I love field journals! Pop one in your bag to record your visit to the beach, walk in the woods or a hike up a mountain. I was so inspired by the Graphic 45Woodland Friends’ collection that I just had to create my own field journal using it. I also included watercolor and repurposed papers and I love the result. I hope you enjoy creating one for yourself.

Start with Graphic 45 Chipboard for the covers. Each cover consists of 2 pieces of chipboard cut to 6 ¼” x 4 ¼” and 5 ¾” x 4 ¼”. I doubled the thickness of chipboard just to make it a little stiffer for when sketching or painting. However, I didn’t double the thickness on the spine where the coil binding will be. I then choose all the other papers I wanted to use and cut them to 6 1/8” x 4” or smaller. The Ephemera & Journaling Cards work perfectly for this sized journal. I also used the 8” x 8” Paper Pad and miscellaneous repurposed papers. Now you can punch the holes in the spine of all your papers, keeping in mind which way you want the papers facing in your completed journal. View the video tutorial below for further instruction details.

Graphic 45 Woodland Friends Field Journal

Part 1 - Tutorial

Graphic 45 Woodland Friends Field Journal

Part 2 - Flip-through

Graphic 45 Supply List:

Woodland Friends 8 x 8 Pad

Woodland Friends Ephemera & Journaling Cards

Woodland Friends Stickers

Kraft Chipboard Sheets

Other Supplies:

Repurposed book pages, notepaper, and watercolor postcards

Distress Inks


Misc. charms and stickers

Have a wonderful creative day!


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Just because the weather is getting cooler and winter is coming doesn't mean we can't bring summertime into our journals and Graphic 45 'Fairie Wings' Collection inspired me to do this. I combined a beautiful vintage book of garden flowers and various vintage book pages with the 'Fairie Wings' Collection to create this bright and cheery repurposed journal.

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I have always loved learning of and documenting my family's ancestry. And why not do it in the prettiest and most creative way I can.

I started teaching heritage scrapbooking classes 10 years ago at Scrapbook Parade in Victoria and absolutely loved it. I've always been so impressed with how perfect Graphic 45 papers are with heritage photographs.

So, if you're like me, and tend to hoard your most beautiful papers...STOP...pull them out and use them! They are timeless!

Graphic 45 - A Proper Gentleman

Graphic 45 - Botanicabella

Graphic 45 - Communique

Graphic 45 - Baby 2 Bride

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