DVD Tin Scrapbook

by Julie Buhler

Turn a simple DVD tin into a mini scrapbook.


  • DVD Tin (purchased from Effectuality.com)

  • One sheet of 12" x 12" Patterned Paper

  • Ten Clear Envelopes

  • Cutting/Scoring Tool

  • Two Jumbo Eyelets

  • Crop-a-Dile™

  • 10" Length of ribbon

  • Corner Rounder (large)

  • Sticky Strip™

  • Tombow Glue™


  1. Step 1

    Cut the patterned paper into two pieces, one measuring 5 1/4" x 7 1/4", the other measuring 5 1/4" x 8 1/2".

    Keep the scraps for decorating later on.

  2. Step 2

    Score the 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of patterned paper at 1 1/4" on the short side.

  3. Step 3

    Use the corner rounder to round every corner of both pieces of patterned paper.

    Make sure the flap is folded over while rounding the corners of the scored paper piece.

  4. Step 4

    Line clear envelopes up, making sure bottom edges are aligned.

    Remove adhesive backing and adhere envelopes to one another, leaving the adhesive backing on the final envelope.

  5. Step 5

    Center the envelope booklet under the flap of the 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of patterned paper. Remove the adhesive backing from the final envelope. Fold the flap down to adhere the envelope booklet to the patterned paper flap.

  6. Step 6

    Measure and mark 2 1/2" from each side of the flap.

  7. Step 7

    Use the 3/16" hole punch on a Crop-a-Dile™ to punch holes on the marked spots.

  8. Step 8

    Place jumbo eyelets into the punched holes and use the Crop-a-Dile™ to set them.

    This will ensure the pages will stay in the book.

  9. Step 9

    Thread ribbon through the eyelets and tie.

  10. Step 10

    Add Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive to the back side of the finished booklet

  11. Step 11

    Adhere it to the deepest part of the tin.

    Use Sticky Strip™ or Tombow Glue™ to adhere more patterned paper pieces to the inside of the tin.

  12. Step 12

    Finish your tin!

    Decorate the front and fill your pages. Finished, the paper for the front should measure 5 3/16" X 7 1/4".

    You can use this little booklet as a special photo album, or you can create 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" size scrapbook pages to fill the pages.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for DVD Tin Scrapbook. 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.

what are the measurements of the clear envelopes?
Mitzi  |  Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 6:03 AM
a great price on clear envelopes in every imaginable size are available at: clearenvelopes.com.
artstamper99  |  Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 7:44 AM
Another option instead of using clear envies, depending on the size of your box or tin, is to use page protectors. I have some that are 4x6 and some that are 6x6, etc. I also have some tin boxes in various sizes that are deeper than a CD tin. You could also try a wood box or a cardboard box. I don't throw any small boxes away, just in case! I have lots of candy boxes that are perfect for this type of gift. You just adjust your measurements and go for it.
Gloria  |  Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 9:19 AM
The envelopes are from Stampin' Up!, and fita regular sized card (4.25 X 5.5)
reneejul1  |  Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 11:59 AM
Love the project and the great tutorial! Thanks! This is the "gift" project I want to do for my stamp club and my scrappin' club for Christmas gifts from me. (I'll get the supplies, they'll make them) I'm confused on the size of DVD tins to get? Thanks for more info on this. I went to the website for the tins and there are too many choices.
Linda Sharp  |  Thu Sep 11, 2008 at 3:08 PM
This is the one I used : https://www.effectuality.com/store/item.php?store=us&itemid=88&catid=5&product=view&lng=en
reneejul1  |  Fri Sep 12, 2008 at 6:10 PM
ohhh I love this Julie!
Silvia Mabie  |  Fri Sep 12, 2008 at 7:08 PM
What exactly are clear envelopes, i'm not from US so not sure if there is another name / use for these? are they like scrapping page protectors or a thinner diff material. Anyone over here know what and where to get these?? Stampin' Up! here doesn't have them in the catalogue. Sad love ideas of sources or alternative products
Jenn Monty  |  Sat Sep 13, 2008 at 2:08 AM
Stampin' Up! sells clear envelopes if you're looking for them.
Debbie  |  Sat Sep 13, 2008 at 6:47 PM
I went to effectuality.com. Exactly which tins did you use? Thanks!!
Annette  |  Sun Sep 14, 2008 at 3:04 PM
What is the exact size of clear envelopes you use for this wonderful looking project? Thanks.
Peggy  |  Sun Sep 14, 2008 at 4:39 PM
Hey Julie, These DVD tins are a great idea and the uses are numerous. The ideas are just flooding my brain. Thanks for getting the creative juices flowing and for the wonderful tutorial. And just in time for Christmas gifts!
Gayle  |  Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 5:54 PM
This is a GREAT project! Awesome Julie!
Carolyn King  |  Sun Sep 28, 2008 at 12:23 PM
I've since found out that Stampin! Up has tins that can be order, but can someone supply me with the item number for the plastic sleeves so I can place an order with Stampin! Up for both items. Thank you
Caolyn Smith  |  Sat Oct 4, 2008 at 6:05 AM
Than-x so much for posting this project... I LOVE it! I CASED yours, then made a Halloween one and am going to make a Christmas one! GREAT idea!
Krista  |  Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 12:26 AM
i love this idea
off to hunt for tins
zana  |  Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 3:44 PM
Thanks so much for all the directions! It's a fabulous gift idea! I think I'll end up making many of these!
Stephanie  |  Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 7:59 PM
Hello!!! That was amazing. Great idea!!! I just wanted to know where you bought your DVD tins? I would like to make some from my friends and family... Thanks for sharing...
jen  |  Sat Jun 26, 2010 at 10:41 AM
This is soo cute!!! And such a great idea! I love being able to use stuff I already have! This will be the perfect gift for my parents! I have been finding such great information from you. With christmas around the corner you are a lifesaver! Thanks so much!
Rhinoplasty  |  Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 4:19 PM

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