How-To Video: Mini Photo Album & 7Gypsies Binderie GIVEAWAY!

Hello.  I have a video and great giveaway today.

You all know what a big fan I am of great crafting tools.  Well, I was putting together a little mini photo album the other day (a simple design that I make often) and realized that it used many of my favorite tools.  So I decided to do a video showing the creation.

This video gives a peek into the 7Gypsies Binderie, Corner Chomper and Silhouette.  The mini photo book is a quick one, using Grungepaper from Tim Holtz and more.  I made it for my girl who is at her grandma’s and then camp.  Wanted her to have some photos and notes from the family.  I will explain the album more below.

Please forgive the bad photos.  I apparently didn’t have my camera settings right.  (This is common for me.  Ha.)

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061809 Binderie 2 Supplies: 7Gypsies Binderie Tool, Corner Chomper, Silhouette

I really like Grungepaper or Grungeboard – they are great to use for making little books.  It is flexible and durable and easily painted.  Rounding the corners really adds and nice touch, and the fabulous Corner Chompers cuts through it all easily.

The pieces on this were cut with the Quickutz Silhouette.  Ah… my sweet baby Silhouette.  I love this guy.  He cuts the most intricate shapes and makes my crafting easier.  About once a week, I go and cut a ton of different shapes and designs from white cardstock.  That way I have a bunch of shapes ready to go for any project.  I just ink them up and get crafting.  (Oh, and you can get tons of great shapes online HERE.)

Next up is the 7Gypsies Binderie tool.  This tool rocks.  At first, I wasn’t sure I had a need for it.  But once you play with it and see how awesome it works, you quickly become addicted.  Basically, it punches binding holes through just about anything, with the quick touch of a button.  Ahhh… so easy to use.  I was excited when 7Gypsies asked me to decorate one for an artist challenge.  (You can see all the other artists HERE.)  It started out red and black, and here is what I did with mine…

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In my video, I show a quick way to use it.  But there are more thorough videos on the 7gypsies site HERE.  I recommend checking them out!  Oh, and this tool is fun for cardmakers, too.  I like to use it to punch holes for adding ribbon, or holding several cards together for an extra special gift.

And!  I get to give one of these awesome Binderie Tools away!  Just leave a comment here by Saturday at 11:59pmEDT telling me what your favorite crafting tool is and I will pick a lucky winner.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you tomorrow…

681 CommentsCool links, Enabling, Giveaways, Mini Book, Product Information, Videos

  1. my fav tool is my Purple Cows trimmer!

  2. Debbie Rice

    Punches, especially my corner punches

  3. Mindy

    If I could only have one tool it would probably have to be my trimmer but that’s kind of boring so I’ll say my next favorite is my crop-a-dile. I use it for so much more than just scrapbooking.

  4. Melinda

    I’d have to say my corner rounder from Marvy! I’ve had that for years…and am thinking I may have to get the chomper to deal with thicker stuff! Thanks for giving one of us a chance to win a Binderie! I’ve been eyeing that! And if I don’t win, they’re 1/2 off on TwoPeas!

  5. Jen Robinson

    My cricut is my favorite tool!

  6. Marcy Grant

    Wow! Your tutorials have been fabulous! So much so that I finally broke down and bought stamping stuff – Distress ink and Tim Holtz products. My favorite tool that I use all the time is my old fashioned label maker. I’d love to make a Binderie a favorite too! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  7. l love my MM Date Stamp Kit!
    And I would love to have this 7 Gypsies Binderie!

  8. My favorite tool is the Bind-It-All. The Binderie looks like it would be fun and simple to make mini albums.

  9. Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler

    HELLO JENNIFER
    THANKS FOR THIS INSPIRING CLASSES. SO MUCH TO LEARN
    MY FAVORITE TOOL FOR NOW IS MY MINI DAUBERS.
    THANKS
    BYE
    BIBIANA

  10. Marcy Grant

    Wow! What a great giveaway! And now, because of your tutorials I finally broke down and bought stamping tools. I had held off this long because of the added expense to my crafting, but you make it look so fun and easy! Hopefully my favorite “new” tool will be a Binderie! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  11. Tina in Springboro

    Love my Cutter Bee scissors – and the ink blending tool – you always turn me on to great things!! Would love the bindery – thanks for being so generous!!

  12. chrisd

    My favorite tool is my Cuttlebug(and its folders and dies-of course). It’s no frills ,tried and true and reliable.I can finally attempt to work my way through my paper collection(HA)with paper creations.

  13. Anita

    That’s hard!! I think it’s a toss up between my MM paper piercer and Cutterbee tweezers.

  14. Ruth H

    Hi Jennifer, adorable photo book for your daughter!!
    My favorite tools are my cricut and my mini guillotine cutter.

  15. Mary

    Well, that is a tough one, but it would have to be my cuttlebug. It is my favorite because it can be a perfect embellishment to any card or scrapbook page. I use it A LOT, and I love buying folders for it. Overall, I would have to say it comes in a close second with my scalloped circle punch!!!

  16. Tamra B

    My favorite tool right now — border punches — love them. Who knows what my next favorite will be. My favorites change all the time!!!

  17. Stacie

    What is my favorite tool???? – That is like picking a favorite child – I love all my tools. If I have to pick one I guess it wold be my paper trimmer because it is the one tool that I use for almost very project.

  18. Jenny

    Hmm…I’ve gotta be a big fan of my trimmer! I can’t cut straight without it! :)

  19. Love the punches! Beautiful mini book!

  20. Sally sTo

    You already said it, the ink blending tool is my very favorite too ever. I keep extra foam pads in small individual zip lock bags with the name of the ink color written on the outside of the bag.

  21. Jennifer

    I would love to win!

  22. Cynnie

    Ahhhh this tool is fantastic….I really really need one of these for all my book projects. I will be making your PDF´s from your Inking Class over on Two Peas into a really coooool book…..I´d love to make a second copy using this tool. I have a favorite tool,,the Japanese Screw Punch but after looking at this video and then Gypsies info…ahhhhh I REALLY “need” this binding tool in my studio!!!

  23. thank you so much……..luving your techniques.
    Laurie VF My fav tool now is of course the Binderie

  24. dinah

    I love my MM edger/distressor & my BG rubon tool. And just recently, I got a Corner Chomper and I am soooo loving it! I can’t limit to having just one favorite tool :)

  25. My favorite tool is my paper trimmer! I use it every layout!

  26. I cannot live with out my self healing cutting mat from MM. I’ve had it for YEARS and use it ALL of the time, I really don’t think I have ever made a card, scrapbook page, or any other type of paper craft without using it for something!

  27. Wendi Irwin

    My favorite tool is any new tool that I get to play with in my quiet time to craft w/o interruptions from my children or husband. I yearn for this time and love to just play with whatever I pull out.

  28. cindy barriga

    My all time favorite tool is and will always be… my paper trimmer. I use it everyday, I have no idea where I would be without it. :D

  29. Hi Jennifer!!!
    I’m a new scrapper!!! I love make cards and mini box!
    I love my Big Shot Die Cutting machine, but I love my punches too!!! I love all the scrap world!!!
    I saw your room.. a big dream for me!!! =^__^=
    Sorry for my bad english..
    Hugs from Italy!

  30. Michelle

    Wow…I just learned about 5 new things just from watching this one video. I wish I had a silhouette and a binderie! I have the cricut and it has been a great tool for me. :)

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