If you're a fan of papercraft and looking for a novel way to gift a CD or DVD, this DIY pop-up case is tough to beat. Chung Da Lam—a design student with with a passion for papercraft—has a variety of interesting papercraft tricks on his site, including this clever guide for turning a piece of paper into a folding beak that lifts your disc straight up when you open the case. Although the audio isn't the highest quality the following video provides a great visual demonstration of the case in action:
Chung offers a downloadable template on his site with guidelines for the folds and cutouts for you to follow. We can't help but think that this one's begging to be turned into a CD-breathing-dragon with a little creative Photoshopping.