About Me

My photo

To visit my Etsy shops:

Jewelry - BareMoose

Jewelry Supplies - SecretSolaceSupplies

Crochet - RoseCottageCrochet 


Monday, July 6, 2009

Zutter Bind It All Book With Roses


Another use for polymer clay roses.
For this project I used - a Zutter Bind It All, O wires, a paper cutter, heavy card stock, scrap book paper, index cards, double stick tape, E6000, stickers, scissors, wire cutters, ribbon and 3 small clay roses.

I used wedding papers and stickers to make a book for a bride to jot down her wedding plans.
Normally, when making a book or journal with the Zutter Bind It All, I use a recycled box (cereal, cracker, etc) to add body to the covers. In this case, the glitter card stock was heavy enough to use without it.


I used index cards for the inside pages and cut the front and back covers the same size as the index cards. I used double stick tape to adhere the inside lining to both covers.


I cut the binding holes in the covers with the Zutter Bind It All - I love this machine!!!!

Next, I cut the binding holes (there is probably a proper name for the holes but I don't know what it is) in the index cards.



Here are the covers and index cards, ready for the O wires.


To prepare the book for binding, I put the index cards on the O wires first, then the front cover and lastly - flip the back cover over (the 2 covers will be facing each other) and place it on the front cover. This will keep the closure at the back of the book.


I cut off the excess O wires, then pressed the O wires closed.


Here it is after binding and before the embellishments. I love making books and journals.


I used wedding themed scrapbook paper to line the front cover.


I used a different scrapbook paper for the back lining. This picture also shows the closure at the back of the book.


I wrapped ribbon around the front cover and tied it in a knot. I used a wedding sticker and 3 polymer clay roses to finish the embellishment.

I used E6000 to glue the sticker and roses on. The sticker would not stick to the glitter paper.


I cut a piece of white scrapbook paper to fit inside the front cover. I applied double stick tape to the sides and bottom of the paper only to create a little pocket.


I decorated the inside back cover with a sticker.


I think this would be a great gift, especially if you personalize it. Add the bride and grooms names, embellish it in the wedding colors and replace the sticker on the front cover with a picture of the couple.


That's it!! Another way to use the polymer clay roses :)














3 comments:

  1. This is beautiful..but wow, seems like alot of work. I guess if it's not something you do, it would seem that way. Great post!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I didn't know you could buy mini binder machines! I've only ever used those heavy duty ones at offices. I'll have to check it out and make some books!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love 2 B Inspired - Thank you for the comment :)
    The project is actually fast and easy. The bind it all does all the work!

    Sara - I checked around for prices before I purchased this binder. The best price is on Ebay. I bought it from someone that had "buy it now" and free shipping.

    ReplyDelete

Some of the items in my Etsy store. Stop by!!! http://www.baremoose.etsy.com