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Handmade Music Cards

Updated on October 2, 2014

Handmade Music Greeting Cards

Whether you're looking for a card for a musician or someone who enjoys listening to music, you're bound to get some ideas and instructions for making your own right here. Suitable for both male and female recipients.

You'll find musical cards using the following methods: printable 3D decoupage, iris folding, punch art, and collage.

Printable Music Greeting Cards


Printable 3D Decoupage Cards

To make 3D decoupage cards, you need the same picture repeated several times (or at least sections of the picture). My first attempts with this sort of card was by using wrapping paper which had a repeating pattern. The problem with wrapping paper is that it is a bit light to be used in raised layers. Nowadays I print my designs onto photo paper on my computer printer.

After printing the kit, you cut out the elements and then layer them together using thick double-sided tape or silicone adhesive. Then you are free to add your own embellishments, such as ribbon, glitter, gems, stickers, or whatever you please.

Music Punch Art

Music Punch Art

Use a variety of punches to create pictures of musical instruments - guitars, pianos, xylophones, a violin and more.

Scroll almost to the bottom of the page for a violin

Scroll down a bit for a punch art guitar

Electric guitar

Microphone made from a circle (and possibly a hand cut section)

Grand piano with pretty flowers

♦ Video below

Make a piano keyboard using a slot punch

Xylophone made from circle and word window punches

♦ Video below

Another colorful xylophone using a corner rounder punch and a circle punch. If you watch to the end of the video, you can see a piano keyboard version.

Iris Folding with a Musical Theme

Iris Folding Templates

Iris folding involves sticking strips of paper behind a cutout section in a card, carefully aligning them with a pattern. Usually the strips will be arranged in an iris arrangement (like in a camera lens).

This is an amazing selection of different themed music iris folding, including a record player, music notes, guitar player, bagpipes, female singer, piano, musical heart, jukebox, guitaar, gramophone and even Elvis.

Grand piano iris folding pattern. This pattern doesn't show the order in which to place the strips, but it looks pretty easy to follow.

Guitar pattern with numbering and suggested colors

Musical Collage Cards

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Collage violin cardTrumpetGuitarHarpMusical NoteViolin
Collage violin card
Collage violin card
Musical Note
Musical Note

Music Collage Idea for a Greeting Cards

Print out the desired music silhouette shape on the right and cut it out. Either use the black shape mounted on some old music score paper or use the silhouette shape as a template and cut the musical instrument / note out of the musical score paper or other patterned paper and then mount it on some white, black, or colored card.

Silhouette pictures courtesy of pixabay.


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