The Flying Unicorn started a new feature this month, called Today. It's the first thing you see when you go to the site. Those of us on the creative team are taking turns posting our work on Today. All the posts stay up, you just need to scroll down to see them all. My turn was yesterday. Our product feature this week is Graphic 45.
I had fun making this little journal with the new G45 line, Tropical Travelogue. I loved the sketch cards and envisioned them in a nature lover's pocket travel guide.
I have been a fan of Graphic 45 paper collections since the day I
started scrapbooking. Their color palettes and vintage designs fit my
The new Tropical Travelogue collection offers so many crafting
possibilities. I decided to make an accordian folder. Can you picture a
nature lover visiting the tropics and recording the sites in this little
The covers are made with real wood thick cherry. After cutting the
wood veneer to size, I dabbed on some Ranger Walnut Stain. I covered
the back sides with G45 paper. Then I scored the strip of cards and
folded them accordian style. I glued each end onto a wood cover
followed by embellishing the covers.
Here is the front cover. In addition to the stickers from the
Tropical Travelogue collection, I used a G45 metal flower and a vintage
earring as the flower center as well as a Holtz hitch fastener. The
alphas are by Authentique. The Graphic 45 papers, metal flowers, and
Authentique alphas are available from the Flying Unicorn.
Here is the inside when you open the cover. You can see how I
notched the strip and glued it to the covers. I used Ranger Walnut
Distres Ink to edge the paper.
Then I turned it over and added additional images to the accordian
folder. You also can see the back cover in this photo on which I used
more G45 stickers from this collection.
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