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Friday, August 24, 2007

Gift Giving CD Holder & Tutorial

Here's a nice way to keep memories of a special event alive. I think decorating it took the most time. Cutting the pieces and assembling it was not bad at all. Click on any of the photos to get a closer view. You'll be able to see the fold lines and other details better. Including mistakes!!!

Materials needed:
Vanilla Card Stock, 3 sheets
Word Window Punch
Anywhere Glue Stick
Decorative Papers and
Embellishments of your choice
Scoring Tool

Cut two of your pieces of vanilla card stock at 6 3/4" on the 8" side. Take one of the cut sheets and score it at 4". Slide the card stock down and score at 9". The 9" score is the center of the CD holder. Fold both scores inward. This is the right side of the CD holder. Take the right side, the larger side and using the Word Window punch, punch along the edge about 1" in on the side and about a 1/2" on each end. I took a piece of scrap paper and measured 1" in, drew a line and punched along that line. Then I used that piece of scrap as my template and I traced the slot in and then punched it out. It is my finished product and I REALLY wanted to get it straight!!! Once you have the oval punched out you are now going to glue it in place. You can use the snips and clip away any little edges that may have formed from not getting the punch in the exact spot. How do I know this??? LOL Mine is snipped to look more even!!! (secrets out!!!) LOL

Take your glue stick and glue along the top and bottom edge and glue the small area between the side edge and the slit. Fold over and press in place. Do NOT insert a CD at this point or the glue won't hold. Be patient and wait until it's all assembled and then you can "test" your CD. Trust me, it will fit.

Take the other cut piece of card stock and cut it to 10" long. Score it at 5" and fold it in half. You will be attaching this piece to the 2" piece just off the center fold of the piece with the slot. To do this fold the 2" piece inward and glue on that side (the outer side). Then attach that to the inside of the 10" folded piece. With the 10" piece glued to the 2" piece the entire holder is now 15" long.

Next you will glue the entire left flap and fold it inward. This is the cover of the CD holder. Now for you anxious people, it's safe to insert your CD to see if it fits. It fits, doesn't it???

Your CD holder is ready for you to decorate it!

I decorated mine using Chocolate Chip card stock on the top. Then I added a layer of Blue Bayou. I used the mat pack and punched holes and did Faux Stitching on it before I taped it in place. Then I added a layer of decorative paper. The strip on the left side is more decorative paper with a bow tied to it before taping it in place. The "R" is from Headline Alphabets set. I embossed it in clear embossing powder on Chocolate Chip card stock and cut it out. Then it's taped in place on top of 5 scallops punched from the new Stampin' Up! scalloped punch. The top scalloped punch is decorative card stock and I sponged the edges in Chocolate Chip. I used "remember" stamp from the "Define Your Life" set on top of a piece of vanilla I stamped in Creamy Caramel using the Linen background stamp. Then I layered it on Chocolate Chip card stock and taped it in place.

Place your CD inside and it's ready for gift giving. The inside has plenty of room to write or type or decorate as you like.

Have fun with these! They are great for family photos or birthday gifts. And it's a good way to file and catalog your favorite photos.

Thank you for stopping by,


Alex said...

That is a great tutorial - thanks for sharing! I will have to try it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melissa said...

Fabulous Wanda!

jodene said...

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

barb said...

This looks fun! I'll have to try it - TFS!!

Heather P. said...

Great tutorial! Love this idea. :)