Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bind Your Memories Together With GlueArts

and Unibind!

Unibind known for their binding systems has brought the perfect tool to crafters...the Photobook Creator!

The Photobook Creator gives you the ability to make beautiful hardback books in just 90 seconds, right from the comfort of your own home or office. There is no need to load your pages up to a server or wait weeks for delivery. It's instant....

Today we have two more beautiful projects using the Photobook Creator! Designer Leslie Ashe has made a gorgeous coffee table book for her brand new niece! What a great gift idea and keepsake for her parents! And Designer Andrea Budjack has taken the book to a new level after binding the album...she covered it with fabric using our GlueArts Fabric Bond!! Love that!

A Star is Born Album
Designed by: Leslie Ashe

Glue Arts: Glue Glider Pro with High Tac cartridge, Ribbon Adhesive, Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares
Unibind Photobook Creator & Album
chipboard butterfly (Jenni Bowlin) & star (Heidi Swapp)
paint (Adirondack in both green & aqua)
stamp (Stampibilities)
letters: (Thickers - American Crafts)
button: (October Afternoon)
ribbon: (The Ribbon Boutique)
felt flower: (Wendy Hammer Designs
floss: DMCDirections:

-first paint a stamp of your choice in green, stamp on chipboard butterfly & set aside to dry
-paint a chipboard star turquoise & set aside to dry
-using ribbon adhesive, lay a strip down on the right side of your album cover
-tie your ribbon in bows

 -open your album cover and on the left side (where the opening is), adhere a photo

-using letters, spell out "star is born" on cover - above opening with photo

-using 3D adhesive, place star in center of butterfly & place to left of letters. Place a letter "A" on top of the star

-adhere felt flower to center of top ribbon

-place floss through button, tie in a bow & place on bottom ribbon

-your cover is complete!

I'm making this into a coffee table book of my great niece as a gift to her mommy (my niece). I love how this has turned out!

Stay Connected Album - A collection of pen pal letters from childhood.
Designed by: Andrea Budjack


Glue Arts Fabric Bond
Glue Arts Glue Gun
Unibind Photobook Creator
Wrights - Quilt Binding
Technique Tuesdays - Stamps
Tsukineko - Ink
Sizzix - Circle Die Cut
glass pearl beads

1. Bind letters into booklet.
2. Cut quilting fabric and quilt seam binding.

3. Run Glue Arts Fabric Bond along inside of binding, sandwich quilted fabric between and iron. This will allow it to stay in place while stitching.

4. Stitch along inner edge.

5. Stamp letters.
6. Stitch on fabric leaves. Using Glue Arts Glue Gun, adhere one layer of flower at a time and press the center using end of a pen or paintbrush. Continue using the glue gun to add buttons and glass beads to the book cover. 
7. Add bow closer to each side by stitch along each side of the seam binding and use fabric bond to attach it to the cover. Stitch one inch square to cover.
8. Use fabric bond to attach cover to book.

Our good friends over at Cricut have just announced a new blog!!! And to help them celebrate we're giving away a $100 Gift Certificate for! Just get to spend it just how YOU like!!

The lucky winner of the $100 Gift Certificate is:

Carol said...

Interesting new product. I am now following the new Cricut Blog, yeah!
Carol B

Congrats Carole...we'll forward your information to Cricut!

More amazing albums and projects today...don't you agree?! Would you like to win your own Photobook Creator? Have visions of projects you could make! Unibind and GlueArts would like to give you a chance to create your own PhotoBooks. Unibind has generously given us a Unibind Photobook Creator to give away to one of our GlueArts fans!

We're also  going to include a GlueArts Glue Glider Pro and our Adhesive Squares.

Simply leave us a comment and we'll select one random winner next Monday!! It's just that simple!

And how would you like another chance to win? We'd like to ask you to please show Unibind what amazing fans we have. Please visit the Unibind Facebook wall and leave them a big GlueArts hello! Then visit our GlueArts wall and let us know you've gone and said hi! And be sure while you're visting Unibind...please "like" them too! We sure do!!

We'll see you back here tomorrow...more amazing Ubind and GlueArts projects!! And of course chances to win!


  1. I would love to win a unibind. Having a 2 year old I think it will come in very handy for future brag books for grandparents and also for future school projects.

  2. I am always amazed at the talent of the Glue Girls! These are stunning, Leslie and Andrea!

  3. would love to try this machine to see what great projects it would crate!:)

    naomi armenta
    luna10575 at msn dot com

  4. I could do so much with this. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Carol E

  5. What fabulous projects, especially the pen pal book! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!

  6. Boy this would be so fun to use. I will cross my fingers...Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Great work again by the DT!!!

    thanks also for a chance to win!

  8. great projects!


    ps. google is not letting comments post today for some reason

  9. LOVE the projects--that bow is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. Love Unibind. What a great gift for new moms, teachers, grandparent, myself!! Thanks for chance to win.

    c_nugas at hotmail dot com

  11. Love how finished these projects are without sending them out!

  12. Photobook Creator ... hmmmm ... sure would be great to learn how to use it and make photo books at home. Looks like a great program :)

  13. This would be fantastic to make Christmas gift albums for friends and family, love it!

    I am so excited to be chosen as the $100 gift certificate winner! I have had my eye on some new stuff over there. Thanks!

    Carol B

  14. I'd like to make my own photo books...I hope that I win!

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  16. Just liked Unibind. awesome stuff. I would love to have a chance at trying it out.

  17. Cute projects. Really love that fabric cover; great idea.

  18. Love the projects, thanks for the inspiration

  19. Another great day of inspiring projects!

  20. What an awesome bookmaker! I'd love to have one!

  21. thanks for the chance to win another GREAT Giveaway!

    later tater,

  22. This would be an awesome tool to have.

  23. I said hello at the Unibind FB page and liked them, also.

  24. Wow that is something else! I sure would love to have this. What great projects. Thanks for the chance :)

  25. I'm super excited about all these Unibind projects - so useful and so creative!

  26. I love the fabric cover, great idea!

  27. Amazing projects!! Thanks for the inspiratioN!

  28. These projects are just Beautiful!! This looks so cool! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  29. I love the projects, especially the stay connected album. tfs Tami


    Tambo's Creations

  30. I love this product! what fun! I liked them on FB too!

  31. I would never think thought of such great projects to make! Love the idea to use fabric also.

  32. To own the unibind machine would be FABULOUS!!