Monday, September 26, 2011

Photo CD Case

Wedding Photo CD Case
I have a friend who is an amazing photographer. She is just getting started and she is teaching her self. Her Vintage style is simply amazing. You can check her Facebook or Website. She just started shooting for Weddings and her style is so unique. She wanted to give her customers their photo CD in a nice case. She found something similar to this CD Case on Etsy and wanted to know if I could make it for her. So this is what I came up with.

Solid Paper: Black Cardstock, White Cardstock
Pattern Paper: GCD Studios - Cosette Collection - Simplicite
Ribbon - Satin - Mauve 5/8" from Michaels - cut 2 1/2' & 8" pieces
Cricut Cartridge: Sweethearts - Mr. & Mrs. - Shift Button #32 - Cut 3"
Adhesives: Score Tape, ATG, Scotch Quick Dry
Ink: Color Box Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Charcoal
Circle Cutting Tool - Creative Memories Custom Cutting System - Red Blade
Cardboard: from the back of my paper packs

Base- cut black cardstock - 6" x 12"
Score base at 6"
CD folder- cut black cardstock - 5 3/4" x 5"
Cut circle out of CD folder with a Circle Cutter. Line up the bottom of the circle about 3 1/2" from the bottom of the CD folder and center it, then cut. Adhere the CD folder on the inside of the base with Score Tape around the 3 straight sides, as close to the edge as possible.
Cover - Cut from pattern paper - 5 3/4" x 11 3/4"
Fold in half.
Cut cardboard slightly smaller than the cover so it wont show.
Fold in half and crease with a bone folder.
Adhere Cardboard to Cover with ATG or strong adhesive.
Put Score Tape on the back of the 8" Ribbon and adhere to outside fold of the cover. Fold ends of ribbon on the inside. 
Put ATG or strong adhesive on the base of the card across the length of the middle section but don't go all the way to the edge. Center long piece of ribbon in the middle of the base, length wise. Then I put a small strip of Score Tape over the ribbon about an 1" in from each side of the base to reinforce it.
Adhere the cover and base using ATG or strong adhesive.
Cut white cardstock - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Ink the edges with the Charcol Ink
Cut the Mr. & Mrs. on the Cricut 
Adhere the cut out with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Adhere White Cardstock to front with ATG or strong adhesive.
I know that was alot of detailed instructions so if you have any questions feel free to ask. 
I love how elegant this project turned out. By changing the type of pattern paper and ribbon it could be changed to fit anything theme.

Sorry I haven't been posting alot lately. I had to return my computer to get fixed so I won't have it for 2-4 weeks. So I will post from my husband's computer as I get a chance. I have so many projects I want to share with you. So more to come.

I'm Linking this project up at Alex's blog - You Had Me At Craft
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  1. This is a great cd case! I love the Mr & Mrs. cut you used for the wedding theme, and the pink, black & white looks terrific!!

  2. GORGEOUS project, Angela. This is my favorite Angela project to date…classy and chic :)

  3. Fabulous!!! I just love this idea and might scraplifted it to put photo CDs in after my wedding for our families! You rock! Stopping by from the You had me at craft link up party!

  4. Wow! Love the paper. What a great project idea. I am definitely adding this to my "scrap-lift" list.

    ~ JD ~

  5. This is great. Love the colors you used. Fantastic project.
    Come enter my giveaway!

  6. Just beautiful Angela! I think she is going to LOVE it!


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