Repurpose Coasters into a Scrapbook Mini Album

Hello, G45ers!

  Einat Kessler is here to help us coast through the week with her clever Communique Coaster Mini Album. This album is a classic G45 project with a twist. By using coasters, Einat has come up with a unique design, and with the addition of lots of custom interactive bits, this album is a ton of fun to make and use. Check out the accompanying YouTube video for more details. 




(3/2/ 1 claimed) PiT & HSH 12x12, Mixed Media, Metal - BIG GUY $85 Graphic 45

This week’s blog prize package includes a Place in Time – Deluxe Collector’s Edition set, Home Sweet Home 12×12 Paper Pad, Ivory Mixed Media Album, and Shabby Chic Key Holes and Door Plates and Knobs, an $80 value.  Just leave a comment here and/or Facebook to be entered to win!  Winner will be announced here on the blog Friday, September 8th.  


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Communique Coaster Mini Album in a Box

By Einat Kessler


“One of my all time favorite G45 collections is Communique. I just love the images, the vintage feel, and the colors. So you know I just had to create a mini album with it right?

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I decided to use coasters as the base for the pages for two reasons: first, it fit inside the box and second I wanted to challenge myself to go small. I also used small black tags for some of the interactive mechanisms.


The binding of the mini album was simple. I used squares of cardstock to sandwich two coasters together. Then I covered the rest of the coaster and added all the interactive fun.



#1: When you create an interactive mechanism, for example a flap, always think about how you can combine it with another mechanism, for example by adding a pocket on the front of the flap. Then expand it even further by creating an interactive insert. This is how all complicated interactive mechanisms are built!


#2: When embellishing the top of a box add a 3D effect with foam tape or little triangles to glue the embellishments on. Cut a strip of cardstock, fold it into a triangle and close with glue. Attach the bottom of the triangle to the lid and the embellishment to the side of the triangle.


Here’s a flip through the mini album


Coaster Mini in a Box Video


Thanks for stopping by.” ~ Einat


Graphic 45 Supplies:







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Looking for more Communique ideas?  Check out these stunning masculine cards by Katelyn Grosart. See full post here


Thanks for joining us and Brand Ambassador Einat Kessler for this crafty album and box project featuring Communique. We are so glad to have some of our very favorite collections available again as Deluxe Collector's Editions. We would love to hear about your most desired out of print collections in the comments below and remember it is the last day to enter to win this week's blog prize. See you back here tomorrow with more G45 inspiration and an announcement about the lucky winner. 


Happy Papercrafting!  

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