by Stacey Cogswell, Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A "Note" of Thanks!

 Created By Stacey Cogswell        Copyright Stampin'Up!

Each month I create a special card for my son's piano teacher, this was the card for the month of April.  I love the way it turned out and she was so please she said she was going to frame it.  Good thing, because although I leave the inside of her cards blank so she can use them, this one wouldn't fit into the envelope! I actually used an old sheet of music to create the flower, but because the paper was so thin I had to adhere it to a strip of card stock first before scalloping the edges and scoring the folds.  This made the flower pretty stiff and thus not very flexible.  Oh well......I still love the way it turned out! 

You might notice the dry embossing musical background.....well, I'll have confess this is not a Stampin'Up product, but when I saw it I just had to had it!  After embossing the paper, I sponged the raised areas with Crumb Cake ink to really make the "notes" pop.  I also sponged the flower.  The greeting was heat embossed with gold embossing powder, which was the just the right finishing touch to go with the gold antique brad.

 Products used to create this card:

Stamp Set: Thank You Kindly ($13.95 wood #111700)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla and Basic Black
Ink: VersaMark and Crumb Cake
Accessories:  5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brads, Gold Embossing Powder with Heat Tool, Scallop edge punch and sponge.



  1. How special! You are so sweet to give a card every month - and such a lovely card! It turned out beautifully!

  2. This one is really great. We're music people too, and I collect all of the music images I can find too, so I would have totally snagged that embossing folder right out of your hands if I had seen you with it in a store. Ha ha! Just kidding : ). It's really pretty! And you did an awesome job on the flower, and I love the vintage button in the middle. If I were a piano teacher receiving that from you, I would definitely frame it, too! What a great gift!