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Gatefold Mini Album: Introducing YouTube Sensation, Ginger Ropp

Posted by Graphic 45 06/13/2018 89 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

We have an extra special treat for today on the Graphic 45 blog.  Today, we (re)introduce you to YouTube sensation and mini album genius, Ginger Ropp.  For Ginger's 'Self-Portrait' she has created a Gatefold Mini Album with all sorts of interactive details using our 
Floral ShoppeThis mini album takes scrapbooking to the next level and has so many great opportunities for photos and journaling.  Take the YouTube video tour to see the magic unfold.  But before we dive in, we wanted to do a quick contest reminder.  


Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes a Little Darlings - DCESecret Garden - DCE, Floral Shoppe 8x8 and Ephemera Cards, Staples Die-Cut Tags, Door Knockers, and Stamped Metal Brads, a $97 value.  The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, June 15th.


Brand Ambassador 2018-2019

Ginger Ropp - USA

“Hi my name is Ginger Ropp. I am beyond excited to be a member of the Graphic 45 family. I absolutely love everything Graphic 45. I started my papercrafting journey several years ago, however, when my first grandchild was born I stumbled upon mini albums. I absolutely fell in love with the idea of having a small compact project showcasing all of the “events and firsts” in my granddaughter's life. Once I created my first mini album, I was hooked.


Floral Shoppe - Gatefold Mini Album


“For my self-portrait introduction project, of course, I had to create a mini album. I used the beautiful Floral Shoppe collection. The colors and imagery are amazing. As I reflected back on the style of a mini album I wanted to create, I went back through the many projects I created in the past and decided on my gatefold mini album. Here’s a look at the updated version of my gatefold mini album that I had originally created a few years back.


Tip:  When adding your pages to your hinges leave a small space between the page and the spine. This ensures the pages will turn properly and lay flat when your book is open.


Here is a video walkthrough of my Floral Shoppe Gatefold Mini Album.


Floral Shoppe Gatefold Mini Album Tour by Ginger Ropp








Floral Shoppe Package


Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • 12x12 Ivory Cardstock
  • Medium weight chipboard
  • Asst. mulberry paper flowers
  • Silk Ribbon


What a fantastic memory album and would be great for so many occasions.  Big thanks to Ginger for sharing your talents and this video.  We are so thrilled to get to work with Ginger again, she is such a fun, motivational, member in the G45 family.  Please give her a warm welcome in the comments below.  As always, thank you for joining us for these Brand Ambassador introductions.  Now pull out those papers and start having some fun!  


Happy Papercrafting!  

89 Comment(s)

Jackie G:
06/13/2018, 10:48:08 AM,

LOVE Ginger!!!!! She is such an amazing creator!!!!

Claudia Machen:
06/13/2018, 02:36:03 PM

Such a beautiful album. I am just starting to learn about mini albums and there is so much to learn. I will be watching this video again and again!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

You took so much time and effort to make it just right. Thanks for sharing your work Ginger!

06/13/2018, 11:17:04 AM,

What a beautiful project, congrats! :D There is a real secret in Graphic 45's papers, everyone is so special and it's hard to choose one, I love them so much, thanks for the opportunity!

cindy yinger:
06/13/2018, 11:21:08 AM

Love Ginger's work. This mini is wonderful and Floral Shoppe is a beautiful collection. How could you go wrong... Ginger & G45 paper!

Debbie Siddle:
06/13/2018, 11:24:28 AM

Such a beautiful mini album. Always enjoy Ginger's work. Thanks for the inspiration and hard work. xx

06/13/2018, 11:40:03 AM

That is just incredible! I, too, love minis, but I've never tried anything as complicated as that - do I have the nerve to try? Looking forward to seeing other projects, Ginger!

06/13/2018, 11:51:53 AM

What a fabulous mini album - thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us.

06/13/2018, 11:52:10 AM

I Love everything Ginger makes!! Big fan of both..

pat smith:
06/13/2018, 12:11:58 PM

This is beautiful. There are so many lovely Graphic 45 to dream about owning, most would be my favorite on any given day. You did an amazing job. Thanks for all your hard work.

Beth M Beery:
06/13/2018, 12:13:44 PM

This is absolutely beautiful!! I love Ginger's work and get so excited to see what she has created! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous project!!

06/13/2018, 12:14:29 PM

Welcome Ginger - so great to see one of my favourite youtubers, combined with my favourite paper company...Awesome!

