jumping on the Rollabind bandwagon

I took advantage of the special offer on Myndology products a couple months ago, and got two journal size, and two index card sets, plus refills for both. I've been having a great time playing with them, and finding different uses for them. For example, I'm using one index card set as an hPDA; and the other currently contains a knitting pattern, with each change on a new card.

But I've also been thinking of ways I want to customize them and make my own, but I don't have a suitable punch. I've been faking it with a single-hole punch, for making tab cards and the like, which works, but it gets tedious fast.

I know there's supposed to be a Myndology punch coming out later this summer, but I just couldn't wait any more. So when I got my quarterly bonus today, I went to the Rollabind site and got the Deluxe Crafters' Kit. It doesn't include any cover material, but I've got card stock on hand, and I know I can find suitable materials pretty much anywhere.

I'm so excited, I can hardly wait! (wondering how long it will take the package to get from there to my home in CA)

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welcome aboard

Welcome to the gravy train...you are disc bound! for success.
I've been eying the crafter kit myself.

Duc Ly

:)

The versatility of this stuff is remarkable! I can use it for art, work, organizing, gardening plans, etc etc etc. Best of all its eye catching... I love it when people stare at it - wondering. ((I'm actually surprised more people don't ask me about what it is...)) :D

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eye catching

It is amazing how eye-catching the Circa and Rollabind products can be. I've smurfed all those stupid loyalty shopping cards (Kroger plus card, CVS rewards card, etc) and put them on 3 discs. This way I only have to take that little "notebook" with me and I've got all the cards. No more "Shoot, I left that at home." I just keep it in the car. It is fairly rare for me to use that and not get some kind of comment along the lines of "Hey, that's pretty cool" or "Wow. That's really creative".

Most of the pictures I've got on my flickr account are things I've been experimenting with when it comes to this kind of stuff, so you may want to check it out for ideas. There is even a Circa/Rolla flickr group.

-Kenny

lots of cool stuff!

I especially like the idea of smurfing the store cards to keep them all together.

coupons

That's a great idea Kenny. I'm always kicking myself for leaving coupons at home. I think a 4x6 is good for this. I'll have to check out your hack.
Duc Ly

Great idea!

This is going to be my first project with my new desktop punch, which should arrive on Monday. I don't think my little hands could punch through my Kroger card with a portable punch. ;-)

It was my second...

...project with my new desktop punch. What a great idea! The cards stay together, and I can pass them off to my husband if he's going to do the shopping (yeah, WHATEVER), and I can toss it in my purse without making my wallet huge. Thanks!

a lot of my ideas right now..

...involve crafting patterns.

As I mentioned above, when I'm working a complex knitting pattern, I like to write the instructions for each row (or set of rows, in the current case) on an index card, so that I can flip them as I go and not lose my place. The disks make that so much easier than shuffling each card to the back of the pack, especially when I have a number of rows that repeat, starting somewhere other than the beginning of the pack.

And I had an idea the other night to do something similar with counted cross-stitch patterns. Some of them are pretty large, so that I have to fold, unfold, and refold as I go along. On the other hand, if I mark the pattern into sections, and baste my fabric to match (so that I can pull out the identifiers when I'm all done), then I can copy each section onto its own page, smurf it, and voila! the pattern in a manageable notebook form that I can stick into my stitching bag.

I know I'll think of more once my punch and disks arrive, and I get to play with it.

:D

Thats a great idea! I crochet and because of tendonitis I can't go for very long. That is a great way to keep track of where I am in a pattern :) Thank you!

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I've gotten so many great ideas from this site

I'm glad I was able to contribute a new one. :-D

Clever crafting!

Thanks, ladycat! The marbled Aida I need for my first big project just arrived, and I will definitely try your idea when I get started.

I knit a lot of socks and hats, and most of them are made up as I go along. I think I can get away with a whole pattern on a 4x6 card (with maybe a chart pasted on the back of the previous card). Or maybe a small chart on the top half of the card and the vitals on the bottom half. Very cool!

*** runs off to craft room to check out all the potential projects -- and smurfing opportunities -- there ***

Socks!

I knit a lot of socks myself. But I have my favorite pattern memorized. (I use socks as my take-along knitting -- hard to juggle a pattern while waiting at a doctor's office or wherever. So I keep it simple.)

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Steff
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bricks and mortar purchasing

Does anyone know of a chain store that carries the Rollabind crafters supplies? I'd like to buy some disks but would like to see the colors in person first. My local Joann's does not carry them and that's the only craft store we have in our little city. Has anyone purchased them at a brick and mortar store?

I have most of the colors...

...and I'd be happy to send you one of each. That might be a decent substitute for a "real" store if none near you sell Rollabind. Contact Tab me if you are interested. :-)

Thank you for the offer

but I just jumped right in and ordered some rings from a site mentioned in another thread that had a discount going. Can't wait until they get here.