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Friday, February 17th, 2017
Ways to Add a Title to your Project

A title is a very important part of a layout, mini album or art journal page. Today I want to share Ways to Add a Title to your Project. There are many ways to add that title with positive and negative points to each way. Which way to use is up to you but my recommendation is to try as many ways as you can to make things more interesting.     Ways to Add a Title to your Project String use a string or a twine to sculpture the letters of the title. The best way to do that is to “write” the letter with glue and then attach the twine to the page. Do it letter by letter and allow time to dry.     Chipboard Letters The reliable and easiest way is to use chipboard. The great thing about chipboard letters is that you can paint them, emboss them, cover them with glitter or flock, ink them, …

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Mini Art Journal Book

I created a Mini Art Journal Book in an easy technique. This technique can be applied to any book you want so you’ll be able to create your own mini albums and books. It’s the perfect way to create something from scratch and give it your own style from the pages to the cover.   Mini Art Journal Book Start with heavy water color papers. You want your pages to be thick enough for any medium or material you’ll add on them. Thick papers will not curl, bend or bleed to the other side. Cut the papers to the desired size. The way to figure out the size is easy. Decide what size you want your pages to be. Cut the papers in the same height and double the width. For example if you want your pages to be 4″ long and 3″ wide you need to cut the paper into 4″ by 6″ squares.       Now comes …

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 …

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
5 Minute Craft: Folded 3 Pocket Page

Today on 5 Minute Craft: Folded 3 Pocket Page. This is a really easy and fast project that you can add to a scrapbooking page. You can also create a few of these folded pocket pages and bind them together into a mini album. Each page has 3 pockets: two on both sides of the page and one on top.     5 Minute Craft: Folded 3 Pocket Page This is a very easy way to start creating interactive mini albums with pockets. Instead of building complicated mechanisms just use this folded pocket page to create your mini. Change the papers and embellish them and then add journaling tags or photos in the pockets. You can bind the mini album with rings, Bind-it-All or with the hinge system. In any way you choose you’ll get an impressive interactive mini album in no time. You can also use this folded pocket page as a gift card holder or even as a …

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Graphic 45 Fall and Halloween

This month on Graphic 45 Fall and Halloween I have two sneak peeks for you. I had to create two assignments this month one for fall and one for Halloween. Not only did I have a lot of fun creating these projects but I enjoy the fact I have to challenge myself to create fun and unique projects. I have to say that working with papers you love sure makes that so much easier 🙂     Graphic 45 Fall and Halloween The fall project is a project you can create under 60 minutes! Yes, it’s not only fast it’s also affordable and easy to make. I love the fall first the weather is getting colder and I can feel the winter at the end of the tunnel. Second I love those orange and yellow colors. I created a Fall Wreath you can hang on your door or inside the house. The flowers on it will never die. Check out …

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Steampunk Mini Maze Book

All the newsletter subbies got a really cool freebie this month – a Steampunk Mini Maze Book. I designed this special printable freebie especially and exclusively for them. I love maze books. they are so cute and clever and you only need one piece of paper to create them.        Steampunk Mini Maze Book If you want to get this printable sign up for my creative newsletter. All new subbies who sign up until August 31st will get the link for free. Then the printable will be uploaded to my Etsy shop . When you subscribe send me an email and I’ll send you the link to download this amazing Steampunk Mini Maze Book. Here’s how to build a maze book:   Fold the paper in half. Fold each half in half again. Open the paper and repeat on the other direction. Cut along the dotted lines. Start folding the book from the top left square in accordion folds. …

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Travel Suitcase Trifold Mini Album

You probably saw the Travel Suitcase Trifold Mini Album on my Graphic 45 audition a month ago. This is one of my favorite projects not only because it’s Graphic 45 but because it’s one of the most detailed interactive mini album I created. It took  a lot of planning and measuring, because it was vital that all the parts fit together. It was also the most challenging mini album I ever created because I had a vision of how I wanted it to look but not enough paper to achieve it so i had to work very smart and stretch the papers I had very far.     It came out even better than I envisioned it and i can say I’m very proud. Coming up with a new interactive mini album requires a little knowledge in paper engineering and in the way paper works and what it can do. I usually plan the structure of the mini album and some …

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