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Paper Bag Mini with Cascading Insert Tutorial - Ginger Ropp 2019-2020 Introduction

Posted by Graphic 45 06/12/2019 33 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,


Hello, G45ers!

Are you looking to step up your mini albums and paper crafts?  Yes?  Then you have come to the right place.  Today we have the pleasure of introducing the Master of YouTube Tutorials and Albums, Ginger Ropp - My Sisters Scrapper!  For Ginger's #G45Selfie - June Challenge project she has created a Paper Bag Mini Album complete with a unique and fun Cascading Mini Album Insert Tutorial.  Be sure to take the tour of the albums to capture the full beauty, and how wonderful our new Kaleidoscope paper when put to the page!  So without further ado... 


Ginger Ropp - My Sisters Scrapper - USA
2019-2020 Brand Ambassador 


"Hello, my name is Ginger Ropp. Most people know me on social media and YouTube as My Sisters Scrapper. I have been married for over thirty years and enjoy being Mema to my amazing grandkids.I have been scrapbooking for over 15 years. I love to create mini albums, cards, as well as other paper crafts. I also enjoy teaching mini album and card classes. I have been fortunate enough to travel across the country to teach classes at local scrapbook stores and scrapbooking retreats.

I am super excited to be a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador for another term. I look forward to sharing some fun projects showcasing Graphic 45’s beautiful collections.



Paper Bag Mini Album Tutorial

By My Sisters Scrapper

For my “self-portrait” I decided to go back to my very first series tutorial that really started me on my journey of mini albums and teaching. I created a fun vertical paper bag mini album using the beautiful Graphic 45 Kaleidoscope collection. I love the colors and the vibrancy of the imagery. I made a few changes to my project with some tips that I have learned over the years since my first vertical paper bag mini. This mini album has lots of interaction and even some fun upcycled tags.  One of the fun elements about this collection is the black and cream imagery but then you see the elements that are vividly colored. I wanted to bring out that element in a small way which is showcased on the inside front cover. The “color your world’ element is black and cream but when you pull the tab located at the top the image switches to the vibrant color palette.  I also upcycled some of the Graphic 45 tag shaped packaging for my large inserts at the tops of the pages.” ~My Sisters Scrapper



Video Tour:



G45 Kaleidoscope Paper Bag Mini Album



Tip: Add fun interactive details.  Pull the tab to 'Color Your World'! 













Here is a quick video tutorial showing how to create the fun cascading insert from the back inside cover.


Cascading Mini Album Insert Tutorial:


Cascading Mini Album Insert Tutorial by Ginger Ropp





Graphic 45 Supply List:

Kaleidoscope 8x8 Paper Pad

Kaleidoscope Ephemera Cards

Kaleidoscope 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Kaleidoscope Chipboard

Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies

Artist Trading Tags—Black

Matte Pearl Gems





Big thanks to Ginger for 'Coloring our World' with this gorgeous scrapbook album, and easy to follow step by step tutorial.  Please join us in welcoming Ginger back for another wonderful year in the comments below!  We thank each of you for stopping by and making our blog such a fun and happy place.  We hope this project has inspired you to try something new, and when you do be sure to share it on our Graphic 45 - Official Community page!  Have a wonderful day, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!  

33 Comment(s)

Annette Green:

Wowzers! This is one fabulous mini album. There’s so much fun stuff going on in here! So generous to share a video AND a Snapguide for that cool cascading element. I’m thrilled to see Ginger here on the team another year! Lots of great projects to come.

Regina Harrison:
06/12/2019, 12:13:22 PM

What a fun project. I am very happy that we will be seeing your projects for another year. I love the way you use Lawn Fawn dies in this.

Michele Lewis:
06/12/2019, 12:14:06 PM

Beautiful as always Ginger!!! I love this Graphic 45 collection....awesome colors!

Donna Kauffman:
06/12/2019, 12:18:11 PM,

Vibrant and beautiful! And I LOVE paperbag minis. How fun! Now I want to go dig in my bag stash and get busy. Thanks for the inspiration. Rocking it, as usual!! ❤️

06/12/2019, 12:30:29 PM

What an amazing album. What kind of paper bags do you use for your albums? I've tried one and had no luck as I didn't like the way the bags laid and it just didn't come together as neat and pretty as the ones I see on youtube. Love your use of nested dies for the insert as well.

Mathilde S.:
06/12/2019, 12:31:17 PM

Fabulous mini album,I love all the details and the brilliant paper.

