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! :(
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges, please:


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

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

  3. Such a cute CD holder and 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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