Monday, March 10, 2008

Your first year ~ CD album

While I am not able to share my Easter project, I’ll show you something I did today. It is Canberra Day here, a holiday, and I had the perfect project for a lazy Monday holiday.

So, it is the first time I do one of those CD albums, I have read many tutorials but where were they when I needed? LOL I have a feeling I did things differently, so I am going to share and you let me know if there is an easier way to do things ok?’

First, I printed out my lovely pages (created from my quickpage album with Lili) on photographic paper sized A4. To get the 8X8 pages to the right CD size, I resized them to 60% of their original size inside a A4 sized document in Photoshop.
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I cut my pages to size (real quick ~ with scissors, I didn’t have to worry too much about cutting straight yet). I lightly sanded my CDs with sanding paper (so the paper doesn't slip), I thought it would be easier to glue things together like that.
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Then I coated one side of the CD with modge podge and I put that side on top of my cover. (for those who don’t know, modge podge is like glue)
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With a craft knife I trimmed the excess paper off the sides (real easy because the CD acts as a stencil)
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Modge podge the other side, glue to the first page. You may noticed it is easy to keep the pages facing the right direction when they are square :)
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Repeat this for all your other pages. I had two going at a time to give some time for the modge podge to dry (or else the page might slip off the CD, and you don't want that to happen when you are cutting).

Ok, that was the easy part, now onto the hard part. I spent the whole afternoon yesterday looking for a crop a dile. I could NOT find one here in Canberra. Since I didn’t want to wait till whenever I can get one online (which I am doing tonight!!) I decided to go for the hand drill to make my holes. Gosh that was messy! I wrecked some of the holes a little because the cordless drill was loosing power, and I didn’t notice that was why it was all weird (well, weird, like, not making holes anymore LOL). Anyway, sorry I don’t have pictures, but it was impossible to drill and have my camera anywhere near ;)

So, here are the pages without the messy holes:
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And the finished album:
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Font for journaling is PookieDoo by Darcy Baldwin.

Hope you like it! Let me know if you have any questions, and if you do, please leave a way I can contact you :)

24 comments:

Cris Lee said...

Lindo trabalho amiga .
Parabéns .
Hoje me deu um apertinho no coração ao ver sua despedida no scrapblog que eu tanto gostava e gosto , não sei que forma de verbo conjugar .
Compreendo seus motivos , mas deixará muita saudades...
Já coloque esse na lista dos meus favoritos...rs
Boa sorte em tudo querida .
Eu te compreendo bem , pois passo o que vc passou , mas ador do adeus é tão cortante quando se trata de amigas , que costumamos adiar ao máximo como meu caso...

Vamos ver até quando consigo...rs

Bjinhos mil no coração com carinho Cris Lee : )

Heather said...

Oh wow! That is gorgeous! You know, it's funny. I'm so crafty in Paintshop Pro, but I'm good when I get off the computer. I need to try something though. Your's came out so pretty!

Robin L said...

Wow wee thats such a great idea! Thanks for telling me how to do it. I totally understand the whole thing! Thanks.

JanMary said...

Gorgeous project - I have yet to make a cd album as drilling the holes scares me!

Monique said...

Great job on your album! It looks wonderful! I'll have to get around to doing one some day, they look so pretty! Have a great day! :-)

Carinspixels said...

what a wonderful project you made here, great job!

amy said...

oh great job on this... i need to try this, i've been meaning to for ages!

20Birds said...

awesome one of the best CD albums I have ever seen,. thanks for sharing the process with us...and yoeu POD , the buttons, so whimsical, i love it

20Birds said...

awesome one of the best CD albums I have ever seen,. thanks for sharing the process with us...and yoeu POD , the buttons, so whimsical, i love it

Daniela said...

Ai Michelle, só esse post mesmo pra me consolar da tua saída do Scrapblog...
Que maravilhoso que ficou esse álbum! Eu ando querendo fazer um desses há meses, tenho mais de 50 CDs guardados, só que eu quero usar meu material tradicional que tá no armário. Aí vai dar mais trabalho!
Obrigada pelo passo a passo! Beijos!

AfriDigiDiva said...

That is so way cool!

Ana said...

Mi, que coisa mais LINDA!!! Adorei o album! Ainda nao me arrisquei no hibrido... acho que preciso de uma impressora mais potente! ;) Bjs!

Léa said...

Ô meu Deus, que coisa mais lindaaaa!!!
Amei...
Parabéns!!!
Beijos Léa

Heather said...

Wonderful! Beautiful album.

Ana Reis said...

OMG Mi !!! Pode ter CERTEZA que vou fazer um CD album com essas páginas! Nem tinha me tocado que dava menina... arrasou !! Ficou maravilhoso! Mil beijos !

Ana Reis said...

Mi, publica lá no SA ! Vai arrasar ! Ah, vou tentar achar um lugar pra imprimir a laser, me pareceu MUITO fáci cortar assim, com o estilete :)

Mil Bjs

Jackie said...

love your hybrid projects michelle!! so inspiring - makes me want to get busy creating albums, too! :)

Yara said...

Uauuuuu... Eu adoro seu trabalho, sou fãzona e este ficou MARAVILHOSO!!!!!!!!!

Beijossssss

Dúnia said...

Mi ficou um abuso de lindo seu �lbum, acredita que fiz um h� muito tempo atr�s furei com um preguinho que eu esquentava no fog�o (coisas de D�nia rs). O passo a passo est� maravilhoso, obrigado por compartilhar! Beijinhos

carinaschirrmann said...

Michelle, ficou demais isso! Eu nunca fiz nada híbrido, mas morro de vontade!
Beijos, Cá!

Mitia Assef said...

Mi, que coisa fofaaaaa...vi lá no blog da Ana...eu continuo sem entender com o q vcs fizeram o furo, rsrsrs...adorei a idéia! vou fazer. depois me conta do furo tá? rsrs
beijocas

Dani Alencar said...

Miiiiiiiii, que coisa maravilhosa!!! Nunca tive paciência para fazer isso.. amei demais!!!

Anonymous said...

Adoro o seu trabalho e esse projeto foi demais! Gostaria de saber se você dá cursos on line e/ou se aceita encomendas.
maravilhoso!
abraço.

Glau

Mandy said...

Good post.