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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

CD Case Mini album tutorial

Hi all. I taught an online class about two weeks ago at the SocalScrap birthday crop. Some have mentioned that they missed the class but are still interested in the project. So I decided to post the class here. I started with a welcome video. Note that the video is my first time to do something of this nature hence the dorkiness, kids talking in the back and bad lighting.

If you wanna play along here's the supplies needed....

1- 12x12 cardstock
5- different coordinating pattern papers (sizes can be about 6" squares each). If using double sided paper, you can use less sheets.
1- whole sheet of word sticker
2-3 tags, journaling blocks and small square or circle embellishments. They must be FLAT elements though.
CD clear case (the part where the CD is stored should be taken out).
Adhesive of choice

Bone folder
Ink pad

What my final project looked like

So onto the steps....
Step 1. Cut the papers!

Here are the dimensions:

For the cardstock:

2- 12 x 4 2/3”

1- 4 2/3” x ¾”

For the Pattern papers:

1- 6 x 4.6”

1- 5 x 4.6” (if using double sided paper)

7- 4.6 x 3.5”

Step 2. Create the back page

Grab your pattern paper with the size of 6 x 4.6”. Lay the paper on top of the back of the CD case (inside). Use a bone folder/popsicle stick or your finger to make the crease/fold on both sides of the case.

Place the glue dots on the corners of the pattern paper which will be facing the back of the case. Put it closest to the edge so the adhesive is not too obvious.

Adhere the strip of cardstock on the left side of the page paper, inside the case.

Step 3. Creating the inner pages…

Fold each 4 2/3x12” cardstock into three folds. Two of them would be equal (4 2/3 x 5) and one would be 4 2/3x 2”.

Connect the two to make a longer piece of cardstock. Adhere the 2” fold behind one 5”x 4 2/3” fold to connect them.

Check your folds to make sure they’re like an accordion when fanned out

Step 4. Build your inner pages.

Gather your seven pattern papers cut into 4.6 x 3.5”. Adhere a pattern paper on one side/flap of the accordion folded cardstock. Have the papers lay in different sides of the page to create a flowing design throughout the book. For example, one page would have the pattern paper on the left hand side, the next would have the pattern paper on the bottom, and then the next would have it to the right, and so on. *make sure you leave one part black (without design). This will be the part glued to the back of the cd case.

Make sure you cover the 2” cardstock (connecting both cardstocks together) with pattern paper.

Adhere the side where there’s no design onto the back of the CD case, placing it to the right edge of the case.

Step 5. Decorate the inner pages…

Start with the 2” flap. I adhered a scroll die cut on both sides of this piece.

And with the rest of the pages, I layered the pattern paper with mesh and a word sticker. *Remember choose embellishments that are FLAT! Your case won’t close if it’s too bulky!

Step 6. Create the front page.

Grab your pattern paper with the measurements of 5 x 4.6”. *If not using double sides pattern paper, make sure you cover the back with another pattern paper. Decorate as you like it. With mine, I used the mesh and word sticker plus the die cut shape for embellishments. Make sure you decorate both sides of the paper(s).



Step 7. The final touches.

Add the final touches to your book at this time. I rounded the corners of my 2” flap. If you want toyou’re your edges, you can do that now too.


Here’s what the final project looks like again…


Inside pages


Hope you guys had fun with this class and can’t wait to see your finished versions….

If you have any questions about the project and the process please don’t hesitate to ask me.

Have a great day,


Jen Glover said...

Grace,this is a fabulous idea! You are so talented! I can't wait to see what you create with the Sheer Scroll Maya Road Album in The Coconut ScrapShop's September Kit!

I love your blog!

Alex said...

This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.