SALE!! National Scrapbooking Day Comes Early!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I hold two big sales a year National Scrapbooking Day (May 5) and Black Friday. With prolonged quarantine affecting us all I thought it might be fun to move the NSD sale up to April.
Right now through midnight ET next Sunday, April 12th all tutorials are 20% off! My biggest sale ever! No coupon code needed.
Hope this helps lift the spirits! Stay safe!
~ Donna

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Surprise Birthday Sale!

Hello Happy Crafters!

It’s a Surprise Birthday Sale!

Today is my 60th birthday and I’m giving YOU the presents!

From today, Wednesday, March 18th through midnight ET Sunday March 22nd ALL of the tutorials in my shop are 15% off!

MiniBooksRMe Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MiniBooksRMe

These are digital downloads, so no need to leave home or wait on mail delivery. No code or coupon necessary, the discount has already been applied. (Does not work with other codes and coupons during the sale.)

Happy shopping and happy crafting! Pass the cake!

~ Donna

Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Unboxing & New Projects!

Hello Happy Crafters!

Come join me on this walk-through of two of Graphic 45’s new collections, Ocean Blue and Fruit and Flora…then hang around to see the projects I made with those two collections that were recently featured in G45’s booth at the Creativation convention.

Happy crafting!

Stamperia Make a Wish 6×8 Chunky File Folder Mini Tutorial ~ Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!!
It’s here, it’s here!! Thanks so much for your patience. The Stamperia Make a Wish 6×8 File Folder Mini Tutorial is now available in my Etsy shop.
AND it is part of the 20% off sale!  (Sale ends tonight, Monday Jan 6, at midnight ET.)
This File Folder Mini is the same foundation construction at the Patchwork 6×6 File Folder MiIni, only expanded to a bigger, chunkier 6×8 size. There are NEW elements in this project as well!
In addition to the basic foundation, with the inside front/back cover pockets, and the two pages – which are the same construction as the 6×6 Mini, just larger – this album also features two brand new Pocket Folios and two new Drop Ins, designed exclusively for this bigger size!
The Pocket Folios fit into the inside front/back cover pockets. And the Drop Ins attach to the front of each of the two pages. So much fun!
And yes, as with my other Pocket Folios, they can be created separately as individual little folios. Fun to use as quick gifts for special occasions.  The Drop Ins are also interchangeable with my other Drop In series, and can be used wherever you have a page size that will fit them. They can also be created separately as fun gifties as well.
Video Walk-Through: Check out the video walk-through of the full project here:
I hope you’ll give this fun, versatile mini a try!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Happy crafting, Donna

Happy New Year! Happy 2020 Sale!!

Happy New Year!

I’m ushering in the roaring 20’s with a 20% off sale on ALL tutorials in my MiniBooksRMe shop now thru Sunday, January 5th!

No special coupon needed, no minimum purchase required.

NOTE: I am working on the Stamperia Make a Wish 6×8 File Folder Mini and hope to have the tutorial listed in the shop by Sunday, so it WILL be part of this sale! I’ll post the link when it goes live. 🙂

Let’s get crafty this new year!

Happy shopping & Happy Crafting!

Graphic 45 Fashion Forward 12×12 Calendar Tutorial ~ Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

The days are getting brisker here in the Blue Ridge Mountains and snow is in the forecast! A perfect time to snuggle into my studio for some serious holiday project making! I’m excited to announce my brand new 12×12 Calendar Project using Graphic 45’s bright and snazzy new Fashion Forward collection, and Authenique’s new 12×12 Blank Calendar pack!

Graphic 45 12×12 Fashion Forward Calendar

I love calendar projects as I make photo calendars for my family each year, so I was thrilled when G45 launched a brand new one this year. I love designing calendars that showcase photos on each page, along with spots for journaling/labeling & some fun interactive photo fun as well. Each page features at least one G45 Tag Folder, with a ribbon or magnet closure, which create spots for more photos and gives each month a fun “discovery” spot.

         

I used Graphic 45’s 12×12 Fashion Forward collection (one sheet of all 12 papers, and one set of cardstock stickers), G45’s Fashion Forward Patterns & Solids (the whole pad), and packs of G45’s ivory Square Tags and ATC Tags.

         

The Authentique calendar pages are blank, so you can use this tutorial to create a calendar for any year. Mine is designed for 2020, in terms of how I decorated the actual calendar pages. So adjust to when your months start and stop when adding your décor items if creating for a future year.

     

The tutorial includes all the matting sizes, so you can also substitute a different paper collection if desired. Whether it be a different calendar collection, or any collection you wish. Add solid cardstock in lieu of the Patterns & Solids paper and use stamps to create your month labels. SO much flexibility with this project. You can also adjust photo mat sizes to acommodate the photos you want to use. Use my layouts as a starting off spot, and collage as you desire. You can also swap the layout page designs for any month, if certain months photos would work better on a different month layout. Mix and match all you like!

  • Check out thefull walk-through of the finished project, including binding tips! 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you give this fun project a try!

