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Hook N Ladder Mini Album Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 07/14/2020 7 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,


Hello, G45ers!

  It is a wonderful day to learn a new technique and we have just the tutorial for you!  Today on the blog, we are thrilled to get to introduce you to Mini Album Mastermind and Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Melissa Merritt.  For Melissa's #G45Selfie project she has created a Farmhouse Hook-N-Ladder Mini Album and has been so kind as to share a Printable PDF and Video Tutorial.  So grab your paper and scissors and let's have some fun!  


Melissa Merritt - USA

Graphic 45 2020-2021 Brand Ambassador 


My name is Melissa Merritt and I live in Orange Park, Florida, just south of Jacksonville.  I am engaged to a wonderful man.  Our wedding was recently postponed due to our global situation, but have moved it to next year, and I can’t wait.  We do not have any kids, but want them.  Until then, we are enjoying our niece and nephew.  

I am a paper crafter and love creating projects, mini albums, tags, cards, etc.  I would love to be doing this full time, but I work at a law firm as a paralegal, which keeps me busy.  

I have always been a crafty girl, but got into paper crafting about 10 years ago, which is about the time I discovered Laura Denison, Mini Albums and Graphic 45.  Laura was a Graphic 45 Ambassador in 2011-2012 and 2014-2015, and I loved watching her and making her projects.  With the help of my fiancé pushing me out of my comfort zone, I started making my own projects and albums.  About 7 years ago I created my website, and my YouTube Channel: where I post all of my projects and video tutorials.  It has been a fun journey and I am so excited that my journey led me to Graphic 45 and becoming a Brand Ambassador.


Hook-N-Ladder Mini Album

By Melissa Merritt


For my “Self-Portrait” project, I made a project that reflects my style and favorite paper medium.  I created this Hook-N-Ladder Mini Album.  I love creating mini albums, designing them, and making interactive pages.  For this project, I used Graphic 45 Farmhouse paper collection.  I love the look and feel of this paper collection and of course, the plaid papers are my favorite.  A great element of this collection is the chalkboard quotes.  This mini-album is 6 ½ x 8 ½” pocket and tag style album.  I also added black and white photographs of myself that I think go great with these papers.  I have included a written and video tutorial for you to make one of your own.  Happy Paper Crafting!



Printable Tutorial


Video Tutorial:

Hook n Ladder Mini Album Tutorial by Melissa Merritt for Graphic 45





















Happy Papercrafting!



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7 Comment(s)

Pam Spradlin:
07/14/2020, 12:19:39 PM

This is an amazing album. I am so wanting to make it also. Thank you for the directions.

07/14/2020, 12:21:43 PM

Beautiful album and tutorial! Love your video and the Farmhouse collection!

Bev Drake:
07/14/2020, 03:39:27 PM

This was the best tutorial ! What a wonderful idea you have had & just love it. Well done. I can’t wait to make one for myself & thank you so much.

07/14/2020, 04:52:13 PM

You did awesome, proud of you... :-D

Martie Rollin:
07/14/2020, 06:19:24 PM

I am so happy to see another scratch album maker on your Brand Ambassador team! Looking forward to seeing more projects that reflect her style. Nice!

Glenda Buster:
07/15/2020, 06:09:24 PM

Welcome Melissa!! Amazing album! Thank you so much for the tutorial! The PDF and video are very much appreciated.

Laura Casey:
07/16/2020, 07:36:07 PM

Beautiful !!!!!!!

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