Traveler’s Notebook

Hi everybody! Oh, Happy Day! I hope you’re having a good one! I’m back this morning with another fun post… my first Traveler’s Notebook! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had with this! I’ve been seeing these notebooks in various forms around the web for a good while now so I decided to try my hand at making one. I’ve actually had the notebook and inserts with tags done for a couple months, and finally added die cuts for photos and journaling yesterday, so now it’s complete and ready to mail. ;)

Here’s a huge shout-out to Doodlebug Design for making the most awesome 6×6 patterned paper EVER – all of the patterned papers are from various Rainbow Petite Prints paper pads plus another one of theirs that I’ve had in my stash for many years. I used Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock for all 13 of the white tags slid into the pockets. There is a pocket inside the front cover, and there are three tri-fold inserts that each contain four pockets each with white tags and little doo-dad pulls at the top of each one. And here’s another huge shout-out to STAMPlorations for making some pretty awesome dies in their CUTplorations line that I used for die cuts on a number of the pages for photos and journaling. I used a Cottage Cutz die to create some double-stitched oval die cuts on a few of the pages as well (these are some more of my favorites). The cover is laminated and has an elastic cord to hold it closed. This was definitely a labor of love and I have plans to make a few more.

This was a booger to photograph… what with the problems I’m having with my old camera, the slick laminated cover sliding around (and casting a shine), and pages that would not open completely without holding them… so I did the best I could, lol!

And last but not least, here’s a flip-through. ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #4 – Anything Goes w/ optional In The Garden
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #86 – April Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #156 – Anything Goes
6. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #494 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #418 – Anything Goes
8. Sweet Stampers Challenge: #55 – Lots of Layers
9. The Creative Crafters: #39 – Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #04 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints, Dot-Grid-Daisy-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints, Swiss Dot Rainbow Petite Prints and Nifty Notions 6×6 paper pads; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Digital floral freebies from Katelyn
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Pocket Traveler’s Notebook Bigz die, Sizzix Traveler’s Notebook Inserts Thinlits, CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, CUTplorations Pierced Curly Frames/Dies Nesting Dies, CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Dies, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals dies
Accessories: Big Shot, Scotch laminator, Scotch thermal laminating pouch, E6000 adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this Traveler’s Notebook as much as I enjoyed making it! It was a blast! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

13 thoughts on “Traveler’s Notebook

  1. Wow, a lot of work went into this. It’s a very nice notebook, love your fold-out pages. I’m sure your recipient will love it, especially the laminated cover, even tho it was a pain to snap. XOX

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  2. Linda McEnery

    What a fun project! I love all the papers you used and your design is perfect. There’s something new to discover on every page. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny’s!
    Linda

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  3. It’s something I’ve never had; a journal. My husband has one and can tell me all significant dates and settle arguments of who did what and where. Very useful and a great habit to get into. Great to use different papers and create nterrest.

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  4. Vesna Maravic

    Great project, so colourfull. Love it, it’s perfect to make everyday notes. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

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