Monday, April 27, 2009

Melanie CD Holder

It's my turn to host the Method Monday Challenge over on the InStyle Stamps blog. I've been wanting to make a CD holder for a long time and decided this would be the perfect project for this challenge. I used Melanie for my image ... doesn't she look like she's having a blast? This is another image that totally reminds me of my childhood, so I thought she would be perfect to create a CD holder that I will store all my favorite childhood pictures. I'll scan them in because they belong to my Mom. Many of the photos I chose are in a scrapbook I made for my sister Joy for her 40th birthday from several years ago.

List of Supplies: Melanie Image from InStyle Stamps, Chatterbox patterned paper, Bashful Blue CS, GP White CS, Sheer Dotted Ribbon from Michael's, Velcro Circle (cut in half), Pop Dots, Tombo Adhesive, 1/2" wide double sided tape, scissors, 1-1/4 circle and corner rounder punches, Cutter with scoring blade.

My tutorial is based on this one from Splitcoast Stampers, but I did make a couple of changes.

Step 1: Cut cardstock at 7 7/8 and discard the small scrap of paper. Cut on the short side at 3 inches. You'll have 2 pieces of CS both 11 inches long.

Step 2: Score the larger piece 3 inches in from each side. For the 3" x 11" paper, score at 3 inches in on one side and 3 1/8 inches in on the other side.

Step 3: Adhere glue dots as shown, which will make a pocket to hold your CD.

Step 4: Adhere the 3 inch section just above the 2nd score line on the larger piece of paper and then fold the flap up.

Step 5: Use the SU 1-1/4" circle punch to make a slit to make removing the CD from the holder eaiser.

Step 6: Attach a 1/2 of a velcro dot for opening and closing the project.

Step 7: Use the SU corner rounder punch on the top edge of the project. Optionally you can add some patterned paper to the back section and use the corner rounder on it.

Step 8: Assemble the front of the project with your image and other embellishments as desired.

I hope I have inspired you to make one of these fun projects.


Maria said...

Weee, Melanie looks like she's having fun on that swing! I love your CD holder! I have to dry this one out! It looks simple enough. I love simple! LOL!

Your CD Holder is fantastic and you did a wonderful job with the tutorial! I love the pretty papers and colors and you colored Melanie so beautifully!

Awesome job with your method monday tutorial!!

Hope you're having a fantastic Monday!


Denise (peanutbee) said...

Adorable card and look at you go with the tutorials! Excellent!

Joy said...

Absolutely love it! I mean, it's not bad.

Stephanie said...

I love the CD holder idea, I will have to try one of these...

Caryn said...

Wow SAndy, that is amazing. What a fabulous idea.

Caryn xxx

Cathy said...

I love this so much!! I'm going to have to make one of these!! Melanie looks like she is having fun!!

Hugs, Cathy