Welcome to this week’s Global Design Project; a fun color challenge, using Real Red, Basic Black, and Sahara Sand.

Joy to the World is one of my favorite Christmas carols, and the musical notes are on our Merry Melody Embossing Folder. I’m not a musician, and only know this because I was told. Since it’s a very old carol, I wanted to make the sheet music look old and worn.

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Joy to the World


First, I embossed Basic White Cardstock, 5″ X 3 3/4″, with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder. Then, I used Sahara Sand Ink and a Blending Brush for coloring. The fun part was roughing it up by dragging a scissor blade along the edges, and I gave it more crumpling with my fingers.

The background for my Christmas Carol is a Real Red card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, topped with Regals 6″ X 6″ Designer Paper in a Real Red plaid. 


Now, for the word, “JOY.” It was created with Playful Alphabet Dies, Pattern Party Designer Paper, and Foam Adhesive Sheets.

I attached a 1″X 2″ piece of black, Pattern Party Designer Paper, to a 1″ X 2″ piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet, placed the letters on top, and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Then, I turned the letters upside down, and ran it through a second time to make sure it was a good cut.

The Foam Adhesive Sheet is an easy way to give the small letters wonderful dimension, and it’s easy to peel the backing and stick them to the card front, especially when they are purposely crooked.


For a bit of embellishment, I added some holly and berries, cut with Christmas Trimmings Dies. The leaves were cut from Basic White Cardstock, colored with a Blending Brush and Mossy Meadow Ink. The berries were cut from Real Red Cardstock, and all were glued flat on the sheet music.


I hope you’ll be inspired by the entire design team, and add your creation to our gallery.

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