Whoops! Here’s the FULL Walk-through!

Whoops! Something happened between the uploading and the publishing of my Graphic 45 Sneak Peek Unboxing & Walkthrough video and half of it was cut off. Yikes!  SO, we’ve reloaded and I’m happy to report you can now watch the whole walk-through and BOTH of the projects I made with the new Graphic 45 collections. Yay!!

Here you go:

Thanks again and happy crafting!

Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Super Secret Unboxing & New Project Reveal!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’m so excited I can FINALLY share with you the video I made when i first got my hands on the then-unannounced brand new Graphic 45 collections, Dreamland and Life’s a Journey, as well as the latest DCE. Le Romantique!  

Join me for a walk-through as I reveal the collections for the very first time, then hang out a bit longer while I walk you through the two new projects I made using the two new collections. I know! SO much fun!!

Yes, there will be tutorials AND kits for these projects! More news to come in the August Newsletter.

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Okay, here’s the video. Enjoy!! (NOTE: This is the FULL version of the video. Yay!)

 

File Folder Folio #2: Sound of Spring Tutorial Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

So happy to share my latest File Folder Folio project with you all today using Ciao Bella’s stunning The Sound of Spring collection. So much eye candy in this collection!

It was such fun to work with this Italian company for the first time. It definitely won’t be the last! (More on that below!)

I had fun trying some new things with this one, including making my own dangles from scrap chipboard. Fun!

The richness of the design makes working with this collection so easy! It does all the pretty for you!

Inside, I worked with as many large format foundations as I could in order to showcase thees designs. On the left side, are two big pockets, each with a folder-size pull out, and a fun double pocket with smaller folder tags.

No matter where you look, beautiful art and inspiring sentiments.

The pull out tabbed folders are full size, just cropped for width. Plenty of space for large format photos.

With fun flaps and tuck spots inside for smaller goodies!

And that’s just the left side!

On the right are three pocket flaps. Each one flips down, giving you even more space for photos and journaling.

And each pocket has a gatefold folder tucked inside! Like mini-folios themselves, three times over.

Check out the full walk-through of the project below (including a sneak peek at the end of the next Ciao Bella collection I’ll be working with!)

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I hope you give this fun and easy file folder folio a try!

You can pick up your copy of the digital tutorial in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy Shop.  It’s an instant download, so you can dive right in!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crafting!

Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador: Drop In Card Tutorial!

Hello Happy Crafters!

My Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador free video tutorial for July has been officially announced! This is my Graphic 45 Technique: Drop In Card! 

To get the full blog post, including the full video tutorial on how to make this fun Drop In foundation, hop on over to the blog post on the Graphic 45 site!

There is a full supply list along with a list of the mats & supplies needed to make this Drop In foundation. I hope you’ll give it a try!

The video is also live on my YouTube Channel! 

Yes, I’m everywhere! You can’t miss me!

Don’t forget to subscribe here and over on my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on future projects!

Happy crafting!

Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Goody Box #2: What’s in the Box?!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I just published a video walk-through of my second Brand Ambassador Goody Box!

Take a peek with me!

 

LINKS: 

As mentioned in the video, here are links to the tutorials for the ATC Book in a Box project and the Lost in Paradise Upscaled Travelers Notebook project.

G45 ATC Book-in-a-Box (Anthology version) Tutorial: https://etsy.me/2NVjY15

G45 Lost in Paradise Upscaled Travelers Notebook Tutorial: https://etsy.me/2IYSR0L

There are video walk-throughs of both of those projects on my YouTube channel!  

Interested in picking up G45 products for yourself? Check out your local scrapbook store, or head on over to the G45 site. They sell direct to crafters, too! Here’s the link: http://www.g45papers.com

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And if you’re interested in full product kits for future projects, join my newsletter list!

See tab above, or email me at donna@minibooksrme.com and put “Subscribe Me” in the subject line. Let me know what email address you want to use, and you’re all set!  (No obligation to buy kits, and you’ll see what’s coming next before everyone else!)

