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!


Kimberly S said...

Fabulous tutorial, thank you so much for sharing! :)

Linda said...

Wow TFS such a great idea!

Flamenco92627 said...

Super cool! Thanks for the tutorial, Cute decoration too.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. TFS.

Diane said...

That is so neat! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

terrie said...

awesome tutorial and the CD cover is something any can use for a great gift...

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BlueCat said...

Great tutorial. Thanks.
And pretty card ;)

Crafts2do4fun said...

This is the best CD holder tutorial I have seen yet, Thanks for sharing.

My daughter is a photographer and asked me to make Grad/wedding/family and baby CD holders and I am excited to make some using your holder pattern.