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Eyoung’s TN

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Hello, GB fans. It’s Eunyoung. Today I’ll share passport-sized traveler’s note layouts. I used 3×4  journal cards and embellishments from March LifePages kit.

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I created clean & simple pages as usual. I printed photos with my Instax share.I love polaroid photo frame sand its photo size is perfect for my passport-sized notebook. After I added a photo and a 3×4 journal card using double-side tape, I embellished with wood venner, puffy stickers and a kit clear stamp.

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 A second page is about a cafe view. Before I use a label & journal card, I did machine stitching on them.

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The date frame is from a Kit clear stamp.

 

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I used one accent color for this- coral. The color is one of my favorites. If you feel that it’s not easy to create an original-sized traveler’s notebook, you can easily start a passport sized traveler’s notebook like me. I think it is perfect to start with this, paired with the LP kit!

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 I hope you enjoy it and thank you for stopping by.

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Inspired By: Quotes

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One of the things I love about being a “notebooker” (did I just make that up???) is the freedom. The freedom to determine how I choose to “keep” a memory. Honestly, that has less to do with the notebook and more to do with my own personal evolution. I think broadening my own view of scrapbooking has cleared the way for stories I would never have documented for various reasons.

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Not all the stories I document in my notebook are related to a memory. My new style of scrapbooking is highly influenced by the commonplace notebooks of my past. The ideas, the song lyrics, a tiny sketch of a bird I saw in the yard, recipes I want to try…something I overheard while in line at the post office.

Those are the things that I’ve begun to include in my everyday notebook. I think it’s important to occasionally disconnect my stories from my pictures. This may seem odd, but the moment I started doing that I found myself documenting different stories…the thoughts and feelings that will one day tell the story of who I was.

In this layout, I was inspired to tell a story based on a quote I came across a few weeks ago.

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I created a tipin using some of that lovely paper from the Shimelle collection that came in the March Main Scrapbook Kit. This paper was so pretty and whimsical that I did my best to not cover up very much of it. I used clear tape so that the seam was relatively invisible.

Note: A tipin a piece of patterned paper,  a journal card/photo or anything that has been added to a book usually using washi tape as a hinge of sorts. They are very common in books that contain fixed pages. I also call them flips and flaps because they are meant to flip up or flip open!

 

 

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Here’s a look at the first two pages. I used a stamp from the March Life Pages Kit to create a repeating design to function as a title of sorts. I then scattered those adorable wood veneer pieces. I added some sewing to that scalloped paper piece before adhering it to the page.

I fussy cut the scallop from a full 12×12 sheet. The tag on the opposing page was originally a journal card that I cut down and ran through my printer so I could add the quote:

 

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On the other side of the tipin, i included a small embellishment cluster using some exclusive labels and chipboard from the Life Pages Kit. I placed these bits and pieces on the lower left side of the page so they wouldn’t cover up the adorable pattern. This left me with more than enough space to write on the right side. On the upper right hand corner I repeated some of the stamping and the scallop paper that I had on the first page. I like doing this as a means of tying things together.

 

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Here’s a quick tip for those of you who worry that the chipboard is too thick for their Traveler’s Notebooks. I get rid of a few layers…it’s just paper after all. I use fine tipped scissors to split the chipboard and then I gently pull it apart. Here’s a look:

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I hope that this encourages and inspires you to start adding different kinds of stories into your scrapbooks and notebooks. Look for quotes that provide a jumping off point for a story you want to document but never had a picture to go with it. Don’t forget that so many embellishments are quote based and can work perfectly as a story starter.

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Traveler’s Notebook Layout with Zinnia

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Hello There! It’s Zinnia here. I did a simple layout in my Traveler’s Notebook using Gossamer Blue March Main Kit only this time! Without further ado, let me show you some sneak peeks of my layout!

 

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Are you in love with this fox like I am? This fox is definitely perfectly imperfect! I cut out all the little pieces on my own without any cutting machine.

First, I drew it. Second, I traced it on the patterned paper. Third, I cut the pieces and matched them like a puzzle! Lastly, I did some stitching on it to make it cuter and to help the fox stand out more.

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Here, I stitched another three frames as well!

These are from the scrapbook paper included in the kit!

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This is how the overall layout looks! What do you think about this layout? Let me know! OH! I have a process video of this layout to share with you too!

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoy watching this process video and try out your own FOXY stitching too!

Thanks for dropping by and have an awesome day!

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