About this class
The Cinch machine is seriously one of my most favorite things! It’s so easy to take a couple of pieces of chipboard, some pretty paper and create the most amazing DIY BOOKS, and that’s exactly what this class is about. First, you will learn all the ins and outs of using the Cinch machine. Once you know the basics, I’ll teach four different bookbinding styles that can be recreated in any size, for any occasion. In addition to the actual bookbinding, I will share 12 different creative page concepts, perfect for making the most clever, unique, and interactive books ever! I named the class “It’s a Cinch” because it’s SO quick and so easy to make DIY books from scratch! Let me show you how!
*NOTE: If you do not own a Cinch machine, you can create the covers and inside pages and take them to a local copy store where they could bind your project for you.
All class lessons will be available on Tuesday, July 13th at 8am ET.
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About Heidi Swapp
Heidi Swapp is a storyteller, craft and decor designer, creative instructor, author, and speaker who firmly believes life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. Her favorite job is that of wife and mother to five children, ranging in age from young adults to elementary school. She started connecting with audiences worldwide in 2000 through scrapbooking magazines and events, later sharing her passion for memory keeping through blogging, social media, and her signature line of creative products. Her large online audience rallied around the Swapp family when their oldest son, Cory, took his life in 2015 at age 16. Throughout this unbearable ordeal, Heidi has continued to share and connect, becoming an advocate for suicide prevention through community events and the Light the Fight podcast. Heidi’s work can be found on heidiswapp.com, @heidiswapp on Instagram, and facebook.com/heidiswapp.
Learn how to make four fabulous books with your Cinch machine! You'll also learn lots of clever ideas for your pages.
1 hour 30 Minutes
It'll take about 1 hour and 30 minutes to watch the videos, but you'll need more time to assemble your books!
Go at your own pace! All lessons will be available at once, so you can work through the class content on a schedule that works for you.
06: Book 1 - Fold & Tuck
Add a matchbook look to some of the pages with the fold and tuck technique!
07: Book 1 - Side Pocket + Vellum Overlay
Add more interactive pages to your book with these ideas!
01: How The Cinch Machine Works
Learn the Cinch basics!
02: Book 1 - Creating the Covers
Create a shadowbox effect and a fun, floating title for the cover of your book!
03: Book 1 - Acetate Overlay
Add an acetate overlay to the book with a few details to make it pop!
04: Book 1 - Pocket Window
Add a fun pocket window that is both interactive and dimensional!
05: Book 1 - Backward Pocket
See how Heidi creates two interactive pages for the book!
08: Book 1 - Tags + Edges & Booklet
Discover three more page ideas to add to the book!
09: Book 1 - Binding the Book
Watch Heidi bind all the pages of her book using the Cinch Book Binding Machine!
10: Book 2 - Double Decker Book Covers
Create the covers for your double decker book, which is two books in one!
11: Book 2 - Double Decker Binding
Cut out the basic pages and bind your double decker book!
12: Book 3 - Hidden Spiral Cover
Let's create the covers for a book with a hidden spine!
13: Book 3 - Hidden Spiral Binding
Add the inside pages and bind your hidden spine book!
14: Book 4 - Gate Covers
Make the covers for a book that opens up from each side!
15: Book 4 - Inside Pages Tour
See all of the fun, interactive inside pages in this gate fold book!
16: Book 4 - Gate Fold Binding
Bind your gate fold book!