Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Add It Up by Sarah de Guzman

Hi, everyone! It's me, Sarah. Okay, honestly, everyone has stuff cluttered around their house. Everything seems to just "add up". Am I right?! ;)

Anyway, I thought I would share how awesome the BIA really is! It can be used to help you organize stuff around the house. Let me enlighten some of you BIA fans:

1. My little cousin is learning how to add (no pun intended with the "add it up" title, hehe). She has flashcards scattered all over the place, and it can be such a hassle to clean up. I created this "Add It Up" book using the BIA to keep the flashcards together.


Neat, huh? You can do this for flashcards or index cards. It works great for cards that you have to flip through. Some examples: any math flashcards, vocabulary cards for your kids, definition cards, etc.

2. Do you have TONS of photos lying around the place?! Don't have time for a mini album or to create layouts for your scrapbook?! Well, BIA will totally be on your "I need this" list! I took some photos, and just threw them all into a small mini album. It was a quick and easy way to get those photos organized.




With just a handful of photos and a couple pieces of patterned paper, you can make a cute mini album in one night. You don't even have to cut your 4x6 photos! Make sure you keep plenty of owire on hand - you never know what you will try to bind!

3. Some other fun examples to think about:
Banking statements, credit card statements, receipts, recipe cards, important car documents, tax papers, health care papers, etc.

This list is endless, but if anyone else has some FUN ideas, please feel free to comment and share some ideas with us. You never know - your project could be featured in the future!

Hope I inspired some of you to go use your BIA for everyday things!

Hugs,
Sarah

Zutter Zister Design Team Member Sarah de Guzman

16 comments:

Live.Teach.Create said...

I have a "Love Notes" project that I am working on. I love keeping all the cards that my husband gives me but they don't just fit into a scrapbook album all the time and I want to be able to read them. I have put acrylic covers to decorate over the stack of cards that he gave me from when we first started dating until we got married. I will continue making love note albums for the rest of our lives! :) Thank you Zutter!

jacque4u2c said...

These are fantastic creations! What great ideas!

Katie Skiff said...

Ahhh!! I just bought my three kids flashcards, wait, Santa did. Anyway, Santa brought me a BIA! Must be a sign...ok, off to bind it up!

voodoo vixen said...

I bind all my special/hand made Christmas cards each year... I can't stand to throw them out!!

Jeanette said...

Wow! this page is so fun! I discovered it tonight! :) A really nice project to try. I do have some photos that I never will have time to scrapbook. A really smart idea to make a fast mini album. Especially now, when I have bought the Dreamkutz. How fast it's going to get!

wendy said...

I love the idea of throwing unused photos into an album of their own. I have a ton and this is a great idea. I love the flash card book too, my kids always lose the cards and this would keep them together.

daizie said...

that is awesome Sarah!!! I love the flashcard album!! i am totally gonna use that when my littles are a bit older! in fact, i think i will make an alpha version! just a wonderful creation!
thanks for the inspiration!
--Bethany♥

LynneForsythe said...

This is adorable Sarah!!

Diane said...

Cute ideas Sara!

Diane said...

Cute ideas Sara!

Fleursbydesign said...

I love the 4x6 photo's in a mini album Sarah - awesome!

Katie said...

What a cute idea for the flash cards. Just so flashy. ;)

Shelley Haganman said...

So cute!

Mo said...

LOVED the idea of making a quick mini! sarah you rock!

Antonia Krajicek said...

Thanks for all the great ideas Sarah!! :)

Lydia Siegel said...

OMGOODNESS! Sarah I love the "add it up" mini! Im so going to have to do something like that for my kiddos! Or you can send them the one you made...hehehe jk! Love it girlie!