Wednesday, May 25, 2011

GlueArts and Unibind....

Bind things together!

It's true! GlueArts adhesives provide the perfect adhesion you need for all your home crafting projects and more!

And Unibind Photobook Creator is the perfect compliment!

If you missed Monday's post and video..we'd like to share this with you again! It's the perfect way to illustrate to you just how amazing the Photobook Creator is! And the endless uses and ideas you'll have for it!

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.

The Photobook Creator is perfect for scrapbookers, photographers, small business owners, or anyone who wants the ability to bind and preserve digital images in an attractive, durable way. Photobooks come in a range of sizes 
Photobooks are available in a variety of sizes (12"x12"11"x8½"8"x8", and 6"x4")
- and also a variety of colors and finishes to complement any application. 

Today two of our designers are sharing more unique ways to use the Unibind Photobook Creator. Designer Audrey Pettit is getting a jump on the holiday season and made a beautiful daily December album! Grace Tolman made a special keepsake album for a personalized wedding gift. Both are outstanding ideas!!

December Daily Album 

Designed by: Audrey Pettit

Designer's Note:
I've always wanted to make a December Daily album, but never seem to start one early enough. Maybe by starting one now, I'll actually be ready come December.

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares

Unibind Photo Book Creator
Unibind Hardcover Landscape PhotoBook with Pre-Cut 5x3.5" Window

Cardstock: Stampin'Up
Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins, Sassafras Lass, and MAMBI
Chipboard: Little Yellow Bicycle
Rub-Ons: Creative Imaginations
Die Cuts: K&Co.
Stamps: Hero Arts
Trims: Webster's Pages
Buttons: Rusty Pickle
Baker's Twine: Divine Twine
Ink: Clearsnap 

1. Create a cover for the album. Cut a sheet of white cardstock to 8x10.5". Layer with a piece of patterned paper that is 7.5x10" using the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive. Lay the cardstock on the cover, and trace the window opening from the inside of the album. Cut out window using a craft hobby blade. Add decorative stitching if you wish, and adhere papers to the album cover using the Perma Tac Adhesive.
2. Add trims to the left side of the album cover with Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive.
3. Decorate your album cover with chipboard, rub-ons, and buttons, adhering each item with Extreme Adhesive Squares or Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares.

4. Create pages for the inside of the book. I used 16 sheets of 8.5x11" white cardstock for my book. A little tip to make it easy to turn your pages is to score each sheet of cardstock 1/2" in on the left side. Insert book spine into the Unibind PhotoBook Creator and adhere the pages following manufacturer's instructions. Allow to cool.

5. Create a title page for your album, placing elements so that they will show through the window opening. I added patterned papers and more lace and trim, along with some die-cuts, buttons, and hand-stamped title tags.

Wedding Book
Designed by: Grace Tolman

Glue Arts Accent it all (white)
Glue Arts Perma Tac
Glue Arts Mini Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts U Cut it Foam
Book and binding tool- Unibind
Pattern papers- SEI
Die cut machine- Cricut, Provo Craft
Cartridge- Storybook
Border punch- Martha Stewart Crafts
Corner Rounder- Marvy Uchida
Stamp- Studio Calico
Glitter- American Crafts
Black pen- Millennium, Zig


1. Gather your supplies.

2. I want to treat the Unibind album as a premade book so I bind it first. Make sure you give ample time for it to seal and cool. 
3. Because this book will be a gift, I didn’t want to decorate each inside page. I wanted to give the recipients the chance to personalize this book however they want. So I opted to decorate 5 pages only. I made a sketch before hand and with that sketch, it allowed me to precut my papers. I’m using two strips for each page along with a lined pattern paper cut into a 3x6” piece. I also punched a border on one of the strip and rounded the corners of the lined paper. 
4. I then added a quote stamp onto each of the journaling blocks. 
5. Next, I built my inside pages together. I used perma tac to adhere the strips to the book pages. 
6. I altered the placement of my papers and journaling block for each of the pages for variety. 
7. Next I worked on the front page. I used the same design and adhered the paper strips with perma tac. 
8. I then adhered a block from the shimmered pattern paper onto brown heart paper.
9. I cut out a scallop edge from the brown heart paper and adhered that to the front page of the book. Make sure you line this up to center onto the page and the window on the front of the book. 
10. I used the die cut machine to cut out a "&" sign. 

11. Next, I covered the & sign with perma tac. Make sure you get all the nooks and crannies on this one. For the adhesives that went over the image, I folded them to the back. 
12. I then poured gold glitter onto the sign. 
13. Then I added some U Cut It foam on the back and added it to the center of the shimmery paper block in the front page of the card. 
14. Next, I cut out a capital N and R from pattern paper and adhered that to the book beside the & sign.
15. I then cut out some white swirls/flourishes on the White Accent it all sheet. 
16. Then I laid them onto the front of the book.
17. I decided to go back to the front page and add a strip of pattern paper with the word date handwritten on it. 
18. To finish the book, I added another flourish die cut using the White Accent it all sheet on the back of the 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 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!! And of course chances to win!


  1. what great albums. anyone would love to have them...great gifts.
    stamping sue

  2. Beautiful projects. I would love to do these and give them as gifts.

  3. Wow, I love the Christmas one, way to go getting started early!

  4. What super great projects this week!
    I have loved them all!

  5. I love making books! These are both awesome projects.

  6. Love these projects. What great gifts they would make.

  7. The Glue Girls have done it again!!! Gorgeous Projects!!! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration!

  8. Ay carrumba, I'd love to win it. I could make so many projects.....

  9. Love ti! Thanks for great projects and wonderful inspirations!

    Naomi A. of Colorado
    luna 10575 at msn dot com

  10. Great idea! I think I will get started on my Christmas album in July - Christmas in July!!
    Donna Woods

  11. First time I hear of Unibind, and I think I'll fall in love with it! Great, great projects!

  12. Love, love, love the Christmas album!

  13. This is an awesome new product! Off to FB for the second chance, thanks so much!

  14. Wow... this looks amazing. I can see the making of lots of great projects with this product!

  15. The creativity amazes me every day!

  16. I so want one of these! Is it Christmas yet?

  17. So wonderful!!! Visited Unibind.

  18. Loooooooooooove this album!! LOVE the Christmas front!! BEAUTIFUL--can't wait to get this tool!

  19. Gorgeous albums!

    Carol B

  20. Love these projects especially the Christmas one!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  21. Love these mini books! I've made so many, and have often been at a quandary as to how to finish them. I'm shopping for a unibind!

  22. Awesome binding machine! I love that you can bind many different size books using one machine! Would love to make LOTS of books :)

  23. Beautiful albums. i have never thought about adding glitter to letters. tfs Tami


    Tambo's Creations

  24. Love the neat idea for decorating the window of the book.

  25. Beautiful albums. What great tips and ideas.
    LizW in TX

  26. The Christmas book is beautiful! Every year I make a gift for my dearest friend, this would be a wonderful idea. Thanks!!

  27. They did a great job! that Christmas book is so pretty!

  28. Glad to see the old photo albums with the sticky pages and plastic covers go away for such professional and elegant replacements!! I am liking unibind products so much!

  29. What a fantastic project!! Love the concept and so much hope to win! Thanks for a chance

  30. I order a Christmas Album every year from a Photo Printing Store. Unibind would save me so much money AND my albums would be much more creative!

  31. Fab albums! The projects are endless that you can create with the Photobook creator!

  32. Thanks for the great tip about scoring the pages!


  33. The possibilities with this machine are endless, what a great project!

  34. what a cool way to bind an album!