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Piano Birthday Card

Today I have a card for you that combines digital files, quilled roses and leaves, stamping and punches!  With a plethora of tools why not?

Had you ever done quilled roses and leaves?

Well, no, but I decided to learn.

You could change out the music sheet to a Christmas song, use poinsettia flowers and a Christmas greeting for a unique Christmas card!

Or put the recipient’s age on the front to be very thoughtful.

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I started by downloading a digital file with the Happy Birthday song.  I purchased it on Etsy from Karol the owner of Noteselection.  I could size the file to what I needed by just shrinking 50%.  It is a hair shorter on each side of 4 X 3 3/4. So 4″ minus 1/16 and 3 3/4 minus 1/16.

I saw the piano example at cat’sinkcorporated.blogspot.com which got my creative juices flowing!

Recipe

  • Base: Black, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Inside:  Basic White, 4 X 5 1/4, stamped with the birthday greeting in the ‘Quite Curvy’ Stampin’ Up! set and the notes in  ‘Music From The Heart’ Stampin’ Up! stamp set
  • Birthday Song:  4 (minus 1/16) X 3 3/4 (minus 1/16); Etsy download at 50%
  • Piano Top:  Glossy Black Cardstock, 4 X 3 3/4; hand cut a curve starting at 1″ up from the bottom right side
  • Piano Keys:
    • Glossy White, 10 keys punched with the word window punch, cut little bit off side for square key
    • Black Glossy, 7 keys
    • Use a tiny bit of glue on back of each white key.  Start at 1/8″ over on white keys placing one key on the right side and one on the left and then fill in the remaining 8 keys.
    • Layer the black keys on top of the white keys appropriately for a piano. Note: this is glossy paper and don’t try using a black marker on the edges of the black keys because it will smudge and get all over you and the white keys.

I suppose you have white keys with black smudges in your trash.

Yes, Sal, so the edges didn’t get colored on the next try.  With the black on top of the white you can’t even tell.  I should have thought of that to save some frustration.

Let’s look at how to make a quilled rose.  I enjoy quilling videos by Meredith at ThePaperCraftery:

Meredith folds her roses forwards, Anu of ‘Crafts with Anu’ uses a 10 mm strip and folds backwards so the direction doesn’t really matter.  I found folding backwards worked easier for me.

For the leaves I wanted to learn how to use a quilling husking (knitting) board.

These are the patterns I used for the small and large leaves:

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Did you have to order a husking board?

No, Sal, I did my usual of getting every quilling tool I could find on Amazon when I decided to learn to quill.  I still have a few tools I haven’t used but overall I had what I needed when I decided to make this card.  It did take a bit of practice but I guess that is why we have a trash can on the table!

SAL,  Such A Lifetime of Learning

Karen

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