Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bind It All BOOT CAMP in Southern California

Jennifer Priest here, Original Zutter Zister :) My final Bind-It-All BOOT CAMPS for 2010 are coming up in Southern California and I'd love for you to join me :)

In this class you'll learn the basics of punching and binding plus we'll create 4 projects, putting your skills to the test! The projects vary from class to class and the pictures of some of the projects are shown below. Even if you already know how to use your Bind It All, you might learn some fun new tricks in the class so bring your Bind-It-All for some FUN FUN FUN!

Plus, if you're considering buying a Bind-It-All, this class is perfect for trying it out and learning all that it can do. I have several Bind-It-Alls for us to use in class so come on down and join me!

Learn the Basics + Four Projects

October 3, 2010
1-4 pm
Collective Journey, Redlands , CA
Ph: (909) 793-2200
Projects: Wall Hanging, Perpetual Desktop Calendar, Candy Holders, 3x4 Mini Book
October 9, 2010
5pm-830 pm
Scrapbooking Made Simple, Canyon Country, CA
Ph: (661) 298-1112
Projects: Wall Hanging, Countdown Calendar, Candy Holders, Gift Card Mini Book
October 10, 2010
Perfect Day Scrapbooking, Huntington Beach, CA
Ph: (714) 369-2862
Projects: Wall Hanging, Perpetual Desktop Calendar, Candy Holders, Jewelry Holder
October 23, 2010
Jazi Crafts, Oceanside , CA
Ph: (760) 414-9645
Projects: Wall Hanging, Jewelry Hanger, Candy Holders, Gift Card Mini Book

Learn the Bind-It-All, from the Basics to Beyond! Zutter Zister Jennifer Priest will lead you through four projects that will help you practice your binding skills, learn new tricks, and give you ideas for easy gifts and party favors (think gifts!). We'll create different projects at each class (noted below each date), all using the Bind-It-All. Paper and embellishments will vary from the sample as the focus in this class is on technique and skill.

Please bring: Bind-It-All Machine (if you have one), Chalk Cat Eye Inks, Liquid adhesive, glue dots, scissors, paper trimmer.
See you there!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Zutter Kutter Blade Replacement Video

We've just posted the video on basic assembly and blade replacement for the Zutter Kutter.
Other helpful HELP is located here on the main Bind-it-All website.

The Zutter Kutter is a heavy duty cutter - it can handle chipboard, bookboard, foam board, Zutter Clipboard Wood, and Canvas and stacks of cardstock.  The blades are double sided and can handle hundreds of cuts. When you "replace" your blade the first time, you are actually just turning it around.  Each replacement blade is actually two blades.

This video will be permanently on the HELP page as well as on YouTube.
Enjoy your Zutter Kutter-ing!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Seasons Collage with the Distrezz-it-All

Having resided in Australia for a year now, my family is enjoying the different seasons - something we did not have in tropical Singapore. The Beloved made it a point to take the view outside our apartment at the start of each season and as a result, this project was born.
Each season's picture was created on a cover and embellished to reflect that particular time. What was really fun was the fact that I got to use the Distrezz-It-All on the covers and that added a rustic touch of sorts to each frame. I like how the distrezzed edges complement the trees in the pictures. Don't you?  I used Zutter Canvas Artboard to make even more artsy :)
A simple challenge for you - start snapping pictures of the view outside your home and be amazed at the changes! More importantly, create a distrezzed collage from those pics! Have fun!
Zutter Zister DT Member Sophie Sim

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oh My Goth! It's a Screen!

I had the best fun making this screen for the Zutter Zisters Design Team last month! It had been ages since I had used these fab stamps from Stampotique and I sat happily colouring for ages.

The main structure is just grey chipboard covered with the Rockstar papers from DCWV. I then stamped on these with Darkroom Door's Rockstar stamps ... Can you see a theme building :0)
I round the chipboard off by drawing around a CD and sanding to form a smooth edge. Then you just get started with the Bind-it-all using that nippy little continuous button to punch ... it is all just so easy!

I bound the screen with some black lace and then added some shrunken skulls to complete the goth look. The skulls are in fact Lord Tim's skull and crossbones stamp ... but I detached the bones with some scissors ... humanely of course. If you want to see other designs of this screen ... check out my gallery here.

Zutter Zister DT Member Linda Elbourne

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's True! The BIA is the BEST!

I headed out to Art Inspired Studios in Brentwood, California, to teach my BIA mini album class. It was definitely a load of fun and creativity. I had such a great time with a wonderful group of girls. Here are some pictures from my class:

Smiling faces and creative concentrating....all part of a great class!

And here is the awesome Bind-it-All V2.0 in action!

