Saturday, August 25, 2012

'summer tunes' altered CD case

For my Bella Blvd. “free for all” project this month I decided to go “old school” and make a CD full of all the summer music that we're listening to over and over in the truck right now. I have an iPhone but I am still a big fan of having CD's too. Remember when you used to make mixed tapes? Boy, thing have changed.

Jennifer edwardson CD Case - 7
I dug out a heavy weight CD case and my stash of Plastino (one of my faves). I started out by covering the case with a large plaid pattern paper, cutting it big enough to wrap the edges completely to the inside. I then cut up Bits a Bella and added a couple of summer phrases along the cover, sanding the edges of course. I adhered a crochet flower and created a couple of flags using stickers from Label Additions and pins too.

Jennifer edwardson CD Case - 3
I chose a blue on blue pattern for the inside cover and the CD pocket and added large polka dots for the inside pocket, along with a strip of stripes inside the spine and behind the list of music that is on the disc. I finished it off with wrapping some twine around the spine and tying it in a bow in the front.
Jennifer edwardson CD Case - 5
I traced the disc onto a piece of Sophisticates, making sure to sand off the edges before adhering it to the front. I added a 'fun in the sun' sticker, a summertime phrase, the date and a little ladybug precision cut from the Bits a Bella to embellish the disc.
Jennifer edwardson CD Case - 4
I am sure one day we won't have the CD player to play this music on, but at least the kids will know what we listened to this summer when they're too old to remember :)
Jennifer edwardson CD Case - 8
Plastino: Bermudas, Forget Me Nots, Bits a Bella, Label Additions; Sophisticates: Petite Pieces, Sprinkles & Lace Ice; Crochet Flowers: Juniper


  1. I know people who still play records, so... you never know. Heck, it took me until the mid '90s to get my Mom to rid herself of her 8 tracks. Lord, I just dated myself. LOL.

    Beautiful project and great playlist!

  2. I've got a project about making a CD similar to this, but a lot of people are doing different ways of making the cover. Could you perhaps make a tutorial on making another cover? Thanks, it'll help a lot.