Instead of just sticking my last mix CD in a boring jewel case, I decided it would be a good idea to make it a custom CD envelope for it. While I was trying to decide the best way to do that, I did a little poking around on the internet and found that I am definitely not the first person to give thought to custom CD envelopes. I found all sorts of slightly different templates and websites created to generate cover art. In case you are interested in make your own cool CD envelopes, I thought I’d share a few a templates I found in my searches.
The patterns at Crafty (pattern) and Jeff Eaton both have fold-over flaps at the top of the envelope. The pattern I ended up using doesn’t have a top flap (I was going for simple at the time), and is available at Mirkwood Designs. The image on the front of my CD envelope is from Thanksgiving several years ago. Sci-Fi Man and I spent the holiday up in Wisconsin, and it snowed while we were there. I love that picture. For a CD full of relaxing “chill out” music, a tree from a quiet snowy day seemed just right.