i took 2 4 inch pieces of raffia and glued on to the outside front edge and one on the outside back edge. i didn't wrap all the way around the cd because i was worried you would see the bump of the ribbon underneath the stripe.
then i glued the green paper over the raffia.
for the cd labels i just used the memorex kit from target. that was definately the easiest part.
it was simple, but in the beginning things were not coming out right.
so here's my tips:
-use a thinner cardstock. i used an 80lb stock for the green stripe and it worked out fine in the end but i think a thinner paper would have been more manageable. i did really like this green paper though because it had a texture to it that i couldn't get in thinner paper.
-use crazy glue. i tried 3 different glues; rubber cement, crazy glue and a glue stick. the crazy glue def worked the best. i think it's because the cd cases are coated and therefore not really porous enough to soak up the rubber cement or glue stick so the green paper kept sliding around.
-use a paper cutter. they make things a million times easier. i have a fiskers and it only cost $20. def worth it if you don't have one.
i attached my word doc that i used for the green stripe. i print a bunch of testers before i printed on the good paper because i wanted to make sure everything was centered on both sides. this is the final version so it should work out for you.
also, i forgot to take a pic but the back of the cds have the quote "love is friendship set to music"
let me know if you have any questions