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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 …

Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Tag Mini Album with Graphic 45

Here’s a little sneak peek of my Tag Mini Album with Graphic 45. This mini album is full of interactive goodness inside. Lots of pockets, flaps and 3D embellishments. You might have thought that interactive designs are only for 8×8 mini albums but you can also create them on smaller tags!       Tag Mini Album with Graphic 45 I created this tag with the amazing Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection which was recently brought back. I just love all the images on the paper like flying pigs, butterflies and boots with wings. I created this mini album for the CreativeWorld show in Frankfurt where I demoed it at the Graphic 45 booth. While being in the booth I continued working on it and I added many more details and interactive mechanisms. You can see all the details and the photos of this tag mini album on the Graphic 45 blog! You can also see my other projects there under …

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 …

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