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Old 01-17-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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Default Super cute idea -- great for those old greeting cards you've saved!!

Yesterday I took a class at our local scrapbook store to make this super cute book/album out of past Christmas cards!! It would also be super cute with other cards -- wedding, baby shower, birthdays, etc.

The class was really meant to showcase the binding product -- Zutter Bind-it-All. I will admit that using the Zutter machine was actually pretty easy and kinda fun once I was shown how to use it. I don't know that I would want to buy one of my own (well, there are many other things much higher on the wish list, heehee) but the store I took the class from has one that you can use (you just have to buy the binding wire from them), which is a nice option.

However, even if you don't have access to one of the machines, either by owning one, knowing someone, or a store that will let you use theirs, I think you could alter the design to make it work. You could punch holes and bind the book with ribbon or binder rings.

Anyway, I wanted to share pics and a little info about it! It was a really fun class...I'd never done anything like this before. (It was also really fun to get out of the house and do something for myself, by myself, lol).

A lot of the cutting (die cuts) was made beforehand by the teacher. The front and back covers were made from chipboard, that we covered with decorative paper and embellished. (I must say, I got a lot of use out of my Xyron 150 today as well, lol...glad I rescued it from the toddler the other day!!). You could also just use heavy cardstock for the covers (wouldn't be quite as sturdy, but would work!!).

I still have some embellishing to do on my inside covers and divider pages. The lady that taught the class had saved her envelopes from her cards as well. She cut out the return address labels and stamps to use as embellishments -- very cute!! I'm excited about doing another one next year...just need to remember to keep the envelopes too!!



The front inside cover.



Some of the cards we just punched the holes right through. They still open up just fine to see the inside.



And some of the cards we adhered to strips of cardstock before punching the holes. This was really useful for photo cards and other cards where you didn't want to punch through someone's picture or special words, or if it was an awkward shape. Also notice the cute red divider page as well.



There were also divider pages with pockets for sticking notes, newsletters, photos and the like.




Inside back cover, and the back.



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That's really nice. What a great way to preserve meaningful cards! You did a great job on it.

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Thanks! It really was a lot of fun. I was at Hobby Lobby today and saw that they had the Zutter binding machines...I was *this* close to using my 40% off coupon on one, even though I probably don't really need it, lol!!
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What a great idea!
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I really like that!!!
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Very cute! I save all of mine in an album but this is much craftier!
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I have never seen a Zutter binding machine... but I'm liking the final result!!!!

About how much do they run? Now my mind is racing because as a teacher there is a lot of possiblity I could really use something like this in our resource room to bind art portfolios etc. I'm still trying to convince them to buy a Cricut machine to replace the wood block die cut machine that they have
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That's really nice! Great pics too!
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My thoughts exactly! You did an awesome job!
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