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

San Francisco
Wedding Date:
October 2007
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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! :)
    Thanks for sharing your idea!

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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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    Kathleen Brown, Guest @ 5:41 pm

    How did you attach the pages of your scrapbook together?

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