How to Make a Traveler’s Notebook

When I travel, I often write a traveler´s notebook. However, I often do not write it until after our holiday at home. I have time and with the photos I find it easier to decorate.

Traveler's Notebook by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

At the beginning of July I taught workshops in Santiago, Chile. I took notes during the trip. What I did, what I saw and so on. And when I was back home, I created the Traveler´s Notebook.


First, I put all the tickets, city maps, bills, etc. on the table. The appropriate papers selected, the tools from WRMK Journal Studio, as well as a Journal Inserts from Crate Paper.


Since I like to mix different papers for my Traveler´s Notebook, I took the Journal apart. Therefore, I cut the binding and cut more papers in the same format with the trimmer. Then I mixed some empty pages from the Journal Inserts with the patterned papers and bound them together again with the Book Binding Tool. This is very fast and makes the album more interesting. One of my favourite tools J


The Interchangeable Self-Ink Stamp with the usable mini stamps is great for my Traveler´s Notebook. First I made a small bag out of Vellum. For this I used the tool Pocket Maker Punchboard.

The bag is for the plane tickets. Therefore, I decorated it with the airplane stamp.


I love the Magnetic Symbol Stencils. I have decorated a big photo with them. With a white waterproof pen it works great.


I like it very much to decorate my album with small details. On another page I used the stencils again. First I put the numbers on the white cardstock with the template. Then I punched them out with a Circle Puncher. Now thread the numbers onto a yarn with sequins. With the Crop-A-Dile holes punched in the side and the yarn with the date wrapped around the paper.


After the Traveler´s Notebook was filled, I tied it together. For this I punched out the title with the Alphabet Punch Board. The cover was designed with colorful acrylic colors and the title was glued with 3D glue dots.


I tied the album together with a rubber band. For this the backside of the album cover is reinforced. Then small embellishments are attached to the tape and tied together. Now thread the rubber from the inside through the loop and pull it through the loop. So that the rubber is fastened on the back of the album. Now it can be pulled around the album to close it. Ready J


The Journal Studio tools are very practical. It’s quick and easy to make your pages beautiful. I like that very much.

See you next time.


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