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[Tutorial] Down by the Sea File Folder Mini Book for Graphic 45 by Donna Kauffman



[Tutorial] Down by the Sea File Folder Mini Book for Graphic 45 by Donna Kauffman – #G45Selfie

“I wanted this to be a super special brand ambassador launch, so I am sharing a full mini book video tutorial today, teaching you how to make a complete 6.5” x 6.5” File Folder Mini foundation. I decorated mine using G45’s beautiful beach paper, By the Sea Deluxe Collector’s Edition collection!

For this introductory project, Graphic 45 asked us to create something that showcases our design style. A “selfie” project. I love it!

If you’ve been to my MiniBooksRMe website or YouTube channel, you know I’ve created a lot of projects using file folders. I love their durability and flexibility. I’ve made everything from folios, to mini albums, to travelers notebooks.

Today we’re making a 6.5” x 6.5” mini album with three interactive pages. This will be the first file folder mini I’ve done in this particular size, so BONUS!

In the video below, we start off with a walk-through of the finished By the Sea sample. Then we get to work! This is a fun mini that anyone can make. I will walk you through a full, step-by-step assembly tutorial showing how to make this mini album foundation.” ~Donna

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Graphic 45 Supplies:
https://g45papers.com/

·By the Sea – Deluxe Collector’s Edition:
https://g45papers.com/Graphic-45-Products/graphic%2045,%20classic,%20paper%20collections,%20scrapbook%20paper,%20vintage,%20cardstock%20stickers,%20chipboard%20set,%20papercrafting,%20memory%20keeping/4501832-By-the-Sea-DCE

G45 Tags:
https://g45papers.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=24_45_153

G45 Metal Dies:
https://g45papers.com/Graphic-45-Products/staples-embellishments/Dies

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See Down by the Sea Scrapbook Mini Album post on the Graphic 45 blog:

Donna’s Blog:
https://minibooksrme.com/

Graphic 45:
https://g45papers.com/

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Carol Horton
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Carol Horton

This is great. I love it. I tried following along, but I bought file folders that have a deeper tab. They are 7/8" deep so my measurements are going to be off. I decided to wait and get standard sized folders and try then. Thank you for freely sharing this tutorial.

Marylu Tyger
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Marylu Tyger

That is probably the clearest explanation of making a hinge panel that I have ever heard and seen! Thank you! The album is just beautiful!!

Elaine 709
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Elaine 709

Great tutorial. Thank you!

Carol Nelson
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Carol Nelson

Great project, Donna! I love the new size for the file folder mini.

My Sisters Scrapper
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My Sisters Scrapper

Such a darling mini album Donna!! ❤️

Ann McKuin
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Ann McKuin

As always, you are amazing!!! You are my spirit crafter! Can't wait to make this. I just bought the collection.

Briggetta Dolberry
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Briggetta Dolberry

Love it! Can't wait to try this one. How do you cut the paper to match the file tabs? I'm not that great with fussy cutting.

Graphic 45
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Graphic 45

Hello Donna, we love your Selfie project! As always so well put together with a fantastic how-to tutorial. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

ej nolder
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ej nolder

I can't wait to make this. Thank you Donna.

Kerry Williams
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Kerry Williams

I have the paper already and have been waiting to use it on a project. I have watched bits of this and will have to see the whole tutorial when I have time to do the project. I have put this on my watchlist.

Lee Renee
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Lee Renee

I love this mini album! I’m going to do this for sure!

Donna Kauffman
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Donna Kauffman

Thanks for coming to the premiere everyone! 🙂 I hope you give this mini a try!

Debbie Vignola
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Debbie Vignola

Enjoyed the live. =^^=

Patty Bigler
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Patty Bigler

I loved this Donna. You and this project are the reason why you are the perfect Grand Ambassador!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lynn Harrell
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Lynn Harrell

OMG, you are awesome. This little beauty is next on my list. Love all your mini's. Great job on your first Grand Ambassador project.

Teri Busse
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Teri Busse

LOVE the notches!!! They DO give it a special look. You inspire me, and I'll use the notches too!

Teri Busse
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Teri Busse

Thank you Donna! It is gorgeous! Love that you used file folders … and this paper! TFS!!!

MACat1stSight
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MACat1stSight

This is an awesome mini album and tutorial! Thank you so much! I will be definitely making this album. And, I love graphic 45 paper makes my albums and cards look amazing.

Lori Schneider
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Lori Schneider

Just finished my file folder mini using an old paper pad. It's not as pretty as yours, for sure. Your instructions were great and it was fun to make. Thank you!

Marieta Jové
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Marieta Jové

💖💜❤️💕

Amberstarr Jund
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Amberstarr Jund

Donna you know I love everything you do!!! I cut and folded while watchng this video!!! so happy you gave us the gift of the WHOLE thing!

Joyce Gandy
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Joyce Gandy

I love this Donna, so cute. Great idea:-)

stylesformiles79
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stylesformiles79

I'm off to the races with this one! Love that collection and super cute book!

Rose Johnson
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Rose Johnson

Great tutorial and beautiful album! I've always wanted to ask – when giving these albums as gifts – how do you let the receiver know where to place photos and where to journal? Without having to do a lot of verbal instruction so to speak!

Lori Pohlman
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Lori Pohlman

Miss your in-person classes, but this is pretty much the same thing! 🙂 Gorgeous project with perfect instruction, as always!

Jane Farnam
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Jane Farnam

I want t o learn how to make the books using file folders. Thanks for this video, Donna.

elle jacobs
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elle jacobs

This is awesome. I love Graphic 45. I am definitely going to try this.Thanks so much!

Chris Shuk
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Chris Shuk

Hi Donna