Bind It All Project
A Pocket Book

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I first saw this Bind It All project on Sherry Cheever's Blog. It is a cute little pocket mini scrapbook using the Bind It All machine. I decided to make one for a Love and Romance swap I was doing. Here are the directions I used to make mine:

Instructions for creating this Bind It All Project:

I started with the 4.1 x 4.1 inch pre-cut Bind It All chipboard covers.  You could also use any heavy book board or chipboard or even recycled cardboard from cereal boxes, cracker boxes, etc.

Cover these with your choice of scrapbook paper. Cut to 5-1/2 inches x 5-1/2 inches and adhere to the chipboard. Trim the corners at an angle and adhere all edges down onto the chipboard.  Tacky glue or double sided tape works very well for this.

A Tip: If you accidentally cut a corner too close you can use one of your cut off corners to fix your mistake. Simply slip into the corner and adhere before adhering the sides down.  Cut a smaller piece of the same cardstock or scrapbook paper to cover the rest of the back of the page.  For this size book for example I cut mine a little smaller than 4 inches square.  Adhere that to the back of the cover.  Do the same for the back cover.

For each pocket page, cut a piece of double-sided scrapbooking cardstock to 7-1/2 inches by 4-1/4 inches. Score in half horizontally and at 1/2 inch vertically as shown.

Trim the top half of the 1/2 inch flap, which you will later fold up to close off the bottom.

Flipping your scrapbook paper over, mark 1/2 inch down on the right and 1-1/4 inch from the fold up on the left.

Trim this piece off with scissors.

Fold in half and glue the small flap to the back of the page where it wraps around.

Repeat for however many pages you want in your scrapbook. I created five pages.

So you now have your pages and your covers and you are ready to bind your book together.  You can use other binding methods but the Bind-It-All is so easy and perfect for this project!

When you bind your album you will stack your pages together with the small corner to the left as shown above.  After punching each individual page's holes you will punch your cover's holes.  When you put the O-Wire in you stack the pages and covers together, but you take your back page and put it on top.  Then slip your o-wire into the holes.  Bind it in the machine and then flip the book closed and the unsightly part of the binding should be in the back of your book between the last page and the back cover.

Embellish your mini scrapbook album as desired.

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