Debbie Baez:
06/12/2019, 12:32:28 PM

Wow wow wow gorgeous! Love the paper! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing! Would love to win this collection!

Jan D., FL:
06/12/2019, 12:53:19 PM

Amazing projects. Loved both tutorials.

Glenda Buster:
06/12/2019, 12:56:39 PM

Love how the black bags work with the Kaleidoscope Collection. Love all of the fun interactive features and your tutorial cascading insert. Thanks for sharing

JoAnn Bauer:
06/12/2019, 01:47:18 PM

I think this paper is the best. Love the vibrant colors. Love your album too.

Vanessa LeClear:
06/12/2019, 01:56:26 PM

Welcome back, Ginger! Love your project!

Bev Drake:
06/12/2019, 02:16:02 PM

Fabulous ,stunning project which really makes these incredible papers really pop! Great tutorial & would love to make this. Welcome Ginger !

Sheila Styre-Briere:
06/12/2019, 02:29:10 PM

Fantastic!! So happy to see such wonderful tutorials to go with the beautiful collections this year, going to be super busy....

Ellen Haydon:
06/12/2019, 02:37:13 PM

Now this is a Wowzer! It will keep you mystery lovers to keep going page by page until you come to the very last burst of color. Your album is so fascinating. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sue D:
06/12/2019, 02:48:17 PM

Fabulous. Love all the fold outs and the papers.

Jan Kennedy:
06/12/2019, 03:30:54 PM

Intriguing collection and album!

06/12/2019, 03:41:36 PM

The mini album is awesome - the colts are simply stunning!

06/12/2019, 03:42:43 PM

Oops that darned auto correct ... the colours are simply stunning.... and they are!

Sandi Nagel:
06/12/2019, 05:41:09 PM,

I love ❤️ paper bag mini albums and I love your style!

Martie Rollin:
06/12/2019, 06:15:30 PM

Your paper bag album tutorial is a resource for many paper crafters!! It's too bad that Michael's no longer offers their colored bags...lots of crafters adapted your tutorial to that size. I happen to prefer regular size bags, so I was happy to see that this is what you chose for this project. Happy to be seeing your G45 projects for a 2nd year!!

Jane S:
06/12/2019, 06:41:09 PM

So glad to see you back! This project is stunning. Thank you

Carla Hundley:
06/12/2019, 08:19:22 PM

This is amazing and fabulous colors. Carla from Utah

Jondolyn Amadasu:
06/12/2019, 09:02:04 PM

Congratulations Ginger!

Jondolyn S Amadasu:
06/12/2019, 09:04:38 PM

Congratulations Ginger! You've done it again! It's out the ballpark! You and the paper are FABULOUS!

Gillian I Brown:
06/13/2019, 12:39:31 AM,

Love this, absolutely gorgeous papers and the cascading pages are very elegant.

Judy Phillips:
06/13/2019, 01:03:13 AM

WOW! I love paper bag albums. The colors in this collection are so spectcular!

She Fowl:
06/13/2019, 01:54:24 PM

Love the mini album within the mini album...Thank you.

Carol Bates:
06/13/2019, 04:50:27 PM

Simply stunning!

RJ Zaczyk:
06/14/2019, 07:51:33 PM

Wow, fabulous! I love how you showcased the beautiful designs even more with your creations. Love Kaleidoscope! I don't think the I WANT It All bundle is enough and will need to buy more Kaleidoscope!!!

Kate LeBlanc:
06/15/2019, 09:44:02 AM

You created such an amazing mini album - Wow!!!! I love all of the different elements and can think of all of the different collections to do this with. Amazing! I can't wait to see what you have coming next!

Gloria Stengel:
06/15/2019, 11:23:49 AM,

I have long been a fan of Ginger's and am so happy to see her on the team again! She is such a wonderful artist, and shares her talent so freely. Her videos are always easy to follow!

Mendy Benoit:
06/18/2019, 02:58:52 PM

I love this project. I see so many ways to make it my owmn. Truly amazing brings me back..way back

Jo Tresner:
06/23/2019, 04:57:20 PM

Absolutely stunning. What do you use for the base of this album. Is there a tutorial or more directions on how to build the foundation of this project?Thank you so much for the share.

Anne R:
06/24/2019, 02:06:12 PM,

Ginger's album is stunning, I particularly love the cascading insert and the papers are just fabulous!

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