Today we are Binding with the Cinch Binding Tool. This is our final installment of our Create Your Own Planner Journal Project. This is Part 5 of 5 in the series. If you haven’t seen the previous tutorials in the series, you can see them below.
This video is a little bit longer than my normal videos as I wanted to be sure that you understood how the Binding with the Cinch Binding Tool was executed. Let’s get started shall we?
The supplies you will need:
Binding Machine ( I used the We R Memory Keepers Cinch)
Planner Journal Front
Planner Journal Back
Pages for inside planner journal
To use the Cinch Binding Tool you will need to decide what size you would like your binding to be. The easiest way to see would be to use the guide on the Cinch Binding Machine. It tells you how many holes you will punch depending on how large your project is. The holes will be the same number of rings you will need.
For this project, our project is five inches wide so we will need to take out the pin in the #10 hole because if we don’t it will only half punch the page and we don’t want that do we?
For the planner journal, we need 9 rings to bind it the way I had planned.
Take your wire cutters and your binding wire and cut so that you have 9 binding rings.
Set your wire aside.
Get out your planner journal front, back and pages. You do not want to bind all of your covers and pages together. There is too much thickness for the machine and it is not recommended to do the covers with the paper due to the different thickness so be sure to do your covers separately from each other and then do your pages ensuring you are using the proper number of pages not to overwhelm the machine. Since you have already pulled out the #10 pin to ensure you won’t cut a half circle on the edge, you are ready to punch holes in your planner front. Be sure it is aligned on the left side and pushed all the way in until you feel a slight resistance.
Pull your handle all the way down and then lift up.
Your holes have been punched out!
Take the back cover out. Be sure to cover the ribbon you have used with tape as sometimes there can be some oil residue from the machine as well as roll it to make it a little thinner so it doesn’t get a hole punched in it.
**NOTE** If you are using your machine for the first time be SURE to punch paper a number of times so that you use all of the excess oil before binding your project.
In this case, we are going to line the ribbon up between holes one and two so that we don’t get the ribbon punched as well.
You have punched your holes!
Repeat these steps for your inside pages as well.
Take out your binding wire. Place it on the wire holder on the machine. This makes it easier to put together.
***SIDE NOTE*** You don’t have to use it as you can see, you can also do it with your hand manually and that works well too.
You will want to place your papers in order before you bind them to ensure proper order. You want your front cover down first facing up, then your back cover facing up then you will place your pages. This gives you a nice clean binding look putting the rings where they connect together inside the cover.
Now you can place your project on the binding ring as shown.
Take off your binding ring project carefully. Carefully set it aside.
Set your binding machine to the correct size binding ring you have used.
Place your binding ring with the binding ring opening toward the machine.
You will want it to be lined up like shown up against the machine. Push down on the handle.
Your project is complete using the Cinch Binding Tool!
Here are the three Planner Journals I created for my sister. There are a number of things you can do with them. SO MANY IDEAS! I created these pages and cut them to size, hole punched and then bound them using the two different methods!
Here are the end results! We hope you learned something with this five part series. It was a lot of fun and I hope you share your ideas with us. Thank you for joining us and for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.
Today we have Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 4 – Putting it all together SUPER EASY ! This is a very simple and cost effective way for Putting it all together and it really is SUPER EASY! You only need a few tools and can probably get away with items you may already have in your home. If you would like to see the previous videos in the series for
Now….Are you ready for Putting it all together SUPER EASY ? Let’s begin!
For the Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 4 – Putting it all together SUPER EASY project, here are a few items that you will need as seen in the above picture.
Planner Journal Front Cover
Planner Journal Back Cover
Planner Journal Pages
Hole Punch or Crop a Dile by We R Memory Makers
Metal Ring/Book Ring
Take out your Planner Journal Pages.
Take out your Crop A Dile. Decide which hole you want to use for your project.
Take your Planner Journal Pages and punch a hole in the upper left hand corner. Set all but one aside.