Annette Green:

Yay! I’m so glad Ginger is back with Graphic 45. What a beauty of an album and a wonderful photo of Ginger. Welcome back to the family!

Kimberly A Murray:
06/13/2018, 12:23:32 PM

Welcome back!!! You are such a talented lady!! Love this collection and all the amazing details inside and out of this folio!! Just stunning Ginger!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!! XOXO~ Kimmy

Betty M Sherman:
06/13/2018, 12:27:07 PM

I really like this! Crisp and beautiful!

Angela Velazquez:
06/13/2018, 12:29:30 PM

Outstanding job and beautiful collection.

Linda Sebrasky:
06/13/2018, 12:32:52 PM

Welcome Ginger. I have been following your utube videos for several months. Your albums are gorgeous.

Susan Ashby:
06/13/2018, 12:35:48 PM

Outstanding and beautiful! Love these albums. So creative. Thank you for you creativity and love making albums..

Kim Stichler:
06/13/2018, 12:36:48 PM

This is STUNNING! I’ve always wanted to make something similar-maybe I’ll attempt it now!

06/13/2018, 12:37:39 PM

Welcome Ginger! I like the mini album and will make it with my G45 Floral Shoppe kit. Thanks

Kelly Massman:
06/13/2018, 12:37:46 PM

the flower album is gorgeous! so is the prize!

Carol Sanderson:
06/13/2018, 12:38:34 PM

Yay !!! Another way to use this beautiful collection..Welcome, Ginger...

Diana Dillon:
06/13/2018, 12:38:56 PM

This is just beautiful, welcome Ginger.

Michele Lewis:
06/13/2018, 12:42:04 PM

Welcome Ginger!! I have been following you for a very long time now and I am excited to see you awarded a G45 ambassador position! This is a beautiful folio you made and such a classy combination of colors! LOVE IT!

06/13/2018, 12:51:44 PM

I love mini albums and look forward to your creations

Pam Bearden:
06/13/2018, 12:54:48 PM

What a pretty project! The papers are wonderful and colorful. Thank you for sharing this awesome mini album!

Tricia Skinner:
06/13/2018, 12:56:15 PM

Ginger you have absolutely out done yourself. This is gorgeous. Love it.

06/13/2018, 12:59:40 PM

I love the floral shoppe collection - and the mini album you made with it. Gorgeous!

Cate Kager:
06/13/2018, 01:00:51 PM

Welcome Ginger! I love this album! You are very talented and the paper is adorable. Bloom and Grow, what a perfect baby shower gift for my daughter, of course it will have to be with something else since I am the mom. Haha! I am going to try it...

Tracy Brown:
06/13/2018, 01:01:44 PM

Gorgeous, love the coordination and flow of this mini album.

Sue D:
06/13/2018, 01:03:02 PM

Lots of great details and features in this mini album.

Kathleen Read:
06/13/2018, 01:08:03 PM

Welcome, Ginger! I love your Gatefold mini album!

Peggy Joyce:
06/13/2018, 01:16:36 PM,

I'm impressed that Ginger has joined as an Ambassador. She is my all time fav online tutorial album maker and I'm bummed that I'm missing her class in Ohio this August. Welcome Ginger! I'm gonna hunt up your tutorial on this gatefold album, hope it's still in your archives!

Cheryl Johnson:
06/13/2018, 01:20:31 PM

I just fell in love!!! This has convinced me to ditch a great many supplies I've acquired over the years because Graphic 45 and your Brand Embassadors have waved their magic wands and created what has been on my mind and in my heart for the longest time. I'm so glad I sat down to check this out and I'm ready to order the supplies from Graphic 45 and then wait with bated breath until it comes so I can cut, paste, create, and make my heart happy with something wonderful. Thank you, thank you, G45!

Julie Ann MacLean:
06/13/2018, 01:42:04 PM

Dazzling duo - Ginger and G45. It will be great!

Gunilla Jonsson:
06/13/2018, 01:43:58 PM

Thank's for an inspiring tutorial! I take every chance to learn more since I'm quite new in the scrapping field. I have just bought my first Graphic45 Paper Collection, and I just love it so there will be many more to come for sure! Thank you!

06/13/2018, 01:55:28 PM

I look forward to seeing your work all year! Welcome, Ginger! I love your tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!

Vanessa Leclear:
06/13/2018, 01:57:13 PM

Welcome back, Ginger! The album is gorgeous!

