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(60-Second Video Tutorial) Notebook Covers

Posted by Graphic 45 03/20/2018 44 Comment(s) Tutorials,Videos,#SimplyG45,

Hello, G45ers!

 Customize your notebooks, planners, and albums with this 60-Second Notebook Cover Video Tutorial by Elena Olinevich.  This tutorial is so fabulous and a great addition to our #SimplyG45 series.  Elena uses our Raining Cats & Dogs - Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  This collection is out of stock, however, we currently have NINE others available that would be perfect for this tutorial, along with any of our other paper collections.  If there is one thing Graphic 45 excels at it is offering gorgeous paper collections that are great for fussy cutting your own embellishments.  Now, the time has come to introduce these stunning notebooks!  


Notebook Covers

By Elena Olinevich

“I like doing notebook covers, it’s quite simple and cute gift for any occasion. I like to combine fabric covers with paper embellishments, so I decided to show you how easy it is to recreate it.


I covered the cover with the fabric that I ‘ve made myself - so I cut a thick cardboard and connected 2 pieces of it with a cardstock piece, then added the fleece on top of it and wrapped with fabric.



What I would like to suggest you to try is - adding the stitching to your paper layers. It depends how thick material your sewing machine can deal with, however, you can try on stitching 2 paper pieces together. It’s a good alternative to distressing the edges, as they look even in both cases.



Here is a quick video showing you how to create the paper layering, all you need is an image as a main focus, 2-3 layers to put underneath, and a few fussy cut outs would be a perfect match too.


I worked with Raining Cats & Dogs DCE collection. it’s so great if you are a pet lover.” ~Elena

Raining Cats & Dogs Notebook Covers with Graphic45 


Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Petaloo Flowers
  • May Arts Ribbon



Looking for more #SimplyG45 projects from Elena?

Check out this Café Parisian Card Set.

Funny Flowers Cards, Cafe Parisisan, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo1.jpg

#G45FloralFun Card Set

By Elena Olinevich


“I like using flowers for my projects, especially cards. Recently I’ve started creating several cards at once, so it’s quite easy when you have enough flowers nearby. What I like about Graphic 45 papers most of all, is that there are plenty images to fussy cut off from the papers."


read more here…


Funny Flowers Cards, Cafe Parisisan, by Elena Olinevich, product by Graphic45, photo2a.jpg



Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog,  Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  This week’s prize package includes a Sun Kissed 12x12 Collection Pack, Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, and a Mixed Media Album,  a $45+ value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

 Alright, alright, alright!  What a great and easy peasy post with two great ideas by the fabulous Elena Olinevich.  Sending our gratitude her way for sharing these beautiful projects.  We hope we have inspired you to take out your papers and start creating even if it is for only a few minutes a day, make your every day a more beautiful place! 

Happy Papercrafting!  

44 Comment(s)

03/20/2018, 09:58:13 AM

Fabulous ideas-wonderful paper collection, although any fave collection could work I guess. Thanks for the inspiration as ever!

03/20/2018, 10:14:34 AM

Love your layering - I struggle to layer without ending up with a hot mess! I watched the video several times and it really helped me to see how you balance your layering from side to side, top to bottom, and up from the surface. Thank you so much!

Mathilde S.:
03/20/2018, 10:24:50 AM

Beautiful notebooks,perfect for a gift and not difficult to create.Thanks for the great tips.

Christa Van Der Walt:
03/20/2018, 11:18:59 AM

Each set wants to be prettier than the other. So in love with the G45 Paper packs. Do you do international shipping?

Regina Harrison:
03/20/2018, 12:14:23 PM

Beautiful covers, I need to learn to love to fussy cute.

Michele Lewis:
03/20/2018, 12:15:06 PM

What a simply beautiful idea! I am sure anyone would love one of these notebooks, and you could use so many different paper collections for different looks!

03/20/2018, 12:17:37 PM

Wow, the video makes it so easy looking! So awesome...oh would love the giveaway too...thanks g45 you rock!!

Nancy young:
03/20/2018, 12:23:21 PM

Love these albums. I have to try this.

Robyn Marshall:
03/20/2018, 12:39:11 PM

G45 papers take every project to the next level. I appreciate the video tutorial. They help me more than just reading instructions.

Sue MacFall:
03/20/2018, 12:48:12 PM

Brilliant video and this could be adapted to make cards too. Thank you Elena.

Sue D:
03/20/2018, 12:49:29 PM

Love the notebook covers and the sweet cards.

