Welcome to the June 2010 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today, as it's our one-year anniversary! This month, I'm the 12th stop on the tour featuring projects made with sneak peak products from the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from my friend Lee Ann Greff's awesome website.
My project today features the new vintage themed stamp set called Artistic Etchings and an awesome new Designer Series Paper called Newsprint. In addition, I'm using a new level three hostess set called Occasional Quotes (a must have!)
A little background for my project. I used to play piano. Yep...and I was quite good. I actually started my college education pursuing a degree in Piano Performance. My talents were in classical music, plus I was an excellent site reader. Why am I telling you this? Because one of the reasons I'm loving the new NEWSPRINT DSP is because it has music on one of the designs. I knew I had to use this paper, but what to do?.
This time of year brings back memories of piano recitals. Memorizing music (which I dreaded), dressing up, getting my hair done and of course, a gift for the piano teacher. With all of the gifts teachers receive this time of year, they will definitely be in need of Thank You Notes (notes, get it...for a piano teacher. I crack myself up!). So, I thought these would fit the bill.
Here's a set of four Thank You Notes. I thought I would make them all identical. But I couldn't decided on the Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft) or Very Vanilla for the cardbase and greeting. So I mixed them up on each card. I'm leaning towards the two in the top photo.
Now - how to package them? Well, back in my piano lesson days...I would just use wrapping paper. So that gave me the idea to use the Newsprint Designer Paper as wrapping paper. But of course, I had to step it up a little. So I created a quick little "wrap box" .
Here's the Musical Notes Wrap Box
Dawns Stamping Supplies
Stamps: Artistic Etchings, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft), Very Vanilla, Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Basic Black 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Trimmer w/Scoring Blade
I hope you enjoyed this stop on the Controlfreaks Anniversary Tour. Now it's on to the next stop...Lisa Martz!