Friday, June 11, 2010

Hybrid CD Album by Sally w/Free Template Download

When I was putting together my June Grab Bag, my hybrid team member Sally said she had the perfect pictures to go with the contents.

Knowing Sally and her hybrid skillz, I was really excited to see what she would come up with! What Sally made is both really awesome, but simple enough for you and me. Check it out below:

Hybrid CD Album

Sally used the contents of my June Grab Bag at Scrap Orchard to make her album. You can find it by clicking the preview below.


Here is what Sally had to say about the CD Album assembly:

One of my favorite hybrid projects is creating CD albums. They're actually pretty easy to do, so we thought we'd give you a quick tutorial on how to create one. You'll need an even number of pages, so that both sides of your CD's are covered. Once you decide how many CD's you want to use, scrap your pages. The most important part of this step is making sure your page is the exact size of your CD.

To make this easy for you, we have a template you can download that once cut out, will fit exactly onto a CD (or DVD). After you have scrapped all your pages, print them out. For this project, the best thing to print on is a matte finish photo paper, but card stock will also work. Print your pages, and cut them out. Once they are all cut out, attach them to the CD's. I use a glue runner in the center of the image, and a thin line of craft glue around the edge. You can also use a glue stick, or double sided tacky tape. It's important to adhere the edges though, so they don't lift off of the CD.

You will also want to make sure you line up the pages on the CD's so that when you flip the CD's the pages aren't crooked or upside down. Once you have attached all of your images to CD's, let them sit for a few minutes to allow the glue to dry. (I usually walk away for about half an hour or so.) When the glue is dry, take a strong hole punch and punch holes in the CD's. Be careful when doing this, and it's a good idea to wear eye protection or turn your head away when you're punching the holes. After you punch the holes in the CD's, you want to seal them using mod podge or some other type of sealant. I typically use 2 coats of mod podge.

Make sure you allow adequate drying time, at least 2-3 hours. Then you can use a binder ring to hold the CD's, or you can thread a ribbon through the holes and tie it. Now you have a really cool album you can take with you anywhere. These also make GREAT gifts!

Huge props and thanks to Miss Sally for sharing with us! You can see a closer look at some of her 'pages' below:

How fun is that?! Now go and get your scrap on ;)



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