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From the Design Desk: Happy Early Valentine’s Day!

If you remember mixed tapes, you probably have a memory or two about giving or receiving a special compilation of music recorded on a cassette tape as a Valentine’s Day gift.

Valentine's Day DIY Mixtape cover

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away and I wanted to make a special mixed tape (well, a disk in this digital age) for our beloved Design Desk readers. Sadly, though, I quickly realized that I have no talent for doing this. So instead, I created two special Valentine’s Day color-ways of one of the label designs from Candy Orchard CD Packaging Kit. But wait, there’s more: I’ve also designed matching gift tags!!

Valentine's Day DIY Mixtape cover

You can download these special disk labels and gift tags from this link. Print them out, cut out carefully, paste on a disk with some spray mount, and voilà! Making a sweet and thoughtful mixed disk is this easy! You can apply these labels to movie DVDs, too. A private screening for two at your cozy home? I’m hearing a cork popping and smelling a chocolate cake from the oven…

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Hope you enjoy our little downloadable gift!

P.S. I’d love to hear your lovely and creative Valentine’s Day ideas. Leave a comment below with your playlist suggestion…or anything that you might be putting on your gift disk!



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