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!

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!

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!

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!

St Louis Weekend of Workshops ~ Class Sample

I’m so excited to share a sneak peek of the class sample I’ll be teaching this fall at the Weekend of Workshops in St. Louis! 6×6 File Folder Mini w/ Pocket Folios & Drop Ins! 

 I was thrilled to get invited to be a part of this fun craft-class event. I’ve attended another event put on by the Weekend of Workshops coordinator Nancy Wethington as a crafter and had such a great time. So it is doubly exciting to attend now as a guest instructor!

I miss getting to teach classes in person, so for this class project i wanted to create something really special. I decided straight off that I needed a really fun, cheerful, beautiful collection. One of the other instructors will be teaching a Graphic 45 collection project, so I immediately turned to Stamperia and their absolutely adorable Patchwork collection.

Then it was time to sit down and sketch out the project. My File Folder Minis and File Folder Folios have been so popular, I decided to do a fresh take on that with a brand new size. I love this little 6×6 File Folder Mini with a super chunky spine! 

But why stop there? The most popular thing I’ve created since launching MiniBooksRMe 16 months ago, has been my series of Drop Ins. I love these fun little elements, created entirely as separate little units, then simply attached to any album page to add interactive fun.  So, I designed two brand new Drop Ins for this mini!

And of course, there are other fun tags and folders tucked inside, too!

But wait! There’s more! (I know! But this paper collection was so darn cute, i couldn’t help myself!) This year I’ve launched a new, limited edition series of Pocket Folios projects and the response to the first release has been AH-mazing! So hey, why not include two brand new Pocket Folios, too? (I told you, this little mini is JAM-packed!)

The basic album design is also a fun, flexible, super functional little mini. In addition to the fun, 1/4″ deep pockets inside the front and back cover, there are two triple-pocket pages included as well.

So many fun little closures and other techniques!

The class kit for this project will be pre-cut for you. We will have a day long seminar together (with a break for lunch) to build this entire foundation.

      

Drop Ins 1 & 2

All of the pattern and cardstock mats needed to decorate this entire mini, along with all the embellishments, charms, and hardware will also be included. The pattern/cardstock mats will also be pre-cut and stacked/packaged in order of use, so decorating will be a breeze.

My Class Kit will also come with detailed, color photo, step-by-step instructions on how to build the foundation and decorate the mini. So you’ll be all set whether you are a fast-paced maker or a slower-paced, more methodical one. There is cropping time scheduled into the weekend as well, so you’ll have time to fully decorate the mini while you are there. I’ll be there the entire weekend also, and the class sample will be on hand, too.

Every student also receives a full Cutting Guide, just like with my regular tutorials, so you can make this project again (and again!) using your own materials and paper selections. All matting sizes are included, both foundation and decor.

Here is a full video walk-through of the finished project:

MEET OUR OTHER WEEKEND OF WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS! 

   

Also teaching that weekend are Laura Doss (left) and Marsha Bichler. Laura is part owner of The Button Farm, and makes the most adorable mini book projects! Click HERE to see more of her work.  She will be teaching TWO projects at this event!

Marsha owns DelMar Designs, and is known for her fabulous minis and cards, often using Graphic 45 collections. She’ll be using Hallowe’en in Wonderland on her class project (perfect timing this fall!) Click HERE check out some of her work.

I’ll share photos of their class samples when I get them!

So, come Meet Me In St. Louis this September for a weekend of crafty fun!

EVENT INFO & REGISTRATION: 

CONTACT:  Event coordinator, Nancy Wethington at: nancyland1949@outlook.com 

or ME at donna@minibooksrme.com 

and we’ll be happy to answer questions and send the event info and registration form.

Would love to see you there!

 

 

 

 

Stamperia Winter Botanic Card & Box Set Tutorial ~ Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’m so happy to share with you this fun project using Stamperia’s gorgeous Winter Botanic collection. 

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

  In this project, you will learn how to assemble your own 7.75” x 6.25” x 3.75” storage box. Constructed out of chipboard and decorated with the lovely Winter Botanic papers, with pretty little brass feet and a magnet-closure on the flap. Works wonderfully for A7 & A5 size cards, and would also make a fun container for a chunky little minibook! In this project, however, we’re all about the cards. (And boy, are there cards!)

The tutorial for this project also includes full instructions (including the sizes of all mats used) to decorate 24–yes, twenty-four–cards AND decorate an envelope to go with each one. There are fourteen of the A7 size cards and ten of the A5. Half of each size are done with Kraft cards and envelopes and the other half with cream.

Stamperia paper is so richly designed, that not much is required to turn them into beautiful cards. This collection comes with pre-designed cut-apart cards that do most of the work for you. I also used Stamperia’s coordinating pad of 24 Scrapbook Cards (I love that they make these!) Makes card-making a breeze!

The cut-aparts and note cards are mostly double-sided (and I wanted to use ALL sides, they’re all so pretty!) Fortunately, there were so many cut-aparts included in this collection, even with making two dozen cards, over half of them will have a fun note card included inside, as shown above. Want MORE cards? You can skip adding the cut-aparts to the inside of the card of the backs of the envelopes and make even more cards with them!

All of the envelopes have décor on the front and an envelope seal on the back. The note cards on the envelopes are big enough to include a full address if needed.

  I send decorated envelopes through the mail all the time! Just make sure the décor pieces are fully sealed to the envelope and steer clear of anything with bulk or too much texture that might catch and get torn off. This is where a glue stick is the perfect adhesive!

I like a nice, clean card layout, and with these lush designs, they don’t need much in the way of embellishments. All of these cards are very, very simple construction with a minimum of embellishments required, so assembly is fast and easy.

And yes, as mentioned above, in addition to the instructions on how to build the stationary box, this tutorial does come with full, color photo instructions for every card and every envelope.

In this collection, there are a few happy-holidays-themed cards as well as numerous cards that can be used for a variety of occasions. You can swap out (or cover) sentiments with your own stamped sentiments as well.

Digital Tutorial: You can find the tutorial for this project in my MiniBooksRMe Etsy Shop HERE. You’ll be able to instantly download the tutorial directly from Etsy upon purchase.

Full Project Kits: I also sell full project kits for all of the projects I post here exclusively via my newsletter. (My Etsy shop carries the digital tutorials only.) The kit for this project has sold out (sorry!) but to see all upcoming kits, drop me an email to donna@minibooksrme.com with Subscribe Me in the subject line, and I’ll be happy to add you.

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As always, I welcome any questions you maybe have. You can reach me directly at that same email: donna@minibooksrme.com

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season with friends and family…and sneaking in a little crafty time for yourself as well. Happy holidays and happy crafting!