DVD packaging with DSP

Most DSP stacks come with a couple of extra-thick pieces of DSP. I needed to wrap a DVD as a gift for someone, and this extra-thick DSP was perfect for making an envelope!

I have so much retired DSP so I’m trying to use up a whole bunch before allowing myself to purchase some from the new catty! This particular one came from the Pop of Pink DSP.

It took me a few goes to get the measurements just right, but here they are…

Begin with a 10 3/4 inch square of DSP. Using the envelope punch board, punch and score two opposite sides of the square at 4 1/4 and 5 inches. On the other two opposite sides, line up with each of the two score lines and punch and score.

Next, round the four corners, then fold and burnish all score lines. You’ll see four tiny squares where the lines intersect – you can either cut these and remove completely, or cut one side and use them as tabs for your envelope.

I used tombow to glue my envelope, as it allows for manipulation before it dries completely. It’s best to assemble your envelope around the DVD to ensure the corners are nice and square.

Finally, I made a belly band to hold the envelope shut. I used a strip of Basic Black cardstock, a Stitched Shapes framelit dies oval in Peekaboo Peach, then assembled flowers from the Flourish thinlit dies in Night of Navy, Whisper White and gold.

The belly band is 2 inches thick. I used A4 cardstock and the long side isn’t quite long enough to wrap around the envelope. So, I cut a small piece of cardstock 2 by 1 3/4 inches and used that to close the gap. This is hidden underneath the embellishments.

Score your belly band at 2, 2 9/16, 8 1/8 and 8 5/8 inches.

Hope you find these instructions useful. It’s a very versatile project as it can be used at any time of the year, for any occasion, with any embellishments and can hold a stamp set too! 😉 

Violette 💟


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