Saturday, November 1, 2014

Retro Radio

I had lots of fun with the Poppy Sketches Challenge last week, so I just had to participate again. I used a Sizzix die cut set and three different papers to make the groovy stereo.

I wanted to keep a retro sort of feel, so I used this wood-chevron-patterned paper from Recollections for the background. I cut the vellum piece with a PageMakers die and trimmed it to keep only the top & bottom pattern.

The chevron/music-themed Washi tape is from a sheet; if you look carefully, you can see the lyrics to "Happy Birthday". The music-themed tape on the bottom corner is from my stash. cut a small strip of orange burlap ribbon and pulled out some of the strands. I used one of the loose strands for the bottom portion.

I popped the radio up with foam tape, and backed the front piece onto a textured brown paper.

Poppy Sketch #16
Lunagirl Challenge: Music and Dance
The Male Room #22: Wood
Poppy Sketches: Sketch #16 + Chevron pattern
Seize The Birthday: Washi Tape + Birthday Card (see text on large Washi tape)
Top Tip Tuesday: Chevrons

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  1. Very cute card! Love the music in the chevron. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Very cute! Love the old radio! :)

  3. So cute and retro -- love it! A great entry for my Music and Dance challenge at -- Thanks!

  4. That little radio is just so cute! Great card!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

  5. I do like your take on the wood theme! The chevron backing paper, the retro radio - love it all. Thanks so much for playing along with the Male Room this week!

  6. Such a cute card, love the retro radio :-) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our chevron challenge, and hope to see you again soon
    Sue xx

  7. so cute and creative! thank you for playing along with our music and dance challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! xo from michele on the DT

  8. Such a fun card!!! Thanks for joining us at Poppy Sketches!

  9. Fabulous design and such great use of chevron papers - perfect for our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday - thanks for playing along!
    Kat x

  10. Great masculine card - Thanks for joining in at TMR!

  11. Adorable!
    Thanks for playing ay Poppy Sketches!

  12. Love that retro radio! Great card!
    So glad you were inspired by the Poppy Sketches challenge. I hope you will join us tomorrow for our new challenge!


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