Can’t. Stop. Foiling!!

To say I’m in love with the Heidi Swapp Minc Mini machine would be an understatement!  I haven’t stopped using it since I got it and absolutely LOVE how it has opened up so many possibilities for creating truly personalised cards that look like they came from a shop!

The cards I’m sharing today were a last minute request from my son Dan last night.  He asked for 3 cards for his music teachers – no other teachers, just the music ones!  He respects and admires them so much and wanted to give them a card and a little gift for Christmas (thanks for the one days’ notice though son!!).  I thought it would be nice to give them a musical theme so found a free file on the web with sheet music and printed one of my favourite pieces, Carol Of The Bells onto some vellum using a laser printer.  I fitted 4 to a sheet and ran two through my Minc with silver foil and 2 with gold.  I die cut some foliage using the Memory Box berry twig die and a couple of the new foliage dies from My Favourite Things.  The sentiment was printed again using a laser printer – I downloaded the free fonts and just typed the sentiment I wanted!!

Music b music gold Music

I have lots more foiled cards to share – still churning out last minute ones – never really have enough!!

Thanks for stopping by xxx


Edited to add:


A few people have asked for links etc so here they are below:

Sheet music images 

Fonts: Palatino Linotype and Lasermetal

Carol of The Bells music – the music printed 4 times onto an A4 document


  1. Rachel B. says:

    Gorgeous cards, Caryn!

  2. Valenyna says:

    This is totally stunning, Caryn! Love the idea of putting music onto card background, and the foiling is awesome!

  3. Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) says:

    Absolutely stunning, Caryn!! That’s one of my favorite holiday songs, too. 🙂

  4. katrine (treen) says:

    YEP. you are definitely stuck in foil mode. but your cards are lovely! the foiling adds a really extra gorgeousenous factor (wow I think I just made up a word or misspelled it) i’m so tired. i’m in a die cutting frenzy. i’m so far behind. i’ll be better as soon as Christmas is over. have fun! your cards are works of art! hugs, treen

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