M is for Merry Music and more!

Welcome to my Holiday ABC series. I love Christmas music!  I could listen to Christmas carols year round! Unfortunately I can’t sing. (Many a friend will agree!  LOL)  At least my Pre K students don’t seem to mind.  I may not be able to sing the right notes; however, I create some “notes”. Today’s cards feature the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper. I made a set of note cards for my daughter’s former violin teacher. My daughter visits her when she is home from college and brings her our homemade fudge for Christmas every year. I know she will appreciate these cards (maybe not as much as her favorite fudge but at least these are calorie free).

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

I love a black & white card! I can’t decide which sheet I like best. So many choices!Stampin Up Merry Music Designer Series Paper. For inspiration, ideas, and ordering, please visit my website www.juststampin.com

Here’s a look at each of the cards.

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

This is a clean & simple layout and a great way to showcase your favorite DSP. (Don’t forget select DSP is on sale through the end of October…Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Only a few days left to stock up & save!)

The DSP measures 3×3 and I layered each with a 3 1/4 square of Basic Black cardstock. I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits to cut my boughs from Garden Green, Old Olive, and Real Red cardstock. I adhered these and the Red Ribbon bow with Glue Dots. I stamped the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases in Basic Black and cut it (and the Real Red scallop piece) with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I adhered the sentiment layer to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Quick & easy! What a great gift idea for teachers, hostesses, musicians, etc. You get 4 each of 6 double-sided designs in the pack so there’s plenty of paper to make matching envelopes too!

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Stampin Up Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper note card idea - Jeanie Stark StapinUp

Do you have a favorite? The Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper is part of the Merry Little Christmas Suite.  I confess that I bought everything in this suite. I love it all!  This suite has everything you need to make holiday crafting easy…from tags and cards to gift packaging and memory keeping. Check out the video showcasing this suite.

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Have a marvelous day!

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Jeanie

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9 thoughts on “M is for Merry Music and more!

  1. Love these beautiful card, Jeanie! Now I know how I am going to use this Merry Music paper. This design would be great with a variety of DSPs. As Cynthia said, it is simple and beautiful! Love that combination. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks HJ! I actually used this same layout for some “peachy” thank you notes I created a while back for my daughter. It looks different when you change out the DSP. You can use any shaped sentiment layer as I have used circles and even just stamped on the card base. So many possibilities! Have fun!

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  2. M is for marvelous melody makers making a statement! Whatever….my friend Pam will love a set of these. She has one of her degrees in music and plays all kinds of instruments. She also loves black and white cards. Somehow I don’t think she would actually send them to people but keep them for herself to display on her mantel or some place. So, I could actually use the thicker greenery stuff to decorate them since I don’t have those thinlets. I gotta ask – did you think the “Just a note” would compete with the DSP if you would have covered the whole card instead of using a 3×3 piece? I am thinking maybe of doing the whole card and then tucking the “just a note” up with the greenery. Maybe I could put them in the 1/2 of the acetate box like you have done previously since I will not include envelopes. But, I will ask her if she would like envelopes later….but like I said I can see her keeping these for herself or maybe sharing one – but I bet she couldn’t choose a favorite either! I am not sure the fudge will win out this time for your daughter’s former teacher! Well done my friend!

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    1. Oh Chris, you know me too well! I did play around with a larger sheet of DSP and I liked the look with the snowflakes and notes patterns but, as you suspected, I did feel the sentiment was competing with the music and I didn’t want that. Originally I used a black layer for the sentiment but felt it needed the red to pop. We think alike as I did play around with the greenery coming out from under the sentiment and I actually did that on another card design. So many ideas…never enough time!!! I think anyone would appreciate a set of note cards…not just the musically inclined. I love them and there isn’t a musical bone in my body! LOL

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  3. I think this dsp is so special and your cards are also ! What a nice gift for a music teacher .
    I think the black and white is so striking . This dsp is timeless ….might be fun to stick back a pack for next year !

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