Tropical Travelogue: Spring Sneak Peeks

Hello, G45ers!

 Thank you for joining us for day 2 of the Spring 2018 Graphic 45 sneak peeks!  Today we introduce to you our newest Deluxe Collector’s Edition – Tropical Travelogue .  Tropical Travelogue has arrived just in time for your Summer travels.  Prepare for the fun ahead with Maggi Harding's Travel Notebook that she shares with us below.  Along with Maggi's stunning album, we have a stunning Mixed Media 5×5 Box from Diane Schultz.  Diane showcases beautifully how to take these papers off the page, and create home decor that will dazzle any guest.  But before we dive in we have three winners to announce from yesterday's Imagine blog contest.  


3 Imagine Winners!  

Instagram: Undetalleprecioso "Hermosa colección y hermoso trabajo."

Facebook: Roni Johnson "So very excited about the new collections…I believe that Imagine is going to be my all time favorite! Can't wait."

BlogJohanna Wells "This is probably one of the most beautiful Graphic 45 collections ever! Definitely one of my favorites!"


Thank you to everyone who left comments making this launch a HUGE success!  Winners, please email to claim your prizes.  Sneak peek prizes will be shipped late May.  


Win it Before You Can Buy it Contest

We are giving away 3 Tropical Travelogue – Deluxe Collector’s Edition and a Mixed Media 5×5 Box, a $37+ value!  To enter to win leave a comment here on the blog, on Facebook, and/or on Instagram.  Winners will be announced tomorrow, May 2nd, 2018 here on the blog.


Tropical Travelogue
Deluxe Collector's Edition

Introducing Graphic 45's new Deluxe Collector’s Edition – Tropical Travelogue, a bold and adventurous new paper collection that will exhilarate your senses like a warm island breeze. Inspired by stunning vintage island imagery, this unique collection features lavish flora and fauna, exotic seascapes and radiant wildlife designs. You’ll find paradise on every rejuvenating page of Tropical Travelogue. It’s lush and vibrant color pallet includes oceanic turquoise, lime green, dazzling coral, sunny yellow and coconut brown. With Tropical Travelogue all of your craft creations will shine like a brilliant island jewel!

Tropical Travelogue – Available Late May


Tropical Travelogue
Deluxe Collector's Edition
12 in x 12 in Papercrafting Set


  • 2 each of twelve double-sided 12 x 12-Inch papers (24 total)
  • 27 die-cut chipboard embellishments
  • 65 cover weight stickers on a 12 x 12-Inch sheet
  • Made in the USA – acid and lignin free














12”x12” Cover-weight Stickers


Die-cut Chipboard

Tropical Travelogue Notebook

By Maggi Harding


“I was thrilled to see that Tropical Travelogue is being released again as a Deluxe Collector's Edition! This collection is so colorful and has such great tropical colors and imagery.  I had just 7 sheets of paper and some little scraps left from the original collection released in 2011, so I challenged myself to make a traveler's notebook with those remains. These notebooks are so fun, and useful to have while vacationing. I included a signature (these are the inner books in the notebook) that is made up of lined note paper. It’s a great place to write notes and reminders while vacationing. The other two signatures are perfect for photos and memorabilia.  I recorded a quick video flip through so you could see all the pages.” ~Maggi


Notebook Mini Video – Tropical Travelogue DCE from Graphic 45

Tip:  Coat the cover of your minis with matte medium as this will make the paper stronger and protect the cover from wear and tear.  Fussy cut elements in particular, benefit from this treatment and it is best to coat both the front and back sides.



Tip:  When you only have a little bit of paper, use cardstock as the base for some of your pages.  Then fussy cut elements and layer over the cardstock. Save every little scrap until you are finished.  You’d be surprised how you can utilize those little pieces.





Graphic 45 Supplies:


Staples - Artist Trading Tags-Kraft

Staples - Regular Tag & Gears Dies

Staples - Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies


Other Supplies:

  • Cardstock Core'dinations: Lemon Chiffon, Bon Voyage, Heritage Kraft, Dark Cashmere, Robin's Egg,  Creme Brulee
  • May Arts Ribbon – AKB62 – 7/8" Solid Ivory Checkered Ribbon
  • May Arts Ribbon – SK04 – ¼" Silk Ribbon
  • Little Birdie Burlap Trim




Tropical Travelogue Mixed Media 5×5 Box

By Diane Schultz


Let Graphic 45 Mixed Media 5×5 Boxes inspire your next project.  Mixed Media Boxes feature a peek-a-boo window with magnetic closure.  Each box includes 6 coordinating cardstock photo mats.

Mixed Media Box (5 x 5 x 2in) Photo Mats (4.5 x 4.5in)


Graphic 45 Supplies:



We hope you have enjoyed this bit of crafting paradise!  Thanks to Maggi and Diane for sharing your handmade projects, and to you for joining us for our Spring Sneak Peeks.  We look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow for more Imagine and Tropical Travelogue projects.  Leave your comments below to be entered to win this lush Deluxe Collector's Edition before you can buy it!  

Happy Papercrafting!

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