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March 12, 2015

Ginger Ropp Shares How to Stay Creative

Abc Primer Tag Album Closeup

Today, we get to know the brilliant Ginger Ropp! She has an awesome YouTube channel filled with awesome mini albums and more. Today, you get a closer look at her love for crafting. What an amazing time getting to know Ginger!


An Interview with Ginger Ropp

1. Why do you craft?


I have always been a crafty person. I remember as a child my grandmother crocheted the most beautiful lace doilies. I so wanted to learn how to crochet so my grandmother taught me how to do a chain stitch at a very young age. I loved taking that simple ball of string and making something fun out of it. I guess I just enjoy the process of creating. From the very beginning to the finished project.

2. What do you feel is your crafting forte?


I absolutely love all kinds of paper crafts but I have to say that I really enjoy creating mini albums. I mean I really enjoy making them. I love how you can use a mini album for a special event. They can have a theme to them and they make great gifts. Since I became a grandmother I have created lots of mini albums for my grandchildren.

3. What inspires and motivates you to be creative?


Inspiration is everywhere. I love seeing beautiful papers and embellishments. I like taking something that has a specific purpose and seeing if I can use it in a different way. For example, making a mini album out of coffee sleeves from the coffee shop or using small sized paper bags to create a project.

4. What do you do with your projects once they're complete?


A lot of my mini albums are given as gifts. I’ve donated some to charitable events and I also have given some away as Thank You’s on my blog and youtube channel. I have 4 sisters and 2 brothers so I have a big family. They are the beneficiaries of quite a few of my projects.

5. What is the funniest craft disaster you've ever had?


I have had many funny craft disasters. I recently glued my fingers together with glossy accents, but probably the one that I still can’t believe I did was the time I was at a scrapbooking retreat. I was busy working on a mini album project. I had just gotten my Ranger craft mat out so I could do some inking of my pages. After all of the pages were inked I just started attaching some of the papers down. I had a few chipboard pieces that I wanted to cover with the papers so I glued them down then flipped them over to trim off the excess paper around the chipboard with my craft knife. I got it all trimmed up and it looked really good. Until I remembered that I still was working on my Ranger craft mat. Needless to say it was shredded. Lol! Everyone at the retreat had a good laugh.


You are a mini master! What great ideas. Thanks for sharing with us, Ginger!


Now, Ginger shares a fabulous An ABC Primer tag album with us. You'll love her video below!


"I was so excited when Graphic 45 released their ABC Primer Classic Collection. I paired this fabulous collection with the amazing Graphic 45 Large Tag Album to create a fun school themed mini album. I must say I have a passion for mini albums. " ~Ginger


Try this An ABC Primer album with a great technique video by Ginger! #Graphic45


Ginger's Tag Mini Album Tips & Video

Abc Primer Tag Album Front by Ginger Ropp #graphic45

What a gorgeous An ABC Primer mini! See Ginger's video so you can try this yourself #graphic45

Supply List


Graphic 45 ABC Primer Classic Collection 12x12

 Graphic 45 Staples Large Tag Album Black

 Graphic 45 Staples Artist Trading Tags Black

Wood Alphabets - stash

 Ribbon and Seam Binding - stash

 Stampin Up Basic Hodgepodge clips

 Stampin Up Blendabilities Markers

 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain

 Solid Black Cardstock

My Creative Time Dies Love to Learn


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Fab project Ginger! Am loving the interviews - great to readabout other crafters projects, thoughts and crafty routines x

I enjoy Gingers creations. I watch her on you tube. I would love to win this prize package. AWESOME! AWESOME!.

Ginger, as always, you are such a wonderful teacher and very gracious to share your talents. Thank you so much. Love this.

I had to chuckle when I read Ginger's crafting disaster!! I have done the same thing!! I now keep a spare craft mat on hand for when I have a cut up moment!
LOVE this adorable mini! TFS!

Love this tag album! Thank you for sharing your talent with us Ms. Ginger. I had the ABC primer collection first time around and made a mini album in a box for my sister I can't wait to get this collection again. Love Graphic 45

I love Ginger's videos and have made some mini albums from them, which I never could have done on my own. Thank you Ginger , don't ever stop! You are such a lovely lady.

Ginger Ropp is one of my all time favorite designers! Not only is she the mini album Queen, but her cards and tags are spectacular as well. I am so happy she is on the G45 design team:)

I like your channel so much. This mini album is great. God bless you.

Ginger, I have been such a fan of yours since taking your class in Everett. Everything you create is an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your creations will us,

Love, love, love Ginger's mini's and this one doesn't disappoint. I missed this paper on the first go around but I have found bits and pieces here and there of the line. So glad you reintroduced it!! Ginger, thanks for the tip on making a small pocket hold more and of course all the tutorials you are so kind to share with us.

Ginger your YouTube channel was the first paper crafting site I followed. I love your design style and easy to follow directions. Can't wait to see your newest releases!!

What an awesome interview! Thanks for letting us see a bit of your life and your wonderful projects.

I follow Ginger wherever she goes! Love her projects and tutorials. Can't wait to see what her next wonderful creations will be.

Definitely have to enlarge my staple stash-I really want to make this. Thank you Ginger!

Having been a subscriber to Ginger's YouTube channel for a while, I was happy to see her chosen as a G45 Design Team member. LOVE her mini albums! Her tutorials are always pleasant and easy to follow. Thanks for featuring her today! By the way...I've shredded that same mat in the same way! Oops!

I've been following ginger for awhile now. Great project. I love that the ABC Primer papers are out again.

Oh,the craft mat shredding, nightmare but slightly funny. Something easily done.
My dream is to make a really good mini album, I envy those who do it so seamlessly, like Ginger. Tfs...

Ginger, LOVE LOVE LOVE your mini-album with ABC Primer!! And thanks for the how-to video, too!

Ginger - enjoyed your happy/funny crafting disaster. Love the Primer mini.

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