Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Art-Full Horizons is in ONE MONTH!!

Art-Full Horizons brings you our premier event, the only all-inclusive weekend scrapbooking experience of its kind! Join Jennifer Priest, Laura Miller, and Donna Salazar as we present classes with dynamic instructors, gourmet food, resort accommodations, appearances and deminars from top manufacturers, goodies and prizes from cutting edge companies, and a fun atmosphere to inspire your creativity! Plus, we're pleased to have Zutter as our Platinum Sponsor!!! Nearly every class will feature the Bind-It-All among other Zutter tools!!!
Here are the details:
* May 27, 2011 at 7pm through May 29, 2011 at 5pm
* Palm Springs, CA
* 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations at the luxurious, exclusive Renaissance Palm Springs Resort
* Event Meals
* Classes from Marah Johnson, Stephanie Ackerman, Donna Salazar, Robyn Weatherspoon, and Jennifer Priest
* Deminars from Spellbinders' Paper Arts' Kim Hupke, Original Zutter Zister Nan Paturzo, Copic Certified Instructor Jennie Lin Black, and much more!
* Admission to the Grand Garden Tea Boutique (includes make n takes, gourmet appetizers, vendor faire, and more) on Friday Night
* Make N Takes from Epiphany Crafts, Paper Trunk, tammyi, and more!
* Admission to Midnight Madness Mixer
* Friday Night Cropping
* Saturday Night Cropping
* Full access to all other event activities
* Discounted Resort Parking
* Exclusive Garden Party Welcome Goodies
* And much more!

We're offering 4 ticket packages to suit your needs:

Single Occupancy * $769 per person
Double Occupancy (2 people per room) * $549 per person
Triple Occupancy (3 people per room) * $469 per person
Local Rate (Provide Your Own Accommodations) * $369 per person

Add additional nights to your stay at the AH discounted rate. Bring your family or friends to take advantage of the long weekend during peak season in beautiful Palm Springs, Ca. When you register, let us know you'd like to extend your stay for up to 3 days before and 3 days after AH.

Don't have a roommate but want the Double rate? Let us know and we will match you to a roommate.

Can't take the time to come to the entire event? Attend the Grand Garden Tea for just $20 and make all the make n takes, enjoy gourmet appetizers, shop til you drop, meet the instructors, and more!

For more info visit or email us at 

Registration is going on now and filling fast!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

All About Flowers with Jennifer and Michelle

Michelle Van Etten and I have added a second session of our fabulous new class, All About Flowers II, online at My Creative Classroom!! Class starts April 27th--don't miss out!
Here's all the info:

Flower divas Jennifer Priest and Michelle Van Etten will teach you how to create ethereal, romantic flowers using ribbon, textile, and paper. Save money and create custom flowers to perfectly compliment any project or any color combination. Michelle and Jennifer can show you how to make designer knock-offs and create stunning looks that are all your own. We'll create a technique book in class using the Zutter Spinner Album that you can add to in subsequent classes as well as show you numerous ways to use these flowers in your crafting.

By the end of the class series you will have filled the Spinner Album with nearly 75 unique handmade flowers!!! Even if you take just one class, you can keep adding your own flower creations to the Zutter Spinner Album to keep them handy as a technique reference guide.

To register go to and sign up. Only $25! See you online in class :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Treats with Zutter Acrylic

I love spring and all the lovely flowers blooming and sun shining. With spring also comes Easter and yummy goodies. I made this container from Zutter Acrylic for an adorable Easter present for my son's teacher.

I used the Zutter Acrylic Covers to form a container and punched the holes (easy as pie to punch with the Bind-it-All!)  and threaded them with twine to make the box.

Then I added some colored jellybeans and made some paper flowers in fun spring colors. Now you can make a container out of chipboard, cardboard, even Zutter's Clipboard Wood (if you wanted to paint or cover to match a particular decor).  But the acrylic is awesome for this type of project because you can showcase the colors you place in the container!  Can you just imagine the possibilities with this?

I think my son's teacher will love this.....I know it will be a great way to brighten up her day!

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith

Monday, April 18, 2011

Have a Bind-it-All? Want to Learn How to Use It?

Bind-it-All 101:
Punching & Binding and ZO Much More
4 Weeks - $25
Starts April 19 -  but join anytime and view lessons at your own pace.

Join Founding Zutter Zister Nan Paturzo in this info rich and project packed "101" course on everything you need to know about how to use your Bind-it-All.  Taught exclusively at My Creative Classroom.  This 4-week course will have you punching and binding everything you can imagine...and then some!

Classes start tomorrow, but you can register anytime.  Take the course at your own pace, from anywhere you have a computer and internet access.  Suitable for the BIA V2.0 (pink) or the original blue version tool.

More information and register CLICK HERE.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nothing "Retiring" About this Book!

One of the nicest things about being able to make your own bound books is that you can create personalized projects for any ocassion.  I recently made this retirement book for a sweet co-worker, and was able to customize it to his personality (and allow for my artistic urges!)
I gave the project a bit of a travel theme with postcard die cuts for a touch of whimsy.  After all, now that he is retiring, he will be a man of leisure!  I added tags, tickets and clips to the cover for dimension and texture, but left lots of open space on the pages for him to add photos and journaling.
Remember, when layering multiple embellishments, ensure you have enough clearance for the punches or embellish the thicker items after punching the pages.  In general use owire that is 1/4-1/2" thicker in diameter than what you think your finished project will be.  For most crafters, the 3/4-1" diameter owire suits typical projects.  Going extra bulky?  Use the 1 1/4" size.

I used the Zutter Bind-it-All (of course!), 1” Antique Silver owire, and 8” Acrylic Covers. The paper and embellies are Little Yellow Bicycle, Making Memories, along with miscellaneous buttons and ribbon.  Note how punching the page edges make them just THAT much more "wow"!  Jazz up the book with tags and note cards that you can punch and add in where you wish!

Make a special book for someone (maybe you!) and share with us at our message board!

OZZ DT Member Lea Sanders

Saturday, April 9, 2011

OH! Owire!

Time to stock up on THE binding basic....OWIRE!
Through April 30, 2011 - enjoy a 30% discount on all Zutter Owire (that isn't already on sale).
Try new colors and sizes and bind away!
Why not indulge in a BULK box and really save!
Limited to stock on hand, and regular shipping rates apply.  Coupons or promo codes won't work on these items....take advantage of these spectacular savings!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Baby Boy Banner Album with the Bind-it-All!

Banners are very popular in Scrapbooking right now and I really wanted to try my hand at making a banner shaped mini album. For the covers I used Zutter Canvas Artboard Covers and cut them into the banner shape.

Then for the inside pages I cut patterned paper to fit inside the covers. Once my mini album was shaped I just picked the best place to bind it which I thought was along the top so it would hang more like a banner. Isn't it cute?!?!? 

The really great thing about the Bind-It-All is you can create mini albums in any shape and size. The only limit is your imagination.   Try a new shape and bind away!  And with this being the season of baby showers and spring time parties, now's the time to give it a whirl! Have fun.

Zutter Zister DT Member Fleur Smith