My Bind It All Basics classes have been a HUGE success! WOW!! Thanks so much to everyone who came to the classes thus far-I hope you all left feeling empowered and ready to bind some books!

Earlier this month I taught the class at The Scrappin' Table in Placentia, CA. We also made the BONUS project, a fun little mini book featuring Zutter's Cover-Alls. Each student customized their Cover-All and book in the class. We had themes from all over the calendar — mom, Halloween, girl…a little bit of everything. Here's the sample–mine pales in comparison to what these Bind It All experts were creating in the class!

Some photos from the day:

Thanks Anne for taking pics for me!

Want to become an empowered Bind-It-All expert?

Bind It All Basics Class + BONUS
April 9, 2009
Basics Only: $20
Basics + BONUS: $30
Ph: 909-793-2200
Collective Journey

Bind It All Basics Class + BONUS
April 11, 2009
Basics Only: $20
Basics + BONUS: $30
Ph: 760-598-2222
Pink Pineapple

Bind It All Basics Class + BONUS
May 13, 2009
630-9pm BASICS + BONUS
Basics Only: $20
Basics + BONUS: $30
Ph: 714-961-8011
The Scrappin' Table

Bind It All Basics + BONUS
May 31, 2009
1 – 1.5 Hours
$20 ($30 with Bonus)
Desert Scrappers Retreats


Description: Are you anxious to start binding your own mini books? Whether you own a Bind-It-All already or you are just curious about how it works, this class is for you! Join Jennifer Priest of the Bind-It-All Design Team to explore tricks, tips, and techniques using the Bind It All. In the class you’ll create your very own “Play Book” with directions for everything you’ll ever want to do with the Bind-It-All.

You’ll learn:

  • Continuous Binding

  • Binding Projects Less Than 4” Wide

  • Binding Projects 4- 8” Wide

  • Binding Projects 8” Wide or More

  • Proper Placement of Wires for Binding Books

  • Setting Up the Machine for Different Sized Binding Wires

  • Troubleshooting

  • How to Achieve Perfect Wires Every Time

  • Binding Projects That Measure in Whole Inches

  • Binding Projects That Measure In Partial Inches

  • How to Conserve Wires

  • When to Bind Continuously and When Not To

  • How Thick Binding Projects Should Be

  • Which Materials Can Be Punched and Bound with the Bind It All

  • And More!

Supplies: Liquid Adhesive, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Bind It All (if you have one), inks (if taking BONUS class).


Description: It’s been said that the best way to learn something is to actually “do” it. After the “Basics” class, create a mini book using the skills you just learned. Not only will you have the instructor there to help you, you’ll also have a chance to play with Zutter’s newest creation, Cover-Alls! Mix various media for your pages – envelopes, acetate, chipboard, and more! We’ll have an embellishment, border punch, stamp, and paper set up so you can create your own custom design during the class.

Supplies: Liquid Adhesive, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Bind It All (if you have one), inks (if taking BONUS class).

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Bind-It-All Basics and Bonus!

  1. Way cool!!

    Posted on March 11, 2009 at 11:44 am
  2. I’ll catch a class when the tour brings you to the shreveport/bossier city area of louisiana. Looks like yall ( thats southern for “you all” ) were having a ton of fun. ms.cheryl

    Posted on March 12, 2009 at 3:39 am
  3. looks like you had a fab class! I must get in on one of these Bind it All classes. I am a wee bit challenged when it comes to the BIA.

    Posted on March 12, 2009 at 5:09 am
  4. Jennifer, what about teaching this at a DS Retreat? Maybe I can get zutter along w/ your & nan’s help to let me (or one of you) sell the BiA for the same prices as last May’s Retreat…

    Posted on March 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm