Friday, December 31, 2010

Car Games BIA Album

Every year around the holidays many people end up doing a lot of traveling to see family and friends. I know we do and that's what inspired this car games mini album.

My sons and I went online a found a few car games that they would like to play and I printed a page for each one.

I left the back of the pages blank and added pockets to put paper so if we need to keep score or write anything down there is plenty of space.

The Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride line of paper was perfect for this mini album and I made the cover by cutting out several of the road pictures and popping one up to add depth. I used the Antique Silver color of owires to bind the book together - which is a nice neutral color that goes with anything (and isn't as bright or silvery as the...well as the silver) and not too dark like black.  I love it!

I hope this idea will help with your next trip!

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Didn't get what you wanted from Santa?

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas....but just in case Santa didn't bring exactly what you wanted, you are in LUCK!  The special pricing for the Bind-it-All and Distrezz-it-All has been extended through DECEMBER 31, 2010.  But then the special prices vanish for real.
So hop over here to get your deal before it disappears along with 2010!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Easy Peasy Recipe Book

In a bind and need a gift quick? This recipe book takes under 30 minutes to complete and costs less than $5! The inside pages are recipe cards that you can hand write recipes on or leave blank. I used papers and recipe cards from Donna Salazar Designs' Kiss the Cook paper line but Cookbookin' and several other companies offer recipe cards or recipe card style paper plus there are always recipe cards in the $1 Spots at most discount craft stores. You can also just cut lined scrapbook paper to 4x6 and use that as recipe cards.

1" Antique Brass O-Wires - Zutter
Kiss the Cook Paper, Trunk In the Attic - Donna Salazar Designs (Recipe Cards x2 plus 2 other patterned papers)
Buttons, Lace, 4x6 Chipboard -
Blue Grosgrain Ribbon - Close To My Heart
Rolling Pin - Darice
Paint - Folk Art by Plaid
Ink - Clearsnap (Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte by Donna Salazar, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan)

Cut the Recipe Cards plus a lined paper (the one I used is from Donna's Trunk In the Attic paper line by Product Performers) to 6x12 vertically.  Stack the 6x12 pieces in order -- lined paper, recipe cards #1, recipe cards #2, lined paper, etc. This way when you cut the cards, they will already be shuffled so that no two cards of the same design are adjacent to one another in the book. Now cut the 6x12 paper and recipe cards down to 4x6.

Cut another patterned paper to four 4x6 pieces. Cover the chipboard covers front and back with this paper. Since Donna Salazar Designs papers are all double sided you can use one sheet of paper to cover both the insides and outsides of the cover and have two different patterns showing.

Insert the covers into the Bind It All on the C Setting and punch 6 binding holes.

Repeat with the inner pages (aka Recipe Cards).

Lay the recipe cards face up on the table.

Next lay the front cover on top.

Now lay the back cover on top, with the INSIDE of the back cover facing up. This will ensure that the seam where the O-wires join is in the back of the book (between the last page and back cover) for a professional looking and functional book.

Insert the O-Wire from the Recipe Card side of the stack (bottom). This will ensure that the cards cannot slip out of the seam where the O-Wires join together.

Close the O-Wires in the Bind It All. Flip the back cover of the book back to where it belongs to reveal the finished book.

Tie ribbons and lace in bows on the O-Wires. 
Cut out "Favorite" and "Recipes" from the Kiss the Cook Mosaics paper. Ink the edges of these and the book itself with Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan

Paint the handles of the rolling pin with coordinating paint and allow to dry. Glue to the front of the book.

Add the "Favorite" and "Recipes" cutouts using 3D Foam Adhesive. Add assorted buttons to the cover.

Place the book inside a Clearsnap Color Catcher and spray the front and back with Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte.

Allow to dry and gift wrap for someone special :)
OZZ DT Member Jennifer Priest

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop with Donna Salazar Designs

Visit my blog today for Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop with Donna Salazar Designs.  
Today is Zutter Corrugated Board Day!

Corrugated Cardboard isn't just for album covers....check this out, and make sure to leave a comment for a chance for some Donna Salazar prizes on the 24th! 

Here's the link to my blog for the hoppin'!!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Card Making Fun with the Distrezz-It-All!

