Monday, August 03, 2009

A Giveaway from Crown Bindery

It's been a while since I've been able to do a giveaway on the blog so let's do one in honor of our first day of homeschool today! :) I've been emailing with the very nice Carla of Crown Bindery and she has graciously offered to give one of my readers one of her 9x11 Triple Crown Notebook Binders!

There are a LOT of things that I like about these binders!
  • One, her shop carries a great assortment of different fun and colorful papers so you can have a binder that is your favorite color, or one that is a different color depending up on your mood. :) Yellows, blues, pink & orange - a huge variety.
  • Two, the binders aren't your typical three ring binder. Because she uses binder rings, you can lay them flat in your lap and write in it like you would a spiral notebook. However, because she uses binder rings you can add and subtract paper to your heart's content. (To be truthful, I am kicking myself that I didn't come up with this idea first!) :)
  • Three, she uses a thicker-than-normal laminating film that makes your binder super stiff and strong. I'll be honest again here - when I first saw these binders I thought, "I'm pretty crafty - I can make that!" Well, not with my little home laminating machine! As she says from her shop: Each laminated page is handcrafted by laminating doubled-sided paper. First, paper is hand selected for color and pattern. Each page is then cut to size and painstakingly aligned to assure a perfect fit in the laminate pouch. We run the pouch through a thermal laminator to seal it up tight, three hole punch each finished page and attach the rings. Waalaa! A Crown Binder is born! Her's are much thicker and sturdier than mine which makes a huge difference in the durability. I learned my lesson. :)

Carla has created these binders in several sizes - 9x11 for your standard notebook size sheet, 9x6 for a half-sheet of paper, and then several smaller index card sizes that would be perfect to keep little hands busy in the car or at a restaurant, or for holding your file cards if you are doing research.

I hope you will celebrate back-to-school with me and take a look at Carla's Etsy shop! If you want to be entered to win one of her 9x11 Triple Crown binders, take a peek over at her shop and let me know what you like the best in a comment below. I'll close comments on Friday morning and post the winner that day! Good luck!

8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Stephanie for your kind write up about Crown Bindery! I look forward to having your blog followers in the Etsy shop this week! God Bless everyone for a great back to school season! Carla

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  2. I like them all, but I think I like the polka dot one best! Thanks, Stephanie!

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  3. I like the triple crown daisy field in blue, brown, and green :) Truly, though, they're all very pretty and classic looking.

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  4. Steph - You always find the coolest stuff!! How can you pick?? Hawaiin flowery fun, pink paisley yummieness, stripes and polka dots... It's my girlie notebook dreamland! I may never own a white binder again :)

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  5. how do people come up with stuff like this?!? i love the chocolate brown flowers & blue paisley. ooh, and the green & brown damask. so many pretty things!!!

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  6. They are so pretty! I like the paisley but I also like the diamonds!

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  7. Love the green and black gears. Great idea!

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  8. I love the "Black & White" and the "Black & Green Gears"! What a cool idea!

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