If you are a regular reader of the drivel I post or a friend of mine on Facebook then you know how much I love to make Mini Albums. There is just a bit of a thrill for me to have a whole little book decorated with luscious papers, flowers, pearls, secret pockets, and well to be honest the embellishments are endless that can be used. Over the years I think I have only made one of a mini album maybe twice since I have the sickness that tells my brain I need to make more than one of most any item I make, except for scrapbook layouts and those I can feel okay with making only one.
When I first started with the mini-albums I had a Bind It All and loved it but I was bequeathed a Cinch when a dear friend got the new Cinch and didn't have room for her old one. I was quite scared of the Cinch when it first arrived and just knew I was going to mess things up or break it. A few years later and it is still all in one piece and I can use that thing like a champ. Okay, okay, I'll be truthful and let you know I have to look up the settings if I am doing anything but a 6" album, but hey I can't be expected to remember every little bit of crafty information can? Anyway there is a lot less adjusting when using the Cinch so that means a lot less chance of screwing things up *okie cringes remembering the time she didn't slide a page in all the way and had to recover it*.
At one time Tuesday Morning had a ton of Zutter products in and I was able to pick up various sizes of the Owires that are used with either of the binding machines I had. Once I really started making quite a few mini albums I realized that due to the thickness of the chipboard and embellishments, I used the 1 1/4" wires the most and I have been lucky that a few people have sent me some wires but I always seem to run low. Last year I did find a site where I could get wires fairly cheap but I had to buy a box of 100 and while I do like to have a nice size stash of supplies I wasn't sure if I wanted 100, especially of one color. A few nights ago I was thinking about all the little mini albums I have to alter and remembered about the Owires and started looking for the website, I didn't have the bookmark on my new computer, and came across something even better!
So at the Binding Depot site I found they had a lot of binding supplies, well DUH huh! Anyway I got to their page of the 2:1 wires and was thrilled that they had boxes of 25 in various sizes, including my beloved 1 1/4" size! They have several colors to choose from and the one color they didn't have that I wish they did was the antique bronze oh and brown, I also wish they had brown...I like the brown ones. I did order a box of silver and a box of black and the shipping was $4.95 and I think that might be their standard shipping. I will let you guys know how the shipping and product is once I receive them.
Once summer hits and it is hotter than Hades and I have to stay in my nice cool air conditioned house I will be all set to whip up as many mini albums as my heart desires!
Thanks for the info Shirley. This is good to know, I am still using my trusty old BIA. Since it still works perfectly well, I haven't had the urge to upgrade to the Cinch. At least not yet. Although I am giving it some thought because everyone I know that has one, absolutely loves it.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this information!ReplyDelete
Love the Cinch and thanks for the info on the Binding Depot and can't wait to hear what you have to say about the product!!!!ReplyDelete
I have a question about your post on December 23rd. You have mentioned how you can use svg files from MTC to download to design space however can you take an image you paid for or one you linked from your cartridges on design space and then download to cut in MTC program? I hope this question makes sense. BTW I love your blog.ReplyDelete
I had a Cinch but it never punched clean holes and the middle one always left an oil mark on my project. ( Why when it was brand new from the store would it have oil ? ?) I just gave up and got rid of it since I could not find a receipt. Maybe someday I'll get another. I did like the size and being able to lay my project down instead of standing it up in the Zutter I used to have. Everything always slid in that. I'll have to jot down that info incase I get another.ReplyDelete
Miss you Okie! Hope all is well with you.ReplyDelete
It's been a very long time, Okie! Is everything OK?ReplyDelete
Hope all is well. I miss your blogger posts!ReplyDelete
I sure do miss your posts....both crafts and life. I hope you are doing well and just too busy to blog :)ReplyDelete
Kim S. from Northern California