I love love love my Distrezz-It-All and I use it allllll the time!  I love tools, they make it so easy to create one of a kind and  wonderful things.  I haven't had a lot of time lately (who does this time of the year, right?), but I have been working on Christmas cards.  The card above is one I made using my Distrezz-It-All, a few stamps, and some Radiant Rain and Twinkling H2Os.  Here is a quick how to for you to recreate this card, or one that is similar ~

First, stamp a design on some artist canvas.  I used some artist canvas by Fredrix, it is already acrylic primed and ready to use.  It comes in a tablet and you can get various sizes.  Anyway, stamp your design with an ink such as Stazon.  You want something that will not bleed when you use the Radiant Rain and Twinkling H2Os.  Next, use the Radiant Rain Dauber to outline a bit of color around your design, then take a wet paintbrush to pull some of the color in a bit.  See how I have left the center white? ~
Next, blot a bit of the Blue Radiant Rain (I used Mediterranean) off your canvas, and add a wee bit of Gold and Pearl with the Twinkling H2Os watercolors.  You can add as much or as little as you choose.  I randomly painted it on my stamped design, as shown below ~ 
I worked with it a bit, until I was happy with it.  Then I sprayed a mist of water over the whole canvas, and put a tissue on top and blotted the canvas lightly.
This left a softer wash of color on my canvas, but still lots of shimmer.  I then stamped a sentiment stamp on white cardstock using Stazon Ink, then went over it with a Pearl colored Twinkling H2O for some shimmer. As you can see below, I also used one of the Radiant Rain Daubers on the bird that I stamped on another piece of white cardstock, and cut out~ 
Next, I covered a piece of white cardstock with a bronze Raidiant Rain Dauber, then used my oh-so-handy Distrezz-It-All to quickly distress the edges.  It literally took less than 5 seconds to do all four edges.  LOVE that!!!  I then stitched the canvas to the card base (I edged the bottom first with scalloped scissors, then used a gold marker to outline the edges of the canvas), and laid all my other pieces out (a flower embellie, matted sentiment, and my stamped and painted bird).  Hmmmm, not sure I like the red bird.  Instead, I quickly painted a third stamped image ~
Much better!  I added some sparklie lacey ribbon, and my card is now finished!  Love the look of all the sparkle with the distressed edges.  So much texture, but not a lot of bulk!
Here is another simple card I zipped together in just a few minutes, using stamps, Radiant Rain Daubers, and of course, the faboo Distrezz-It-All.  I love that I can so quickly and inexpensively create one of a kind cards.  If I wanted to, I could actually create lots of the same design, since I am using standard tools and supplies like white cardstock and my scraps.  Creating on a budget, gotta love it!
I hope you create some fun cards of any theme using your Distrezz-It-All.  We would love to see them! Remember, the Distrezz-It-All is on sale through the 25th of December at the Bind-It-All Site, so zip on over and order one today!    Have fun, and happy creating ~ Pam

Zutter Zisters DT Member Pam Sandy

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Visit my blog today for Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop with Donna Salazar Designs.
Today is Bind-it-All Day!  Start here to get hopping.

Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win some Donna Salazar Designs product!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop with Donna Salazar Designs

Donna Salazar Designs is kicking off the holidays with a 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  If starts TODAY, and you can visit my blog to get started! 

The hop features loads of Donna Salazar Designs, as well as the Bind-it-All, Distrezz-it-All, Zutter Cardboard and all sorts of crafty yumminess!  There's chances to win some of Donna's products too.
Check it out and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Merry and Bright........

Do you love your Bind it All?????
want to bind EVERYTHING but not sure how to do that....cause not all pieces are flat.... can be done!!
I had this wonderful Basic Grey Tag Mini Album I wanted to use.
The solution....
I cut a piece of chipboard, covered it with paper, punched it with my Bind it all...
I then adhered the pieces to the precut chipboard mini album.
and there you have it.....a wonderfully bound Mini!!!

HAPPY ZUTTERING....and may your season be Merry and Bright!!!

Zutter Zister DT Member Lynne Forsythe

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Planner with the Bind-it-All

This year I really wanted to be organized for Christmas so I made myself a Christmas Organizer.

I wanted to keep it simple and to create one I could use every year just by reprinting the inserts.

To do this I created several pocket pages and added a cute journaling card from the Echo Park Christmas paper wrapped in bakers twine for each page.

I then printed several sheets on my printer for Christmas Cards, Christmas presents, a small calendar and a pocket for receipts.

For the cover I wrapped Zutter 6"x6" Chipboard covers in felt to give it a handmade feel.

I know this will help keep me organized this year!

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith