How to Make Musical Greeting Cards

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Musical greeting cards can give cheerful messages for get well greetings. They are also excellent birthday, Christmas or Valentine's Day cards. Who can afford cards that cost as much as a restaurant lunch? You can make musical cards from supplies purchased at a craft, scrapbooking store or online site.

Things You'll Need

  • Music button
  • Cardstock
  • Rubber-stamped images, stickers or die cuts
  • Ink pad
  • Adhesive
  • Adhesive-backed foam dots or squares
  • Pen or colored markers
  • Choose a theme for the event for your card. Purchase a music button appropriate to the event.

  • Cut a piece of cardstock to the size you desire for the card. Use a bone folder or craft stick to crisply fold the cardstock in half.

  • Adhere the music button to the cover of the card with double-stick tape or scrapbooking adhesive.

  • Select an image for the outside cover. The image must be large enough to cover the music button. Stamp the image on a piece of complementary cardstock or craft paper. You can choose a die cut or sticker image instead of the rubber stamp.

  • Mount the image cardstock or paper to a slightly larger piece of cardstock to make a matted image.

  • Adhere foam around the outside of the music button to hide it.

  • Adhere foam to the bottom of the matted cardstock piece under the image. Place the matted image piece over the music button.

  • Center a stamped or written greeting inside the card. Use stamped images, stickers or die cuts to decorate the card interior. Color in stamped images with markers or colored pencils.

  • Write the instruction on the back of the front cover of the card to "press here" in the area where the music button is. For example, you would print the instruction, "Press the buttons on the snowman" for the card shown. The music button unit must be pressed for the music to play.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the foam shows under the matted image, you can color it with a marker or trim it by adhering a fine border of colored scrapbooking paper.

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