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. My favorite tool is usually my wonderful cork-backed metal ruler. I use it for measuring and tearing and for helping to line things up. It seems indestructible, too, which is always a bonus. How exciting to have one of these Binderies as a giveaway!!!

  2. That looks so fun! Thanks for the giveaway!
    My favorite tool –
    must be my tonic non-stick scissors. They’re
    perfect for my “gotta try it here, no here,”

  3. I know that if I had one the silhouette would be my favorite tool…sigh…someday!! But right now I love to use my cuttlebug…so much fun to emboss!!! Thanks for the amazing tutorials!!!

  4. My favourite tool has to be my Cuttlebug. I love the fact that it is so versatile and I don’t know what I did without it!

  5. I love my Fiskars corner rounder, but I just got a Ranger blending tool and that is a close second. Great videos, so many great tips and techniques; thanks for sharing!!

  6. My favorite tool is probably my sewing machine or my corner rounder! Thanks for the great videos!!

  7. I have a few tools that I use for everything – ruler, mechanical pencil, trimmer, but my favorite would have to be my Cuttlebug. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. So far my favorite tool is my Cuttlebug — I love embossing with it and of course, using it for die cuts and nestabilities. Thanks!

  9. So far my favorite tool is my Cuttlebug. I love embossing and of course, using it with dies and nestabilities! Thanks.

  10. My favorite tool is my Cuttlebug. I love embossing with it and of course, using it for dies and nestabilities. Thanks.

  11. My favorite tool is my Cuttlebug. I love embossing with it and, of course, using dies and nestabilities. Thanks.

  12. Okay, now you have me drooling over a Silhouette… Those are some beautiful die cutes!! It really didn’t occur to me that you can use the Glassy Accents as a surface finish, these are great tips!! Thanks Jennifer. I am thinking about getting a Bind-it-All, but now the 7Gypsies Binderie is one possible choice… I don’t know if you have experience in both, do you have a recommendation on which is better?

    My favorite tool is my corner punches. Thanks again for the video!

  13. Great video’s Jennifer… Love all the info and inspiration… Thanks… I guess my fave tool is….. a toss up between my perfect layers and my cutterbee scissors.

  14. Ok, that’s a hard one. I guess my Cricut (after I got Design Studio). I love that I can see exactly what I am cutting on the screen and can create layers of cuts without guessing about their size.

  15. My favourite tools are my X-Acto knife and cutting mat. I have other favourites like my corner rounder, Cropadile and the Ranger Craft Mat but I always have my X-Acto knife handy.

  16. Favorite tool? Probably my Cuttlebug and Nestability dies. Most used: my paper trimmer and computer.

  17. Border Punches are probably my favorite crafting tool. I love the beautiful look you get from those and they add so much to cards and layouts. I would love to win the 7 gypsies binderie tool! I don’t have that, yet!!

  18. I’m gonna have to say that my favorite tool is still my trimmer. Shoot, without that thing….I could do nothing. However, I love my ATG gun, and my cropodiles, and all my other tools too. Oh, did I mention I love my Cricut too. I’m a tool junkie!!!

  19. I guess the tool I use most often must be my favorite – right? I have many tools that I love, but I always use my Fiskars paper trimmer every time I scrapbook or craft.

  20. Wow! I love that little tool! I would say my favorite tool is my Fiskers Paper Trimmer. I couldn’t paper craft without it. I have lots of favorites, but that one is a must for me.

    Thanks for the video
    Yvonne Wickenkamp

  21. Wow! What a great giveaway! My favorite tool is my old-fashioned label maker. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome tool!

  22. Gotta love my fingertip knife from fiskars. Helps me (I’m totally cutting challenged)do a better cutting job on tricky pieces.

  23. What a great video and photo book. The tool that I have been using a lot is my corner rounder. I like what it adds to my cards.

  24. Just one? Really? mmmmmmmmm…ok, so my scissors are used the most, second on my list and probably my favourite item would have to be my crop-a-dile…cuts through everything, and I mean everything! Just the other day I put an extra hole in my dogs collar. He had a haircut and the collar slipped off over his head post cut.

  25. What a cute little album – I would have loved one when I was a little camper!!! Hmmm. . . my favorite tool . . . paper trimmer.

  26. How do I pick one? Actually I would have to say my Silhouette as well. I love letters in the style and color I want, on demand!

  27. My favorite…………let’s see……….there’s Tim’s scissors (can’t live without them), then my non-stick craft mat (What did I do before this baby!!)and last…….my border punches LOVE THEM!!!!

  28. My favorite tools are my circle cutters & punches! I also like making mini-albums, so this Binderie would be great! Loving your blog πŸ™‚

  29. Hi Jennifer,
    I love the little book. Your girl will love it, such a nice little gift. My favorite tools (right now) are the fiskars border punches. I can’t seem to do a project without them. The binderie looks like another must have tool. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Take care,
    Kim T.

  30. One favorite tool…that is a tough one. But I would have to say my Cricut…I don’t make much without it! But I am sure wanting a binderie!! thanks for a chance!!!

  31. My favorite tool has to be my punches. I use them on just about every layout. Thanks for all the wonderful videos. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!

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