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!

New Tutorial Available! File Folder Folio #2: The Sound of Autumn!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’m excited to share that the tutorial for The Sound of Autumn version of my Series 2: File Folder Folio #2 is now in the Etsy shop!

Get the tutorial here: File Folder Folio #2: Sound of Autumn Tutorial

You may recall that earlier this year I designed this folio using Ciao Bella’s gorgeous Sound of Spring collection.

When they released The Sound of Autumn, it was simply too beautiful to pass up, so I created an autumn version using that same File Folder Folio #2 foundation.

The tutorial has two brand new PDF files: a Cutting Guide showing how all the papers for this project are cut, both the foundation folder mats AND the pattern paper mats. All the sizes for ALL mats are listed, so you can use any paper collection you wish. Then you’ll use the full color photo, step-by-step instruction file to assemble and decorate your project.

Ciao Bella does such a stunning job with their papers and all the detailed cut-aparts. I loved getting to play with these papers. (I hope they release a Sound of Summer next year!)

Check out the full walk-through of the finished project here:

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

Here’s the link again: File Folder Folio #2: Sound of Autumn Tutorial

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

Happy crafting!

Graphic 45 Dreamland File Folder Mini ~ Tutorial Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’m excited to announce that the tutorial for my 5″ x 5″ File Folder Mini, featuring Graphic 45’s new Dreamland collection is now available in my Etsy shop!

Tutorial Link: https://etsy.me/36ctMJj

Check out the full walk-through video to see all the goodies inside!

 

Full Project Kits: Interested in getting a fully pre-cut, full product kit for this project? I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve partnered with Kate Alison of Katie’s World Scrapbook store. She is taking pre-orders for this kit at her Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/733329372/pre-order-dreamland-graphic-45-wee-mini?ref=listing_published_alert

You can also sign up for a class for this project at her Stockton CA store!

CLASS: Katie’s World Scrapbook Store, Stockton CA

Friday November 22, 2019

6pm-10pm

Class Fee: $65

TO REGISTER: (209) 271-2999

If you have any questions about this project, please contact me at donna@minibookrsme.com and I’ll be happy to help!

Happy crafting!

Happy Anniversary Sale!

Hello Happy Crafters!

Today is a special day for me as it marks the second anniversary of the launch of my MiniBooksRMe business!! I couldn’t be more grateful to all of you who have supported me in this endeavor over the past two years. I had no idea how this would go when I started, so It is both exciting and not a little humbling to be able to say that it has far exceeded any of my expectations. And I owe all of that to YOU!!

As my way of saying THANK YOU I have put my entire Etsy shop on sale! From now through midnight Sunday, October 20th, ALL of the digital tutorials in my shop are 20% off! 

No minimum purchase requited and no special codes needed. The prices have already been automatically reduced.

So if there is a tutorial you’ve had your eye on, now is the time to snag it!

You can get to my MiniBooksRMe Etsy shop HERE. 

Thank you for making these first two years so much fun! There are more projects to come, (so many projects!) and more crafting to dive in to. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

Happy crafting!

Magic of Oz Mini + Drop Ins 4 Tutorial Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’m super excited to announce that there is a brand new set of Drop Ins available! AND a fun new mini album that is the perfect place to display them!

I had so much fun getting to play with Graphic 45′s recently re-release Magic of Oz collection. The perfect collection to bring these Drop Ins to life!

The tutorial comes with two PDF files (instant downloads!) Use the Cutting Guide to prep your materials, then use the full color photo, step-by-step instruction file to assemble the project.

AND!! The Cutting Guide includes all of the foundation mats and sizes AND the sizes of all of the pattern/cardstock mats used to decorate this complete project. So you can substitute in any paper collection you like!

This digital tutorial comes in three versions:

Mini Album + Drop Ins 4 COMBO: The combo tutorial has it ALL! You will learn how to make this fun, chunky mini AND all five new Drop Ins. You can snag the tutorial here:  https://etsy.me/32eAyM5

Mini Album ONLY! Just want to make this fun, easy mini to showcase  your photos? No worries! You can get the ALBUM ONLY tutorial here: https://etsy.me/2MQfLIv

Or maybe you just want to make the new Drop Ins. I’ve got you covered!

DROP INS 4 ONLY This tutorial can be purchased here: https://etsy.me/2OJuyHp

Not familiar with Drop Ins?  These are fun, easy to make little units, created and decorated entirely separately from your mini book (or greeting card) project, then simply attached to a plain mini book page to add some easy, interactive fun!

They work great on the front of a greeting card, too! Add a few photos, a gift card, and it’s  like giving a little folio giftie to a friend or loved one.

This series comes with five new Drop Ins. Every drop in is a unique construction. They come in all shapes and sizes. You can mix, match, add them to whatever project you like!

Missed the earlier series? See my YouTube channel for Drop Ins 1, Drop Ins 2, and Drop Ins 3 walk-throughs! Tutorials available for all three in my Etsy shop as well.

The earlier series were featured in a bigger, 6″ x 8″ album. This time around, I designed a slightly smaller mini album to showcase the Drop Ins. (But don’t worry, it’s still super chunky!)

You may notice – this mini is styled after the Chunky Recipe Book mini album I designed earlier this year. This version is smaller, so you get more mileage out of your 12×12 papers when decorating, and the page folders have been slightly altered so the Drop Ins will fit.

Check out the walk-through of the complete project here:

 

I hope you give this mini and these fun little interactive units a try!

Have questions? I’m always happy to help. You can reach me at donna@minibooksrme.com

Happy crafting!