Thursday, November 11, 2010

Making your own Cardstock binders for the YourStory

This week the really cute YourStory Photo came out, the little sister to YourStory.  This new one does not laminate and has a smaller binding area, below is the description from HSN.  But back to the reason for this post, some folks were wondering how to make their own cardstock binders (with cardstock you can alter the cover in so many ways such as embossing)

This quick sample was made using some cardstock I picked up at Wal-Mart, I cut it at 5 x 12 inches then scored to fit my pages,  the scoring will all depend on how thick your project is.  After scoring I laid a strip of glue from my hot glue gun, let dry and then placed my pages on the strip, set in the original YourStory after it was warmed up and used the bind button (of course) as it was binding I held a small amount of pressure on the pages.

I have found with the glue gun technique you do not need to leave it in until it beeps.  Let cool and you have a book :)

YourStory Photo Personal Bookbinding Kit
Tell your story with attractively bound books you assemble in minutes, then embellish as desired. Create travel journals using vacation photos and postcards, make recipe books for holiday gifts, or design personalized party favors. It's a great way to turn photos, sketches, poems and more into treasured keepsakes.

YourStory Photo Personal Bookbinding Kit Features

  • Simple three-step process binds photos in a snap
  • Put photos inside the cover, place cover and photos into the machine, turn on machine and bind
  • Small, lightweight and portable
  • Perfect for binding standard 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" photo sizes 

  • Measurements:
Approx. 4.33"W x 10.67"L x 3.75"H 
  • Weight:
Approx. 1 lb.                                      


KimberlyO said...

What a great post! Thanks for sharing this. :) I tried to resist the YourStory but this kind of pushed me over the edge.


Anonymous said...

Did you use hot melt or cool melt hot glue? I may get one now that I know I am not locked into using just their products.

Thanks for posting.


scrappyRN said...


I am not really sure they were just some cheap glue sticks I picked up at Wal-mart. I had taken them out of the package so I can not look to see.