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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Paris CD Holder with Allie!

Hi, it's Allie from My Card Party and I have a fun tutorial for you today, a decorated CD Holder. I thought this would be the perfect gift for a friend's Mom - it will hold a CD filled with pictures and music inspired by their recent trip to France.

You'll need three of Samantha's files and a font, along with a sheet of her fun Parisian Poodle paper from the Carta Bella collection Paris Girl.

Cutting Files:
Eiffel Tower (#41675)
Curved CD Holder (#46575)
Font: SW Par-Tay Font (57535)

I start by cutting out the CD Holder, at the exact size it appears.
Next, I cut the 5 Flower Corner - I like to layer it right onto my other shape to see how it will fit.

I delete the CD Holder, leaving behind the foliage.
Then, I ungroup the foliage and drag away the parts I don't need at the moment.

I cut the bottom outline in green.

I delete the outline and bring back the foliage. I eliminate what I don't need, and cut the leaves in green. I've put an x over the parts I delete.

Next, I cut Paris with a few modifications. I swapped a small circle for the dot on the i and weld everything together. Size shown.

I pull all my files back together and size the Eiffel Tower to fit, then remove the other parts and cut it from black cardstock.

Assemble as shown. When adhering anything to the outside of the CD Holder, make sure to ONLY put adhesive on the bottom corner, so that your CD Holder will open.
I inked the foliage and applied Shimmer Texture to both the bottom layer and the separate leaves. The leaves are attached only by the stem, for a fun 3D effect. I also bent them slightly.
I used hot glue to apply the flowers to the foliage.
I use a pin to apply adhesive where the letters will touch the flowers.


Digital Cutting Files: Samantha Walker: Eiffel Tower (#41675); Curved CD Holder (#46575); Five Flower Corner (#7638); Font: SW Par-Tay Font (57535)
Patterned Paper (Parisian Poodle)
Cardstock (green, black)
Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima)
Rhinestone Flourish (Want2Scrap)
Heart (chipboard painted, inked and embossed)

Thanks for joining me today. Happy Mother's Day.


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