Wednesday, August 27, 2008

You Can Tuna Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish ...

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Today's musically-inclined card project was created for the Caardvark's "Name that Tuna" blog challenge. Obviously, the theme is "music" ... I only mention that in case you're lookin' for the fish.

My background paper is a page from a vintage sheet music book, "Lemoine Etudes Enfantines." I don't know the year that this was published, but the price on the book when new was .60, so I'll take a guess and say ... 1938. Anyone else want to venture a guess?


Using the DTP technique, I inked up a large scrap of white card stock with Distress ink, then stamped my sentiment using Brilliance ink. I cut the sentiment apart, mounted 'em on card stock, and adhered them to my card.

I stamped the sheet music stamp using the same ink then slipped it into a metal-edged tag. I mounted the tag on a scrap of black card stock, glued down my 'piano,' then glued down the whole shebang over grosgrain ribbon.

Finally, I added some Daisy D's metal photo corners, clipped the shanks off the cute little "note" buttons, and glued 'em down on opposing corners. Finis!

I have the funniest story to share with you:

Last night, my friend Sheila asked me to run down to Big Lots with her.

As she was checking out, it so happened that the box of Tampax she wanted had no price. I cringed when the cashier got on the intercom and announced, "Price check on register five. Tampax; Supersize."

Now that was bad enough, but the guy looking for the price apparently mistook "Tampax" for "thumbtacks." 'Cuz, in a serious tone, his voice boomed back over the intercom, "Do you want the kind you push in with your thumb or the kind you pound in with a hammer?"



  • Card Stock: Bazzill Basics; Papertrey Ink
  • Stamps: Sentiment by Stampers Anonymous; Sheet Music by Stampington
  • Ink: "Old Paper" Distress Ink by Ranger; Brilliance "Graphite Black" by Tsukineko
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Unknown; Musical Note and Piano Buttons, Unknown; Metal Photo Corners by Daisy D's
  • Tools: Tag Maker by Making Memories; Dimensionals; Glue Dots; Scrap Fusion PA; The Ultimate by Api


mochamama said...

oh my word, I am laughing so hard I am busting my guts. That is like something straight off of a commercial. Oh man, okay, I was planning to comment on your card and I got so off track I can't remember what your card looked like.
Right....the musical card, it is beautiful Deb, just love it! Thanks for the laugh!!

Tina said...

You are entirely too funny! Great card, every detail is divine.

Trish D said...

The card is great (I've gotta find me some of those piano buttons) - but that story totally made my morning. Only problem is that my 5 YO wanted to know while I was laughing so hard :)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love this -- so fun!!! I can't carry a tune (LOL), but I have always been drawn to musical cards -- they are always just so beautiful -- as is this one!!! TFS!!!

Kathi said...

Ha...that story is hilarious! Anyway, just thought I'd stop by and say Hey and let you know I was still! Deb...

Annapurna said...

Your card is very vintagy and awesome. You have the coolest embellishments on the block, I tell ya.

ROFL! I don't believe your story one bit, but it is super funny.

I would have said, "thumb"tacks you idiot, not hammertacks! LOL!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Bwahahahahah!!! ROTFLMAO:o) Please allow me to compose myself...ahem. That outrageous story was hysterical! Exactly what I needed on this dreary, rainy day.

The card is magnificent! I am a sucker for anything with a music theme. Love the layout and the placement of your sentiment. Fun and pretty...LOVE IT!

Ana Baird said...

Very stylish card! Love the piano patterned paper and embellishments!

Julie Koerber said...

I am laughing so hard I can hardly type!!!! You slay me girl!!! I am speechless! HA! Thanks for the laugh, I needed it so bad!!! :-)

Elena said...

Wow! What a funny story!
Now to your wonderful card! Very stylish! Love the layout!

Theresa said...

OMGosh, that is such a funny story! I nearly busted a gut.

Your card is stunning as usual. I love that you used a vintage music sheet as a background. So cool.

Tonniece said...

LOL,LOL,LOL, Oh Hell, I can hardly write this I'm laughing so hard my eyes keep tesring up and my sides and cheeks are sore. I wish I would have time to read this is morning because I would have been laughing all day.
Too funny Deb.

ANYWAY, I love the card, but then I love all your cards.

Really happy wednesday (now)

The Rubber Maid said...

OMG I almost peed my pants with your story that is just too funny for words. I can't imagine how you would keep your composure in such a case like that. Love your music card it's adorable. Thanks for the roaring laugh. Pat ( Julie's mom )

Jolene said...

The card is just lovely! I love how you added the sentiment. And the Big Lots story is priceless...hope you don't mind if I share! ;^)

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

OMG! That is the funniest story! I bet you guys are gonna be laughing about that one for a long time!lol! Your card is AWESOME! I love it!

malieta said...

You are too funny Deb and thanks for the laugh, I really needed it at the moment!
I love your card, the DP and the embellishments are beuatiful!

Gail said...

Really awesome card. Love it.

Julia Aston said...

Love your music card and the fun little piano - that sentiment is hilarious!

and good story!! you need to send that into a magazine somewhere!!

SmilynStef said...

This card certainly makes me wnat to jiggle my feet ... very fun.

E.T said...

Hahahhahahahahah This is one great story to tell! How embarrassing! LOL But soo funny!!!!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Ouuu! I am behind on the appreciation of your beauty! But it's because I'm packing for my trip to your house!!! Anna & I will be there in 1 day! (I wish! Sighhhhhhhhh!) This card is so sweet. I love love love the jiggle our feet. My Nana is a musician and she would flip off of her feet for this card.

Now onto serious matters: I am worried about the bird population in your area pursuant to the tonadoification of the "anywhere between West Palm Beach and Key West" locale. I am sending relief surplus of bird holding rings (otherwise known hitherto as "jump-ring-connector-thingies-on-ribbon-knots ") heeheehee

huggatolas from your fellow never shutupper, OXOXOXO

P.S. Anna pack your bags!!! OXO

Mel M. M. M. said...

P.S. I forgot to tell you how freakin funny you are!!! You are freakin funny! LOL LOL ROFL ROFLATGYAH (roll on floor laughing and then give you a hug, hahaahaha)