Okay. You didn't ask for it. But you got it.
I built the cover on the template CreateSpace/Amazon provides when you know what paper you want and how many pages total are inside (that figure gives you the width of the spine). You get a Photoshop template and a non-Photoshop template and some brief instructions in the zip file download.
I thought it would be 20 layers but it turned out to be 14 since I left out things like the ink blots and the horse show programs. Like that.
The first real layer is the yellow label. I made that somewhat transparent so you could see the guidelines underneath, but I also lightened it when it's 100% because it was just too much the color of French's mustard.
I had to build the apple w/ text image. That was the easy way to do it.
All the other elements I had. I just had to put them in place and add a drop shadow. Why do that? Because I want it to look 3-dimensional. I want the cover to look like a page from the girls' scrapbook, and they wind up emptying their pockets hence the nails and sugar cubes. Yeah I know the ribbon isn't accurate in size but so what really. Yes I know the ribbon bleeds over onto the spine, I wanted that flow.
If you have any questions, ask away.
P.S. It wasn't that hard.