Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Jukebox for a chap!

Earlier this week, a good friend's husband celebrated his Birthday. Generally chaps don't get many cards for Birthdays so we've made it a 'thing' to try and remember to send them a hand made card 'each time around the buoy'.

I was a bit pushed for time but did have fun using a Jukebox set of stamps I recently bought, as he likes his music.  This is what I made:
I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank, side opening

- stamps from the Hunkydory 'For the love of stamps' set called 'Rock 'n' Roll Jukebox

- stamped the jukebox onto a snippet of white card, coloured it with Pro markers, carefully fussy cut right round it and set it aside

- trimmed a snippetty strip of Altenew's 'Essential Black & White' paper pack for the bottom of the card

- placed the striped strip and the jukebox where I wanted them to go on the card front, in the Misti, then added the other small stamps round about before removing the jukebox and striped strip - then stamped the small elements, using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink

- added the striped strip to the bottom of the card, using a small tape runner, and trimmed off either side to line up with the card edges

- added a load of thin sticky pads to the back of the jukebox and popped it in place

Finished! OK, so the jukebox isn't as perfectly centred as I wanted it to be - but if I'd tried to move it the whole card would have been wrecked. Those sticky pads don't take any prisoners for sure.


Glennis F said...


Sarn said...

Absolutely perfect mate! Xxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I'm sure your friend's husband loves it too.

One tip I was given about foam pads is to add a little glue to them as that will give a bit of 'wriggle room' when assembling the card.

Kath x

Marjeta said...

Great decision of using this stamp set. The card is beautiful.

Aquarius said...

Brilliant card for a musical 'chap'

Jackie T said...

Hi Di this is a stunning card you have made for your friend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandra H said...

Wow l love your card Di that stamp set is brilliant for a music lover xx

Lia said...

The jukebox is an awesome stamp. Great card too.
Lia xx

Pat said...

What a great card for your friend's husband with that fun jukebox Di, and love the other music related stamps also the sentiment and the paper with the diagonal lines both go beautifully. x

Di said...

Hi Kath! Thanks so much for the tip about the glue! xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Great card, Di! xoxo

KandA said...

Fabulous card Di, super jukebox stamp and perfect for a male xx

Kathyk said...

Smashing cards - know EXACTLY what you mean about sticky pads - have fallen victim to letting go a nanosecond too soon myself!!!

Happy Wednesday


Kathleen said...

A super image for a music loving male and a really great design.

Kath x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A perfect card for a male!! Your hubby's friend surely will love it!

Bunny said...

This is great. I so remember standing at a jukebox wondering which song to pick. They had so many good ones to choose from. Then, you had to wait because you didn't know how many people had put in money ahead of you in order to listen to your song. [Bunny]

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Di,
Well trying new web Brussel on my iPad, various reasons but Safari is hopeless does not ever save blogger password, others yes, but not blogger...and don’t like using Chrome as it’s linked to my private email.
Tried Firefox which was always good but iPad version is not! It won’t save my blogger password either, so this my first go with DuckDuckGo browser in reviews it read best, was thinking of Opera but it didn’t have many reviews. I know I could pay for and download a blogger app but that’s not my choice either. Anyhoo, DuckDuckGo recognised signed in, so okay! Step 1.
Time will tell if it carries over!

I’m rambling on here to say thanks so much for your angel and Joy to the World stamped card.. It really CAS but lovely stamp set. Thanks so much for thinking of me and hope pray you’re all blessed with a wonderful Christmas and healthy 2020.

I’m so glad Dudley is healing well and had to smile that he likes the security blanket of his onesie to sleep, you’ll have to call him Linus, like in the Peanuts, he carried around his blankie. 😊

Glad too, that you’re all organised, dear Di, and I too, always try to make a lot of Christmas cards between Christmas and new year, going to see if I can do two dozen again, it gave me such a good head start last year.
I hope to back blogging soon, we will see how the old girl goes ... certainly taking my time.

Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brussel = browser

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fun card for a music lover Di, and I do love the sentiment :)

Sue - said...

A great masculine card Di. It would probably be good for a teenager as well - but only if you change the sentiment😁 . Have a lovely Christmas and I’ll try to join in more next year over at the playground.xx

SHartl said...

What a fun retro jukebox card design, and so perfect of a music loving guy! I love that you try to make sure you make cards for your men friends as well as for women because I'm sure the guys love receiving them.