Hey y’all! It’s three day before Christmas and all thru the house….
No wait. Too early.
If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live – I appreciate you spending part of this weekend with me! And – it all worked this week! Whoo-hoo!! If you weren’t able to watch, but you’d like to see how to construct this easy easel card, here’s the replay on YouTube!
This card uses the truly wonderful new Music From The Heart stamp set – which is Dawn Olchefske’s $1,000,000 Sales Stamp Set! When Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators hit that sales mark, they get a trip to the Main Office in Utah and…they get to design a stamp set!! How cool is that?
Well – this is Dawn’s and she demonstrated it at OnStage in November. One of the cards she shared was a fun easel-fold….made to look like a grand piano! There was a collective gasp in the room when she pulled it out – and I knew I had to make one! I changed my color scheme up a bit – she did an ebony piano and I did white (creme). Take a look-see:
It lays flat so it mails in a regular envelope! Cool, huh?
The card base is just a piece of Thick Very Vanilla – scored and folded at 1 7/8″ and again at 4 1/4″. Fold the 1 7/8″ score line in the opposite direction from the middle line – and you’ve created the easel!
I used the keyboard image in the Music From The Heart set to stamp the card front (above the easel fold on the right side) multiple times in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
Yes, yes – I know – and my grandmother is spinning in her grave! The keyboard is upside down on this one. Don’t be like me – stamp it with the black keys ON TOP! Like I did on the video card!
To make the piano, I used the largest Oval Layering Die to cut the curve from the top of a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I trimmed the leftover “points” with my Paper Snips. On the video – you’ll see that I rounded the corners. And I used the Corner Rounder part of my Detailed Trio Punch to round the opposite top corner.
I wrapped a length of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the “piano” – securing it in the back with Glue Dots. Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to the “easel” portion of the card front.
I made the keyboard with a 2 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Basic Black, to which I adhered ten 1/2″ x 2″ pieces of Very Vanilla with Liquid Glue – spacing them evenly on the panel. Then I used Mini Black Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop on seven 3/8″ x 1 1/4″ pieces of Basic Black – which made the black keys.
I stamped a sentiment from Music From The Heart on the inside of the card in Cherry Cobbler.
The front “sheet music” is a 2 3/4″ x 3″ piece of Very Vanilla, scored at 1 7/8″ down the short side. I added the score lines from the stamp set in Tuxedo Black, then the treble clef in Cherry Cobbler. I used the notes stamps to stamp a little ditty in black. Hum it – it’s Happy Birthday! (Thank you, Dawn, for that idea!!).
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the small flap of the sheet music to the back of the keyboard – and then more Glue to adhere the whole keyboard and sheet music into the bottom of the card base.
To finish off the card, I used the Garden Gateway dies – coming on 3 Jan, bundled with the Grace’s Garden stamp set – to cut a Pear Pizzazz leaf and a little Cherry Cobbler flower – which I adhered to the “top” of the piano with Liquid Glue. Then I used a short piece of the Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon around the longer length and tied a knot to create a “faux-bow”.
All that remained was to decorate my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. On the front I added the treble clef in Cherry Cobbler…
…and the keyboard (keys right side up!) on the envelope flap.
Et voila! I think this is one of the most clever cards I’ve seen in a long time! And – the Music From The Heart stamp set that Dawn created is…wonderful! I hope you like – and have added it to your list!
Now – in case you were wondering – the Music From The Heart stamp set AND the Grace’s Garden Bundle are both available as a part of my Bundle #6 – The Say It With Ink Bundle! Whoo-hoo!! Check it out!
HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4W4NPYET
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available
As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!
I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from. Like your own Personal Shopper. When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself! And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂
And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards. The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn. Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!
Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!
NOTE: At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies. Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?) I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can! Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!! If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!
But – the is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!
Online Host Club Openings!
I’ve got a few more openings available in my Online Host Club starting in January! Online Host Clubs are a GREAT way to build your stash-o-goodies! And with Sale-A-bration coming up, I’ve worked it out so that ALL Hosts in the club will get to be “the Host” during the three-month event! YES!! There are lots of benefits to being in a club. Check out all the deets right here – and then give me a shout to reserve your spot!
2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Shares Are Open!
A catalog share lets you try a little bit of each of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments without having to buy full packs of everything. Once you’ve sampled it all – you’ll know what goodies you want MORE of!
Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies! Head on over to my Catalog Shares Page for all the details and to get signed up. Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators – but spots are limited so….don’t wait too long!
Going On Now!
Running thru 2 Jan 20 (but only while supplies last), you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. You’ll want to shop early to avoid missing out!
Here are handy links to the goodies in my Online Store!
Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lots of new goodies! Whoo-hoo!!! Head over there right quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals. But hurry!! Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!
There are lots of new dies, punches, designer papers and embellishments!
Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!
Thirty-One Gifts Helping You Get Ready for the Holidays!
Outlet Sale – Going On Now!
Click the picture below to open a PDF that lists ALL the products available in the Outlet Sale – including all the new products just added today!
And – with every $100 spent 1 – 30 Dec, you’ll earn a $10 credit you can use 31 Dec – 31 Jan!
Check out my Online Store for all the deets!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (“piano” card front); 1/2″ x 2″ (x 10 – white keys); 2 3/4″ x 3″ (“sheet music” – scored at 1 7/8″ on the short side)
Basic Black Card Stock: 3/8″ x 1 1/4″ (x 7 – black keys”); 2 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (“keyboard)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
A perfectly pathetic picture of puppy pitiful-ness.
I bet you’ll NEVER guess what his Dad is doing… 😉