How to Cut a CD to Make a Card

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If you have an old CD you would like to use in a crafty card project, consider cutting the CD into a shape and attaching it to a handmade card. There are a variety of shapes you can cut out of a CD. Be creative as you decorate your CD cutout, but also be careful. Make sure you use the proper tools, including work gloves and kitchen or gardening shears.

Things You'll Need

  • Goggles
  • Work gloves
  • Permanent marker
  • Old cd
  • Kitchen or gardening shears
  • Craft glue
  • Craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft embellishments
  • Put on your goggles to protect your eyes from sharp flying objects. Put on your work gloves.

  • Draw the shape of your cutout directly onto the CD with a permanent marker. Possible shapes include a heart, a butterfly, a circle and a square. Use a stencil or template to guide your shapes.

  • Cut out the shape using a pair of kitchen or garden shears. Cut carefully and slowly to avoid hurting yourself.

  • Cover the CD cutout with craft glue and press a piece of craft paper on top. Smooth out the top and allow it to dry. Once the cutout is dry, trim away the excess craft paper with a pair of scissors.

  • Fold a piece of 8.5-by-11 inch card stock in half horizontally. This is your card base. Glue your CD cutout on the front of the card. Further embellish the card with markers, paint pens and craft embellishments.

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