Thursday, September 3, 2009

Those fabulous Cover-Alls!

Cover Alls are one of the best ideas around! If you haven't tried them, you NEED to. If you have, then I'm sure you're nodding you head in agreement.

They are made for pages with out page protectors; in craft or white; with flat, curved or bamboo spines; in sizes 3x4,6x6, 7.5x5 and 8x8. And they are made for pages WITH page protectors; in white or black; with flat, curved or bamboo spines; in sizes 4x6, 8x8 and 12x12! Be sure and check the Bind It All Site for Owire sizes to use with your particular Cover-All.

These are incredibly strong and offer great protection for your precious memories.

I'd like to share an example with you on those wonderful Cover-Alls:

Bind It All 8x8 Album
Featuring Cover-All and Perfect Closure

Ever been involved with a circle journal? It's when a specific group of individuals get together. Each creates an album with a theme, instructions, set number of pages, and envelopes or pouches for information and ephemera. Each person created a two page layout, then sends the journal to the next person. In the end when you get yours back, everyone in your group will have completed a two pages layout and told you a little bit about themselves. It's fun and exposes you to new friends and new creative styles.

Well, I'm in a circle journal and created this album for it. It features a white Cover-All, 8x8 inner pages, rivets as well as Glimmer Mist and stamping.

Gather your materials. You will need the following items to complete this project.

Zutter Bind It All
Zutter Wire Cutters
Scor It
Paper Cutter
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
1 ¼, 1 Inch Circle Punches

One (1) Zutter 8x8 Cover-All (white)
Two (2) Sets Zutter 8x8 Inner Pages (white) (I used 13 inner pages)
One Zutter 12 inch ¾ inch diameter O-Wire: Baby Blue
Tattered Angels Butterfly Stencil
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Jazz Blue
Copic Marker: B29
Fancy Pants Patterned Paper
Butterfly Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Red Lead PaperWorks, Martha Stewart
ColorBox Ink: Royal Blue
Color Box: Liquid Chalk: Blue
Staz On: Azure
Miscellaneous White Card Stock
Ribbon: Bo Bunny, Generic
E.A.D.Designs Butterfly Vinyl
Prima Flowers, Chipboard Alphas
Queen & Company Chipboard Alphas
Basic Grey Sticker Alphas
Ranger Alcohol Inks: Red Pepper, Stonewash, Pesto, Lettuce, Pearl
Ranger Stickles: Orange, Diamond, Turquoise
Ranger Liquid Pearls: White, Yellow
Creative Memories Journaling Pen
Medium Miscellaneous Tags
Scrap Acrylic Packaging
Glue, Adhesive Runner

Use Tattered Angels Butterfly Stencil and Glimmer Mist to create butterflies on outside front and back of Cover-All. Set aside to dry.

Punch 14 holes in thirteen (13) Zutter 8x8 inner pages. Center pages to punch first six (6), then add an additional four (4) to each side of the initial six (6). Bind with Owire.

Use printer to print out information, journaling for first page. I printed mine on Fancy Pants Patterned Paper.

Use scrap acrylic packaging. Decorate with alcohol inks. Let dry. Stamp opposite side with buterfly stamps, add EAD vinyl. Cut out to create butterflies. Punch patterned paper buterflies.

Stamp cover with butterfly stamps. Add acrylic butterflies and attach with rivets. Add Alpha stickers and decorate with Stickles. Set aside to dry.

Chalk edges of papers. Cover first page with patterned paper and information/journaling. Embellish with cut outs (from patterned paper), chipobard alphas, flowers and stickles.

Chalk edges of paper. Cover inside of front cover with patterned paper. Cover inside of back cover, over acrylic slip in. Create a pouch using 8 ½ x 11 white card stock. Use Scor It score 1 inch in on long sides of card stock. Then score 5 ½ inches up from bottom on short side. Fold in side and bottom tabs to create pouch. Adhere pouch to inside front cover. Embellish with patterned paper and ribbon.

Create and envelope with the Scor It and the same technique. Stamp butterflies on patterned paper. Embellish with patterned paper, flowers, stickles and journaling. Add eyelet and chipboard alpha as closure.

Cover last page with patterned paper.

Cover first set of double pages with coordinating patterned paper. Use stencil and Glimmer Mist to add butterflies. Add picture of self to long patterned paper strip. Adhere to left side of left page. Embellish with flowers, chipboard alphas, punched butterflies, printed butterfly photos, acrylic butterflies, Stickles and Liquid Pearls.

And there you have it! The incredible, versatile, amazing Cover All! Hope you'll visit The Zutter Zisters for more Cover-All projects from the Design Team and from Zutter Fans around the World.


Brenda said...

Awesome project and I love the concept of the circle journal!
Thanks for all the tips!

Jan Hennings said...

get some in :)

mylittlepaperaddiction said...

Thank you for such a detailed tutorial. I love the cover-alls. They're such an easy way to make a project stand out even more.