Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I absolutely LOVE my Bind It All

Because of my continued obsession with creating, I wanted a machine that I could use to bind together projects, scrapbooks, or journals. After considering my options, I purchased a Bind It All, and I haven't regretted this purchase for a second! What a powerhouse machine! The Bind It All punches the holes and then it squeezes together the O wires that hold the project together. It's just amazing. (Geez, I sound like a commercial! Can I market this opinion?)

This is the very first project that I made. This little journal is literally made from coasters that my husband had in the garage. I covered them with paper, cut pages for the inside, and I put it all together. Adding ribbons to the O wires is just too cute. My youngest daughter now calls this little journal her own.

Here is another project that is made again from coasters that my husband had in the garage. I used a stamp from "Love Matters" on this one. CUTE! Hey, my oldest daughter needed a journal!

Now this part of the post is called "enabling". I made this journal for my friend Jana, and she was then enabled to buy a Bind It All of her own. It's the ugly side of crafting. We enable each other to buy expensive toys. It's not pretty, but it happens! This one was made with the cardboard backing from a pad of paper. Once again, it's just covered with paper, I added a stamp from "Love Matters", some rhinestones, and a Prima Sprite. Ribbon again is added to the O wires.

The "enabling" continues. I made these for Sharon who is my "sister" on the Cricut message board. The large one is made from coasters (thanks again to my husband!), and the small one is made from the backing of a pad of paper. The pages were all made from 4x6 index cards. The large one is 4x4, and the small one is 4x2 (Pretty cool how that worked out! I was able to use one index card to make pages for two books.) I used "Delight In Life" stamps to decorate. Primas, Stickles, and Cuttlebug embossing were also used. I even sewed a zigzag stitch on the large one! Sharon has since purchased a Bind It All. Is it my fault? That's how "enabling" works!

This last book was made when I was scrapping with my friends, Sue and Deb. We get together to create in Sue's studio which is also known as the Diva Den. We are Divas (for so many reasons!) Sue is the Queen Diva! In order to show off my Bind It All, I planned a project for us all to create. We made these cute books in minutes, and Sue and Deb couldn't have been more impressed. These books are perfect for Divas!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed looking at these books. They're fun to look at and very fun to make!


Anonymous said...

I posted my comments about your journals in yesterday's blog - oops! I didn't realize you made both journals from 1 index card. Aren't you clever?!! ~Sharon

All Pink girl said...

Wow these are gorgeous ,i so need a bindit machine now i have seen these lovely books ,Dawnx