Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It's time for the Hopes Blog Hop!

This is the moment I've been waiting for all month--blog hop time! This has quickly become my favorite time of the month because of all of the incredible ideas and inspiration we share.

The June Hopes collection is just so bright and cheerful, and I wanted to make something fun to really show that off. I've always loved mini albums. Inspired by the mini books CS has designed in the past, I created this CD Mailer Booklet. (Mine is just a bit different, so I've added the instructions at the end of this post.)

CD Booklet Closed
CD Booklet Open
This quick little project is perfect for those occasions where a card isn't quite enough, but a full-fledged album might be too much. And, if you DO want to enhance your gift monetarily, it's a great way to present a gift card!

So, shall we check out what our other bloggers have on the docket today? Here's a list of all of our participating blogs:

Club Scrap Creates (you are here)
Pat Huntoon: The Technique Trail
Julie Heyer: Cape Cod Scrapper 
Roni Johnson: Ink Stains with Roni
Wendy Bellino: Made by Wendy Bellino
Deb Weller: Deb Duz Scrappin
Jill Pechauer: Jill P's Place
Tricia Morris The Efficient Crafter
Hetty Sanders: Craft Chaos
Kay Williamson: Kay's Keepsakes
Cathy Gray: The Artful Gamut
Anne Marie Healey: Artfully Balanced
Shona Gibson: Shona Scraps
Jen Rodgers: Scrap Happy Sisters
Debby Hernandez: Masculine Inspirations
Janet Moran: Dishing with Janet

Loving the CD Folders? You can pick some up in our online store. Or, if you're feeling lucky, you can leave a comment below for a chance to win a 10-pack of CD Literature Folders of your very own! We'll announce the winner on Monday, July 1.


***This drawing is now closed.***
Congratulations to our random winner, Karen Propes! 
Karen will receive a 10-pack of the CD Literature Folders. Enjoy!

Pat Huntoon is your next stop. Enjoy the hop!

Creatively yours,
Karen










CD Mailer Booklet
Supplies:
  • CD folder/mailer (mine measures 5x5")
  • (3) 4.75 x 9.5" papers
  • (4) 4.75 x 4.75" papers
  • Waxed Linen Thread/Bookbinding Needle
  • (10) 1-inch circles (cut from cardstock using a circle punch)
  • Additional embellishments, stamped sentiments, glitter glue
Instructions:
  1. Score and fold each 4.75x9.5" paper in half. 
  2. Use a grid ruler and a piercing tool to create stitching holes along the inside fold, one inch from the top and bottom of a single page.
  3. Use the pierced page as a template to transfer stitching holes to the other two pages. 
  4. Transfer pierced stitching holes to the CD folder by centering the inside page vertically along the spine, leaving equal distance from top and bottom edges.
  5. Nest three inside pages. Use waxed linen thread and a needle to attach the inside pages to the spine with a simple pamphlet stitch.
  6. Attach 4.75" squares to the front and back outside and inside covers. (I slid the inside back cover down into the pocket). Create a cover for the outside of the pocket as well, if desired.
  7. To create tabs, attach the punched circles, front to back, sandwiching the cardstock edge between them. Evenly space the circles along the edge of each page.
  8. Add additional embellishments as desired.


50 comments:

  1. Love this idea! It will make a great option for PSL!

    Can you give us a link for the cd folder/mailer? I couldn't find it in GHM.

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    1. Here 'ya go!

      http://www.clubscrapshop.com/store/p/2681-CD-Literature-Folders.aspx#.UcrUBj773No

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  2. I love this little book, Karen!!!

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  3. WOW!! Dayna K and I were literally just talking about this project and how I missed out on it! Loved the Craft TV weekly video by Tricia too. So excited to see the mailers available in GHM! WOOT!
    Karen, this little HOPES version is just AMAZING! LOVE IT!

