Thursday, December 6, 2012

Musical thank you notes

 "Brown paper packages.. these are a few of my favorite things." That was the inspiration for the ways to use it challenge... WT404

My favorite things? I love this new Mark's Finest Papers called Just a Note because it is all music related. I love the color turquoise, I love quilled roses, pearls and sewing on my cards.

These cards were made with two very special people in mind. The first one, I wanted a fairly CAS card. It was made for my son's Jazz band director. First off anyone who has been given the gift to work with middle school children should get thank you notes all the time. This band director especially because Jazz band has to meet before school starts so he is up and dealing with middle schoolers who just woke up. As the mother of one of them, I know this can't be an easy task.

 The second card is a little bit more my style. I embossed the background with my cuttlebug. I ran my versamark ink pad over the raised areas and added copper embossing powder. I used some quilled roses that I had made. The turquoise paper was left over from an earlier project this week.using My Daydream Designs Winter Chill Digi Paper. This second card was made for my son's other band teacher.
 Here is a close up view. It showes how the double embossing looks.

The sketch that I used for both cards is from the Sweet Shop: SSS187

(Both teachers liked their cards.)


  1. Both card are beautiful, Marilynn! Love the double embossing on the second one! Both are perfect for the band teachers! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

  2. You have rocked this sketch Marilynn! Both of these cards are elegant and stylish. Go you. Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop this week. x

  3. Beautiful card MaryLynn - I particularly like the double embossed one - you have made a great job of it - when I have tried it had never been as good as that!

  4. Love both of these cards. Thanks for playing along at The Sweet Stop this week.

  5. These are both wonderful!! Music and embossing... my 2 most favorite things!!