Newton’s Nook – Hap-Pig Birthday!

Hi there! I’ve been making so many thinking of you cards that I decided to go a different route for today’s card. I’m using Oink from Newton’s Nook with some Trinity Stamps dies. The punny sentiments in this set are just the best for many occasions but the birthday one made me giggle.

I started this card by stamping out all of the images from the Oink set and coloring them with my copics. Then using the coordinating dies, I cut them out…one was lost because the die shifted in my die cutter, such a bummer but the ones left worked out great for this design.

Wanting to use all of the images on one card, I decided to make it a slimline. Using my Trinity Stamps Slimline series dies, I cut out all the layers and started deciding on a final layout. At this point I thought it would be fun to have some grass for my piggies to sit on so I inked up a panel and die cut it with the Slimline Borders grass die.

Now for the actual assembly, I adhered the red panel to a card base, then the blue patterned paper to that. I popped up the white frame with foam squares and adhered the grass to that. The piggies are attached with a combo of tape runner and foam squares where they overlap the window openings.

I decided on the sentiments I wanted to use and found speech bubbles from the Newton’s Nook speech bubble die set that fit them. Once those were die cut and stamped, I added them to the card front and moved on to finishing touches.

I kept those pretty simple with a black glaze pen to the eyes, white gel pen accents throughout and glossy accents to a few key places like the bow, bandana and cake.

This fun card is all finished and ready for the world. These piggies seriously make me smile every time I look at them! I can’t wait to make more fun cards with them, especially with the one image I didn’t get to include here.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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