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Creativity Prompt – Make A Mini-Book In 10 Minutes – Video Tutorial

January 23rd, 2009 by Avital
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My favorite projects are both quick and easy to make, which provide me with instant gratification and an appetite for more. This is why I immediately fell in love with Hagit’s mini-book, when I stumbled upon it.

I asked for Hagit’s permission to “reverse engineer” her project and she told me she’s got the idea from Moran, another talented Israeli artist. (Moran has also posted a tutorial, in Hebrew). Both of them gave me their gracious permission.

As you can see, my “reverse engineering” has brought me to a slightly different place, but my inspiration is definitely derived from Hagit and Moran – so THANK YOU!!!

In this week’s creativity prompt I am going to show you my way of creating a mini-book in about 10 minutes. (Depends on whether your tools and supply are at hand or not…)

Tools & Supply –


How-to –

The great music on this video is by Josh Woodward.


If you have any question, suggestion or remark – don’t hesitate to contact me – either leave a comment, use the contact form or start a new thread on the Creativity Prompt Flickr Group!!!

What do you think about my second trial at putting together a video tutorial… I am keeping on experimenting with the webcam’s placement. Not quite there yet 🙂

Thank you so much for all your kind comments and e-mails on my first video tutorial. It really encouraged me to go ahead and make some more.

I would also be very happy to see your own mini-book creations, so don’t be shy and share 🙂

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10 Comments to “Creativity Prompt – Make A Mini-Book In 10 Minutes – Video Tutorial”

  1. Eileen says:

    Hi! I love your blog and joined your flickr group, (EMCphotos). I tried to watch the video and it said it was private and needed an invitation from you 🙁
    Please let me know so I can watch it and link to it from my Scrapbooking Blog.


  2. Kathryn says:

    I would love to be able to watch your video but when I click on it – it says that I have to be your youtube friend and won’t let me watch it.

    Hope you can fix this?


  3. Eileen says:

    Thanks so much! I watched both of your video’s and loved them. Your music choices are awesome. I can’t wait to see another one!
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. Donna C says:

    Great job! I love video tutorials. Seeing vs. just reading is a great learning tool. However, I would love to hear a voice over with instructions vs. music because when I try to read what you’ve written for the steps in the video, it’s too distracting ’cause it’s a very cool song! I ended up muting the sound and then watching again with the sound to enjoy the tune! Thank you for sharing!

    • Avital says:

      Thank you! I have been incorporating voice-overs in my last few videos. You’ll have to get past the accent… but you can hear me talking 😉

  5. M for Short says:

    So lovely: the tutorial and the soothing music to watch by. Your sewn minibook was equally hypnotic.
    Your books are certainly a giant leap above the fold & staple books I make for my girls and their little “stories”. One (age 6.5) is writing now, and the other (4.5) illustrates, then dictates to me what the captions are. I think they would LOVE to have “fancy” books to keep their inspirations going. And I hope I am able to teach them so they can become bookmakers, too, someday.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Avital says:

      Thank you SO much for your comment. I was delighted to read about your daughter’s stories and how you take the time to put them in books. This is so heart warming and I’m exhilarated to hear that I could help, even a wee bit, in this lovely story-telling tradition.

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