We're doing a Blog Hop!

Todays the day for our first ever blog hop at The Everyday Scrapper! We couldn't be more excited about it. We are glad that you are taking a little time out of your busy schedules to hop along with us!!! We are so excited to have everyone join in on the fun! Of course there will be lots of prizes and RAK's along the way.

The hop officially begins today, Wednesday, Feb. 17 and will end Wednesday, Feb. 24th at midnight EST. Hopefully you will get a lot of inspiration along the hop!

There will be 1 main prize and a few RAK's along the hop as well. You will need to comment on each blog to be in for the prizes!

Now you will hop over to Sharon's blog to get continue on your way.

Here is the hop order just in case you get lost along the way.

We hope you have a great little hop and get a little inspiration along the way.

Part of what we do at The Everyday Scrapper is help give ideas, tips, and techniques to scrapbookers everywhere, of every level as well as provide a community where you can share, ask questions, and make some wonderful scrappy friends. On Tuesdays I post the Tuesday Tutorial to the blog, usually a step-by-step tutorial on a project or technique. Just for fun, here's a little tutorial I created to share with you during this blog hop:

A Gift Card Notepad

This project is easy to do and is very green–you can recycle your old giftcards into covers for a cute little notepad. If you only have one gift card that you like, find a fake credit card (like the kind you get in junk mail) or a gift card you don't like that you can use for the back cover.


  • 2 Gift Cards (no money on them)
  • Bind It All Machine
  • About 10 sheets of printer paper or notebook paper
  • 4 “loops” of 3/4″ Zutter O-Wire
  • Strong Tape Runner Adhesive

1. Cover the backs of each gift cards with patterned paper. This is to cover the ugly UPC code parts of the cards. Make sure there is no money on the card before you do this because you won't be able to use the cards after this. If you're using an ugly card for your back cover, cover BOTH sides of that card with paper.

2. Insert the cards into the Bind It All with the INSIDES of the covers facing each other. Use the holes printed along the top of the machine to make sure that you're only punching 4 holes into the cards.

This is what your cards should look like once the holes have been punched:

3. Cut the printer or notebook paper down to slightly smaller than your gift cards — a standard size seems to be about 2″ x 3″.

4. Punch 4 holes in the top of the paper pieces along the 2″ (shorter) side. You can punch as many papers at a time as will fit in the Bind It All slot.

5. Stack your pages in this order to be bound:

  • Notebook or Printer paper stack
  • Then put the COVER on top.
  • Then put the BACK COVER on top so you can see the INSIDE of the back cover.

This is important because it will ensure that the seam where the O-Wires close is in the back of the book.

6. Thread the O-Wires from the bottom (through the paper pages, then the cover, then the back cover).

7. Close the O-Wires using the Bind It All machine. Flip the back cover to the back and voila: instant mini notepad!

Since my project is a Bind It All project, I am giving away a Zutter filled RAK:

  • Box of 3/4″ Antique Brass O-Wires (same color I used on the mini notebook)
  • 8×8 Kraft Cover-All
  • 8×8 Black Inner Pages
  • 5x 7.5 Clipboard Wood Covers
  • 5x 7.5 Cream Inner Pages
  • 6×6 Chipboard Covers
  • 6×6 Acrylic Covers
  • 6×6 White Inner Pages
  • 3×4 Clipboard Wood Covers
  • Bottle of Rivet Fasteners

This is ALOT of great product that you can use to create several mini books so be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to win!!!

Want to learn more about the Bind It All? Take my online Bind It All MASTERZ Course at My Creative Classroom! The class starts Feb 23rd and it doesn't matter where you are in the world–you work at your own pace ;)

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The The Everyday Scrapper blog hop is going on from Feb 17 through Feb 24 so be sure to check out all the blogs and leave a comment for your chance to win!!

Happy Blog Hopping!!

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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32 thoughts on “The Everyday Scrapper Blog Hop

  1. I love what you did with the gift cards!!! I’m going to have to try that when I get a bind it all.

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm
  2. SO CUTE!!! I only have ugly Costco gift cards, but if I get some cute ones, I’m so going to have to try that.

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 4:27 pm
  3. Would love to win that RAK!! I love using my bind-it-all for everything ever since I took your 2 BIA classes!!

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm
  4. This makes me want to go out and buy a Zutter and try this myself.

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm
  5. Fun, fun, idea!! Starbucks always has great pics on their cards -and I tend to use those most! I already have a BIA, but am still new at it, so I MUST check out your classes. :) Fab give-a-way -thanks!

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 5:23 pm
  6. Great book! My BIA is my best “tool” friend :)

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm
  7. OH MY GOODNESS!!! that is sooooo cute!!!

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm
  8. I like that mini album .what a great idea. have a good one.

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 6:24 pm
  9. What a great project!!! Love it!

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm
  10. Jennifer what a great recycling idea for gift cards. I always throw mine away and some are really cute. Love it!

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm
  11. wow what a cool machine and great book.

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 8:58 pm
  12. I’ve never tried the BIA and this motivates me even more to do so! If I win the prize, I’m definitely hunting one down!!

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm
  13. That is SOOOO cute! I love it, what an adorable notepad!

    Posted on February 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm
  14. What a clever idea! I may just have to break down and get a BIA!

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 12:11 am
  15. Love how you used those gift cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 1:15 am
  16. Oh thank you so much for this tutorial. I know it was simple but I am a new BIA user and I hadn’t even thought of that. I happen to have a drawer full of old gift cards that I knew would come in handy some day.

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 1:16 am
  17. oh how fun!! I need to get my bind it all out and try this one…shhh don’t tell but I haven’t used it since your class…. I need to though… so this little notebook is just the thing to start with….Thanks
    And PICK ME!!!

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 1:44 am
  18. Love your notepad. Can’t wait to get on “the hop”.

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 3:29 am
  19. What a great book. The Zutter looks like a cool toy!!!

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm
  20. I never would have thought about using my Zutter to make a mini book from a gift card…clever, clever, clever!

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm
  21. what a cute idea. I always keep those gift cards but never really know what to do with them.

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm
  22. I LOVE this little book. I’ve been wanting a bind-it-all, and now I just added another reason to the list of why…

    Posted on February 18, 2010 at 10:49 pm
  23. Awesome tutorial! You always have the best ideas! TFS!!

    Posted on February 19, 2010 at 5:59 am
  24. Um, wow!!! Super fun idea!!!!!

    Posted on February 19, 2010 at 6:02 am
  25. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on February 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm
  26. I swear I am going to have to get one of those bind it all. Thanks for the RAK chance.

    Posted on February 20, 2010 at 12:45 am
  27. Wish I had a bind it all! That looks like a fun project :)

    Posted on February 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm
  28. What a beautiful project! I’m thinking I may need one of those bind it alls!!!

    Posted on February 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm
  29. What a GREAT idea! Love that little notebook, and what a great RAK!

    Posted on February 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm
  30. Cool project!!!!

    Posted on February 23, 2010 at 8:44 pm
  31. Love the blog and the little notebook. I am trying to resist looking at the binder… arg! more tools to consider.

    Posted on February 23, 2010 at 9:33 pm
  32. i have never had any products to help me bind books.i make mine with hole puches and wire or ribbon,id love to have these products.im crossing my fingers.

    Posted on July 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm