Friday, March 26, 2010

Bind-It-All Notebook

I like to have a small notebook with me most of the time so I can write, sketch or doodle when an idea comes to me.  I have had the Zutter Bind-It-All 2.0 for awhile now but I haven't used it much.  The Bind-It-All is a small tool that punches and binds.  I decided to make a cute little notebook to keep with me.  It's small enough to fit in my purse but I still have enough writing space.  Here's how I did it.  For more detailed instructions check out the Bind-It-All website.  There you will find videos and more.  You can also check out You Tube.
 To make this notebook, you will need:
  • Two 6 inch squares of chipboard
  • Two 7 inch square pattern paper (outside cover)
  • Two 5-3/4 inch square paper (inside cover)
  • Twenty-five -  5.75 inch paper
  • 3/4 inch Zutter O-wires
  • wire cutters
  • Zutter Bind-It-All
First, score the two 7 inch squares 1/2 on all sides.  (This will make it easier to center the chipboard on the paper.) Next, apply adhesive to each 7 inch square of pattern paper.  I used a tape runner on the center.  Then I applied red tacky tape to the edges.  Tacky tape is very strong.

After the edges have adhesive on them fold them to the center.  Do not smooth down the corners.

Pinch the corners together.  Then, cut the excess away, and smoot with a bone folder.

Attach the inside cover with adhesive.

Next, set the Bind-It-All to C for the cover. 

Insert the cover.  Pull the lever to punch the holes.

Assemble the notebook.(back cover with outside facing up, front cover with inside facing up, inside paper) Make sure holes line up.  Insert the O-Wires.

Place the assembled notebook into the Bind-It-All so that the O-wire open end is flat against it.  Pull lever.

The notebook is completed.  Embellish the notebook to your liking.

Here is the completed notebook.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

And the Winner Is...


Thank you all for entering.  I hope you will continue to follow my blog.  Look for more giveaways to come.

I apologize for being so late announcing the winner.

Since I was so late,  there are two winners.

The second winner is Annie1!

Each winner will receive a pair of sterling silver turquoise earrings.

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