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July 26, 2016

Fabulous Mini Albums with from Einat and Lena!

  Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

We love mini albums! Today, we dedicate the blog to them. You will love these great ideas from Einat Kessler and Lena Astafeva!

First, Einat shares how the inspiration struck for this great washi tape mini album! The binding is an awesome idea!

"I have a confession to make… whenever I see any paper product I immediately start thinking how I can create a mini album out of it. Are you like that too? The minute I saw those beautiful Staples tags and envelopes I knew they’ll be part of a mini album. But I wanted a quick binding method so I can complete the mini album in one evening. I used Washi Tape to bind the envelopes and tags together and even create a few flaps.

Tip #1: Find what you need in the papers. I used cut leaves from the Time Flies paper for the flowers on the cover.

Tip #2: When you create a mini album use different sizes of pages to keep it interesting." ~Einat

Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1


Washi Binding Mini Album, Staples, by Einat Kessler, Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Supply List

Staples: Regular Red and Black Policy Envelopes, Regular Tags – Ivory, Square tags – Ivory, Inspire,
Create, Imagine Kraft tags, Washi Tape Set, Alphabet banners – Red ATC
Letter Stickers: Steampunk Debutante
Paper: Steampunk Debutante
Paper Flowers

Next, Lena shares a tag album perfect for those beach vacation pictures. We are in love with this great idea! Note how she uses bits of paint throughout. It adds so much interest!

"I made a mini album using the tags. My family and I love travelling to the sea. There we pick up different stones and paint them. My daughter likes swimming and my son likes diving. The sea is magic wonder of nature for us. " ~Lena

Mini-album-tag-Voyage Beneath the Sea- by Lena-Astafeva-product by Graphic 45 (10 из 38)

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Mini-album-tag-Voyage Beneath the Sea- by Lena-Astafeva-product by Graphic 45 (10 из 38)


Mini-album-tag-Voyage Beneath the Sea- by Lena-Astafeva-product by Graphic 45 (10 из 38)


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Mini-album-tag-Voyage Beneath the Sea- by Lena-Astafeva-product by Graphic 45 (10 из 38)


Mini-album-tag-Voyage Beneath the Sea- by Lena-Astafeva-product by Graphic 45 (10 из 38)


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Mini-album-tag-Voyage Beneath the Sea- by Lena-Astafeva-product by Graphic 45 (10 из 38)

Supply List :

Voyage Beneath the Sea 12x12 Pad
Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 Pad
Voyage Beneath the Sea Ephemera Cards
Regular Tag Album
Large Tag Album
Stamped Metal Brads
Metal Clock Keys
Die –Cut Sizzix
Die –Cut  Scrapberrys

Enter to win this $60 prize pack this week! This pack includes the Deluxe Collector's Edition ofCommunique, our black Alpha Banner Staples, and our Metal Clock Keys! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce a winner here on the blog on Friday, so make sure to check back. Enjoy and have the best time entering this fun giveaway!

(2) Communique DCE, Black ATC Banner, Metal Door Plates

Do you love making mini albums? Share with us your albums on our Facebook page!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

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I just love to make minis!! These two are such an inspiration!!!

I always enjoy seeing how to create mini albums. Love this by the sea take on one.

We are giving away $60 of awesome goodies this week including Communique and our Alpha Banner Staples! See how to win on the blog today! bit.ly/2aof1KQ

How to enter

Lové Graphic 45

Haven't seen these letters before. Oh I canthink of a dozen uses g or them right off! Thanks for bringing us the best product's G45!

Wow both of these projects are fantastic! I too love mini albums and never thought of using washi tale for binding. Great ideas!

Loving these albums!!! I need a few dozen of them!!!

Love those projects. Very inspiring.

What super albums. thanks for the chance to win

I love doing mini albums too! Both of these albums give me great inspiration for my next one. Thanks for sharing!

I have always been a fan of mini and tag albums and both of these are very sweet!

Would love to win graphic 45 paper!

LOVELY albums! I especially love Lena's Voyage Beneath the Sea mini!! So many wonderful elements!! TFS!

love all! would love to win

What lovely examples of albums - both very different from each other and both stunning.
Many thanks,
Sue Mac

Stunning minis, those policy envelopes make great pockets for a mini x

Great albums. I really like the sea theme.

Always such fabulous tutorials and displays. Your papers and staples and all the new added items are truly ADDICTING! So fun to work with.

Love the idea of a mini album. Sadly, I have never made one. I love the idea of using washi tape to bind the tags together. Beautiful albums.

The albums are fantastic.
Love the use of the banner letter on the
first book.
thanks for sharing.

Mini albums are my favorite! It's easy to create a fast mini using G45 Tags - goes together so fast.

Love these tag albums! and lovely to see one with photos in too. Thanks for sharing- Hope I win this great collection too I will make an album of my own with it- Its stunning!

Love Graphic 45!!!!

Love both of your mini albums! Love Graphic 45.

These projects are awesome!!!! I am so inspired:)

Both of these mini albums are beautiful! I always have minis in mind when I buy G45 paper collections. Now to move beyond simply being inspired and actually make a few!

Thank you for my daily dose of GRAPHIC 45 inspiration. Love the binding ideas for the minis by both designers.

Beautiful albums. Very inspiring to get out some G45 paper and start creating!

Adorable mini
albums! Love
every page
in them.
Carla from Utah

I am surprised to see Washi tape used as a binding. I didn't think it was strong enough. Interesting product package...nice!

Yes, I love mini albums! These are both wonderful - intriguing use of washi tape as a binding in the first one, and Voyage Under the Sea (my favorite!) in the second! Thanks for the inspiration!

Absolutely beautiful and so innovative.

These minis are so fun... great washi tape and policy envelopes usage !
Voyage Beneath The Sea mini , so fun with all the little embellishments and strings !

great mini albums, so many wonderful ideas

I'm a big mini-album fan myself and have several in the works right now. I have the paper, but I will get some Staples so I can make these. Thank you for the inspiration!

Both of these mini books are so cool! I love the beach book with the photos, such great ideas. :)

Katie B.

Mini albums such creativeness. More fun with G45

Mini albums and altered books are what I love to create!

Beautiful mini! I love to make mini albums

I like mini albums, they arevso pretty! Thanks for inspiration

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