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. I love so many of the new products on the market right now but when I think about what products I go to for everything from cards to layouts to mini albums, it’s got to be my Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer. It’s perfect! Everyone should have one!

  2. Thanks for all the videos lately! You’re getting me out of my rut… 🙂

    My fave tool lately has been the inking tool from Ranger… and I LOVE the Ranger paint dabbers… totally addicted! 🙂

  3. Thanks for so many videos lately! 🙂

    My fave tool has become the Ranger ink tool. I absolutely love the effects that I can get from using it with distress inks.

  4. My favorite tool so far would be my Crop-A-Dile and corner rounder. But, I’m a tools junkie, so give me time to really try out some others! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. What a great little album! These are so fun to make! I would love to get my hands on this crafty things! My favorite tool right now is my Cuttlebug machine. I use it all the time for dry embossing and cutting dies. TFS!

  6. Your mini album for your daughter is absolutely adorable. I am sure that she is enjoying it as much as you enjoyed making it.

    My absolute favorite tool is my QK Revolution. There are very few things that I make that doesn’t include at least one die, border, or letter. I couldn’t live without it or my Tim Holtz distressed inks.

  7. Wow ~ I love the idea of tucking a mini book into the suticase for camp! My favorite tool right now is the Cuttlebug! Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful new tool!!

  8. Today I went to the store and began delving into stamping. I’ve put it off all these years because of the additional cost – it’s a whole new realm of crafting. But, because of your tutorial I bought my first ink pads(Ranger Distress) and stamping tool. These will be my favorite tools. Love your videos! Thanks for the teachings and for the chance to win another GREAT tool!

  9. I have 2 favs – my cuttlebug and my Scor Pal. We ladies are just like the guys – you can never have too many tools!

  10. My favs are my cuttlebug and scor pal. We ladies are just like the guys – you can never have too many tools!

  11. I love my Silhouette too.
    I have seen the Binderie Punch, but wasn’t sure if I would use it. I really enjoyed your video tutorial.

  12. I have so many favorite tools but I think the one that I use for almost every project I do is my kraft knife. It makes cutting so much eaiser. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. I couldn’t do it without my Fiskars trimmers. I think I have one in every size and every blade style.

  14. My fave tool is my Heidi Swap edge distresser! Closely followed by my ink blending tool. But I sure would love to get my inky fingers on that Binderie! Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Hmmmm…my favorite tool is a stamp positioner.

    Thanks for all of your great video’s..I look forward to them!

    michele h..

  16. My favorite tool for a long time was my non-stick Cutter Bee super sharp scissors, until the day I backed into them, (working sitting on the floor) ran them all the way into my foot up to the handles, and thought I had clipped a tendon. I am usually very stoic and matter of fact about illness and injuries, but for some reason this TOTALLY freaked me out, and I bled all over everything, had to have shots, etc. What a hassle. Anyway, what was I talking about? Oh yeah, favorite tools.

    If we are talking scrap booking, right now my favorite tool(s) are my die cut machines, but a close second is my credit card, unfortunately. In non-paper craft tools it is my table saw, and rechargeable drill.

  17. What a great giveaway, Jennifer!
    I’ve been wanting one of these! LOL!
    My favorite tools right now are the border punches!
    LOVE using them! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  18. Thanks for the great video Jennifer. My favourite tool is my week old Cuttlebug. I love it and can’t stop playing with it!

  19. Thanks for the great video Jennifer. My favourite tool is my week old Cuttlebug. I love it and can’t stop playing with it!

  20. My Fav crafting tool is my cuttlebug, it makes such beautiful embossed designs, where would a girl be without one….thanks so much for the inspirational video’s Jen, they are the highlight of my day 🙂 Zoe

  21. Only ONE fave tool? Probably the Basic Grey rubon tool.
    LOVED your mini book-excellent video. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. my favorite tool is the Basic Grey cutting mat with magnetic ruler, and all those strong magnets it came with. My little sister bought it for me at our first CKU trip together!! I have gotten so many layouts done with it because i can line everything up, and move stuff around with the magnets. LOVE IT 🙂

    thank you Jennifer,
    scrappyleigh

  23. My favorite tool would be my large circle and scallop punch:-) So handy and well-used.

    Love your mini-album!

    I’d like to know if you ever featured foam embellishments on one of your CK articles. I just received a bunch of foam tags and am not sure how to use them. I could find your article in one of my old CK’s if you can direct me to an issue. Thanks!

  24. Hi Jennifer….dont know whether the comp applies to me as I live in Australia, but will submit my comment because I can…lol…
    My favourite tool is my stamp-a-ma-jig. Besides the obvious, I use it for a palette for my markers and inks, to stamp a whole word and see if it is going to fit, and even as a straight edge (cause I am too lazy to get my ruler!) Love your design on the binderie punch…so cool!

  25. I might have already posted – I can’t remember!!! Ugh, baby brain! My current favorite tools are my border punches – I reach for them constantly!

  26. How do you choose just one favorite tool – I can’t – so I will just say collectively my punches – it’s a quick easy way to make a lot of embellishments for my cards. The binderie looks awesome – I have not seen it before your video.

  27. What a great little album! We’re in San Diego on vacation and this would be a great project for me to send to my mother with some of these vacation memories. I have so many favorite tools… I love my Bind It All, my Cricut, my paper cutters, Cuttlebug… there are so many and there’s no way for me to pick just one!

  28. oh wow! I love that!!!
    I’d have to say my favorite tool is a corner rounder, I too LOVE all edges round. I think it gives a more softer feminine touch on things 🙂

  29. Great idea!! I have been looking at the 7 Gypsie books for a while and that is such a cute project! I’d have to say my favorite tool is my creativity. Sounds like a cop out, but with the economy like it is and frugality being “in” its been a lot of fun to stretch my creativity and think “outside the box” in projects! Thanks for the post and drawing!

  30. My favorite tool – right now it would be my craft sheet. I use it alot when mixing colors, etc.
    You are such an enabler! I love that corner chomper.

  31. Ok, so i followed your advice and went out today and bought the blending tool, and distress ink. I’ve always avoided stamping because it’s another whole expense. But after watching your videos – everything looks so beautiful! Hopefully these will become my new favorite tools! Of course along with the new Binderie I hope to win! Thanks for the chance.

  32. My favorite tool (currenty) is my SLICE…….at first I resisted buying one, but that little puppy does SO much. I’m glad I bought it and you get so many images on each disc, it’s just awesome!!

  33. I really need that! My all time favorite tool is my Cuttlebug. I love the embossing folders the most.

  34. My fav tools are my nestie dies and my cuttlebug – I use them all the time and love the quality I get from them.

  35. I would have to say my Marvy punches are my favorite tools right now. I love the scalloped ones that fit inside of each other! I use them for scrapbooking and card making! Loved your video…thanks for all the motivation!

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