Sizzix has released some new Retro dies, along with the dies I also got the Sizzix Instruction Sheet for the Sizzix Juke Box Card officially known as the Let’s Party Card I’m sharing today. I’ll include the link to the PDF for the Instructions at the bottom of this post.
I tried to stay as close to the Sizzix instructions as possible with the paper scraps I had on hand. I used the Sizzix Thinlits Jukebox and Music Die set plus the Sizzix Original Die Retro Sign #2. I hunted through almost every sheet of paper I had (and believe me that’s quite a chore) for the black checkerboard paper and couldn’t find any so I substituted the black and white polka dot which still has that 50′s retro feel (now watch tomorrow I’ll find the checkered lol). I used the Sizzix Magnetic Plate with these thin dies, wow it’s so nice not to have your dies move all over when you cut them. And I used the Spellbinders Tool ‘n One again as well. I have to admit I was thinking that little paddle tool was pretty wonky when I first looked at it but I’ll tell you it was wonderful when I needed to release the cuts from these dies. Especially like the music notes and records. They were so tight I’m sure I would have torn them had it not been for the Tool ‘n One. (hint hint you really need this, lol, if you cut very many dies, I’m now a true believer in it’s worth!)
The video will show the complete step by step to make the card. I sped a lot of it up pretty fast but I still wanted you to see the steps taken to assemble the juke box and card. It’s not at all hard, the PDF instructions will walk you through the whole process and the end result is darling! I’ve completed the inside for a Happy Anniversary card for a special couple in my family that loves the 50′s Retro style. I don’t share doing the inside on video, I did that off camera, but I’ll include more still photos to give you ideas. I also added the ribbon off camera and wanted to share that I started with white and colored it with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers to match the teal of the card. It’s so easy to color any ribbon this way by simply wiping the ink pad onto a plastic surface (I used some throw away packaging) adding a few spritzs of water and then dragging your ribbon through it. Repeat the process until you get the color you like.
I hope you’ll try out the dies and make a few of these cards yourself. Don’t forget that jukebox would look adorable on a layout as well or you could combine the pieces as embellishments for a mini. You can always back them with light weight chipboard, like I did the star, to create a thicker embellishments.
Link to the PDF Instructions are at http://www.ellison.com/images/pdfs/instructions/30361.pdf
Thanks everyone and Happy Scrappin’!
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Supplies from the Store:
659502: Sizzix Thinlits Dies Set: Juke Box & Music
659511: Sizzix Originals Die: Retro Sign #2
658300 – Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit
656499 – Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies
T-001: Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
90910: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough
95910: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers
Supplies from my stash: White cardstock, scraps of decorative paper, Aleene’s Paper Glaze, Scotch Quick dry adhesive and ATG, Stickles Xmas Red and Diamond, Versamark, Black Embossing Powder, Black Glitter