Okay, I admit it - I love most all art supplies. But tools have a special place in my art supply heart! And among the tools I currently have the Zutter Bind-It-All is one of my favorite. You can check out their website by clicking HERE. I have the older blue Bind-It-All (BIA). Good thing I got it when it was blue as it is pink now. I hate to admit I might not ever have got to know how much fun it is as I would probably have never bought a "pink" tool. I'm just not too fond of pink. Anyway, I did get the blue BIA and I love it. You can see it in the photo above.
One of the things I like most is that you don't have to measure much. For the book and covers you basically need the center of the side you are going to bind. I use leftover paper from other projects in whatever sizes they happen to be and can go from there. Once I decide on the book pages, I just make a cover using one of those as a guide and make it slightly larger. Or, sometimes I have something I want to use as a cover, and go from there and cut pages slightly larger.
Recently I had my BIA and all kinds of paper out to make a Smash style scrapbook for my niece for her 12th birthday. It is 8 x 10 and turned out great but I forgot to take photos of it so will have to share photos of it another time.
As long as I had all the stuff handy I got out some postcards to use as covers and made a whole bunch of books! I even refilled a small book I had made awhile back and used up. Most of my binding is 3/4" silver O-rings as I bought a huge box of them from an office supply store. Alot (really ALOT) more reasonably
priced than buying them in 2 or 6 packs.
The green "Nurture Nature" postcards are ones I had made from a collage of mine. The rest are commercial post cards. Here's a bunch of photos:
The Nurture Nature books will be available for sale soon on my Etsy as mini sketch books or journals. Great as a small journal to have with you, a good travel size! I'll post a notice here and on Twitter when they are available.
Thanks for taking a look!
Have a CREATIVE week!