Friday, January 21, 2011
Hi everyone! Denise here with a quick project for you. With the start of the new year, I’ve been trying to organize and backup my photos (so important!). I decided to make photo CDs to send to the Grandparents and family out of state, using the Hopscotch kit to make a CD sleeve. If you normally shot photos in Camera Raw, it’s a good idea to convert the photos to JPEGs when sending the photos to family.
The final folded dimensions of the CD Sleeve are 5″ x 5″. The open dimensions are 6″ x 10″. In the picture below, you can see the two flaps that are .5″ each used to glue the sides together. To start, I opened a Hopscotch patterned paper and changed the canvas to 6″ x 10″ and using guides mark the two vertical folds for the flaps .5″ in from the sides. Also set the guide for the horizontal fold at 5″. The border, ribbon and blue paper were added and masked at the middle fold. The card, flowers, buttons, tape and tags were added, sized and rotated to compose the cover. An Outer Glow was used instead of a Drop Shadow, my personal preference for hybrid projects.
The file was flattened and printed to a heavy weight matte photo paper. Trim the edges and fold the .5″ flaps in, and also the middle of the sleeve. Trim a small corner off the top and bottom of the flaps at a 45 degree angle to aid in folding (see photo below). You can also punch a half circle in the back of the CD Sleeve. Using a tape runner glue, fold the flaps in and glue, fold the sleeve in half and you’re finished.
I hope this project inspires you to send photo CDs off to family members and to back up your photos! Happy scrapping everyone. :) We’ll see you back here on Monday – have a great weekend!