Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Parlez-Vous ......Lollipop Card Box!

Here, in France, we don't have a "CHA" like you guys but ... every year in Paris there's the huge " Salon version scrap" which is our national CHA. (Not exactly because not with all the manufacturers but a rather scrap shop).

I was asked to create a make and take for this french shop "La Compagnie du scrap ". We were just discovering abaout the Bind-it-All in France so it seemed a good idea using a very new product to display its possibilities. It was also a good way for me to use the new french products : Color conspiracy overlays and Kesi'art stamps that created the "French" buzz at that time.

I had two ideas in mind :

Make something cool in little time and make something different than a mini album in which you could give something, sweets for example... The "Lollipop Card Box" was born !

Supplies :
1 sheet of Basic Grey
1 sheet of Bazzil
1 sheet of Solid cardstock
Scraps of patterned paper
2 Kesi'art stamps
1 Colors Conspiracy overlay
Love Elsie chipboard

General Directions:
1. Cut two squares of 10 cm in the solid cardstock, the patterned paper and the Bazzil.
2. Cut only one square in the overlay.
3. Stick the patterned paper and the Bazzil on the solid cardstock placing the patterned paper on front (that will be your cover) and the Bazzil on back (that will be the inside.).
4. Make a rectangle out of an old sheet of patterned paper and stick it on the cover with the crowns made with the Cricut.
5. Create the box inside the card (8cm). Pre-fold it, use your "Fragile" stamp.
6. Punch and bind your 2 squares with the Bind-it-All and then stick the box inside the card.
7. To finish, stamp the overlay with "Edition limitée", placing the stamp in line with the rectangle of paper on the cover. Then adhere the chipboard.

Run to the nearest sweet store and ... enjoy !

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ode to Owire

Oh Owire!

Without you I could not create,
mini books of all sizes and weight.
In colors that go with any ink,
be it black, red, white, baby blue or baby pink!
And now in the beautiful new shades you will seek,
the colors called silver and brass "antique"!
In sizes small enough for the miniest of minis,
and those for the bigger books that are not so skinny.

Make sure you have plenty of Owire on hand,
for you Bind-it-All fans across this great land!

Leave me a rhyming comment or two,
and you shall win a box of Owire shipped to you!
It might be 3/8", 1" or any size,
Any color too, it will be a surprise.
Just release your inner poet in a scrappy Bind-it-All way,
and you will get a goodie in the mailbox one day.

Three winners will be drawn on a day of fate,
check if you have won on February 28.
footnote: because i am teaching scrappy classes that day very late,
i won't post winners until after 8 (PM, PST)!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

CHA Videos from Scrapbook Dimensions

Here's another fun, quickie video from CHA last month from Scrapbook Dimensions. Their video team was visiting a variety of exhibitors at the show and checking out the new products. It was exciting to do this, and have editor-in-chief Cindy Wyckoff behind the camera. I can't help but get a little giddy when I get to interact with people whom I've read or whose work I have followed. What is it about getting scrapbook-star struck?!?!? Anyway, check out all their CHA videos here. They were sure covering a lot of territory and thanks to these videos I get to see a bunch of stuff I missed! Leave Cindy some comments and tell her hiya from the Zutter Zisters!

I don't remember this girl being so tall, but I look like a midget next to her!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rivet Winners!

WOW! We had alot of comments on our Rivets post for the giveaway! Thanks everyone, you are ready for Rivets! Congrats to the three winners via Random Integer Generator:

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 93 129 27
Timestamp: 2009-02-17 21:12:29 UTC

#27 - Shannon Schafer (2/3)

#93 - Leigh (2/3)

#129 - Tammy (2/4)

Please email me at with your shipping address so we can get you your prize!
Congrats and I hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Using Bind-it-All to make scrapbooking layouts

Generaly, we use the Bind-it-All to make an album. Today, I will show you how it can be used to embellish a 12x12 layout.

Here are two projects illustrating this idea:

In the first one I used the Bind-it-All to add a removable part to my layout : the banner headline. Behind it, my other pictures are hidden.
It also gives a touch of originality to the set! There is a rather modern side which harmonizes well with the style of this page.

In the second all is a question of embellishment! The binding gives, with the pencil slid inside, a beautiful relief, and a dynamic aspect. I just binded my dots paper before sticking it on my layout.

Please check out the Gallery for more inspiration! Happy Zuttering!!

And thanks to my best friend who helped me for the English touch !

Friday, February 6, 2009

Zuttering everything i see ....

We recently celebrated the Spring Festival (aka Lunar New Year) over here in Singapore, the most important traditional holiday celebrated by the Chinese. Besides diving into the new year cuisine and acknowledge annual practices, most family here usually carry out their annual Spring Cleaning.

This year, I had extra help. The Bind-it-All helped in its own little way!
I am pretty much addicted to binding; why not since the Zutter is SO practical.
So, here's what I did recently with the so useful gadget :

I bound :

1) Recipe Cards
2) Flimsy Paper Games

3) Kido's Flash Cards/Game Cards

4) Catalogues (I admit I am a horder of these advertisements especially book catalogues!)

It pretty much kept things in its place, nicely stacked. Neater.
It definitely helps the creative process when working in an uncluttered area!
Give it a try!

Please check out the Gallery for more inspiration !
Happy Zuttering !!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Rivets Rivets - Who's Got Rivets?

We do! And soon a few of you will too! We are giving away a cute little bottle of Zutter Rivets along with a Zutter Perfect Closure to THREE lucky blog readers this month! We demo'd the rivets and closures like crazy at Winter CHA in Anaheim (I think Victoria, Naomi and Jennifer still have hammers pounding in their heads!!), but there is no doubt that the rivets and closures add a "perfect" touch to the Zutter Cover-Alls and mini books. See Jennifer's blog entry below for the mega flower attachment!

Not sure what to do with the rivets? Check out last month's video tutorial below and get going!

Leave a comment on this post and we will draw THREE random numbers on February 17. Good Luck!