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The following list contains very helpful and informative tutorials. These tutorials are  unique in that they are illustrated with many detailed photographs. Content is copyrighted intellectual property of Ann Vanture, Owner of The Bottega Design Studio and Designer of Paper Minis. Feel free to visit as often as you like, but reproduction is strictly prohibited without the consent of the author (email for permission).
Click here for the "need-to-know-tutorials": Special tutorials of tips and tricks and tools needed for the hobby of miniature printies.

Click here for room box photo tutorials and box patterns: A great way to display your assembled printies is to make a vignette or room box, and here are all the instructions and patterns to do so. You don't have to have a doll or dollhouse to enjoy miniatures!


Book Subscriptions Tutorials, see under Singles Kits
Contemporaries Collections Subscription
Cubby Vignettes Subscription 1:12 Scale
Accessories Sampler Subscription 1:12 Scale
Ornaments Series 1:12 Scale
Vintage Collections Series 1:12 Scale
Vintage Toy Shop Subscription 1:12 Scale
Accessories 1:12 Scale
Books  1:12 Scale
Festive 1:12 Scale
Household 1:12 Scale
Toys  1:12 Scale

Hitty Category
Fashion Doll/Play Scale 1:6 Scale
Miscellaneous and Older Kits
Tutorials for Discontinued CDs
Note: See further down list below for older products
(Older than September 2007)

(Don't overlook the "Need-to-Know" Tutorials item in the menu to your left)


Contemporary Collections Subscription (all scales)

Cubby Vignette Collection Subscription 1:12 scale

Dollhouse Accessories Sampler Subscription 1:12 scale

Ornaments and Platforms 1:12 scale
Ornament pre-printed kits do not come with the 80mm or 100mm acrylic refillable ornament balls. The acrylic ornaments are available at most craft stores. However if you are like me and don't have the luxury of a local craft store, then use the search string "80mm refillable acrylic ornament" or "100mmrefillable acrylic ornament" for an on-line search and purchase.

Click Here to Open The Ornament Platform Photo-Tutorial

Some platforms have a decorative strip that is to be glued to the finished platform's circumference. For the platforms that have 2 tiers, the second tier construction is just like the main platform.

pc1is071 ~ Magnolias Motif Ornament Settings:
Glove and Shoe Boxes
Panel Hat Box
Perfume Box
Shopping Bag
Gift Bag Tissue Stuffing
Dusting Powder Box and Puff
Magnolias Shopping
Sachet Packets

pc1is072 ~ Cabbage Rose Ornament Settings:
Shopping Bag
Gift Bag Tissue Stuffing
Hat Box, Round
Perfume Box
Shoe Boxes
Dusting Powder Box and Puff
Sachet Packets

pc1is073 ~ Victorian Desk Ornament Settings:
Writing Caddy and Stationery
Cigars and Box
Desk Blotter
Pencil tutorial
Address Book
Note pad
Lamp (page 3) Bead required is large than pictured in tutorial

pc1is074 ~ Contemporary Student Desk Ornament Settings:
Text Books
Composition notebooks and pocket folders
Pencils, pencil box, crayons and box, note pad

pc1is075 ~ Santa's Sleigh Motif Ornament Settings:
Christmas Cards
Boxed Holiday wine does not require a tutorial.
Boxed ornaments
Gift bag, stuffing, gift box

pc1is076 ~ Holly Motif Ornament Settings:
Boxed Christmas Cards
Faux Books (cut blank pages)
Stack gift boxes
Gift bag, stuffing, gift box

pc1is077 ~ Train Village Ornament Settings:
Train, village buildings, trees and animals

pc1is078 ~ Pretty Village Ornament Settings:
Village tutorial
Trees are straight forward. Roll into ice cream cone shape and glue edge.

pc1is079 ~ Vintage Toy Ornament Settings

pc1is080 ~ Vintage Sewing Ornament Settings:
Spools of thread
Beautiful sewing box
Fabric bolts

All else is very straight-forward and easy to make without tutorials

pc1is081 ~ Ornament ~ 3-d Christmas Nativity Crèches
This tutorial includes both the construction of the platform and the Crèche

Vintage Collections Subscription 1:12 scale

Vintage Toy Shop Subscription 1:12 scale


Activities Category

Book Category (b & bc numbers) 1:12 scale

All books come with printed instructions. I have left these on-line tutorials in place even if they are outdated (structure of many has changed over the years) for those of you who may have the older versions.

Festive Category 1:12 scale

Household Category 1:12 scale

Toys Category 1:12 scale

Hitty Category

Fashion Doll/Play Scale (1:6 scale)


Miscellaneous and Older Kits

Tutorials for discontinued CDs
Paper Minis Miniatures
On-Line Since 2002

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