The Mix Tape – anybody remember those? This was before cd’s existed and wayyyy before iPods and mp3’s. To get music you liked onto a format that you could listen to over and over, you had to either buy the cassette tape or record the song straight off the radio! Then to take it a step further, we made mix tapes. These compilations included all of our favorite songs (or as many as you could fit onto the tape). I created a “mix tape” of songs that were popular during my senior year of high school as an anniversary gift for my high school sweetheart. After 13 years of marriage and with an 8 hour road trip this coming weekend, we are going to rock out to the sounds of our youth.
CD Gift Box Cutting File by Paper Garden Projects
Mix Tape from This Chick Cuts by Jen Balding
Graphic Patterns Paper Pack by Girl Boy Girl Designs
Designer Labels & Shapes by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
The CD Gift Box made by Paper Garden Projects was the perfect thing to hold my Mix Tape. It was also so easy to work with. I used grey cardstock for the body of the box and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it.
After getting the parts cut out, the fun begins – getting creative to make it pretty! I printed a few of the papers from Girl Boy Girl Designs Graphic Patters paper pack. I always print more than I think I will need so that I have plenty of options when the creative juices start flowing.
I used the black/white dots paper as the accent piece on the front of the cd case, under the cassette tape. I also used one of the papers which I clipped to one of Kelleigh’s Designer Label Shapes in Photoshop and printed out. I adhered the label to the inside of the cd case.
The last thing for my cd case was the Mix Tape for the front. I loved this cutting file as soon as I saw it. I knew I was going to have to come up with a way to use it. I used black cardstock as the base of the cassette and a couple of the papers from the Graphic Patterns paper pack for accent. Some letter stickers to spell out ‘Best of 1992′ rounded it out nicely. I adore the way it turned out.
After I got the cassette tape decorated nicely all I had to do was adhere it to the front of the cd case. Now, the last thing to do is get all of the wonderful retro music onto a cd and get ready to sing along!