Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Bask In The Sun" Class with Jennifer Priest

Join Zutter Zister Jennifer Priest for a fabulous class with a unique binding created with the Zutter Bind-It-All.  
Bask In The Sun Mini Book Class

July 31, 2011


Scrapbooking Made Simple, Santa Clarita, CA

Ph: 626-298-1112

August 6, 2011

Cool Scrapbook Stuff, Poway, CA

August 20, 2011
Pages From the Heart, Monrovia, CA
Ph: 626-358-5334

Cruising in the Bahamas, basking in the sun on white sand beaches by turquoise water, enjoying traveling during the warm summer months..that's what this 6x12 mini book featuring Authentique papers is all about! This mini is filled with all kinds of details -- you'll receive a diecut cardstock sheet from Authentique PLUS a full word sticker sheet to create custom journaling in the book. Plus all the buttons, trims, and Smooch Spritz inks Jennifer Priest is known to include in her classes. 
We'll also create a custom gate fold style binding using the Bind It All machine in class--start with a pile of chipboard, tags, file folders, and paper and leave with a completed book. We'll also use the Distrezz-It-All to add unique, weathered texture to the pages. To sign up for this class, please call the stores listed above.

Jennifer Priest

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Zutter Zanta is in town - And you still have time to register for class!

Want to get a head start on holiday crafting?  It's Christmas in July with your Bind-it-All!  No time like the "present" to get going on fun crafting ideas.  The best thing is, these ideas can be used year-round - not just for the holidays - and with supplies you likely have already or can be adapted to what you already have.

Need a sleigh full of handmade, homemade holiday gifts in a hurry?  Grab your Bind-it-All and let Zutter Zanta guide you!

  • Week 1 Projects: Mini Album in Minutes, Gift Tags/Ornaments, Home for Holidays Album, Resolutions Album
  • Week 2 Projects: Magnet Frames w/Zutter Rivets, NOEL Banner, CD Album, Hanging Wipe Board/Memo Pad
Class starts July 12, for 2 weeks  ~   $15  ~   Read more and register here.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Last Chance for BIA 101 Zummer School!

Bind-it-All 101:
Punching & Binding and ZO Much More
4 Weeks - $25
Classes began July 18  -  but join anytime and view lessons at your own pace. You will have classroom access for at least 6 weeks!

Join Founding Zutter Zister Nan Paturzo in this info rich and project packed "101" course on everything you need to know about how to use your Bind-it-All.  Taught exclusively at My Creative Classroom.  This 4-week course will have you punching and binding everything you can imagine...and then some!

Classes start Monday, July 18, but you can register anytime.  Take the course at your own pace, from anywhere you have a computer and internet access.  Suitable for the BIA V2.0 (pink) or the original blue version tool.

More information and register CLICK HERE

Monday, July 18, 2011

Zummer Week Winners!

Thank you Zutter Zister fans for spending last week with us celebrating Zutter Zummer! We are definitely doing this again before packing up the beach gear and going back to school!  We had such nice response that we have decided to extend the shopping specials for a bit longer (we heard from those of you on vacation and needing more time!)  Don't let US stop you from getting what you want.  So take advantage of the deals with these coupon codes for a limited time.
 Zutter Kutter - $100 off - now $69.99 - coupon code: Zummer-Kutter100

Bind-it-All - 25% off - now $56.25 - coupon code: Zummer-BIA25

Dreamkuts - 20% off - now $78.40 - coupon code: Zummer-DK20
Spinner Album Kit - 50$ off - now $12.50 - coupon code: Zummer-Spinner50

Distrezz-it-All - 20% off - now $31.99 - coupon code: Zummer-DZ20

Chipboard & Inner Pages - 50% off all chipboard and pages sets - coupon code: Zummer-Chip50  (does not include corrugated board)

Fine Print: Only ONE coupon code can be used per transaction, so if you want multiple deals, you must complete separate transactions. Some other specials may not apply to the Zummer deals, so read up at http://www.binditall.com/.

Now for the really important stuff....the random winners from each daily drawing.  Congrats to you all - hope you all got some Zummer inspiration.  Please email nan@binditall.com with your shipping address and item you won.
Happy Zummer crafting!

Day 1 - Distrezz-it-All Winner:
Day 2 - Cover-Alls Pack Winner:
Day 3 - Distrezz-it-All Winner:
Day 4 - Spinner Album Kit Winner:
Day 5 - Chipboard & Inner Pages Winner: 

Congratulations winners! (and thanks to my daughter for helping to organize and pull the winners...it was a lot of little bits of paper!)

We do want to have another week of Zutter Zummer...tell us what you want to win next time! Have a great week!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ahhhhhh Zummer! Chipboard Decor!

When it's this hot and summery, EVERYday feels like the weekend, doesn't it?  Welcome to Friday, and today's special zummer project from Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith, up in beautiful BC, Canada.
Ocean breezes, salty air, lazy days and beach time fun. Summer is a wonderful time to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. Or should I say Zutter Zummer ;)  What better way to recall those summer memories than with a framed decor piece that you can enjoy and admire at everyday.
 To create this mantle/shelf frame piece, cover the chipboard with patterned paper, I used the new Sunshine Broadcast line from Sassafras Lass which I am in love with. For this piece I used a 6"x6" Zutter Chipboard Covers for the center and two 4"x6" Zutter Chipboard Covers for the sides.
Use the Bind-It-All to create the punched holes and thread twine through the holes to join the three pieces together. This can also work with Zutter Owires, though the twine gives it a nice twist on the look.

Finish it off by adding your favorite summer photos and some fun embellishments.

