Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cinch Out-Of-The-Box Tutorial, plus Momos Tuesday Challenge!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I shot a quick video today showing how to use your Cinch right out of the box.  It really is RIDICULOUSLY easy to use!  I was able to bind my project in minutes!  Here's the video:

Today is also Momo's Tuesday Challenge, and this weeks challenge was to make anything you wanted-as long as it WASN'T a card.  I was excited when I saw this because it meant I could play with my new Cinch!  So, I made a super adorable Post-It-Note holder for my purse.  Now I have post-its on hand whenever I need them!  The video above shows exactly how I bound my project, but here's the recipe to make it yourself:

  • 2  3 3/4" squares of chipboard (round the corners)
  • DCWV Amber Autumn stack
  • Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art Cartridge
  • Brown ink
  • Cinch or Bind-It-All
  • Post-It Notes
 I used cereal boxes for my chipboard, and they are actually two pieces glued together to make it sturdy enough to keep in my purse.  I then glued on the paper, inked the edges with Walnut Stain distress ink, and then punched the holes in my Cinch (see the video for how I did it).  I glued the Post-it-Pad onto the back cover with my ATG and then bound the whole project together.  I added ribbon, and used the MS Elegant Cake Art Cartridge for the mongram frame.  I used the Flourish Frame Creative Feature and cut the image at 2 1/2".   I stickled the "K" using Star Dust Stickles (I seriously need a bigger bottle of this stuff, I use it ALL the time!) I think it looks simple and elegant, perfect to pull out at work or in a meeting if you need to jot down a note.  I've already had three people today ask me to make one for them!  :)

Make sure you stop by my blog tomorrow, because I'll have my VERY FIRST Craft Junkie Too Design Team post!  I promise it's going to be delicious ;)


HappyExpressions said...

Super cute! I really like the cinch machine! TFS!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

super cool project!!! I'm now your newest follower. stop by and say HI:) Can't wait to see your next project.

joeygirl86 said...

this is awesome! great job!

Jen said...

This is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm your newest follower.
I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime. jennyscards.blogspot.com
Keep up the great work!!

Adrian said...

LOve paper! Nice job!

girlia said...

Love this monogrammed book. Lovely job

DORCAS said...

This is super neat! Thanks for sharing!

Mari AKA Momo said...

This is such an amazing project!!! Love it!!! Also a great way to recycle!!! Thanks for joining in!!! XOXO Momo

Sandy S. said...

Love your project.... You made it look all so simple to use! I can't wait to get one now. Thanks for sharing your video with us!


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