Thursday, August 27, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I use this technique alot in classes, folding the paper by hand to get a crease. That has resulted in ALOT of papercuts! I recently got a Scor-It and it is perfect for making leaves from scrap paper.
The Zutter Zisters Bind-it-All Design Team loves using the Scor-it - it's a great companion to the Zutter tools and can help you work with paper in a whole new way. Try some folding techniques to add creativity to your projects. See Lea Sanders creations on the post below as well as the DT gallery for lots of ideas with the Scor-it!
Here is how you can make hand-made paper leaves!
- Gather several circle punches , some scrap green paper and cardstock, and a Scor-It.
- Fold the paper in half, with a nice sharp crease. A Scor-It works really well for doing this! If you're using scraps like I did, create creases in the paper about every 1/2" to 3/4" across the whole width of the paper.
- Fold each crease and punch until you're left with a swiss cheese piece of paper--you'll get the most bang for your buck this way;)
- Using a circle punch punch partial circles along the creased edge of the paper. You’ll want to have the paper only about ¼ of the way into the punch.
- The closer you get to having the paper halfway in the more likely you will have a circle when you unfold the punched paper.
- For larger leaves use a larger diameter punch and for smaller leaves use a small diameter punch.
- Here I really used a "Scrap" of paper--you can get the most out of scraps you'd otherwise throw away by punching things out of them.
- You can also try scalloped, pinked, or other decorative edged circle punches to make more interesting leaves.
- Try punching colored paper to make flower petals!
- When you're done, you can use the leaves right away or save them for a future project.
WANT TO WIN A SCOR-IT BOARD?
Leave a comment on this blog post by September 7 - tell us what you would do (or have already done with your Scor-it). We will pick a random poster on 9/8, a new owner of a full size Scor-it Board! Get to it!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Psych also stars Dulé Hill as Shawn's best friend and reluctant sidekick, Gus, and Corbin Bernsen as his disapproving father, Henry, who ironically was the one who honed his son's "observation" skills as a child." (that's a quote from the USA site.)
I found the humor to be enjoyable, if not perfectly dry for my taste! I laughed OUT LOUD at the BIA references!
The references to the BIA are at about 20:00 and 30:30 ("The binding on this thing is impressive!!") LOL! Enjoy!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
How about PRE-PUNCHED Page Protectors??!?! Can you say AWESOME? And, they even come in a MOVABLE version, so you can interchange pages without removing your owire binding.
How about another fun project kit - like this Acrylic Organizer Stamp Album Kit? It comes with everything you need to create your own customized album to store your clear and unmounted rubber stamps. The kit comes with acrylic pages, frosted plastic dividers, owire and the closure for the cover. FUN!
Check out Zutter's new 13X13 Chipboard Covers - sized to work perfectly with the new 12X12 Page Protectors. This chipboard is 2.8mm thick - thicker than our regular chipboard and designed to be sturdy for your lasting memory projects. (This chipboard may be too thick for the original Blue BIA).
Saturday, August 15, 2009
This weekend, one of my favorite local scrapbook stores – The Red Bee in Tustin, CA - had a fun “holiday” event….“Santa’s Summer Splendor!” The store was buzzing with make ‘n takes on Friday night – all of them holiday themed. I manned the Zutter project, of course, making this cute holiday themed 3X4” mini album. It has an acrylic cover, chipboard backcover, and six inner pages of double-sided cardstock. For easy-to-apply embellishments, there were buttons, punched-out snowflakes, flowers, ribbon, tulle, twill (stapled onto to pages) and tiny bling crystals. I especially like the look of the Zutter Antique Brass Owire on this project. It adds to the feel of the holidays. Super easy – and one holiday gift item crossed off the list.
It’s kind of scary to think about the holidays when it’s still 80 degrees out, but trust me, I am feeling anxiety coming on anyway! I know I will be cranking some cute minis like this like an assembly line pretty soon!
Enjoy your last days of summer!
The Scor-It works well in this project to make sharp, consistently spaced creases in the paper. To get the effect shown here, use a paper that is patterned on both sides. Recommend using a thinner patterned paper as thicker weight tends to be super bulky.
Find origami projects online and see what you can make! Instructions for this frame are now available on my blog.
Zutter Innovative - Cover-all, 3/4" antique silver o-wire
Little Yellow Bicycle - patterned paper, stickers, bling, ribbon, rub-ons
Stampin' Up! - cardstock
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
For this project I used scrap pieces of cardboard for the covers; I also backed the alpha stickers with cardboard to give them dimension. AND, I used the Scor-it to make the flowers for the cover. Pretty fun, huh? The accordion pages house tags for journaling or photos. You could also use the pockets for memorabilia from a trip or other mementos. Imagine the possibilities! To keep all the goodies inside, I fashioned a strap from paper and glued magnets on the cover and on the strap to create a homemade closure (with a paper flower on it!). This measures about 6X8, but you could make something like this from just about any size scrap cardboard.
The accordion pockets are made by scoring the papers (think of the fans you made in 1st grade) and then attaching inner pages to the pleats. Then use the BIA to punch and bind the left spine.
To get the full instructions for this project (including the materials list for this version), click here to download the pdf.
What are YOU making for the Travel Challenge?
Saturday, August 8, 2009
The challenge is now officially open. Punch and bind an album using the Bind-it-All and post a link to a few of your photos in a comment on this blog entry. Tell us about the project, which Zutter tools, materials and supplies you used, and your home town!
The deadline to post your link is August 31. Some of us (Nan....) are not going anywhere this summer for vacation, at least no farther than the nearest crop! So let us live vicariously through your travels! Oh....please!
We are going to select THREE winners to receive a Zutter Bind-it-all Around the World Book - which has over 50 new project ideas! The winners will be announced the first week in September. Bon Voyage!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Here are the challenge winners and their hot Summer creations!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
See you there!
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