Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bind Your Summer Memories!

Today's GlueArts and Unibind projects are perfectly timed! It's that time of year for graduation and thoughts to turn to summer. Designer Kristen Swain made a special album for her daughter's to use for their summer reading...what a great idea!! And Designer Jan Hennings made a unique Graduation keepsake album that is personalized!! Both great grad gifts!!

Summer Reading List 
Designed by:  Kristen Swain


Glue Arts Mini Adhesive Squares, UcutIt foam and Perma Tac adhesive, Extreme Adhesive Squares
Unibind machine and 8x10 album
Printer paper

Paper/letter stickers- We R Memory Keepers
Gems- Lush Designs
Punches- scallop and large and small flower punches- Eksuccess
letter stickers- American crafts

1. Insert printer paper into Unibind album, follow directions for Unibind machine and bind papers. Allow to cool.
2. Cut square of glitter paper to fit inside of front cover, use Perma Tac to adhere into place, then adhere larger piece to fit back of front cover for a finished look.
3. For front cover, adhere UCutIt foam onto some letters in word Summer, then adhere across just under opening in album, overlapping opening slightly.
4. Finish adding title with chipboard fabric letters.
5. Punch thin scalloped border and adhere to front cover with mini adhesive squares.
6. Punch flowers, and fold petals like shown, then adhere two large flower punches together with mini adhesive squares. Then adhere two small flower punched together with mini adhesive squares, and finish by adhering small flower to larger flower with mini adhesive squares.
7. Finish cover by adding flowers using Extreme Adhesive Squares. then add twine bows and gems to center of flowers with mini adhesive squares.
8. Fussy cut out several leaves from patterned paper and add them to flowers with mini adhesive squares.

Graduation Pop Out Album with Unibind and Glue Arts
Finished size: 8.50" x 11"
Designed by: Jan Hennings

GlueArts Accent-It All Black Out vinyl
GlueArts Glue Glider Pro and Perma Tac 
Unibind Photobook Creator Book and binding
Worldwin, Ek Success, Stamping Station cardstock
Stamping Station embellishments and stickers  
ProvoCraft Cricut and Storybook cartridge 

1.) Place two pieces of 8.5" x 11" patterned papers with the pattern side facing each other.
2.) Using Perma Tac, adhere them together on the left side only. (This will be the side that fits into the spine later.)

3.) Repeat step 1 and 2 for two more 8.5" x 11" pieces.
4.) Cut 3 of each of the following sizes:
(3) 8.50" x 9" (mine is the stripe/flower pattern), (3) 8.50" x 12" (black cardstock)
5.) Fold each of these pieces in half.
6.) Using Perma Tac, adhere both sides of the stripe paper to both sides of the black cardstock. 

7.) Adhere the piece you just completed to the white back of the patterned pieces you placed pattern side together.
8.) Add photo's and embellishments to your pages.

1.) Cut patterned paper to fit the album front.
2.) Cut out the window.
3.) Using Cricut (Storybook cartridge) and Accent-It All (black vinyl), cut tall borders. (I cut four to have extra's, but used 1 for the cover.)

4.) Place your photo in the window of the album to check for placement. Adhere to the front of the first set of your inner pages.
5.) Add your vinyl border and button to the front of your book.

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 outstanding PermaTac 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 visiting Unibind...please "like" them too! We sure do!!

We'll see you back here tomorrow...more amazing Unibind and GlueArts projects!! 


  1. Very cool projects. Thanks for sharing and having such a great blog with fantasic sponsers/giveaways!

    naomi a. of colorado

    luna 10575 at msn dot com

  2. FUN projects. Glue arts always has the neatest things.

  3. I would love to have my own Photobook Creator!

  4. Supercute projects, as always! Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. OHHH! I LOVE the inspiration found on this blog--DAILY!! I love those letters on the front cover! What a clever album!

  6. Always cool projects!

    and I've already crossed off 1 book from my summer reading list and almost done with #2

  7. this looks fun! love the embelishments!

  8. Just goes to show you that with Glue Arts and Unibind you can do anything! Great creative projects today!!!

  9. ooh! Would love to win one of these and make my own book!

  10. I'm always amazed at how the DT can amaze me - great projects!

  11. The pop out album is a great idea!

  12. Great projects! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Fantastic projects!I need this Unibind- I have your glues, also girl can never have too much glue!!

  14. Amazing, indeed. Love these ideas.

  15. Awesome projects! This binding system looks so cool!

    Carol B

  16. Again, great books today! What wonderful ideas and inspiration!

  17. Golly jeepers, I'd like to win!!!

  18. I love this pop out album and with my son Graduating High School, it would make the perfect gift!

  19. It was so much fun to work with unibind :)

  20. This project is fantastic. Something else I want. The Unibind! Thanks for the chance :) Lucy,

  21. Like I said it...

  22. You folks are great. The graduation album is pretty fabulous!

  23. I just love seeing all those ideas, i will definitely try some of them soon

  24. Such beautiful projects from the Glue Girls!