Thursday, April 3, 2008


So here's my latest toy, on it's way to my house as I type. I'm so excited! I've been wanting to expand the types of projects I do and this baby is part of that goal. The Bind-It-All uses wires to bind the edges of your projects to make scrapbooks, journals, purses; pretty much whatever you want to bind together. I've already scheduled a class for this in June, so for those of you in the area, stop by and sign up to learn how to use this amazing tool! You can purchase this tool at The site is APO friendly and you can purchase a bundle with all sorts of goodies. If you're interested in seeing how it works, check out to see an informative, but cheesy tutorial. Keep on the lookout for projects on my blog using the Bind-It-All!

Chipboard Flower Card

We decided to focus on using chipboard during Paper Junkies club this month and for me, it was an educational experience. Other than altering chipboard coasters, I've not played much with it and it's amazing the options out there of either purchasing pre-embellished chipboard or embellishing your own pieces. The sky really is the limit with this, to coin a phrase. I kept the class simple and will probably expand on it as I gain more experience with it. The card featured here shows a Heidi Swapp chipboard flower that has been distressed using a sanding block. Not terribly original but a simple way to get some chipboard experience. I used the Creative Memories curvy cutter to layer the designer paper and cardstock. The designer paper, which I purchased at the Heidelberg Arts & Crafts Center (I'm a traitor!), was part of a bulk set by Daisy D's that came out to about 12 cents a sheet. What a steal! The stamp sets are SU! Curvy Verses and Doodle This and were colored with Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, and Pixie Pink ink and markers. I seem to be into flowery, girlie paper lately and am determined to make more "manly" projects, especially with Father's Day coming up! I'll probably use this card for Mother's Day but it also makes a nice birthday card as well. Enjoy!

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