Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sneak Peek, Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue!

Have you heard the news?? Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue is being released again as a Deluxe Collector's Edition!  Hip-hip-horray!!  This collection is so colorful and has such great tropical colors and imagery!  Well in honor of the DCE I had to create something with whatever I had left from the original collection.  Alas, I only had 7 sheets of paper and some little scraps left from the original collection released in 2011.  Challenge time,  I said to myself.  Can I make a mini with just 7 sheets of paper?  I'm always game for a challenge so I gave it a go.  The answer is yes and here are the results.  View the video flip through to see the results.

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.

 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.

 Love that cute little seahorse!

 Inside the covers before adding the signatures.   Both are little pockets where you can tuck in  photos, notes, memorabilia, whatever you want!  I used Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix Journal Die to cut the covers.  Its a great die and really makes the task of making these style of minis go quickly.

These are the 3 signatures before I bound them in the cover.
 Inside view of  a fun tuck spot and a waterfall photo organizer.

This is a tiny little book that slips into a pocket in one of the signatures.

Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic 45 Tropical Paradise Deluxe Collector's Edition

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

Thanks for stopping by today.  I am just so excited about this release!!  How about you, do you love this paper??


  1. If this is what you can do with only 7 sheets of the paper, I can't imagine how fabulous you can do with a whole pack!

  2. Beautiful work as always. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Lili, nice to hear from you!


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