Just a Note
Here’s another card using the Music from the Heart Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog. I love the images in this set. They’re fun and quirky, yet still a little realistic.
I love the heart-shaped lid on the piano, don’t you? And the wavy piano keyboard! I’ve had several people send me music using a scan app on their phones, and the music kind of looks like that. I get a little seasick trying to read it.
For this card, I stamped the piano image on Whisper White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then I die-cut with one of the Stitched Shapes Dies. I sponged a bit of Poppy Parade Classic Ink around the edges to give it a little color.
Next, I stamped the keyboard. I used the “hinge technique” with my Stamparatus to stamp it multiple times, moving down one hinge each time. The hinge is larger than the stamp, so there was room in between for another keyboard. I simply repositioned the keyboard on the Stamparatus, then used the hinge technique again to stamp between the originals. Perfect!
Next I stamped the eighth note and sentiment. The eighth note, of course, is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and the sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade. I trimmed and hand-cut a banner from the Whisper White Cardstock.
I added the stamped elements to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic Black Cardstock, then adhered it to a Whisper White card base. I love the black/white/red color combination. For fun, I added a few Peaceful Poppies Sequins to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
This card was so easy to create. Wouldn’t it be a fun gift to make 8-10 of these note cards for the musician in your life as a gift? I know exactly who I’m sending this card to, although it may have some tear stains on it when I’m finished. The conductor and accompanist of a choir I sing with are both retiring this year. They are incredible musicians, and I will miss them so much.
So on a lighter note, here’s the conversation Amelia and I had on the way to school this morning. I had just told her that Adam, her dad’s first roommate and a wonderful friend of all of us – including Amelia, was singing a solo for our spring concert.
Amelia: I want to go!
Me: Ok. I’ll tell your mom and dad and maybe you can go to the concert. But you have to be very quiet.
Amelia: Can I sing with Adam?
Me: No. Adam has a solo. That’s one person singing by himself.
Amelia: Can I sing with you?
Me: Only if you go to the rehearsals every week, but they end way past your bedtime. Maybe when you’re older you can sing with me.
Amelia: Can I sing at your funeral?
Really, where did that come from? Although it wouldn’t be her first performance at a funeral. When Mike’s stepdad passed away, Amelia was a little over four months old. They played a recording of Amazing Grace, and soon into the song, Amelia started singing along. (She has always loved music.) No one was bothered by it, of course – except her parents who immediately popped a pacifier into her mouth. She looked highly offended that she was stopped from singing to her great-granddad. I’m sure my father-in-law Jerry loved it, though, as did her grandparents and everyone else at the funeral.
By the time she sings at my funeral, she’ll be too old for anyone to stop her. In fact, my plan is that she will be joined by my great-grandkids! And, as one of my Facebook friends mentioned, she’ll probably plan the funeral as well. There will be glitter, I’m sure of it!
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