What could be more fun than making your own mini books! I love my bind it all for just that.....making mini books. This product is great, you can punch right thru just about anything. Cardstock, you have to ask...chipboard...like butter...cd's, acrylic, coasters. Go ahead. I made my own Disney autograph book with chipboard and cardstock...big enough so I can have a siggy and a photo on the same page. Can't tell you how many people asked where I had gotten it. All those cute little word books that are so popular now, no problem. You can make your books anyway, any size you want. My children love it to. They are able to write their stories, illustrate them and then bind them for safe keeping.
Try it out, you won't be sorry.
This is definitely a top contender for scrapbooking tool of the year. It is SO easy to use. I haven't found anything yet it can't punch through. I love being able to make books whatever size I want them to be, not whatever size I can find in the store. MUCH better than just using binder rings. sb.com also sells chipboard packs which are handy for making your own books. One thing to note - there is a piece of paper in the box that says to do practice punches first to clean off the manufacturing grease. Don't miss that step or you'll ruin your first project!! I had learned how to use the machine before I bought it, and missed that warning piece of paper in my excitement to get started. Don't make my mistake! :)
I love my Bind-It-All and can't say enough good stuff about it. I use it in classes all the time because it is a dependable and durable tool. It works every time with as much maintenance as a hole punch--just empty the punched holes. It is portable, not too heavy, punches through multiple pages and various materials. Probably 90% of the mini books I have made since I bought the BAL have been bound with it. And don't even get me started on all the OTHER projects you can do with it--home decor, binding school reports, making notepads and gifts...it is wonderful. I never go to Kinko's for binding jobs anymore.
I love making the CD books with this little machine. It cuts through CD's and thick chipboard with little pressure. The binding looks so much neater on paper bag albums than the rings or just ribbon. The ideas are endless! The binding wire is available in different colors too! It's very light weight and easy to use. I would however suggest getting the adjustment bar if you are going to use the smaller wires so it will cut closer to the edge of the item and ease in turning the pages. A GREAT tool for the scrapper!
i got this product from my husband for mother's day and i LOVE it! its nice and compact in size but it is very sturdy! you can punch through several sheets of chipboard at once! and the nice thing is you can make any size project you want and the holes will always line up! it comes with a binding sizer to make setting the closure channel alot easier! making your own chipboard albums is a breeze and so much easier than purchasing the premade ones! makes great gifts too!