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Announcing the 2014-2015
Winter Holidays Contest

ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT IT?! Each year since 2007 Paper Minis sponsors a Christmas time contest. In the 2013-2014 season the contest ran in tandem with the new line of Paper Minis diorama kits for acrylic ornaments. In response to requests from readers curious to see past contestants and winners, I compiled as many as I could from the last seven years. You can see all seven years from the following gateway page:
Gateway to Paper Minis Christmas/New Year season contests' winners and contestants.


Donna Kenny
Garfield, New Jersey (2007-2008)


This year the contest will include more scales. We are going back to the original gingerbread cottage decorating contest and anything goes! Use paint, or pens, or fimo, or jewelry findings, or rhinestones, or bits of paper, or fabric, or...

The only rule is you have to use the house foundation. If you want to make your own trees or fence or chimney feel free to do so. If you do not want to cut out windows or the door that is O.K. too. To participate you must be receiving the weekly newsletter. Please contact Ann-Vanture@PaperMinis.com and ask to be added to the mailing list.

First Prize: $75 of Paper Minis Products of your choice
Second Prize: $50 of Paper Minis Products of your choice
Third Prize: $25 of Paper Minis Products of your choice

 

THE GREAT
'20% OFF EVERYTHING
YOU WANT' SALE
This offer is going to be available for another week. However, the process is changing to a more simplistic approach. Create a PayPal order (the 20% discount will not show up). I will within 24-48 hours refund 20% of the pre-shipping and handling order amount. Promise!

NOTE: this does not include subscriptions.

CLICK HERE to go to the website catalog page.



1:12 scale or 1" dollhouse scale

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Some of the items found in the
Vintage Toy Room Collection



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The Vintage Collections subscription of easy-to-make, pre-printed kits currently has 18 groupings that make excellent vignette displays. Purchase at least a 6-month subscription and receive the printie CD free of charge. The CD provides photo tutorial for making the 5"x7"x4" frame-able boxes and 28 pre-templated wall-coverings (some are both landscape and portrait orientation). The web page gives you access to the on-line 3-4 page photo tutorials for the actual kit making boxes like the one to the left here.

If you are interested in purchasing just a single collection and/or the printie CD, you may at retail price. The collections contain a few more perks to them than buying the individual kits.

Click here for details, photos and pricing of the Vintage Collections build-your-own kit-of-the-month subscription or single-collection retail purchases.


Paper Minis Copyright Explanation
and Shipping and Handling

If you want to make an order and it's just not working out for you with the PayPal shopping cart, contact me and I will help out. My email address is:  Ann-Vanture@PaperMinis.com

The Paper Minis copyright notice with explanation has been updated. Please use the menu under Miscellaneous Subjects to the side here to read the details.  ~Ann at PaperMinis.com


NEW! Pre-Printed, Easy-to-Make
Mystic Maker Kit for 1:6 scale

(Fashion Doll/Play Scale)


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$4.50

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ffd006~Mystic Maker
Size:
93mmwx63mmh (Ouija Board for size sampling)


Description:
The 22 Major Arcana cards of the Original Waite-Smith-Vanture Tarot deck with silk tie. The cards have “antiqued” edges and are two-sided. Ouija board has top and underside artwork sandwiching a slice of balsa wood for strength. Planchette has storage box and beads for feet.


Tutorial: kit is easily made by reading the kit enclosed instructions.

NEW! Pre-Printed Easy-to-Make
Contemporary Gardening for 1:6 scale

(Fashion Doll/Play Scale)


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afd004 ~  Contemporary Gardening Products (1:6)
Sizes:
550mmhx22mmdx38mmw (potting soil sack as sample size)
Number of Pieces:
4 bulb sacks, seed catalog, 6 flower seed packets, 6 vegetable seed packets, round insecticide canister, box of plant food, bag of potting soil, bag of pine mulch.

Description: 
Everything you will need to stage a girl’s garden scene is in this kit even down to the faux shaker canister of insecticide powder!

