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Feb 10, 2008

Bind It All Book

Wow, I have been busy today! :) It's been a productive day for me! I am not one of those "save them up and post one a day" type of blogging people. I am all for posting immediately! So... sorry for bombarding you with posts today.

I made this little notebook for a friend who asked for one.

I used Cosmo Cricket Gretel paper for the cover. I covered a 4 X 4 heavy weight coaster with it. I added a little sentiment for the "cover page" and then filled the rest of it with white copy paper squares.

To make the glittered flower:

  • ink chipboard with chalk ink

  • ink chipboard with Versamark

  • dump heat n' stick on it (glue powder)

  • heat lightly

  • dump glitter on top of now sticky glue powder

  • tap off excess

  • (at this point you are covered in glitter)

Stamps: Penny Black sentiment

Paper: Cosmo Cricket Gretel

Ink: dark brown chalk ink, timber brown Stazon, Versamark

Accessories: jumbo copper brad, glitter, heat n' stick, Janome sewing machine, Bind it all, coil,

Bind it all users hint: Instead of cutting a zillion squares of paper each time you want to make a notebook, go buy a ream of paper at Office Depot (or somewhere similar) and have the paper cut at the copy center. I had some paper cut into the following sizes:

  • 3 3/4 X 3 3/4 (for coaster books)

  • 4 1/4 X 5 1/2

  • 2 3/4 X 4 1/2

Just grab a piece of 8 1/2 X 11 and map out exactly how you want your paper cut. I have 3 reams of paper cut and ready to be put into books. Just cut your chipboard to match the sizes for your covers. :) It is a BIG time saver to have the inner pages ready to go.


  1. Beautiful BIA book - love when you use your PB sentiment stamps. Great tip as well.

  2. You have a great site. I love all your work. It's very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Gorgeous! I STILL haven't used my BIA! *eyeroll*

  4. So cute, Jody!! You make the neatest things!!

  5. Hey Jody! Great project! I have an award for you on my blog.


  6. You have such cute ideas. DO you love the Bind-it-All? I don't have one, but I just got one for my mom for Christmas, and she has been using it for everything! Great blog. I just started one of my own, and I'm adding you to my favs.

  7. This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used. You can add me to the list of people who have a Bind-it-All, but have never even taken it out of the box--I know, I need to give it a try . . .

  8. wow..that is just a little bit of GORGEOUS! Great job! Great project!

  9. I love your projects! I have got to get my one of the SewMini's! I love how you use it. And the BIA....what a dream come true :)

  10. Beautiful project! I love the colors and the sparkle! I just did a project with coasters yesterday -- I forgot how much fun they are to work with! :)

  11. WOW!! Your BIA book is beautiful. Glad I happened upon your blog. :o) Cute, cute projects!! TFS!!

  12. What a great little book, love it Jody!

  13. This is a great book! I want a bind it all and am crossing my fingers that i soon get one. I am the owner of and also a bind it all addict. I am thinking seriously about creating a website where ppl can upload pictures of their mini albums. or anything related to bind it all product. What do you all think? email me if its a good idea. I think we could really use a site dedicated to this product.



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