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July 02, 2014

A Wednesday Filled with Mini Albums!

Good ol sport folio inside

Who loves mini albums? Well, today is your day! We have a blog filled with amazing mini albums by Ginger Ropp and Yumi Muraeda. Ginger provides a tutorial to make versions of the three incredible mini albums she shares below. Yumi shows us how to make an absolutely fabulous purse mini album using our Couture collection! Join us for a mini album party on the blog today. 

To begin, here are three amazing mini albums by Ginger Ropp. Each one is so glorious on its own, and the best part, she teaches you how to make your own using the G45 collection of your choice! Really love how she shows you how the same process can lead to three different and wonderful folio albums.

Let's start with Ginger's By the Sea folio album! A perfect summer mini.

By the sea folio front


Ginger's By the Sea Folio Youtube Video Link

By the sea folio front

By the Sea Folio Supply List

By the Sea 12x12 Pier 45
By the Sea 12x12 Set Sail
By the Sea 12x12 Sand and Surf
By the Sea 12x12 By the Sea
By the Sea 12x12 Beachcomber
By the Sea 12x12 My Anchor
By the Sea Chipboard
By the Sea Stickers
12x12 Chipboard
Stampin Up Very Vanilla Cardstock
May Arts Twine
May Arts Satin Ribbon
Maya Road Chunky Twine
Tim Holtz Mini Brads
WeR Memory Keepers Extra Wide Eyelets
Dew Drops
Stick pins
Dimensional Adhesive

Now see the richly colored, celebratory Good ol' Sport folio album! Love this color palette. Perfect for the masculine minis you may struggle creating.

By the sea folio front


Ginger's Good ol' Sport Folio Album Video Link

By the sea folio front

Good Ol’ Sport Supply List

Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 Good Ol’ Sport
Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 All Star
Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 Number 1 Fan
Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 Big Score
Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 Play Ball
Good Ol’ Sport 12x12 Touchdown
Good Ol’ Sport Cardstock Stickers
Good Ol’ Sport Chipboard 2
Good Ol’ Sport Banners
Good Ol’ Sport Tags & Pockets
12x12 Chipboard
May Arts Twine
Stampin Up Black Cardstock
Mini eyelets
Mini brads
Dimensional Adhesive

And who doesn't love Botanical Tea? Love the bright colors and wonderful cover of this beautiful folio album.

By the sea folio front

Supply List


12 x 12 Medium Wt. Chipboard
Ivory Cardstock
Botanical Tea 12x12 Flora
Botanical Tea 12x12 Fauna
Botanical Tea 12x12 Herbal Infusion
Botanical Tea 12x12 Sweet Chamomile
Botanical Tea 12x12 Just Because
Botanical Tea 12x12 Hello Friend
Botanical Tea Flowers
Botanical Tea Tags & Pockets
Botanical Tea Banners
Botanical Tea Alpha Stickers
Botanical Tea Cardstock Stickers
Dimensional Adhesive

Make a Folio Album yourself!


Ginger's Waterfall Folio Album Video Tutorial

Next is the most glorious Couture mini album by the amazing Yumi Muraeda! You won't believe all her amazing details, embellishments, and beautiful creations. It's so gorgeous, we want to use it as an actual purse, not just a mini. She is such an incredible designer!

"When I was making a mini Compact album , I got an idea of  party back. So I can carry some album!Also I wanted see a Compact album from outside. Using the acrylic plate to the both sides of the back,  it is clear to see inside compact!" ~Yumi








This idea is so genius - this mini album can have any cover you want! You can put the cover in for what you feel like on each day. Do you feel gorgeous? Chic? Stylish? Let that guide what cover you use - amazing!



Download Couture Party Bag Mini Album Tutorial 1&2

 Supplies list

12’ paper
Couture Cardstock Banners
Couture Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Couture  Cling Stamp 1
Washi Tape
AC Cardstock Black, PINK
Acrylic Board
Acrylic Mirror Board
Line stone
StazOn opaque Gold

Wow, these unique takes on mini albums makes us want to jump into the craft room! What mini will you try from today's blog? Did you get great ideas for your next project? We know we did! Thanks for joining us today, and big thanks to Ginger and Yumi for their wonderful work. See you tomorrow for more eye candy!

