It's A Cinch

with Heidi Swapp

It's A Cinch

with Heidi Swapp

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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Heidi Swapp

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classroom lessons
16 lessons

Learn how to make four fabulous books with your Cinch machine! You'll also learn lots of clever ideas for your pages.

classroom length
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!

classroom pacing

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.

Class Lessons

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!

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