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[60-Second Tutorial] Travel Journal

Posted by Graphic 45 08/20/2018 24 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 Today on the Graphic 45 blog, we have a fun and fabulous 60-Second Video Tutorial on DIY Travel Journals.  This delightful handmade journal was created by the ever so talented Marilyn Rivera.  Marilyn used our Imagine Patterns & Solids paper pad to create this gem.  So let's cut to the chase and get this inspiration fest started! 



Imagination Travel Journal

By Marilyn Rivera


“Hello everyone! It’s Marilyn here to share with you a travel journal that I made using the folder template that comes in the paper pad from the beautiful Imagine collection. I like to incorporate the templates on my project but it was a real challenge for me because I had to make a one minute tutorial but I tried to keep it simple, let’s take a look...

I used the Imagine 12 x 12 Pattern & Solids pad to make the structure of the travel journaling and in the back cover  you find some templates, I used the folder pattern. You can watch all the process in the short video at the end of this post.  My daughter is studying art at college, she’s always drawing and it will be perfect for her.

I started tracing and cutting the folder templates in three different papers. Once I had the three folders I figured out the measure for the cover and I cut a piece of paper 12” x 6 ½” to make it. I adhered each folder to the spine and next I put two eyelets in each one, that way they are secure.


Once I had the structure ready with all the folders, it’s time to embellish it. I cut out a few butterflies and adhered stickers word to each folder and the imagination to the cover.

I distressed ink all the borders and cut white papers to make the pages.

I folded the pages and put them through the white jute that knots from the eyelets.

Finally, I gave white paint splatters over the cover.  This is the final result, my daughter loves it! Take a look at the 60 second video down below..I hope you find some inspiration!!





Thank you so much for stopping by...until next time!!! xx”


Well, our imaginations are going wild with ideas!  We want to thank you for stopping by the blog, and Marilyn for sharing this Travel Journal and video tutorial.  We hope you join us in the comments below to express your gratitude to Marilyn and share your own tips.  And remember to take time to be creative this week, as always...


Happy Papercrafting!

24 Comment(s)

Michele Lewis:
08/20/2018, 10:06:20 AM

I love this! So simple and beautiful...practical too! I did not know that there was a template with the Imagine collection! What a good idea!

Regina Harrison:
08/20/2018, 10:21:45 AM

This is a good idea. I have never used those templates that come with the pad. Maybe I will now, Thank you for the inspiration:)

Marlene Diefendorf:
08/20/2018, 10:46:07 AM

This is adorable Marilyn. I've got to try this.

08/20/2018, 11:47:45 AM

Delightful little journal! Love how you did the binding!

Jean marmo:
08/20/2018, 12:52:25 PM

Simply stunning.

Bev Drake:
08/20/2018, 02:31:19 PM

This is a wonderful idea. We travel a lot & this journal would be so useful. Thank you. Just love it. Bev Drake

Graça Estitte:
08/20/2018, 03:46:54 PM


Glenda Buster:
08/20/2018, 07:08:38 PM

Thank you for for the tutorial and the video! I will definitely be making lots of these ❤️❤️!

Jane Smith:
08/20/2018, 08:13:52 PM

Lovely idea and another great use of the amazing I,anime paper.

Kay G.:
08/20/2018, 11:19:42 PM

I will try this. It is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

08/21/2018, 12:22:22 AM

A super project - could be used in so many ways. Thanks as always for your inspiration.

Sandra Featherston:
08/21/2018, 06:46:54 AM

So cute. Looks like a lot of fun to make. Everyone would love to receive this as a gift.

Kate LeBlanc:
08/21/2018, 07:05:21 AM

Great tutorial today! I love the journal and the fibers, I will give it a try! Thanks G45 for a great start to the week.

Deborah Cook:
08/21/2018, 07:51:48 AM

Love the journal idea, so cool and looks easy. I might try one too. Thanks for the video. :)

Vanessa LeClear:
08/21/2018, 08:46:09 AM

Beautiful travel journal! Thanks for the tutorial!

Debbie Siddle:
08/21/2018, 11:01:58 AM

Lovely journal. I like the way the binding has been done. x

Sharon Gullikson:
08/21/2018, 11:08:44 AM

I like your travel journal. I should make one--we travel A LOT! I like how it is held together, too. Nice job! Graphic 45 is my FAVORITE paper company, and I have a lot of collections, but not this one yet. I like how it has images that are good for travel.

Becca Yahrling:
08/21/2018, 11:13:24 AM

Beautiful colors used in this lovely journal.

Michelle Stanley:
08/21/2018, 11:17:54 AM

Always love to see handmade journals..... simply wonderful!

Martie Rollin:
08/21/2018, 12:11:49 PM

Travel journals seem to be very popular of late. thanks for this most interesting blog post.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

This project is simply amazing! I love every little details!!!!

Patty Bigler:
08/21/2018, 10:31:05 PM

I fell in love with this travelers journal! I can’t believe how easy it is to make. Great job!

Rosann Barnes:
08/22/2018, 09:21:18 AM

Very inspiring video... great gift idea ! Love this journal :)

Leonor Ortega:
08/27/2018, 02:22:08 PM,

Que preciosidad!!! Tan sencillo de hacer, y tan bonito... ¡Me encanta! y por supuesto que lo tengo que hacer =D Muchas gracias por enseñarnos a hacerlo, un abrazo guapetona

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