September 9, 2008

Spiffied up CD jewel case liners

Here is a nifty CD case insert
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Boring and Bland are my two enemies. Their evil plan is to make life as boring as possible, and we just can't have that now, can we?

Whenever possible I try to foil their evil plan... with as little time and effort as necessary.

Maybe I'm cheap and lazy. No, don't try to be nice. I admit it.
I am cheap and lazy.
With all kinds of fabulous stuff that I made myself. (wink!)

And it's fun on the inside, too
Originally uploaded by passitonplates

Fun fun fun on both sides of the insert.

It's just a single sheet of scrapbooking paper
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Yeah, I'm thinking those "design your own CD case insert" programs are awful and my printer is not that great. This is faster, easier, better-looking, and I can do it when it's someone else's turn on the home computer.

See? Tell your mother it's not a such bad thing to be lazy. And when you admit to her that you're cheap, be sure to point out you mean financially. Not . . . the other kind of cheap.

The paper has designs on both sides
Originally uploaded by passitonplates

This was so easy and looked so great that I made a bunch and then scoured the house looking for more vacant CD cases to spiffy up.
Ok, ready? Here's how to make yours:

1. Select a sheet of two-sided scrap booking paper that you want to use for this project. Decide which side will be shown when the case is closed and which side will be shown when the case is open.

2. Fold the sheet of paper, making sure that the paper on at least one side of the fold is as large (or larger than) the CD jewel case.

3. Align an existing CD insert with the folded edge of your scrap booking paper. Using the CD insert as your template, and a really light touch with your pencil, trace around the remaining 3 sides of the CD insert.

4. Cut along your traced line.

5. Embellish as desired. I traced the shape of the CD on the front and cut it out.

6. Slide into place.

Ta dah!
Now poke through the house looking for more boring CD jewel cases to spiffy up.

You know you want to.


  1. how adorable!!! You better get a patent on these!! Very pretty and I must say you are brilliant! With gratitude for all you share, Laurie B.

  2. Hmmm... not a bad idea. I'll have to check that out.

    Thanks for the idea!


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