Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Haunting We Will Go

I love halloween! It's one of my favorite times of the year.  I love carving pumpkins, seeing my kids get dressed up and trick or treating.
Here's a quick and easy Bind-it-All mini album celebrating all things scary and creepy.
For the cover, I used a die cut paper and simply cut it to the size I needed it, added some halloween graphics and title and you have a quick title page.
For the inside, I kept it really simple and added one picture wrapped in twine and one or two embellishments. 
 Celebrate Halloween this year with a quick Bind-it-All mini album!

ZZ DT Member, Fleur Smith

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Colorful, Quick & Custom

 I made this project for a dear friend of mine who was changing jobs. This book is for her friends and co-workers to write their well-wishes in. Try repurposing things in your projects. The flowers inside the book are actually table confetti that I found in the bridal section of the craft store. They made perfect embellishments. You can find lots of items for your projects that weren’t packaged for scrapbooking.

With some brightly colored paper, and simple tools like border punches, you can create dazzling pages to showcase photos and other memorabilia.  Of course, your Bind-it-All makes creating custom books easy as ever!

Zutter Products:
Zutter Tools Used: Bind-it-All
Owire Size & Color: 1” Antique Silver

Other Materials:
SEI - patterned paper, epoxy stickers, brads; Bazzill – textured cardstock; EK Success – foam alpha stickers;Prima – flower;flower table confetti 

See if you can create your own colorful book for someone special (you, perhaps?)

OZZ DT Member Lea Sanders

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bind-it-All 101: Punching & Binding and ZO Much More!

Bind-it-All 101:
Punching & Binding and ZO Much More
4 Weeks - $25
Last session this Fall!
Class begins November 1 -  but join anytime and view lessons at your own pace.
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!

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.
Read about all the upcoming Fall classes online here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Charity Wings Ebay Auctions - Yummy Zutter Goodies!

Our friends at Charity Wings (formerly known as Scrapbook Royalty) is holding ebay auctions this month to raise funds for the Inland Empire Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  It IS PINK RIBBON month, after all.  And while we would support this cause anyway, it's even better when the auction consists of piles of Zutter supplies. So check out the bundles - opening bids are only $1!!!!  Follow this link to bid and review all the auctions.  These auctions close on October 20!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fabulous Folds Online Class - With Linda Dotterer

The Scor-it-All by Zutter is a hot, must have tool in paper crafting. This scoring board gives paper crafters clean and crisp straight lines for folding sheets of paper into creative cards and gift wrappings.

Fun and Fabulous Folds is a 4-week online class featuring the Scor-it-All Board by Zutter, the makers of the Bind-it-All.

Class curriculum includes:
  • Week 1: We will start with a brief overview of the scoring tool and then move on to different styles of greeting cards.
  • Week 2: We will continue with more greeting cards, with a focus on pocket cards.
  • Week 3: We will move on to creating envelopes and pockets. During this week, we
  • will be using the Scor-It-All Envelope-It A2 template.Week 4: We will finish the class with boxes and bags.
The skill level for this class is Beginner but all skill levels are welcome to join the fun!  This class includes weekly downloadable PDF handouts as well as slide show presentations.  No set time for the lessons - you view the course materials on your own time schedule, at your own pace!
Class instructor is Linda Dotterer.  Linda fell in love with paper over 10 years ago when she started scrapbooking. This love of paper has spilled over into other paper crafts. Linda has had over 50 projects published in a variety of magazines including Just Cards, Paper Crafts, and CardMaker. Linda was also a member of the first My Cute Stamps Design Team. In 2009, Linda became an instructor at My Creative Classroom so she could share her love of paper crafting with others!

 Fabulous Folds with the Scor-it-All
Class Starts October 24, 2011 - 4 Weeks

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A New Beginning (using the Distrezz-it-All!)

We are pleased to share this project with you from the
Design Team from Donna Salazar Designs 
featuring the Zutter Distress-it-All and Zutter Corrugated Board
Hello lovely friends!!  Natasha here to share a layout about one of the most important changes in my life... my marriage to my other half, my soulmate.  We got married in January 2010, on a cold, yet special winter's day.  We did not have a big wedding; we were married at City Hall accompanied by those close to our hearts.  We were dressed in matching Juan Valdez sweatshirts because of the sentimental value they hold.  We used to spend endless hours drinking coffee and talking at Juan Valdez Cafe in Pereira,  Colombia.  It is like our little haven where we shared stories and just enjoyed every moment together.  
For this layout, I mostly used Donna Salazar's Theater papers from her Antiquities Collection.  I love the subtle colors on these papers.  I also used a sketch made by my talented friend, Michelle Grant.  The photo was taken on our wedding day as we celebrated with family. 
The scalloped heart and coordinating pearls are made by Want2Scrap.  They manufacture Nestaboard and Nestabling that coordinate with Spellbinders' Nestabilities dies.  Check out their site  to see some of the gorgeous bling they offer!  
I love the texture that hemp cord adds to a layout.  And of course, I couldn't forget my beloved eyelets!
This gorgeous ornate corner is manufactured by The Dusty Attic.  It's nearly impossible for me to create something without some Dusty Attic chipboard.  These pieces add such beautiful dimension and elegance to any project.
I created my layout on Zutter corrugated board that was painted white and misted with Smooch Spritz in grape, cashmere and mixed berries.  The edges were distressed with a Zutter Distrezz-it-All.
Behind the heart is a die-cut made from Donna's Shadow Flowers die.  These dies make perfect accents for any layout.  The tag behind the photo was cut using her new dies, Creative Book Pages Two.
I titled my layout 'A New Beginning' because my relationship with my husband marked a beautiful change in my life.  Before I met him, I had a difficult life.  I was unhappy with myself and I struggled to take care of two children on my own.  My husband has been the source of great changes in my life, and I am who I am today because of him. 

Below is a quick tutorial on how I added texture to the chipboard element behind my title.
Supplies Needed:
  • Chipboard Element
  • Smooch Spritz
  • Embossing Powder (I used white.)
  • Embossing Ink
  • Heat Tool
  • Texture Stamp
  • Ink Pad
STEP 1:  Add a little color and shimmer to the chipboard element by spritzing on some Smooch Spritz.  Dry with a heat tool.
STEP 2:  Apply embossing ink to a texture stamp and stamp the image/texture onto your chippie.
STEP 3:  Cover the chippie with embossing powder.
STEP 4:  Shake off the excess powder and melt with a heat tool.
STEP 5:  Ink the edges and gently swipe across the embossed texture with an ink pad. And you're done!  I really love the effect of Clearsnap's white embossing powder.  I tend to use it often.  I hope you enjoyed my post today.  Wishing you all a beautiful day!  Many hugs.  xoxo
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