Thursday, August 11, 2016

Travel Notebook using the Safari Adventure paper from Graphic 45

Hello everyone!!!

I have been so busy lately with the family stuff and kids, that I barely had time for crafting. The project which I want to share with you today, was finished in the previous month and has only been waiting to be posted.

Every month the design team members of Graphic 45 are getting different assignments for creating certain projects. One of the assignments for August was creating a travel themed project, using washi tape and different tags & staples from the brand.

In one of the previous posts you already saw my travel case with a mini album so this time I though I'd make a travel notebook, using the same {absolutely fantastic} paper - "Safari Adventure". 

Several words about this notebook - the cover is covered with fabric and the pages are bound with a coil (I used my Cinch for doing that). To give a vintage look to the pages, I took the plain printing paper and tea-dyed it. It was my first try in the tea-dying process. It's not difficult but time consuming, you also have to find a place to dry the pages without staining the floor with the tea :)

Anyway, once dry, I cut the pages into half and stamped travel related images on each of them. For making the dividers I used the "Safari Adventure" papers. 

First, here are some close-up pics of the cover:

Now, let's have a look inside. 
The tags were used as embellishments or {in some places} as pockets, while the washi tape helped me to add another finishing touch to the dividers and the pages of the notebook. 

Here is the list of the Graphic 45 items used for creating this notebook:

Other products:
Kraft cardstock
Stamps: Carta Bella, Heidy Swapp, Stampers Anonymous
Dies: Tim Holtz, Carta Bella
Metal embellishments from my stash
Martha Stewart Corner Punch

To finish off today's long post, I created a video flip through of the notebook, in case you want to see not only pictures :)

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. I just love your work you are very talented, thank you for sharing your work it's very inspiring.
    K Stone

  2. С удовольствием пересмотрела !!!!!!! Очень красиво !!!!!!

    1. Большое спасибо, Ирина! Рада, что вам понравилось :)

  3. Such a beautiful book, do you have a tutorial somewhere as to how you made the spine using the cinch/bind it all?? I have been looking for a way to use my wires and I just love this.

    1. I will try to remember this and explain in one of the videos sometime soon how to make such kind of binding. Thanks for your comment :)

    2. This is the same question that I was going to ask! Looking forward to a tutorial on how to go about the attachment. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and for being such an inspiration.

  4. Посмотрела днем на канале, это что-то нереальное! Как же я люблю твои работы!)) Спасибо за эстетическое удовольствие)

  5. Oh my goodness lady this is another "masterpiece" I just love your work <3 Definitely would love to have a tutorial available on this one - that cloth covered cover & spine are amazing! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations :)

  6. omg your are so creative !!! fabulous project !!!
    ps i love your "new " blog

  7. Excellent as always - do you have a tutorial please

  8. Totally awesome project, love the design, the pages look amazing and love the way you mixed fabric and paper for the cover. Outstanding! :) xx


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