Monday, February 28, 2011

Art Journal Book for the Kiddies

Hello everybody!  How are you all doing?  Fab?  Super fab?  I hope so!  Today we are going to talk about a super quick and easy project you can make for young children.  It is a great project book to take in the car, or when you go out to eat, to the doctor or anywhere you need to keep young children quiet and amused.  I used one of the oh-so-fab 8 x 8 Zutter CoverAlls (the snazzy ones sized for the Zutter Pre-Punched Page Protectors) for the easy peasy cover of this album, as well as some colorful bits and pieces from my embellie stash.  Next I selected some of my fav Zutter Pre-Punched Page Protectors.  They make creating a BREEZE!  One of the things I love about these page protectors is how versatile they are. 
I created a little canvas page that can hold crayons, pencils, markers, or chalk.  Then I used my Pink Bind-It-All (otherwise known as the BIA Version 2.0!) to punch the canvas so it would fit in the book.
Next I used my BIA and punched holes in the "chalkboard fabric" I had glued to a Zutter Clip-Board Wood Cover (one piece, I saved the second piece for another project).
Then I put everything together and assembled them using 1 1/4" Antique Silver O'Wires.
I put the canvas page first, then the "chalkboard" fabric page second. 
Next I filled the page protectors with coloring pages I printed.  There are many free coloring page websites out there.  I selected these images from Better Homes and Gardens. 
Here are a few more pics of my filled page protectors.
I put 6 or so of each printed coloring page in each page protector.  Now my grandkids can either color the same page multiple times, or select several different pages.  Either way, it will be handy for coloring for many visits.  They can use the firm chalkboard as a base for their coloring pages, or  use chalk and draw on the chalkboard, or on their pages.  Whatever they are in the mood for!  I might even put some blank paper in there for them to create their own pictures to color.  This whole project took under one hour, including my printing time.  It can be used for years too, which is a great return of my time, don't you think???  ;) 

Here is the cover, one more time.........
Can't wait to see what you create!  Happy crafting ~ Pam

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cruising Along - A Driving Album

One of the projects which the Beloved and I took before the arrival of our little bundle of joy was to get me my driver's license. Here Down Under, he could coach me and I only had to chalk up a certain number of hours before sitting for my test. One of the "momentos" from this journey (ha ha, pun totally intended!) were the plates attached to the car. As a result, I used them to be the covers for my album. I was glad that my Bind-it-All could easily punch through the plastic that these plates were made of. Now I bet you thought these license plates were metal.  These ones are NOT.  Although the BIA can punch through some metals, most license plate metal is too thick and can potentially damage your tool.  So look for thin craft metal, and if in doubt about metal materials, don't punch it. 

On my owires, I attached ribbons in the colors of the traffic light to add symbolism to the album.
On the inner pages, pictures of my thoughts and places we travelled to as part of my learning experience were added.

So there you have it, a simple and quick project using items you may want to keep to form the covers of your mini album. Have fun creating you own too!

Zutter Zister DT Member Sophie Sim

Friday, February 18, 2011

Art-Full Horizons Road Tour!

Join the Art-Full Horizons founders Donna, Jennifer, and Laura on a Road Tour!! We just might be coming to a crop near you :)

Now through April 2011 we're visiting your favorite local scrapbook stores and dropping in when you're cropping!  Create a free make n take featuring papers from Donna Salazar Designs and Zutter's own Distrezz-It-All and Bind-It-All. Plus we'll have raffles and prizes galore! We'll play and have fun and talk to you about all things AH. Here's where we're stopping:

  • Saturday February 19, 2011 –  Memory Lane Scrapbooking, Los Alamitos, CA
  • Friday February 25, 2011 – Scrapbooking Made Simple, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Saturday February 26, 2011 – Scrapbook Barn, Glibert, AZ
  • Friday March 4, 2011 – Collective Journey, Redlands, CA
  • Saturday March 5, 2011 – Cool Scrapbook Stuff, Poway, CA
  • Saturday March 12, 2011 – Scrapbook Island, San Jose, CA
  • Saturday March 26, 2011 – Pages from the Heart, Monrovia, CA
  • Saturday March 26, 2011 – Scrapbooking Made Simple, Santa Clarita, CA
  • March 25-27, 2011 – Moments in Time, Bakersfield, CA
  • April 2, 2011 – Our Paper Place, Northern California
  • April 1-3, 2011 – Scrapbook Your Life, San Diego, CA
To sign up, just call one of the stores above to reserve your spot.

