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60 Second Tutorial - Mini Notebooks Featuring Midnight Masquerade

Posted by Graphic 45 06/27/2017 37 Comment(s) Tutorials,Videos,#SimplyG45,

Hello, G45ers!

Welcome to a wonderful Wednesday with Graphic 45 and our fantastic Brand Ambassador Magda Cortez. Today we are featuring Magda's Midnight Masquerade Mini Notebooks. These adorable notebooks are fast, fun, functional, and a great addition to our #SimplyG45 series. Magda also includes a 60 second YouTube tutorial to show you just how quickly you can put together similar creations at home. These would make thoughtful party favors or great last minute gifts.  


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60 Second Tutorial - Mini Notebooks

By Magda Cortez


Hi All.. Today I’m going to show you a big challenge I completed!! I made a video tutorial in 60 seconds! After thinking how and what I could do, I thought it had to be something simple. NO Fussy Cutting. Yes. I said NO fussy cutting! For this challenge I did a series of Mini Notebooks using Midnight Masquerade Collection. It is full of beautiful bold colors and they’re so easy to use! So here we go!



60 Second Mini Notebook YouTube Video Tutorial


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Tip: Notebooks are always a nice to have near phones, computers, and in your purse, and they are so easy to make!


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Tip: You can embellish the notebooks by adding ribbons and charms!


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I love notebooks and I always have one on hand.. It is a beautiful project to give as a little detail to friends and teachers!


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Graphic 45 Supplies: 

Midnight_masquerade banner

Midnight Masquerade Patterns & Solids

Midnight Masquerade Ephemera Cards

Portrait of a Lady - Stickers


Elastic Cord and Ribbons from my stash


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We can detail them as we like and they are always going to look beautiful!  I hope you like it ..this was a real challenge!


XOXO” ~Magda Cortez 


#SimplyG45 Tutorial Pinterest Board


3x3 Challenge, Patterns & Solids, Tags & Pockets, Vintage Hollywood, Portrait of a Lady, Midnight Masquerade, graphic 45, prize package, $95.50 value

This week's prize package is valued over $95 and includes three Patterns & Solids paper pads and Die-Cut Tags & Pockets from Vintage HollywoodPortrait of a Lady, and Midnight Masquerade, along with a Deep Square Matchbook Box.  To enter to win this fabulous prize just leave a comment here and/or on Facebook.  The winner will be announced on Friday, June 30th's blog post.  

Thanks for stopping by for this quick dip into crafting inspiration. Sometimes a well planned, simple project can turn into one of the best, and we are so pleased to share Magda's Mini Notebooks as a perfect example of this type of project. Life can get busy, but even when you only have a few moments to spare, crafting can be a great way to enjoy them. We'd love to hear about some of your favorite fast and fun creations in the comments below and remember each comment is a chance to win this week's blog prize. 

Happy Papercrafting! 

37 Comment(s)

Cathy Frailey:
06/28/2017, 09:18:58 AM

I love making mini books! Beautiful papers from G45 always makes things special!

Dottie Sims:
06/28/2017, 09:20:02 AM

Easy peasy tutorial - thanks for the inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Very sweet notebooks!

Laurie Bradshaw:
06/28/2017, 09:52:45 AM

Just lovely! I will try!

Carol Barnes:
06/28/2017, 10:27:02 AM

Sorting thru my G45 stash, was amazed at what I've been hoarding since 2009. I resolve to finish and use my stuff!!

Debbie Siddle:
06/28/2017, 10:30:00 AM

Beautiful and thank you for the ideas. x

Jean Marmo:
06/28/2017, 10:40:58 AM,

Wow - so very pretty!

Marianne Gonzales:
06/28/2017, 10:49:29 AM

Great little tutorial using the fabulous Midnight Masquerade. Thank you Magda.

Amy Green:
06/28/2017, 10:55:55 AM

Great tutorial on mini notebooks! They will be easy and fun to make!

