Friday, March 3, 2017


     This is a mini photo album made using regular clear plastic CD covers.  There is a video by Joann on how to make this HERE.  I followed all her instructions for construction but my template measurements are a little different.  The 'new document' measurements in Elements only set up in 1/4" increments.  So I did some trimming of templates before attaching them.

    I used scissors for cutting out all templates.  I burnished all the edges with Distress Ink Gathering Twigs by Tim Holtz.  

     I placed my cover on the top of CD.  In place of 'gift card' page that Joann made, I made a page for the back of inside front with a sentiment from the collection.  I chose the digital kit 'Love Yourself' by Karen at Snickerdoodle Designs.  You can find that kit HERE.

     I used Stampin' Up cardstock 'Vanilla' for the photo mat pages.  Again burnishing all edges and score lines.

                            Here's the back of Album.  This back page is mounted on the outside.

Template measurements for Element users:  (Be sure to trim to fit before gluing onto CD)
     Front Cover:  Cut one at 5"wide x 4.75" high
     Inside Back Cover:  Cut one at  6" wide x 4.5 " (Score 1/4" from both ends)
     Back of Inside Front: Cut one at  5" wide x 4. 75 high
     Photo Pages:  Cut 2 pieces of 4" x  12" card stock (Score at 4" and 8")
     Mat:  Cut one at 4.25" x  4.25" (This is placed in the middle of inside back cover)
     Back Outside Cover: Cut one at  5.5"wide x 4.75" high
     Photo mats:  Cut 9 at  3.75"x 3.75" (Mount these mats onto card stock squares before attaching to Album. 

                 ...Thanks for stopping by.  Leave a comment.  I'd love to hear from you...


  1. This is so clever! I love your work! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

  2. This is just the MOST amazing project. It is SO fun--and your CD Album is just GREAT. I love how it expands and then closes to keep precious pictures protected!

  3. AND!!!! Thanks for measurements AND the link to Joann so we can see how she taught it.