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
 

 

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!

Joy to the World: ATC Book-in-a-Box Tutorial Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’m happy to announce that the digital tutorial for the Joy to the World ATC Book in a Box project is now available in my Etsy shop!

Pick up the digital tutorial HERE! 

Ever since Graphic 45 featured this project on their blog and social media, your comments and enthusiasm have been so gratifying and inspiring!

I had such fun putting this version together and hope you enjoy giving it a try as well.

(NOTE: There is an alternate version also available in my Etsy shop using Kaisercraft’s Anthology collection. You can find that tutorial HERE.)

The digital tutorial comes with two PDF files.

  • The first is a complete Cutting Guide, which gives you all the info you need to cut all the Joy to the World mats to decorate this project as shown, but also includes a generic list of mat sizes, so you an substitute in any paper collection you wish!
  • The second file is the Photo/Instruction file teaching you how to decorate and complete the project.

PLEASE NOTE: this project uses Graphic 45’s Matchbook Box and their ATC Pocket & Tag Album – so you will need those foundation pieces to make this project.

Check out the walk-through of the project to see the entire finished project and all of the products used to create it.

 

I hope you give this fun book-in-a-box project a try! A great gift with the holiday season approaching!

Happy crafting!

Same Project, Completely Different Look!

Hello Happy Crafters!

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE it when you send or share photos of my projects, especially when you switch up and use a different paper collection? I love seeing how it changes the whole vibe of the project.

I recently got a bunch of photos for two different projects of mine and thought I’d share them with you for some inspiration!

First up is my latest Brand Ambassador project that comes with a free video tutorial. This is the Drop In Card.

Okay, so here are just a few photos of my version, using Graphic 45’s lovely Fairie Dust collection.

Now, check out how it looks using Graphic 45’s Master Detective (and a few Hallowe’en in  Wonderland) papers, Looks like a whole new project!

Isn’t that great? I love it!! Thank you Vera Collier for sharing your amazing results! I’m so glad you had fun with this.

Link: Free Drop In Card Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/r7aK1az3uIY

Then I was thrilled to see Anne Schilling sharing her version of my recent Graphic 45 Traveler’s Notebook project. I used the bright and cheerful Lost in Paradise collection.

Anne went a completely different direction with hers, using Stamperia’s steampunk themed Voyages Fantastiques collection. Check it out!!

Stunning, isn’t it? Thank you so much, Anne, for allowing me to share your fabulous results. I have this collection and now I’m itching to play with it!

Tutorial: Fun with Graphic 45 Upscaled Travelers Notebook

Walkthrough: And the walk-through of the finished project on my YouTube channel here:

I hope this has given you some inspiration to look at my projects in a whole new way!

And if it has, PLEASE share your photos! You can email them to me at donna@minibooksrme.com or share them on Instagram @minibooksrme or @donnakauffman  (I won’t share here without your permission!)

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Happy crafting!