Thursday, August 11, 2011

Have Bind-it-All, will Smash...

Last month when we ran our first Zutter Zummer week, Zutter Zister Camilla Isaksson from Sweden shared her Acrylic Tab Cover version of a Bind-it-All Smash Book.   The project inspired so many people, including OZZ DT Member, Annette West, who has come up with her version of this popular memorabilia trend.  Make your own Smash Book with your Bind-it-All, some handy cover materials, your spark of ingenuity, and Zutter Owires!

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Everywhere I go and every forum I visit the latest talk is all Smash books - and sadly I am old enough to remember doing a very similar thing in my distant youth before it had such a fun name!!  The great thing about the Smash rage is that it is allowing people to just 'play'... no worries about background paper matching, following a page map or spending an hour deciding where to put that particular embellie... you have something you want to keep to remind you of a fun time and you glue it in, add the date and don't sweat the other stuff. Smash books are liberating!  I did look at buying one from my local scrap store but I sort of paused and thought that '"heck, I could make one for waaaay less" -- so that is what I did. Have Bind-it-All, will Smash...
I used a paper stack I have had sitting for a while... which is another good reason to make a Smash book... use up some of those papers we have sitting there!!
I added index tabs so that I could make the book relevant to what I wanted to Smash, such as.....
.....my Calgary Stampede page with tickets in a plastic pocket.
Made some pages with flaps to give me extra space.
Added some ATC holder pages for small stuff.
Made pocket pages for slipping leaflets and such.
Page from our night out to see Wicked for our Anniversary.
Lots of pockets... can't resist a pocket or two!! 
Folded the papers to make the pages a large pocket so that I can pop stuff into the pocket and it won't get lost until I have time to glue it in. 
More ATC pockets for tickets or small artwork.
Tip: If you want to be able to use these plastic sheets in your BIA it is best to glue two strips of contrasting paper over the holes section - it will then be easier to punch without the plastic getting caught up in the punching channel.

Zutter Tools Used:
Zutter Kutter for the chipboard covers - 8" x 6"
Bind-It-All with 1" Antique Brass owires
Scor-it-All for folding the pages and pockets
Other Stuff:
Tim Holtz Bird Cage Die, StampinUp index tab punch, Colorbok Woodhaven mixed media pack papers, Collector's Album Refills cut down to fit, Tags were paint chips from Martha Stewart, K&Co Smash Pads and tape. 
What do all Bind-it-All divas need?  OWIRE!  Or, as the Zisters call it....OH-Wire! It's ON SALE and the giveaway prize this week!  Enjoy 25% off all regular priced Zutter Owire, including bulk boxes.
Use coupon code:  Zummer-OH25.  Shop here for Zutter Owire.
Note: One coupon code per transaction.  If you wish to take advantage of multiple Zummer coupon offers, please complete separate orders.

But wait, there's more.  All Baby Blue and Baby Pink owire is 35% off  - no coupon code required, so you can take advantage of all the owire savings.  This Bind-it-All staple rarely goes on sale, so STOCK UP NOW!

Win a sample pack of Zutter Owire colors and sizes on today's post.  Leave a comment below telling us what you are paper crafting/scrapping now, or what your latest Zutter project was.
We will draw and announce a random winner on Monday!

WE LOVE ZUMMER!

35 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow! Very impressive with the pockets, different style pages...I really like what you did. It must have taken quite some time to do it.

Lucy said...

Thanks; I love how you made an "old" idea "new" again! Perfect!

Bast said...

Absolutley adorable. TFS and thanx for the inspiration!

Lately I have been using my bind it all for mini books. Next on my list is to make a smash book.

Rose said...

Making pocket pages using cardstock makes a PERFECT presentation! Lovin' your Smash book! ~ Rose

connie said...

Well not working on anything at the moment..getting ready for school which started yesterday. So I will be doing back to school LO's soon. Thanks for a chance to win.

Sammibug said...

Very cool idea! I need to try this, now. I'm currently working on a memory book for a relative.

Janice said...

