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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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Oh, how many PERFECT projects in 1 post!!! Amazing and so inspire!

Love the purse album! So unique!

I agree - Ginger is a fantastic teacher and motivator. Her video is inspiring and she explains things so well. Thank you!! I'm off to cut papers and chipboard...I feel a Secret Garden mini in my future.

I love mini-albums, and the instructions are wonderful. Thank you!

Love the minis

Love, love, love doing mini albums for quick gift giving...no better way than ideas from G45!

Beautiful & creative projects!

I'm enchanted with the waterfall folios that Ginger has made, especially the one using the "By The Sea" collection. Thanks for the inspiration and excellent tutorials.

I love how they manage to work so many different papers into one project. Lovely ideas!

What fun minis. Love this style waterfall folio. It's fabulous. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous projects.

What an awesome week of videos and "how too" projects. Thank you

Brilliant little mini albums, and they look easy enough for me to make too!!!

Удивительные! Потрясающие мини-альбомы!!! Графика 45 - мечта!

Oh these designs are totally swoon-worthy! Thanks for the great videos and photos. I'm inspired!!

Ginger rocks! I've followed her for a long time. Her mini albums are fantastic.

I love mini albums so this is a BIG hit with me!!! Thanks for sharing these great projects!

Terrific tutorial from Ginger on how to make the waterfall mini! And Yumi's purse album is just yummy! Very impressive projects all:)

I am so inspired!! The mini album folios are too cute! I will be making all 3 of them! Looks like I need to increase my stash of G45 papers!!

WOW! Mini's to the MAX! All so beautiful!
Thank you for a chance to win the Typography Giveaway~ Love it!

Absolutely stunning projects!! Love them all!

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh these are all so friggin cute. I have got to try my hand at them. Thank you for sharing the wonderful talents of all of your lovely artists.

love love love! thank you for the fantastic toutorials!

They are all just fabulous.

Great tutorials, thanks for sharing these. They are great for inspiration, only problem is watching so much incredible work on Youtube, blogs etc I'm not getting anything done myself. LOL :-)

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