I know every time I look at this it will make me smile and remember the Zummer sunshine!
And now, for the Zummer Special of the Day........
inspired by Fleur's chipboard decor piece......
50% off ALL Chipboard and Inner Pages
That's right - everything on this page is 50% off with this code:  Zummer-Chip50
Stock up on sturdy chipboard in sizes from 4X4 up to 13X13.  
There is also coordinating inner cardstock page packages for most sizes.
You can only use this code through July 16 - that's tomorrow -  and only one discount code per order.
For today's giveaway....leave a comment and tell us 1) what YOU are making with your Bind-it-All this weekend, and 2) what your favorite thing is to do on a hot summer weekend!  We'll draw a winner Monday for a variety supply package of Zutter Chipboard and Inner Cardstock Pages.  Yippee!

Have a great, super hot, super fun, Zummery weekend!

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.
 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!
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.
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!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Zutter Joins the Smashbook Craze!

Welcome to Day Three of our Zutter Zummer blog special.  Today's Zutter Zister project comes from Camilla Isaksson of the beautiful country of Sweden! She's hopped on board the "smash book" craze - and brought her Bind-it-All along for the fun!
Ok, I admit, at first, I didn´t really get the smash book thing...What is it? What´s all the fuss about!?
After a little investigating and playing, I totally get it, and I had to make my own.  A smash book is a totally fun, easy way of memory keeping.  It's basically a little scrapbook/journal on-the go.  No rules or "musts" to the content or design, you add your thoughts, ideas, memories, and notes along with simple embellishments and SMASH them all together!

So to make my own version of this fun idea, I used the Zutter Clear Acrylic Folder Tabs (7,5"x5") as a base for my smash. Then I cut out a lots, and lots of patterned paper. I put in homemade envelopes to store some tickets, diecuts and other things. The envelopes I made my self from a toturial that a swedish girl, called Ami made. See her envelope tutorial here (in Swedish...)  Envelope tutorial  Or, you can use the Scor-it-All Envelope Template and cut your own as well.
On the tabs, I put some sentences, like "just smash it" - but you could use other journaling prompts like "always remember", "for today" or whatever motivates you.
Here is the homemade envelope.
It´s easy to punch holes in the Zutter acrylic with the Bind-it-All - the Zutter acrylic is just the right thickness and flexibiity for the tool without damaging either.  You can  also make the holes in the acrylic with Rivet hole punch set and the Pound-it-All. (these tools are on sale, by the way! here)
The acrylic really puts a unique twist on the project!  Hope you make yourself a smashbook!
And now, for the Zummer Special of the Day........

20% off the Distrezz-it-All

The only electric, hand-held distrezzer in the industry!  Say good bye to sanding and filing, and use this handy tool to distress cardboard, cardstock with ease and speed!  Use promo code: Zummer-DZ20 
You can only use this code through July 16 and only one discount code per order.
For today's giveaway....leave a comment telling us what you would put in your smash book this summer.  From random thoughts, to ticket stubs.....what would be most memorable from your summer thus far?  We're giving away a Distrezz-it-All today....so leave a comment for the random drawing - announced on Monday!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Artsy Beach Bound Journal

Welcome to DAY TWO of Zutter Zummer........I'm Lynne Forsythe from beautiful New Hampshire, thanks for popping in! What a Zummer it has been but I am SOOO looking forward to my Beach Vacation coming up in August. With all that having been said....I decided to create a Beach Bound Memory Book using one of my favorite Zutter product - the Cover-Alls!
I began by gathering my supplies:
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paint
(various colors) Multi Medium ~ Matte
Petaloo Color Me Flowers
Hero Arts ~ Sweet Threads
Ranger ~ Archival Ink & Peeled Paint Reinker Mixture
Bella Blvd ~ Alphas

Let the fun begin.......
I covered the Cover~All with dictionary pages with Multi Medium. Placed dabs of paint on my Craft Mat and began to color away!!!
I then stamped on the cover with Archival Ink.
I soaked up the left over paint with Petaloo Color Me flowers.
I dry brushed white paint over top of cover.
With my handy dandy Dreamkuts machine I cut PERFECT 6 x 6 pages for the inside of my book!
I then bound all my pages together with the A~MAZING Bind~it~All!!!
And there you have it.......my Beach Journal!!

Thank you for stopping by and joining the Zutter Zisters as we celebrate ZUTTER ZUMMER!!
And now, for the Zummer Special of the Day........

inspired by Lynne's perfect 6X6 pages.....
20% off the wonder-tool - The Dreamkuts!

Cut mats with ease and never replace the blade.  
Want to see the Dreamkuts in action?  Check out Video Chapter 5 here.
Use this promo code: Zummer-DK20
You can only use this code through July 16 and only one discount code per order.
For today's giveaway....want to win a variety pack of Cover-Alls in sizes and shapes to you in easy-to-put-together minis for awhile?  By the way,original Cover-Alls are on clearance at Bind-it-all.com - now until they are gone, so don't delay, if you love these covers!  No coupon code  needed and no limit. Click here to order.

Leave a comment with your best keepin' cool tips or favorite beach memories!
We'll draw a winner on Monday!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Basking in the Zummer Zunshine!

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!

Bind It All, owires by Zutter
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
And now, for the Zummer Special of the Day........
25% off the ever wonderful Bind-it-All!
Sale $56.25 - Regular: $74.99
If you've been wanting to upgrade from the original blue, want to have a second one, give a gift, or need a push to take the plunge for the first time, no better time than now with 25% off!  Input this code on the order form:  Zummer-BIA25
Discount is valid only through July 16 - one coupon code per order.
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!
We will select a random winner on Monday - for a Zutter Distrezz-it-All!  The only electric handheld distrezzing tool and companion tool to the Bind-it-All, Dreamkuts and all the Zutter tools!

Thank you for visiting the Zutter Zisters Bind-it-All blog this week.  Each day this week we will have a new project to share and another chance to win something Zutterlicious!