Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial: Cardstock CD Cover

Today's tutorial is an easy CD holder that can be personalized to hold anything from a cd full of your favorite tunes, a collection of your best recipes or pictures for grandparents! 

What You'll Need:
Glue dots or other strong adhesive
Paper cutter and scoring tool
One sheet of 8½" x 11" cardstock
Scrap pieces of cardstock
Decorative Paper (Optional)
Stamps or Digital Images
Small Velcro® dot (or other closure)

What You'll Do:
 Step 1
Trim your 8½" x 11" cardstock to 7-7/8" x 11". Discard 5/8" x 11" section. Score along 11" side 3" in from each end.
Step 2
Cut cardstock along the 7-7/8" side at the 3" mark so you have two sections: 3" x 11" and 4-7/8" x 11".
Step 3
Turn 3" x 11" cardstock and fold in small flaps, adhering one over the other. I already added extra adhesive for the next step in this picture.
Step 4
Attach the band you just created, flap side down to the bottom half of the center panel of your large piece of cardstock.
Step 5
Fold up bottom flap over the top of the and adhere, creating a pocket.
Step 6
Decorate the front of your CD holder as desired. My sample features the new set Shell a bration!
Step 7

Add a small piece of Velcro (or other closing mechanism) for a closure.
And here is the finshed CD cover...
...with a CD inside!


Janette said...

Oh this is perfect for me today...how did you know...lol...thanks for sharing this,will come in very handy this week.xx

Cat said...

really cute, and easy, CD holder! i love this project... and the image and finishing are so cute too! what a cute way to present a special lullaby CD to an expecting girlfriend! TFS