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Special Card for a Person Who Has Earned a Very Special Music Degree

February 12, 2017

A friend and neighbor asked if I could make a congratulatory card for her friend who had earned a very special music degree in Canada.  She’s one of five who have reached this achievement.

Congratulations music card


When I thought I was ‘finished’ I knew I really wasn’t.  Something was lacking.  In the flowers.  I forgot to add the stamen to each flower and what a difference that little pop of Crumb Cake ink made.


Music congrats card with a pop of Crumb Cake Stamen


I selected the card front base based on the colors used in the Moroccan Designer Series Paper.  And I chose that particular paper based on the music pattern that I found in the retired This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I saved the remnants of that pack just for the music pattern.

  • Card front:  Emerald Envy card stock, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded in half
  • Layer 1:  Crumb Cake card stock, 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Layer 2:  Music print This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (retired), 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Banner 1:  1″ x 3-3/4″
  • Banner 2:  1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Greeting:  Lift Me Up stamp set, ‘congratulations!’
  • Very Vanilla Oval:  Layering Ovals Framelits Dies:  2″ smooth edge oval
  • Crumb Cake Scalloped Oval:  Layering Ovals Framelits Dies:  2-1/8: scallop edge oval
  • Baker’s Twine Trio:  I used the gold twine.  This product is from the 2016 Holiday Catalog.  Sadly it’s no longer available.


These are the products I used for this card:

Big Shot



Tip:  To cut out the ‘flag’ at the bottom of each banner, use your Paper Snips to make a short cut (1/4″ – 1/2″) in the middle of the bottom of the strip of paper.  Then cut up from each side (bottom of paper) to the top of the center cut.  Result:  a nice even flag end.

The Avant Garden stamp set is from this year’s Sale-a-Bration offering and can only be acquired  (for FREE) with a $50 purchase of Stampin’ Up! products.  I didn’t go for this set right away (“oh my…..more flowers”) but I must tell you, I just love it!  So easy to use.  Click here to see one of my favorite cards made with Avant Garden.  Click on any of the items I used for this card to be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Be sure to use February’s Host Code,  XKNCWCYX, if your order is under $150.  At the end of the month I’ll send you an exclusive tutorial that you won’t want to miss.







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