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Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 5 – Binding with the Cinch Binding Tool

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.

Part 1 HERE

Part 2 HERE

Part 3 HERE

Part 4 HERE

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?
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The supplies you will need:

Binding Machine ( I used the We R Memory Keepers Cinch)

Wire

Wire Cutters

Planner Journal Front

Planner Journal Back

Pages for inside planner journal

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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.

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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?

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For the planner journal, we need 9 rings to bind it the way I had planned.

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Take your wire cutters and your binding wire and cut so that you have 9 binding rings.

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Set your wire aside.

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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.

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Pull your handle all the way down and then lift up.

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Your holes have been punched out!

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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.

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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.

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You have punched your holes!

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Take out your binding wire. Place it on the wire holder on the machine. This makes it easier to put together.

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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.

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Now you can place your project on the binding ring as shown.

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Take off your binding ring project carefully. Carefully set it aside.

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Set your binding machine to the correct size binding ring you have used.

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Place your binding ring with the binding ring opening toward the machine.

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You will want it to be lined up like shown up against the machine. Push down on the handle.

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Your project is complete using the Cinch Binding Tool!

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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!

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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.

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Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 4 – Putting it all together SUPER EASY

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

Part 1 GO HERE

Part 2 GO HERE

Part 3 GO HERE

Now….Are you ready for Putting it all together SUPER EASY ? Let’s begin!

Putting it all together SUPER EASY

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

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Take out your Planner Journal Pages.

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Take out your Crop A Dile. Decide which hole you want to use for your project.

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Take your Planner Journal Pages and punch a hole in the upper left hand corner. Set all but one aside.

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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.

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Take out your book ring and open it up. Set it aside.

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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.

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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.

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Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 1 – Making Your Planner Covers

Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 1 is what we have for you today. I love journals, planners, smash books, project life and oh I just love playing with paper. In this video series, you will see how to create your very own planner with your own twist on it. There are so many variations, we hope to inspire your creativity! Please be sure to share your design with us!

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Supplies Needed for the Create Your Own Planner Journal Project

Stamp Block

Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon Stamp Set

Scissors

Ribbon

Adhesive

Black Ink

Chip Board

Patterned Paper

Solid card stock

Tag for name personalization

Bee Image

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This is what we will be creating. For the example of the Create Your Own Planner Journal Project shown in the video above, I have the paper with horizontal lines.

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This is the covered back of the chip board.

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For the video, I have them with vertical lines as shown here. Apply adhesive to the chip board or the paper outer edges. Be sure the edges are covered to avoid lifting of the corners.

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Apply the paper lining up the edges so the chip board is covered.

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Be sure to push down on all of the outer edges to ensure adhesion of the adhesive. Repeat for the back side of the chip board leaving one part of the paper corner not adhered.

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Be sure you have adhesive on the edges and take out the ribbon strip.

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Apply adhesive in a line for the ribbon.

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Adhere the ribbon on the adhesive line.

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Press down on the edges ensuring they have adhered to the chip board.

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This is what it will look like.

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Take out the Everyday Alphabet Uppercase and Emoticon Stamp Set. Adhere the letters to the stamp block.

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Apply ink to the letters.

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Stamp the name on the tag.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the solid colored card stock mat.

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Adhere to the chipboard cover leaving space for the binding.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the tag.

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Apply to the solid colored card stock on the chip board cover.

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Apply adhesive to the bee image and adhere to the front cover.

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Your Create Your Own Planner Journal Project – Part 1 is complete! Rather than create the same exact project again for the tutorial versus the example, I thought it would be cool to see the difference in how it looks if you could see both completed which is why I did it two different ways. Here they are side by side.

Please be sure to stay tuned for the continuation of this project. Thank you for joining us and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Craft personalized Sign Language planner, journal, midori clips, etc.

Craft personalized Sign Language planner, journal, midori clips, etc. is what we have for you today. There are so many ways and reasons you would make these clips that I can’t wait to see what you come up with. This is a CAS (clean and simple) design for you to use as inspiration or “clip-lift” (copy the idea) for your own creation.

Craft your own personalized Sign Language clips

Supplies Needed to Craft your own personalized Sign Language clips 

Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set

Stamp Block

Ink

Foam Rectangles/Squares for 3-D look

Scrap Patterned Paper

Scrap Colored Paper

Punches

Ink

Adhesive

Paper for Stamping on

Paper Clips

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Take out your patterned and colored paper. Punch out your shapes.

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Be sure one is larger than the other so that they will layer nicely.

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Apply 3-D Foam adhesive to the bottom punched out layer.

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Add the paper clip to the top of the foam adhesive allowing most of it to hang off of your creation enabling use for planners, bookmarks, midori’s, etc.

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Add your second 3-D foam adhesive rectangle to the top of the paper clip.

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Apply the smaller punched out shape to the top of the foam rectangle.

