Tuesday, December 9, 2014

CAS302 - A touch of Music for Christmas

Good Morning!  

I wonder how the beginning of December has been for you?  Do you shop, decorate and bake for the holidays? If so have you found the balance between the bustle and the enjoyment of the season? 

We celebrate the month of December in a traditional way with gifts, food, decorating and a December birthday!  I find myself balancing between feeling stressed and peaceful, just depends on the moment!  My shopping is about half done, there's been no baking and the decorating has been done, well at least in the living room!

To add a dose of peace into holiday anxiety, I am carving out time for creating and today I am going to share a card that I created for Janeen's Splitcoaststampers CAS302 challenge which is to add music to our cards.

I used a Heidi Swapp stencil that my friend Janeen and I both purchased while she visited us last January so this has a fun memory attached to it!  I stamped MFP's "Just a Note" music stamp randomly through the negative of the stencil, then sponged in color.  For my cardinal I used a tutorial I found on Pinterest and used my SU! bird punch.  Such fun!  The sentiment is from MFP's "Poinsettia Blooms".

I am playing along with:

I hope you will stop by tomorrow as I will have a Prickley Pear card to share with you and a super fun tutorial!

In whatever holiday moment you find yourself in today, I wish you Joy and Peace!
 Rejoice greatly, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey -- even on a donkey's colt.
Zechariah 9:9



  1. Oh WOW! This is fantastic. I love the music on your card. The just a note through the stencil looks amazing. Love the Cardinal.

  2. Really lovely use of the music - so creative - great card!

  3. Oh, Angie, what a beautiful card! I just LOVE this precious cardinal (my mom so loved them), and I love the stencil with the music background and how you've sponged green for the leaves! Beautiful with the red matting, and I so love the Scripture verse from Zechariah! Warm hugs, sweet friend!

  4. Gorgeous card Angie! The cardinal is stunning! Happy Holidays!

  5. how fun. i just realized that your cardinal is not a "new punch" that SU has but what you did with the regular bird punch. That is so super cute. i love him even more now. love what you did with that stencil and music notes. i am wanting to try it.

  6. A beautiful card Angie. Love how you used the stencil with the music sheet stamp! Fabulous idea!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Monday Morning challenge!

  7. what a beautifully elegant card!!! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp! p.s. storm is quite handsome :)

  8. Squee! I love how you added music to your card. This small touch of music speaks (sings?) volumes on this cards. You are so clever!

  9. So festive and beautiful!! The music is the perfect touch!


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