My brother-in-law is a musician and his birthday is coming up. This card is for him. I bought this patterned paper and the music note brads months ago with this card in mind, and I got the Cuttlebug folder recently, also for possible use on this card. But I think it could easily be used for a Christmas card, too. (How's that for rationalization, LOL?) I CASE'd this card of Tammy's at Stamp Happy for this card. I started with a Basic Black card base. I try to avoid dark card bases because then you have to line the inside, but nothing else would do for this card. The silver metallic paper, that is the next layer, came from Office Max, believe it or not. It has a matte finish and embossed nicely. The main element is a music note patterned paper that came from a craft shop--either Michaels or Joann-layered on more Basic Black card stock. Then, black double-stitched ribbon was tied around. The sentiment element was stamped using Sincere Salutations and Basic Black ink on Whisper White and matted with Basic Black. The music note brad came from a craft store. I'm happy with it. Thanks for looking!
Recipe: Stamps--Sincere Salutations (SU!); Paper--patterned (craft store), Whisper White, Basic Black (SU!), silver metallic (Office Max); Ink--Basic Black (SU!); Accessories--ribbon, music note brad--craft store; Tools--Cuttlebug and Allegro folder.