Graphic 45 has always been my favorite paper collection company to use for my scrapbook projects. One of my dreams is to be able to share my passion of crafting with others by being part of their design team. These two projects are my entry to the 2018 Brand Ambassador audition:
Project One: Master Detective Album for a Murder Mystery Party
This has to be one of my all time favorite completed projects,. I used the Master Detective collection to create party decor, invitations, and an album for a Murder Mystery Dinner party that I hosted. Here are some of the pictures:
The album consisted of two pieces made of chipboard, one piece was the outer containing box and the other piece was the album itself.
The inside pages were full of interactive pieces, hidden areas, pockets, and lots of fun elements.
This project also included pop up pages that are so popular right now.
The party decor was also so much fun to make. Here are some pictures:
Check out the full blog post filled with details on the creative process here.
Project Two: Communique Travel Album and Traveler’s Notebook Insert Tutorial
My second project is a travel album using the Communique collection, with a matching traveler’s notebook. Here are some of the pictures:
And some detail shots of the interior pages:
Graphic 45 has so many great products, that I always feel bad not using anything I have left over! So I used all the leftover pieces of paper I had left from making the album, found some kraft cardstock, and made a traveler’s notebook. Here are the steps I took to make it:
The first step is to cut some kraft paper (or heavy-weight cardstock if you prefer) at your desired width and length. The beauty of traveler’s notebooks is that each traveler’s notebook is unique and different in size. For my black traveler’s notebook, the size of my pages are 7 1/2 ” by 7 1/2″.
Step two is to score your pages at the halfway point, (in my case the halfway point was 3 3/4 “) and fold.
I used my sewing machine to bind my pages together. I really liked the simple texture touch the sewing machine adds for binding.
Then the real fun began: decorating my pages with papers, printed image cut outs, washi tape and any other embellishments I found around my craft room.
Optional step: I also used my silhouette and a simple font to create titles. I then used a black sharpie to create lines to journal on (to make it easy to write while on-the-go) that also add a nice, personal, handmade touch to my album. You can also add lined paper or graph paper if you prefer.
I also enjoy mixing papers with printed images, especially florals as they are my favorite ones to use.
And that was it! Making the traveler’s notebook was so easy, and the final end-product was so awesome. Having the basic foundation pages also makes it so much easier to journal daily while away. To me, there’s nothing like journaling a fresh memory or feeling. I like to have my traveler’s insert pre-made and ready to take with me, and I also like to pack a little envelope with some extra goodies to use in case I feel like embellishing my story with stickers, metallic accents, or stamps. I usually write while I travel so that when it’s time to add notes into the full album, I know exactly what I want to say.
Hoping this post inspires you to create your own traveler’s notebook to take with you on those quick trips or long vacations, and help you better prep for your larger album’s content! You can find the full blog post for this project is available here.
Thanks for reading!
These projects were so fun to work on. I’m definitely looking forward to creating more projects with Graphic45! Thank you so much for the consideration for the 2018 Brand Ambassador role. Wishing good luck to all that are participating this year!