Stay tuned for more holiday cheer coming your way. 🙂

Stamperia Patchwork 6×6 File Folder Mini!

Hello Happy Crafters!

Today is the day!!! The full product, pre-cut kits for the Stamperia Patchwork 6×6 File Folder Mini are available for pre-order to one and all!

Supplies are limited, so first come, first get!

REMEMBER: Katie was kind enough to squeeze cutting/packing/shipping these kits into her already jam-packed schedule, so they will not be packaged and shipped until late January! But Pre-Orders are NOW! Once they are gone, they are gone.

HOW TO ORDER: Easy! Hop over to Katie’s Etsy shop here and get your pre-order in.

OR! You can call her shop in Stockton CA and register for the class for this project.  I know! Here’s the info:

REGISTER FOR CLASS:

  • Call the shop: Phone(209) 271-2999
  • CLASS DATE: Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Class Time: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Katie’s World, Stockton CA
  • Class Fee: $75

DIGITAL TUTORIAL: the digital tutorial for this project is available in my Etsy shop as well.  Digital Tutorial Link: https://etsy.me/2LdN48c

 YOUTUBE WALK-THROUGH: To see the entire project and all the goodies inside, check out the walkthrough here:

 

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER: I will be sending out my December Newsletter this week with all sorts of new goodies to share! Not on the mailing list? Drop me an email to donna@minibooksrme.com with “Subscribe Me” in the subject line. Let me know what email address you want to use, and you’re all set! Then keep an eye on that inbox!

 Happy crafting!

It’s Here! It’s Here! 3 Sales in 1!

(Sorry if this shows up with all the words jammed together. WordPress is not my friend today. 🙂
Hello Happy Crafters!
For those celebrating Thanksgiving this week, I hope yesterday was filled with family and friends, be it two-legged or four, and lots of yummy food! (My feast with family is today and that pumpkin pie is calling me already!
Hopefully this weekend will bring a breather, a little time to relax and unwind, maybe do a little crafting…a little shopping.
I can help with that!
Today is Black Friday, followed tomorrow by Small Business Saturday, then right around the corner is Cyber Monday. I know!
How I could I not jump in on that?
Maybe you’ve had your eyes on a tutorial or two… Maybe you’ve stashed a few in your cart, trying to make up your mind which one to get.
Well, now’s the time!
ALL tutorials in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy Shop are currently on sale for 20% off!!! 
No coupon code is needed. The prices have been automatically reduced. Easy peasy!
During this week of thanks, I want to tell you all how grateful I am for each and every one of you. You inspire me, and your support over the past two years has meant so much.
Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Crafting….and Happy Shopping!
~ Donna
 

 

New Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Free Tutorial: Fast & Easy Holiday Cards!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’ve got my Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador craft apron on today, offering up my next free video tutorial! This time around we are making 12 “Fast & Fun Holiday Cards” using G45’s beautiful new Joy to the World collection.

G45 BLOG LINK: You can find my full post including the video tutorial over at G45’s blog HERE 

What I’ve included in this blog post that is NOT in the G45 post are individual photos of all 12 cards and envelopes, so you have that extra bit of info when making your own!  (See below!)

More about this project…

I created twelve cards using four basic supplies: bulk pack of card & envelopes (that I picked up at Michaels), Graphic 45’s Joy to the World 12×12 Patterns & Solids collection pad, one pack of Joy to the World Ephemera Cards, and one set of the Joy to the World chipboard pieces.

Add a second set of chipboard pieces to the supply list above, and you’ve got enough paper and ephemera cards left to get 24 cards done! Need more? Double the supply stash and bingo, 48 cards. (More? Grab one more set and you’ve got 96. I know!)

I created three A2 cards and three A7 cards, then created a duplicate set of the same six cards, substituting in the remaining cards and chipboard. I’ll show you how to plan ahead in the video!

YOUTUBE LINK: the free tutorial is also on my YouTube channel. Here’s a link so you can keep it handy: https://youtu.be/gWWMVR9KGzI

CUTTING GUIDE: 

(6) A2 Cards: 8” x 5 ½” (Score at 4”, fold in half) 

(6) A7 Cards: 10” x 6 ½” (Score at 5”, fold in half) 

From 12×12 Patterns & Solids: 

NOTE: Cut Base & Layered mats first. Cut Interior mats from remainders. See video for patterns/solids used on each card. 

(6) A2 Base mats: 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” (check card orientation before cutting) 

(6) A2 Layered mats: 3 ½” x 5” (check orientation) 

(6) A7 Base mats: 4 ¾” x 6 ¼” (check card orientation before cutting) 

(6) A7 Layered mats: 4 ½” x 6” 

(3) A2 Interior mats: 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” 

(3) A2 Interior mats: 3 ½” x 5” 

*(4) A7 Interior mats: 4 ¾” x 6 ¼” 

*(1) 7 Interior mats: 4 ½” x 6” 

(*If cutting from one set of the eight 12×12 Patterns & Solids sheets, one A7 card will not have an interior mat.) 