Rebecca Rosas:
06/13/2018, 02:08:42 PM

Wow, Ginger! I can't imagine a more complete album than that one! I especially love your metal embellishments.

06/13/2018, 02:21:21 PM

Wow Ginger I am so pleased you are on the design team, love your project! - And look forward to many more, thanks for sharing your lovely ideas

Patti Henschen:
06/13/2018, 02:24:11 PM

This looks like a fun project...I love all the interactive elements!

Lynda Woerner:
06/13/2018, 02:46:16 PM

Love this project, so excited to see these inspiring projects!

Janice Adams:
06/13/2018, 02:50:02 PM

Love Ginger and Graphic 45 !!

Suzy Q:
06/13/2018, 02:50:41 PM

Wow! Hello Ginger! I just luv what you've done with G45 Floral papers! Your gate fold mini-album is gorgeous! So luv how your colors and tags all match and come together beautifully! Can't wait to see what's next! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial!

Regina Harrison:
06/13/2018, 02:57:21 PM

Lovely album. Welcome, I look forward to seeing your projects this year.

Sharon Gullikson:
06/13/2018, 03:07:17 PM

The metal decorations, and gorgeous green ribbon---WOW!! This is so pretty.

Sandra Nagel:
06/13/2018, 03:11:26 PM,

I've been a long time fan of Ginger! So happy to see her as a Brand Ambassador! Thank you for all the inspiration! Crafty Hugs, Sandi

Brian Poteraj:
06/13/2018, 03:17:12 PM

Welcome to Graphic 45. I am looking forward to seeing your work. You are off to a great start. All of the flaps and pockets are perfect for holding photos.

06/13/2018, 03:21:11 PM

Beautiful, Ginger! So glad to see you here. Miss the Running with Scissors days.

Johanna Martinez:
06/13/2018, 03:43:18 PM

Ginger is amazing and so talented! I love her creations and I am so happy that she is now part of the Graphic 45 family!

06/13/2018, 03:52:56 PM,

Ginger this project is absolutely WONDERFUL. Thank you so much and A MILLION CONGRATULATIONS (for being a Graphic 45 Ambassador) and thank you's too----for all the fun you inspire.

Nancy Young:
06/13/2018, 03:54:00 PM

Beautiful. Everything is beautiful with Graphic 45.

Priscilla Hughs:
06/13/2018, 03:54:25 PM

Love this idea...amazing how many folds and pockets.. look forward to trying it!

06/13/2018, 03:54:28 PM

I LOVE Ginger's channel. She is such an inspiration. She is always so sweet showing us how to create beautiful albums, cards, etc. She goes above and beyond when making her videos-telling the sizes and the products she used. So happy to have her back at G45-she is the ultimate G45 designer.

Sandy Artman:
06/13/2018, 04:10:12 PM

Welcome, Ginger, This is one of my very favorite paper collections and I love, love, love your album! Looking forward to all the beautiful things you have in store for us. Blessings, Sandy

Susan Swayngim:
06/13/2018, 04:49:27 PM

Beautiful album! I'm doing my first one and appreciate the tips so much! Thank you!

06/13/2018, 04:50:49 PM

I believe Ms. Ginger to be one the top ten Ambassadors of all time. I have always enjoyed and learned scads and oodles from her...that’s a lot here in Texas. Thank you, Graphic 45, and thank Ginger!

06/13/2018, 04:52:54 PM

Amazing work ginger..thanks so the awesome video...welcome welcome! G45 rocks!

Debbie Baez:
06/13/2018, 04:59:26 PM

Welcome, welcome, welcome! Love your creative mind! Yes this is one of my favorite collections! Can’t wait to see more of your talents!

Christina Hampton:
06/13/2018, 06:01:07 PM

So much talent! I am in awe!! Just amazing!!

06/13/2018, 06:18:01 PM

Love the journal card pockets in Ginger's mini album, thank you!

Susan McFeggan:
06/13/2018, 06:21:01 PM

Love all g45. New floral stuff is great.

Anne B:
06/13/2018, 06:27:00 PM

Gorgeous work Ginger. Welcome

Diane F:
06/13/2018, 06:36:31 PM

Magnificent Mini! Just so pretty! Love it.

Toni Bettencourt:
06/13/2018, 06:54:17 PM

What a wonderful mini album! This collection is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing Ginger.

Amy Routh:
06/13/2018, 07:03:55 PM

I always adore Gingers projects on the Tube...and cannot wait to see how she takes the G45 products to the next level!! This album is awesome!!!

