Gypsy Twist and Giveaway Winner Announced…

Hopefully, you caught my Gypsy Journeys Portfolio Workshop Monday on my Ustream channel (click here to watch).  Today, I thought I'd show you a little twist on that portfolio.  I'm going to add a ring binder to the spine!  Cool, right!?   Here we go…

Portfoilo Binder (1 of 1)
Any of the 7 Gypsies porfolios will work.  You'll need a pack of the new Tim Holtz small ring binders.  The portfolios come in packs of two's, as do the binders so it works out perfectly!  You'll need something to mark your holes like a pencil (I always use a white gel pen), and a Big Bite. 

Portfoilo Binder (1 of 1)-2 Place your ring binder where you want it in the spine, and mark your holes.

Portfoilo Binder (1 of 1)-3 Punch your holes with a Big Bite (the Crop-a-dile won't quite reach for this project).

Portfoilo Binder (1 of 1)-4 Insert your brads…

Portfoilo Binder (1 of 1)-5 This is what the outside of the spine looks like.  Not to fear, we'll just cover it up with our leftover Gypsy Mini Ephemera using 1/2" Scor-Tape.

Portfoilo Binder (1 of 1)-6 Viola!

Portfoilo Binder (1 of 1)-7 Add some pages, tags, etc and you've got a book within your book, LOL :)


As promised, today I'm giving away this portfolio and a bag of scraps!  First I want to thank everyone who watched the show, and for all of the very sweet comments here on the blog.  The winner is….

"I really enjoyed the project, but the best take-away for me was learning how to use my Crop-a-dile! lol It had been sitting in the closet gathering dust…now it will be a go-to tool!


            Posted by: Lisart 2000 | Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 03:00 PM

Congratulations, Lisart!  Email me at with your info and I'll get that right out to you.  

Until the next UStream ya'll…

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5 responses

  1. Ah the binder rings are PERFECT for the portfolio! TFS! Fabulous addition…PS I LOVED this project and it inspired me to pull out my mini portfolios to play and practice for the large one! TFS! :)

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