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for the on-line tutorial.

NEW! Printie CD Titled
Contemporary Gardening
for 1:3 scale (18" Girl Doll)
Contemporary Gardening
for 18" Girl Doll
1:3 Scale Printie CD

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Get Ready for Tree Trimming!


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The 20% will be taken off after I receive
the order. This way you get 20% off
everything else in your order.

pc1is074: Ornament ~ Student's Contemporary
Desk Platform and Settings
(1:12)

Size: for 80mm acrylic ornament (NOT INCLUDED)

Description: Everything you need to create the content of this ornament including platform and diorama miniature scene is included in this pre-printed kit. The following is the inventory list: Student's dictionary and text book; model airplane; pocket folder; loose-leaf paper; composition notebook; crayons and box; yellow-lined note pad; fancy pencils; color pencils; pencil box; and platform to fit 80mm acrylic ornament.  

Click here for ornament tutorials


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SALE! Pre-printed, Easy-to-make Kits:
Three 'Get Ready for Halloween' Sets (1:12 scale)
20% will automatically be taken off after I receive your completed order.
This way you will get 20% off all items on your order.


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NOTE: if the kits pins are too small for your fingers to handle, then take a pair of wire cutters/needle-nosed pliers and snip sewing pins down to about 1/4". Place the cut pin through joint and add a dab of glue to the raw end of the pin. Allow it to dry.


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20% will automatically be
taken off after I receive
your completed order.

This way you will get
20% off all items
on your order.





Printables CD of 1:12 Scale Wallpapers,
Room Boxes, Staging Accessories
and Lots More.


Here are some wallpaper samplings from the CD.
Click here for more information about the Vol. 5, Ver. 4 Printie CD. NOTE: Buying the latest version 4 gives you everything that was found on versions 1, 2 and 3 plus the new additions of version 4.

Fun for Children
Wall Coverings 

superman papers

This is only a sampling of the goodies found on the CD. You will find tutorials including a new one for the Stained glass shown above, lots more wall coverings, faux carpets, stained glass and staging accessories as examples. Click here for more information, color chips, and photos on the Vol. 5, Ver. 3 Printie CD.
 
Vol. 5, Ver. 4 ~ Paper Minis Printie CD of Wall Coverings,
 Decorating Elements and Display Boxes  (1:12)
$9.50

Save on S&H by using the letter mailing option! This kit does not have 'bumps' and can be sent via USPS as a non-machineable letter instead of a parcel. Only a select few products can qualify, that is why this product has been selected here. If you plan on purchasing more than a couple products then it becomes more economical for you to pick the 'add to cart' option.

non-machine able
letter mailing
to U.S.A.
non-machine able
letter mailing to
Canada, Mexico & S. America
non-machine able
letter mailing to
International
$9.50+$1.82 S&H
$9.50+$2.53 S&H
$9.50+$4.03 S&H

If
you bought a previous Vol. 5 version, you may purchase the upgrade at a reduced price. When you use this button you must also send me, via email, the original purchase date and name used for the purchase. Log on to your PayPal account to look up your PayPal purchases. If you ordered via mail order, please send me the date via email. If you have problems doing so please let me know by email: ann-vanture@paperminis.com

Vol. 5, UPGRADE to Version 4 ~
Paper Minis Printie CD of Wall Coverings,
  Decorating Elements and Display Boxes  (1:12)
PREVIOUS PURCHASES ONLY. READ NOTE ABOVE.
$5.25

Save on S&H by using the letter mailing option! This kit does not have 'bumps' and can be sent via USPS as a non-machineable letter instead of a parcel. Only a select few products can qualify, that is why this product has been selected here. If you plan on purchasing more than a couple products then it becomes more economical for you to pick the 'add to cart' option.

non-machine able
letter mailing
to U.S.A.
non-machine able
letter mailing to
Canada, Mexico & S. America
non-machine able
letter mailing to
International
$5.25+$1.82 S&H
$5.25+$2.53 S&H
$5.25+$4.03 S&H

