Wednesday, December 28, 2011

10% off Sale Sitewide!

We wanted to get in on all the fun after Christmas shopping, so we are having a 10% off sale at  Use coupon code SAVE10 in the promo code field on the order form and hit apply.  Use this code to take 10% off both regular AND clearance priced products!  Can't use it on Gift Certificates or on the handling charge for the "Gift with Purchase" item.  But everything else is fair game!  Use the code as many times as you want - but the deal ends January 10, 2012!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Distrezz-it-All v2.0 Now Available

The long awaited European voltage compatible Distrezz-it-All is now available.
Introducing the Distrezz-it-All V2.0.
Add a distreZZed, shabby chic look to your paper craft projects in the blink of an eye. Makes hand sanding and filing a thing of the past. Use on cardboard, chipboard, wood, leather, up to 12 sheets of cardstock! Hand held or desk top application. U.S. model 110 volt.  European/Australia compatible 240 volt.   Read more and order here.
Zutter Corrugated Board and Distrezz-it-All

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Zutter Zisters Recommend....

...........the most wanted Zutter Gift this season!
All the basic supplies to go with your Bind-it-All V2.0. This kit includes: Bind-it-All V2.0, one package of 6 piece 1/2" black owires, one package 6 piece 1/2" white owires (for a total of 144" of owires), 3 pairs 6X6" chipboard covers, 3 pairs 7.5 X 5" chipboard covers, 3 pairs 8 X 8" chipboard covers.  

Only available for a limited time - so grab one while they last!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Must Be Christmas

Christmas is my favorite holiday, listening to carols, beautiful glowing lights, spending time with family and friends.  I love making (and receiving) handmade gifts, one of my gifts this year is a Christmas mini album for one of my cousins and his family.
I created this mini album with the Zutter's 6" x 6" Cover-All and Crate Paper's Peppermint paper collection.  For the cover I added some paper and chipboard embellishments.  I added some glossy accents and glitter to the chipboard embellishments to make them even more festive.
To complete the cover I added some twine, buttons and a cute title.
For the inside since the pages were going to be left blank so they could add their own photos I kept it simple by adding some journaling tags and more chipboard embellishments to the pages.  The Zutter Antique Silver Owire sets off the paper colors nicely, I think.

If you haven't asked Santa yet, a new Bind-it-All makes a wonderful gift for yourself or your favorite crafter! Check the website for current specials!  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! 

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ho-Ho-Holiday Album

It’s that time of year when you look at the calendar and say “Wasn’t I going to start making Christmas gifts before now?”  Muhahahaha!  I know, me too.  
 But I got a little bit going this week when I came across these chipboard albums at the $1 spot at the local craft store.  Normally I don't go for the binder ring albums, because I am a Bind-it-All girl, but lately, I’ve been saying “Why not?”!!!  Indeed, why not?
Bought some of these, covered the chipboard with paper and punched and bound these puppies along the bottom, for a forward opening sort of a book.  Super quick, super cute, super unique.  SUPER  DE DOOPER! (homage to Barney, the purple dinosaur!)
 So don’t shy away from album starters that might not look Bind-it-All compatible to start with.  You can usually make it work.  See Jennifer’s post about the same topic here.
Have a great week!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Oh (Bind-it-All) Christmas Tree!

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches!

I love decking the halls at Christmas time and I love making my decorations even more.  This Christmas I wanted to make some Christmas trees to add to my mantle at Christmas time and came up with these really cute little trees, Bind-it-All style!
To make them I cut the paper into triangular shapes, folded them in half then punched four holes into the paper along the folded edge, using the Bind-it-All.  I then cut a piece of Zutter owire with two extra holes on it which will create the trunk of the tree.  For my trees I used 10 triangles in total but you could use more or less depending on how full you want your tree to be.
Line up all the papers and feed the owire through them just like you are binding a mini album but leave two of the owire threads left hanging out the bottom of the paper.  Bind it, then carefully glue the back side of each triangle to the next one so the stay together. Decorate with buttons, twine, ribbon, whatever you have on hand.
I love how they turned out and I know they will look great on my mantle.  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith

Monday, December 5, 2011

Travel Mini - Stocking Stuffer?

The holiday season is in full swing and now is the time to think about making handmade gifts!!  This mini makes a great stocking stuffer or coworker gift, all made easy with the Bind It All! I literally made this mini while I watched a movie -- it's that easy!
I have had an 8x8 pad of October Afternoon travel themed paper and stickers in my crop bag for well over a month. I knew it would be perfect for a fun travel themed mini! According to a poll, in which my husband was the only participant, 4x4 is a great, "cute" size for a mini book. I laugh at how much my hubby knows about crafting. He could totally teach a class after listening to all of my blather all these years!
So, back to the project at hand.