What a great idea to use an old stack that you're not using; gives it continuity when every page is different. I've always used a 8x6 sketch book. I'm working on a dog mini for a friend.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love all the added pockets! Currently I'm working on cards.

fifib said...

Great idea, I love it, I love the pockets.

mommahobbit said...

my latest zutter project was a vintage recipe project. I LOVE MY ZUTTER.
mommahobbit@columbiawireles.ca

Sandy said...

Love all of the pockets and the fun styles of pages! I am in the midst of creating cards for Troops and finally creating a birthday mini for my sons (they are 26 and 30)... I will be using my Bind-It-All to bind the mini when it's ready!

disneylisa said...

I finally printed and started scrapping photos from a summer trip to France 2 years ago. I intersperse that with starting on xmas cards.

Taffy said...

I just completed a junque joournal for my cousin. Love that I can use my BIA for it instead of buying a book. Plus use old papers. Lol. Thanks sharing thus and I so need to remember the clear sheets.

Ila said...

What a Fabulous book!!...love all the pockets!! I'm going to have to try this!!

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Think I might have to have a go at this as I love my bind it all and those coloured o wires would make it extra pretty!!

Yategirl said...

I am a newbie to the world of bind-it all's and I am addicted! I have made my two boys a "smash book" and I'd love to have some coloured wires to use to make one for me!

Jingle said...

I have so been thinking about making one of these and now I totally want to do it! Thanks for the push!!! I have some cards on my list, but this just jumped up a bit, that's for sure!

Yolanda said...

wow an amazing book, love all the pockets, it has given me the inspiration to try my own.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Smashing my dear, simply smashing! I'm in the middle of the BIA class, so I am currently working on my Coverall lesson! Btw, the class is really way fun, and I am learning so much!

Karen said...

I've never heard of a "My Smash Book" and I love the idea. This one really inspires me to make one for me and my friends. It will be fun to take some of my favorite papers and put them together to hold special memories for all of us. A great project idea. Thanks!

Azimuth said...

I love it! I'll be making one next. with any luck I might make a dent in all the "stuff" I've collected over the years. at the very least I hope not to allow it to grow further!

Jimjams said...

As it happens my latest Zutter project was a travel themed smash book for my son - you can see it here :D

GinnyPapp said...

Lots of inspiration on this entry. Am currently finishing yp Thanksgiving memory books.

Lalo aka "missbliss" said...

fell in love with the smash book when i saw it and after i saw the demo video i said to myself..."i can make that with my zutter"...love my zutter and now making smash books for everyone i know is what i'm doing now!!!

Robyn said...

latest zummer project was a smash type book with lots of blank pages to carry in my pack and I'm working on an ATC a week and a zentangle daily- that might become a zuttertangle book!

Penny said...

I really want to make a Smash book. This one is an inspiration. I will be looking through my paper to see what I can come up with. TFS

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Lisa Mala6 said...

What great book. Love the idea of it, too.

I have been making different mini books to sell at the fall craftshow.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Oh I love your book, so elegant and functional

Dawn said...

I'm scrapping pictures of my new baby, would love to win so I can make loads of mini books

Ali said...

That is very beautiful - love all the colours, the tabs and the little pockets.

ntsisterz said...

I have always had some kind of smash book but now my BIA will make it better!

Fleursbydesign said...

The Bind-It-All is so perfect to make your own Smash Books - love it!

Candace said...

Smash books are sooo liberating and that IS why I love them!! Right now I'm working on my weight loss journal. It's kind of like my smash album.

YorkshireKaren said...

Love your Smash book Annette, it inspired me to make my own. Treated myself to a Bind It All for my birthday, and used it to bind my Smash book as my first project. I love it! Can't wait to enrol on the September beginners course now, and get binding!

shazza said...

I just started a mixed media type journal to play around in and try different techniques out. LOVE this Smash album although I've never seen it before I think it's just become my " To Do Now " project. Thanks so much for sharing and the inspiration your stunning journal has given. I love all the different pockets too
Many thanks for the chance to win some owires