Merry Christmas

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means – lots of posts – so stay tuned! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #30 – January Anything Christmas Goes! I created a pretty pop-up music-themed Christmas card! I’ve seen a ton of piano cards on Pinterest and I really liked the concept so I designed my own version. My first card on the books for this year’s Christmas card stash! I know what you’re thinking… and there’s no such thing as ‘too early’ lol!

I cut 11 white piano keys from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and eight narrow black piano keys from American Crafts black cardstock for each piano top (one for the front and one for the inside) and assembled them. For definition, I ran a black marker around each white piano key before adhering. I die cut and assembled the poinsettia. I have to say that I’ve had the best time with this poinsettia die set… I’ve created several cards with it and it’s definitely one of my favorites! I adhered a panel of sheet music to red cardstock to use on the front. For the final step, I heat embosssed the Merry Christmas sentiment in white on red cardstock, and adhered it to the top of the piano top with dimensional foam tape. I then adhered all the elements to the front of the card base.

I stamped the inside sentiment in red ink and then adhered the pop-up mechanism cut from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock to the center of the inside of the card base. I then adhered the piano top to the pop-up mechanism. I included an angled shot below so you can see how easy the construction is – very basic.

And here’s one more peek… I’m absolutely smitten with how this turned out! One of my favorite ever cards!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #1-2021
2. Cardz 4 Galz: #137 – More Than One Fold
3. Classic Design Challenge: January 2021 #1 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #83 – January Anything Goes
5. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #148 – Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #136 – Anything Goes
7. Paperbabe Stamps: #134 – Anything Goes
8. QKR Stampede: #411 – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe: #257 – Holidays
10. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #470/473 – Christmas Blog Hop/Anything Goes
11. Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Black and Rouge cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, Free Vintage Digital Sheet Music, Hammermill 60# copy paper
Stamps: Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink, Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything Christmas goes’ project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

5 thoughts on “Merry Christmas”

  1. This card is brilliant you, should be pleased with it, I have saved it on my Pinterest board. It is so well thought out and the die cuts are exactly where they should be and the colours work so well. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz Dawn S DT

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