July 27, 2009

My bags are packed and I'm ready to go...

I love the Zutter Cover-all Albums, they are so versatile! You can leave them plain, cover them with paper, paint, stain, spray, distress, ink, and alter these covers to suite your personal style and album theme. This particular Zutter 7.5” x 5” White Cover-all is altered to look like a travel themed purse. Just add handles, latch, paper and purse feet and you are ready to go!

Zutter 7.5” x 5” White Coverall
Zutter Black 3/4” O’wire
Zutter Acid Free Black Pages
Zutter Rivets
Adhesive – Helmar Acid Free Glue and Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner
Prima - Flowers, Journal Card & Paper
Ribbons – Making Memories
Ink – ColorBox
Rub-ons – Creative Imaginations
7Gypsies – Flash Card, Gaffer Tape, Journal Handles, Office Envelope and Tissue Paper
Walnut Ink

Designer Instructions:
1. Decoupage Zutter Cover-all with tissue paper using Helmar Acid Free Glue. I put two layers on the Cover-all so you wouldn’t see the white underneath.
2. Cut a piece of coordinating card stock with a decorative edge to create the purse flap. Adhere to the covers to create the illusion of a purse flap.
3. Add purse straps, creating holes through the cover using the Zutter Rivet & Setter.
4. Using the Zutter Setter, punch a hole in the cover for the purse knob and elastic strap.
5. With a paper towel, rub walnut ink on a tag, inside and outside cover-all.
6. Add feet to your purse, punch four holes in the spine of the cover-all using the Zutter Setter and Rivets.
7. On the inside front cover, use the Gaffer tape on the edges.
8. Add Journaling Card, Office Envelope and Flash Cards to the inside front cover.
9. Embellish the tag with flowers, frame charm and rub-ons. Tie on one of the purse handles.
10. Create the album insert using the Zutter Black Pages and the Black O’Wires. Place the album in the Cover-all and it’s ready to add photos of your next vacation!

Tish Treadaway, Zutter Bind-it-all Design Team Member

July 5, 2009

Summertime Album

Yippeeee, its summertime! Let’s get ready for all of our upcoming summer vacations. You can make this little album in advance so you are ready to scrapbook your fun memories when you return. Now you can share your vacation memories with your friends and family.

Zutter 6” x 6” Clip-Board Wood
Zutter White 3/4” O’wire
Zutter 6” x 6” White Pages
Zutter Display-it-all
Adhesive – Helmar Acid Free Glue and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Buttons - Stickopotomus
Charm – Beaders Paradise
Chipboard – Lil’ Davis DesignsCosmo Cricket
Flowers – Prima
Ink – ColorBox
Paper – Treehouse Designs
Paint – Making Memories
Ribbon – Rafia

Designer Instructions:
1. The Zutter 6” x 6” Clip-Board Wood is covered with a 6” x 6” pattern paper on the front and back covers using Helmar Acid Free Adhesive.
2. I tore a strip of coordinating pattern paper and added it to the front and back of the covers.
3. Embellish the cover with a turtle charm, flowers, surfboards cut from a coordinating pattern paper, raffia and a chipboard title.
4. To simplify the process, I used Zutter 6” x 6” white pages and distressed with a coordinating ink pad color.
5. On the inside of the covers I choose to show the wood, all I did was paint bubble wrap and stamp the design.
6. Then bind the covers and page inserts together using the Zutter Bind-it-all and O’wires.
7. Once the album is assembled, add the photos and journaling from your trip.

Wishing you a memorable summer!

Tish Treadaway, Zutter Bind-it-all Design Team Member