File Folder Folio 11: Graphic 45 Seasons! (Limited) Kits Available!

Hello Happy Crafters! 

File Folder Folio #11 is finally complete. YAY! Featuring Graphic 45’s gorgeous new Seasons collection, the eye candy in these papers goes on for days.

Celebrating the four seasons, I divided this folio into four sections, with the left and right sides mirroring each other. These folios use regular file folders, keeping a slim 3/4″ spine while giving you plenty of landscape for even your largest photos.


YES, I will be putting a digital download tutorial in my Etsy Shop for this project SOON! I’ll announce it here in the blog when the tutorial is available. (Click the Follow button above to be notified when that post goes up!)

At that time there will also be a YouTube video walkthrough so you can see all the Graphic 45 Seasons goodness inside. I’ll post that link in the same blog notice.


Did you know that I offer a (very) limited quantity of full kits for many of my projects? Kits come with all the folder mats and decor papers pre-cut (I know!) and full color photo instructions. (Tools and adhesives are not included.)

Kits are only available to my newsletter subscribers. (They won’t be available in my Etsy Shop due to their limited number.)

Want in?

Simple! Email me at and ask to be put on the newsletter list. I’ll send you a copy of the newsletter featuring this project, and you’ll be on the list for all future project kit announcements as well. (I do not share/sell/make available my newsletter or follower lists to anyone. I respect your privacy as if it were my own.)

If you don’t want to miss future project & tutorial announcements, don’t forget to click the Follow link up above and you’ll be notified with each new post.


Digital Tutorials for File Folder Folio #9: Field Study and File Folder Folio #10: Graphic 45’s Winter Wonderland are available in my Etsy shop. (Kits for those are sold out.)

You can find the YouTube video walk-throughs for those folios and more on my channel HERE.

I’ll be back soon with the tutorial and YouTube walkthrough announcements and links.

Until then, happy crafting!

New Digital Tutorial Available!

YAY! I’m excited to announce that I have another digital tutorial available in my Etsy Shop.

I’ve had a wonderfully amazing response to the Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland File Folder Folio tutorial so I am working on adding digital tutorials for a few of the previous File Folder Folios I’ve done over the course of this year.

And today, I’m happy to announce that the File Folder Folio #9: Field Study digital tutorial is available in  my Etsy Shop.

Check out the YouTube walk-through to see the full project!


AND! To celebrate Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday, ALL of my Etsy shop tutorials are 20% off. For the other tutorials, enter the code THANKS2017 when checking out. It wouldn’t let me add this tutorial, so I just made it 20% off, no code needed. The price will adjust at checkout. Sale is good though December 1st!

Visit my Etsy Shop HERE.


There will be two more NEW File Folder Folios projects coming to finish off 2017. The next one features Graphic 45’s gorgeous (and I mean gor-JUSS) Seasons paper collection. Look for an announcement by next weekend! (Hit the Follow button up there and you’ll get an email notice when it gets posted.)


The File Folder Folio 11: Seasons project will be offered as a digital tutorial. AND, yep, it’s true, I do offer a limited number of full kits for these File Folder Folio projects as well. Kits are only available to my newsletter mailing list (as supplies are VERY limited.)

Interested? Drop me an email to and let me know you want to be on the mailing list and boom. Done!

If you have any questions about any of my kits or tutorials, leave a comment below or use the contact button above. I’m always happy to help!

Until next time, happy crafting!



Christmas Project #2: Newsletter Exclusive Kits AND Black Friday Sale!

I’m excited to announce that kits for Christmas Project #2: 2018 Desktop Calendar  have officially been announced via my newsletter.

Yes, I do offer a (very) limited number of full project kits, available only via my newsletter. Want in? Simple, drop me an email to (or click the contact button above) and ask to be put on the newsletter mailing list. I’ll send you this issue with all the details.

There are two versions of the desktop calendar, both featuring the adorable cuteness of Taylored Expressions stamps and dies, and both featuring their new easel die (which I took the next level by adding the cute drawer base.)

Project Kits come with everything you need to make the complete Desktop Calendar. I’m also offering Supply Bundle Kits which include the actual stamp & die sets so you can make as many of the project as you wish. And the stamps and dies are yours to keep!

Email me at to get the newsletter with pricing and ordering information.


