Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Box of Love....

I was chosen to design with one of the AMAZING Zutter "Mini Luggage"....and how much fun was that!! Having also just received a fabulous kit from Timeless Daydreams...which contained papers by Fancy Pants.....Vintage Valentine......the creative juices began to flow...

I began by spritzing the suitcase with layers of Glimmer Mist, drying between the layers.

To protect it, I sprayed it with Creative Imaginations - Super Seal.

I, then, adhered a piece of the Vintage Valentine paper to the center panel.

After punching a strip, using the Martha Stewart Scallop Lace Border Punch, I adhered vintage lace to strips and adhered to the top of the box, trimming to size. To add a little extra pizazz, I embellished with vintage buttons, a Glimmer Misted heart accented with a vintage ribbon bow.

To spice up the inside of the box, I used the same punched strip and vintage lace and attached it to the inside pocket. I then braided some crochet thread and strung a heart and key onto it!! I stuffed the pocket with the cutest tickets.

I, then, created a mini album to put inside of "The Love Box". I used the Round-It-All....and 3/8" O-wires and what's inside is my secret.

So, get yourself one of the little pieces of GOODNESS and create yourself a "Box of Love"!!!

Zutter Zister DT Member Lynne Forsythe
**Editor's Note** The Zutter Mini Luggage is only available for a limited time, and is on special Buy 5, Get 1 Free. Click Here.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Blog Hop Winner

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Well, not chicken dinner, but the Zutter Zisters Spring Blog Hop!
Thank you everyone for participating.  It's so fun to read your comments and see from where everyone comes!

There is a lucky winner on EACH blog, so please visit the Zisters one more time to see if you are a winner.

Here on the main blog, the winner is....

Random Integer Generator
Timestamp: 2010-03-29 17:36:13 UTC

Nancy said...
What a great blog hop full of lots of inspiration!
Would love to win the prize thanks for the chance to win.
March 27, 2010 4:42:00 AM PDT
Haysville, Kansas

Congratulations, Nancy.  Be sure to email me at with your shipping address.  We hope you will make something fabulous and share it on the Zisters Message Board.

Visit the Zutter Zisters to see if you are winner.

Happy Spring!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Artsy Fartsy Techniques with Donna Salazar

This is a FUN FUN FUN class! Soak in all the Donna Salazar goodness with her techniques-rich class on My Creative Classroom. You will make a super chunky book bound with the Bind-it-All, using the Distrezz-it-All and oodles of techniques.  Prepare to get inky!  Read the full description here, and enroll today.

Class starts: April 8
Length: 6 week
Online, instructor led, self-paced

For more info on all the online Zutter-Happy classes, click here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Zutter Zister Spring Blog Hop!

The Zutter Zisters have Spring Fever and a need to HOP from Blog to Blog!  Join us on a tour of fabulous Spring Zutter projects sure to get you out of the winter doldrums and into bright, cheery, creative sunshine!

This is a quick blog hop...starts today and will end at the end at 4pm (PST)-7pm (EST) Monday, March 29.  We will draw a random winner from EACH blog AND HERE TOO!! to win two packages of the wonderful NEW Hang-it-Alls (one in each color) and a Rivet Hammer and Setter Set.

Make sure to visit all the Zisters around the world and leave a comment.

See their latest projects in the Zutter Zisters DT Gallery anytime, for new projects every month (including the sampling of creativity below!)
Get hoppin' and Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Recycle those empty toilet paper rolls into a fun little mini!!!

OK, we all have these available. Why not put them to good use instead of throwing them out? I am talking about your empty toilet paper rolls. Since March is a "green" month, let's think green and do some recycling with the help of our Bind-It-Alls and the fabulous Zutter Rivets. Both are fun to use, and easy peasy too.

I decided to make a book of colors for my grandbabies who are 1.5 years and 2.5 years old. First, I saved 10 TP rolls. Next I flattened them, and painted gesso on them so I could use some fun Glimmer Mist colors on each page.

I wanted each page to really sparkle. :) Here they are drying. Don't you love the marble-ish look?

After I finished spraying each "page" on both sides, I cut out the color using cardstock, then glued it to the roll. Here is one done, and one not done-

I did both sides, then used my pink BIA to punch the binding slots -

Next I used the Zutter Pound-It-All to set rivets on each toilet paper "page", including a little loop of ribbon. I squirted a smidge of hot glue down the end of the TP roll where the binding would go to help keep the roll nice and flat. You don't have to do this glue step, but I didn't want little fingers trying to explore gaps in the toilet paper rolls. Next I bound the book together using the 1 1/4" Antique Silver Owire.

I punched out my title, glued it to the front, then used a silver pen and traced the word black since it did not show up as well.

All finished!

Give recycling a creative try today! It is fun and easy peasy. This project is perfect for creating any type of fun little mini, and other than the Owire, you probably have all the supplies right now in your craft room (or the bathroom!)

Happy crafting!

Zutter Zister DT Member Pam Sandy

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Savary Mini Album

I love making mini albums!

I love making mini albums even more when there is a special reason behind them. I made this mini album as a thank you for a friend and those always mean so much to me. This is my way of letting the people I know and love that they are special to me.

