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Saturday, July 10, 2010

CD Envelope Pocket Album Purse

When I discovered a tutorial by Maria Bell on creating an album purse, I just had to recreate it.  Of course, it took me all morning, which I enjoyed.   Thank you Maria for creating this tutorial and posting it FREE for everyone to enjoy.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Sage Shadow textured cardstock
  • Really Rust and More Mustard cardstock
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series paper (DSP)
  • Really Rust, More Mustard and Sage Shadow ink
  • Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms and Round Tab hand punches
  • Refuge and Strength stamp set
  • Seasons of Friendship (leaves)
Other Products
  • 5/8" satin ribbon - brown
  • copper brads
  • white eyelets
  • cd sleeve
  • velcro dot
  • strong adhesive
What I would do differently
  • Instead of stamping on the cd envelope, I would have used DSP and cut a 4" circle in the middle and glued it to the front of the cd envelope.  I would cut the DSP at 4 7/8" x 4 7/8"
  • I had difficulty using the 1" round punch to make a indented tab, the clear cellophane inside the cd wrapper would not punch, so I omitted this.  After completing the album I discovered the if you put a piece of scrap paper on the inside, next to the cellophane, the punch will work.  The album definitely needs the half round cutout.
*I was very disappointed in my purchase of the Memorex cd sleeves.  Memorex packaged the sleeves with a rubber band around them; this left the first 10 sleeves in the front and in the back of the package unuseable if you intended on stamping on the front.

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