Tropical Travel Journal with Tutorial


Hello, G45ers!

  Let’s kick off this weekend with an awe-inspiring Travel Journal complete with a Tutorial Video, Printable PDF and Tips all provided by Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Melissa Merritt.  Melissa used our Travel Album with Notebook Set as the base and added some gorgeous tropical papers and stamps.  Print out the PDF and play along!


Travel Journal with Tutorial

By Melissa Merritt

“Graphic 45’s Tropical Travelogue papers make a great collection to use on Graphic 45’s Travel Album with Notebook Set.  Combining those papers with some stamping, stenciling and stickers, makes a fun Journal to take to the Beach.  Below are pictures of the journal I created along with some stamping and fussy cutting tips.  There is an instruction video tutorial along with a free downloadable tutorial for you to enjoy and follow along with. 



To create the notebook covers, I cut out a section of the paper first, 4¼ x 8¼” and then fussy cut the entire section.  Then I attached the pieces in the same order as was on the section to the cover.



Sometimes you find something you just have to use.  I found this Dry Erase Contact Self-Adhesive paper at Michaels and just had to use it for tags for this Journal.  I thought it made a great addition.  It’s perfect for making notes and creating “things to do” lists.  I added tags in every pocket with the dry erase paper.



TIP: The background for this page is the Graphic 45 Floral Stamp that is rectangle in shape.  But I wanted a circle.  What you do is cut out a 3” circle from scrap paper and put it on the stamp.  Ink the stamp and then remove the paper before stamping.



TIP: When stenciling or stamping in a journal, it is best to put a piece of chipboard behind the page you are working with to make the page more sturdy.




All the stamps, stencils, ink and materials that I used on all the pages are listed in the tutorial along with pictures of most of the pages decorated.







For more details, please check out the tutorial and video.  At the end of the video, I show all the pages I created in hopes to inspire you to create your own.



Tropical Travel Journal Tutorial by Melissa Merritt for Graphic 45



Tropical Travel Journal PDF


Happy Papercrafting!” ~Melissa


Travel Album with Notebook Set Black

Travel Journal with Notebook Set



Happy Papercrafting! 


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One Response

  1. Hi Melissa, the link to the pdf tutorial gives an error 🤷, could you see what happens? Although there is a video tutorial, it is difficult for me to understand English well and with the pdf tutorial I am doing great. Thanks !

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