Monday, August 18, 2008

Make It Yourself Monday

CD Case Mini Album

When I came across this creative reuse of a cd case over at Stamps, Paper, Scissors I thought it would be a great gift giving idea. It would be a great for wedding or a shower favors.
It would also be a very cute project for your kiddos that is not to complex and would be a cute something for grandma and grandpa to add to the top of a gift or as a cute display for the first day of school photo for your Kindergartner that we all love to capture.
The possibilities with this are many.

Supplies Needed:

1 CD or Jewel Case
1 piece of double sided card stock 5-1/4" x 4-3/4"
1 piece of double sided card stock 5" x 4-3/4"
2 pieces of scrapbook paper (1 for photo matting, 1 for accordion book matting) 4/1/2 x 4-1/2"
2 pieces of solid card stock measuring 4" x 12"
1 piece of solid card stock measuring 4" x 8"
3 pieces of scrapbook paper 1-1/2" x 4" (2 are for the hinges)
1 piece coordinating scrapbook paper 3-3/4" x 3-3/4"
Small piece of cord or ribbon


Adhere the double sided card stock papers to the inside of the jewel case using a clear adhesive such as Crystal Effects.

Adhere scrapbook paper for photo matting to inside front and back covers.

Score solid card stock at 4 and 8 inches on the 4 x 12" sheets and at 4 inches on the 4 x 8" sheet. Fold these pieces at the score lines. Adhere one of the 12 x 8 pieces to center of the mat backing with the fold on the adhered piece on the left side.

Adhere 4 x 8" piece to the top of the piece already attached, lining it up so that the edge of the new piece is in line with the fold of the first piece. Janine's diagram comes in real handy here!

Adhere last 8 x 12" piece in the same manner.

Score two of the 4 x 1-1/2" sheets in the middle lengthwise. Adhere these to the accordion edges. Adhere the last 4 x 1-1/2" piece to the front of accordion.

Adhere a ribbon or cord loop and adhere to right side of front accordion. Adhere 3-3/4 x 3-3/4" piece of scrapbook paper over ribbon and on front of accordion.

Embellish cover as desired. Fill with photos. Keep for yourself or give as a gift!

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Tammy said...

That is so cute! My daughter loves doing crafts and since she's 14 she is really good at them. I'm going to have to show her this one. Thanks!

Melinda Zook said...

OMG, this is the coolest thing! I was just looking to make a fun thing for my purse with all the wallet pics I have. Those plastic things I have never last. This is an awesome idea!

Tidbits Of Tammy said...

I totally love it to.