Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A musical clean and simple card set

I have a stamping idol. Her name is Susan Raihala. Susan is the queen of clean and simple stamping. You can visit her blog, Simplicity by Lateblossom, if you'd like to see for yourself. Get a beverage first - you're going to be there awhile. But do come on back here to see my latest project inspired by Susan.

I've had these great music stamps for awhile, planning to make something for my daughter's music teacher. Teachers go through many thank you cards, so I made a special musical set for Mrs. Elliott. These are 4x4 cards. I made 20 of them, two different designs, five colors, two of each color in each design. Quick and easy and so very cute.

I don't use my stamp-a-ma-jig very much now that all of my stamps are unmounted, but it was necessary for these cards. Not much leeway for crooked sentiments on such unadorned cards! It was worth the effort, though.

I packaged the cards and envelopes in a cellophane bag with a simple topper. I liked the treble clefs in a row on my scrap that I used to choose the ink colors, so I replicated it for the topper. Easy peasy. I should have gone ahead and used the stamp-a-ma-jig here, too. It bugs me a little bit that the treble clefs aren't perfectly in line, but I'm going to let that slide.

Details: stamps - treble clef and eighth note by Stampabilities, thank you sentiments from Stampin' Up!'s Thank You Kindly set, handmade sentiment from Spiral Bouquet set; paper - white, spring moss, spring rain; ink - spring rain, spring moss, raspberry fizz, aqua mist, orange zest, Memento tuxedo black; accessories - stamp-a-ma-jig, cellophane bag, 4x4 envelopes


Jennifer K said...

These are great, Chris! I love the CAS design - I definitely gravitate toward that myself. The clef is awesome!

Shannan Teubner said...

OMGGGGG!!!! WHERE did you get those music stamps??? I NEED THEM!

Susan Raihala said...

I'm with Shannan! Where oh where did you get those stamps? I must have them for my musical cousin and so I can CASE your gorgeous cards!!!! Thanks so much for the kind call out, too! You're such a sweetie!

Petr@ said...

These cards are adorable. I also like the topper.