First step was to cut a 12x12 Chipboard to 4x4 pieces -- you'll get nine. If you don't get nine, then something went wrong....but that's okay, just use whatever you have on hand. If you have Zutter Chipboard, Clipboard Wood, or Acrylic Covers in 4x4, even better!

After that, cut your patterned paper to 4x4 -- you'll need 18 pieces, 2 per chipboard.

Next randomly glue the 4x4 papers to each side of the chipboard pages. I usually put the same paper on front and back and the leave the middle to a random mish mash of patterns. Not too much thought is involved here--if you think about it too much, you'll spend hours on this project!

Punch all of the pages in the Bind It All. 4x4 is also a great size because you can set the BIA to "C", punch each page once, and it goes super quick.

After all of the pages are punched, apply paint to a foam brush. 

Squirt out just a little paint onto the brush and use the top of the paint bottle to work the paint into the brush. You don't want to apply a blob of paint to the brush and then put that on your book--it will look like a blob! Lightly brush the edges of the pages with the paint to cover the brown chipboard.

Bind all of the pages together. Even though this book is small, I used 1.25" O-Wire because the book is thick and I wanted room for bulky embellishments. The rule of thumb for choosing O-Wire is to choose a diameter of wire about 1/4" larger than your book is thick. A 1' thick book would then use 1.25" O-Wire.

I used a combination of chipboard stickers, twine, and embellishments I made to decorate the pages. 

I made two Epiphany Crafts Square Charms and adhered them to an Epiphany Crafts Charm Setting and hung it from the O-Wire with jump rings. This Charm Setting is double-sided which I LOVE!!! And the O-Wires on the book just have endless decorating possibilities.

And here is the back of the charm:

EC Scallop Circle, Square, and Star Bubble Caps and Studios
EC Square Charm Settings
Paper, Stickers - October Afternoon
Jump Rings - Blue Moon Beads
Paint - Delta
Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon- Unknown
So for all of you who say you don't have time or space to craft, it can happen! Just sit down with a TV tray. a few supplies, and a movie :)

OZZ DT Member Jennifer Priest

Friday, December 2, 2011

Joyful Seasons Mini Album Class with Jennifer Priest

Fall and Christmas are my favorite times of year. I love the chilly weather, the baking, the decorations, the many reasons and occasions for the family to come is a joyful time!

"Joyful Seasons" is my Christmas mini album this year. We will be creating this book 100% from scratch using chipboard, paper,the Bind It All, and book binding tape. We'll also be machine sewing vintage book diecuts, gilding everything in Metallic Kim Gold (my fave paint color) and layering lots of embellies, diecuts, and goodies. If you have a favorite book or holiday sheet music you would like to use, bring it to class. I will also have on hand some pages from vintage books you can use as well. 

"Joyful Seasons"
A mini album class
December 4, 2011 * 1-4pm
Scrapbooking Made Simple, Santa Clarita, CA
Ph: 661-298-1112
December 10, 2011 * 10am-1pm
Cool Scrapbook Stuff, Poway, CA
Ph: 858-679-9100
December 17, 2011 *  1-4pm
Pages From the Heart, Monrovia, CA
Ph: 626-358-5334
Create a festive Christmas mini album using the latest papers and embellishments from Authentique Paper. Warm greens and rich reds are complimented by miniature ornaments, vintage style trims, and unique ink applications. We'll use the Bind It All to bring it all together into a fabulous handmade album.
Please bring the following to class: Bind It All if you have one, scissors, trimmer, 3D Foam Dots, Glue Dots, Scrappy Glue or strong liquid glue, Foam Paint Brush, Vintage Book Pages or Sheet Music to use in the book (optional).
To sign up for the class, just contact the store nearest you using the phone numbers listed above.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bind-it-All: 4 Projects in 4 Weeks Starts today!

Are you ready to take your binding to the next level with some great project ideas for YOURSELF?  Oh, ok, you can make them as gifts too!  You know you're ready, so take on this class, that takes Bind-it-All basics one step further!
Class starts December 1, for 4 weeks ~ $25 
In this class, we make an Accordion Album, a Star Album BIA Style, and a Custom Zutter Spinner Album.  Class starts December 1, for 4 weeks ~ $20 ~ Read more and register hereSTILL TIME TO ENROLL!

Class is all online, with videos, slideshows and downloadable PDF class notes.  You access lessons on your own time, at your own pace.  Get access to classroom forums and message boards where you can interact with the instructor and other students!  Appropriate for the original blue Bind-it-All or the pink V2.0.