Before I tell you about Sound Cards, I just wanted to say I will be having labor pains (not real ones) until 2:30 pm, the time when my daughter Bethany was born. Today is her 24th birthday! I won't be spending it with her since she lives so far away but I will be remembering her all day and Skyping with her tonight! And for her birthday card, I gave her a Stampin' Sound Card with her own personal message from her dad and me.
Stampin' Up! has introduced Stampin' Sound Cards in the Holiday Mini. In case you don't know what a Sound Card is, it is a plain white card, about 1/4" thick, that can be decorated as desired, and as the name indicates, it has sound! There are 2 choices: one that plays "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" and one that allows you to record your own 10 second message.
I was thrilled to see these being offered because I have purchased the Hallmark variety (pre-made), and it is so fun to record a personal message. Now I can really personalize the card!
This card was a blast to create and record! I highly recommend these - the sound is clear and the card is very sturdy. I did find that a 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" piece of cardstock covers it, but there will be a 1/8" border of white. To compensate for this I cut my base cardstock from a 12 x 12 piece of Real Red.
This is the card all covered and embellished.
Bethany loves red so I used that for my main color and embellished the card with Glimmer Brads, ribbon, and various punched sentiments down the side. I also covered the inside but didn't think to take a picture and it is too late now cause the card was sent days ago. Sorry about that - it was cute too.
The hardest part about the card was staying serious while recording. David and I recorded the message together so it got a little hilarious at times! But the card allows you to record over if you goof. Bethany has since received her card and loved it.
Stamps: Sweetheart and On Your Birthday
Paper: Real Red, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery and White cardstock
Play Date designer paper
Ink: Certainly Celery, Early Espresso
Accessories: Stampin' Sound Card, Glimmer Brads, Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Flower Designer Brad, Heart Punch, Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Modern Label Punch
I hope you'll give these Stampin' Sound Cards a try. They can be used for any occasion, not just the holidays, and make a hand made card just that much more personal.
Have a Blessed Day.