December 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm (Christmas Crafts, Stamped Craft Ideas)
Tags: cd crafts, cd holder, clear art stamps, clear rubber stamping ideas, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping ideas
CD’s and DVD’s are such an easy and relatively inexpensive Christmas gift to make and give that we thought we’d share some fun ideas for making your own, custom designed CD holders that can be personalized specifically to suit the recipients favorite colors and themes.
A favorite Christmas music CD holder can easily be decorated using an assortment of winter and snowflake clear rubber stamps. The above CD holder is easy to make just follow the instructions below for a quick and delightful project.
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 colored cardstock – letter size
- clear rubber stamps of your choice (we used stars from the Stars ‘n Stripes clear rubber stamps
- 3″ of string or narrow ribbon
- sewing machine
- embossing ink and powder
- heat embossing gun
- eyelet and eyelet setter
TO MAKE A CD HOLDER (Instructional pictures below)
- Tear a 6 1/8″ x 11″ piece of paper from the card stock. Fold up the bottom edge 3 1/4″. Next make the fold for the top flap by inserting a CD into the fold you just made and measuring down from the top. The top flap will be approximately 2 3/4″.
- Using your clear rubber stamps decorate a border along the bottom edge of your top flap using embossing ink and powders. It is fun to use a variety of colors in your embossing to give a little more interest to the project. (You can find the technique for mixing colors in heat embossing at the following link – Embossed Metal Pieces. The technique is the same for metal as it is for paper.)
- Decorate the bottom portion of your CD holder using similar clear stamps with larger designs and pictures. Stamp with embossing ink and emboss with the color combinations you used in step 2.
- Next fold the bottom flap up into place and lay the top flap open. Sew up the sides of the holder using your sewing machine. Be sure to set the stitches fairly far apart to preserve the integrity of your seam.
- Set an eyelet in the center of the top flap about 3/4 of an inch from the edge. Secure a string or narrow ribbon through the eyelet tying a knot or small jump ring on the back side of the flap to prevent the string from being pulled all the way through the eyelet.
- Using a secure foam tape, secure your button to the bottom portion of the holder so that the ribbon can wrap around it to the closed position.
- Add a printout of the song titles you have included on the CD. Put the name of the CD on the outside of the holder and embellish with handmade paper, stickers, eyelets etc. to complete your project with a personal touch.
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That is it! Happy stamping!!!
September 6, 2010 at 7:46 pm (Card making Tutorials, Nature)
Tags: card making crafts, card making ideas, card making tutorials, cd crafts, clear rubber stamps, clear stamps, rubber stamping, rubber stamping ideas, rubber stamps, stamping on cds
This card is made with a CD as the main focal point. Though the CD is covered with ink, the reflective characteristics of the CD itself shine through and make a stunning effect that is hard to achieve any other way.
MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD:
1 reclaimed CD
permanent ink markers in various colors
Tropical Clear Stamps
Stamp cleaner for permanent ink
Water for rinsing stamps after cleaning
Rubbing Alcohol in a fine mist spritz bottle
Toothpick or kebab stick
Colored Glitter and liquid glue
Circle shaped vellum tag
Black and ivory cardstock
Complimentary pattern paper
Circle template or cutter
Water based markers
To Make This Card:
Follow the instructions for coloring and designing the CD Scape found at the CD Scapes link
With the CD fully decorated you are ready to make it into a card. Begin by cutting ivory cardstock slightly larger than the CD. Also cut the black cardstock first folding it in half so you have a 6″ x 6″ square. Cut the circle offset so it includes about 2″ of the fold. This will allow your card to open up once it is complete. Cut a circle from the pattern paper slightly larger than the ivory cardstock but smaller than the black cardstock. Position pattern paper and ivory cardstock onto the face of the card.
Use the Stitch Lines clear stamp to stamp around the circle elements by using a large acrylic handle 4″ x 4″ or larger. Place the edge of a CD onto the block and apply the zig zag stitch border to the acrylic block along the edge of the CD. This will give you the curve you need to follow the circles on your card. Stamp the zig zag stitch over the edges of the ivory and pattern paper pieces.
Place your decorated CD on the card without mounting it. Use your black permanent ink marker to fill in any part of you scenic design that may be interupted by the center of the CD. Mount the CD to the Card face using glue dots.
Decorate the tag using the Live Well Clear Stamps. Because the tag is smaller than the Live Laugh Love stamp we will show you how to use only portions of your stamp to get what you need.
Using waterbased markers select 1 to 3 colors you wish to use. Mount the sentiment onto the acrylic handle and ink the word you want in the middle of you tag. Stamp the saying and clean the stamp. Do the same for the other two words to complete your tag.
Add ribbon to the top of your completed tag and mount to the center of the CD. We have used a vellum tag which allows the silhouettes to show through the tag.
Ink the edges of the black cardstock with silver or white pigment ink and the card making project is complete.