Welcome to the Zummer of Zutter - where the crafting is easy! We are kicking off a week of summer-themed projects, with this beauty from Original Zutter Zister, Jennifer Priest. Jennifer has a loyal following of fans, and you can see why her classes are some of the most popular in Southern California!
A few years back we discovered a nice, semi-private beach in part of Corona Del Mar, near Newport Beach, CA. It is a bit of a hike down a crazy hill but well worth it -- privacy, tide pools, clean sand...it's still my favorite. This summer our first beach trip was to Corona Del Mar. Our niece and nephews joined us and we had a grand time.This is the first time I have ever created a mini book within weeks of the event and I have to tell you, it is so rewarding! This mini only took me a couple of hours (measured in episodes of Real Housewives of New Jersey --heehee) to create and embellish.
I used a Clear Scraps Chipboard Uturn Album to capture these wonderful "first of summer" memories of my family. The arrows lend a fun, whimsical feel to the album while the beach themed papers I chose help continue the beach theme throughout the book. This book came with two binder rings binding it. I can't tell you how many times people have told me in classes how much they love how sturdy their Bind-It-All bound books are and then they compare that binding to wobbly binder rings. I have to agree! It's easy to convert a binder ring binding to an owire based binding, especially when the binding side of the book is a straight edge. And if you are creating a heavily embellished book that will likely be handled a lot, it's a great idea to convert the binding to the sturdier owire option.
To start, I covered all the pages of the album with paper and cut them out with a craft knife. This covers the binder ring holes, creating a fresh canvas for the Bind-It-All to punch. After I bound the book with owire, it was nice and sturdy, ready to accept the heavy dose of embellishments I loaded it up with!
I also took advantage of the continuous owire binding by adding extra tags, postcards, and kraft envelopes as mini pages between the chipboard pages. I used 1" Antique Brass owires to bind the book. I then added photos and embellishments.
You can easily convert any album with a straight edge into an owire bound masterpiece using your Bind It All. Summer photos are calling. Come on, create a book for them using your trusty Bind-It-All!
Clear-N-Chip Carson's Park by Clear Scraps
Clear Scraps Chipboard Uturn Album by Clear Scraps
Paper by Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments by Epiphany Crafts
Stickers by Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, American Crafts, October Afternoon, KI Memories
Ink by Clearsnap
Cardstock by Bazzill
Diecuts by Accu-Cut
Ribbon by May Arts, Bo Bunny Press, hydrangeahippo.etsy.com, Polka Dot Whimsy
Visit by blog at http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Please leave a comment on this post and tell us about one of your favorite summer memories. We hope reminiscing will give you motivation to pull out your Bind-it-All and craft a quick project to hold memories of THIS Zummer!
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