As a designer, Im always on the lookout for great new products that
I can experiment with. Thats why Im so excited about Hot Off The
Press new sarabinders!
sarabinders are easy and totally functionaland did I mention
addictive? I sat down to think about all the ways I could use them, and the
list went on and on! I was dying to make one for grocery lists and coupons,
one to use as an address book, a home decorating journal to keep paint chips
and swatches, a favorite fonts book, a quote book, a calendar, a recipe book,
a CD holder, a sketchbook, and, of course, a handmade scrapbookthere
are endless possibilities!
The surface of a sarabinder is perfect for customizing with paint, ink
and paper so I can add my own personal flair to each and every project. One
of my favorite things to do is paint the surface, then cover the front with
a cool patterned paper and snazzy embellishments. Slide mounts and ribbons make
great sarabinder embellishments because they can be glued flat to the
binders surface. I also like to use tags, alphabet tiles and stickers,
or even a photo to really personalize each binder.
Dont forget about the great inserts! You can get everything from lined
papers to address book papers, from manila dividers to fun, brightly colored
pockets and envelopes. Use them as is, or decorate them to coordinate with the
front of your binder. Use ribbons, brads, slide mounts, tags, stickers, stampsyou
sarabinders are so user friendly, too! Theyre fun to make, reasonably
priced, and they dont take much time to design and embellish. I can choose
the inserts that I want to add depending on my personal preference and the intended
use of the binder. And think of how special it would be to give a handmade sarabinder
to a friend as a functional gift thats from the heart, personally designed
just for the recipient!