Mundane elevated to marvelous

First, I’d like to thank all the History Geek followers who stopped by for my first post and left thoughtful comments. OK, OK! That crafty minx, Holly, has done it: I’ve joined the Twit-ophiles and have added a link to this blog. Can’t say how much I’ll be Tweeting (and I have to say that I can’t ponder Twitter without being reminded of Stephen Colbert’s recent giggle-producing twaddle), but for all the folks who said “join Twitter already,” it’s done.

Now on to the tape creation. This is a CD Packet inspired by THE tape and this video by Angi’s Scraps. It’s main components? Paper bags. My supermarket wraps wine bottles in these bags, so I have a lot of these on hand. Any-hoo, add some ephemera, rub-ons and a slew of rubber stamp images (there are 35+ individual images in this piece) et voila. It’s recycled and it’s Kraft paper (my favorite medium). It’s French-themed (mais bien sur!) and the CD’s are gypsy jazz standards by Django Reinhardt (click here to listen to his Sweet Georgia Brown, while viewing the pix). Finished size is 6″ x 5.75″

CD packet - Front (with THE tape!) left ... back of the packet, right.

CD packet - Front, left (with THE tape!) ... back of the packet, right.

First thing you see when you open the packet.

First thing you see when you open the packet.

These are the 4 interior sections, with flaps to note the CD titles.

These are the 4 interior sections, with flaps to note the CD titles. You can see one of the CD's peeking out of its pocket.

This shows you 2 of the 4 pockets. Of course, you could put anything in here ... photos, cards, other flat memorabilia.

This shows you 2 of the 4 pockets. Of course, you could put anything in here ... photos, cards, other flat memorabilia.

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