Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lazy Days of Zummer!

We are on Day Four of the Zutter Zummer blog special and we are delighted to share a project from Original Zutter Zister, Julie Ann Kelly, of Massachusetts.  This project highlights the ease with which you can create a great album with a few Zutter products and tools.
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 I LOVE summer-time... Sun, and warmth, and oh-so-many opportunities for fun pictures!! My husband had to travel to California for work, and we turned it into an amazing family vacation!! Here's the book that I made to capture just the highlights of the trip, a fun book that the kids can take to school in the fall to show all their friends...

I used an 8x8 Zutter Acrylic cover for the front of the album, and Zutter 8x8 white Chipboard for the back. The inside pages are 8x11 plain white cardstock, scored (with my Scor-it-All) at 3.5 inches to create a little flap (I like to journal on the insides of things). And, I used the super fun Echo Park "Summer Days" papers and stickers to decorate.

To create the book, I simply alternated the folded papers (so the flaps would be on the inside and outside of the binding) and bound with the covers... Then added the super fun papers and stickers!! A super fun way to create a little book... now I just need to print some pictures and get them glued in!!


With just a few folds and flaps, you can have a great looking album ready to go in no time...and isn't that what you want, especially in the summer?  Now get out and enjoy your day!
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And now, for the Zummer Special of the Day........

50% off the unique and fun Spinner Album Kit!

Sale $12.50 - Regularly $24.99
Create a three-dimensional album, with the ease, versatility and customization that only the Bind-it-All can offer!  The Spinner Album Kits comes with everything you need to make a one-of-a-kind memory project. 
Use this promo code: Zummer-Spin50
You can only use this code through July 16 and only one discount code per order.
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Today's giveaway prize is for the product above...a Spinner Album Kit! Leave a comment below describing or linking to a Bind-it-All project you love - either one you've made or one you've seen.
We'll draw a winner on Monday!

34 comments:

Kottens corner said...

I really like my Bind It All calendar. It´s very useful and the papers used matches my room.

http://kottenscorner.blogspot.com/2011/02/bind-it-all-calender.html

By Shawna Rae said...

I don't have a Bind It All... yet... hope to one day soon!! But I have admired so many projects that I've seen on your blog and this one was one of my favorites:
http://binditall.blogspot.com/2010/12/car-games-bia-album.html

I would love to make this one for my grandkids to keep them busy on their trips to see me - I'm sure they parents would love that too!...LOL

Pam said...

I love using my Bind-it-all to make gatefold albums...this tool makes it so easy...

Cassie_lu said...

I love to use my bind-it-all to make little books coloring/notebooks for the kids in our families. They also make great little birthday gifts :)

Robyn said...

http://rainbowweaves.blogspot.com/2011/04/byhand-artist-envelope-book-swap.html
The was a great swap held together with the BIA

jackie 4124 said...

I bought the my Bind- it-All several years ago. I love it. My favorite project I made was a birthday notebook. I used scrap pp and printed out my calender. NO excuse for me to forget someones birthday now

Denise Foor said...

My sister and I make calendars for Christmas gifts every year using the Bind-it-All. I also love to make mini albums using coasters with my machine, too.
http://www.denisefoor.blogspot.com/

Annette said...

THis is my first mini album. I am still learning...
Here is the link to my mini album:
http://myclevercreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-first-mini-album.html

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I've made several, but not enuf albums...but this is my favorite, you can see it all in my post here:
http://iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com/2008/01/12-tags-book.html

Sheila said...

I like how you scored various pages for inside flaps on which to journal. Excellent idea.

Donna said...

How adorable is this book! Thanks for the cance to win!

Monica said...

I really like the graduation book I made for one of my daughters! I love my bind it all!

nannette13 said...

I'm looking forward to making my guide in the BIA 101 class! I haven't made anything on my own yet, but want to get started right away!

Linda said...

I love the Spiner Album Kits featured today! Just ordered for Christmas gifts...what a great way to keep up with the grandchildren's photos and display them easily!

TeacherMom said...

Great project again today!!! I made my Dad a calendar with all the family's important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc) so that he could at least try to stay on top of things!!!! I have also make some awesome mini albums for gifts and people love them!!!! Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration this week. Keeping my fingers crossed for some awesome BIA giveaways!!!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

nancy said...

This is another really cute summer book. I especially liked the Artsy Beach Bound Journal that you showed on Tuesday. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Debbie D said...

When my daughter got married, I created a 6x6 album using my BIA & pictures of her & her husband as babies & growing up. The pictures were of them in similar poses, ie first time sitting up, on a swing, etc. It turned out really cute, unfortunately I didn't take pictures of it, before giving it to her.

Lisa Mala6 said...

I love my bia. My favorite book to make comes from following the paper trail that has a 6 pages and binds it using 3/4" wires to hold the pocket pages together.

Jingle said...

I actually received a beautifully created mini album a few years ago done with the BIA! It was quite large for a mini and had spirals on both sides with the pages alternating. Very cool! The cover opened in the middle.

DJohnson517 said...

I love my new bind it all. I made my first journal it wasn't perfect but i'll use it anyway. I was looking for ideas on what to make with my bind it all and I came across the mini album from Linda at Follow the paper trail. I think this will be my next project. Here is the link.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED-Aik4YUmc

Bast said...

Adorable album! Love the acrylic cover and the summer colors! Beautiful job!

I am currently working on a mini recipe album which I will use my BIA. My fav project to date is a Halloween mini titled 'bugs and hisses'. Made this album after taking the BIA 101 class at MCC.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

juliem said...

I am still loving the album on Tuesday.

Fleursbydesign said...

Cute album love all the flaps and folds :)

The Gov. said...

I love using my Bind It All to make mini albums.

ann said...

Just got my BIA as a gift. Can't wit to use it. I plan on making some mini albums of our travels.

Scrapin Kat said...

I love by BIA -- BTW I am giving away the BIA book on my blog www.scrapinkats.blogspot when I reach 200- I received it at ARt-Full and I have one at home-- I have to say I have made about 4 minis since then! THanks for the fun!

Lisa said...

I made a mini album about my sweet dog Lucy. I used corrugated pages and transparencies, made pockets for journaling tags and covered chipboard with patterned paper. I love the chunkiness and texture of it! My Bind It All bound it with no problems! I made it at a crop, all the ladies looked at me like I was nuts while I was tearing up a used cardboard box and then tearing the top layer off exposing the inner corrugations. But when I was done, they all wanted to see it and many oohs and ahhs were heard!

Melissa said...

As a new Copic marker owner, I was excited to find this Copic color book created with a Bind-It-All: http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/2010/08/excerpts-from-my-copic-coloring-book.html

Now I want to make one for myself!

jordanbev5 said...

Here is the Make and Take I came up with at a convention. Can it be with a Distress It All?? www.beverlyjordan.blogspot.com/2011/06/Taught-at-Creating-Keepsakes-convention.html

Lady_Jane said...

My favourite Bind-it-all project is the perpetual Birthday/Anniversary calendar I made for my Grandma. The hardest part of the whole project was getting the information from all my family memebers!

Mara Domene said...

your work is lovely!

pamala said...

Fun and colorful album! Love it!

Holly S said...

I don't have a bind it all but I do have a few projects I'd love to do when I get one...here is one of my favorites:
http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/117846-hilaryscraps/1392916-pickin-pumpkins-mini-album/

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Recently my daughter (with a little help from dear old mom) made a travel journal for a summer trip to her uncle's. She is even a 'guest designer' on my blog for this little project. She really loved posting on my blog.
http://millermall.blogspot.com/2011/07/extra-special-superstar-guest-designer.html