See you back here soon with new projects!

New Recipe Book Tutorial Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

Fun news! I’ve got a brand new 7×7 Chunky Recipe Book tutorial in my Etsy shop using Kaisercraft’s Bon Appetit collection.

This fun mini has five pages, with nice 1/2″ gussets between them, so you can really load it up!

There are policy-style deep pockets on the inside front and back cover. Tons of room for recipe cards, magazine tear outs  and internet recipe print outs.

Each page has a pocket-front fold out…

…that slides out as its own separate folder! Lots of landscape in this mini!

The back of each page also has a wide pocket…this mini will hold SO MANY recipes!

The 7×7 size, with the chunky 3″ spine also makes this a great photo/scrapbook album! The 1/2″ space between pages allows for textured decor on the pages as well!

The digital tutorial  includes all the info to make the foundation, as well as the mat sizes for all of the pattern papers, so you can use any collection you wish!

Check out the video walk-through!

I hope you give this fun recipe mini a try!

Happy crafting!

Fun with Graphic 45: Lost in Paradise Upscaled Travelers Notebook

Hello Happy Crafters!! I’m so excited to share this brand new take on a Travelers Notebook using the stunningly vibrant Lost in Paradise collection from Graphic 45.

Lush doesn’t even begin to describe the beauty of this tropics-inspired paper collection. As vibrant as it is cheerful, filled with flamingos and palm trees, tropical birds and butterflies, I knew I couldn’t wait.  I had to play with it the moment it arrived. This is the Fun with Graphic 45: Lost in Paradise Travelers Notebook!  

This project uses Graphic 45’s fun new Travelers Notebook as the foundation. (Yes, that part is already made for you. YAY!) It comes with three booklet inserts: one plain, one lined, and one grid. And the good news is that G45 sells those inserts separately so if you want to use this as a notebook/planner, you can, and simply replace the booklets with new ones as you use them up.

However, in this case, it can also be used as a photo-journal, where you can include photos, stories, art, and memorabilia. SO much fun!

Now, you all know me. You know I can’t just leave a project in its basic form. Oh no, I had to upscale this notebook and BOY did I! It’s packed with so much extra. You’ll get interactive add-ons inside the front and back cover AND the covers of all three booklets have been upscaled as well.

Example: The cover of the first booklet has a deep pocket that stores a handy mini-booklet! I included this little 16-page booklet to go with your booklet! (I don’t know about you, but I always need a little notepad to go with my regular notepad. If you’re like me, well, here you go!)

I had so much fun with this, it was hard to put on the brakes. So, I didn’t. HA! You like a chunky book? Well, I’ve got just the project for you! These papers are just so glorious.

I also took all the leftovers from the paper collection and added lots of whimsical little goodies to the insides of the booklets as well.

You’ll learn an array of fun little tips and techniques, like how to add a magnet bookmark, little clipboard accessories, paper clip page & note holders…the list goes on. I told you this was extra!

I had a hard time just narrowing it down to these bazillion photos. 

I could have added so many more.

 

Charm dangles on the spine, and one of graphic 45’s vintage keys on the elastic strap? Yes, I used it alllllll.

This project uses the Lost In Paradise 8×8 collection pad and the Patterns and Solids 12×12 coordinating pad for this collection.  So many hidden goodies. I even beaded the strings for the button-tie closures. I love the little details that make it fun!

The inside-back cover has been upscaled to include a fold-out that introduces a ton more space to add even more goodies!

These are just the tags and folder that fit into the notebook cover!

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

 

Is there a Digital Tutorial so you can dive right in and make this for yourself? YES! 

Available right now for immediate download  in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy Shop HERE!

I hope you give this project a try! (I’d love to see photos if you do!)

Questions? You can always reach me at donna@minibooksrme.com

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Crafting!