CD Case

by Cindy Lyles

Transform a single sheet of cardstock into a custom CD case.


  • Glue dots

  • Paper cutter & scoring blade

  • Pencil

  • One sheet of 8½" x 11" cardstock

  • Scrap piece of cardstock

  • 1¼" circle punch

  • Half of a Velcro® dot


  1. Step 1

    Trim your 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock to 7-7/8" x 11". Discard 5/8" x 11" section. Score along 11" side 3" in from each end.

  2. Step 2

    Cut cardstock along the 7-7/8" side at the 3" mark so you have two sections: 3" x 11" and 4-7/8" x 11".

  3. Step 3

    Turn 3" x 11" cardstock one quarter turn and adhere using glue dots.

  4. Fold in small flaps, adhering one over the other. Position glue dot toward bottom; step 7 will show why.

  5. Step 4

    Fold up bottom flap, positioning one glue dot at each outer corner. Step 7 will show why. You have just created a pocket.

  6. Step 5

    Mark pocket opening at 2½" (center) with pencil. Center circle punch and punch a half circle in pocket using 1¼" circle punch.

  7. Step 6

    Add half of a Velcro™ dot for a closure.

  8. Step 7

    Add half of a circle punch for decoration on flap if desired.

  9. Step 8

    Decorate front.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for CD Case. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I am finding I can't pull up any of the new cards made using the 2008 stampin up catalogue. Is it just me or are they not posted yet? Also, every once in a while, it says I am not allowed on the site. Can you tell me why, and how do I go about being allowed?
Janice Wardrop aka:Grandma Jan  |  Fri Jan 11, 2008 at 6:05 PM
I have a question on the cd case. the 3 x 11 piece used for the pocket, is this piece wrapped around the larger piece or is it folded then put inside the larger piece? Also when I put it together either way I can still see some of the pocket piece when I turn it over to the front. Did I measure wrong? Or is this how it looks? If any one could help asap I would greatly appreciate it. I am making these for graduation.
Lisa Mosher  |  Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 4:48 AM
The 3"x11" piece is taped around the middle section of the bigger piece as shown in Step 3.
Yes, as shown in step 7, the folded down flap doesn't cover the entire pocket piece. Step 8 shows the other, solid side.
beate  |  Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 6:17 AM
I have a question about the 3"x11" piece also. You said that it is taped around the middle section of the 4 7/8x11" piece, but is it on the outside of the larger piece? There is no picture of how the outside looks, so is hard to tell how this piece is attached.

LInda Duensing  |  Sat Jul 26, 2008 at 1:29 PM
I have a question regarding the cd case. I read the answer to the question regarding the smaller piece wrapped around the larger piece. When you turn it over, you can see the smaller piece on the backside. Am I doing this wrong? I am making them for a class reunion
in sept. 2009 and I will be decorating the back side wth the letters of our high school and you will be able to see the smaller piece on the back. What am I doing wrong. Thanks . Anxiously awaiting your answer.
Jan Sowers  |  Tue Jan 6, 2009 at 6:18 PM
The decorations you add to the solid, non-pocketed side will cover the 3" x 11" band that shows when you assemble this pounch. Just cut a solid sheet to approx. 5 x 5 and adhere it over the smaller piece that still shows. The photo of the decorated front (photo 8) is what that side could look like with a few extra steps. You will notice that the outer 3x11 band is hidden.
Mary Beth  |  Mon Feb 2, 2009 at 7:23 AM
This is a cute project!!
Katrina  |  Sat Jun 12, 2010 at 12:26 AM

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