Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bind It All and Teresa Collins

Teresa Collins makes just wonderful things! And when those things are made to work with the Bind It All ....EVEN BETTER!

Here is a 7x13 album featuring Teresa Collins everything! Except for the Owire jewelry...that I made myself.

Bind It All 7x13 Scallop Album

This book uses mainly Teresa Collins product, including her 7x13 Designer Series Chipboard Album Covers, Die Cut Cards, Transparencies and patterned paper. These wonderful elements combined with magazine pages and Bazill card stock make a beautiful album.

Gather your materials. You will need the following items to complete this project.

Zutter Bind It All
Zutter Round It All (both)
Zutter Wire Cutters
Zutter Razor knife
Scor It
Paper Cutter
Circle paper punches: 1 ¼; 1 and ¾ and ½ .inch
Circle Cutter
Needle Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers

One (1) Set Teresas Collins 7x13 Scalloped Chipboard (White) Covers
One Zutter 12 inch ¾ inch diameter O-Wire: Black
Teresa Collins Patterned Paper
Teresa Collins Dies Cuts-File Folders
Teresa Collins Transparencies
Teresa Collins Die Cuts- Cards
Tim Holtz Photo Turns
Bo Bunny Brads
Miscellaneous Magazine Pages
Glass Beads
Metal Beads
Metal Letter Beads
Miscellaneous Ribbon
Bazzill Card Stock: Hot Pink, Black
Bazzill Die Cut Card Stock: White, Hot Pink
Queen & Company Chipboard Alphas
Glue, Adhesive Runner

Before starting, remember: Measure twice, cut once.

Locate center of 7x13 covers. Punch six holes then punch six more plus three; repeat on other side. This will center and punch 24 holes for one 12 inch Owire.

Punch out file folders, sand edges. Use the Scor It to score (large ones) at 6 inches. Punch out envelopes and cards, sand edges. Use Scor It to score envelopes and note cards.

Cut various sizes of tranparencies. Round corners. Cut various sizes of journaling spots, patterned paper, magazine pages, card stock. Round corners. Punch various sized circles from card stock, magazine pages, journaling spots and patterned paper.

Punch all items and bind all items.

Embellish inside front and back covers with envelopes and various items from those created above, photo turns and chipboard alphas. Embellish front cover, inner pages, transparencies, envelopes and file folders with various items from those created above, photo turns and chipboard alphas.

Create three Owire jewelry drops from glass and metal beads and metal. Mine say: “Love”, “Happy” and “Fun”. Attach to Owires. Embellish Owire with ribbon to complete.

Don't forget the Scor It! without which this project would not be possible. and check out Donna Salazar's new lines designed to work with the DreamKuts and Bind It All!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Zutter your own family fall photo display...

As we start to end the summer months and transition into the fall season. I pull out all my fall color clothes. This then inspires me to pull out all my fall scrapbooking papers and supplies. In anticipation of fall photos, I created a family display frame that can showcase upcoming photos. Here is a list of supplies I used and instructions on how you can create your own…

Zutter 12” x 12” Chipboard Covers
Zutter Antique 1/2” O’wire
Zutter Perfect Closures
Adhesive – Helmar Acid Free Glue and Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Ink – ColorBox
Making Memories metal frame, leather frames and scalloped paper
Me & My Big Ideas – Paper
Lil’ Davis Designs Antique Copper Book Plate
Paper Reflections Corrugated Board
Personal Vintage Collection of Buttons & Lace
Prima Flowers
Tandy Leather Stamping Kit 1/4” Alphabet Set
We Are Memory Keepers Gromlets
Wood “LOVE” letters – Michael’s

Designer Instructions:
1. Cover the Zutter 12” x 12” Chip Board Covers with a pattern paper on the front and back covers using Helmar Acid Free Adhesive. I cut one of the 12 x 12 covers to create a door opening.
2. Bind the covers together using the Zutter Bind-it-all and the 1/2” Antique O’Wires.
3. The Zutter leather strap for the closure is distressed with ink, stamped with our name using a leather stamping set and installed on the cover.
4. On the inside of the display, add scalloped paper, flowers, leather frames and wooden letter using Helmar Acid Free Glue.
5. Fill with family photos and enjoy!