Paper Minis pre-printed kits and digital projects are designed for easy-assembly, for 8-year-olds to 80+, require only a few inexpensive tools and adhesives, take up very little space in a tight little household, do not require a dollhouse, are beautiful, made with the highest quality print materials, and are very affordable. You must spend wisely these days, so the complimentary projects exist so you can learn the hobby before making a purchase. Paper Minis are fun to make and admire, a great distraction from our daily stresses, and just right for anyone on a tight budget. The perfect pastime!  ~ Ann-Vanture@PaperMinis.com

 
Paper Minis Testimonials

Click here to read a few testimonials from customers. These testimonials will possibly help you make the decision to purchase your first Paper Minis products.

Paper Minis Monthly Subscriptions
of Easy-to-Make, Pre-printed Kits
Paper Minis subscriptions are like having a birthday celebration every month. A Paper Minis subscription is similar to a magazine subscription, but I let you pay every month and not all at once. So every month you get a surprise in the mail that will give you pleasure to make, admire and proudly display.
Subscribe at any time and get a
project each month beginning
with the first in the series

Classic I Monthly
Book Club (1:12)
Classic II Monthly
Book Club (1:12)


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month 19: bc1is401 Raggedy Ann Stories, Written and Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle
Raggedy Ann and Andy set, book 1

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month 18: bc1is303-Book Boxed Collection of
  McLoughlin Bros Children's Classics

McLoughlin Brothers
Tales Book Club (1:12)  
  The Cubby Collection
Case Subscription (1:12)
  
Month 15: Sleeping Beauty, Blue Beard
& Hop-O'-My-Thumb

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COMPLETION BONUS
THIS COMES FREE WITH SUBSCRIPTION!!
bc624 ~ Mother Goose Gems,
Volumes 1, 2, 3 and laminated storage box

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This boxed set is available for purchase outright.
$17.98 (use button below or mail order)

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Month 3: Alice in Wonderland Toy Room
  
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The Contemporary
Collection-of-the-Month
(all scales)
Sampler-of-the-Month
Subscription (1:12)

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Month 2: Living the Good Life Collection

Click here for small scales 1:12, 1:24, 1:48 subscription info

Click here for fashion doll scale 1:6 subscription info

Click here for girl doll scale 1:3 subscription info


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COMPLETION BONUS
THIS COMES FREE WITH SUBSCRIPTION!!

 


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Month 9: 1is004 Valentines
with Desk Caddy


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The Vintage Toy Shop Subscription (1:12) Vintage Collections
Build-Your-Own Subscription (1:12)

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Month 7: Books Just for Kids
(includes bookcase)


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for 12-month
 subscription information


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Victorian Gardening Collection

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for 6- to 18-month
subscription information.
YOUR CHOICE!

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Showcase: Paper Minis
On-line Catalog

See 1:12 scale
Showcase: Paper Minis
On-line Catalog
See 1:6 Fashion Doll/Play Scale
 


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Pre-printed Kit
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'Jump To' 1" Activities (page 2)

 


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'Jump To' Fashion Doll Scale
Showcase: Paper Minis
On-line Catalog

See 1:3 Girl Doll Scale
Showcase: Paper Minis
On-line Catalog
See Small Houses
 

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Sampler from 13th collection titled
Man's Best Friends!


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'Jump To' Girl Doll Scale


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$7.98

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'Jump To' Tiny Houses and Village
   

Free Example of Paper Minis

Are you hesitant to purchase any pre-printed Paper Minis? Is it hard to believe that Paper Minis prints could possibly be that much better than what you print at home? If you have never seen a Paper Minis pre-printed kit before, I will send you an examples card for you to evaluate if you send me your name and snail-mail address to ann-vanture@paperminis.com  Please, this offer is for those who are contemplating placing an order in the very near future and want to see the quality of a Paper Minis pre-printed kit prior to placing an order. ~Thank you, Ann at Paper Minis
 
Picking the Correct Printer Paper
Quite often I get asked, "what paper should I use to print printies?" Unfortunately, there is no universal answer to the question.

