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#SimplyG45 DIY Vacation Notebook

Posted by Graphic 45 08/10/2017 30 Comment(s) Mini Albums,#SimplyG45,

Hello, G45ers!

Thanks for being here! Today we have Summer Vacation on the brain and Einat Kessler is here with the perfect project, a Voyage Beneath the Sea Vacation Notebook. Einat's lovely notebook is the perfect place to store all those mementos and memories from your travels. Check it out below!


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Vacation Notebook

By Einat Kessler

“When I go on vacation I always take a notebook to write my experiences and memories and to add things like tickets and other trinkets and things that can later fit inside an album. I love making my own notebooks, and today I’m sharing with you how to create one. I also added little tags inside for more journaling space and to make my notebook fun and beautiful. When I come back from my vacation, I open the binding and turn it into a mini album by adding more pages with the photos!” ~Einat Kessler


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Other Supplies:

  • Bind-it-All binding system


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#1 When you make a notebook, use a binding system that allows you to open the binding and add more papers.

#2 Use papers you can write on and add an envelope for all the items you collect!


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Thanks for joining us today for this celebration of Summer with Einat Kessler. We are so grateful to her for providing the perfect notebook inspiration for the season. We will be back tomorrow with more Graphic 45 projects by our talented Brand Ambassadors and we will also be announcing our weekly blog prize winner. Comment here or on Facebook now for your last chance to enter to win!


Happy Papercrafting!

30 Comment(s)

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Super fun book to captured all the vacation fun!

Glenda Buster:
08/10/2017, 12:05:35 PM

❤️❤️ the Voyage Beneath the Sea collection! A vacation notebook is such a great idea for saving memories. Thank you to Einat for the tips about including envelopes, places to journal and a way to add more pages after returning from vacation!

Pirjo Callies:
08/10/2017, 12:11:01 PM

I also love to collect staff during the travelling to put in in a selfmade notebook. The Voyage Beneat the Sea seems to be a very good choice.

08/10/2017, 12:12:27 PM

Love the vacation notebook idea!

Jean Marmo:
08/10/2017, 12:35:43 PM

This is just lovely!!

Marilyn Anderson:
08/10/2017, 12:42:57 PM

A beautiful and useful project. Fantastic gift idea too! Thank you!

08/10/2017, 01:05:52 PM

I love how Einat added the tips for the binding to allow the notebook to grow. I could see this as a journal for a family vacation or property where journaling is added each year or by all family members. It would also be great for a baby shower and the paper line could be changed to the ABC Primer! R-JZ

Michele Lewis:
08/10/2017, 01:51:36 PM

I love this idea and the papers used....what a great tip to use binding you can open and add to! Thank you again for a wonderful blog post

Michelle Nettleton:
08/10/2017, 02:37:09 PM

Vacation, what's that? I really love the idea of adding more pages. And I adore Voyage Beneath the Sea

08/10/2017, 02:43:13 PM, @marusaneeva

Очень интересная идея! Красивое воплощение!

Sherri Mitchell:
08/10/2017, 02:49:36 PM,

Cute book! I love making little albums and journals and Graphic 45 papers are the BEST to create with! Enjoyed this post! ♥♥

Mathilde S.:
08/10/2017, 03:32:27 PM

I love this idea of a notebook.A fun and practical project!

Cynthia B.:
08/10/2017, 04:03:13 PM

What a beautiful summer project!! Thank you Einat for your wonderful imagination and creativity! I love the G45 Voyage Beneath the Sea collections :)

Sue LD:
08/10/2017, 04:04:25 PM

Great idea to make a vacation notebook. I like the sea theme.

Judith H:
08/10/2017, 04:24:36 PM

Wow, just returned from Galveston Tx. and have a lot of photo's it is great to see the sea theme in G45 Voyage Beneath the Sea also one of my favorite television shows when I was younger. Great craftmanship in this collection.

Sandy Carroll:
08/10/2017, 04:41:19 PM

I love all Graphic 45 papers. I especially would love to win Off to the Races as I am a life-long horse lover.

08/10/2017, 04:41:41 PM

This looks like such fun to make! Beautiful papers, too bad they are discontinued.

Kate LeBlanc:
08/10/2017, 06:01:04 PM

I like the idea of a notebook for vacation memories. Fantastic give away this week!!!

Alexandra trigili:
08/10/2017, 06:04:59 PM

Simple and beautiful! The paper practically does all the work!

Dianna Dean:
08/10/2017, 06:19:11 PM

What a great travel journal!

Kim Persinger:
08/10/2017, 06:28:13 PM, None

I absolutely love anything travel related. Great paper set!

C Barnes:
08/10/2017, 07:49:32 PM

Einat your book has opened my eyes to this designer paper. It is so Kewl!

Sheila Styre-Briere:
08/10/2017, 11:57:54 PM

Fabulous project Einat and made with one of my favourite collections. Voyage By The Sea has such rich colours and beautiful characters to play with!!

Maryann Laursen:
08/11/2017, 03:08:47 AM,

Amazing idea with such a notebook, and it´s absolut gorgeous too.

Sharon Clabaugh:
08/11/2017, 04:08:29 AM

Cute idea. Love that paper.

Sue MacFall:
08/11/2017, 08:09:44 AM

Would help make a holiday even more special. Thank you Einat.

Donna Leutloff:
08/11/2017, 09:55:05 AM

Awesome travel journal!! TFS! (And another awesome giveaway)

Marlena Hojda:
08/11/2017, 10:31:34 AM,

Cudowny, kolekcja idealna do takiego albumu. Piękne połączenie niesamowitych kolorów. Uwiielbiam je. Pozdrawiam

Martie Rollin:
08/11/2017, 01:00:08 PM

I love seeing anything made with an seaside or under the sea theme...always makes me smile. Thanks for posting this project!

08/11/2017, 03:03:41 PM

love the ideas this has

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