Wow, Janelle! You rock! Or in this case (CD case, that is), YOU GLISSANDO!
Our Blog Star, Janelle Stollfus, made this beautiful CD case with our Vintage Piano Perfectly Clear Set. I don’t know how many times I’ve made a CD for a friend and given it to them caseless. I’m going to remember this one and save your link in my favorites for future use.
Janelle says, “My neighbor wanted to gift a music CD and needed a better packaging option. The Vintage piano set arrived just in time to make the perfect cover! I used a template I made a while back, (it’s on Splitcoast Stampers resources as Date Night Kit), but I only did the pocket inside for the CD.”
I have even older instructions for this kit on my blog,
but for THIS project I only did steps 3 steps:
“The vintage piano is a lovely set with clean fine details. I love the independent staff stamps to combine for a larger background or smaller space like the spine on my project today.
VM001-R VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad
SSC1129-R Vintage Piano Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
EP104-R Penny Copper Embossing Powder
EP512-R Lettuce Embossing Powder
EG020-R Deep Impression Powder
1 – 5 x 12-inch kraft paper
1 – 5-7/8 x 10-inch dark brown card stock
2 – 5 square inch dark brown card stock
2 – 4-3/4 square inch pattern paper
2 – 1 x 4-3/4 inch strips complementary paper
1 – 3 x 5 inch brown metallic paper
Scraps of thin chipboard for die-cutting
Liquid glue (Liquid Mono used)
1-inch circle die or punch
Small hole punch on the Crop-a-Dile
5/8-inch circle punch
34-inch Cord or string
This CD gift cover has so many good little DIY embellishments, but don’t let that stop you from creating one. If you have pre-made coordinating buttons and grommets/eyelets definitely use them. I love to create embellishments when I can… it means I get to play more! LOL
Optional DIY button and grommets:
For the button, punch out 3 or 4, 1-inch circles from chipboard and glue together. Punch out one more circle from coordinating paper scrap and glue on top. Let it dry a bit and then punch two thread holes with the Crop-a-Dile. Pat the pattern paper side onto the VersaMark pad and heat emboss with Deep Impression Powder. Roll the edges on the VersaMark pad and heat emboss a second time with Penny Copper Embossing Powder. “The Deep Impression powder gives the Penny Copper a chance to flow around the button while it’s heating up. Nice swirls happen if you’re lucky!”
To make the grommets for the front and back of the spine punch four small Crop-a-Dile holes into a scrap of thin chipboard. Space them out more than 1-inch apart and away from the chipboard’s edge. Pat onto VersaMark pad enough to cover all the holes with an extra inch on each end. Cover with Penny Copper powder and randomly sprinkle small amounts of Lettuce powder. Heat emboss from the bottom so the Lettuce powder doesn’t fly away. Align the 5/8-inch punch so the small hole is in the center (Hint: turn the punch upside down so you see the window where it will punch) and punch out all four.
To construct the outer cover and inside CD sleeve:
1. Score the 5 x 12 inch card stock at 5, 6, and 7 inches. Fold at the 6-inch score and open back up. Place adhesive on the inside of the 5 and 7 inch score lines. Set aside.
2. Score the 5-7/8 x 10 inch card stock at 4 7/8-inches and 9 3/4-inches. There will be a 1/4-inch tab at the end. Rotate to the left 90 degrees and score at 1-inch. Press all scores except the 1-inch score with a bone folder. Fold on the 4 7/8 –inch score and adhere the 1/4-inch tab inside the other end.
3. Place the 1-inch scored CD sleeve end into the cover at the 6-inch fold. Fold in have and press together to adhere.
Let’s decorate the cover:
1. Glue the 5-inch square pieces to the front and back of the cover (optional)
2. Glue one of the 4-3/4 square inch patter paper to the back, centering on top of the 5-inch square area. Stamp the piano lady with VersaMark onto the bottom right corner of the other square pattern paper and emboss with Penny Copper Embossing Powder. Glue to front, centering on top of the 5-inch square area.
3. Tear each 1 x 4-3/4 strip along the long edge. Leave it raw or sponge distress the torn edge. Glue along the edge of the pattern paper at the 1-inch spine score. Glue the other strip on the back cover.
4. Score the 3 x 5-inch metallic card stock 1/4, 1-1/2 and 2-3/4 inches. Stamp music staff with VersaMark and emboss with Penny Copper powder. Fold at the 1-1/2 inch score. Glue to the gift cover spine.
5. Add grommets onto holes punched 1-inch from top and bottom of spine. Thread ribbon through holes and tie in a bow.
6. Thread cord or string through button with the button centered in the middle. Glue button to center of ribbon bow. I held it in place with a clothespin while doing the next step.
7. String the cord ends through the spine from front to back. Knot the cord together about 1-inch from the ends. String the bead(s) on and use a multi-purpose glue to keep them in place. I used Beacon’s 3-in-1 glue. Or you can knot the cord again if you have enough string.
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