Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Enjoy these Booooootiful projects from our Design Team! Their galleries are always open at Zutter Zisters.

Friday, October 24, 2008

News Flash! Cover-Alls are in!

Zutter Innovative Products is pleased to announce the arrival of Cover-Alls. The warehouse is stocked and they are ready to ship! I couldn't believe how many pallets were stacked with these beauties!! These were a big hit at Summer CHA and the ladies at the Survivor Crop last weekend couldn’t get their hands on them soon enough at our free make 'n take!!

  • Cover-Alls come in 4 sizes: 3X4, 5X7, 6X6 and 8X8

  • Cover-Alls come in 3 spine styles: Curved, Flat and Bamboo (with the three larger sizes accommodating both ¾” and 1” owire sizes)

  • Cover-Alls come in 2 colors: craft and white - ready to alter with paint, stamps, ink, paper, anything!

  • Cover-Alls come with the plastic insertable mounting sheet. You supply the owire and the creativity.

  • They are reasonably priced – the smallest starting at $1.49 retail – while the 8X8 starts at $3.99 retail. These are great for classes and store make ‘n takes.

Check out the video blog for a quick overview on Cover-Alls on our October 8 blog. And, while you are at it, see what our newly seated Design Team has been coming up with. Project Galleries are going up daily at Zutter Zisters. We have an incredibly talented international team of designers ready to inspire and motivate you.

I am going through thr prize stash for another giveaway this see you here again soon :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Eye Candy

Our Design Team is kicking it up with their most recent assignments. I hope you will take a stroll through all their galleries. The designers include materials lists and general instructions to inspire and motivate you! We will be featuring various projects from day-to-day and also have our designers guest blog to share their techniques, and ideas.
Take a look a this fun, fast project from Jennifer Priest….this would be so cute for Halloween or holiday party favors.

Candy Holder
Jennifer Priest
California, USA
I’ve seen these cute little candy boxes for the last few years and have always wanted to make one. I have tried several times but could never get the ends to stay closed using regular adhesive and I didn’t want to use staples. Instead, I used the Bind-It-All to make a cute closure for these boxes that stays closed until you want to open it. I love using the Bind-It-All for projects other than binding, though that is pretty fun too.

Materials: patterned paper – Bo Bunny Press, Kaiser Craft; cardstock – Bazzill; bling – Me & My Big Ideas; stamp – Making Memories; ink – Close to My Heart, Colorbox Chalk; Glitter – Stickles by Ranger in Crystal; other: ribbon

General Instructions:
1. Cut paper to 6” x 6”. Without creasing the paper, slightly overlap the edges and adhere to make a cylinder. Flatten one end of the cylinder and insert into the Bind-It-All. Punch binding holes. Weave ribbon through the holes and then tie a bow to keep the end closed.
2. Rotate the tube 90 degrees and flatten the other end so it is perpendicular to the previously closed end (see photo of project to see what I mean). Insert into the Bind-It-All and punch binding holes. Add candy to the inside of the tube. Thread ribbon through the holes and tie a bow to close it. Add punched circles, stamping, or other embellishments to the outside of the tube.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Survivor Crop!!!

I had a great (although too brief) time at the Survivor Crop on Saturday. I really enjoy seeing all the scrappers going at it, and getting to visit so many friends at this amazing gathering! I understand the event raised over $50,000 for the San Diego Affiliate of the Susan G. Koman foundation, and more funds are sure to roll in. Between the silent auctions, paint can exchange, altered bra contest and ATC exchanges – these ladies have a load of fun during an action-packed 24 hours. The event is styled after the TV show, Survivor, with each table an “island” that raises money. Islands as well as individuals are rewarded for their fundraising and at the end of the event an “Ultimate Survivor” is announced. Zutter donated a Bind-it-All V2.0, matching pink Bag-a-Bind, and of course a Pink R10 Round-it-All for the Ultimate Survivor, in recognition of this worthy cause!

I conducted a free make ‘n take at the sponsor store, Ever After in Vista. The lucky croppers got to make a cute pink Cover-All project. Yes, they got some of the first Cover-Alls out in circulation! Design Team member Jennifer Priest was there with Scrapbook Royalty, also conducting a make ‘n take and scrapping with her island. I couldn’t stay to scrap…..I had to rush home to see the destruction of the crew installing new counters in our kitchen. (But that’s a whole other story and not scrap-worthy – at least not yet!)

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

See the Latest from the Design Team!

Visit the galleries on Zutter Zisters to see what our awesome, newly selected design team is cooking up by way of yummy eye candy!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Survivor Crop

For those of you in Southern California, I will be conducting a FREE make ‘n take tomorrow, using the new Zutter Cover-Alls (YEAH!!!) at Ever After in Oceanside. It’s a big, big, BIG day for everyone at Ever After – they are holding their annual Survivor Crop – a huge fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Last year, this 24-hour crop event raised over $50,000! It’s truly an amazing event. So stop by the store for the freebie. And if you want to contribute to the cause, you can make donations through Scrapbook Royalty.

Free Zutter Make ‘ n Take
Saturday, October 18 ~ 3-6PM
Ever After Scrapbooks
1954 Hacienda Drive
Tri City Pavilion 760.630-CROP (2767)

Here's the blog for Survivor Crop.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Congrats to a "Nany" and a "Rat"

Well, we have really enjoyed reading about all your Halloween costumes! This is indeed an un-BOO-lievable time of year. Some of the costume descriptions had us really scratching our heads. Fruit? Parts of the body? Questionable occupations? We won't mention some of the others (LOL!) But we want to trick or treat with YOU all!

Thanks for participating - this was fun!
We drew spooky number 31 for our random drawing - Congrats to Nany01 - Stephany in France.

And for an appropriately ghoulish costume, we had to say YIKES to Scrappy Rat for her fashionable zombie. She's a bit of a zombie connoisseur ....and covets brains each Halloween. Hope you don't mind seeing your scariness here, Scrappy Rat.

Congrats, ladies, email me your mailing addresses (to - and those Teresa Collins goodies are coming your way! I am dying to hear from you!
Another giveaway is just around the corner!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cover-Alls are Coming!

You have probably read or seen me talking about Cover-Alls in the last few months – that’s because they were introduced at Summer CHA in July, but they have not yet become available. The boss says that they should be hitting the warehouse soon, so I want to get you all excited about them! I have been playing with some samples and posted a new video. Take a look-see. The really nice thing about Cover-Alls (besides putting together projects fast), is that you can add a whole new spine style to your custom bound projects. My favorite is the flat spine (just ripe for decorating), though the boss likes the Bamboo style. They are all cute! These look so nice on a book shelf. So if you are a fan of custom books, but less of a fan of wire-bindings on your shelf, then you will love these!

Let me know what you think! Oh - and don't forget to leave a comment on the Sept. 26 post for the Teresa Collins giveaway!

P.S. I promise the videos will get better. I am using a company called “Thank Goodness My Daughter Got an “A” in 7th Grade Video Production” Inc. LOL!