Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Zutter's 11 0f '11 Blog Hop!

First of all, I have to point out the flashing Zutter's logo on the right... Jennifer made it for the blog hop and gave instructions on how to put it on the blog - and make it flash and by jove, I managed to follow them and it does!!
I hope you are all suitably impressed - both with Jenn's cleverness and my ability to follow instructions! ;)
So have you made any scrappy resolutions for 2011?  Mine is to be better organised and hopefully complete more than half of what I start! LOL  With this in mind I decided to make Chris a book to keep all his web stuff in.  It is almost impossible to remember where and what you have signed up for on the old Interwebs, all those web addresses and passwords to try and remember.... so I have made him a book to keep track of them.
I thought by using the Kraft coloured papers it would look a bit more masculine.  These were by My Mind's Eye and called Life Stories.
I started by printing about 40 pages on A5 paper... which in real life is cream but due to the terrible light in the scrap room has come out a weird pinky white... it's cream and suits the Kraft colour, honest!
I then made up some cream page dividers and added file pieces so that he can designate sections to his hobbies.
I cut the covers from chipboard and added the two extra bits to the back cover so that it would fold over onto the front cover.
I glued the chipboard to the chosen Kraft paper, ensuring a gap between the two additional bits so that it would fold nicely.
Make sure you get the fold working before adding patterned paper to the other side.

Lay the front cover chipboard down on the paper and then use your blade knife and cut round it.  Sand the edges to make them smooth and ink if you wish.
Then turn them over and paper the other sides of your covers.
Both inside covers are now papered, you will need to run your pokey tool along the folds so that the covers bend easily.
The paper needs to tucked into the fold so that it will bend over the front cover.
Put all the pages, dividers and covers into order.
I added a large bead and some leather twine to make a closure and used 1" o'wires in two pieces to bind it and it is finished!
Leave a comment to be in with a chance to win a Zutter supply pack of wires, covers, Cover-Alls and surprises.  Don't forget to visit the other blogs to increase your chances as each blog will have the Zutter's supplies to win and you will get some lovely inspiration for projects to play with as well!

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192 comments:

  1. Ohh I know a man that needs one of them, love the paper, who is it by?
    Love your ideas Annette xx

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  2. I am well impressed with your techy skills - I get so frustrated when I try to load something and it doesn't do what I expect it to do and blinkies often cause me problems.

    The book is fabulous Annette - I'm sure Chris will appreciate your skill and consideration.

    Toni xx

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  3. Ooh Annette that's gorgeous and so usefull - I can't remember how many times I've had to reset password after password due to my complete inability to keep track! Might have to make a little one for us to keep essentials in!

    Hope you're having a great start to 2011

    Hugs

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  4. Great tutorial. I have not made a fold over book yet and this was very helpful.

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  5. This is sooooo cool. I'm going to make one for my husband to put all of his archery, train, trumpet, and puzzle hobby info together in one place.
    Great directions!!!

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  6. What a very clever project! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. what a great project! i see so many options in the simple adjustment of colors, etc. thank you for sharing!!

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  8. I absolutely love the fold over flap! What a great touch!

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  9. happy new year, annette!
    xoxoxoxox

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  10. Oh this is a lovely project. I like it very much - thank you for sharing!

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  11. A great idea and I love that craft paper!

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  12. so creative! I need to get my BIA out and start playing!

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  13. Definitely a project I'll pursue making. It's amazing how many passwords that I've accumulated.

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  14. very cool-thanks for the cover tips

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  15. I'll try my comment again. . . don't think it went thru
    You are so creative and have inspired me to get my BIA off the shelf and start playing!

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  16. Great project, I will defintely be makeing one. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. FAB project !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  18. I'm forever losing passwords, this is a wonderful idea!

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  19. I need to do this!!! Thanks!

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  20. this is a great gift, because that is indeed sometimes difficult.
    marie-anne

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  21. I really like that idea - my husband has all that info in a file folder on bits of paper so this will be a good thing for him to have. I also like the way you used two sets of wires instead of one long one. It adds to the uniqueness of the project and is less intimidating to me than one long owire would be. Thanks for posting it!!!

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  22. What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to make one of these! TFS, Mary M

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  23. Soo cool! Love the idea!! Thanks!

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  24. I love it! I made a little Web book last year with my BIA. I am with you on the finishing more projects this year. Speaking of that I should get back to work!

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  25. Wow. Great idea. I think I will use it for something for my hubby for Valentines Day. Thanks for the idea.

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  26. What a Great idea! Lovely work as well!

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  27. What a great project and tuttorial! Thanks so much for sharing this.
    Sylvia A

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  28. Love this project with the tabs and great closure ...can't wait to try it!!!! TFS........Patti

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  29. That is so neat! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. What a great idea! I am constantly digging through my desk drawer to find some small scrap of paper I scribbled a password on!! Thanks!

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  31. Great project--thanks for the idea!

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  32. Great tutorial. I love the cover with the flap. Thanks.

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  33. great idea! I am always forgetting my passwords too!

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  34. Great tutorial. Love how you added the edge to wrap around to the front.

