Bind it all with your Crop-A-Dial!

I was thinking of investing in a binding system but then I saw the prices of them! Egad! I can think of other ways to spend $60…stamps, paper, paint, etc…. So I thought Why can’t I do this with my Crop-A-Dial (heck, that baby does just about everything!) I went to staples and grabbed a pack of 25 binding combs for $5 and grabbed my CAD and went to work! This is what I made:

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Stamps: Inque Boutique, Sunday International, Hampton Art, SCAL Templates: dan99.blogspot.com

And you can do it too! Here’s how. Gather your supplies, papers/chipboard to bind, scissors for cutting your binging comb to size, binder clips, a pencil, original CAD and binder combs.

Gather your supplies
Gather your supplies
punch holes and insert binding
punch holes and insert binding

If you want to stamp your book do it before you bind it. Assemble your book papers and hold them in place with binder clips. Holding the comb on the book’s back cover mark where you want to punch your holes. You will need to punch 2 holes side by side for each binding comb leg to fit through. Punch holes. Feed the “legs” through the holes. Decorate and you are done!

The pages will lay flat!
The pages will lay flat!
wing covered in gold embossing powder, heated, them pressed with stamp.
wing covered in gold embossing powder, heated, them pressed with stamp.

If you like the book and wings I used I grabbed them at Dan’s blog. He has free SVG files every week, this weeks freebie is a wonderful pack of wings! Past files are available for purchase.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time Happy Crafting!

11 thoughts on “Bind it all with your Crop-A-Dial!

  1. This is awesome! I have been wanting a Bind-it-all but now that I see what you’ve done with your CAD, I’m re-thinking that wishlist item. LOL Great job…and the wings are so beautiful, too.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I love it. I never thought of doing that with comb wires. You always come up with the most intriguing ideas. I do have a BIA but I want to try this without it. I also have CAD. Thank you for all your tips & tricks. I loved the soy milk recipe. I just found your blog & I’m a frugal crafter & proud Cricut/SCAL girl.

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  3. I’ve seen .svg files today somewhere that cut even holes for you on your cricut, too…I’d just be concerned they wouldn’t fit my binding…but it makes me dream about making a template that would!

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  4. I have been debating getting a bind it all! Now I know what I am going to do. Thank you so much for posting this! I have wanted to big bite but wouldn’t take the plunge. Now I know I am going to get it…Thanks again.
    Plus it will save me some dough

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