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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Have a Rockin' Bday Tag

First time cutting the record player image using Cricut cartridge Nifty Fifties. Added a wobble to back of record turntable for fun action.

My daughter bought her first vinyl record & asked if she could play it on my turntable. To her disappointment I told her my turntable connected to the regular speakers no longer worked but the all-in-one-unit that has a turntable, cassette player & CD player with built-in speakers works. The sound quality on the all-in-one-unit is not the best so we watched for a sale and found a wonderful turntable at Fry's. She has enjoyed playing the vinyl record she has & my vinyl collection. Vinyl has made a come back. I have bought vinyl at Half-Price Books and see that Fry's where we bought the turntable also sells vinyl records. 

 Supplies List 

Cricut cartridge: Nifty Fifties  2 1/2" Record Player
ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Cricut Explore Air, Sizzix BIGkick
paper: cardstock -  black, blue, red, Darice Blue Plaid
ribbon: the Paper Studio Music Notes Satin - new
Simon Says Stamp: die - Stitched Square
stamp: Scrappy Moms Hooray for Birthdays
tool:  MISTI
wobble: added to back of record turntable 

Entering this into the following challenges:

1/10   CAS-ual Fri Ch CFC164 Celebrations   UE   12/30

1/15   Bitten by the Bug 2 Ch Elvis Bday   UE   1/9
1/15    Simon Says Stamp Mon Be Square     5E(#2)   1/9 
   Square - used SSS Stitched Square die

1/19    Fantabulous Cricut Ch#292 Something New   3E(#1)   1/9  
   New - ribbon & first time using Nifty Fifties Record Player image

1/21   Dragonfly Journeys Ch83 Bday Bash      UE   1/8

1/31   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jan 2017 Ch   UE  1/1
1/31   DLART Jan Linky Ch   1Eperday no stacking   1/1


  1. I love the pretty colors and that fun "rockin" record. Great job on this project! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  2. Great card, love the turntable die cut! Thanks for playing with us at Fantabulous Cricut! Blessings, Jamie

  3. Wonderful Project. Thanks for joining the Challenge. :)

  4. What a great idea to do an action wobble on the turntable! One of my teens just bought a record player and is extolling the virtues of vinyl-I don't think he gets that there wasn't anything else when I was growing up and that I've actually seen it before, lol! Glad you joined us at BBTB2 this week!

  5. Great project! I just love how our kids are "discovering" vinyl! Thanks for joining us at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge this week!

  6. I have that cartridge and love it! Made that girl in the poodle skirt more times than I can count "Rocking around the Christmas Tree Theme" - nice job on the turnable - have a blessed week

  7. That's a rockin' cool card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog!
    :) Marie

  8. Great card - perfect for someone who is getting a vinyl record as a gift. Yes - I think it is making a comeback. I too, don't have much of a turntable left either - my grandma's foldable console with turntable has only one speaker that works and that needle probably does more damage than good. thanks for submitting your project to our Elvis birthday challenge at Bitten By the Bug2 this week

  9. Well, that's just the cutest gift and card. I love the wobble and the whole theme! Thanks for sharing your talent at Fantabulous Cricut.

  10. So cute! Love this idea and retro feeling, gorgeous design! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  11. Hi Melissa! This is really fun and great colors too. I sure miss the days of records. Thanks so much for joining my Birthday Bash blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  12. Melissa, this is an adorable "Rocking" birthday card. And you are right, our kids are fascinated with our vinyl albums too. Apparently it does not matter that the sound quality is not as good as CDs, LPs are just cooler!! HA

    Thank you for joining us at BBTB2 this week!!
    xx Susan

  13. This is the perfect Elvis themed card! How clever to put the record on the action wobble to make it really "rock"!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  14. This is such s fun cut, and really great project! Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla

  15. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x