My family started a Christmas tradition a few years back of giving each other stocking stuffers…the kids still get gifts of course. No gift cards are allowed and creativity is highly encouraged. I am the family photographer and thought that instead of albums this year a DVD would be fun. I created a compilation of family photos I’ve taken throughout the year and saved them onto DVDs to give to each of them.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- CD Card with Pockets by The Cutting Files
- Blitzen Starter Kit by BasicGrey
- Heavy card stock (I used Bazzill card stock)
- HP Presentation Paper
- Decorative Scissors
- Double-Sided Tape
- Exacto Knife
- DVD Label
Step 1: Print and cut out the CD base onto your card stock. I used the Silhouette to do so, but you can use your printer and cut it out. Score both sides by lining up the dashes with a ruler.
Step 2: Create the frame for the front of the holder. Here are the steps I took using Blitzen Starter Kit by BasicGrey.
Step 3: Use decorative scissors to cut out the frame in order to give the edges a bit of a decorative style and adhered it to the front of the holder.
Step 4: Using an exacto knife and a ruler, make 2″ cuts on each of the folded edges of the holder in order to thread some ribbon through.
Step 5: Thread a strip of ribbon and tie it into a bow.
Step 6: Set the holder aside to work on the pocket. Print a pocket and front panels (I just shrunk the front panels of the holder in order to adhere them later) using the Dasher paper from BasicGrey’s Blitzen Starter Kit. Score the pocket where appropriate.
Step 7: Add some double-sided tape to put the pocket together.
Step 8: Add more tape in order to adhere it to the holder.
Step 9: Adhere it to the holder and set it aside to work on the DVD.
Step 10: I wanted to dress up my DVD so that my family would know right away which one was the one I gave them. I found some DVD Labels I could run through my printer. Print the Jack Frost paper from BasicGrey’s Blitzen Starter Kit onto the label and adhere it to the DVD. Here are the before and after photos.
Fun or what?!!! Love how it dresses up a DVD.
Step 11: Place it inside the holder and this is what you’ll end up with.
Step 12: To the closure part of the holder, add a button, some twine, and the Celebrate the Season label from BasicGrey’s Blitzen Starter Kit.
Step 13: The finishing touch for the holder is some rhinestones on top of the berries.
With that, you’re all done! Hope you have fun making these and sharing some wonderful memories with your loved ones!
Other Articles by Carolina:
- A Carrot Treat - March 7th, 2011
- The Perfect Embellishment - Paper Roses - January 3rd, 2011
- Great Things Come In Small Packages - December 29th, 2010
- Hostess Thank You Gift - October 30th, 2010
- Menu Planner Board Goes Green! - June 9th, 2010