Handmade Travel Journal

Vacation season has begun. Spring break is almost done and summer travel will start soon. Exploring places we have never been to and visiting ones we love. Exploring with our families makes traveling even more memorable.  CCB Crew Member Jean of Pages in Time has created a wonderful travel journal for that special adventure.
Travel journals are perfect to recreate your memories, save mementos and cherish as a keepsake. In prep for her family vacation to Italy, Jean decided to make a journal so it will be ready to fill with photos, quotes and ephemera from her trip….Let’s see how she made hers….
jean marmo travel journal step 5
We are taking a family vacation this spring to Italy! My husband, children and their spouses have never been to Europe! I know I will be wanting to scrapbook everything once home, so this is a convenient way to take notes as we go! I also included pockets to store all those stubs, tickets, etc., that I tend to save.
jean marmo travel journal supplies
Materials Used 
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Step 1:  Trim one side of a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock to 8 inches. Score every 4 inches and create 3 panels/pages.
jean marmo travel journal step 2
Step 2:  Using Washi tape, connect the panels/pages to make the journal.
jean marmo travel journal step 3
Step 3:  Decorate the pages using 7gypsies Wanderlust. Secure edges and the middle seam with Washi Tape.
jean marmo travel journal step 4
Step 4:  Design and print journaling pages. Secure to each page alternating with the envelopes.
jean marmo travel journal step 5
Step 5:  Decorate the cover using Tissue stock and Mod Podge. Add embellishments such as buttons, flowers and pattern papers. Place ribbon between cardboard and the first page and glue.
Take pages with you to journal on or wait until you get home.  Don’t forget to take photos of each special place to remember.  You can also grab a few Gypsy Moments Cards and Travel File Folders that help you document your travels and fit snug into a book or a bag.
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For more of Jean’s fabulous works visit her blog, Pages in Time or her Instagram page.
To see the full video of this project visit her You Tube Page!
We are so inspired to make a travel journal of our own. Now all we need is a vacation…..
Happy Creating!!!!!


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'Handmade Travel Journal' have 2 comments

  1. April 20, 2016 @ 6:39 pm jean marmo

    Those Gypsie Moment cards and Travel File folders are the perfect addition!!!


    • April 20, 2016 @ 7:25 pm ccbrands

      You will have to take some on the trip and capture great memories!!!!


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