Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cassette Tape Card

Today started my first day at my new job.  It wasn't what I expected and I feel a bit overwhelmed.  Tomorrow is a new day, however, and all I can do is hope and pray that I can handle the stress.  My body doesn't handle stress very nicely and I can already feel that I'm going to need a massage therapy session at the end of this week!

Anywho, here's a simple card that I made for an Uncle's birthday:

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The cassette tape was cut from Indie Art cartridge.  The paper is from a weird but cool paper pack called Daydreams by K&Company.  It's got mermaids, ukuleles, bicycles, umbrellas, submarines, rainbows, and unicorns.  Really eclectic paper... I love it!

The first contest I'm entering this in is a movie theme challenge at The Paper Variety.  The cassette tape reminds me of mix tapes (that I was the MASTER at!).  There was one scene in No Strings Attached where Ashton Kutcher makes Natalie Portman a "period mix."  Hilarious!  Of course, the movie is newer so he made her a CD, but those are still called mix tapes, right?  Lol, I still call them that!  You can watch the clip of the movie here on YouTube.  

The second contest I'm entering this in is a Father's Day or Retro theme at Getting Cricky.  The cassette tape is pretty "retro" considering we went from records to the tape to CDs and then to mp3s on the ipod! Technology is passing me by...

The third contest I'm entering this in is a music themed challenge by Pollycraft. Such super cute entries this week... you need to check this one out!

'Till next time folks!


Reflections from Granny said...

This is so cute, how clever. Hugs, Lori m

bekah p said...

First days are always hard. Hang in there, it'll get better! Indie Art, I always forget about that cartridge; it's good for 'guy' stuff like the cassette. Thanks for reminding me. Thanks for visiting my blog! I always like to read your comments.

Sara I. said...

Sorry to hear that you had a stressful first day at your new job, but it reminds me of the lyrics in the Grateful Dead song Ripple: Well the first days are the hardest days, don't you worry anymore! Hoping that each day will get easier for you!!! The card is adorable - love the cassette tape!!

Starla B. said...

This is an adorable card! Your uncle is going to love it.

Sorry your first day wasn't the best...but just remember that first days/weeks are always stressful, but it WILL get better! Just hang in there...

K Andrew said...

Hi Cely,
I love your card-and have never used that cart even though I have it! I love the cassette tape--and the sentiment! However, I must find that paper pack now--that's totally down my alley!
LOVE it!!!
PS I will be praying for you in your new job.
Thanks so much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky!

Big Cricky Hugs,
K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

Mel said...

Adorable! The cassette image really takes me back. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

~jan said...

What a cool card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Variety!

Kathy said...

How cute is this! This is such a cute idea. Good Luck!
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

melissa said...

i {heart} the cassette! so retro 80's... oh the "good ol' days". LOL! :)

Brenda said...

I totlly started giggling when I saw your card. I needed a cassette cut and now, because of you I found one. Now I just have to fet the cart. Awesome card. Good luck with your new job also.
Thanks for playing along on our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky
Brenda Getting Cricky DTM

Squirlygirl said...

Great Birthday card :)

Donna said...

I never liked first days or first weeks at a new job. But it always gets better. Very cool card. I did not realize there was a cassette tape on Indie Art.. :-)

April said...

How cute! Great take on the challenge. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April

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