Several years ago I begged for a Pro-Click binding machine, and I got it! I had big plans for it - making handmade journals to sell at craft fairs, to give as gifts, etc. I did a little bit with it, a few small books, I think, and then it was forgotten as soon as the Bind It All came along. The BIA was cool for a while, too, but those O-Wires were annoying to work with so I sold it at the Stamper’s Alley Used Stamp Sale last year.
Last week I was looking through a box of dollar journals from the Big M and found a whole stack of colored notebook paper (and don’t ask me where I got that!) that I had trimmed and punched with the Pro-Click to make a handmade journal. I decided to finish that project - better late than never - and this is the result. I am quite pleased with it, if I do say so myself.
The covers are chipboard, covered with patterned paper from Basic Grey’s Indian Summer collection. I added a scalloped border, some pearls and gems, and a felt flower with a button. The flower was made using PTI dies and the doily behind it is an MFT die. The ribbon down the side is some seam binding I bought at the CK Convention last year and finally was able to talk myself into cutting. I tied a ribbon to the top of the spiral coil for a bookmark and I was done. I did add a pocket inside the front cover but forgot to take a photo of that. I put the covers and pocket on with my ATG tape gun. Love that thing!
I prefer the spiral bindings to the wire ones and although I was able to stretch these to fit the BIA holes, I still prefer the round holes to the square ones. Odd, I know, but what are you gonna do? I have thought about getting the Cinch but I don’t really do enough binding to justify the cost so I will stick with this one for the time being.
It’s not as versatile as the other binding methods since you cannot choose which holes to punch or just punch a few at a time, but that’s ok.
I hope you all are doing well, and thanks for stopping by.