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  35. Great idea!! I have been thinking about making a book myself to keep web stuff in. Links to websites and stuff.

    My new year resolution is not buy anything more for a while - till I have used some of my old stuff. Only tape and Bazill is allowed to buy :-)

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  36. What a great project you demonstrated! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Hi,
    Love the project, thanks for the inspiration!
    Terri

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  38. My husband could use this. Going to have to give it a try.

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  39. What a fabulous project...I love USEFUL items...

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  40. Great project. I have that paper sitting here waiting to be used.

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  41. What a great idea for a guy. I have one who could use something very similar himself. I can see my "to do" list growing by the day. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  42. This is such a professional looking project. Love it

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  43. I love the closure on this! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  44. This is such a great idea for so many people I know. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  45. Wow this is an awesome project! Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  46. Thank you so much for this project. I love the way you did the fold over flap. great idea!
    esigmon@cox.net

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  47. Great project and very clear instructions. This would be the perfect project for my boys.

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  48. I love this! The idea and the design are wonderful!

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  49. Awesome project.. love it...

    Janie

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  50. What a fantastic book, I love the idea of the cover that folds over and ties at the front, might have to give this one ago myself

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  51. what a great idea! I need one of these for work.

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  52. Chris is gonna LOVE this project - so creative!!!

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  53. Haven't used my bind-it-all for a while. This is great inspiration to get busy with it again! Thanks.

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  54. Oh that is so neat! The instructions are clear and easy to understand. So clear that I can remember how the cover works without having to keep looking!
    I love my BIA and I think I will make a book like that for my son in law so that my daughter will be able to use the puter too.

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  55. Great idea!?!? I've just thinking about a password book... And this is THE idea!?!?
    Huges & kisses
    Barbara from Rho (Milan), Italy

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  56. Love your design and its a great gift idea! I made a similar book for myself with smaller pages & pages - and no way-cool closure and it has become a very useful tool! You rocked it!

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  57. What a wonderful idea dear. And I so love that paper you have used. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Hugs

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  58. I love this! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. Great looking book! Thanks for the demo!

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  60. Great project, Zister! Happy New Year to you!

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  61. Love that fold over flap! Great project!

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  62. Great idea!! Love this project!!!!!

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  63. Wonderful project I love the colors!

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  64. That looks absolutely professional; something that would not only be sold in a swanky boutique but that anyone would be proud to use and display!

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  65. Your tutorial is superb. And of course, I love all your attention to detail. I'm super impressed and I bet Chris is, too. Happy birthday the day after, dear friend. I will check out the other Zutter Zisters, but I bet your project is the best!!

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  66. This is such a neat project!!!

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  67. Fun book and great tutorial.

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  68. what a great project:-)) it looks very vintage!

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  69. I love the design of this book. Thank you for sharing and for the great directions.

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  70. What a great idea! Great instructions.

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  71. Fabulous tutorial - I must try this!

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  72. Another great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. great tutorial....thanks for the chance to win...

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  74. Great minds think alike LOL. Just what I had been thinking about for a male AND his name is Kris

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  75. I just love how you made this unique book and included instrucions as well. Love it.

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  76. OMGOSH I see 101 uses for this project!!! Thank you sooo much!!!

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  77. Just finished the amazing blog hop! Thanks so much girls for the inspiring projects!!

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  78. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

    Kelly

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  79. What a great project and tut.
    thanks.

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  80. So cool, it looks like a dossier!

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  81. That is so cool! thanks for sharing!

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  82. Very cool idea! I love the top secret look! tyty

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  83. what a great idea to keep such tidbits like this...I have never attempted to make my own folder...but with your clear-cut instructions...I think I can!!!:)

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  84. Love this book! Hope your hubby loves it!

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  85. What a great looking project!!! I love the look and practicality of it!!!

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  86. What a lovely project!! TFS!!

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  87. Love this, I can think of all kinds of uses for it. Wow

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  88. Love your project! I am sure it will be super useful. :)

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  89. Great project......this blog hop is so inspiring.

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  90. I love the cover on this cute idea! It adds to the theme of keeping his web passwords and ID's a secret!

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  91. Nice book. I may have to scraplift!

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  92. What a great idea - we all have too many user names and passwords to try and remember!1

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  93. What a great project! Thanks!

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  94. Wonderful! Awesome tags and very masculine!

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  95. What a great project. Love it.

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  96. what a great idea...i resorted to an address/phone book because i couldn't remember them all

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  97. Super idea - I will have make myself one since I have them all written on one piece of paper (front and back) and the last time I did it on paper, I lost the paper. This will be easier to find.

    Thanks again and good luck with your finishing your projects resolution.

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  98. Great project, I really like the way it comes around to close, such a smart look!!

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  99. This is great! TFS and thanks for the tutorial! I'm a follower now :-)
    -Sam :-)

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  100. Very cute! Thanks for the instructions on how to do the flap.

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  101. This is a great idea and so well done! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try one!

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  102. Great project! Thanks for showing us how you put the cover together!

