Friday, 13 September 2013

CD Album

   Many of the free CDs that came in magazines have been put to use in the garden as an edging to my flower beds, but I still have some left. I have always wanted to make a little album/book using my Beatrix Potter stamps so I thought I would see if I could punch a hole in a CD. Well you can! I used an ordinary hole puncher (for paper) although I would not recommend it as I had to use a hammer and screwdriver to unjam the punch each time.

    I punched a hole in six CDs and covered both sides of each with papers printed from Crafter's Companion 'Tale of Peter Rabbit' CD ROM.
    Each image is from Crafter's Companion 'Tale of Peter Rabbit' rubber stamp collection and has been coloured using Promarkers.

   The edges have been distressed using distress inks and then mounted onto mirri card.
   The words were just type in a word processor and printed off before being treated in a similar manner.
   The 'Peter Rabbit' title was done using word art and then the shape cut out using two Spellbinders circle dies.
    All the CDs were tied together using ribbon.
 This used all the image stamps in the collection but there are more on the CD so a longer story could be don.e.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Gingerloft - anything but a card
   Addicted to Stamps - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - anything goes
   Crafting With Dragonflies - mini album
   Papertake Weekly - child's play


  1. Well, that is certainly one way to use (re-use) the stash! Love the mini album idea here and the tip about punching holes too! The Peter Rabbit images are very sweet, and the whole is great as a gift for a child. This also suits two of my DT teams so - Many thanks for joining in the fun at Crafting with Dragonflies this challenge to Create a Mini Album.....and Gingerloft - anything but a card!

  2. Simply fabulous piece of work you created - beautifully made. Whoever receives this will be so lucky. Thanks for sharing it with us at CWD Ina.

  3. That is really an awesome way of recycling!!! Love the papers you have used for this as well.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  4. Oh! What a couple of lovely creations, I love Peter Rabbit :-) Thank you for joining the ATSC.

  5. Gorgeous card and such a sweet image. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge.
    Cathy xx

  6. What a precious mini album, now I know what to do with all those CD's. Great idea, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies,blessings Hilde

  7. This is a super idea to use up those unwanted CDs, and a great gift for a child. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Judith xx

  8. Great tutorial, love the album and colours, so many details, great images thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies with our Mini Album challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx,

  9. I love recycling and your creation is fantastic!!!
    Thanks for linking your project to Gingerloft challenge this time.
    Ardilla :)

  10. Very cute and clever - thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this week! Have a fun week! Gail DT