Saturday, December 27, 2008

First Your Story Book

I wanted to share my observations about the Yourstory personal electric binder by Provocraft. Santa was very good to me this year and brought me one. Let me start by saying that this book was made for the 2 year old in it, so I'm sure she will add her own embellishments.

The good...
I made this book using the kit that came with the binder. The kit contains a black 8X8 cover and matching pages. There are flat sticker letters and embellishments (I really hate flat stickers and disgarded the remaining) also included. I was able to complete the book using only the kit, mat paper and bling for the flowers in just one evening.

Once I had the pages assembled I binded the book, it took 2 attempts to make sure all the pages were well binded. It seems if any embellishments were to close to the edge it didn't bind that area well.

The bad.....
The covers are very thin and you can only use a minimal amount of pages, depending on how think the paper is and your embellishment style.

I didn't use alot of embellishments for fear of them interfering with binding. I did do one page with ribbon to see how it would work. This was the only page that didn't bind with the first binding attempt.

The cover selection is very limited, although you can alter the covers to make them more pleasing to your taste. A stampable cover would be great.

Thanks for visiting and stay tuned and my next book will have more embellishments and I will use an alternate paper source.


  1. It turned out beautiful! Thanks for the review. I have been wanting to hear what others thought about it before investing.

  2. Hey, thanks for your honest review of the Your Story. You are always welcome to share your opinions at Creative Xpress. Please do not ever feel like you can't.

    You have a great book there and I hope that you will share your next one with us!

  3. Love the book!!! Thanks for the review.

  4. Nice work on your first book - it looks beautiful and it was good to read about your thoughts on this new product.

    I got the Your Story before Christmas but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. I did read that you can make your own books and use glue strips that are available online - you could then make them with larger spines to hold more embellishments.


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