Zutter Bind IT All

My thoughtful, wonderful hubby brought home a Zutter Bind It All. I cannot wait to try it!!! More mini's to come... :-)


Mini Album Cover

Here is a sneak peak of the album cover. I found some moss on the beach a couple years ago with a leaf of seaweed imbedded in it. I made the flower on the top from cardstock, eight layers of scalloped circles spayed with homemade glimmer mist and scrunched up. The trim I colored,  came from my daughters dress that was too small. There is also some lace from the same dress that I colored with copics. The tassle on the side came from a recycled card and the brown metal came from a candle. The cherish embelishment is Making Memories Vintage Sentiment. The button on the stamped acitate tag was snipped to make flat. All the green lace is from the dollar store. The papers I used are from K&Company Classic double sided designer paper.
Second page I used my cricut to cut our the bird cage and destressed it with Tim Holtz distress inks. Tiny gold gems on the top and bottom from dollar store. I cut out a flower from the lace on the dress and placed it on the bird cage. The two layers of designer paper on the bottom were ripped and distressed with inks. All six 4x6 tags that slide out are made with the same designer paper from K&Co. I made my own tabs by folding a separate piece of designer paper and puched a hole with the crop-a-dile and eyelets set.


My First Envelope Mini Album

I selected  six regular letter envelopes for this project
First I glued the envelope shut. Then I cut the envelope about a third and used the larger size keeping the smaller piece for another pocket. Also, I cut the edge off the opposite end to give me a tube like pocket. One end to go into the binding and one end for me to place tags.
Here I cut and taped my "Stack the Deck" binding method taught by Laura on "Following the Paper Trail" sizes as shown and scored on those measurements. The length is determined by your envelope width. You want your binding to be slightly smaller to slide into your envelope.
here they are right side up ready for Stacking on top of one another smallest to largest. Then sticky taping on each edge.
Here shows each edge taped after stacking and now placing the envelopes inside each edge.
now placing my tube like envelope into the binding and adhearing to the sides of each edge.

This is what it should look like after all six envelopes are inserted into the binding with equal distribution of pages.
Here I have prepared a chipboard cover. I measured my envelope widths and left a quarter of an inch above/below and on the sides of my covers for embellishment room.
 I chose some patterned paper to cover it. I left two chipboard thicknesses between the back spine and the front and back cover so it would close properly. Then I folded the patterned paper over the edge and sticky taped it down. Then covered the inside of the covers.
Here is my paper covered book ready to embellish.
This shows my "stack the deck binding system" ready to be placed into the book covers.

More pictures to come when it is completed with embellishments,tags and photo mats.
Most of my inspiration came from searching UStream and YouTube Videos on "envelope mini albums" and "paper bag mini's". Now I am really into making my own paper flowers for this album.


Spellbinder Storage Idea

Here is an idea I had to store my Spellbinders.  My husband bought me five new Spellbinders and I wanted a single place to have them all together, so I could choose which one would work best.
I started with a piece of chipboard. I used the back of one of my paper packs and sliced it in half.

I purchased a package of two 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of magnet from Walmart for 5 bucks. Then cut them into two lengthways. They had sticky backs so I stuck them to the insides of each page of chipboard.
Then I used sticky tape.

Then I covered it with patterned paper 12x12 cut in half.

Placed my Spellbinders......
 Cut some holes for binding.. I also cut out the spellbinder logo .. now all I have to do is finish a nice cover!