How to: Photobook DVD Insert

So now that Christmas has finally passed I can finally blog about all the fun crafty gifts I made for the fam! First up, our wedding photobooks! They turned out simply fabulous. We used the book printing service offered by Apple through iPhoto. It’s a little more expensive than some of the other online photobook services, but we went through hundreds of photos to make these books and I can’t imagine dealing with that many photos through a web interface – having something on the desktop was just so much easier.

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They turned out just lovely, printing quality was great. We also used iDVD to make a compilation DVD with the video from the ceremony, a slideshow version of the wedding photos and a fun compilation of the photos from our MacBook “photobooth”.

We needed a safe place to keep the DVD with the photobook so I inserted a DVD holder in the back of each book using the “backer boards” from our invitation, but any 5“ x 7” postcard or sturdy card stock could be used.

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SUPPLIES:
Card Stock or 5“ x 7” Postcards (1-2 for each book)
X-acto Knife and Straight Edge
Scratch Cleaning Pad or Sand Paper (optional)
Craft Glue (Sobo)
Books
DVDs
Stamp or Label

Cut the cards to 7“ x 5”

Score them at .5“ from the bottom and 1” from each side

Cut off the corners

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If your cards are glossy use a clean scratch pad or sand paper to score surfaces that will be glued down to aid adherence.

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Put a moderate amount of glue on the edges and place in the back of the book (or wherever you want the DVD insert to be.)

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Close book, and stack under other heavy books. Leave overnight.

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While books are drying, label your DVDs. I chose to use a stamp we had made for stamping our invitation
envelopes to add a flourish to the DVD.

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After the glue has dried, insert DVD and you are done!

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Wrap and then distribute for an amazing Christmas morning – your family will flip out. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “How to: Photobook DVD Insert

  1. Consider me flipped! I can attest that these are a fabulous present and the DVD holder in the back is a perfect way to stay organized. Thanks Katie!

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