Leveling Up My Pokémon Collection with Custom Game Cases!

Hey everyone! Today’s post is a bit different, but as some of you might know, I’ve always had a passion for gaming, especially Pokémon, which I grew up playing. I recently embarked on collecting the complete set of Pokémon games. While getting them all complete in box (CIB) would have been ideal, it was also a surefire way to make my bank account weep. I still wanted a visually appealing display, though.

That’s when I discovered The Cover Project, a fantastic resource for collectors looking to showcase their games beautifully without the hefty price tag of CIB collecting. The site offers high-quality, printable game case covers that are perfect for anyone looking to enhance their collection’s appearance.

Here’s how I approached it:

  1. Customizing the Covers: Using either Photoshop or GIMP, you can customize the downloaded covers from The Cover Project. Combine multiple covers into a single print file to save on printing costs. Make sure to set your document to 300 DPI for the best quality.
  2. Getting the Right Tools: Investing in a good quality guillotine paper cutter can greatly simplify the trimming process, ensuring clean cuts and saving you a lot of hassle.
  3. Finding the Right Cases: I found these excellent replacement cases on eBay that fit the cartridges perfectly and are versatile enough to hold Game Boy and GBA games, all while being the same size as a Nintendo DS game case. You can check them out here.
  4. Printing the Covers: For printing, I went with Amazon’s luster prints, which provide a durable and glossy finish that really makes the covers pop. You can find them here.
  5. Assembling the Cases: The final step was simply putting it all together. After trimming the prints and inserting them into the cases, my games now look fantastic and are displayed prominently on my shelf.

This project not only scratched my collector’s itch but also allowed me to personalize my gaming shelf in a cost-effective way. If you’re considering a similar project or just want to spruce up your old game cases, I highly recommend checking out The Cover Project. It’s a game-changer!

I hope this inspires some of you to give your collections a little upgrade. It’s a great way to combine nostalgia with a bit of DIY, perfect for gamers who enjoy crafting.

Until next time, keep gaming and crafting!

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