Friday, September 14, 2012

Trombone Notes

When I saw the Brass paper from Moxxie's Musically Inclined paper line, I knew I had to use it in some way for spirit bags for my niece. She is in her high school marching band and will at some point during football season give spirit bags filled with goodies to her squad. Last year she didn't want her mom or I to do anything for her bags. This year she wants something cool. Getting her to tell us what that is is a different story. (She's 15 - that should explain it.) Every idea we throw out to her has gotten shot down. I did get her to agree to a notepad covered with paper. This is what I came up with:
I had these little notepads in my stash.  I cut 2 pieces of chipboard 1/4 inch longer than the length of the pad and 1/2 inch wider than the width. My pads are 3x5.  I covered one side of each chipboard with the Brass paper and used CTMH pepperwood cardstock on the other side.  On the back inside cover, I created a little pocket for the notebook to slide into.  I didn't want this notebook to be a one time use type of thing when all the paper is gone.  I used 3/4 inch wire to bind the book with my Bind-It-All.  The trombone on the front is from the Cricut Quarter Note cartridge (my niece plays trombone).  I cut the trombone from gold cardstock I got from Hollo's Papercrafts and backed it with juniper and pepperwood CTMH cardstock.  The letters from "notes" is cut out using My Favorite Things Die-Namics By The Letters.
I stamped each page of the note pad with the music notes from the Pure Innocence Christmas Caroler stamp set in juniper CTMH ink.  I only had to make four notebooks so it wasn't so bad.
My niece seemed to like these.  I hope they make it into the spirit bags.  If you have any other inexpensive ideas (besides candy) that high schoolers would like for their spirit bags, let me know.
Moxxie Musically Inclined Brass
CTMH cardstock - juniper and pepperwood
Gold cardstock
Cricut Quarter Note cartridge
MFT By the Letters die
PI Christmas Caroler music notes
Bind-It-All wire
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