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  103. What a great project for anyone to keep track of those 'zillion' websites and passwords!!! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  104. What a great idea! I have just a plain notebook. Yours is much better. I would LOVE to win! I just completed the Bind-it-All 101 online course and would love to have some materials to do more! What a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  105. Great idea. Love the flap on the project.

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  106. What a super idea... I love the paper you chose (I even believe that you used cream, not pale pink!!!). I hope when I attempt it, it turns out as nice.

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  107. i like this vintage look so much !

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  108. I recently got my pink bind-it-all and not all my projects have tuned out so hot. I am really grateful for all the instruction and inspiration I can get. Thank you.

    CharlieHetes@msn.com

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  109. that is stunning Annette, I love it.
    C
    xx

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  110. that is stunning Annette, I love it.
    C
    xx

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  111. Nice work! I just bought my BIA today, and starting some projects...

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  112. Awesome and my brain is racing with all the variations I could do. thank you for such wonderful inspiration.

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  113. great project will put this one on the list of to do's
    thanks

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  114. Thanks for the great project. You explained it so well. I really liked the fact it could be made for a man.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  115. Thanks for the great project and easy to follow instructions!

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  116. Lovely masculine book, and so useful too. I love your resolution to finish half the projects. That's my kind of resolution.

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  117. What a great project. I love the way you did the cover and what man wouldn't want something like that. I might have to try and do this for my husband.

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  118. Love the way you made the flap to cover the front, including the closure. I am definitely going to have to try this! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  119. Adorable and you are right we need something to keep up with all our passwords a sights!

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  120. Always fun blog hopping. Getting ideas all over!

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  121. LOVE the colors in this project and especially the cover paper(s). Thanks for a great idea.

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  122. Book looks great and should be very useful as well.

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  123. Very masculine looking, I am sure Chris will like it. Your directions for the flap were very helpful. I will be keeping an eye on your blog!

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  124. Great idea Annette! Hope you are having a wonderful new year my fellow Zister!

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  125. I love your choices of paper that you used! Great project!

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  126. this is a great journal.. I do like the masculine feel to it, and I love the split binding!

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  127. Great idea for the hubby. Thanks for sharing!

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  128. I can see several people on my list who will love this idea! thanks

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  129. Fabulous book! Love how you made the cover! :) rebecca keppel

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  130. This is fantastic - can you make me one?? Just kidding - I am sure I can manage :S

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  131. I am so excited for a blog hop and 11 projects

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  132. wow that book is wonderful,i totally love the colour..hugs Anita

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  133. Fabulous idea!!! I'm so gonna make one of these! Thanks for the inspriation!

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  134. Great idea!
    Thanks for showing it to us!

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  135. what a fabby idea! I need one of those myself! ;)

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  136. A gret idea - I wouldn't mind one myself!

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  137. I love this! The "Top Secret" on the front is perfect! Thanks very much!...Nancy :o)

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  138. So I made one at home and it came out fab, needless to say. I reinforced the fold flap that I love so much with vellum tape - a great added touch! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

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  139. I have never been disappointed with any of the Zutter products that I have. Hope to really get some inspiration from your blog.

    Julie Larson

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  140. I liked the flap and button closure idea!

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  141. I love the look of this project! It has a great masculine look. I love the paper choice too.

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  142. Love the mini book for storing website info. I need one of these for myself. The colors you used do look nice and smart. Thank you for sharing.

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  143. some great ideas on the blog hop
    janet

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  144. Love the krafty paper look--terrific project to complete!

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  145. Neat project! Just what I need for keeping all my stuff straight! Thanks for the cool idea!

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  146. Terrific project! I love ledger pages, and old letters and post cards, and all things hand written - so this is a very appealing project.

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  147. Great job and great idea. I know he will like it. Trying to think of other things you could use a folder like that for. I know there must be many uses.

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  148. What a great idea - great looking book! Thanks for the inspirstion!

    Louise C.

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  149. This is SO cool! Love the Top Secret idea...I might have to incorporate this into the custom recipe book I'm making for my son (he requested it for his birthday!)

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  150. This is a wonderful idea that makes a cool gift! Lucky me, I already have the Life Stories paper pad because I liked the look for my Dad's 75th birthday album.

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  151. Oh wow, I love this project. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  152. I would be lost without my BIA. What a fun idea Blog Hop 2011! Your book is so *cool* Thanks for sharing with us.

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  153. My husband would love this! I am going to have to get busy.

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  154. I try this when I grow up. Just got my bind-it-all!

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  155. Awesome project! Thanks for sharing! I've just ordered the BIA & looking forward to it arriving.

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  156. Nice idea. I have to confess I struggle to keep track of all my website passwords....something like this would keep me from being frustrated.

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  157. To heck with my husband, I would love to have one of these-LOL. Great project. TFS--Ryansmaama
    gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

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  158. What a great idea, I love the closure your using!

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  159. Fantastic idea. Love making things for the men in my life! (sons!)

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  160. What a great project idea....

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  161. Excellent tutorial. Will have to give it a go myself in the near future. Love these types of projects!

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