Check out the Zutter Zister's website over the next few days to see everything the Design Team created this month! There are some really great ideas like placecard holders, mini books, home decor, and more!! Here's one of the projects I created this month:

I created this book for a class I taught at a local scrapbook store, Collective Journey, in Redlands, CA. I added some extras to this project that weren't included in the class, such as the journaling strips and Prima Crystal Flourishes. The book is from Kasier Craft and is made of wood with holes to be bound with binder rings. I painted all of the pages with paint and then punched holes in each one using the Bind It All V 2.0 (Pink). It punched through the pages perfectly! I bound the book using 1.25” Antique Silver O-Wires. I then covered the holes that were originally in the pages with paper and flowers. The o-wires allowed me to put a lot more ribbons and charms on the spine of the book than the binder rings would have allowed. And the book is much more stable having the binding along the entire edge of the book versus just two binder rings. You can adapt any store bought book to be bound with the Bind-It-All the same way as I did here.

Book – KaiserCraft
Paint, Epoxy Charms – Making Memories
Flowers – Bo Bunny Press, Prima, Making Memories, Unknown
Patterned Paper – Glitz, KI Memories
Diecuts – Accu-Cut, Sizzix
Gems, Pearls – Kaiser Craft, Me & My Big Ideas, Darice
Crystal Flourish – Prima Marketing Inc
Stick Pins – Floral Supply, Oasis
Ribbon – May Arts, Floral Supply, Joann’s, Bo Bunny
Tulle – Floral Supply
Stamps – Prima, Heidi Swapp, Technique Tuesday, Close to My Heart
Glitter Glue – Stickles
Ink – Colorbox Chalk Ink, Close to My Heart, Staz-On
Glitter, Glitter Cardstock, Flocked Brads – Doodlebug
Beads – Michael’s
Tassels – Wrights
Large Chandelier Gem – Target (Christmas Ornament)

***Added 11-26-08: Thanks for all the compliments on the book!!! It is so funny how it turned out so crazy because bling is not really my style, at least not this much! I just had a little tin with all these leftover bits from the class in it. Rather than put it all away I just kept adding more and more and more tyring to empty the tin completely. I don't think there is anyway I caould add another rhinestone to this bad boy!! LOL And Joanne, if you make a boy one I totally want to see it!!!!***

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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7 thoughts on “Zutterin’

  1. Awesome!!

    Posted on November 25, 2008 at 7:52 pm
  2. OMG Jennifer that is just beautiful. I wish I had a girl to make some pretty pink and black blingy projects for.
    Love it as always.

    Posted on November 25, 2008 at 8:16 pm
  3. This is just gorgeous, Jennifer! I’m so stealing this idea for my little princess here, lol! I even have a similar album! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on November 25, 2008 at 9:05 pm
  4. This is adorable!

    Posted on November 26, 2008 at 5:56 am
  5. SOOOOOO Beautiful! Love it!!

    Posted on November 26, 2008 at 9:34 pm
  6. So blingy!!! hehe…I’ll have to make a boy version.

    Posted on November 27, 2008 at 12:12 am
  7. I am also stealing this! My granddaughter would love one of these – its stunning!

    Posted on November 27, 2008 at 2:48 am