Sunday, August 3, 2008

Bind-It-All Journals

I’ve had fun playing with my bind-it-all and some of Stampin’ Up!’s new in-colors this past week. I wanted to make some journals to have ready as gifts, so these are the ones I’ve done so far. I used the 5 x 7 ½” bind-it-all covers and ½” silver coils, as well as Verve’s Psalm 37:4 stamp for each.

I learned a few things about the bind-it-all during this project, so I thought I'd share. First, I put one cover together completely and then wasn't able to get it into the opening of the machine to punch it because it was too thick. It seems that the chipboard cover and one layer of cardstock or DSP on each side is really the most it can handle. I did manage to fit an additional layer of cardstock on one of them, but it wasn't the best fit. Secondly, one of the sites I visited for information on the bind-it-all recommended inside pages 3/16" less in width than the cover. I found that 1/4" worked best for me. Anyway, on to the projects!

I like all of the journals, but I think this first one is my favorite. It uses 2 of SU!'s new in-colors, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red. I love those colors together! Since I don't have DSP or accessories yet that match the new in-colors, I used Basic Grey DP and buttons. They match the SU! colors nicely, but I can't wait to see what SU! has in store for us in the new catty.

Stamps: Psalm 37:4 (Verve)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
DP: Basic Grey Blush
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Basic Grey Infuse Buttons
Tools: Nestibilities Circle and Scallop Circle Dies

The second one uses 2 other new in-colors, Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango. It also uses some Basic Grey DP. For this one, I embossed the cardstock for the front cover with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Since the cardstock was larger than the folder, I embossed the top half first and then lined up the last row of dots back in the folder and embossed the bottom half. Hopefully that makes sense. I did have one row of dots that was slightly squished, but my middle strip covered that up (and I think you could gently push them out from the back if they did show).

Stamps: Psalm 37:4
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
DP: Basic Grey Mellow
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Orange Rhinestone Brads,
Tools: Nestibilities Circle and Scallop Circle Dies

The next two are similar but use different DP and layouts. I used this week’s sketch challenge for the first one. The second is the same as this card I made a few week’s ago.

Recipe: (for both)
Stamps: Psalm 37:4
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
DP: Basic Grey Infuse & Mellow
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Primas, Vintage Brads
Tools: Nestibilities Rectangle & Scalloped Rectangle Dies, Corner Rounder

Thanks for looking!


Dottie K. said...

Wow Carol these are beautiful. They'll make wonderful gifts. I love all the projects I see using it. I really enjoy your blog. Have a great day. Dottie K.

Ann said...

These are all gorgeous! I don't think I can pick a fave! :D

JoAnna Goodman said...

These all turned out fabulous! Great job!

Olga said...

I found your blog from SCS gallery and fell in love with these journals. They're all very pretty, but the last two with BasicGrey paper are my favorites. You are very talented!