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!

Graphic 45 By the Sea File Folder Mini Tutorial ~ Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

As many of you know, back in June, my very first project as a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador was a fun file folder mini video tutorial where I taught you how to make a 6.5″ x 6.5″ mini book using file folders!

That project was decorated using Graphic 45’s By the Sea collection, and I got an avalanche of requests asking if there would be a written tutorial for the project and a full cutting guide with all the mats sizes included (folders and pattern papers.) I LOVE your enthusiasm, and I’m happy to announce the answer is YES!

Get the tutorial here: File Folder Mini By the Sea Tutorial

The tutorial includes a full Cutting Guide PDF with all the info needed to cut the file folder base and the pattern papers. All the mat sizes are included, so you can use any pattern paper you wish. It also includes a full photo/instruction file teaching you how to make the foundation and how to decorate it.

The step-by-step video tutorial teaching you how to make the foundation is still available for free! In fact, you can check it out right here:

 

Full Product Kits: (edited to add: these have now sold out!) Katie Alison of Katie’s World scrapbook store in Stockton CA has put together pre-cut, full product kits for this project! There are a few left as I write this. If you’re interested you can pick one up in her Etsy shop HERE. 

I hope you have a blast with this project! I’d love to see photos! Send them to me at donna@minibooksrme.com

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Thanks for all your enthusiasm for my projects. Happy crafting!

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!

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!

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!

Carta Bella Country Kitchen Recipe Book!

Hello everyone!

So excited to share this new project with you!  I had so much fun using Carta Bella’s adorable Country Kitchen collection to create this wonderfully functional recipe album.

But before we dive in, I have BIG KIT NEWS!

FULL PROJECT KITS: YESSS!!! By the time I post here, the full project kits are always gone. With Christmas around the corner and folks looking for fun projects to make as gifts (even if the recipient is YOU) I made some extra full project kits. I know! 

Interested in a full project kit? Email me at donna@minibooksrme.com and I’ll send you all the info on pricing and how to get one shipped right to your door!  ALERT: Once these kits are gone, they are gone!

DIGITAL TUTORIAL: Want to supply your own materials? The digital tutorial is also available in my Etsy shop here. 

Read on to learn about this fun project and watch the video walk-through.

I’ve made a number of recipe books over the years, but this is, hands-down, the most cheerful paper I’ve ever gotten to play with. Carta Bella did such a great job with this bright, colorful, and cute collection, I wanted to put it to really good use.

I spent some time designing this 8” x 10” x 2” to keep the FUN in functional! The inside front cover has a deep pocket, great to hold those oversized recipes you tear out of magazines and swear you’re going to copy onto cards, but never get around to it. Just me?

Then, if you’re like me and you have a LOT of those recipes you tear out of things, that inside front cover pocket folds out and gives you two more big pockets. I know! Super functional, tons of extra space, AND there are roosters! (And wee baby chicks!)

The album itself has 3 big pocket pages. Each pocket page has an additional page attached to the back. This makes 6 pages/12 sides. Each of those 12 sides has five recipe card pockets attached The pockets are wide enough to fit a wide variety of recipe card sizes. Each pocket sleeve does have a stop at the bottom, so every pocket is the same size. (Meaning the top pocket is not open to the bottom of the page.)

Then, because you can never have too much storage room, each pocket page comes with a Pocket Page Pull Out. I know! It’s the recipe album that keeps on giving.

 Pocket Page Pull Outs

Each one of the Pocket Page Pull Outs features a spacious slant-edge pocket, then we attach another pocket on front just in case you have smaller cards or notes that would get lost in the bigger pocket.

This adorable collection also comes with a full 12×12 sheet of cardstock stickers and a full pack of coordinating die cuts. I had so much fun tucking them into the pockets, so you have little peeks of cuteness on each page. There were plenty of leftovers, so you can mix, match, add more, or use whichever little pieces speak to you.

Spacious but streamlined, these six pages hold a minimum of 60 standard 3” x “5 or 4” x 6” recipe cards. Bigger cards will fit, too! Have more recipes? The pockets are spacious enough to fit more than one card. Above, I tucked in the two cards that come with the collection, then added eight more space holders so you could see all 10 pockets more clearly. (The plain cardstock mats shown in these photos do not come with the kit, they are or demonstration purposes.) Of course, if your splitting-at-the-seams recipe box looks like mine, you already have plenty of cards ready for those pockets!

But wait! There’s more!A big spacious pocket on the inside back cover holds a recipe easel stand. How perfect is that? Pull out a recipe, pull out the stand, and you have it up off the counter and easy to read (and keep clean!)

The Recipe Stand comes with two functional sides. The front has a little tray that you can tuck your card into. But if you have something bigger (like those magazine tear outs we talked about earlier) simply use the back of the easel and the clip (that does come with the kit!) and clip your recipe to the stand. Double the function, double the cute!

  

This project kit comes pre-cut! Yes, this kit comes with your chipboard and cardstock mats for building the foundation AND all the mats to decorate the album all pre-cut for you and stacked in the order of use.

The kit also comes with full color photo, step-by-step instructions.I will have a video walk-through of the finished project as well.

Cutting Guide: As a bonus, your kit also comes with a full Cutting Guide that includes all the sizing for the foundation mats AND all the décor mats as well. This way you can easily re-create this Recipe Album and decorate it with whatever paper collection you choose. Change up the theme completely to suit your needs!

Digital Tutorial: Want to use your own stash from the start? You can find the tutorial for this project HERE.

Want to see the recipe album “LIVE?”  Check out my walk-through of the final project!

As always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask! I can always be reached at donna@minibooksrme.com

Until next time, happy crafting!