MaryJean Smith:
03/20/2018, 12:54:07 PM

Love Graphic 45 papers. I'm currently in the middle of Fairy Dust making albums for two of my little greats. Visuals are a must for learning new techniques from all the talented people willing to share. They make life so much easier.

Vanessa LeClear:
03/20/2018, 12:57:41 PM

Love Elena’s notebook covers and card set! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Martie Rollin:
03/20/2018, 01:14:27 PM

Lovely projects! It's so easy to create beautiful projects with G45 paper collections! LOVE using the images in Sun Kissed!

03/20/2018, 01:36:34 PM

Such a nice work!!!

Nancy Moore:
03/20/2018, 01:39:25 PM

Beautiful notebooks. Love the idea of covering them with fabric and then adding the wonderful G45 paper images to make them pop!

03/20/2018, 01:46:44 PM

Love the padded notebooks! And the floral cards are so pretty.

03/20/2018, 02:26:50 PM

Inspiring and beautiful

Ellen Haydon:
03/20/2018, 02:29:52 PM

What a fun project. These will make very thoughtful gifts and they are fun to make.

03/20/2018, 02:38:13 PM

I love Elena’s posts. She’s so creative and talented.

Cheryl Wells:
03/20/2018, 02:42:41 PM

Very nice covers and love the cards - beautiful!

Diane F:
03/20/2018, 03:06:59 PM

Love the notebook cover; such a great idea! The cards are super cute. Thanks for sharing.

Glenda Buster:
03/20/2018, 03:09:51 PM

Wonderful ideas for decorating album and planner covers! Raining Cats and Dogs is such a cute and fun collection. Love the Cafe Parisian cards.

03/20/2018, 04:02:59 PM

Such a cute collection- Raining Cats and Dogs and what beautiful cards- love the pretty pinks and teals.

Suzy Q:
03/20/2018, 04:06:06 PM

Beautiful work!!!

Margaret McGlaun:
03/20/2018, 04:53:05 PM

How cute!! I’m going to try this — great gifts.

Suzy Hilborn:
03/20/2018, 06:55:49 PM

So much inspiration, thank you!

Barbara Millar:
03/20/2018, 07:50:55 PM

Love the cards I also enjoy fussy cutting the wonderful graphic45 papers for layering on cards

Kathleen E Capachione:
03/20/2018, 08:39:08 PM

Thanks again... Layering does make a difference.

Kate LeBlanc:
03/20/2018, 08:54:32 PM

Beautiful designs, I love all the fussy cutting and layering! Great inspiration!

03/20/2018, 10:53:17 PM,

Absolutely amazing!

Carla Hundley:
03/20/2018, 11:13:42 PM

These covers are pretty and would be fun to use. Carla from Utah

03/21/2018, 01:19:43 AM

I like Café Parisian!I like Elena Olinevich and her notebook covers! I love Graphic45!

Sandra Featherston:
03/21/2018, 08:28:18 AM

What a great idea! Love Graphic papers. Everything is useable.

Debbie Siddle:
03/21/2018, 10:55:16 AM

How sweet. Love the cat inspired creations xx

Becca Yahrling:
03/21/2018, 11:29:16 AM

The notebook covers are just gorgeous! Elena is so very talented. And I love the cards, esp. the first one with the coffee cup. So pretty!

Elena Olinevich:
03/30/2018, 11:04:58 AM

Oh, Thank you Becca

Debra Stewart:
03/21/2018, 11:43:25 AM

Love the idea of notebook covers. They would make great gifts.

Gigi steele:
03/21/2018, 12:20:37 PM

I love the notebook covers. I'm working on an album for a customer and I will incorporate this into my mini album. Thanks

Judy Phillips:
03/22/2018, 01:18:05 AM

Thanks for more beautiful and inspiring ideas!

Sarah Hutchins:
03/22/2018, 07:25:12 AM

I just love the stitching detail. Really effective!

03/22/2018, 06:57:45 PM

I don't think there is a single graphic 45 paper collection I do NOT like! This is just beautiful and so inspiring!

Karen Rice:
03/22/2018, 10:58:24 PM

Such attention to details! Both projects have so many darling details--well done!

Kelly Simpson-Fuller:
03/24/2018, 07:55:19 AM

Love the notebook covers! What a great project.

Sandy Pudoff:
03/27/2018, 08:27:52 AM

Elena: I so appreciate the way you layer images without totally obscuring the images underneath! Some times the bottom layer is covered so much that I wonder why they bothered. If I work to cut a fussy cut image I want it shown!

Elena Olinevich:
03/30/2018, 11:04:06 AM

Totally agree with you,Sandy, each time I want to showcase how G45 are beautiful. so there is no need to hide them

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