Saturday, August 23, 2008

CD Pocket Card tutorial & Sewing on Paper Links

I made a mixed CD for someone special and wanted to make a card to give it in. So here it is. A very simple project with one cut and two fold lines.

CD Pocket Card How-to:

1. Cut a piece of cardstock to 5 2/8 inches by 11.5 inches.
(If you're using standard size cardstock then it means you need to make just one cut.) Stamp it, if you like.

2. Score it at 3 inches and at 8 inches & fold.

3. Add adhesive at the very edges (you can place a CD on your project to make sure it will fit later)

4. Embellish your pocket. (I added stitches to tie in with the front.)

5. Add a decorated piece to the front. Lots of layers are great for this since the weight of them keeps the card shut.

Card details:
Cardstock: SU's new in colour pink pirouette & old Olive. Patterned paper AG1254 by Anna Griffin, Riot of Petals background stamp (available in Stampin' Up!s dormant list) coloured with pink pirouette and Old Olive. Vanilla brads from Bazzill Basics Paper.


Sewing on Paper Links:

Stitching paper by feeling stitchy

Stamp and stitch video (try it on cardstock?)

Decorative machine sewing (Creating a stitch guide) by Allyson Bright on Scrap Jazz

Scrap in Style TV (Stitching borders & letters) Click on webisode # 78

Designing your own embroidered cards by Mary

How to embroider a greeting card by Diane

Stitching Cards .com

Julia's machine stitching on paper tutorial

Janome sewing tutorials by Gina K
Sewing on Paper by Julie

Card stitching tutorial by Hinzpired

Sewing to bind books by Cat

The Pamphlet stitch (with ribbon) from Arrowmont

Stitched Christmas cards by Karyn on Cotton Spice

How to make a cross stitched card by Connie

How to sew & embroider on scrapbook layouts from Momscape

Paper quilting by Cyndi

Hand stitched accents or embellishments by Gwyn

Hope your day is stampiferous! :o)


Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

that is so awesome!!! You always do such beautiful work!!! thank you for all the help and all the inspiration, always.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Mel-a-Licious, this looks fab-you!!!

LOVE this; I will definitely be CASE'ng this project!!

You rocketh!

~Hugs, Deb

retiredheather said...

Mel what a great Cd cover. Thanks for all the links.

Angie Tieman said...

Another fabulous project, love it!!

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Teri said...

I love this CD pocket card! Very easy, I must try this!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is SUCH a great idea! Love it!

Tonniece said...

How creative. Another wonderful idea that looks like you spent forever makeing it for that special someone.

Erum Tasneem said...

This looks amazing! Ill make one for sure!

Janine said...

What a great idea Mel!! Thanks for all those links too.
Have a greaet day!!

Anonymous said...

Smokin' Joe! This is soooooo cool. So many thoughts after looking at this.
1) I'm hoping that you're feeling better!
2) I was an avid sewer in a former day (before paper crafting) when our kids were younger. Need to dust off my sewing machine.
3) I love the designer paper! It's gorgeous.
4) Can't wait to get a ScorPal!! Way cool things can be done with this!!
5) My new fetish is the marker grid thing you've done here ;-)
6) Where on earth do you find the time to search up all these links? They are so informative when I have time to follow them!
7) This is the greatest DIY gift idea I've seen in a long time! (Right up there with the boxes/purses card sets that you've also done) Hmmmm I think Christmas is coming.........
Beth Greco

Anonymous said...

Okay, Yes I'm back... I was just thinking...LOL.... Visiting you're blog just gives me a wonderful high... creative juices abound there!
I was thinking that if you added an extra scored part at the bottom and made it a titch bit wider, you could actually fit a CD case right in there. Oh the possibilities........
Beth Greco again :-)

wendyp said...

Gorgeous project!!!

Anonymous said...

That looks quick and easy.. thanks to your great tutorial! How do you have time for anything else besides all these tutorials you so generously share?!


Annapurna said...

Super duper topper! And you had to tease me with putting more of that gorgeous paper in the background too :-) Beautiful thread work.

The CD pocket looks kind of plain next to the ornate topper it has :-( You should stamp some swirls or paisleys or something with a very light colored ink or versamark. Or just leave it be. I tend to mess up things trying to do something.

Maria said...

Love your CD Pocket card! Such a simple way to create one. I love simple and fast!! LOL!

Again, I'm lovin' the grid look. . .so pretty!! Thanks for the links . . .wow, your blog is a one stop place for creative ideas and links!1


Joani McDonald said...

I just love this! That stamp is to die for! I've guess I never noticed it before until you made it come to life!
You've done it once again!

Risa said...

Your pocket card is awesome Mel!
TFS the links for sewing, I love the idea but I'm never happy with my results:)