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  4. Karen, you did a fab job on the cd booklet and wonderful instructions! I am going to need more Hopes papers!!

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  5. What a great little book! And it is easy with the cover premade. Thanks Karen

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  6. Remember making a similar version at a CS rolling retreat. Love you version, Karen!

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  7. Awesome project Karen! I love the punched circle tabs on each page. Looks like a fun, easy project!

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  8. OOooo I think I have one of these both created and empty and make a kit for one...I LOVE the little circles as "tabs" though-nice touch!

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  9. Love this Karen! I am so making this for PSL as a project! It has so many possibilities!

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  10. great book . i have several this would be perfect for and a great idea for the psl project

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  11. It's just such a sweet project, and looks fun to make! The Hopes papers are perfect for this!

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  12. Oh, I have to make this. It's perfect for my Granddaughter's special times. Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  13. CD mailer books are one of my favorite book techniques ever! Love what you did with this!

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  14. super fun little book Karen, thanks for the directions.

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  15. Really cute!! Thanks for the directions!

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  16. I have always thought theses were really cute books. Thanks for the reminder Karen.

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  17. Soo cute! Love the colors and the retro feel of this kit!

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  18. Very cool book! I love the look and you're so right about using it when a card isn't enough and an album is too much! A perfect solution.

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  19. Very cute! Love this idea. Will need to add to growing list of fun things to create!

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  20. I concur with Roni, a very cool photo or journal! I love the look and you're so right about using it when a card isn't enough and an album is too much! A perfect solution.I would absolutely LOVE to win this CD Mailer...and give it a try before purchasing more.

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  21. What a fun project, and I especially like the papers you used. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Thanks.

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  22. Wonderful project and great way to provide a CD/DVD of photos from a special occasion.

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  23. I love making these and thanks for the directions, yours came out so cute!

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  24. Whos' your photographer? Great tutorial!

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  25. This is adorable and the dragonfly charm is perfect.

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  26. So cool. I always loved the Fizz project and this looks great too.

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  27. This is awesome. Thanks much for all the cool ideas.

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  28. What a great idea, love this project! Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa K.

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  29. Another gorgeous booklet! Especially like the circles you have used as tabs. Very cool!!

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  30. I love this booklet. The papers are beautiful...bright and cheery.

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  31. I love CD holder booklets. I've probably made 100 of them because DD#1, a 1st grade teacher, has given them as end of year presents to each student. We put a beginning of the year photo and handwriting sample, an end of the year photo and handwriting sample, and included a CD with photos from the class during the school year. Parents loved them.

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  32. That is the cutest little booklet! Love it!

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  33. Thanks for the tutorial!! I love mini books too! Thanks for the chance!

    Carmen L

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  34. Awesome. Great idea and I love the Hopes collection bright and inspiring colors. Thanks for sharing

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  35. Love Love little booklets. Fun to make and fun to send. Thanks for inspiration.

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  36. This is a fun book to give! Would be so much fun to send someone with a different gift card tucked in each page on a really special occasion! Like, cards for food and home furnishings for a college graduate... Thanks!

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  37. Great variation on the Fizz book. Love it!

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  38. The Fizz book was one of my absolute faves! So happy to see the inspiration from that book back again. I love this! Also the whole blog hop was amazing!

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  39. Love this booklet and the idea of using it as a gift card holder, brilliant. Keep all the great ideas coming!

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  40. I like how this is decorated and the dragonfly tag.

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  41. Cyndi - Dreams UnltdJune 29, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    Love this booklet. I've made several of these CD books, but love the way you've changed it up! Need those CD cases! ;-)

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  42. Karen...I love this project and I love how easily it seems to go together. Great job!

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  43. Super project!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  44. I have bought the CD mailers in past sales but just couldn't get inspired to get them done....that is until this blog hop!! Thanks so much for the monthly blog hops as they have inspired me to get back to what I loved most!

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  45. Truly beautiful, thanks so much for sharing.

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