New Fun with Graphic 45 Tutorial Available!

(And yes! This tutorial is part of my Anniversary Sale! Check out my Etsy Shop HERE to see all of my tutorials. The sale is shop-wide through midnight ET Sunday, October 21st!)

I’m SO very excited to finally get to share with you a project I’ve been wanting to make (or re-make) for a year. I made a little mini last year using one of Graphic 45’s albums and this wonderful Hallowe’en in Wonderland collection. One of my all time faves! (I’ve been collection All Things Alice for many years.)

Graphic 45 liked the end result so much they even used it in one of their ad campaigns. (I know! What?)  That project was a one time class I taught at a local store, but after that ad went online, I had a LOT of folks asking me for a tutorial. I planned to make one right after I launched my MiniBooksRMe shop a year ago, but by then the paper was mostly sold out, so (sad face!) I ifigured I’d missed my shot.

Fast Forward to Fall of 2018 and G45 made my whole year when they decided to bring it out again for one last show. I snapped up product so fast I think I made their head spin. I know mine was! And I immediately re-created the project.

This time I made my own mini, with all the gusset space I needed to add in chipboard, plenty of tags, and all the fun I wanted.

The mini by itself is super versatile. It’s 6×6 with a chunky 3 1/4″ spine and has 6 pocket-and-flap style pages. (Yes, all the same for once!) I wanted to give you a versatile, easy to make mini suitable for all occasions.

To that end, the tutorial not only comes with a very detailed color photo, step by step instruction file, you also get a Cutting Guide that gives you all the sizes for the foundation mats to build the mini book, but it ALSO gives you the sizes of all the pattern papers and decor mats I used to decorate the mini and make all the tags and folders.

That way you can make this mini again and again, using any paper collection you wish.

Check out the video walk-through of the full project:


Then pop on over to my MiniBooksRMe Etsy shop and pick up the tutorial and PLAY! (Make sure to stop by before midnight Sunday, October 21st to take advantage of my first Anniversary Sale! Everything in the shop is 10% off. No coupon code needed. Prices are automatically reduced.) Happy Shopping!

And until next time…happy crafting!


Drop the balloons and toss the confetti!! MiniBooksRMe is officially One Year Old this week!  To celebrate this happy milestone, ALL tutorials in my Etsy shop are on sale for 10% off now through Sunday, October 21st.

No code needed, the tutorials are automatically discounted for you. Woo hoo!!

Fun with Graphic 45: Hallowe’en in Wonderland 6×6 Mini!

The digital tutorial for the Fun with Graphic 45: Hallowe’en in Wonderland project shown above will be in the MiniBooksRMe Etsy shop by this Friday, and will also be part of the sale. Yay! Click the follow button up at the top of the right hand column to follow this blog and you’ll get an email notice when that tutorial is available.

To hop over and take advantage of the Anniversary Sale, click HERE! 

Happy crafting!


2500 YouTube Subscribers Giveaway ~ WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Hello Happy Crafters!

First, I want to thank ALL of you for your overwhelming enthusiasm for my YouTube channels videos and for my craft projects. I couldn’t do what I do without your interest, excitement, and inspiration.  I appreciate every one of you for entering my 2500 YouTube Subscribers Giveaway. (We’re already over 3200 subscribers now. Wow!)

In fact, I had SO MANY entrees, I upped the Tutorial Winner list from 15 to 20 winners. ALL winners have just been notified via email about their prize and how to claim it.

The list of winners is also below. Note: If you see your name and missed the announcement email, please email me at for information on how to claim your prize.


20 Lucky Crafters have won the digital tutorial of their choice from my MiniBooksRMe Etsy shop.

Winners names are listed below in alphabetical order:

Traci Adiego

Joya Bohman

Angie Bolingbroke

Vielka Bondy

Tammy Carlston

Catrina Coonc

Shristi Das

Therese Hoffman

Magdalena Lawedziak

Lynne Mundi

Kim Persinger

Geraldine Proctor

Barbara Ramey

Jennifer Richards

Judi Schomer

Tandara Smith

Rosemary Sokolowski

Heather Upton

Carmen Wylie

Carol Waldack

WHAT THEY HAVE WON:A digital tutorial for any project in my Etsy shop. You will receive all files related to the project you choose directly from me via email!


2 Very Lucky Crafters have won the Grand Prize: a full project kit! Your names are listed below:

Dianne Hart

Bobbi Shiers

WHAT THEY HAVE WON:  A full project kit from me on any future project.

  • Prize includes: all materials needed to make the project kit you’ve chosen (you supply the tools and adhesives.)  The detailed list of items included for each kit are always listed in the newsletters as well.

Congratulations everyone!!!!

If we’re lucky enough to reach 5000 subscribers at some point, expect a brand new giveaway blowout!  Woo hoo!

In the meantime, you can check out my YouTube channel HERE.

And to browse my digital tutorials in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy Shop, click HERE.

Follow this blog while you’re here, so you’re sure to get a note with each new announcement. (See Follow link at the top of the column to the right.)

A big thank you again to all of you again.  I truly (truly!) appreciate your support.

Happy crafting!

