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A More Customizable Paper CD or DVD Case

For a long time, I've been making paper CD cases from scratch whenever I'd burn family members or friends a CD or DVD that contained data or any other information, so that the CD or DVD wouldn't get scratched between the transaction of giving them the CD/DVD.

When I would make the case from a sheet of letter paper, it had no writing on it or a template to show the right folds to create it. Regardless, I folded them nicely, although I never did like the plainness of the case, so I decided to create a way to make the case more visually pleasing. This is my way of creating a customizable paper CD/DVD case (just thought up today)....

This is my first instructable......Enjoy!
 
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Step 1: Getting the basic parts of the case

WAIT! - BEFORE YOU BEGIN! - EXTRA!
If you're using Photoshop to create this, stop right here. I made a PSD file with the template. Go to Step 8 for more info.

Ok, let's begin....
First, we are going to need to get the folding template for the paper CD/DVD case. In order to do that, we need to go to www.PaperCdCase.com. Once on the webpage, don't change or type anything into the text boxes....just click on "Create CD Case" and save the PDF file to your desktop.

Once that PDF is saved to your desktop, go to www.CdCovers.cc to actually obtain the image that will be on the cover of your paper CD/DVD case.
-Side Note- You can use any image you want, but for this instructable, the case will be for a DVD -
Once on the webpage, search the title (in this case, Pineapple Express) you want to use. When the list of covers comes up, choose the one you want, and at the bottom of the screen, click "Front". This will show you the actual cover for the movie. Right click the image and choose "Save Image As" and save this to your desktop as well.

selkie3 months ago
Before I read the entire post, I thought you used the paper insert from the DVD case. When I find the safe place I stashed my dvd's, I'll give it a try! Thank you for the inspiration!

SO - the way I decided to do it was to glue the dvd paper to a regular, recycled piece of paper and then fold it with your template! I wouldn't have tried this without your instructable!!! THANK YOU
selkie3 months ago
Before I read the entire post, I thought you used the paper insert from the DVD case. When I find the safe place I stashed my dvd's, I'll give it a try! Thank you for the inspiration!
daytripper2 years ago
@SicilianMafia Dude, I've been thinking of making the exact same template. Thank you so much for this. CD sleeves from an A4 sheet is a great idea, but designing a sweet looking personalized cover on Photoshop is just awesome.

Thanks again.
mg0930mg4 years ago
Great, I just used this for my friend's band cd. :)
send me one. seriously.
SicilianMafia (author)  santy224 years ago
????
Send you a cd?
debzie4 years ago
This is a great instrucable! I've already made 3 to hold the DVDs cause the box of them got destroyed by water. :D
SicilianMafia (author)  debzie4 years ago
Thanks for the comment! Your welcome for this 'ible. I was wondering when someone was going to comment.
I'm glad I could be the first to comment! _ It's a space saving way to store DVD Disks. Especially when the box gets damaged...badly. LOL
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