CD Holder & Shadow Box

Profile favorite photos or songs with these lovable handmade gifts.

CD Holder

Create this holder for a special CD of game-day tunes.

What You Need:

  • Pocket envelope
  • Patterned paper
  • Photos
  • Leather label holder with reverse-side-out brads
  • Handwritten tag
  • Paper clips
  • Knotted ribbon
  • Baseball charm


  1. Cover a pocket envelope with patterned paper and a photo of a car dashboard.
  2. A leather label holder, attached with reverse-side-out brads, contains the rub-on letter title.
  3. Include a handwritten tag, paper-clipped to the CD holder. Short lengths of knotted ribbon and a baseball charm add a jaunty touch to the spine.

Designer: Shannon Tidwell

Sources: Patterned paper by KI Memories (dot and check) and Rusty Pickle (text) / Rub-on letters, "love" tag, and leather label holder by Making Memories / Wood letters, bottle cap, and baseball rub-on by Li'l Davis / Fabric labels by Me and My Big Ideas / Charm by K&Company / Pocket envelope by Memory Lane

Shadow Box

To preserve favorite photos, use this three-layer frame to create an art piece worthy of any wall. Each section of the frame is deep enough to hold a metal charm, sticker, or piece of ribbon. Use an adhesive dot or tab to secure each item.

Designer: Alison Beachem

Sources: Patterned paper by Autumn Leaves / Plastic letter tiles ("T," "U," "C," "K") by Westrim Crafts / Fabric label by Me and My Big Ideas ("just because") / Metal-rim tag and epoxy sticker by EK Success / Brads by American Tag Co. / Charms by Beads and More (skateboard) and Upon a Charm (heart)


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