First, not all printers use the same paper to create top quality print. What I use is not necessarily what will work well in your printer. So follow what your printer's manufacturer advises, or Google 'clay-coated paper for HP inkjet printers' or 'clay-coated paper for Canon inkjet printers'--just fill-in your printer's manufacturer where I have HP and Canon. It may take some time to research paper, but anything worth doing takes time. By the way, glossy photo paper tends to crack and flake, and anyway most real world products are not glossy so why should your printies be glossy! Most products around you are either matte or semi-gloss.

Secondly, weight is important. I do not understand why so many folks think everything must be made with thick cardstock weight! The weight of the paper should coincide with the size of the product. Using cardstock weight on a tiny scale item will become bulky and clumsy looking when you start folding edges and corners and glue edges. Conversely, a larger 1:3 scale printie may need the weight of a heavy paper. Trial and error plays a big part in making perfect printables.

Third, clay-coated paper vs. office paper. Everything I sell as a pre-printed Paper Minis is printed on high-end clay-coated paper. The color is beautiful and saturated, is long-lived and water-resistant. If that is what you want for your printables, then you will want to purchase clay-coated paper. Remember to use the highest print setting you can on your printer--it's silly to spend a lot of money on paper and then skimp on ink. Now, if you want a low-cost hobby, then feel free to use office grade inkjet paper. There are varying qualities and you will want to use the most brilliant white paper, smoothest and most opaque. Yes, you may have to buy several different kinds until you get the best for your projects.

Like all skills you develop in life, this one will take time, practice and a little bit of money but you will have fun and a great sense of accomplishment when all is said and done. ~Ann at PaperMinis.com
 

Complimentary Projects:
Victorian Style Desk Set
In Five Standard Scales

October 24, 2014: The four desk set projects shown below are different from my normal offerings. I want to use this series as a way to introduce people to Paper Minis. Please share the following files with blue background only--without changes, as is only, and this series only--to everyone in your special interest group or on-line forum. These files will help crafters learn the paper miniatures hobby and introduce new viewers to Paper Minis. Keep in mind your print-outs will not be the quality of a pre-printed Paper Minis kit but good enough to be fun and introduce Paper Minis! NOTE: more projects for learning are available to those who receive the e-newsletter. E-mail Ann-Vanture@PaperMinis.com and ask to be included in the weekly mailings.



Click here for the download file
Victorian Desk Set's
To Do List Notepad
Click here for the download file
Victorian Desk Set's
Thank You Notes & Envelopes
Click here for the download file
Victorian Desk Set's
Friendship Cards and Case
   
Click here for the blotter
download file
Click here for the corners
download file
Victorian Desk Set's Desk Blotter
   
 

Yearly Paper Minis Contests
for Years 2007-2014
Each year Paper Minis sponsors a Christmas time contest. In the 2013-2014 season the contest ran in tandem with the new line of Paper Minis diorama kits for acrylic ornaments.

Because I have received several requests from readers curious to see past contestants and winners I attempted to compile as many as I could from the last 7 years. You can see all seven years from the following gateway page.

Gateway to Paper Minis Christmas/New Year season contests' winners and contestants.

Product Catalog
If you would like to see the entire Paper Minis Catalog without a lot of fuss and see it all on your phone, please try out the new Product Catalog found at the top portion of the menu found in the left margin here. Right now all the 1" scale items are listed. The other scales will be listed soon. Feedback is appreciated, how did it work for you? Ann-Vanture@PaperMinis.com


Free Newsletter and Projects in Many Scales
Join by emailing  ann-vanture@paperminis.com . Your email information is never shared with anyone or business. Receive the free newsletter and access 80+ different complimentary projects in multiple scales. Your printing will not be the high-standard of a pre-printed Paper Minis kit, but your will have great projects on which to learn the paper-crafting hobby!

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