Depeche Mode Cards and Magnets

Depeche Mode Cards and Magnets
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Today is my last post about Depeche Mode-related things I have made.  So, until I make some more goodies for fellow DM fans, this post rounds out the collection of DM things I have made in the last few months.

I love meeting new people and connecting with friends, so when I flew to California in August for business, I arranged a “tweet-up” (a get-together of friends who met through Twitter) to meet some of my DM fan friends.  In order to make it a little more special, I made little mementos for everyone in attendance.  When I was at Craft Warehouse in Oregon last April, I bought several black bottle caps for crafting.  I also bought some E-6000 craft adhesive and some really strong magnets so I could make 24 of these:

DM Magnets

DM Magnets

I drew the latest Depeche Mode “DM” logo (it seems to change with every album) on each magnet with a silver marker.  I stowed these in my checked bag and was worried TSA might think they were suspicious, so I wrapped them up with a picture of the DM logo and a letter explaining what they were going to be used for.  I also included my contact information.  Inside my suitcase was a letter from TSA saying they had looked inside, and fortunately they let me keep my water bottle and my magnets!

When I returned home, I made cards for the friends I hadn’t sent cards to before.  I saw a #DMFF hashtag on Twitter and figured it must mean “Depeche Mode Friends Forever,” so I thought it would be fun to make cards with this.  I started with shimmery orange-pink cardstock which reminded me of the actual CD in the “For the Masses” DM tribute album from 1998.  Then I used some black paint that reminded me of the old puffy paint we used in the 1980’s to make our own (ugly) t-shirts.

DMFF Cards

DMFF Cards

DMFF Card

DMFF Card

Inside the card, I strung together lyrics, album titles and song titles.  I enjoy mixing lyrics and songs into my notes like that.

Inside DMFF Card

Inside DMFF Card

Back of DMFF Card

Back of DMFF Card

Recoil is Alan Wilder‘s project.  Alan was a key member of Depeche Mode from 1982-1995.  He started Recoil while he was still with DM but as far as I know, he never toured as Recoil until 2010.  I saw him in Seattle October 18th and then in LA, San Diego and Santa Ana the following weekend.  To commemorate the special weekend of three shows in a row, I made 78 magnets to hand out at tweet-ups and concerts.  I met so many people that weekend and came home with only three magnets left-over!  I used my Xyron machine with the magnet-lamination cartridge and then hand-cut each magnet.

Recoil "Selected Events 2010" Magnets

Recoil 'Selected' Events 2010 Magnets

Earlier this year I sent a DM friend a thank you card and I don’t think I’ve blogged about it yet, so I’ll add it to this cornucopia of mish-mash Depeche Mode stuff I’m sharing today:

Fleur-de-lis thank you card

Fleur-de-lis thank you card

Finally, here’s a card I made for a man’s birthday a few years ago.  I think it could serve as a DM-esque card, but the recipient was turning 70, so he probably doesn’t relate the fleur-de-lis symbol to Depeche Mode.

Fleur-de-lis card

Fleur-de-lis card

If you liked this post, you may want to view all my Depeche Mode-related blog posts here.  Thanks for reading my blog!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

3 Responses »

  1. Wow what a clever Modette u r!!! U have inspired me. I’ll send u a phot of any DM stuff I make. Love janiedoll xx

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