16 May, 2022


Hello Paper Artists

This video shows my completed Mini Book using the Shades of Blue Papers

You can take it to shabby chic or to a more vintage style - totally up to you.

I used lace, ribbons & flowers for Shabby Chic - hope it gives you some ideas


Cover:  12” x 6”

With a 1.5” spine - score of 5.25” from each side

(For a 2” spine - score 5” from each side)

Signatures: 12” x 5.5”  each will have a 0.5” spine

Score 5”, 5.5”, 10.5” - leaves 1” to either cut off or fold in for tucks

Smaller signature:

7.5” x 3.75” with 0.25” scores in the center  

Etsy link




12 May, 2022

Hello Paper Artists

Shades of Blue   May 2022

 Latest Collection designed for Mini Books:

Shades of Blue - a beautiful shabby chic color.  Collection #M535


A pack of 10 papers 8.5x11” - high-quality 300dpi, jpg format:

4 background papers & 6 papers full of Cut & Create Ephemera.


Etsy listing:    https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/1213497906

Papers video: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/iBW53P256PE

Project video: https://youtu.be/  in  process

Have fun with this Collection - use different textures, colors & cardstocks & enjoy.





Meg’s Mini Books are made 6” high or less ie. 1/2 of a sheet of cardstock. They are much easier to make than large journals & also more economical. On top of that, they are lots of fun & very forgiving. A new type of paper Collection has been designed especially for these mini books:


What Wikipedia has to say about the 'color blue' is fascinating: 

From Wikipedia. “Blue is one of the three primary colors in the RYB color model (traditional color theory), as well as in the RGB (additive) color model. It lies between violet and cyan on the spectrum of visible light.  Most blues contain a slight mixture of other colors; azure contains some green, while ultramarine contains some violet.

Blue has been an important color in art and decoration since ancient times. The semi-precious stone lapis lazuli was used in ancient Egypt for jewelry and ornament and later, in the Renaissance, to make the pigment ultramarine, the most expensive of all pigments. In the eighth century, Chinese artists used cobalt blue to color fine blue and white porcelain. In the Middle Ages, European artists used it in the windows of cathedrals. Europeans wore clothing colored with the vegetable dye woad until it was replaced by the finer indigo from America. In the 19th century, synthetic blue dyes and pigments gradually replaced organic dyes and mineral pigments. Surveys in the US and Europe show that blue is the color most commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and occasionally  sadness.