Thank you for visiting me in Melbourne for our monthly trip Around the World on Wednesday. Our theme is ‘Let’s Hear it for the Boys’ with a focus on the men in our lives.

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I was not quite sure which direction I was going to take with this as my partner Adrian has several passions. He loves kayaking and surfing so I initially wanted to go along that theme. Then I shifted gears as he is a talented musician, music teacher and accompanist and I wanted to create a card with that in mind. In fact we met in church where he was the pianist/organist and I was a chorister so this card seemed perfect.

I’ve made a Centre Step Easel Card which is a really easy fun fold to create.


  • Card Front – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half at 10.5cm)
  • On the top half of the card cut at 4cm and 10.8 upto the score line.
  • Cut out these sections.
  • Fold the remaining centre portion in half to form the easel.

To create the piano keys I cut strips of Basic White Cardstock at 1.5cm and Basic Black Cardstock at 1cm. The Black keys were rounded using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.

For the inside of the card I used the waves from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set to stamp the background in Tahitian Tide and Bermuda Bay (stamped off). I just had to incorporate something of the ocean (at least in name!).

The music notes were hand drawn with the Basic Black Marker and I added some Matte Black Dots to give them dimension.

When folded this card will fit in a 6″ square envelope. However, this might not end up in an envelope as I’ll probably just hand it to Adrian! By making the front panel smaller,this card will fit in a regular C6 envelope.

Although this is probably not your regular ‘guy’ card, it suits my guy and is suited for any music lover.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my creation. For lots of inspiration for masculine makes make sure you travel the world with us and check out all the amazing work of these ladies, beginning with lovely Cheryll Miller.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Chris Smith – US

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

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