I hope that today finds you healthy and in positive spirits. Here in Minnesota many business are closed by government order due to the Coronavirus. The company that I work for is still open but I expect we will see a shut down as soon as one of us gets the virus. It’s very stressful and staying positive can be hard. I think that as crafters, we tend to be empathic people and feel other peoples pain. I hope that you can find time to get into your crafting space and CASE a few of these cards. If you don’t have the Music From the Heart stamp set, I encourage you to use the layout and a stamp set that you do have. Have fun and stay positive!
Hmm…I think that Jill and Dawn share some crafting genes. They definitely have a similar style. Actually, they are sisters and both very talented card crafters. I love the way that Jill have stamped the music notes on the inside of the card and they peek out where the card front has been cut short. It really makes me want to open the card and see what’s inside, what do you think?
I can almost hear music when I look at Meaghann’s card! I love the way she uses black and white with one additional color. The fussy cut keyboard and die cut label are both popped up with dimensionals and the heart music note is also fussy cut and popped up. The baker’s twine is triple layered and for the non-bow tiers in the group, notice that there is no bow and it looks awesome!
Terry’s card definitely Rocks! The background is embossed using the Sale-a-Bration Power of Hope embossing folder, which is perfect for her “rock” theme. I would swear that her guitar is die cut, AWESOME job fussy cutting Terry!
Okay, I do dance to a different drummer than most. Notice the primary colors used in my card? I do love the classic black and white with a splash of red, but I wanted to do something different for this card. I’ve used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create the frame and popped it up with dimensionals. I also created the red circle frame using the Layering Circles Dies. I’m not a big ribbon girl but one of the rules for this swap was to use and embellishment so used ribbon, linen thread and a metallic rhinestone for good luck.
I hope that these swap samples have sparked your creative juices. Watch for my next blog post where I will share the rest of the Music From the Heart swap cards.