You won't want to miss this!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Right now in New Hampshire it's ALL ABOUT THE SNOW!! I say...if it's going to be winter.... there needs to be snow!

Hence, the inspirations for my latest Zutter Mini. I used my FAVORITE...a 4 x 4 Canvas Art Board Cover and spritzed it with a Faded Jeans Reinker Mixture. Do you see the Vintage Glitter Glass.... the perfect accent!!

Using the Spellbinders Snowflake Pendant Die, I cut multiple snowflakes from assorted mediums and colored each with various combos of Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky Reinker Mixtures.

Now, onto the  inside pages which were cut using my DreamKuts...I must say I love the ease of this tool!! and ALL my pages are the same size!

In keeping with the theme, I used the Snow Flurries on the Edge Die.
The little ditty was all put together using the AMAZING Bind it All!!

So....regardless of your WEATHER....
there is nothing better than the Bind-it-All to hold your creations ALL TOGETHER!!
(and it even rhymes....hehehe)

Zutter Zister DT Member Lynne Forsythe

Monday, February 14, 2011

Treat Yourself to some Zutter Love!

Fall in love with sharp, dependable cutting tools from Zutter.
For the month of February, both the Dreamkuts and Zutter Kutter are on sale at 20% off!
Now's the time to start a new love relationship with cutting tools that won't let you down.  Limited time only!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love U Much Acrylic Album

Say I LOVE YOU with a sweet memory album this year!
 I wanted to make a quick and easy book for Valentine’s Day and this one was it. This project used very little materials but still makes an impact by maximizing the use of patterned paper.  Use a variety of sizes of small strips of various colors/patterns to make a colorful cover, and then have fun with coordinating colors and patterns for the inside pages.  These pages are ready for some lovey-dovey V-Day photos!

Don't forget an abundance of ribbon for the spine!

Hope you have a sweet Valentine's Day!

OZZ DT Member Lea Sanders

Friday, February 11, 2011

So In Love...

......With my Bind-It-All!

Here's a mini album I made for a class I am teaching this month. To make this mini album I used the Zutter Acrylic covers and cut them down to 4x6 then ran it through my Cuttlebug with an acrylic folder to give it some fun texture.

The inside pages are full of fun techniques like sewing, misting and ribbon flowers. I added some wallet size photos of my family and bound it all together with my Bind-it-All, with some Zutter Baby Pink Owire, which adds just that extra color for this love-themed album!

Celebrate the special people in your life with a mini album dedicated to them!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"I can ZUTTER that!"

Please tell me that I'm not the only person who walks through the office supply store and says to myself... "Oh, look! I could Zutter that!" Happens to me all the time... my poor husband hates when I go to the office supply store 'cause I always come out with bags of "stuff" that I am planning to make projects with!! Here's my most recent office supply project...

I don't know about you, but I tend to look in the fridge, see what kind of meat I have, and then look up recipes on the internet and print them... then I have to search through all my "junk" drawers in the kitchen to find the slip of paper with that yummy chicken stew that I made... This great recipe book is the perfect answer!! I used 5 black pocket folders, some pretty paper and ribbon, the From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge and of course, the Bind-it-All! Label the folders with the tags for the categories you like to cook, and tuck your printed recipes in the pockets... Makes a great (and easy) gift as well!


So give all those supplies you have lying around a good never know what you can come up with!

  • Zutter Bind-it-All
  • Zutter 1" Black OWires
  • Patterned Papers by My Little Yellow Bicycle-Savory
  • Bazzil Cardstock
  • Cricut Cartridge "From My Kitchen"
  • Maya Road Cream Pleated Trim
  • Sizzix Tag dies
  • Tim Holtz Edge die
  • 2-Pocket Folders
  • Twine
OZZ DT Member Julie Ann Kelley