Hello, everyone! Anna is here and I want to talk with you about… travels! Do you like to travel? I’m not a big fan of leaving home, and usually I do it only for teaching classes in other cities of our big country. And another side of such journeys – to remember them all and the moments of those days. One way I like to remember these trips is to create a travel book. This one I called ‘Workshop Adventure’ – I place my pictures and memories from different trips there. Using it for an example, I want to tell you about the anatomy of this homemade travel book.
It’s pretty easy to create! All you need – some sheets of scrapbook paper (you will need near 8 sheets, and two of them should be the same – for the cover, if the size is 6×8 inches as mine is), 3-4 sheets of coordinating cardstock and some embellishments. Such notebooks don’t take too much time for creating and you really don’t need tons of materials! That’s another reason I love these things.
Just let your creativity out! Cut sheets, make pages of different sizes and shapes, make a few envelopes and interesting inserts! The more diverse the contents of the notebook is the more interesting!
For the cover I usually choose simple decor – I may have to take the travel book on the road and fill it on the spot – I don’t want it to get ruined!
I created this notebook after my journey, so I had enough time to think about decor and to make some pretty and cute ‘moments’ inside. And first of them is the title page – I totally like to use this die cut negative to indicate that I was traveling alone. For the family travelbooks I make ‘the family’ die cuts. This technique gives very interesting effect and I often use negatives into my notebooks.
For the pictures – just stick them with the double sided tape and add some decor. Don’t use to much of embellishments or too many big pieces – notebooks can become very voluminous and large decorations will not allow to close it correctly. Use only flat elements!
It can be full of journling and very clean and simple. I mentioned earlier about using envelopes… use them to put your tickets, booklets, maps and other memorabilia.
What should you write about? About everything! Even what and where you ate!
And I want to show you a closer look of some interesting options for the inner pages. Pages of different sizes – this is what I really like! They give the album a very dynamic and interesting view. They are interesting to flip!
About journaling. Oh, it’s a theme for another post, I just what to say, that I like printed text. And you can print it directly on the scrapbook paper!…
… or on the light cardstock and just add some small elements to decorate it.
And at the end I always add this cute envelope! I just love to create it! It looks amazing and I already want to put something inside it!
Well, as you can see, it is easy to create a travel book! They are very useful – they will save for you your memories through the years. And it’s really good way to stretch your creativity in a new way.
Collection used: Atlas