Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Joy of Sets #005 - Letter J

Hello Crafty Friends

Its challenge time over at Joy of Sets. For this fortnights challenge we are using the Letter J. Pull out a stamp set , current or retired, with the letter J in its Title and play along with us.

I chose to make a Piano themed card using the Jar of Love stamp set, minus the Jar. I love the flowers in the Jar of Love bundle, they are my go to for any small floral images that don't require colouring or fussy cutting.  Do you have musician friends? If so these cards are perfect. They are relatively easy to make and also a great way to showcase the new Music Script background stamp.

The Piano card uses the Floral images from Jar of Love and Tranquil Tulips. I wanted a pink toned Floral arrangement laying across the top of Piano. I also wanted my lid to open leaving the keys on what is the inside of the card.

This type of card is made using one full sheet of A4 card. I scored the long side at 10.5cm and the short side at 14.85cm. Then cut away one square or essentially what is one card front from a sheet of A4.

Next I folded it into place and cut a curved edged to the card front. This should open sideways to reveal the music sheet underneath. Then u lift the music sheet (tent fold) to reveal the card inner and keyboard.
The sentiments from Colourful Seasons were heat embossed in White on the front and stamped in Black Momento on the inside. The keys have been made using the Window Words punch (now retired)

The Guitar is very basic and easy to make.  Using Layering Circles to make the cuts in the card front and the border around the outside. 

I have stamped the Music Sheet Background Stamp onto whisper white and adhered behind the cutout with tombow. The strings are metallic gold thread. The bottom bar was made using the retired window words punch. The sentiment from Pocketful of Sunshine was heat embossed in white on black card and adhered with dimensionals.

The Joy of Sets Design Team have created some inspirational cards, using retired and current stamp sets, why not pull out a stamp set with the letter J in its title and come play along with us.

Until next time, stay crafty & awesome


  1. Lovely cards, Jaxx. Very creative and beautifully designed.

  2. Beautiful card Jackie and a great use of the Jar of Love Set. I maybe tempted to order the Music Stamp. xx

  3. Wow, amazing cards Jackie. I love the piano card

  4. Beautiful card Jackie! I love the flowers across the piano. So lovely!!

  5. Stunning card. Absolutely love the piano idea x

  6. These cards are stunning Jackie - I love them both but being a piano girl that one just pips the post. Great to see the Jar of Love flowers used without their jar - it shows the versatility of this great set. x

  7. Love the piano card, Jackie. Great idea.

  8. unique, beautiful and a perfect response to the challenge.


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