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« on: June 15, 2008 01:12:07 PM »

Hello everyone!  A week ago I attended a Scrapbook Convention even though I don't do scrapbooking, but was looking for a book binding device.  Well, I have 2 new best friends:  the Bind-It-All and the Purple Cows combo trimmer.  I have been really busy since I returned from the convention making small-to-large journals/notebooks/scrapbooks using recycled vintage album covers, VHS sleeves, candy boxes, game boxes, just about anything I can find.
Here's a link to a bunch of pictures on Flickr:
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/15133775@N06/sets/72157605629636975
 
I've also attached a couple of pics just for your easy viewing.
Enjoy and let me know what you think.









I think these will do well as stocking stuffers for this Christmas.
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008 01:18:12 PM »

Those are really awesome!  Wish I hadn't gave away all my VHS tapes now. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008 02:05:41 PM »

Your books look amazing.  I am feeling SO jealous - and quite a bit stupid.

Am I the only one who has struggled with this ridiculously simple machine?

I have had nothing but trouble with mine.  I can never get things to come out even.  I end up with a half a hole on one end - or the holes are too far from the ends - or the inside pages don't line up with the cover.

I finally found the video on their website - although I haven't really had time to study it.  I did discover that the covers couldn't be "odd" sizes that they have to be an even inch or 1/2 inch number - I'm hoping that will help my "half-hole" problem.  It would have been nice, for those of us who are diy impaired, if the instructions that came with the machine were more than a few lines.

Any tips from someone who obviously has it all figured out?
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008 02:07:15 PM »

those vhs ones are so cool
makes me wish all my familys movies weren't bootleg >_> CURSE POOR CHILDHOOD COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2008 03:27:26 PM »

Those are great!  Long live VHS!
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2008 03:59:30 PM »


Those are so cool!
I can see where they'd be totally addictive...I already want one of each of my favorite movies.

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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2008 06:04:22 PM »

Your books look amazing.  I am feeling SO jealous - and quite a bit stupid.

Am I the only one who has struggled with this ridiculously simple machine?

I have had nothing but trouble with mine.  I can never get things to come out even.  I end up with a half a hole on one end - or the holes are too far from the ends - or the inside pages don't line up with the cover.

I finally found the video on their website - although I haven't really had time to study it.  I did discover that the covers couldn't be "odd" sizes that they have to be an even inch or 1/2 inch number - I'm hoping that will help my "half-hole" problem.  It would have been nice, for those of us who are diy impaired, if the instructions that came with the machine were more than a few lines.

Any tips from someone who obviously has it all figured out?

There is a Yahoo Bind-It-All group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Binditall/) and the moderator has posted an awesome users guide that should help you out! You should give it a look-see because I've found it to be a very helpful community (and the moderator is just a fantastic person, too!).


And SuzNTX, ever since I got my BIA, I've been saving up cool boxes just so I can do the same thing! Did you back the covers with anything? And, did you use a chipboard back cover?
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008 08:28:43 PM »

These are adorable. I love the VHS and board game ones. Such a great way to recycle materials. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008 06:53:14 PM »

Thanks for the suggestions (the the emailed suggestions as well)!

I am hopeful that I will ace this thing eventually. Cheesy  (Just had to use the "eye rolling" Uncle Sam smiley.)

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008 09:36:18 AM »

I LOVE my Bind-it-all.  In fact I'm going to use it today!

WHEEE

Also...I found at Target yesterday some coasters (pack of 20 $1) Neat colors that would make FABO miniture books!
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