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[Tutorial] Pop-Up Travel Journal

Posted by Graphic 45 08/28/2019 14 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Planners & Calendars,


Hello, G45ers!

  In celebration of the final days of our #G45TravelJournal - August Challenge we have a Pop-up Travel Journal and tutorial to share with you.  This summer fun album was created with Graphic 45's new Lost in Paradise paper collection, by Brand Ambassador, Vera Shelemekh.  This step by step tutorial is great for any mini album or card and can be used over and over.  So pull out your paper and let's have some fun!



Pop-Up Travel Journal Tutorial

By Vera Shelemekh


“Add a pop up element to your travel album to make it unusual and exciting. Lost in Paradise collection has everything to create a detailed pop up with a WOW effect.

I’ll show some tips and tricks on how to make a chubby tropic bush with flying birds and butterflies. Just get ready your travel album, make sure it has a spare page with a crease in the middle and let’s start.

This is my travel. It has jeans cover, it’s 8x5 In and it’s decorated with Lost in Paradise chipboards and fussy cuts.






And this is the Pop up spread.










Step by Step Tutorial


  1) You will need a spare page inside the travel album with a crease in the middle. Also, take a piece of paper about 4x8 Inches and fold it in half.



2) Fold the diagonal crease from the middle to the edges making an angle of about 35-40 degrees.



3) Cut the bottom edge (below the angled crease) into gluing tabs.



4) Also cut the edges of the gluing tabs as shown on the picture



5) Unfold the piece of paper



6) Put the glue on the left tab and adhere it to the page. The Pop up’s central crease should be matching the central gully of the page in Travel book.



7) Fold the pop-up element into its closed position. Put glue on the right gluing tab.



8) Close the page and press firmly. While pressing cut the protruding parts if necessary.



9) Cut flowers, birds and butterflies from Lost in Paradise 8x8 set.



10) Adhere the elements one by one to the pop up using glue and adhesive pads.




11) Every time you adhere a new element, close the page and make sure nothing is sticking out.



12) Take some thin plastic stripes.



13) Glue them to the backside of the elements on the base. Don’t forget to check the stripes are not sticking out when the page is closed. If they do, move them to the opposite direction.



14) Adhere fussy cut butterflies and birds to the plastic stripes. 



15) Use your Die cut machine and Graphic45 dies to cut more floral elements.



16) Add the die cut elements and a title to the composition.




  • You can make the pop up (the tropic chubby bush) wide or narrow by moving the gluing tabs up and down the page but the crease should be always in the middle.

  • Use plastic details to make constructions invisible.

  • Every time you adhere a new element to a pop up construction, close the page and make sure nothing is sticking out.”


~Vera Shelemekh


Graphic 45 Supply List:

Lost in Paradise 8x8 Paper Pad

Lost in Paradise 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Lost in Paradise Chipboard

Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies



Other Supplies: 

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Adhesive pads
  • Scoring stick
  • Ruler
  • Plastic stripes



Happy Papercrafting!


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14 Comment(s)

Margaret R:
08/28/2019, 10:59:44 AM

Thanks so much for sharing this pop-up tutorial! I'll be trying this soon!

Dianne Hart:
08/28/2019, 12:37:49 PM

So cute! Thanks for sharing how to do it. Can't wait to try it!!!

Jan D., FL:
08/28/2019, 12:37:55 PM

Very clever and quite pretty.

barb in kazoo:
08/28/2019, 12:48:29 PM

Seriously impressive and oh, so, helpful!

Vanessa LeClear:
08/28/2019, 01:29:33 PM

Beautiful! Thanks for the pop-up tutorial, Vera!

Brenda Roszell:
08/28/2019, 02:33:31 PM

I just love this ! I'm a lover of parrots have one. Also have been a flower gardening for 40 years.You are SUPER at making it look so beautiful. Just Love this!

Martie Rollin:
08/28/2019, 06:30:39 PM

This basic pop-up feature could be added to all sorts of cards and pages. Thanks for this tutorial!

Carole Lohr:
08/28/2019, 10:15:24 PM

What a great idea for a delightful surprise effect. Thanks for sharing your tips and the fine tutorial, Vera. And it would be fun to apply to a special card or small booklet for a child.

Teresa Trump:
08/30/2019, 07:37:12 AM

Thank you for the tutorial. Great idea to add interest and dimension to a folio, journal or album.

Pat Ford:
08/30/2019, 05:07:46 PM

Great tutorial. I love pop ups and your Lost in Paradise travel journal pop up is gorgeous!

Sonja Van Laar:
08/30/2019, 08:40:50 PM

Have always admired these pop=ups. Thanks for sharing a step-by-step tutorial.

Gina Bloyaert:
08/31/2019, 03:38:17 AM

Hallo Vera, Thxxx for this stunning tutorial!! This is really a beautiful card

Kim Hughes:
07/06/2020, 08:53:39 PM

Thank you for the tutorial, this paper is so elegant when used in this fashion, but G45 papers can be used for all forms of fun and popping in cards and albums. Wonderful work.

Glenda Buster:
07/07/2020, 05:02:00 PM


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