Various lovingly crafted comps swapped between me and my not-yet-missus-back-then, between '87 and '92-ish. Most of the above happen to use newspapers and mags, but the need for material for compilation tape covers was the main reason I started looking for old books in charity shops.
Note innovative use of mountboard, stuck to cassette case. Also: Letraset! Also: COMPILATION, not MIX TAPE.