Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas Card Swap

It feels like Christmas was a very long time ago, but thanks to the tardiness of Australia Post and the USPS, I still have one more Christmas post for you!

I participated in a handmade card swap hosted by Fingerprints on the Fridge, and was partnered with the lovely Hailey from Coastal Heart, Country Soul. It is so great when you connect with people in other parts of the world and discover that you have a lot in common. During our email chats I found out that Hailey's brother lived in Australia for a while to play ice hockey, and she and her hubby had holidayed in New Zealand earlier in the year (we were there over Christmas). Such a small world. I really recommend you visit Hailey at her lovely blog which is full of creativity and variety.

Here is the stunning card Hailey made for me -

Love those paper rosettes! I only received this in the mail last week so it was a lovely surprise. Another coincidence for Hailey and I - we both used sheet music in our cards.

Here is the card I sent to Hailey -

I picked up a huge stash of old sheet music from the op-shop in Barwon Heads (best op-shop ever!) for the bargain price of 50c. I cut some into ornament shapes, and of course I had to use my sewing machine! I stitched the ornament shapes to the card and embellished them with different buttons, some glued on and some stitched on. Finally some stamps and little rhinestones for a bit of extra bling!

The sheet music had a couple of sheets of songs that fit perfectly into the card so I cut one out and stuck it inside, stamping it for an added festive touch. It was great for covering up the stitching on the inside of the card.

When I got home, I went through the folder of sheet music and this fell out -

How gorgeous! I plan to put it in a simple white frame and hang it in my little Lucy's room!


  1. I'm in love with the sheet music paper art that I keep seeing everywhere. These cards look brilliant!
    I think I'll need to keep an eye out for sheet music on my next Oppy Adventure!

  2. Such beautiful Christmas cards, love the use of buttons and stitching.x

  3. Lucky Lucy!!! Now eternal search for an Anna musical score! ;)


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