Monday 2 September 2013

CD envelope using Sizzix dies

I am a keen amateur photographer, so I often get asked by my friends digital copies of the photos I have taken of them. As I buy blank DVDs in bulk for this purpose, I don't usually have any single cases around. So I came up with a DIY envelope that involves die cutting!

I used the Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Accordion #2 656237. It is an old die so it may be difficult to find it. Alternatively you can use any 5" square card, and if you like the rounded corners effect, use one of the corner rounder punches.

I know you can buy the foam CD spacers stickers at the shops, but it is no fun. Much better to make your own. First, I looked for the right size die on my Circle Die Chart - you can see how I made it here - And yes, I had the right size which is one of the centres of the Winter Star flowers dies which I would never would have even thought of using but thanks to the Circle die chart I did.

 I took a large Stix2 foam pads that are 2mm. I remove the protective backing and attached a piece of washi tape. then I die cut the foam.

I placed the DVD in the middle of the card and then I glue the foam dot.
I glued the tab on the right with a glue dot at the top and another one at the bottom. This will secure the CD even further.

 To create the outside I wanted to create a label with my logo on. To do that I measure up the length and width of the die and then I replicate something similar but smaller with my logo on the computer. Then I printed out at 100%.

As you can see the print fits well inside the measurements.

As usual when die cutting something precisely, I use low tack tape - I have tried many but I always go back to the 3M Removable - to secure it in place.

And there it is after being die cut. I folded one of the sides and attach to the card.

  And there you have it. Simple.

1 comment:

Julie C. said...

Lovely what a clever idea and cute too!

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