06/13/2018, 07:06:10 PM,

Ginger, I’m such a huge fan of your cleverly designed mini albums and folios. Your tutorials are just wonderful and you are so generous with them. I love this elegant and beautiful mini! I’m so excited to see everything you will create with G45 this year. Welcome back! Big hugs!!!!

Barbara Daws:
06/13/2018, 07:33:14 PM

Love Ginger’s beautiful mini albums. Her tutorials are so informative and easy to follow. This one is so beautiful made with the G45 papers. Looking forward to making it. So glad Ginger is a G45 Ambassador!

Gerry Wolfe:
06/13/2018, 07:57:49 PM

Beautiful album. Love the Floral Shoppe papers. The colors are so vibrant. Ginger your tutorials are terrific and so easy to follow.

Kathy M Jett:
06/13/2018, 09:14:44 PM

Beautiful album and paper. I love Gingers mini albums. Looking forward to her creations!

06/13/2018, 09:35:31 PM

Beautiful album. Thank you for sharing your techniques and beautifully designed album. Will need to come back and copy!

06/13/2018, 09:36:04 PM,

Lovely album. Can't wait yo see more and more.

Karen Rice:
06/13/2018, 09:44:34 PM

Oh how magnificent! I can't wait to try my own--you are truly such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Teresa Trump:
06/13/2018, 10:43:42 PM

I love Graphic 45. The products are unique and beautiful. The gatefold mini album is beautiful. I have made 3 mini albums and working on my fourth. Each time I learn more.

Glenda Buster:
06/13/2018, 11:40:27 PM

Welcome Ginger! Glad to have you back with Graphic 45. Gorgeous Gatefloh Mini ábum!

Susan Yang:
06/14/2018, 12:43:10 AM,

A very nice mini album!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Rosetta Jenkins:
06/14/2018, 01:37:07 AM

I love Ginger's work. She always shows her creations on YouTube and also treats us to tutorials. I am so glad she was chosen to be an Ambassador. She brings G45 to life. This album is just one example of her genius. I know cuz I been a follower for years. Ginger made me fall in love with G45.

Natassa Blazaki:
06/14/2018, 02:05:27 AM,

I follow Ginger on YouTube for quite a while. Always impressed by her work! This is one more wonderful mini with so many details. Great inspiration, thanks so much Ginger!!!

Deb ONeill:
06/14/2018, 05:09:14 AM

This is a simply wonderful album, of course made with the perfect G45 papers!!!

Lee Anne:
06/14/2018, 05:42:41 AM

Two things to LOVE here...Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe and Ginger's talent! Both amazing! ❤️

Jeane A:
06/14/2018, 01:11:35 PM

Ginger’s work continues to amaze me, and it shouldn’t as everything that I have seen of her efforts is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Her videos make even a novice like me believe that I can create something wonderful- thank you Graphic 45 for selecting her as an ambassador!

Ellen Haydon:
06/14/2018, 01:53:36 PM

Gee this is such a pretty Mimi Album. I like to make them and pass them on to the people I love and the one's they love to receive. Welcome aboard Ginger. Ellen from Phoenix

Dorothy McCarthy:
06/15/2018, 05:10:04 AM, handmadebydorothy.blogspot,com

Stunning Mini!! Thanks for the tips!

Jodi OHern:
06/15/2018, 03:33:40 PM

Love the mini album. The paper is just gorgeous. So happy to see Ginger here I am a huge YouTube fan. Watch all of her videos.

Anne McIntosh:
06/15/2018, 03:50:58 PM

Welcome Ginger and thank you for showing us how to take the mini-album to an entirely new level. I'm going to have to study this some more before I attempt to make one like it!

Martie Rollin:
06/15/2018, 07:27:23 PM

As one of many YouTube subbies to Ginger's site, I am really happy that she will be creating her albums with G45 paper collections. Of all the projects I've seen using this particular collection, I think this is the most pleasing project. Well done, Ginger!

Jan Kennedy:
06/16/2018, 10:20:10 AM

Good designer plus good products equals a great project!

Jill Peterson:
06/24/2018, 09:53:06 PM

I love Ginger!! She is such an inspiration to me!!

Janet Johnson:
07/06/2018, 05:08:07 PM

Beautiful papers, beautiful album. Great job.

Vicki Thompson:
07/20/2018, 08:27:13 AM

Congratulations Ginger! I love your work and can't wait to see what you create next.

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