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Take out your stamp block, Sign Language Alphabet Stamp Set, Ink and paper to stamp on. Peel off the Sign Language Alphabet letter of your choice.

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Place your stamp on the block.

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Ink your stamp.

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To Craft personalized Sign Language planner, journal, midori clips, etc. you will now need to stamp your letter on your paper.

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Here is a close-up of the stamped image.

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Using your chosen punch, punch out the stamped letter.

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Apply adhesive to the back of the stamped letter.

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Apply the stamped image to the top of the punched out shape.

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Here is your finished clip! You now know how to Craft personalized Sign Language planner, journal, midori clips, etc.!

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Here are a few clips that I made showing you the different look whether you have a solid color by the alphabet letter or patterned as well as a smaller clip is used for the middle creation.

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope we have inspired you to create your own clips and we would love to hear what you have created! Please be sure to share it with us. Thank you for going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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Create Your Own Pocket Mini Journal, Planner, Date Book or Notebook!

Do you want to Create Your Own Pocket Mini Journal, Planner, Date Book or Notebook? Then you have come to the right place! You will look at composition books in a new way! I will show you how to use a mini composition book and decorative paper to create your own one of a kind Pocket Mini Journal, Planner, Date Book or Notebook! Not only is it simple to do, it is really inexpensive and you can use them for gifts too! Whether you like to learn by video or pictorial, we have them here!

Thanks for joining us today and let’s get started.

Here are the supplies you will need:

Paper for the cover and back of the mini composition book

Paper for the binding seam of the book

Paper for the Name Tag

Crafty Power Tape

Everyday Alphabet Upper Case and Emoticon Stamp Set

Punch

Mini Composition Book

Foam Squares

Scissors

Ribbon

Paper Clip

Alignment Grid Stamp Block

Ink Pad

Supplies w text

First take out your paper clip and your ribbon. Take out ribbon and clip

Tie your ribbon around your paper clip. Trim Ribbon. Set aside.

Tie a knot on the paper clip with the ribbon

Take out your Everyday Alphabet and Emoticon Stamp Set, Acrylic Block with Grid, Ink and Paper.

Take out block, ink , stamps and paper

Place your stamps on the acrylic block. If you need to use one letter twice like the example, Leave a space for it in your word so you can go back and add it later.

 place stamps on block

Ink your stampsInk letters

Stamp your letters onto your paper

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Clean off your stamps and remove the stamps you don’t need. Ink and stamp the letter(s) you need to add for your creation. In this case, I needed to add another “S” to it to spell the name Melissa. here I am just stamping the “S” to fill in where I didn’t have two of them to use.

add additional letters

Here is the finished stamped name.

Stamped name

Take your punch and punch out the name for your creation.

punch out letters

Place foam squares on the back of the punched out paper. Set aside.

add foam squares and set aside

Take out your paper, crafty tape, and mini composition book. There are two ways you can add adhesive to your project. Either directly onto the book or directly onto the paper and then place it on the book. I will show you both ways.

For this example, you will adhere your crafty power tape to the edges of the front of your book. Make sure the adhesive is on by rubbing over it with your finger. adhere tape to bookRemove the backing from the tape.

remove tape backing

Place your decorative piece of paper on the composition book. Rub your finger along all edges of where the adhesive is to ensure proper adhesion.

push down on paper to ensure tape is adhered properly

Trim the excess paper off of the edges of the book.

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Here is the second way you can place adhesive on your project for the cover and back.

Turn the book over. Get your second piece of paper and place your adhesive directly on the paper.

Apply tape to the back of the paper

Remove your tape backing, adhere to book and rub along the edges to ensure proper adhesion.

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 Take your paper for the binding and apply your power crafty tape to the entire area taking extra notice to the edges of the paper and center. Rub the tape backing onto the paper making sure the adhesive has adhered to the paper. Trim excess edges.

Apply adhesive to the paper to cover the bindingRemove the backing from the tape and be sure there isn’t any adhesive over lapping the edges of the paper.

Check to be sure none of the glue hangs over.

Place the binding paper onto the book. Be sure to rub with fingers to ensure proper adhesion.

Adhere binding paper to book

Take the book and having the piece of paper face down, use the pressure and the table to adhere the paper then slowly roll the book away from you and to the other side trying to make a hard crease on the edges of the book.

Roll the paper to form to the binding of the book

Make sure you rub the entire booking and especially the binding area so that the adhesive is fully adhered. Trim excess edges.

Press down paper to adhere to book

Take your punched out tag and remove the backing from the foam squares. Adhere to your composition book.

adhere label

Take your paper clip and place it on your book. Your project is complete!

Finished project

Thank you for joining us today! We hope you enjoyed creating this adorable book and would love to hear how you plan to use it! We appreciate that you have taken the time to spend it with us and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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