Rushing off to Make some Minis,

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All I can say is wow...oh wow!!

What gorgeous mini albums you have brought us today! Makes me want to head straight to my craft room and get busy, as mini albums are my favorite. Thanks, G45!

very very fun projects!

Love all the mini albums especially the purse!

Congratulation yumi and ginger great mini albums and your first DT project post hooray from your fellow team mate

All stunning! Ginger makes everything look so effortlessly easy and Yumis purse portfolio is just tres chic!

I am so definitely making these.

Wow. Awesome projects.

Ginger's folios are really, really nice. Her waterfall application is perfect. The perfect size, perfect use of the neat paper bits in the collection...everything is balanced and just looks awesome. Thank you!

Great mini albums today! Yumi's has inspired me to use Bird Song for her design!

Oh my god, this Mini Compact Album is just soo gorgeous. I absolutely love it, and just have to try this one out. Gorgeous work.

These are all great!!!

Awesome Sauce! Can't wait to make one!

Awesome mini album ideas! Really love Yumi's mini. Such a clever idea!!!

Stunning, stunning, projects xx

Ginger is absolutely fabulous. Her creations are gorgeous, and her videos are amazing. What a talented 'architect' AND she's a fabulous teacher. Her videos have everything you want to see, perfect details, and no 'dead' spots. Her creations are totally doable, but I also love the folks like Anne (the goddess muse) who make the fabulously complex projects I would not take on...at least at this point. I will be trolling for Ginger creations and the videos she makes from here on out.

Happy 4th to all the enormously talented folks at G45. Thank you for your year round inspiration.

Today's projects are great as usual! Yumi's mini is wonderful and I love, love Ginger's folio. I have to make a project for a challenge and couldn't decide what to do but now Ginger has inspired me. I've followed her tutorials before and was so pleased with the outcome. Thanks for sharing.

So many amazing minis!! Will be watching the videos because I am trying to learn how to make as many different types of mini books as I can! LOVLOVELOVE them!

I Have made a couple of Gingers minis and I love her work. She's a great addition to the Graphic 45 family.

Wonderful albums. Love them all.

Um WOW, just wow!

Jaw dropping amazing projects!!!! LOVE them!

Yo amo a G45!!!! Me encanta Jenjibre, sus mA son todos, y digo todos de corazón, nunca te defrauda y es tan generosa en sus tutoriales!!! Y la Sra Yumi es fabulosa: tengo la colección Couture y se que me voy a esforzar por hacer mi versión. Gracias de nuevo por estas artesanas y Felíz Día 4 para todas las scraperas americanas!!!

Awesome albums! The Graphic 45 blog is amazing and full inspiration.

Thank you for wonderful inspirations and tutorial. I sure will try to make a folio album. Thank you so much for sharing.

Love these minis! Thanks for the inspiration!

Interchangeable covers??? Goodness me! Beautiful Couture creation. My comment didn't post again yesterday so will just say Tfs today! :)

Yumi, God surely has blessed your hands and mind with creativity!!!!!

Fabulous mini albums. Love Ginger and Graphic 45!

Love the minis. Can see them done with some of your other paper lines too. So simple but grand!

Couture compact/purse album. Seriously cute.

What an amazing simple but ingenious project, absolutely beautiful.

LOVE the minis. The compact is so clever.

Love minis! Thanks for showing the same book with different papers.

Very clever and yet simple waterfall folios. I have some clear plastic. I may try this idea. It is also very clever!

Loved seeing Ginger's folio done in different paper collections. Her tutorial was so easy to follow...nice details and hints. I'm sure I will be making a folio of my own. Yumi's project, while very beautiful, is a bit too complex for my hands...but I loved seeing how the papers were used. Here's hoping I win this product package!

These minis are gorgeous! I am truly inspired and can't wait to try to make one.

what a stunning MA, love them!

Love these minis! Thanks for the inspiration!

All these mini albums are fantastic. More great projects to pin so I know exactly where to find them when I want to get re-inspired. Great artists.

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