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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Birthday Mix-Tape

Do you remember trying to tape the Top 40 on a Sunday evening as a teenager (in the 80s!) - having to make sure everyone was quiet and trying to stop taping before the DJ started to talk?! Recording all your favourite tunes on one cassette tape to listen to over and over again.

Well when I got asked to make a card for someone who loved 80s music, instead of using an image of a singer or group from that era, this is what inspired me...

I used some fabulous patterned paper that came in a mixed pad from The Range and I created the tape myself with various basic die shapes and a hole punch.

The greeting and the name on the tape were created in Publisher and I used a sheet of grey linen effect A4 card to make an A5 sized base.

I've put a further greeting inside - 'if it was still the 80s I'd make you a mix-tape'!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Gals Corner #164 - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #210 - birthdays - TOP 5!
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #377 - anything goes
The Paper Shelter #336 - die-cuts
Die Cuttin Divas #366 - birthdays - SHOWCASE PICK!
The Paper Players #390 - sketch below:

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  1. WHat a great fun card. Love it! Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  2. This is just such a fun card! What a great idea.Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  3. Great card for a man, too! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


  4. Oh how I LOVE this card!!!! Yes I'm old school but this card totally put a smile on my face:) Thank you for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  5. Great card - it sure does bring back memories of recording the top 40 in my nan's kitchen every Sunday evening! Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Paper Shelter DT

  6. It brings back memories for me too. Someone always spoke over my favourite tune and ruined it for me! And how those tapes like to trap themselves around the wheels of the player. Happy days!!

    I love how you have created your cassette from various different dies and it, of course, matches that background paper perfectly.

    Thanks for joining in with my 'Birthdays' challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  7. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!