After this mini album class, a couple of girls picked up their very own BIA...and a couple of other gals decided that it was time to dust off their unopened boxes. It really is the best way to create custom albums (mini or otherwise).  With that said, make sure you check your local scrapbook store for BIA classes (or online at MCC for classes by Zister Nan).


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Summer Lovin' Had Me A Blast!

Ahhhh summer - the time for long days, warm nights and Summer Lovin'.

My son and his best friend are like two peas in a pod. They are so cute together and in the summer they love to hang out. I had some great shots of the two of them and wanted to make a mini album for them. I decided to make it into a gatefold album which is lots of fun and crazy - just like them.

For the covers I used the Zutter 6x6 Chipboard Covers and cut the front cover in half. I decorated it with the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely adding a title and some of the cute desings from the paper. I also added some buttons to the binding. Note the Baby Blue Owire - adds just the right touch to the bright colors of the papers.

The inside pages are then bound either to the right side binding, the left side binding or both and then cut in the middle so that both sides open up.

So have some fun and get a little crazy with your next mini album!

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith

Friday, September 10, 2010

And the winners are....

Jennifer Priest, Original Zutter Zister here again! Thanks so much for everyone who played along with my little giveaway!!! We loved reading all the reasons why you love your Bind It All!!

Without further ado, here are the winners :)

Blogger Nancy said...
I would so love to win these adorable kits! I have just signed up for Nan's class and can not wait to learn how to use my Bind It All! I am looking forward to making my own custom books and little scrap books and these kits would be great to start off my adventure with. Thanks for a chance!
September 7, 2010 1:51:00 AM PDT

Blogger Ann Cicilie said...
Oh my, fantatic giveaway!

I love Bind It All because of all the opportunities it offers, and the freedom to make just the album I want to make.
September 3, 2010 6:29:00 AM PDT

The Bind It All helps me create wonderful books and creations all on my own! I love it!
September 3, 2010 7:25:00 AM PDT

You each won a set of THREE mini book kits!! Please email me your mailing address at hydrangeahippo at yahoo dot com. Thanks so much!

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Little Giveaway!

Hello from Original Zutter Zister Jennifer Priest!!! A couple weeks ago I blogged about several make 'n takes I was teaching around Southern California as part of the So Cal Shop Hop. They all featured the Bind-It-All, of course, and Zutter generously provided the supplies for us to use -- sweet, right?

Well, guess what?!

I have a couple extra kits from the make 'n takes!!! I got the okay from Nan, Zutter Diva Extraordinaire, to give them away here on the Bind-It-All Blog. Woohooo!

THREE Lucky winners will each receive one of each of the following three mini book kits:

"Create Beauty" 3x4 Mini Book

"Just Be You" 3x4 Mini Book

"There's No Place Like Home" 4x6 Mini Album

You'll have to provide the stamps, ink, Bind-It-All, and adhesive, but everything else is in the kit!! A little instruction sheet is also included.

So how can you enter? Just leave a comment below telling us why you love your Bind It All. We'll randomly choose 3 lucky winners in one week from today to win these 3 packs of kits!!  So get going, and check back here on September 10!!

Happy Binding!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bunches of Fall Online Classes for Zutter Fans!

Back to school - for everyone, even Zutter Zisters!  As long as it's crafty school, we are good.  Three Zutter instructors teach every semester at My Creative Classroom - and it's a real privilege to be able to reach out to so many creative minds around the world.  The best part of teaching online is that you - the student - can access the classes from anywhere, on your own time, but still have the time and attention of the instructor for the duration of the course - not to mention fun interaction with fellow students!

Check out these classes in the line-up for September and October.  Click on the links to learn more about each course!

Bind-it-All 101: What every BIA newbie (or every one who never got the full low-down on how-to) should take to get the most from this fabulous tool!
4 Weeks - Starts 9/8 - with Nan Paturzo

Distrezz-it-All 101: From the designer who co-designed the shabbiest-chicest tool of the year.  Learn all there is know about the Distrezzer!

4 Weeks - Starts 9/7 - with Donna Salazar

Artsy Fartsy Techniques: You'll be smelling like a rose after this fun, intense, technique-y class.  You'll be making a super chunky Bind-it-All book!
6 Weeks - Starts 9/9 - with Donna Salazar

Zutter Zanta Holiday Binding: If you and your elves need a push to create some homemade gifts in a need this 2-week course loaded with instructions for EIGHT holiday (or anytime) gift ideas.
2 Weeks - Starts 10/13 - with Nan Paturzo

Beyond the Book: Whether you are a BIA 101 grad, or consider yourself BIA-experienced - this class will take you to the next level of getting more from your Bind-it-All.  Explore alternative binding techniques,  creating unique projects, fixing mistakes, going "beyond the book" and more!
4 Weeks - Starts 10/26 - with Jennifer Priest

See you in class (be on time!)  Just kidding!