Tish Treadaway, Zutter Bind-it-all Design Team Member

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cupcakes for a Cure - Scrap Pink Crop this Weekend in Hesperia, CA!

If you are local SoCal and have Saturday to spare, there are a few spots left at the Cupcakes for a Cure - Scrap Pink Crop benefitting Susan G. Komen. Organized jointly with Scrapbook Royalty and the Devine Desert Divas, this event is sure to be FAB-U-LOUS! Come join us in Hesperia....and did I mention that I will there MC-ing and giving away a load of Zutter goodies, alongside our own Zutter Zister (AND Devine Desert Diva) Jennifer Priest?
I will have this 4X6 Zutter Mini Book make 'n take for a small donation. For registration information, or to make a donation to this cause click here. Your support is appreciated - see you there!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Acrylic Organizer Album Kit - Lucky Winner!!

Congrats Cheryl of Wisconsin! You are lucky number 21 (as generated by the Random Number Generator!)
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Cheryl said... Like many of the others, I have many stamps.
This would give me an excuse to get more bind it all product.
September 11, 2009 8:32:00 AM PDT

This is ready to ship right to you, so email me at nan@binditall.com, with your shipping address!
Congrats and have a great weekend everyone!

Scrapbook upcoming fall festivals with the Bind-it-all....

As we approach the fall season, all types of festivals begin in local communities. I attended the Apple Festival in Hendersonville, NC recently and couldn’t wait to put together this album inspired by my trip. I used all types of materials found from this trip: shopping bags, vintage findings and fabric bags from peanuts for the album pages. Here’s the supplies and instructions on how I created this album…

Zutter 6” x 6” Clip-board Covers
Zutter Antique Silver 1” O’wire
Adhesive – Helmar Acid Free Glue, Liquid Scrap Dots and Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Ink – ColorBox
Karen Foster Burlap Patter Papers
Making Memories Vintage Findings Kit – Paper, Ribbon, Hardware
Paper Reflections Corrugated Board
Personal Vintage Collection of Buttons & Lace
Prima Flowers
Tulle - Michaels
Xyron Leeza Gibbons Legacies Felt Lilly

Designer Instructions:
1. Cover the Zutter 6” x 6” Covers with a 6” x 6” burlap pattern paper on the front and back covers using Helmar Acid Free Adhesive.
2. Embellish the cover with a photograph, vintage findings, flowers and metal hardware using Helmar Acid Free Glue.
3. Print title on cardstock, trim and distress the edges with ink.
4. For album pages, trim to size: shopping bag with handles, fabric bag with ties, corrugated board.
5. Bind the album together using the Zutter Bind-it-all and the 1” Antique O’Wires.
6. I love ribbon and texture, so I tend to tie it on all my album spines.

Tish Treadaway, Zutter Bind-it-all Design Team Member

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Call for submissions for our 2009-2010 Zutter Zisters Design Team!

Call for submissions for our 2009-2010 Zutter Zisters Design Team!
Submission Deadline: September 17, 2009

Midnight PST

(hey! that's tomorrow!)

Notification by: October 5, 2009

Get the scoop at the home of the Zisters here.

We will email a quick acknowledgment when we receive your submission :)
Good Luck!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Congrats to our Own Tish Treadaway

Let's hear a whoop whoop for Zister DT Tish Treadway for her fabulous published Bind-it-All projects! When you pick up copies of these pubs make sure you take a look at these beauties and say "Way to go Tish!"
This Fall Cover-All was one of her featured projects in her December 2008 Gallery!

Who can resist such a cute holiday mini?
Tish is our featured DT blogger this month, so she will be too humble to post about these accomplishments - but not me! I say YIPPEE and congrats to Tish!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Acrylic Organizer Stamp Album Kit - How Cool is This!

Thought I would share the 411 on one of the newest product kits in the Zutter family - the Acrylic Organizer Stamp Album Kit. How cool is this? It's an acrylic album you assemble yourself, that you use to store your clear and unmounted rubber stamps. This is a nice way to store your stamps...they cling to the acrylic pages easily - without any clumsy flaps or pockets - and the frosted plastic sheets between acrylic pages keeps the stamps from sticking to each other (without adding undue weight to the book). It's a handy 8X8" album size - perfect for toting to crops or just keeping on your desktop. The kit even comes with a Zutter Perfect Closure, so you can add a finishing touch to the book. And...the holes for the closure are pre-made! Easy! The book itself is not pre-punched, but it only takes a few minutes.