SUPPLIES: 

Graphic 45 Supply List: 

1 package Joy to the World 12×12 Patterns & Solids

1 package Joy to the World Ephemera Cards 

1 package Joy to the World Chipboard (for 24 cards, you will need 2 packages) 

Miscellaneous Supply List: (Items below purchased from Michaels)

(6) A2 Cards & Envelopes 

(6) A7 Cards & Envelopes 

1 package small gold brads 

Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink 

12 HOLIDAY CARDS: INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

These are shown in pairs, numbered in the order they are shown in the video. In the tutorial, the first 6 cards have been assembled. Then we do the second set of six together. The second set is done in the same patterning/style as the first set, hence the pairs below. I’ve also listed below the photos what color mat was used inside, to help with cutting.

CARD #1 & #7 

Card 1: Interior mat is solid gold.

Ephemera Cards: Cut one 3×4 card to 3” x 3 ¼” as shown. 

Card 7: Interior mat is solid green.

CARD #2 & #8

Card 2: Interior mat is solid blue.

Card 8: Interior mat is solid green.

CARD #3 & #9 

Card 3: Interior mat is green. The strips are 5 1/4″ x 1″ and 5 1/4″ x 3/4″.

Ephemera Cards: Cut the 4×6 card to 4” x 3 ¼”.

Card 9: the interior mat is gold. The strip is 5 1/4″ x 3/8″.

Ephemera Cards: Cut the 4×6 card to 4” x 3 ¼”.

CARD #4 & #10

Card 4: Interior mat is red. Strip is 5 1/2″ x 3/8″.

Ephemera Cards: Trim 6×4 card to 5 ½” x 4”.

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Card 10: No interior mat for this card. The strip is 5 1/2″x 3/4″. (Mine is in two pieces, with the seam behind the chipboard. Combined they need to be the length listed above.)

Ephemera Cards: Trim 6×4 card to 5 ½” x 4”.

CARD #5 & #11

Card 5: The interior mat is red.

Card 11: The interior mat is blue.

CARD #6 & 12

Card 6: The interior mat is blue.

Ephemera Cards: Trim 4×6 card to 4” x 5 ¾”.

Card 12: The interior mat is red.

Ephemera Cards: Trim 4×6 card to 4” x 5 ¾”.

This tutorial will also come in handy for any type of cards. It’s not limited to holiday cards. You can recreate these same patterns and designs using any of Graphic 45’s fabulous collections.

Simply grab the same set of supplies — a pad of 12×12 Patterns & Solids, a pack of Ephemera Cards, and a set (or 2) of the Chipboard Elements –, which are available for all of their regular collections, and simply substitute them in place of the Joy to the World elements.

I show you how to pair up the cards and chipboard in advance so you’re all set to go. Simply cut out the base mats and layered matss and assemble!

If you have any questions, please email me at donna@minibooksrme.com and I’m always happy to help!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Stamperia Vintage Christmas 6″ x 9″ Folio Tutorial & Kits Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’m so excited to share with you that my 6’x9″ Folio Tutorial using Stamperia’s Vintage Christmas collection is now available in my Etsy shop!

Vintage Christmas 6×9 Folio Tutorial Link:  https://etsy.me/33lfRxM

This was such a fun project to make, made even better by Stamperia’s always gorgeous paper collection. Please note, however, that this project isn’t exclusive to a holiday theme!

Your tutorial comes with the full step-by-step Photo/Instruction file, but it also comes with a complete project Cutting Guide file, which includes the measurements for the foundation AND for the pattern papers and cardstock used to decorate. So you can substitute in any papers you wish!

Each of the three 6×9 panels has a completely different interactive unit, all designed to allow maximum space for photos and journaling, while still keeping the overall folio size manageable and easy to flip through.

FULL PRODUCT KITS & CLASS!! 

There will also be full product kits available for this project. I know!! Katie Alison of Katie’s World scrapbook store in Stockton, California, will be putting together full project kits for this project and has them up for order in her Etsy shop while supplies last! (When they are gone, they are gone!)

These kits come pre-cut (yes, pre-cut!!!) with all the items you need to make the sample as shown as well as printed copies of my Instruction and Cutting Guide files. (You provide the tools and adhesive.)

Even more fun, she is also going to be teaching this project as a class in her store.

To Order a KIT: (Edited to add: The kits are now SOLD OUT.)  Hop over to Katie’s World Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/74119534…

To Register for CLASS: (Edited to add the class is now SOLD OUT.) to register for the class at Katie’s World in Stockton, CA,: DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 14th, 10am-5pm

CLASS FEE: $85.00

TO REGISTER: call: (209) 271-2999

Check out the full walk-through of the finished project to see all the goodies inside!

 

I hope you’ll give this fun folio a try!

Digital Tutorial: https://etsy.me/33lfRxM

Questions? Please email me at donna@minibooksrme.com and I’m happy to help!

Happy crafting!