Take one of your Planner Journal pages and line it up on your front cover. Take both the paper and your front cover of your project and punch a hole in the upper left hand corner through the one you already did on your page. Set aside. * NOTE If you use the Crop A Dile, you can punch them together so that they are matching. If you use a hole punch, be sure to practice on a spare piece to ensure that the hole punch will go through the material you used for your covers. Take your back cover of your project and repeat the above steps by punching a hole in the upper left hand corner using the Planner Journal page as a guide. Set aside.
Take out your book ring and open it up. Set it aside.
Line up your paper making sure the holes are lined up. Take out your book ring and put it through the holes in the Planner Journal.
You have finished Putting it all together SUPER EASY !
We hope you will join us for Part 5 when we show you how to bind your Planner Journal with the Cinch Binding Machine! Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.
Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 3 – Creating Pages for your Planner is what we have for you today. If you haven’t seen the previous tutorials in this series, here is Part 1 and here is Part 2. This is a super easy way to create something special for someone or even yourself! Nowadays everyone has schedules, things to remember, things to do and OH MY-Does it get hectic! What better way to Create your own Planner Journal Project? Well today we are Creating Pages for your Planner. There are so many different ways you can create these pages. You can make alternate pages in different sections, all the same or you can create all different pages for EVERY DAY! Sounds like fun, right? Let’s get started! BUT WAIT! I have some EXCITING NEWS I want to share!! Please be sure to check out our website as we are having a special sale in honor of being featured on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog! Be sure to check it out the feature and show them some love HERE!!! Now…. onto the project… LETS GO!
Printer (ink, paper, etc) or go to a copy center
You will need the download or you can create your own in word or similar program. If you want the above free page download, go here to get it. Below are the settings I used for printing my project. If it doesn’t download the same way, I wanted them to be available to you.
Below are the directions on how I trimmed the page for it to fit into my 5 x 7 planner journal.
I trimmed my pages to approximately 5 x 7. This allowed the pages to fit perfectly to the front and back covers. Adjust your settings and trimming according to the size of the project you plan to create.
First you trim off 1.5″ from the side as shown above. This is along the top part above where “date” and the lines are.
Turn the page upside down so that the word date is closest to the top as shown. You will align the trimmer to 5 3/16″ as shown on the trimmer. Trim your paper.
Once you have trimmed the paper, you will trim the right edge of the paper with the word date and lines facing you as shown and cut .25″ off the right side of your paper. Set this aside.
Pick up the other half of the paper as shown and flip upside down so that the area with the most blank space is aligned on the left side. Measure five inches from the left so that the paper will fit your cover.
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Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 2 – Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers is w hat we have for you today. If you haven’t seen the first post in this series, please go here so you can start from the beginning! We will be using a very simple way to protect your planner journal covers that is kid friendly! Nothing hot or too sticky is used! Are you ready? Let’s get buzzin’ shall we?
What you will need in order to Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers
Adhesive Clear Laminate (I used Duck brand)
Get out your project.
Take out your adhesive clear laminate
Cut out a piece of laminate with approximately one inch extra all of the way around the project.
We are using the adhesive clear laminate for Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers. You will want to fold this adhesive clear laminate in half and crease it.
To try to keep the laminate from rolling up, roll it up one way then flip and roll it the other way. This will help straighten the sheet out. I don’t always do this but it can be helpful.
Pull the backing from the laminate.
Peel the backing to the half way mark of your laminate.
Place the back of your front cover project down on the adhesive laminate.
Press down on the laminate pushing all of the bubbles out toward the open edges.
Turn your project over so that the front cover is facing you now.
Pull the rest of the backing off of the laminate.
This is what it will look like after you take off the backing while you are Protecting Your Planner Journal Covers.
Fold over the laminate so that it is on the side of the front. Slowly rub the laminate toward the outer edge so that your rub out all of the bubbles.
Be sire to rub the edges of all of the areas ensuring proper adhesion.
Take out your scissors and trim the cover. You can do it two different ways: trim closely to the edge or trim so that there is a small amount of overhang to ensure complete sealing.
Your project is complete!! The left is not covered and the right has been covered. Be sure to repeat the above steps for the back cover of your planner journal.
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