Carolee McCaslin:
06/28/2017, 11:19:55 AM

WOW such an amazing project and prize package!!!!! I LOVE G45!!!

Glenda C:
06/28/2017, 12:18:03 PM

Lovely project! Thank you.

06/28/2017, 12:19:18 PM

Wow beautiful and practical project.

Carla Hundley:
06/28/2017, 12:42:45 PM

These notebooks turned out lovely and looks so easy to make. Carla from Utah

Sue Kendrick:
06/28/2017, 12:45:36 PM

What a great idea! I'm going to make some of those little notebooks. They would make great gifts, too.

06/28/2017, 01:10:38 PM

The colours in this collection are really pretty and i adore notebooks a double treat !!!

06/28/2017, 01:16:48 PM

Thank you - what a great idea! And so easy! I'll be making these for little extra gifts for family and friends.

06/28/2017, 01:21:39 PM

Going to have to try some notebooks!

Vanessa LeClear:
06/28/2017, 01:49:16 PM

Beautiful notebooks! Midnight Masquerade is such a pretty collection!

Glenda Buster:
06/28/2017, 03:02:02 PM

Love the Midnight Masquerade collection! Your notebooks and tutorial are awesome ❤️!

Mary Morel:
06/28/2017, 03:15:49 PM

Beautiful work, Magda! Thanks for showing us such an efficient way to make these lovely notebooks

Nikki Roeder:
06/28/2017, 05:08:17 PM

I loved the 60 second tutorial! So, organized and it made me feel like I could make my own mini books. Thank you for taking the time to step up and make it! 60 sec, wow, that just blows me away! Congratulations, you showed everyone, lol!

Becca Yahrling:
06/28/2017, 05:39:38 PM

I can't wait to try my hand at this. I bought some Midnight Masquerade paper at the Expo last month ...

Jami L Wright:
06/28/2017, 06:33:20 PM

So awesome! I now have an idea what to make everyone in my office for a special christmas gift. Love it!

06/28/2017, 06:33:30 PM

Love every thing Graphic 45!

Mathilde S.:
06/28/2017, 09:45:53 PM

I love these notebooks,great idea.I will definitely make some.The beautiful paper,ephemera cards and chipboard from G45 make them special.

Judy D.:
06/28/2017, 11:33:27 PM

Fun mini books and great instructions - simple and quick, and great to have on hand. Judy D.

06/29/2017, 03:02:17 AM

Thank you for the chance to win. Love every thing Graphic 45!

Dorothy McCarthy:
06/29/2017, 04:50:36 AM,

I love these little books!! Thanks for sharing!

Deb Lowell:
06/29/2017, 05:55:55 AM

Quick and easy - I enjoy watching these videos giving me lots of inspiration. This one from Magda is one I will definitely do! Christmas, baby showers, birthdays, just because gift, so many ideas running thru my head right now. Thanks Magda and graphic45!

Sue MacFall:
06/29/2017, 07:42:04 AM

What a great idea and you can make them as fancy as you want. Thank you for this project.

06/29/2017, 08:43:11 AM

The small note books are a great quick project.I could do it with a small group of friends.That would be a fun make & take.Thanks.I'd be thrilled to win some products to use.

Karen Ewert:
06/29/2017, 09:28:13 AM

Love these mini projects...and the great giveaways...thanks for a chance to win!

Sue LD:
06/29/2017, 02:30:40 PM

Love this idea--thanks for sharing how you made these.

06/29/2017, 06:27:14 PM

I just love the colors in this collection and the pretty but practical little notebooks.

Arianna Barbara:
06/29/2017, 11:58:54 PM

Wow! This is one of my fav collection! I love so much this idea to make mini notebooks!!! Stunning project!!!

Susie Stover:
09/18/2017, 12:10:08 PM

Very pretty projects. Thank you girls. Your ideas and final creations are so pretty.

09/18/2017, 05:22:30 PM

These are great and look easy to make! Thank you for the ideas.

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