Monday, November 16, 2009
Today the Baker’s Dozen and I have a very exciting Center of Attention Product Spotlight! If you’ve been a fan of Taylored Expressions during the past year, then you probably already know about our Mini Binder Box. It’s the perfect storage solution for your TE stamps, but I bet you didn’t know about all of the other uses for this amazing box!
This month I’ve challenged the Baker’s Dozen to share about the Mini Binder Box… how it works, what they love, and the versatility that makes it a must-have for any stamper! But first, I have a few announcements that I think you’ll be very excited about! We’re always looking for ways to enhance the value of our products and we’re now excited to offer three options for our Binder Box cover & spine! Previously, when you purchased a Mini Binder Box it came with a Cuppie cover and spine insert. In an effort to accomodate our new collections we’ve designed three downloadable options for the cover and spine of your Binder Box! Now you can purchase each download only once and print it as many times as you want! And better yet, now that you’ll be printing your own inserts, we’ve lowered the price of our Mini Binder Box to just $9.95!
You know what? I’m a sucker for just about anything that will help keep me organized! My craft room is overflowing and each little organizational project I finish is another victory! So today I’m celebrating a victory and I’m so excited to share my project with you! As Taylored Expressions introduces new stamp sets each month I found myself becoming more and more disorganized. I’d often come across an image or sentiment that I didn’t remember having! So I decided to create a Binder Box specifically for storing all of my TE images and sentiments. I started by creating my own panels from Choice Snow White cardstock (sized 5.5″ x 8.5″). I rounded the corners of each insert using my Corner Chomper which was really quick because it can round up to 5 sheets of cardstock with one easy grip of the handle. Then I stamped all of the images from each of the stamp sets onto separate panels. Since I was starting from scratch this was quite an undertaking, but the end result was so worth it! If this is something you decide to do with your stamps, I have a few tips:
After stamping out all of the sets onto separate cardstock panels I used the Binder Box Cover & Spine downloads along with matching patterned paper to create the tab for each collection.
And last but not least, I created a punch page to keep inside the front of the binder. Now when I want to know if an image or sentiment fits inside a certain punch I can just take out the punch page and flip through all of the images in my binder. Now I couldn’t leave the front undecorated so I used some MME patterned paper and a bit of brown double-edge polka dot ribbon.
That’s all I’ve got for today, but I know you’ll want to check out the rest of the Binder Box inspiration from the Baker’s Dozen: Dawn Easton, Laurie Schmidlin, Jackie Pedro, Karen Motz, Denise Marzec, Sankari Wegman, Jami Sibley