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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 …

Friday, October 28th, 2016
3 Principles of Interactive Design

One of my favorite paper craft techniques is interactive design. I’m just fascinated by all the moving parts that can be created from paper: flaps, pockets and inserts. They don’t only make every page or mini album much more fun to create or look through but it gives you a lot more “real estate” for more photos and journaling. The feeling of unexpectedness you get when you don’t know what you’ll discover next is simply amazing and I think everybody should try interactive design at least once! Here are my 3 Principles of Interactive Design.       3 Principles of Interactive Design The interactive mechanisms, which are the moving parts of the design, can sometimes seem complicated and difficult to create but if you follow these 3 simple principles you’ll find out they are much easier to create than you think. Measure, Measure and Measure     Interactive design is first of all a very accurate technique. It’s even …

Friday, October 21st, 2016
Scary 31st Halloween Mini Album

I just couldn’t resist creating an interactive mini album for Halloween… It’s called: Scary 31st Halloween Mini Album. I think you’ll agree that Halloween is the perfect time for an interactive mini album. After all all those pockets, flaps and hidden tags are just like a spellbook or a witch’s secret diary or something. You never know what’s coming and each page is a surprise.     Scary 31st Halloween Mini Album This Scary 31st Halloween Mini Album is full of interactive surprises like this. I got so carried away I don’t even remember all of them So this mini album holds a few surprises for me too. The best thing in it is that it looks very complicated but it’s really easy to create! Just follow the step by step video tutorial and  you’ll have no problem creating it for yourselves.     Oh…I forgot to tell you the best thing! You can purchase a kit of the Scary 31st Halloween …

Sunday, June 5th, 2016
Document Your Journey Mini Album

Document your journey mini album is a continuation of the Twine Binding Envelope Mini Album project we did on August 2015 on Saturday Mixtravaganza. I realized we created this great mini album but never embellished it and it was basically finished. So this video tutorial is about completing this mini and making it as amazing as it should be. If you missed the video tutorial on how to make the mini album itself with the quick twine binding method you can find it here.     Document Your Journey Mini Album You know me, I’m an interactive nut, so of course I couldn’t resist adding some interactive mechanisms to this mini album too. The mechanisms are easy to create but they add a lot of real estate to the mini album and allows you more room to add photos and journaling. Besides all these interactive surprises make the mini album so much more interesting and fun!       There …

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