DIY Project – CD Wallet Scrapbook

I’ve always thought that the sign of a healthy relationship is a couple that’s stronger when they’re together than they are individually. There’s something about being with Mr. Eggplant that brings out the best in me and challenges me to grow. I like to think that the theme of our relationship can be wrapped up in two words (and coincidentally one song by Jack Johnson): Better together.

Mr. Eggplant and I want to carry out the “better together” theme throughout our wedding, and to honor our this, I plan to display at our reception a scrapbook that I made Mr. Eggplant for Christmas along with other momentos of our relationship. The scrapbook is titled “better together” and each page has a black & white picture of us, a few embellishments, plus a verse or two of Jack Johnson’s song.

I thought I’d share the project with you all since it’s quick and easy and would make a great bridesmaid gift or present for your S.O./hubby. I know that Mr. Eggplant loved it. He even told me it was his favorite present ever. smiley1021

1 CD wallet, preferably with a photo window on the front cover (I can’t find one online, but I got my from Borders)
Colored scrapbook paper
Vellum paper
Various embellishments (I used buttons, flower-shaped brads, metal letters, and spiral shaped paperclips)
12 black and white photos
Optional but helpful: Fiskars circle cutter

1. There are 24 pages total in the CD wallet so I cut 22 CD-sized circles from the different patterned scrapbook paper and two CD-sized circles from a couple large-sized photographs.

2. I typed and printed out the lyrics to “Better Together” on vellum paper. Next, I cut them into various pieces so I could space them out throughout the CD booklet. You can also print any text you want to use directly on the colored paper itself if you how exactly how you want to layout your scrapbook.

3. I arranged and decorated the scrapbook with my embellishments and patterned paper. I used at least one picture and one song verse per two pages so that there was something to read and see with each flip on the page.

4. I cut a picture for the photo window and slipped inside the cover.

5. Voila! A quick and creative scrapbook!


Mrs. Eggplant

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Wedding Date:
October 2007
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    Juligie, Guest @ 6:54 pm

    WAY cute! brilliant idea! imma try this out for sure =) thanks for sharing!!!

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    katerose, Guest @ 6:56 pm

    This is so going to be a summer project for me! I love scrapbooking and “our song” is a Jack Johnson song too! DH would love this. Thanks for sharing!

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    Mrs. Plumeria, Guest @ 6:58 pm

    that’s our song too! mr. plumeria played and sang this to me during the wedding reception, which is why it’s the song our photographers chose for the background music for the wedding slideshow i posted up a little while ago. we really are better together!! :)

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    JenniferB, Guest @ 7:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing this cute idea! I’m going to start working on one tonight!

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    tofu, Guest @ 7:08 pm

    of course its his favorite gift ever…its so cute! great idea. :)

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    Mrs. Bee, Guest @ 7:11 pm

    super duper cute. 😉

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    lauren, Guest @ 7:18 pm

    you’re good…very, very good.

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    Kymberli, Guest @ 7:28 pm

    aww… i used that song as one of our slideshow songs too… this is such a cute gift!

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    Jayma, Guest @ 8:45 pm

    that’s our song too!! :-)

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    Elizabeth, Guest @ 9:44 pm

    great idea! maybe i’ll turn this into a ‘my thing’ thing but really your thing for a few special people’s presents. thanks for sharing!!!

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    Diana, Guest @ 10:00 pm

    i love it! Thanks for sharing the idea. Different from the traditional scrap book thing!

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    Lisa, Guest @ 11:18 pm

    WOW–I guess this song isn’t as secret as I thought! This is the Mr. & I’s song as well. I love the CD photo idea.

    To incorporate our “Better Together” we have asked our guests to send us their “first dance” songs so that we can play them during dinner, and prior to our first dance. We think we are better together because of those around us who also make us better.

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    future mrs j.o.b, Guest @ 11:51 pm

    your “stalker” says it looks FABULOUS

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    Leah, Guest @ 3:18 am

    hi miss eggplant!
    lovin’ your ideas. i like the black and white photos. the look of those photos are very classic. by the way, we have the same taste when it comes to scrapbook paper. i have the same exact set. kudos again to another ingenious idea!!

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    Jen, Guest @ 9:19 am

    really cute idea! and it’s so much easier to store than an album.

    you could even stick in a cd to add to the scrapbook with meaningful songs (like the better together song) so you can have an “audio” scrapbook too! or even a dvd with video clips.

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    Katie B, Guest @ 10:31 am

    so cute!

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    wsukarebear, Guest @ 12:03 pm

    That looks great! Instead of chairs that said “bride” and “groom,” I believe proud-wife on the knot used a sign on each chair back that said “Better” and “Together.” Just for an idea. :-) I love that song, too!

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    wsukarebear, Guest @ 12:05 pm

    Those of you who know the movie High Fidelity might be with me on this–you could give the gift of music on the sides adjacent from the pictures, and consider it an “autobiographical” momento of your relationship. :-)

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    janie, Guest @ 2:10 pm

    so cute! i love it!

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    kanipark, Guest @ 8:08 pm

    way cute!!!

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    Millie Sorrento, Guest @ 12:23 pm

    I made a slideshow for my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner using that song. I am going copy your idea and make a cd scrapbook and put the slideshow dvd in it. I am sure they will love to have it. Thanks for the clever idea!

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    Katy, Guest @ 4:38 pm

    I cannot find a round CD case ANYWHERE to save my life to do this adorable scrapbook for my Dad for Father’s Day (I know I am always last minute!) You said you got yours from Borders, but Borders has since closed and I cannot find a decent, cute one anywhere online or around town. Any ideas?

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    Sydney, Guest @ 1:52 pm

    This is adorable. Thanks for the great idea :)

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    Seaweed & Raine, Guest @ 5:50 pm

    Very Cool! My Hubby’s love language is words of affirmation – so this would work a treat! :)
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    fiddlesticks, Guest @ 4:20 pm

    I face the same challenge as Katy – I’m simply unable to find a CD wallet similar to yours! Any ideas on where I can find one?!

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    Mary Sanchez, Guest @ 7:02 pm

    This is so neat! I love this idea.

    Would you mind if I shared on my blog with of course linking back to here?

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    How did you attach the pages of your scrapbook together?

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    Sarah H., Guest @ 7:58 am

    I am making one of these for my one of my best friends for Christmas! I was so stuck on no idea what to get her, now I know!!!!

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    judy, Guest @ 2:00 pm

    Love, love, love that idea…great for new moms, grammas, loving couples, and even a kids photo and autograph book. Thanks for sharing,,,

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