Rainy Days Don’t Have To Be ALL Bad!

Hurricane Ike has brought some nasty weather here to the Dallas, Tx area, but that just gives us a great opportunity to stay inside and stamp! A lot of you have been asking me for some ideas to turn a little DVD tin into a scrapbook. I found this tutorial on SCS and thought I would share since you might not have seen it. . If you don’t have your DVD tin yet, I listed a site where you can purchase them. Have fun and be sure to send me a picture of the one you create!

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

    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.


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