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Monday, May 18, 2020

Music From the Heart, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today's card was directly from Pinterest.  You can see it by clicking here.  I thought it was such a sweet card, plus it was from the "Music From the Heart" set that I have not played with much.  And I think this set may be retiring at the end of this month.  That makes me sad because I didn't get to play with it as much as I thought I would.  Which tells me that I bought too many stamps and I need limit the amount of stamps I buy in the new catalog.  And with our annual garage sale cancelled because of the virus, I didn't get to sell my old sets to get money for the new ones.  SO, I will be limiting my shopping this time around.  A lot of thought will go into my purchases instead of just buying because I like it.

Let me tell you how I made this card.  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. 

On top of that is a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of Basic Black card stock.

The Whisper White layer was cut 3-3/8" x 4-5/8".  I didn't stamp the words until I had made the squares.

I stamped the piano from the "Music From the Heart" set using black Memento ink.  Then I die cut it using the second largest "Stitched Squares" dies. 

I cut a 2-3/8" x 2-3/8" Basic Black square and I taped the stitched square to it.  I added just the tiniest amount of tape to the back of the square and set it in place on the larger Whisper White piece so I could see where the words were to be stamped.

I stamped the words from the "Music From the Heart" using black Memento ink.  I also added the musical note from the same set, using black Memento ink.

Next I die cut the paper ribbon.  I used the die from the "Ornate Borders" dies and I used Real Red card stock.  The card stock made the top layer look lumpy, so I would recommend using Dimensionals to set the stitched square in place on top of the Basic Black square.  Or maybe ribbon wouldn't be as bulky. I taped the Real Red strip to the Basic Black square. I left the right side long so I could trim it once I got the squares set in place. I just used a scissors and trimmed it off.

I taped the large panel layers to the card base and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make. I like the looks of it and I like the red in the middle. The eye is attracted to red and your eyes are drawn right to the center of the card, just where you want it to be.  And from there it moves to the words.  

Have fun making one, it's a fun birthday card for males, females and even teens!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,

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