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…

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681 thoughts on “How-To Video: Mini Photo Album & 7Gypsies Binderie GIVEAWAY!”

  1. Picking just one tool is difficult, but I’d have to say my punches get used quite a bit. They are just so quick and easy…..

  2. My fave is my Fiskars trimmer. I’ve had that thing for almost 10 years and it has been my most USED tool.

  3. Thanks for a great video and all the tips. My favourite tool would have to be my distresser. I love to distress and ink.

  4. I don’t have many tools, but the one I find myself using over and over is my corner rounder ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I’m absolutely loving your tutorials! My favorite tool right now has to be my old-fashioned label maker. I use it all the time! Thanks for the chance to win a really GREAT tool!

  6. I have to say ditto to all of the others who’s fav is Basic Grey’s file set. They are awesoe. Lately my go to tool has been my Dymo Label Maker. I love it for captions, light journaling and dates. Great giveaway by the way!

  7. Hi Jennifer — Love the abundance of beautiful, creative information in these videos! I’ve been a long-time fan of yours – you are always SO inspirational!Favorite tool would have to be my Cricut. But I can be bribed with a new fave – I’d love to play with the Binderie :D! Thanks for a chance to win!

  8. Hi Jennifer I found your blog tonight and have had so much fun watching your videos, thankyou so much. My fav tool would have to be the blending tool of Tim Holtz or perhaps it is the distress inks. Yep evenly between the two lol.
    Michelle M

  9. I love so many tools as I just love any kind of gadget but at the moment I love my cuttlebug as he is so easy to use and pack away and has some yummy embossing folders.

    Got to say I would love the chance to win a 7gypsies Binderie and then have a go at altering it.

  10. Thanks for all the tips. Love how they came out. My favorite tool has got to be the cropadile.. I find myself reaching for it all the time. Though, something that comes in as just as handy is my original paper piercer from Making Memories.. the one that’s all metal with no cover.. GREAT tool… even if I do bleed occasionally grabbing it wrong.

  11. i’m getting used to my new genesis trimmer, so i’m hoping that will be my favorite tool! i use it every day.

  12. I’ve never made my own book. With the Binderie, I can see them in my future. My can’t do without tool is my paper cutter.

  13. My favorite tool!! Hard to pick. I use all my hand and border punches (SU and EKSuccess). I have the McGill hole punch, Crop-a-dile, bind it all, Sizzix, Wishblade, and many more. It is amazing how each too is indespensible for a particular task.

  14. Love your blog and tutorials. I have learned soooo much from you. This is a wonderful give away. Hope I win!!!!

  15. My favorite tool is is the BasicGrey Rubon Roller. You can apply rubons neatly at twice the speed and precision of using the popsicle sticks. Love it!

  16. Um well, I would not be able to choose a favorite tool right now! I love my punches, cricut, anything! I do not have that though!

  17. I would have to say that my favorite tool is my making memories paper trimmer!! It cuts paper so smoothly!
    I am so excited about you sharing ideas using the silhouette…Your ideas truly WOW me!

  18. I have been looking into the new corner rounders and was wondering the difference in them. Actually, I think I would like to have one of each!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Just bought myself a Cricut and am loving it for church, school, card and scrap projects. Just need to add a Binderie to my stash to make those projects even easier : )

  20. Wow hmmmmm 1 tool that’s my favorite……would probably be my cuttlebug or cropadile…so hard to

  21. My favorite scrapbooking tool has to be my credit card. Hee, hee, hee!!!! It helps me to get all of those other fun tools that other folks have mentioned! Seriously, though, I would have to say that my favorite tool is this little set of distress newspaper type alphabet stamps that I bought at Wal-Mart for about $10. I use these stamps to stamp journaling on pages, sentiments on cards, whatever – and I never have to worry about running out of “E’s”!!!

  22. Hmmm…I don’t use tools all that often because I tend to do pretty simple things. But as simple as it sounds – I love my paper piercer. I use brads all the time and only until a few years ago did I know that a paper piercer can make your life so much easier! I used to try and cram the brad thru the paper – – AHH!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. It’s that “little bug” that keeps crawling into my scrapbook space, time and after time! I held out for 3 years without purchasing the CRICUT, but now that I own one, WOW! Can’t craft without it! Thanks for sharing your talents, projects and knowledge with us Jennifer!

  24. Not an easy question to answer… but I think my favorite craftin tool (aside from my large, clear, acryl ruler meant for quiltin – gives me a completely straigt angle every time) would have to be my brand new Tim Holtz blending tool!

    The mini album is mega cool, think I jusr might make one for my son to take along with him to kindergarden.

  25. As for my favorite tool….that is hard but I guess my cricut!!! But I enjoyed the video on the punch and it would be great to have in my tool cabinet. I am sure it would be used a great deal. I enjoy your blog each day and all your creations and helpful things. Keep up the great work!!! Thanks for the opportunity for the give away! Have a great summer!

  26. Thanks for the chance to win! Lately my favorite tool is my Tim Holtz ink blending tool with distress inks–love all of the effects that can be done with that tool. Thanks again for all of the inspiration on your blog!!

  27. This is crazy, but my craft knife.I use it to cut, slice, poke, pull…..I’m always reaching for it.

  28. Favorite tool ? I think that would be my punches >(especially my round and scallop ones) but I wouls love to say “my new 7Gypsies Binderie”

  29. I love punches…I can do so much with them…Nestabilities are a close second. I want a Silhouette BAD..but alas, not yet!

  30. My favorite crafting tool has to be the Japanese Screw Punch…I use it for all my bookbinding and placing a hole anywhere I please.

  31. Me again,,,well,,,,I have since watched your video and a few at Gypsies…..omg…I think I REALLY need one of these bindery tools!!! wow,it really does rock doesnยดt it!!!!

  32. Gee I can only pick one tool…I guess my cricket is my favorite tool, especially since you can find so many svg file to down load on-line. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Right now my favorite tool is my label maker, but I can assure you that my next favorite would be a Binderie if I won it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

  34. Great little mini album! My favorite too has to be my Making Memories distresser….I use it on almost every layout and card lately ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. It really is tough to narrow down my favorite crafting tool…but at the moment I am having great fun with my Cuttlebug and my Crop-A-Dile! I use them both all the time!

  36. Great video! Wow how do I choose one favorite since there are so many to choose from. If I moving to a remote island I would bring my Slice.

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