Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's a cinch to make art!

Just got my Cinch and couldn't wait to play!  Another cyber friend got hers about the same time so I kinda challenged her on her blog to get them both out of the box and least tinker with them.  I created two booklets (one for me and one for her) and now that she's received hers I can show you mine.  The booklets are 2.5"x5.5" and use the 3/4" binding coil.  I love how easy it is to punch the holes in so many different combinations.    

The covers are chipboard covered with card stock; the pages are card stock.  I've used most Tim's stamps but there are some from Wendy's collection in there, too.  I won't go into page-by-page detail but throughout the pages I used embossing folders, plenty of alcohol, distress and archival inks.  Glossy Accents was essential for adhering many of the elements and also created the tear at the bottom of page 4.  Fragments, computer parts, and old watch face, Maya Road trinkets, Tim's embellishments, Sizzix dies, holiday tissue tape, tickets and buttons help complete the pages.  On the last page it's very difficult (even IRL) to see that 'Merry Christmas' is stamped in gold.

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Page 9
Page 10  

Close up of cover
The ornate plate on the front has Wendy's 'art' stamped in it.  I filled the opening with sepia glossy accents before adding a few smears of juniper paint dabber to make the plate look much older than it really is.

So, if you have a Cinch (or any bookbinding tool) and haven't used it yet or in a long time, pull it out and PLAY!  As you can see, it was a cinch to create this gallery of images!  I'm thinking holiday gifts, birthday presents, etc.

Blogger has its own idea on how to add pictures and it's NOT user friendly.  Don't know how I stumbled on getting them to line up like this but I'll take it for now!  LOL


  1. Yurned out great Susan and I'm sure she will love it. I have the Zutter Bind- It- All and the poor thing lives on my shelf. It's out of the box and used twice but just haven't the time to play. Trying to organize my studio this week and move things out and around so I will use them.

  2. Great piece, love all the pages and the differents stamps you have used. Wonderful combination of images, colours and papers. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

  3. This is a lovely book, just gorgeous.

  4. Ohhh I am liking this ... of course your beautiful artistic style makes it that much nicer... but that cinch thing looks tempting!

  5. I need to know more about the Cinch. Looks like something I'd like to have. This is such a creative book, each page full of wonderful surprises.