For the cover I used the Zutter's 4x6 Craft Covers and covered them with patterned paper. I added a photo and used some wood letters and a flower for embellishment. I love trying to find different things to add to my wires for decoration and one of my favorites is twine and buttons.

The inside pages were made with patterned paper and have photos and I made flaps for the journaling.

Most of the pictures I took were landscape but I had a few that were portrait and wanted to add them to the album without them looking out of place so I added 2 pages to the album using Zutter's 3x4 Acrylic Covers. They fit the wallet size photos perfectly.

I know she will love it as much as I loved making it!

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith

Friday, March 19, 2010

Alpha Stickers Organization - With Cover-Alls and Page Protectors!

Sarah, here.

Today, I wanted to share a project I created as an attempt to help my scraproom's organization!

How many of you have a stack of mini alpha stickers lying around in a messy pile? Well, I know I do, so I created this album to store my stickers.


To create the book, I used Zutter's 8x8 Black Bamboo Spine Cover-All. To embellish the cover, I just added a simple design with patterned paper. Then, I decorated the rest of the cover-all with my leftover letters. For the inner pages, I used the 8x8 Pre-Punched Page Protectors. This allows for easy storage for your stickers; just slide them right into the page protector.


Even though I used the Pre-Punched Page Protectors, feel free to use the Moveable Pre-Punched Page Protectors. This way, it allows you easily move your letters around.

The Zutter products that were used in this project are listed below:
Thanks for looking and happy binding!


Zutter Zister DT Member Sarah De Guzman

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Zutter Mini Luggage - A Unique Mini Album Case!

Have you got a vacation you would like to remember in a fun and unique way? Why not try a Zutter Mini Luggage and some of your favorite travel paper and photos to make this cute little album and album holder. When I saw this luggage I instantly thought what a an adorable album keeper it would make for a vacation mini album. Here how you can make one of your own! First, I took a Qtip and colored the straps of the suitcase with some alcohol inks. Next, I cut paper and adhered it to the outside of my suitcase. Using coordinating paper I created a small album that fits inside the suitcase and bound it with some 1/4 owire. I also chose to cover the inside of the suitcase with paper and some paper embellishments. This was a very quick and easy project that could be accomplished in about an hour! These suitcases are so adorable and really offer a cute way to house and display your mini albums! To top it off they are great on their own but can also be altered to fit any theme or event!

This was a very quick and easy project that could be accomplished in about an hour! The Zutter Mini Luggage pieces are so adorable and really offer a cute way to house and display your mini albums! To top it off they are great on their own but can also be altered to fit any theme or event!  The white is the most versatile and perfect for this time of year - think Spring themes, weddings, showers, etc. 

Remember, the Zutter Mini Luggage is only available for a limited time :)

Have fun!

Zutter Zister DT Member Shelley Haganman

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bind-it-All 101 Class Starts on Wednesday! Still time to register!

If you are newbie to the Bind-it-All, or just never quite got the hang of it, this class is for you....Bind-it-All 101: Punching & Binding and ZO Much More!

This is a 4-week course that covers all the basics of your Bind-it-All and walks you through one (or more) projects per week, including the cute Punching & Binding Guide you will make for yourself!

All classes are ONLINE, meaning you can access the lessons anywhere, anytime. The courses are instructor-led, but self-paced, meaning you can view the videos and/or narrated slide shows on your own time. There is no specific time when you need to be online. These courses - through an exclusive arrangement with My Creative Classroom are "Zutter Zertified" - meaning you are getting top-notch BIA instruction. You can use either the PINK BIA V2.0 or the blue original BIA.

For BIA veterans, there is also Bind-it-All: 4 Projects in 4 Weeks in April.  We will be creating unique projects with the BIA that uses supplies you already have, as well as the fun all-in-one Spinner Album Kit! Here is the run-down of the course projects:
  • Accordion Album Bind-it-All Style
  • Coffee Table Masterpiece with the Zutter Display-it-All
  • Star Album BIA-Style - Plus fun bonus project
  • Custom Zutter Spinner Album - themed your way

 For more info on all the online Bind-it-All and Zutter classes, please visit here.

Friday, March 12, 2010

It's March --think "Green"

What better way to ring in March, Spring, and get into that St. Patty's Day spirit than to create a "green" project? This one is perfect for your Spring Cleaning "to-do" list ;)

This project is easy to do and is very "green"--you can recycle your old gift cards into covers for a cute little notepad. If you only have one gift card that you like, find a fake credit card (like the kind you get in junk mail) or a gift card you don't like that you can use for the back cover.

  •  Bind-It-All
  • 2 Gift Cards (no money on them)
  • About 10 sheets of printer paper or notebook paper
  • 4 "loops" of 3/4" Zutter O-Wire
  • Strong Tape Runner Adhesive
1. Cover the backs of each gift cards with patterned paper. This is to cover the ugly UPC code parts of the cards. Make sure there is no money on the card before you do this because you won't be able to use the cards after this. If you're using an ugly card for your back cover, cover BOTH sides of that card with paper.

2. Insert the cards into the Bind-it-All with the INSIDES of the covers facing each other. Use the holes printed along the top of the machine to make sure that you're only punching 4 holes into the cards.

This is what your cards should look like once the holes have been punched:

3. Cut the printer or notebook paper down to slightly smaller than your gift cards -- a standard size seems to be about 2" x 3".

4. Punch 4 holes in the top of the paper pieces along the 2" (shorter) side. You can punch as many papers at a time as will fit in the Bind-It-All slot.

5. Stack your pages in this order to be bound:
  • Notebook or Printer paper stack
  • Then put the COVER on top.
  • Then put the BACK COVER on top so you can see the INSIDE of the back cover.
This is important because it will ensure that the seam where the O-Wires close is in the back of the book.

6. Thread the O-Wires from the bottom (through the paper pages, then the cover, then the back cover).

7. Close the O-Wires using the Bind-It-All machine. Flip the back cover to the back and voila: instant mini notepad!

Easy peasy! If you don't have any old gift cards or you want to make a bunch of these you can get the giftcards at your local friendly retailer. But before you go shoving a pile of cute giftcards into your purse, ask the store if you can take them for a craft project. Sometimes they want you to load money on them -- I just spend the cards on my next purchase if that happens and afterwards I have the empty cards to keep. Other times they just let me have the stack of cards. The stores keep track of their inventory of cards so if you just take a bunch (besides being like stealing) they won't reorder any because their inventory will say they are all stocked up. And how will you get new cute gift cards to make mini notebooks from then?!

These mini books are great teacher gifts (it's getting close to that "end of year" gift time), party favors, co-worker gifts, or just to have in your purse or glove box in the car.

Happy Binding!

Posted by Jennifer Priest, OZZ Member

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Winners of the Hang-it-Alls Make 'n Takes!!!!!

I am just starting my day here in California, but without further delay, here are the TEN winners by random drawing of the Hang-it-All Make 'n Take mini kits from CHA.  If you are a winner, please email me your shipping address, and I will get these puppies in the mail (

If you are not a lucky winner the good news for you is that the Hang-it-Alls are NOW AVAILABLE and shipping from  So get 'em while you can!
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
114    25     103     56    35
  93   132       9      3      94
Timestamp: 2010-03-10 16:33:49 UTC

3- myriammg said...
what a nice gift ! thanks !
March 1, 2010 3:13:00 AM PST

9- Lisa J. said...
Very elegant. Would take wall art to a new level.
March 1, 2010 5:07:00 AM PST

25- Chyrel said...
Love the Hangs-it-all. I already have projects in mind. Hope I get one, Chyrel
March 1, 2010 10:56:00 AM PST

35 - Donalda said...
Oh those are so neat, I would love to win these. What a wonderful idea.
March 1, 2010 3:32:00 PM PST

56- Hels Sheridan said...
I need the Hang It Alls because without them my life will not be complete, I wouldn't be able to sleep, eat or craft...and then I would dwindle away to nothing ... and ... *sob* it will take about a hundred years for them to be in the stores in the UK and I know I just couldn't wait that long!
*is that enough of a sob story to get picked I wonder LOL*
Thanks for the chance to be in with a ... erm... chance to win!
March 2, 2010 11:58:00 AM PST

93- Rebep said...
Son geniales los nuevos productos! me encantan!
March 6, 2010 3:18:00 AM PST

94- Ayelet {Jenny} said...
Love it! It looks fab!
I need to get me some please LOL x
March 6, 2010 5:45:00 AM PST

103- Craftypagan said...
This looks so fun! I love my BIA-one of the best items I've ever bought for sure! Thanks for the oppurtunity to win! Hugs, Rowena
March 8, 2010 1:35:00 AM PST

114- Lisa F said...
I want to win! Those look really neat!
March 8, 2010 11:05:00 AM PST

132- The Creative Mind of Melia said...
WOW!! these look amazing!! I can't wiat to try these out!
wifey7799 at
March 9, 2010 7:02:00 AM PST


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wall Hanging - Bind-it-All Style

Start with some amazingly pretty patterned paper from Kiki  Art, adhered to a rockin' sturdy 10X10 piece of Zutter Clipboard Wood.  You can see I left an itty bitty border so the wood would show, and distressed all the edges with ink and paint.

I punched the top edge and laced the holes with a pretty ribbon. I did this first because I wasn't sure what I was going to embellish with so I wanted to make sure I was able to punch the edges before adding anything bulky or glittery that wouldn't fit in the Bind-it-All.
I glittered some old plastic letters to match the paper, and also used some felt ribbon, front and back (glittered the back adhesive side). By the way, this is a great way to use up old supplies - the felt wasn't a color I was going to use a alot of and the letters were the wrong color completely.  So, a bit of glitter and VOILA!

I had these acrylic swirls that I sponged with white paint....and then a bunch of fun texture-y odds and ends to go with my favorite family photo. The paper has adorable little ladybugs, which I punched up with some lady bug buttons I had left over from a baby shower I organized last year. I added the pretty green lace along the bottom edge to soften things up.

Why don't you make something like this for your favorite room?