26 February 2009

I made a couple notebooks for the Christians at the Crossroads conference the day before we left, which was quite an endeavor for such a busy day. Thankfully I was able to get them finished in time.

The covers are decoupaged (for extra beauty) chipboard with scrapbook paper. The lined pages are cut from one of those great back-to-school 5¢ notebook deals. The smaller one is actually made from the scraps of the pages in the larger book.

The handy little Zutter Bind-It-All machine punches the holes and securely crimps the binding to keep the notebook together. These are the first two notebooks that I have made with the Zutter, and I’m sure there will be many more to come. It is a very easy tool to use, and makes one feel quite productive!

  1. 18 Responses to “Zutter Bind-It-All . . . The Book Binder”

  2. Hannah on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    that is the cutest scrapbook paper!!
    My mom has a binder too, but it’s not the same type as yours. We use ours all the time, it is so nice and handy to have around.


  3. Trinity Mommy on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    Wow, very impressive! I have never heard of the binder thing.. I am definitely going to have to look into getting one! My children love to decoupage their own notebooks but this would be even more wonderful!

  4. Miss Eyebright on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    Every year we have been making calendars for my Grandparents for Christmas, and since we don’t have a tool, we have to take it to Staples, or a place like that. This year we are just going to use Snapfish, or Shutterfly and have them make our calendar. I don’t know that we would use a binder enough to make it worth having one.

    Your notebooks are adorable!
    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
    Miss Eyebright

  5. Elizabeth on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    Thanks, Emily Rose, for posting about these neat notebooks!
    The binding machine looks very neat!
    Great idea to decoupage them!
    Thanks so much for posting!

  6. Annie on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    How neat! I wish I could make my own notebooks. It would be a lot of fun and useful!
    P.S. Can’t wait to see the new blog design!

  7. Miss Jen on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    What beautiful binders!! :)
    Isn’t fun to make simple things
    like binders extra pretty?!
    Thank you for sharing!!!

    Blessings~ Miss Jen

  8. Miss Anna on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    lovelovelove this! so cute!!
    heehee..I had stopped by just now to check in to see if you’ve put up that new design you’ve promised – can’t wait to see it! ;)

  9. sarah mae on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    Um…GIVEAWAY! Pretty please… :)

  10. Hannah on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    Those are beautiful! The makings for a neat giveaway too. *hint hint* :) Have a great day!

    – Hannah

  11. lesli on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    I am jealous! Very Cute. I would make everything I own into a book.

  12. lilyhaven on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    Those notebooks are darling! I love the colors.


  13. Jessica L. on Feb 26, 2009 said:

    One of our friends have a comb binder machine (is that what you call them? They’re plastic, not metal like yours) which we have borrowed occasionally. It sure beats having to use the stapler!

    Those books turned out great – good job!

  14. Lisa Sheldon on Feb 27, 2009 said:

    I’ve never seen that tool before. Your notebooks are so adorable. What lovely gifts they would make. Thank you for always sharing your creativity on your blog. You inspire me!

  15. Christine on May 22, 2009 said:

    I love these darling, handmade notebooks!

  16. Peggy on Aug 17, 2009 said:

    Hmm, I love your blog! I just discovered it when you left a comment on Rebecca’s blog…

    I have a question for you… Do you think this book binder would work well in binding the pages of old magazines? See we are trying to declutter… There are articles I love in each issue but don’t want to keep the whole magazine. We started out scanning them into the computer but that was too time consuming and it was also wasting resources when it came to printing them out. I love the feel of paper in my hands so keeping it on a computer isn’t practical.

    Thanks so very much!


  17. Peggy on Aug 17, 2009 said:

    Oh, where can one find this bookbinder? After more research it definitely looks like something I would use rather extensively. Thank you!

  18. Miss Rosi on Dec 21, 2010 said:

    Where did you buy your binding machine? DO you remember how much it was? Thanks!

  19. Emily Rose on Apr 21, 2011 said:

    Miss Rosi, we purchased the binding machine at Hobby Lobby. Although I don’t remember the price, I know we either bought it on sale or used a 40% off coupon. God bless, Emily Rose

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