YourStory Photo

So tomorrow is the day that Provocraft is supposed to release their new item– but , it is already on HSN!

 YourStory™ Photo Personal Bookbinding Kit

Your Story Photo Personal BookBinding Kit- Listed at 29.95

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.

What You Get

  • Personal bookbinding machine
  • 14 assorted color 5″ x 7″ covers
  • 14 assorted color 4″ x 6″ covers
  • User manual
  • Manufacturer’s 6-month limited warranty

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.

So my question is– why is this better than the Original YourStory that had a laminator as well??

This one is at Oh My Crafts for $41 and you get a $5 gift certificate

Create slick, clean and sophisticated personalized books, reports, albums and journals with the YourStory Binding and Laminating Kit Album Bundle.  From unmatched versatility to impeccable style – this kit has it all!

YourStory Binding and Laminating Kit Album Bundle Includes:

  • Binding and laminating machine – measures approx. 20″L x 7″W x 7-1/2″H
  • 6 Laminating pouches – measure approx. 9″L x 11-1/2″W each
  • Extra large cover – measures approx. 8-1/2″L x 11″W
  • Large cover – measures approx. 8″L x 8
  • 2 medium covers – measure approx. 7″L x 5″W each
  • 4 small covers – measure approx. 6″L x 4-1/2″W each

Product Features:

  • Create personalized books, albums and journals with ease – great for unique gifts, memory books and a host of paper crafting projects
  • Easily bind and laminate your projects
  • Large, 12″L x 12″W capacity for binding and laminating

Make your albums, presentations and reports look their very best

From what I can tell– the new one is smaller in size, but the old one laminates. So the question should be–what size books will you create–and will you use the laminating feature

I honestly don’t know what I would or will do– Laminating would be nice–but so would a smaller machine.  And, neither of them are PINK–so that can’t be my deciding factor.  (Sigh)


  • I have the machine in your second picture. Purchased recently as part of a bundle with the matching Cricut Expression at Cosco. I love the fact that it laminates! I myself haven’t made any books yet, but I’m planning one for my grand-daughter. With this one, you can do books up to 11 inches wide. My sister made one for me with pictures of the jewelry I make, and it is fabulous!!!!!
    I’ll be using both more now that the gardening season is over, and I havr a little more free time, ;-D

  • Sarah I have the second one you have posted, I never used, its still in box, I bought from HSN as a bundle so now I am excited to learn more about it.. Debbie

  • I would be lost without a laminator. When I got my Your Story I sold my other laminator after doing a test drive first. I have not made a book yet but that will come in time. I laminated all of my daughter’s awards during school and they are still in excellent condition. I laminate my business cards for child care, my child care license that hangs on my bulletin board, I laminated my cutting guide from AboveRubiesStudio. My family is afraid of me when the laminator comes out. LOL So long story longer. I LOVE MY BIG “YOUR STORY”

  • I checked it out, and the small one comes with cardstock covers. It would be good for binding 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 photos, or making mini books, note pads, and such……Not yet available in Canada, but that’s no surprize……

  • I thought the exact same thing when I saw this! However, I also though the SAME Thing when I saw the ad for the mini cake!
    I guess some like the smaller for storage purposes, or maybe the lower costs on the smaller machines?

  • not my cup of tea right now. Tempting but for now the Imagine is my last purchase for a while. I just don’t have the space for anything more. I think PC needs to wait a little more between releases. Too many in too little time. 🙂 Hubby would probably flip if I get any other tool type crafting thingie. lol


  • I, to, have the second, bigger one but I am embarrassed to say I have not used it yet. A little intimidated! But I will give it a try after reading all of your stories. Love your blog! Janette

  • Hey doll!!! I have been wanting this machine for such a long time. I kind of like the laminating feature so I am wondering if the bigger one might be for me? Thanks for posting this! You are awesome as usual! XOXO Momo

  • Hello everyone. Ok I have a question. Can you use the “Your Story Photo Personal” covers in the “Original Your Story” machine? I like the idea of the smaller thin covers but want the option to use a stronger bigger cover. HELP!

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