Magic of Oz Mini + Drop Ins 4 Tutorial Now Available!

Hello Happy Crafters!

I’m super excited to announce that there is a brand new set of Drop Ins available! AND a fun new mini album that is the perfect place to display them!

I had so much fun getting to play with Graphic 45′s recently re-release Magic of Oz collection. The perfect collection to bring these Drop Ins to life!

The tutorial comes with two PDF files (instant downloads!) Use the Cutting Guide to prep your materials, then use the full color photo, step-by-step instruction file to assemble the project.

AND!! The Cutting Guide includes all of the foundation mats and sizes AND the sizes of all of the pattern/cardstock mats used to decorate this complete project. So you can substitute in any paper collection you like!

This digital tutorial comes in three versions:

Mini Album + Drop Ins 4 COMBO: The combo tutorial has it ALL! You will learn how to make this fun, chunky mini AND all five new Drop Ins. You can snag the tutorial here:  https://etsy.me/32eAyM5

Mini Album ONLY! Just want to make this fun, easy mini to showcase  your photos? No worries! You can get the ALBUM ONLY tutorial here: https://etsy.me/2MQfLIv

Or maybe you just want to make the new Drop Ins. I’ve got you covered!

DROP INS 4 ONLY This tutorial can be purchased here: https://etsy.me/2OJuyHp

Not familiar with Drop Ins?  These are fun, easy to make little units, created and decorated entirely separately from your mini book (or greeting card) project, then simply attached to a plain mini book page to add some easy, interactive fun!

They work great on the front of a greeting card, too! Add a few photos, a gift card, and it’s  like giving a little folio giftie to a friend or loved one.

This series comes with five new Drop Ins. Every drop in is a unique construction. They come in all shapes and sizes. You can mix, match, add them to whatever project you like!

Missed the earlier series? See my YouTube channel for Drop Ins 1, Drop Ins 2, and Drop Ins 3 walk-throughs! Tutorials available for all three in my Etsy shop as well.

The earlier series were featured in a bigger, 6″ x 8″ album. This time around, I designed a slightly smaller mini album to showcase the Drop Ins. (But don’t worry, it’s still super chunky!)

You may notice – this mini is styled after the Chunky Recipe Book mini album I designed earlier this year. This version is smaller, so you get more mileage out of your 12×12 papers when decorating, and the page folders have been slightly altered so the Drop Ins will fit.

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

 

I hope you give this mini and these fun little interactive units a try!

Have questions? I’m always happy to help. You can reach me at donna@minibooksrme.com

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!

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!

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!

Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador: Drop In Card Tutorial!

Hello Happy Crafters!

My Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador free video tutorial for July has been officially announced! This is my Graphic 45 Technique: Drop In Card! 

To get the full blog post, including the full video tutorial on how to make this fun Drop In foundation, hop on over to the blog post on the Graphic 45 site!

There is a full supply list along with a list of the mats & supplies needed to make this Drop In foundation. I hope you’ll give it a try!

The video is also live on my YouTube Channel! 

Yes, I’m everywhere! You can’t miss me!

Don’t forget to subscribe here and over on my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on future projects!

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!