File Folder Mini #6 Tutorial ~ Now Available!

I’m happy to announce that the digital tutorial for my File Folder Mini #6 using the  Graphic 45 Imagine collection is now in my Etsy shop! 

For new visitors, this project is part of the ongoing File Folder Mini Series. (There are tutorials & YouTube walk-throughs for all of them. Yay! Links to shop and channel are over there in the right hand column of this page.)

These File Folder Minis are made from standard manila file folders, then decorated with your favorite paper collections. Each FFM is 6” x 8” with a 1.5” spine and each one comes with a completely unique interior design.

In this jam-packed mini you’ll make a fun satchel-style, deep pocket on the inside front cover that holds a thick, full-sized folio!

Then Page 1 is designed from one file folder piece, including top tab, making a top-loading pocket page that comes with a big folder-tabbed pull out tag. Plus a fun fold-out slant pocket, which holds another folder.

So much room for photos, large and small!

And the fun doesn’t stop there! The back of Page 1 features a fold out double pocket AND an add-on page, giving you tons of photo “real estate.” I love hidden goodies, don’t you?

Then it’s on to Page 2, which is an overlapping split pocket page. With more hidden goodies! Photos on the next page.

Those front pocket flaps are actually pull out folders!

But that’s not all. On the back of these pocket flaps there’s space for another cute folder (because, of course there is! Have you met me?)

Then the inside the back cover has, yes, even more room for small to overlarge tags so you can squeeze in as many photos as possible.

One of the things I loved about this collection is it lends itself well to just about any kind of photos. The theme being to imagine, dream big, keep trying…and the colorful palette strikes just the right tone. Striking, but not overwhelming, so your photos will be the highlight.

Walk-Through Video! 

Want to see more? Check out my walk-through video over on my YouTube Channel HERE.

Instant Download Digital Tutorial! 

Interested in making one of your own? You can purchase the instant-download tutorial for this project, which come complete with a full Cutting Guide in addition to the Step by Step Photo Instruction file. The Cutting Guide gives you all the sizes of the foundation mats to create this File Folder Mini AND all the mat sizes for the cardstock and pattern decor mats. So you can use any paper collection you want!

You can find the tutorial right here: File Folder Mini #6 Tutorial. 

Before you go video-Etsy shop hopping, click on that subscribe link up there and you’ll get a little email in your inbox when I post new project info here!



Fun with Graphic 45: Pocket & Flap Album and Drop Ins 2!

Brand new tutorial is available in my Etsy shop! Yay!

I was so excited by the positive response to Drop Ins 1, I couldn’t wait to share this new project with you. This is the Pocket & Flap Album with Drop Ins 2!

In this project, you learn how to make the album AND the Drop Ins!

The album is 6″ x 8″ x 3″ and features the fabulous Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue collection. However, the tutorial comes with all the mat sizes not only to make the foundation, but also all the decor (pattern paper) mat sizes as well, so you can use any paper you wish!

Then you’ll also learn how to make six brand new Drop Ins!

What are Drop Ins?

These interactive elements are made completely separate from your project, then are simply attached to a minibook page (or greeting card!) In this case, my brand new Pocket & Flap Album, adding instant interactive fun!

Make them again and again to add interest to ANY project. SO many options!

Here’s the YouTube walk-through video detailing the whole project:

This tutorial is available in three different formats.

Click here for the Pocket & Flap Album AND Drop Ins 2.

Click here for the Pocket & Flap Album ONLY

Click here for the Drop Ins 2 ONLY.

And if you missed Drop Ins 1, that tutorial is available in my Etsy shop here. To see the video walkthrough of that project click here.

And don’t forget to take advantage of my Labor Day Sale! ALL tutorials in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy shop, including this brand new one, are 10% through September 3rd! Happy shopping!

And Happy Crafting!

Labor Day Sale!!

I’ve joined in Etsy’s big Labor Day Sale event!  ALL of the digital tutorials in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy Shop are 10% off now through Monday, September 3rd!

Click HERE to shop!


There will be brand new tutorials available later today! I’ll post here on the blog when they go live, with links to the shop and a video walkthrough; Follow this blog so you don’t miss a thing! (See follow button up there on the right side of the page.)

. And yes, the new project tutorials will be part of the sale, too. Wheee!

Happy shopping and happy crafting!

2500 YouTube Subscribers Giveaway!

We did it! The MiniBooksRMe YouTube Channel has officially blown right past the 2500 subscribers mark. Wow!

Thank you, my fabulous channel subscribers and viewers. It seems like it was just yesterday we were celebrating the 1000 subscriber mark. I’m thrilled and so very gratified to have you all hanging out with me!

I’m so thrilled, in fact, I’d like to do a little GIVEAWAY to show my appreciation!


ALL of the details can be found (where else?) on my YouTube Channel .The details are in the video AND listed in the info box below the 2500 Subscriber Giveaway video.

Or you can view the video right here! (Please note: this video will be removed once the contest is over.) There will be a separate blog post listing all the winners once the contest ends. That post will be permanent.

Thank you again. So much gratitude for each and every one of you! Best of luck in the contest!