A musical birthday…

Okay, so here’s the story…I am unexpectedly visiting a family member who needed me in another state. Upon leaving, I  threw a few stamping items in my carry-on so I could keep myself busy in the downtime. Well, I forgot my clear blocks so I improvised with the C plate from my Cuttlebug to stamp my Happy Birthday stamp. Of course, I did not have my usual library of stamps to do a challenge so I stopped into the two national craft stores around and literally could not find but ONE item connected with music for Dynamic Duos # 33 –black and gold!! I used a 40% off coupon on this musical score stamp (3.50)  that I really didn’t think I liked and  picked up two .75 rolls of  black and gold ribbon .  I headed home and thought what can I do with these things? While  perusing my usual challenge sites, I saw retro sketches # 42.   I created my own DSP by stamping on SU Very Vanilla paper with the musical image, bordered the image with the gold ribbon, made a bow with black ribbon, and tied on a loose gold button and the rest is history….In the end, I was happy with the results and fell in love with the musical score stamp;)


 Card Recipe:

STAMPS: SU Perfectly Penned, Stampendous Wavy Music

INK: SU Basic Black

PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Very Vanilla

ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random organdy black ribbon, random gold ribbon,  random gold matte button

TOOLS: SU Apothecary Accents Framelits

SU Perfectly Penned HB Close-uprs42


  1. Well, this is one fantastic card! I love the story behind it, and love even more when something comes thogether even when you feel like it won’t! You did a super-duper job with these supplies and I adore the gold button! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos this week….so glad you could!

  2. Cindy, I loved reading about how your card came together! I love that stamp too and the elegant ribbon treatment really finishes off your card perfectly. So pretty! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! 🙂

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