24 May 2007

BIA CD Grad Book

Here is the little Bind-It-All CD book that I have made for a awhile now --

I made it for a high school girl that we know that graduated this year from high school. I wanted to give this CD binding a try and thought this would be fun!!

I took some regular plain CD's and used a circle cutter along with the SU! printed playhouse papers and went circle crazy. I was not able to cut exactly the size of circle I needed to fit the CD exact, so being a little smaller than the CD is OK -- gives each 'page' a bit of a shine, right? *wink wink* On the back of each CD I just used a circle punch to cover the hole of the middle of the CD. I thought about covering each side but then thought .....*humm*.... it would be fun if I left the back side blank and suggested to Tille that she could use a Sharpie marker and write her comments that would correspond with the pictures on the other half of the 'page'. OR even let her friends write their comments too!

The 't' on the front of the album is from the chipboard SU! Simon lower collection. I then just covered it with the paper and 'sanded' it around the edges -- that is such a fun and easy technique!

I added a tab to each page just to add a bit of flair to the edges of each page and I just love to use my tab punch at every chance I get! I wrapped a little piece of stitched ribbon around the tab and placed a diamond brad in the center to gather it a bit too. I added a fun stamped word to each page and taped it to the CD. In the following pictures you can also see how the tab looks on the back side of the CD.

I tried to stagger out the tabs so when the book was closed they looked spaced out .

This was a blast to make and really didnt take much time at all!! The last thing I did was add some fun SU! ribbon to the spiral binding just to dress it up a bit too!

I plan on making more of these in the future!! These could easily be done with more pages too --- that all just depends on how big of a spiral binding you have --- the ideas are endless!!

~TFL & Enjoy~


Ila said...

Great CD book!! I just got the bind it all a few days ago for Mother's Day so I'm having a ball looking at bind it all projects. You have an Great Blog!!

Jan Scholl said...

I just got my Binditall this week and didnt know I could do this! Thanks for the idea!!

twinks said...

TFS! Great job!

Anonymous said...

This is so cute Teresa!!
Jen K

Jane said...

Ok...maybe this is a dumb question (since I don't have the bind it all) but does it punch the holes through the cd's or did you have to do that some other way? I'd love to try this!

If you could email me and let me know I'd really appreciate it! janeenaj72312836@aol.com



love2Bcreative said...

Hello Jane ~

Yes the BIA does punch holes right thru the CD!! One at a time but it's awesome!! Take a few to practice on first so you can get a feel for the line up and whatnot.

It also does the cardboard coasters and all sorts of stuff!! Thanks for asking and good luck with your projects!