's probably a select few who would want this card, but Jim will love it.  It features our new Hand-Lettered Prose Dies.

Hand Lettered Birthday Card and This Little Piggy Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Let me make it clear before I get started that those globs are supposed to be mud.  Pigs like mud, right?

Jim's card begins with a card base of Soft Suede measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The background paper is from the Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  It is Sahara Sand and is cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.  Add to the card base.

The letters are cut from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies.  I used the same paper stack and got out a sheet of the checked Soft Suede.  I cut a piece large enough to accomodate all the letters and glued it to a piece of fun foam the same size.  Cut the letters right through the paper and fun foam.

Hand Lettered Birthday Card and This Little Piggy Fun Foam by Jo Anne Hewins


Stamp a pig from This Little Piggy on Whisper White scraps.  Use Memento black ink.  Color with the Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo Blends.  I also used just a little of the Light Soft Suede.  Fussy cut.

Mix a drop of Soft Suede ink from a reinker to some of the White Embossing Paste.  I did this on a Silicone Craft Sheet and mixed using the Palette Knives.  Add a little to the letters so that they appear to have mud on them.  Add some to the card also.  Then add a little to the pig.  

Attach the pig to the card.  Now arrange the letters across the card.  Glue them in place one by one.  The Y overlaps the pig just a little.

Cut the word happy in Flirty Flamingo using the Well Written Dies and add to the top of the card.  To make the UMPLE, I cut out the words YOU, GROOM, HAPPY, LOVE.  Cut out the letters you need and piece them together.  I love that we can do that with so many words!

Hand Lettered Birthday Card and This Little Piggy Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Let me explain the Jim loves pigs.  I think it has something to do with the fact that he once had a Harley.

Hand Lettered Birthday Card and This Little Piggy Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of the card.  The saying is from Itty Bitty Birthdays.  Add another pig and color using the same blends.

Hand lettered birthday card by Jo Anne Hewins

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