Trend Talk: Music

CK editors Lori Fairbanks and Megan Hoeppner discuss music-inspired designs.

M: Ooh, ooh! Stunning! Speaking of wedding elegance, wouldn’t these sheet music cones from Vintage Twee make beautiful table décor or party favors?

L: So pretty! Wouldn’t a lovely locket made from vintage sheet music make a wonderful “something old” for the bride to wear? These are from Mrs. Smiley’s Lockets on

M: Absolutely! I love all this love talk. I’m already married, but that doesn’t mean I can’t string up a little music love in my home? Maybe I’ll set up a romantic dinner for my sweetie and decorate with a handmade garland like one of these from Maisy and Alice Homemade Delights and Elizabeth Wren on

L: What a great idea! You’ll have to pick up a set of these coasters for your table from The Afternoon.

M: Great thinking! I don’t know if this is appropriate attire for a romantic dinner, but I’ll definitely be sporting this t-shirt from Forever21 sometime in the near future.

L. That’s so cute! Since we’re talking wearables, check out these darling charms from Fossil. Love them!

M: Rock on! Those are so fun! All these notable delights have me in the mood to create with sheet music. Wouldn’t a furniture makeover like these from Tip Junkie be an ode to joy in your home?

L. Those are amazing! In case you don’t have vintage sheet music to work with, you can always turn to scrapbooking papers, like this one from My Mind’s Eye.

M: Beautiful! I adore the way the scrapbooking industry has embraced this trend. This rub-on from Glitz Designs is right on key creatively.

L: As much as I’d love to transform a furniture piece, composing a layout is more up my alley. Check out the pretty little touch the music print lends to the pennant border on this layout by Maggie Holmes.

Daddy’s Princess by Maggie Holmes, as seen in the Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture special issue by Creating Keepsakes.

M: Thanks for tuning in to this month’s Trend Talk. We hope this has put you in a creative rhythm!  Leave a comment on this post letting us know what music inspired designs you’ve taken note of! 

—Megan Hoeppner and Lori Fairbanks

P.S. Congrats to Claude for winning the Reader’s Pick Poll! Watch for her page in the September 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

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7 Responses to Trend Talk: Music

  1. Chris Cross says:

    I just recently finished planning my daughter’s wedding, so I am still inspired everytime I see ideas for weddings. Hard to get myself past it. I miss the planning and love the music ideas.

  2. Ginny Petitt says:

    I love your blog about music. I began noticing this trend with Christmas pages and have been looking for music paper to use on pages ever since. Thank you for all of the references for where to get these types of things. Such awesome
    examples! Thank you!

  3. Nancy L. says:

    love this post!! i have some music paper that i got from a blog friend and i used some of it to use in my valentines projects!!!

  4. Teresa says:

    I loved that boutonniere. That was a great idea! I love seeing the misic themed ideas!

  5. ErinK says:

    I so love the lo by Maggie! It is too cute! It makes me want a girl! lol

  6. Beth W says:

    I love anything made with sheet music.I have a few pieces of the real thing in my stash-but now I have to go get me some of that MME!

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