Monday, February 10, 2014

"Abroad" Travel Album

Hi everyone, it's Audrey, here today to share with you a fun little travel album project I made with Authentique's adorable new vacation collection, Abroad.

I've been saving this chipboard mini album in hopes of creating a travel journal to document our yearly family trip out west. The inside has plenty of space for journaling and space for photos, too. There's even pockets for holding memorabilia like maps and ticket stubs. All it needed was a bit of fun decoration on the cover, which I did in no time thanks to all the adorable papers and embellishments in the Abroad collection!
I am loving all the neutrals in this line, and the fun collage style, too. Makes it so easy to create the look of layers, without all the work. Here's all you need to do.

Start by measuring the cover of your journal, then cut a panel of "Section" 12x12 paper that is 1/2" shorter on two sides. Round the two right hand corners using a corner rounder punch, then adhere lace trim down the right side using strong adhesive or tacky glue. Adhere panel of paper to the center of the album.

Cut a panel of "Memo" 12x12 paper that is the same height, but approximately 2 1/2" less wide than the base paper, and adhere to the base about 1/2" in from the left side. Cut a thin strip of "Touring" 12x12 paper and adhere to both edges where the papers meet. Wrap twine around the left side, and tie into a bow with a pretty button.

To give a bit of extra depth to my design, I fussy cut a row of postage stamps and a receipt image from the Memo paper and adhered it to the postcard background for a super simple collage-look. Add the Air Mail and Wish You Were Here stickers from the Details sticker sheet. Layer a journaling card from the Title & Phrases die cut sheet with a plain lined memo card and adhere both to the right side of the journal. Place a Details sticker and extra button to the right of the cards. Then finish with a few quick faux stitches across the top and bottom edge, and you are done!
Enjoy!

Supplies:
Authentique Abroad Collection:
"section" 12x12 paper
"memo" 12x12 paper
"touring" 12x12 paper
"details" 12x12 sticker
"titles & phrases" cardstock die-cuts

Travel Journal: SEI
Memo Card: Fancy Pants
Trim: Webster's Pages, May Arts

Buttons: Melissa Frances

Ink: Clearsnap
Adhesive: Therm O Web    

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