Check out these photos and the how-to video...and read the end of the blog.....

So are you ready for one of these? Leave a comment here and tell us how many stamps you have and why you need one of these kits! We will draw a random post on September 17 - which is the same day as the DT submission deadline - to receive one of these kits! This kit gets you punchy, bindy and stampy all at once! Perfect! Good Luck!

Monday, September 7, 2009

She Posts - She SCORES! I mean SCOR-IT!

The DT has been busy with Bind-it-All projects that incorporate the Scor-it board. It's a great tool to use with your BIA and all your other crafting needs.

Congrats to DONNA our lucky random poster #58 who is a now a proud owner of her own full size Scor-it board! Yippee!

Donna said...
That is amazing!! I horde all of my scraps and try to find ways to use them. Thank you for the tip.The Scor-it has endless possibilities!! :)
August 29, 2009 3:28:00 PM PDT

Donna, please send me your shipping address (nan@binditall.com) so I can get it too you pronto.

Make sure you check out the DT galleries for BIA and Scor-it projects (Scor-it has a project ideas at their site also!).

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Travel Challenge Winners - Spanning the Globe!

I am so glad that we giving away copies of Bind-it-All Around the World for this travel-themed project challenge - because all these projects are from around the world! It never ceases to amaze and inspire me - just how far and wide the Bind-it-All is!

So enjoy these peeks at what these worldly BIA fans have created and shared with us. And congratulations ladies for being part of this challenge! Keep your great projects coming!Mariannes is from Norway, but made this album about her visit to Paris!

Anne lives in France, but made this amazing book about her trip to the West Indies!

Mazlina lives in Malaysia (and has only been scrapping since January this year!) and had a great time on this rafting trip!

Brenda is from the heart of the U.S. in Ohio and documented the Great Outdoors, using a bamboo placemat! Talk about repurposing your supplies!

And, Allison is from Canada and made a travel mini using coffee wraps! Again, proving that you can punch and bind and create from almost anything!

Congratulations Ladies, please email me (nan@binditall.com) your shipping address so we can send you your own copy of Bind-it-All Around the World! You are awesome!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Those fabulous Cover-Alls!

Cover Alls are one of the best ideas around! If you haven't tried them, you NEED to. If you have, then I'm sure you're nodding you head in agreement.

They are made for pages with out page protectors; in craft or white; with flat, curved or bamboo spines; in sizes 3x4,6x6, 7.5x5 and 8x8. And they are made for pages WITH page protectors; in white or black; with flat, curved or bamboo spines; in sizes 4x6, 8x8 and 12x12! Be sure and check the Bind It All Site for Owire sizes to use with your particular Cover-All.

These are incredibly strong and offer great protection for your precious memories.

I'd like to share an example with you on those wonderful Cover-Alls:

Bind It All 8x8 Album
Featuring Cover-All and Perfect Closure

Ever been involved with a circle journal? It's when a specific group of individuals get together. Each creates an album with a theme, instructions, set number of pages, and envelopes or pouches for information and ephemera. Each person created a two page layout, then sends the journal to the next person. In the end when you get yours back, everyone in your group will have completed a two pages layout and told you a little bit about themselves. It's fun and exposes you to new friends and new creative styles.

Well, I'm in a circle journal and created this album for it. It features a white Cover-All, 8x8 inner pages, rivets as well as Glimmer Mist and stamping.

Gather your materials. You will need the following items to complete this project.

