Wednesday, January 02, 2008

My First Bind It All Mini Book!



OK, I really had fun playing with this! I just got started last night and knew that I'd better just leave it or I'd be up late playing. The funny thing is that it really didn't take me long! I used my November Scrapperie kit (Rock the Casbah) and some scrap paper and that was about it!

Supplies: Chipboard is Zutter. Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper is Reminisce. Stickers on the outside and inside of the front cover are Reminisce. Ribbon is American Crafts (on front). Other misc ribbon. Scalloped strip is Doodlebug. Black lettering is American Crafts Vinyl Thickers. Rub-on on the cover is Making Memories. Paper for the inside was scraps!

I did make one mistake on my fist go at this and it really only made a difference because of something I didn't like about the chipboard anyway. I wouldn't use this precut size again (6.2 inches) because it means you only get one piece out of a 12X12. I'd rather cut my own to exactly 6X6 and do it that way. As a result, I covered what was to be the back and front with the patterned paper and the inside covers with cardstock, but then promptly forgot that when I was punching my holes and forgot to flip the back cover so that the holes would be on the correct side, so now that piece with the patterned paper is the inside back cover and the outside back cover is cardstock. Not the end of the world and I won't make that mistake again.

I also have a few bubbles under the paper of the first cover I did because I didn't run over it with a ruler to get all the air out. Once I did that with the ruler on the second one, it was perfectly flat - makes sense! This was just so easy and fun though! I'll be doing lots more of these little books!

Cheers,
Colleen

11 comments:

Heather Bares said...

very cute book!

toners said...

What fun! And a nice quick project...that's what I like :)

Megan A. said...

how cute! now I want a bind it all!

Christina said...

Oh Col!!! I love it! Soooooo cute!

Sarah C. said...

Colleen, this book is so cute! Love the fun mix of bright colors. tfs! :)

Darlene said...

Col, this is adorable! make me want to pull that paper out again!

Snichols said...

Wow great book, it's supper cute!

michele said...

that kicks MAJOR bootie girl!!!

I'm so jealous -I need a bind it all!!

ellen said...

love this book! that paper is awesome, the colors are great!

ShirleyFyfe said...

Cute book! I've only had my Bind It All for a short time BUT it certainly is something that gets a work out!

jp said...

Love the book!! I'm really considering getting a BIA and love hearing your thoughts about it!