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Friday, June 15th, 2018
One Page Wonder Interactive Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my farewell project for the Graphic 45 design team: One Page Wonder Interactive Mini Album. I had a lot of fun creating it and before you ask for a tutorial I promise to make one for you.     One Page Wonder Interactive Mini Album As a final project, I wanted to create something that is really me. This project is me in all sorts of ways. First, it’s a one-page wonder project which you know I love. It features one of my all-time favorite collection: Steampunk Debutante. It has an interactive mechanism in it and it utilizes a lot of leftovers, which is something I always challenge myself to do.           The mini album was created from one 12×12 black cardstock. I then covered its pages with the pattern paper and added the flaps and pockets. The binding is a really simple binding with a ribbon. It was hard to capture all the details in this mini …

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
Interactive Mini Album with Scrap and Craft

Hello dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you an Interactive Mini Album with Scrap and Craft. You’ve seen me create interactive mini albums before, but I wanted to show you how easy it is to make them even if you’re a beginner!     Interactive Mini Album with Scrap and Craft The idea is to cover an accordion mini album with pattern paper but instead of just attaching a page you’ll attach an interactive mechanism. The size of the accordion mini album pages are 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ so all the cover papers should measure 5″ x 5″. However by cutting the paper in a larger size you can turn any page into an interactive page. Here’s how: First double page: Left side: cut the paper 7″ x 5″ and score at 5″on the longer side. You’ll get a side flap on the left by attaching the 5″ x 5″ flap to the album page while …

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Is it a Mini Album? Is it a Box? It’s Both!

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I have a question for you: Is it a Mini Album? Is it a Box? It’s Both! I’m sharing a great project that has it all. An exploding box with four different interactive mechanisms like an envelope, accordion mini album, mini book and pocket AND a complete mini album…all in one project!     Is it a Mini Album? Is it a Box? It’s Both! This project is the combination of two things I really love creating: mini albums and interactive projects. This project has it all! I really took it a little far this time but it was really fun to create. There is a different interactive mechanism on each wall of an exploding box. And in the center there is a mini album which is the secret to adding so much space for photos. his entire project can fit more than 40 photos!! can you believe it?!       To create this …

Friday, April 27th, 2018
Exploding Box with Extras

Hi dear crafty friends! Aren’t exploding boxes great fun?! I love them! Today I want to share my Exploding Box with Extras. It’s not a regular exploding box with empty pages to add photos it’s an upgraded exploding boxes with interactive moving parts inside! I created this project for Scrap & Craft and used Craft O’ Clock papers.     Exploding Box with Extras Exploding boxes are already interactive and fun, especially when you open them and they open to all four directions. I wanted to take my exploding box to the next level and make room for even more photos. So I added an interactive mechanism to each side wall of the box and its center.               In the center I created an accordion mini album that can fit photos on both its sides. On the sides I added flaps and pockets. These interactive mechanisms allow you to add many more photos to …

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Jumbo Kenya Mini Album with Graphic 45

Hi dear crafty friends! I just went through my computer files and photos and realized I haven’t shared a lot of the DT projects I made for Graphic 45! So today I want to share with you the Jumbo Kenya Mini Album with Graphic 45 Safari Adventures paper collection.       Jumbo Kenya Mini Album with Graphic 45 If you read Things you didn’t know about me blog post you know I lived in Kenya for three years. So when I saw the Safari Adventure paper collection I was so happy and I knew immediately what I wanted to create. I created this interactive mini album with letter tags pages that spell the words Jambo Kenya, which means Hello Kenya.     This is such a fun mini album that is ready for all my photos. Or at least some of them… you collect a lot of photos in three years 🙂 I also made a little video showing …

Sunday, March 4th, 2018
The Ultimate Inserts Series

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m really excited to start a new series: The Ultimate Inserts Series. So often we concentrate on creating a beautiful mini album full of flaps and interesting pockets but when it comes to putting things inside the pockets we almost never spend enough time on that. This new series is all about the inserts! An interactive, fun and space efficient mechanisms to put inside all the pockets we create in the mini album.  The Ultimate Inserts Series In this series we’ll learn more than 30 different types of inserts that can fit photos and journaling. This series will be a detailed guide and catalog for all things inserts and whenever you’ll need to create an insert to a mini album you’ll find an idea here. For each lesson you’ll receive a downloadable PDF cutting guide and written instructions. 1. Side Flap: a basic flap that can be opened to any direction you choose. 2. Pocket Tag: a …

Sunday, December 17th, 2017
12 Cards of Christmas: Cards in 60 seconds!

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing on 12 Cards of Christmas: Cards in 60 seconds! Yes it is possible to create a card in 60 seconds! It’s all a matter of what you’re using and how badly do you need it…     12 Cards of Christmas: Cards in 60 seconds! First let’s agree that 60 seconds cards are much less fancy and embellished than other cards. There’s simply not enough time to spend on cutting lots of pieces of paper and attaching them. Or bother with fancy stamping and coloring. And there is certainly no time for fancy folding or layering embellishments. So 60 second cards are basic cards that serve a purpose and not much more. However there is a way to make them a little more fun… Accordion Card     When creating an accordion card you need three pieces of cardstock in the same size and something to bind them with, or one piece of …

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