This is the last part of my series about making custom books with your Bind-It-All. A few days ago I shared with you a little about why I love the Bind-It-All -- it's the ability to make custom books from just about anything!!! In my classes I am always trying to push the envelope of what the Bind-It-All can do. Today I am sharing a few more of the custom books I've made and a little about how I made them. ANYONE with ANY skill level can make these books!!
This is a 4x4 mini that is so easy and affordable to create yet packs a creative punch. I taught this as part of a Projects Class using Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe line. Here are the supplies you need:
- Two 4x4 Chipboard or Clipboard Wood Covers
- Two Sheets of Patterned Paper cut to 4x4
- Two Sheets of another Patterned Paper cut to 4x4
- One 12x12 Sheet cut to NINE 4x4 pages
- 6 Loops 1/2" Zutter O-Wire
- Embellishments for the Cover
For about $48 (24 sheets cardstock @ 60 cents a sheet + 6 Sheets Patterned Paper @ 80 cents each + 1 box 1/2" O-Wires @ $4.49 + 24 packs of 4x4 Chipboard Covers @ 99 cents) you can create 24 mini books to use as gifts. That is just amazing!! Graduations, Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation Week...all kinds of occasions for which you need a thoughtful yet affordable gift are great times to make a book this.
And here is one more example, this time with 3x4 Chipboard and 3x4 inner pages:
Here's one last idea while I am talking about custom books:
Birthday Party Hat Book
This is a birthday hat shaped book I made using gift cards, an actual greeting card from the birthday and chipboard pages to create a mini book about my son's first birthday. I taught this book as a class after everyone loved my inspiration piece, a birthday hat book using real hats in the Bind It All Around the World Idea Book (which is an awesome resource -- if you have not bought one and you have a Bind-It-All, you NEED this book!).
On this mini I glued photos on the fronts and back of chipboard pages using very little paper. I used stickers to cover some of the chipboard pages as well. After all of the pages were covered with paper, including the backs of gift cards, I was ready to bind the book.
Stack all of the pages in order, placing the back cover onto the front of the book and thread the O-Wires from the back of the book towards the front. Close the wires using the Bind-It-All and flip the back cover to back of the book. Decorate!
I hope these last few posts I have shared have given you some binding ideas and tips that will help you use our Bind-It-All to create your own custom creations unlike anything in any store. Be a binding artist!!
Posted by Jennifer Priest
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