Free tutorial: Wrapping, Matting & Wire Binding (+ printable pages!)

Hi all,

New year, time for new things – as I think I mentioned in my first blog post of 2018 🙂

So I designed my first printable, namely the pages for a so-called networking booklet. This booklet is perfect to keep with you on your (new) job, as an easy little notebook to jot down all of your networking connections: their names, position titles, departments/companies, and their connections to your own work and position. It offers page layouts in SIX color schemes (the video shows four, but I designed two more: black/gray and blue/red), plus matching title pages. It’s available in my Etsy shop as of right now, and comes both in English and in Dutch (in 1 purchase).

As I’m still a hardcore paper crafter, I also did a video tutorial on how to create the covers & binding, and threw in some matting technique as a bonus. Freely available for you all, as a thank you for your ongoing support. 🌷

Feel free to let me know what you think, and what kind of future printables you might be interested in!




New design: A Micro Pocket Book

As you may have noticed by now if you’ve been following this blog, I really like to design and create what I call micro projects, small but fully functional paper craft products, perfect for your handbag or as a small but very personal gift. And great to use up those gorgeous scraps in your stash you can’t get yourself to throw away… 🙂

This week I’d like to share a new micro design: a Micro Pocket Book! I really like how this has turned out, and by now I’ve already created two! They are 3½ x 2Âľ” (9 x 7 cm), sport a magnet closure with a ribbon pull, three little pages + some extra room for photos/journalling, and a nice little pocket to tuck away tiny treasures. It was great fun to create them, especially because a simple change in design paper resulted in a second pocket book with an entirely different look and feel from the first.

Papers used were Bo Bunny’s Country Garden for the one and some sheets by Fabscraps for the other.

So here’s the show & tell video, plus some pictures below that. If you’d like to create this cute little micro pocket book yourself, there’s a PDF tutorial (28 pages, 65 pictures!) waiting for you.


Please like, share & subscribe if you like this project, that’s including Pinterest by the way, since a couple of weeks 🙂

Have fun, and stay crafty!

Twice Upon A Springtime: Two Cute Little Minis

Continuing from last week’s one-sheet-challenge, I came up with another challenge for myself – again, in the spirit of Spring and everything New 🙂

This time it was: How to Create Two Ring-bound Mini Albums out of Four Sheets of Design Paper (and some cardstock)

I don’t know about you but there are some paper collections I only ever bought a couple of sheets of. Like in my case, the Once Upon a Springtime collection by Graphic 45. (At the time I was so happy when I had managed to scavenge a few sheets of this wondrously lovely collection from the hidden corners of our local scrap shop. If only I had known they would reboot this entire collection all over again in 2015! 🙂 )

Another example of owning only a few sheets of a particular paper collection: sometimes I’ve got some sheets leftover from some large project.

Well, what to do with these if you’re not in the mood for cards? Here’s what: create two adorable little minis, and create them in two versions: a photo version and a notebook version.

You’ll need only four 12×12″ sheets of double-sided design paper and eight sheets of A4 cardstock. Plus some embellishments, and of course some tools and crafting supplies.

These little albums are relatively easy and fairly quickly to make, and they make great gifts! For instance, I filled one with photos and gifted it to my mother for Easter. The other I turned into a birthday gift for a colleague, who would now have a great little notebook to keep in her purse, with still room for a few treasured pictures if she wishes.

Like this idea? Great, check out my video below! And if you’d like to create some yourself – admit it, you have several four-sheet-sets left in your stash!! – hop on over to my Etsy shop to get the tutorial! It will be available from April 8th, it has 37 pages and 99 pictures and guides you through the process of creating the mini albums step-by-step.