Monday, August 4, 2014

Paper Issues: Mix Tape!

Ok, I am back and have so much to talk about over the next week so I will be blogging a little more. But today, I have a design team layout to share for Paper Issues.

The theme this issue is Mix Tapes which can also include a variety of ideas such as:

*Music of course (mix tapes, current favorites or playlists, favorite bands, song lyrics etc...)
*Mixing up product brands or type on a project
*Washi or other tapes
*Reminiscing about music media from the past (cassettes, records, 8 tracks)
*Mixing it up in the kitchen

and more. There are so many possibilities!

So remember back in April when I said I wanted to create a layout from *this post* about The National? Well I did it!
The journaling is a condensed version of my blog post. And since the it mainly focused on my top ten favorite songs at the time, I wanted to find a fun way to add those to my page instead of just listing them in my journaling.
Our sponsor for this issue is Hazel and Ruby and they sent us a ton of great washi tapes to work with.
I chose these two for my project,:
I was pretty excited when I saw the words "passion" and "joy" on this tape because this band inspires both for me. Although joy may be a little ironic, since their lyrics tend to be just a little melancholy at times ;)

This tape was exactly what I needed for my "list" of songs. I mounted strips of the tape on white cardstock and then hand cut each pieced that I wanted. Using a Moonlight White stamp ink pad by Brillance, I was able to stamp song titles on each "chalkboard" piece. I didn't fit all ten songs on the page, but seven were enough. :)
The photo is mounted on 3x4 paper cards from the July swag bag in the Paper Issues shop which is currently sold out. But the August ones should be available this week!

If you would like to play along, you can link up your projects *here* for a chance to win a fun grab bag from Hazel and Ruby. The deadline is Sunday, August 17th.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. This is such a fabulous page, Mary Jo! You totally worked the H&R tapes. Love how you used them!

  2. What a fun did a great job!!!!!

  3. What a totally cool layout! Very fun!

  4. Fab layout, Mary Jo, love your page design and all the fun papers matting your photo!

  5. This is one of my faves of yours! I loveeeeeeeee it!!!!

  6. Awesome design Mary Jo, and I love the way you used the products on your layout!!

  7. Very pretty and creative LO!
    Love the design of your LO!!
    Bummed Summer almost over and back to school! :(

  8. Great layout!!
    I love that you wrote your favourite songs on here :)

  9. I've never heard of this band before, but your description of their music sounds cool. Your page, with all the chalkboards, looks cool too. All of that stamping must have taken ages to do!

  10. Neat idea for the washi. Love the page!

  11. This layout turned out so cool! I love it!!

  12. oh I just love what you did here!