Mini Books. BIG Style.

WELCOME to my Mini Books. BIG Style Online class!

I offered this class last year over at Two Peas in A Bucket and would like to give a chance to those who didn't sign up back then, to have another opportunity to learn MORE about making your own mini books and playing with different mediums!

What is this class about? Mini Books, of course. 6 different chapters, 6 different Mini Books styles, with videos, step-by-step instructions, techniques and more.

CHAPTER 1- Get started !

PDF – in-depth PDF with :

  • how to know you have enough photos to create a mini album
  • binding ideas
  • supplies ideas and must-have
  • how to crop your photos for a mini and tips about picking the good photo paper to print them
  • choose the style of your mini depending on the pictures
  • pick the right embellishements depending on the theme

+10mn Video – an introduction to different kinds of mini albums, how to get started with photos, materials, binding ideas…

CHAPTER 2 - Ready Made albums

PDF – in-depth PDF with :

  • use a chipboard album – paint it/mist it/binding techniques (fabric, rings, thread)
  • use a Handbook (or Project Life style album)

+35mn Video – choose the right album depending on your photos and theme. Watch me work and alter a Studio Calico Fabric Handbook with mists, playing with stamps in a mini book, mixing different paper lines & embellishments in one album...

CHAPTER 3 - 100% Paper Mini Album

PDF – in-depth PDF with :

  • choose the papers
  • alter the papers
  • different techniques of binding
  • ink/paint/stamp !

+30mn Video – Build a mini album only with paper (binding techniques, choosing the papers, working with distress inks, dry embossing, playing with a Sizzix cutting machine, miting…)

CHAPTER 4 - Fabric Mini Album

PDF – in-depth PDF with :

  • different techniques of binding
  • use fabric pages
  • use felt in your mini (create embellishments/titles)
  • dye your own fabric with gelatos

+14mn Video – create a mini album with Fabric ! Create your own patterned fabric using white coton fabric, water, mists, gelatos, build and sew your book, play with different patterned fabric and make the cutest mini book ever!

CHAPTER 5 - Artsy Mediums in your minis

PDF – in-depth PDF with :

  • create texture cover with gesso, modeling paste
  • play with masks
  • add colors with mists and daubers
  • overlays and vellum in your mini books
  • binding with washi tape & fabric

+15mn Video – Mix all kinds of mediums in your Mini Book ! Fabric/paper/overlays/add gesso/modeling paste & more!


Karine Cazenave-Tapie, Edwige Bufquin, Janna Werner and Kristina Nicolai-White.

PDF – in-depth PDF with :

  • step-by-step instructions from each designer
  • tricks & tips about their mini album process

+5mn Video – Video/gallery to see up-close our contributors' mini books