Zutter Bind It All
Zutter Wire Cutters
Scor It
Paper Cutter
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
1 ¼, 1 Inch Circle Punches

One (1) Zutter 8x8 Cover-All (white)
Two (2) Sets Zutter 8x8 Inner Pages (white) (I used 13 inner pages)
One Zutter 12 inch ¾ inch diameter O-Wire: Baby Blue
Tattered Angels Butterfly Stencil
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Jazz Blue
Copic Marker: B29
Fancy Pants Patterned Paper
Butterfly Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Red Lead PaperWorks, Martha Stewart
ColorBox Ink: Royal Blue
Color Box: Liquid Chalk: Blue
Staz On: Azure
Miscellaneous White Card Stock
Ribbon: Bo Bunny, Generic
E.A.D.Designs Butterfly Vinyl
Prima Flowers, Chipboard Alphas
Queen & Company Chipboard Alphas
Basic Grey Sticker Alphas
Ranger Alcohol Inks: Red Pepper, Stonewash, Pesto, Lettuce, Pearl
Ranger Stickles: Orange, Diamond, Turquoise
Ranger Liquid Pearls: White, Yellow
Creative Memories Journaling Pen
Medium Miscellaneous Tags
Scrap Acrylic Packaging
Glue, Adhesive Runner

Use Tattered Angels Butterfly Stencil and Glimmer Mist to create butterflies on outside front and back of Cover-All. Set aside to dry.

Punch 14 holes in thirteen (13) Zutter 8x8 inner pages. Center pages to punch first six (6), then add an additional four (4) to each side of the initial six (6). Bind with Owire.

Use printer to print out information, journaling for first page. I printed mine on Fancy Pants Patterned Paper.

Use scrap acrylic packaging. Decorate with alcohol inks. Let dry. Stamp opposite side with buterfly stamps, add EAD vinyl. Cut out to create butterflies. Punch patterned paper buterflies.

Stamp cover with butterfly stamps. Add acrylic butterflies and attach with rivets. Add Alpha stickers and decorate with Stickles. Set aside to dry.

Chalk edges of papers. Cover first page with patterned paper and information/journaling. Embellish with cut outs (from patterned paper), chipobard alphas, flowers and stickles.

Chalk edges of paper. Cover inside of front cover with patterned paper. Cover inside of back cover, over acrylic slip in. Create a pouch using 8 ½ x 11 white card stock. Use Scor It score 1 inch in on long sides of card stock. Then score 5 ½ inches up from bottom on short side. Fold in side and bottom tabs to create pouch. Adhere pouch to inside front cover. Embellish with patterned paper and ribbon.

Create and envelope with the Scor It and the same technique. Stamp butterflies on patterned paper. Embellish with patterned paper, flowers, stickles and journaling. Add eyelet and chipboard alpha as closure.

Cover last page with patterned paper.

Cover first set of double pages with coordinating patterned paper. Use stencil and Glimmer Mist to add butterflies. Add picture of self to long patterned paper strip. Adhere to left side of left page. Embellish with flowers, chipboard alphas, punched butterflies, printed butterfly photos, acrylic butterflies, Stickles and Liquid Pearls.

And there you have it! The incredible, versatile, amazing Cover All! Hope you'll visit The Zutter Zisters for more Cover-All projects from the Design Team and from Zutter Fans around the World.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Brand New - Bind-it-All Classes ONLINE

We are very excited to be able to share with you the opportunity to take instructional Bind-it-All classes ONLINE - from anywhere!

Founding Zutter Zister Nan (that's me) and DT Zutter Zister Jennifer Priest are both offering classes this Fall at My Creative Classroom. You can choose from a basic "101" course or technique-filled "Masterz" class. Check them out here and see you at school!

Bind-it-All 101:
Punching & Binding and ZO Much More

with Founding Zutter Zister Nan Paturzo
Class begins October 6, enrollment opens September 1.

This is an action-packed 4-week, instructor-led course includes:
Overview of the Bind-it-All and companion tools
Punching Basics
Binding with Confidence
Quick Creative Binding
Albums Made Easy
Binding Above & Beyond
Click here for BIA 101 enrollment and course info.
Bind-it-All Masterz
with Zutter Zister Jennifer Priest
Class begins November 18, enrollment opens September 1.

You've either already taken the Bind-it-All 101 course or you're familiar with using the Bind-It-All. In this course, we'll take binding to the next level, creating several projects using the Bind-It-All tool and accessories, like the Round-It-All, OWires, and Cover-Alls. It's not about the basics anymore - we'll learn techniques for addressing challenging binding situations such as binding irregular shaped pages, binding on the edges of a project, binding pages of various sizes, creating projects besides books, tips for fixing mistakes, and more.
(Above is one of Jennifer's amazing projects and is not necessarily a class project for this course.)

Click here for BIA Masterz enrollment and course info.