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Monday, May 11, 2015

Rocking the House Down!

Hiya folks! :D
I was invited to do a GD spot for Not Just Cards Challenge Blog today. I got to play along with the team using a Faery Ink image! How fun!
I chose this fun image, Soulful Singer
I immediately got the idea this would make a fantastic cover for a CD holder from a paper bag I like to make. NOT my idea... I found the tutorial at Whiff of Joy here. Sandie created it as a photo CD holder. Well, let me tell you, I'm a single gal... Queen of First Dates. Well, I used to be. Then I started gifting tokens to my first dates and I got pretty good about getting a second, maybe even a third date. Until they realized... I wasn't putting out... I'm not that type of girl! I'm a good Christian girl... well... I try to be most times. :) I use to find trinkets that would light up and I'd hand it to them at the end of the date and say "In case I didn't light up your night, here is this." lol I'd always get a reaction. Then... I discovered... music calms the savage beast! lol So after getting to know the gentleman a bit... usually of yesteryear and old school... I'd burn a CD with music we'd talked about or from our 'era'. lol Then I'd hand that to them and say "Here's a little something in case I didn't rock your night." lol Well, I discovered... I WOULD get a second, sometimes third date after that... AND... they DO remember me! I ran into a couple of men... on different occasions... about a year or so ago after our 'third date' and they all said there were songs that always brought me to mind and how no one had ever made him a CD and holder... and he'd think fondly of me. :) Case made! :D
Ssooo anyway... I started by printing the image twice, flipping one of them as I often like to do. As a paper crafter, I often don't remember I can do that with my digi stamps. It takes quite a bit of effort for me to remember! Ha! But it always makes for such a fun, different look!
Be sure to click on the images to get a closer look! There's LOTS of them! :)
For the purpose of showing you what I normally do, I inserted the CD into the pocket created from the paper bag when it was folded in half. Isn't that dandy? Ha! 
Normally, in the pocket on the right-hand side, I stick a picture of myself in the buff in that slot... ha! just checking to see if you're still reading... or token of the moment... example, a pocket calendar of the Dallas Cowboy schedule... and the tickets are tucked into the pocket on the left:
But I wanted you to see the sentiment:
This is how it usually looks (there's usually no crease, it's the appearance of shadows from the bad lighting in my home):
I usually hand-write something onto the tickets... something like... good for a bear hug... good for an ice cream treat... something sweet and innocent... like me... along them lines... ;) lol Just checking to see if I still have your attention!
This is where I'd normally stick a picture or memento of the occasion:
Here's a view of the back. No fancy tricks. Just plain card stock to finish it out. :)
Card Recipe:
Stamped images are from two stamps sets, Rock Star and Symphonyfor the Soul at Raisin Boat
Sentiment is from My Favorite Things A La Modes - Rock Star (retired)
Rhinestones and cording from Michael's $1.50 bins
Black and gray card stock from Michael's Recollections line
Fiskars border punch
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles SM
Tickets are freebie digital stamps I picked up somewhere over the years and I can no longer remember where! So sorry! :(
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I'd like to enter my card into these challenges, please:

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Ema love the idea and the image you have used is fabulous too
    Dianne xx :)

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  2. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.
    Mags
    x

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  3. Such a cute CD holder and image...love the sentiment and story behind the gifting of it. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, hope you'll join us again soon.

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  4. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

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  5. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday this week x

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  6. Oh this is so super cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  7. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Layers" challenge

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  8. Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday
    Tina DT

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  9. Such a great card! Thanks for joining in with the challenge of 'Anything Goes' at Digi Choosday Challenge Yvonne (DT)

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  10. Sweet card! Thanks so much for participating in our THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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