Sunday, November 6, 2011

Make your own CD Sleeves

I have been making my own sleeves for my CD's for some time now. I often burn disk's for my photography customers, and I like to make a cute sleeve to protect their photos. Here's how! 
 I take a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper and cut to 6 x 12.
 I then score the paper. I use my fiskars trimmer for this, the scoring blade is great! Do not press to hard, this can still go through the paper. Score on each long side at 1/2 inch.

 Then turn paper and on one end score at 2 1/4 inches from the end, turn paper around and score the other end at 4 7/8. When you fold the paper the top flap should over lap the bottom.
 Fold all the scored edges.
 I then use a round punch and punch a 1/2 circle out of the 4 7/8 side, and then used some type of scalloped edge punch to embellish the small flap.
 Then trim off the 1/2 inch scored edge on each side.
 This is now what your paper should look like.
 I use tacky tape to hold the edges together, cut a 4 1/2 inch for each side and place on the top of the inside edge. make sure that the scored edges are folded in, remove the adhesive back from the tape and fold the sleeve in half.
 Now you have a cute handmade CD sleeve!

 Add your CD, and embellish if you would like.

That's all! It really only takes about 5 min to make one. 
Have fun! 

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