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Friday, November 10th, 2017
Interactive Extravaganza Mini Album. Graphic 45 DT.

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new project Interactive Extravaganza Mini Album. Graphic 45 DT. This mini album took a long time to create but it was so worth the effort. It’s full of interactive flaps, pockets and inserts you might think it’s complicated to create but it’s not. You’ll be surprised how easy it is!   Interactive Extravaganza Mini Album. Graphic 45 DT. I started with the Rectangle tag and pocket mini album which is wonderful because it comes with a few interactive surprises. All its pages are full side pocket pages and there are also pockets on the front of some of the pages. So half of the work is already done right? All you need is to cover the pages with papers and you are ready to add photos. However if you’re like me covering the pages with photos might not be enough. You, like me, might want to add even more interactive mechanisms to …

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Tonight is Halloween Cascade Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s Halloween! So today I want to share with you a new mini album especially for Halloween: Tonight is Halloween Cascade Mini Album. This album is so fun and easy to make you won’t believe it! And just in time to include all your spooky and fantastic photos from the day.     Tonight is Halloween Cascade Mini Album The album is designed with two cascading pages on each side of the inside cover. The pages’ base is black as well as the cover. For this mini album’s pages and embellishments I used the Tonight is Halloween 6×6 paper collection designed by…me! Yes I designed all the papers in this collection including two pages with tags, quotes and other fun stuff you can fussy cut. We can’t have a mini album without a little fussy cutting right? Take a look at some of the pages inside this spooktacular mini album:             …

Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Adventure is Just a Page Away Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my new interactive mini album: Adventure is Just a Page Away Mini Album! This is a really easy and fun mini album to create and not only there is a step by step video tutorial but there is also a complete kit with all the supplies I used that you can get at Photographs and Memories!   Adventure is Just a Page Away Mini Album I made this mini album with the Beautiful Dreamer collection by Bo Bunny. I have to say I have not been a fan of their recent collections but this one is really pretty, even though it has lots of pinks and purples in it. The mini album also comes with a beautiful box that you can store it in. The instructions for building the box also appear in the video. So basically you get two projects for the “price” of one!   The mini album is …

Friday, July 7th, 2017
How to Create an Interactive File Folder for a Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you How to Create an Interactive File Folder for a Mini Album. File folders are super fun and make any mini album look really professional and unique. It’s also a great way to add more space for photos and journaling. In one file folder you can add more than 10 photos or journaling cards and if you combine a few file folders together you can have a really packed mini album!     How to Create an Interactive File Folder for a Mini Album I decided to create three different folders each opens differently and has different interactive mechanisms inside. This file folder is the first of three folders that make up the three sides of the full suitcase mini album. Each side of the suitcase has a different file folder with lots of space for photos and journaling. I created the suitcase mini album in the themes of travels …

Friday, May 26th, 2017
The Best Way to Add a Flap to a Page

Hi dear friends! Today I want to share with you The Best Way to Add a Flap to a Page. There are other ways of course but this is my favorite way to do this and I think it’s also the easiest and fastest way too.     The Best Way to Add a Flap to a Page To create the page you’ll need three pieces of cardstock: The base page, the back ground page and the page for the flap. First decide the size of the base page. The background page should be slightly smaller than the base, about 1/8″ smaller. Finally the size of the flap should be wider than the background page but the same height. Here’s the video tutorial with all the measurements and the complete process. This page is the first page of 15 pages that are part of an interactive mini album in The Ultimate Interactive Mini Album Series. The series includes 6 full step …

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
inter-ACTIVES: The Ultimate Interactive Mini Album Series

Hi crafty friends! I have two important questions for you: would you like to take your mini scrapbooks to a different level but don’t really know how? Are you confused with all the interactive techniques and pages out there? inter-ACTIVES: The Ultimate Interactive Mini Album Series is the most comprehensive, elaborate and easy to understand series about interactive design.     inter-ACTIVES: The Ultimate Interactive Mini Album Series   You will learn how to build moving paper mechanisms starting from the easiest to the more complicated, create interactive pages with extra space for photos and journaling and combine different mechanisms on one page. You will find out how to maximize your supplies, design your own coordinating embellishments and add interactive inserts to your pages. You will also learn how to build a binding mechanism, assemble the cover and bind all the pages into a mini album. It includes 6 lessons. Each lesson is dedicated to a different interactive technique and mechanism building …

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Basic Elements of Interactive Mini Albums

Creating interactive mini albums may seem complicated but it’s much easier than you think. If you know the Basic Elements of Interactive Mini Albums you have the foundation you need to create amazing mini albums with complicated mechanisms.     Basic Elements of Interactive Mini Albums There are a few basic elements or mechanisms that make a mini album interactive. All of them can be created in different levels from the simple basic to the more complex: Flaps A flap is a piece of paper that is not attached to the page or project and can be opened and closed. The flap can be open sideways or up and down. It can be straight or folded on it’s own or attached to other mechanisms. The basic flap is a square folded in half. You apply glue on the bottom of paper and attach to the project. the top folded part is not glued and is free to move. You can …

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