From November 24th through December 1st, the digital tutorials in my Etsy shop are 20% off! Use the sale code THANKS2017 when checking out to get the discount. Or use this handy link.

I’ll be adding this File Folder Folio #9: Field Study tutorial to the shop this week, which will be included in the sale. Click the follow button to follow this blog and you’ll get an email when that tutorial gets posted.

Happy Black Friday and Happy Crafting!



Christmas Project #1 ~ Newsletter Exclusive Kits!

Hello Happy Crafters!

Here’s my latest Newsletter Exclusive Project Kit!  

This is an adorable Matchbox Advent Calendar using products and inspiration from the fab folks at Taylored Expressions.

Using their stamps and dies to create and adorn the wee matchboxes, I added a few packs of Basic Grey magnets and a cookie sheet (inspired by one of TE’s brilliant designer ideas), and voila, instant advent cuteness!

What? You didn’t know I offered kits for some of my projects? I do!  These are not listed in my Etsy shop due to very limited quantities. Kits are available to newsletter subscribers only. (There will be no digital-only tutorial for this project.)

To get in on future kit offers (and there are three more fun Christmas projects coming!) please email me at and ask to be added to the newsletter list.

It’s that simple!

I’ll be back soon with Christmas Project #2! 

Click the follow button above so you don’t miss a single blog post!

100 Subscribers! New Youtube Link!

Wow, so that went fast!  I just hit 100 subscribers to my new MiniBooksRMe Youtube Channel and it hasn’t even been a month yet.

And that earns me my very own channel URL. YAY! 

If you haven’t visited yet, click on the link above and check out the walk-through tutorials posted for my current Etsy digital tutorials. (All both of them! HA.)

Here’s the channel trailer…


More projects to be posted soon!

Including File Folder Folio #9: Field Study (pictured above), and File Folder Folio #11: Graphic 45 Seasons.

Follow this blog (and my Youtube channel) so you’ll be the first to know the moment they go live.

Thanks again everyone!

New Digital Tutorial!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’m excited to share with you my own take on the “Midori-style” Traveler’s Notebook. You all know I can’t just do something plain and basic. I want more function, more practicality, and definitely more fun. So, I’m officially announcing my Chunky Traveler’s Notebook!

In this digital tutorial you’ll learn how to make the notebook cover using Kraft-Tex and cardstock, which allows you to have a decorated cover (rather than simply plain leather or vinyl.) This style cover also allows you to add more to the inside cover as well!

The front and back covers have magnet closure fold-outs, with multiple pockets for storing notes, receipts, mail, plenty of room to store lots of goodies.

You’ll learn how to weave elastic cord into the spine to hold four booklets. In this project, you’ll create two plain-paper booklets by hand, and learn how to take pre- made, lined paper booklets into something a little more special and functional.

The great thing about the elastic-strap holders is you can easily slide these booklets in and out, which makes them easier to use and more functional, but also easy to replace once the booklets are used up. (I told you this was handy!)

In addition to the four booklets, you’ll also learn how to make a “slide through” folder with dedicated pockets on the front and back. You could add additional pockets to that slide through as well. (And to all the booklets, if you want to make your notebook super-super chunky!) The soft spine and the elastic band that holds the entire notebook closed makes it easy to stuff this notebook with as many goodies and notes as you’d like. You can also easily remove notebooks to create a more streamlined notebook.

There’s even a cute charm woven into the spine, and a barrel charm dangle added to the elastic closure band!

AND I include a full pattern paper cutting guide as well, so you can mat and decorate your Chunky Traveler’s Notebook with Tim Holtz’s Wallflower paper, exactly like mine, or use any paper collection you wish!

Here’s the video walk-through. (Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet?)


To purchase the Chunky Travelers Notebook Digital Tutorial, visit my Etsy Shop!

And don’t forget to click the little follow button up there on this page so you’re the first to know when new projects are announced.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!


File Folder Folio #10 Tutorial is Now Available!

I’m so excited to announce that my MinibooksRMe Etsy Shop is officially OPEN for business! Hooray!

The digital tutorial for my File Folder Folio #10: Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland project is LIVE and available for purchase right here.

Want to learn more about this project? Check out my walk-through video on my (also brand new!!!) YouTube channel!


I hope you’ll give the project a try! Don’t forget to click the follow button above so you’ll get notified each time I post new projects!

Happy crafting!