Music inspired cards

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Music Wedding

I had an order for a wedding with blues and grey tones and music themed…she is an opera singer. I didn’t get to April’s Card Sketch #2 – originally a Paper Craft Crew #235 – last month and when I looked at it I thought it would work for a wedding card. This is what I came up with and was very pleased with it.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Jacaranda, cinder, smokey, bazzill white)
Accents/Tools: Twine from Target, heart rhinestones, The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge

Music Birthday

So I needed a music themed birthday for a 96 year old (I made her one last year too). Since I had just made the music wedding card I thought maybe I could put flowers instead of hearts and this is how it turned out. The Recollections flowers were a RAK from TexasMomOf4 several years ago.

May Inspirational Card Challenge – favorites category.
I made another one (see attached) but made it general birthday with a Happy Birthday embossing folder.

I used Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #235 for my inspiration.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio Music embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

Happy Birthday flowers

I made the music one and still had a set of flowers left so I made another one just using a Happy Birthday folder instead.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Petunia, African Daisy), The Paper Studio (purple)
Accents/Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Recollection flower pack, pink rhinestones, Doodlebug bright assortment twine, pink brads

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Poinsettia Christmas

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So there are two ladies at the retirement home that like special cards made for their kids (one has son and family and one has daughter and family). One of the ladies I’m super close to and she loves Poinsettia’s so I always make her sons card with a poinsettia. This year while looking through my Christmas paper and thinking of current sketches I saw this journaling card in the paper pack and thought it might work for sketch #3 of the Dec Card Sketch Challenge. This is what I came up with. I cut the poinsettia from the Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #3 – original sketch – retrosketches #241
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: Sizzix framlits dotted rectangles, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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I decided since I made the lady’s son a card that I would make her one too since she loves poinsettia’s so much and she is “one of my ladies” from the retirement home! I also made one for a co-worker to give his step-mom for Christmas.
I used the same paper pad that was used for her son’s card but a different design. I made the poinsettia a little smaller and doubled up the green on the bottom.

CHALLENGES:
December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I got the ideal from this card.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge,

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This was for a lady at work’s daughter. She wanted it to be music themed and this is what I came up with. I decided to go with another poinsettia and then I will use this design to make one for my friend next year! I used Cas(e) this sketch #93 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/winter.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge, ribbon, gingham ribbon, gold brads

Green Guitar Birthday

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I needed a guitar birthday for a friend so I made a couple and decided to send this one to the terminally ill boy in Arizona that wants birthday cards for his birthday.

I found the guitar image on the web and cut it out. I used this card as my inspiration for the design.

CHALLENGES:
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites – see above
2) Operation Happy Mail – not a challenge but a thread where we post who could use happy mail.

SUPPLIES:
Image: found on the internet
Cardstock: Bazzill (Patch, Raven, Limeade)
Inks: pre-colored image printed on Canon Inkjet printer
Accents/Tools: The Paper Studio star embossing folder, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge, computer, EK Succes 1/16 pop dots

Musical Birthday

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Music Birthday

I had a request for a 95th Birthday and the lady liked music and flowers. So I used the Bonus sketch in the April Card Sketch Challenge and came up with this! I also used floss in the middle of the flowers so it fits the Product Category of the April Inspirational Card Challenge.

CHALLENGES:
1) April Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Sketch – original sketch was from Retro Sketches #47
2) April Inspirational Card Challenge – Product – floss, fiber or thread (no ribbon)

SUPPLIES:
Flowers: Prima Daisy Rack from like 2004
Patterned Paper – unknown
Cardstock: Bazzill (piglet, raven, white)
Accents/Tools: buttons, floss

Getting Sketchy with Completely Christmas

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Sweet Song of Christmas

So if you have been to Completely Christmas Challenge or if you go there now you will see that I did not follow the sketch they displayed.

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I followed a sketch just a different one. Long story but that is what happens when life and technology get in the way!!

The story behind this card is that I did a card a year or so ago with this image for the retirement home I do crafts at. I had left over pieces so I make them and sell my cards at work. Well I had 3 card bases with the sentiment “May the sweet song of Christmas bring joy to your heart!” already printed inside, brads and a couple pieces of cut paper but not enough to make the original card. I didn’t want to cut up more supplies to make the exact card so I set it aside. So when we got the (wrong) sketch I thought it would work for this image so I pulled out the pieces. I thought I found the perfect patterned paper for it but when I went to play with the pieces last night I decided I didn’t like it. So I pulled out the scrap drawer and found the green patterned paper and it matched perfectly. So that is how this card was made.

I used Christmas Cuties Digital Stamp from Deedee’s Digis.

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Caroling Snowman

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So last night I’m looking through challenges I have saved as favorites and come across 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge. The challenge this week is sponsored by Deedee’s Digis and the challenge is to use the awesome sketch as inspiration so I just HAD to play! When I turned the sketch on its side it reminded me of a snowman so I went with that. Then the sentiment would be on the side when you turn the sketch so I decided instead of stitching around the edge I would place the sentiment around the edge since the snowman is singing the song! Inside will say…and a Happy New Year!

Singing Snowman

Simple September Sketch copy

CHALLENGES:

1) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge – September Sketch Challenge – You have till Friday, 09/12/2014, at 6 pm to play!!

2) Use Your Stuff Challenge #152 – Use a border punch. I used the friskars scallop border punch and just did it on both sides to give the double circle look. Then I punched out white circles and placed them in the middle.

3) My Perfect Life Festive 48 Challenge – Week 35 – make a Christmas each week.

4) Sparkles Christmas Challenge #44 – Snowman

5) Christmas Stamping All Year Challenge #26 – Use one stamp only

6) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #193 – Do you hear what I hear? You might show a picture of a bird cheeping, bells ringing, carol singers … or perhaps something on your card that makes a noise, like a shaker

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Caroling Snowman @ Deedee’s Digis

Cardstock: Bazzill (Yosemite, Snapdragon, White)

Patterned Paper: scraps from DCWV paper pack

Accents/Tools: Xyron X sticker maker, cutter bee scissors, hole punch, Fiskar’s scallop edge punch, pop dots, Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch

Technique: Paper Pieced

Job 38:7

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Word Art Wednesday’s scripture this week focused was Job 38:7. There were two different word files for FREE but you didn’t have to use them to play along in their Anything Goes challenge. I decided the verse would go perfectly with the angel digital stamp my husband drew for me. I made this card for my friend who loves angels. I didn’t get a Christmas card made for her this year so decided to just send a “hello” card to her just Because! No special holiday needed.

Angels sang

CHALLENGES:

1) Word Art Wednesday Challenge #113 – Anything Goes!

2) Sketch N Stash Challenge #129 – Use the sketch provided as your inspiration. I used the angel instead of the two circles on the right.

3) Twist of Faith Challenge #70 – Anything goes that includes scripture or uplifting sentiment

New stash: my husband just drew the angel last month (Dec 2013).

Old Stash: All patterned paper. The maroon circle paper is probably over 7 years old!

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SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Dunnitagain Designs by Patrick Dunnegan

Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on Canon ink jet printer

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Maroon with Circles – KI Memories from YEARS ago, Music paper – Scrappin Sports & More

Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch,