Monday, June 28, 2010

Easy peasy, fast and fun! With a Cover-All!

Hi there!!! Are you a busy scrapper, but in need of a cute and quick little project for a gift? I have just the thing for you!!! A darling little wallet picture holder that not only comes together super fast but can be adapted for any style!  The Zutter 3X4 Cover-All is the key to all the easy-peasy-ness (is that a word?)

For my project, all I used is one piece of white cardstock, a few colors of spray mist, a Curved Spine 3 x 4 Cover-All, (or any style Cover-All), a bit of Gesso or white paint, 2 jeweled brads, bits of ribbon, and a few scraps or letter stickers.

First, spray your white cardstock lightly with a spray mist. Let dry (or if you are impatient like I am, use your heat gun to zip it dry in a minute). Flip it over, and lightly mist the other side in a coordinating color (I used two colors of green). Let dry.

Next, cut the misted cardstock into three strips, each 4" wide.
Take each strip, one at a time and cut it into 4 equal pieces (3" wide each). You should have 12 little 3" x 4" pieces of misted CS. I chose to use my Distrezz-It-All to lightly distress each edge. Set aside.

Paint a smidge of Gesso on the front of your Cover-All. Let dry or use a heat gun to dry. Lightly spray a little glitter mist spray over the cover, let dry or heat dry. Next add a few letter stickers or cut out letters to say "A few pics" - or any title. Adhere to dry cover front.

Punch a small hole in the front cover edge for a brad and ribbon(s), repeat on the back cover. Place ribbon(s) over hole, and insert brad to hold it. Repeat for back of cover. (here is a pic of the back cover once the mini is finished and the ribbon has been tied).

Next, punch holes on one side of each 3 x 4" piece of misted CS using your Bind-It-All. Grab the insert out of the Cover-All and do the same. Bind your pages and plastic with your BIA, and slip the plastic insert into the holder inside the Cover-All.

TA DAAAAAH! Your itsy bitsy mini is done! Look at those lovely lightly distressed edges of my misted cardstock!

This project can be whipped together in well under 30 minutes. You can also use a piece of a favorite patterned paper to shave off even more time! If you don't have an itty-bitty Cover-All, this project can be easily adapted to larger sizes - Cover-Alls come is a variety of sizes including 6X6 and 8X8 - using additional cardstock.

Happy creating and gifting!

Zutter Zister DT Member Pam Sandy

Friday, June 25, 2010

Baby Blog Hop Winner!

Looks like everyone loves babies! Thank you for sharing in the joy of our newest, littlest Zutter Zister SAGE and for all the wonderful wishes.
 We generated a random number from all the comments left and the number is.....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-06-25 03:57:54 UTC

Robin said...
OMGosh, How Sweet she is!! Looking forward to hopping to see all the projects!!
June 21, 2010 5:12:00 PM PDT

Robin, please email me at with your shipping address so we can send you some Baby Blue and Baby Pink owire and some oh-so-easy Cover-Alls!!  Congrats and Happy Zutterin'!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Welcome to Sage Lawrence - Our Baby Blog Hop Inspiration!

Say HELLO to the newest, littlest Zutter Zister SAGE ADRIANNE LAWRENCE, born on May 31st to our Zutter Zister DT member Down Under, Sophie Sim-Lawrence and her husband!  We are tickled PINK to have a new baby to coo over!  And isn't she the sweetest little thing?

Congratulations Sophie! To you and your proud family!
The Zutter Zisters have been cookin' up a little surprise for Sophie while WE were waiting for the big day.  We all have made a baby-themed Zutter inspired project for Sophie - and since none of us knew if we were creating for a baby boy or a baby girl, the projects are suitable for any baby occasion!  So jump on the blog hop to the blogs of the design team members below.

Leave a comment starting here and on each of the blogs for a chance to win a baby-inspired prize package.
Two 6-piece packages of 3/4" Owire - one of each color of BABY BLUE and BABY PINK
(great colors for any occasion, but we sure do love baby projects!)
A 6-piece bundle of Cover-Alls in a variety of styles, colors and sizes 
(amazingly convenient covers for quick, inspired albums!)

Visit these blogs for our baby gifts for little Sage!

Fleur Smith

We'll be drawing winners this Friday, June 25, so be sure to check back on each blog to see if you've won!

But wait, there's MORE! Zutter is having a sale on ALL owire - 15% off site-wide - starting today - for a limited time only.  Shop here for an automatic 15% discount on ALL owire packages.  Every size, color, package!!! Get those baby colors and the gorgeous Antique Silver and Antique Brass!  Yum!

Thanks for hoppin' with us and enjoy the joyful baby inspired projects!

Sophie, we all will be sending these projects for you and Sage to enjoy!
Hugs & Kissed from all the Zisters

Friday, June 18, 2010

Clipboard Wood Wall Hanging - House Warming Gift

I know several people who purchased new homes this year. It's sometimes difficult to know what to get someone as a house warming present. Then I thought about creating something homemade, from the heart. I came up with this little gift. It’s a fairly quick, easy Zutter Clipboard Wood project to make. And, best of's a chance to recycle and use some of your scraps as well as customize for a particular home or decor.
The Zutter Clipboard Wood is sturdier than chipboard and is still punchable in the Bind-it-All V2.0. Try it for home projects like this, or for anything where chipboard or cardboard alone just won't do.

House Warming Wall Hanging
Gather your materials. You will need the following items to complete this project.

Zutter Bind-It-All
Purple Cows 2in1 Trimmer and #2801 Straight Blade
Scissors, Circle Punch, border punch - I used Fiskars Threading Water Border, Small Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Bird Punch, Printer, Paint Brushes

Zutter 8”X10” Clipboard Cover
Zutter 1 ¼” Antique Brass Owires
Vintage dictionary pages; Prima patterned paper, Ranger Crackle Finish
Plaid Turquoise Acrylic Paint, Mod Podge, Copic Markers, Helmar Adhesive

Before starting, remember: Measure twice, cut once.

1. Use Mod Podge to cover one side of an 8”X10” Clipboard Cover. Let dry. Paint on crackle finish. Then apply a thin layer of paint to surface. Set aside to dry.
2. Punch two holes on each side of top. Bind with 1 ¼” Owire. Add ribbon to hang.
3. Use scissors to cut out a tree trunk and leaves. Cut out clouds.
4. Cut out house shape and fold over edges to create dimension. Add windows, shutters, roof, steps and door.
5. Punch out and add butterflies and bird.
6. Print out “Home Sweet Home”. Trim to look like banner, add to wall hanging.
7. Gift to a proud new home owner!

OZZ DT Member Vicki Flinchum

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blog Winners!

I really meant to post this earlier today, but I did say June 16th didn't I?  So I am not late, just later than I intended!  Sorry about that!
Here are the lucky 5 random winners from last week's blog post.  It's nice to see everyone excited about the Zutter D's.  In the meantime, these winners will enjoy two packages of Hang-it-Alls - the latest lovable doo-dads for your crafting!

Congrats to:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
17 15 38 9 32
Timestamp: 2010-06-17 04:37:51 UTC

#9 - Artful Delight
What a fabulous new product! Thanks for the opportunity to win those. :-)
June 10, 2010 12:17:00 PM PDT
#15 - Kay
 Too cute!! Can't wait for them to come out!!
June 10, 2010 12:39:00 PM PDT
#17 - Nana Crys
 Don't believe my last comment made it. Love the video along with the music. I would love to win - lots of time on my hand with recent loss of job. This would make a great gift to give to daughter-in-law. Hope I win.
#32 - Laurie (Wally)
Oh ok yes these are really cute.. I could just think of the things that I could use them
#38 - Myriammg
they are so nice !
June 10, 2010 11:34:00 PM PDT

Please email me ( your contact information so we can ship your little goodies! Enjoy! Watch for Zutter D's to be available this summer - stay tuned here for more info!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Distrezz-it-All....I love you!

I really do!! I really never tried the distrezzed shabby-chic look but after receiving my Distrezz-it-All....I can't stop!!! This is the first little album I tested my new machine on and boy...I am hooked now!! I love the results and can I just say it is so fast!! I think that is why I never really got into the technique...I wasn't willing to take the time. Well, I still don't I don't have to worry about distrezzing time, thanks to my new friend! Here's a little album I did for a friend using my new Distrezz-it-All!
I not only distrezzed the Cover-All, the cardstock, the patterned paper, but also the photos....and I so love how they turned out!!

Zutter products used: Bind-it-All, 3x4 Craft Cover-All, Distrezz-it-All!

I hope you are inspired to get yourself a Distrezz-it-All. It is so worth it and you will simply love the results! I hope this little project will inspire you to try it too!! Happy creating with Zutter!!

If you want to see a quick demo of the Distrezz-it-All, click here.

Zutter Zister DT Member Shelley Haganman

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Get your Dose of Zutter "Ds" at Summer CHA - Sneak Peek

It's not a vitamin....but Zutter "D's" are the newest little hardware that will be available for wholesale order at Summer CHA and available at retail real soon.

Zutter D's work alongside Hang-it-Alls - or can be used alone -  to add yet another enhancement to custom projects, particularly for home decor and multi-dimensional projects.  Insert the Zutter D around the loops of the owire in your project and hang from a Hang-it-All, or other hook to display your album, home decor project or anything at all!
Zutter D's won't interfere with the function of the owire, so don't worry about your binding creation.  Who knew something so little could be so DDDDDDang cute!

We're very excited about this little addition to the hardware line at Zutter. We want to give something away, but since we don't have the Zutter D's yet, we will give away some "sister" items.  How about a pack of each color of Hang-it-Alls to FIVE lucky posters.  If you haven't seen these little gems yet, check out the video from Winter CHA! 

Leave a comment and we will draw random winners on June 16.

Bind-it-All 101 - Now Enrolling for Summer Session

If you are new to the Bind-it-All, or haven't quite gotten around to learning all the ins and outs, consider this easy online course covering all the BIA basics!
Bind-it-All 101 is a 4-week online class that is taken at your own pace, with clear video and slide show presentations that you can access at your leisure from any computer! You will have access to me - your instructor - via online forums and message boards, email and interaction in the student galleries. This is the only time this class will be offered this summer! Enroll here.

This information-rich, project-packed course will cover:
  • Overview of the Bind-it-All: Includes review of settings, tools, maintenance, optional add-ons and accessories.
  • Punching Basics: Includes creating your own Bind-it-All Punching & Binding Guide and tips for punching centered and even holes.
  • Binding with Confidence: Covers the use of the Owire Sizing Templates and how to bind perfect “o-shaped” owire spines.
  • Quick Creative Binding: Create two complete custom bound mini albums – one 4X4 mini and a 6X6 album, utilizing easy techniques for adding customization to your projects.
  • Albums Made Easy: Create a beautiful 6X6 Cover-All Memory Journal - now that you are a punching and binding pro, you will be pleased at how easy it all comes together! Quickie bonus project this week!
  • Binding Above &Beyond: Explore how to use your Bind-it-All beyond the album. In this lesson we will make two quick projects from items you are likely to already have in you stash. After this class you will want to punch and bind nearly anything that's not nailed down!

If you've never taken an online class with My Creative Classroom, you are in for a treat. Don't let the lazy-days of summer go by without taking a little time for creative education!

 Enroll here and I will see you in class!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We Got You Covered Sale...Ending Soon

Word has it that we are winding down this last call on this "stock up" deal! Take advantage of this first time EVER sale on Zutter Covers and Inner Pages. 15% Off Site-Wide for a limited time only.
Stock on up on Zutter Acrylic, Clipboard Wood, Canvas Artboard and good ole trusty Chipboard. We also have pre-cut cardstock Inner Pages ready to go for quick album making.

Last call :)
Happy Summertime!

Small print: Sale is limited to stock on hand, and subject to end at any time. Discount price is automatic in your shopping cart and regular shipping rates apply. Shop now and stock up for summer crafting and albums! Shop now HERE.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunny California Spinner Album

California holds a very big spot in my heart so I wanted to make a special mini album that I could display year round and what better way than the with the Zutter Spinner Album Kit. It has everything you need to make an amazing home decor mini album that can be displayed anywhere in your house.

For my "Sunny California" spinner album I wanted it to be bright and colorful so I painted the base a tourquoise to match the paper.

I used the index tab pages to seperate the album into all the different things we saw and did in California, like Disneyland, San Diego Zoo and Huntington Beach etc. Then I used the regular pages in between for all my photos.

I added some small letter stickers to each page. For some of the pages like the one below I used Glimmer Mist and made a sunset looking background.

To finish it off I added a diecut and title to the top of the center rod.

Making one of these awesome spinner albums couldn't be easier than with the Zutter Spinner Album Kit!

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith

Note: The Zutter Spinner Album Kit comes with the customizable wooden base, chipboard tabbed pages and chipboard pages, as well as cardstock pages.  A length of owire is also included to assemble the spinner. It is a completely customizable project from start to finish!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Magnetic/Chalkboard project with Clipboard Wood

I had never used Zutter's ClipBoard Wood Covers before so I wanted to do something fun and different with them. This is a quick little project that just requires clipboard page (I used the 10x10) some magnetic paint and a frame! First paint the clipboard according to the manufacturer's instructions. The clipboard is perfect for this project as it is sturdy, the paint adheres nicely and evenly! Once your page is painted you can add a frame and decorate how you would like. I used old Scrabble pieces to spell "LOVE" and just attached small magnets to the back of them. I also did this to the crocheted flowers as well. I found some inexpensive photo sleeves and added my photos to the board. A little chalk to draw some hearts and you have an adorable little board that can be changed out and personalized whenever you are in the mood!!

Happy creating with Zutter!!!
Zutter Zister DT Member Shelley Haganman