Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Music Is Fun!

I often wonder why it is that everyone in my family is musical - except me. Members of my family play piano, organ, guitar, drums, bassoon, tuba and bagpipes. My five nieces have voices like angels and harmonize perfectly. I love music and studied piano but I just don't have any virtuosity. But I can make a sewing machine sing!
I photocopied music from a music book to create the "sheet music" because I had no DSP with music, trimming away all printed information. (Hmmm... copyright?) The music paper was adhered to the black card base. The paper with musical instruments was backed with craft foam and adhered. The partial keyboard was die cut from black cardstock adhered to white and adhered to the card. The circle and sentiment were die cut and adhered.
The metal "gems" were added in keeping with the sketch. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a scrap of musical patterned paper.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Cut It Up Challenge #120
    (Theme: Music)

2. Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge #111
    (Flipped the sketch.)

3. Crafting from the Heart Challenge #152

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Hello Honey
Paper: Moxie "Music in Me"
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Memory Box Piano Border, Momenta Word Die
Misc.: Craft foam, "gems" from stash


  1. You gotta make do with what you have, right? :)

    Love your quip about the sewing machine!

    Your card is really lovely. Thanks for joining us for our Music challenge at Cut it Up!


  2. Love your music card and I'm impressed you have a bassoonists in your family!! Not many can say that, although we have 3 oboists and more trumpets than anyone can count! hahaha That music paper is great and the layout is adorable!

  3. .....oh, and thanks for joining us over at Cut It Up!! Katrina...again!

  4. You do put together such a fabulous theme, so much to look at...another great masculine card, and for that matter, very fit for a woman too. A fun card.

  5. What a fun card! Someone in your musical family will love this card. Thanks for joining in the fun for this sketch challenge over on SSW2. And don't knock sewing ... it is TRULY a talent. Hope to see you back again.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  6. Keep in mind that someone has to do the foot stomping! Fun card!

  7. Another great card Melanie! I am so not musical too, so I completely understand. :) Your card is perfect for your musical family members!

  8. What a fabulous take on our sketch this week it's excellent!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!


  9. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Hope to see you again next time.
    We all have different talents. My sister and my second daughter are both great with the sewing machine, but I hopeless at sewing.

  10. This is a fantastic card! Love that paper and the keyboard... and the colors are perfect...