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Now That I’ve Thrown Away Mini-Books…

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Here’s what I love and hate about minibooks…

Hate: They’re bulky, hard to store, take up too much room, are sometimes flimsy and easily bent, and sometimes do not stand up.

Love: They’re three-dimensional and interactive and are a great outlet for more creativity.

So yes, I threw some away that weren’t meaningful to me. I adapted some of my problematic and flimsy minibooks into other forms, such as scrapbook pages.

I’m keeping my favorite mini-books the way they are, but I doubt I’ll be making many more.

So if you’re like me and have a love-hate relationship with minibooks, you may not want to give them up completely. Here’s how to keep the parts you love and get rid of the parts you hate in your future mini projects…

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Memory File Techniques – Paperclipping 191

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Do you have any big stories or events you’ve delayed scrapbooking because you can’t figure which approach you should take?

Maybe it’s a yearly trek with the ladies to a scrapbooking event and you have loads of pictures of the clan traveling together, scrapbooking in the lodge, cooking the meals, and sight-seeing with your cameras. Don’t forget all that ephemera from the stops you took along the way.

Do you scrapbook it by year? Or do you do a page about the fun ride up with everyone squished in two minivans, plus another page about the lodge and its environment, plus another page of all the ladies scrapbooking, etc.

But if you want to make sure every lady and crazy fun moment gets included, you’ll end up with a full-page collage for every single aspect of every single trip.

That could mean five pages for each and every year!

What do you do?

You put it off for another time, right?

No, no, you don’t do that anymore.

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Now what you do is get a Memory File box designed by Heidi Swapp. Or you could purchase the equivalent office supplies and make them all scrappy and cute with your current scrapbooking product.

This format is great because you can take a linear approach, such as documenting your event by year, and still be able to highlight all those different activities that happen within each year. This is because the file folders are dimensionally and spatially open — meaning you can make multiple miniature books that you open or pull out for each part of your story.

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Here are a few common events the Memory File system could help you with:

  • birthdays
  • Christmas or other holidays
  • visits to grandma and grandpa
  • visits from the grandkids
  • sports
  • dance
  • drama or choir
  • high school
  • your business
  • your job
  • reunions

I’m using the Memory File to document my yearly trips with Izzy to CHA. We put together a video that shows the three folders I have so far, how I sectioned them out for the different aspects of our trip, and a few techniques I came up with to make them interactive so I could fit my massive number of photos.

If you’re a Paperclipping Member, please go to iTunes or the Member’s Area to catch the newest tutorial!

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CHA 2012 – Heidi Swapp Shows Her New Instaframes from the Memory File Line

Heidi designed Instaframes to make a square photo look like a polaroid! They come with fun cute supplies to add to them that have evoke all the social media terms of right now, such as “Status Update, “What’s on your mind?” etc. Take a look!

CHA 2012 – Heidi Swapp Demos Her New Color Mist Products and Curling Fringe Ribbon

Heidi Swapp released a massive new line full of lots of different products. There were two completely different types of products that deserved demos and Heidi demos them both for us in this video. First off are the various Color Mist products, from paper to banners to letters to file folders.

Second is a fringe ribbon that is made of a special material that you can heat to make the fringe curl up without ripping at all! It’s super fun!