Tuesday, 17 February 2009

If you're giving a home created CD or DVD then why not make a quick and easy case for it

Last year my hubby and I went with my in-laws on a trip of a lifetime to Peru (and no we didn't spot Paddington). We were celebrating landmark birthdays for both hubby and his Dad (sure they won't mind me saying - 40 and 70). It was an incredible trip and we took loads of photos (a few of which, I may scrapbook on here sometime) and also shot some video. We did sort the photos quickly after getting back but have only just finished preparing the video. This is the royal we, meaning hubby did it all - and so I thought I ought to at least contribute a case for the DVD.

I wanted something that would stand out on the shelf (and it does) so I started with a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock measuring 14cm x 26cm. Using the Whimsy wheel with Versamark ink I stamped all one side of the card. The Stampin' Around Wheel Guide helped me keep things straight and lined up.

Once stamped I scored across the centre at 13cm and about 0.7cm in from either edge (the width of Sticky Strip). I cut along the score lines on one half of case and then just snipped at an angle to make the edges neater when folding and sticking. I then folded the case over and punched a semi-circle using the 1-1/4" circle punch halfway across the card. It's easier to punch one layer of card at a time using the first as a template for the second. This diagram of the unfolded case isn't to scale but gives an idea of what it should look like. Folding over the narrow edges on top left and right, I applied Sticky Strip and folded shut.

To finish decorating I punched 3 x 1" circles and 5 x 1-1/4" circles from Pixie Pink card. I die cut the letters and numbers from Taken with Teal card and arranged and stuck them to the cover.

A quick and easy case for a very personal gift.

Sara xx

P.S. Regular visitors to my blog may have noticed that I usually post a quick craft tip on a Tuesday ... and today's Tuesday. I haven't had many comments on the tips so I'm not sure whether you're reading them, find them useful or don't really care less whether they stay or go. If you do want them back then please leave a comment to let me know.


Amber said...

Great idea, i never knew what to do with the sleeves, now I do.

margaret said...

What a good idea Sara I might just have a go at some of them. xx

Kate Lewis said...

What a great idea Sara - and how fab to have a video of your amazing trip, I'd love to go to Peru someday, must have been an amazing experience.

ps I like your Tuesday tips!

Kate xx