30 March 2011

Create a Personalized DVD Sleeve!

Excellent DIY Project - for my Stampin' Up! Friends or YOU if you are new to rubberstamping and or die-cutting!  Excellent Gift Idea - Storage Solutions - FUN TIME! 

I have a student in the family who has some educational DVDs which come in flimsy paper covers and sometimes un-attractive cases. So....I thought it would be a cool project to make some DVD sleeves that they can leave out on their desk and maybe they'll even be happy when they look at their homework - ok, I can dream!

Now you can also make your own sleeves for home-made DVDs .....or how about these for Weddings?  Any gift involving a DVD or CD would certainly benefit from this project - so here is how we do it!!!!


Supplies:  cardstock 8.5x11   cardstock scraps   pattern/designer paper 
punch of choice ( here we use Beautiful Butterflies Big SHot Die and 1-3/4 in. and 1/2 in. Circle Punches)

SLEEVE:  CUT your cardstock for the sleeve at 5.5 x 10 inches
SCORE in the middle at 5 inch mark - short side
TURN the cardstock 1/4 turn and SCORE 1/4 in along both long sides
TRIM OFF the 1/4 border to the 5 inch mark on one half, both sides.
FOLD and SCORE the remaining 1/4 in "tabs" on the opposite side toward center
FOLD at the 5 inch mark (half-way) and adhere the folded 1/4 in tabs to the opposite side. 
PUNCH 1/2 circles with your large punch - do one side, and then the other if cardstock is thick (can do this step ahead of time before gluing together as well). 
Decorate your sleeve! 

all views of cardstock cut, scored and folding....5-1/2 x 10 inch, folded in half at the 5 inch mark.
Score the long sides a 1/4 inch and cut off one pair to the half-way mark, leaving the other pair as tabs to glue the sleeve together (allows for room to slide the DVD/CD in and out)

Folded and Glued!   Now Decorate it!
ideA+s = 
-  a large Monogram Initial (Sans Serif Die Set), with a Woodgrain background with our large STAMPIN' UP! Background Stamps- great for a guy! Or make it feminine with ribbon tied to the initial and a delicate print from the selection of Background Stamps
- emboss the paper before you start using one of our Textured Impressions Folders!
- add a Chipboard Accent
- stamp, stamp, stamp - thousands of images!
- need lots?.. churn them out with our MY DIGITAL STUDIO software program to help you!

Colours I am working with are Delightful Daffodil and Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and multi-coloured pattern.
Dies I used: Bigz Die, Beautiful Butterflies - a Shelli Signature product; a 1-3/4 and 1 inch Circle Punches,
Other: bone folder, adhesive


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