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macaulkv
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2005 03:50:48 PM »

Here's a quick tutorial for anyone that wants it. I basically traced this envelope template (enlarge until middle square is 5" across) on the backside of any paper I wanted to use. I get graphic design mags and they always have thicker paper samples but you could use cardstock as well. And maybe glue a cool magazine picture on it. I like to score the envelope so the paper folds better with my ruler and the backside of my scissors.



To fold and seal, I use rubber cement held down with paperclips until it dries. To seal the envelope flap, I usually add a sticker.

As for the rest of the graphics, I doctor clip-art or draw my own in Illustrator, print it out on my color printer and run it through my sticker machine. I also make labels that way, though I've written on file folder labels for some.

I use Label Creator Pro software that came with my Staples brand CD/DVD labels to print the CD decorations but I make the background picture in Illustrator or Photoshop.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2005 03:58:04 PM »

Here are some more:



for the music to craft by swap. i sent to a flaker, so this is a re-send to someone else. notice the cute robot stickers - they say robots rock! which is so true.



this is to thank someone for being a swap angel in the above swap. the paper dolls are stickers (i didn't make those) and the postcard is made with screen printed remnants.



i liked the mix enough to send to another friend.



along with this one.

notice that many of these samples used file folder labels instead of homemade stickers. sometimes it's nice to have something handwritten instead of all computery stuff. the paper i used for the envelope already had the graphics on there, but if you used cardstock you could modge-podge a bunch of cool stuff on there...jewels, glitter, fabric...(ideas are flowing).
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2005 07:08:53 PM »

Those are awesome, I love them!

Just out of a twisted curiosity, would you mind telling us what songs you put on the pirate CD?

-Ralph
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2005 02:54:10 AM »

Those are awesome, I love them!

Just out of a twisted curiosity, would you mind telling us what songs you put on the pirate CD?

-Ralph

Sure thing! See amended first post!
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2005 10:52:21 AM »

you are awesome at this!  i think i'll try something like this for the next swap i'm in.. thanks for posting and thanks for the idea! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2005 08:20:15 PM »

that list of songs is too cool!

Who knew their were so many songs about pirates, plus extra coolness due to the fact that you have a Wiggles song! (I must be the only 20 yr old Wiggles fan!)

*Does 'Wiggles' pointy hand gesture and runs away*

Thanks
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2005 03:46:29 AM »

wow, it looks great!  Cool
heh, I've many mix cds I burnt but i always print something to slip in the front or paint on the acrylic casing.

do you think pasting stickers or labels on the cd itself will spoil it? i dont have those circular labels where u put inside the printer to print out cd sticker labels.  Sad

i will probably make some for my friends but not for myself though..isnt it a bother to keep taking them out & putting them back in whenever u want to listen to them?  Huh
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2005 01:55:49 PM »

wow, it looks great!  Cool
heh, I've many mix cds I burnt but i always print something to slip in the front or paint on the acrylic casing.

do you think pasting stickers or labels on the cd itself will spoil it? i dont have those circular labels where u put inside the printer to print out cd sticker labels.  Sad

i will probably make some for my friends but not for myself though..isnt it a bother to keep taking them out & putting them back in whenever u want to listen to them?  Huh

I would guess any sticker that's thin would work, so long as you don't cover the spindle hole in the middle. I've gotten some warnings that DVDs might not work with full disk labels but I've never experienced a problem with that or CDs.

I do usually make disk labels and covers for the mixes I'm giving away and not for myself, although when I do, it's easier to find the CD. I keep my favorite disks in a binder with CD slots near my stereo and computer and keep the packaging with the rest of my music collection on shelves.
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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2005 11:53:18 PM »

I found a pirate-ish song by chance.
It's Jen Cass's Pirate.  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2005 12:11:15 AM »

hurah for the Aquabats! One of my friends knows a guy named Hampton so "Captin Hampton and the midget pirates" is his theme song. Great CDs!
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