Hello again! I'm back with another idea for using Papertrey Ink: Traveler's Journal products, and I'm showing you how to pull together a kit of journals and embellishments to use for the holidays!
Using a kit that has been previously pulled together is a great way to document the busy upcoming season. I’ve put together a fun kit with kid friendly colors to document my nephew’s fifth Christmas! It’s complete with three mini journals and embellishments, most of them made from the Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal products. All I’ll need later is the photos and the adhesive! Let me show you everything I've done in hopes to fill up a few little Christmas Journals.
These three journals were easy to put together, I used the Passport Page Blanks for the inner pages and cut my own covers from Papertrey Ink Cardstock. The Spring Rain cover is stamped first with Background Basics: Celestial Sky in Fresh Snow ink, and secondly with the snowflakes from the Traveler's Journal: December Stamp Set. I used Fresh Snow ink again but also added an extra touch with White Embossing Powder.
The New Leaf cover is stamped a few times with the tree from Traveler's Journal: December Stamp Set with New Leaf ink, then I cut out December from the Traveler's Journal: December Die Set in Pure Poppy.
On the Bitty Big: Pure Poppy cover I cut out Merry Christmas, also from the Traveler's Journal: Die Set in New Leaf. A little secret: cut out three pieces anytime you are cutting out words or something intricate to layer together and add a little dimension, that is what made my words pop! With all three I used some white/silver baker's twine as a book binding.
Next I pulled out the following Cardstock: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy, and Bitty Big: Spring Rain and went all out with the Traveler's Journal: December Die Set and also the Traveler's Journal: Adventure Die Set to get all of the tags, labels, and embellishments.
After I had a pile of embellishments, I used the Traveler's Journal: December Stamp Set, the Traveler's Journal: December Typed Words Stamp Set to add some fun sentiments and designs. I made sure to use the same color ink as the cardstock for a tone on tone look, and the Fresh Snow ink has been Heat Embossed in white to make it extra special.
I also used the Mini Library Card stamped in Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Spring Rain, and Blueberry Sky that I hand cut out and adhered to the Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook for a place to do a little extra journaling.
Here are some close ups of the embellishments:
I'll keep everything wrapped up in these Glassine Bags until it comes time to use it. My idea behind everything is to use smaller photos, like a 2x2 size, and to ask my nephew Keagan some fun questions to add to these journals. I'm thinking questions like: Do you like Santa or the Grinch better? What is you very favorite Christmas movie? Are you on the Nice or Naughty List and why?
I also think Keagan will get a kick looking at these journals when he is older, too!
I hope my little Christmas kit inspires you to pull together something to use over the holidays, remember that documenting can be so special to look back on! Thank you for stopping by!
Please check out the rest of the Traveler's Journal team at Papertrey Ink... We'll each have ideas to share for documenting December this month! Remember our monthly spotlight is on the 8th of every month, and new releases happen on the 15th. Just click on the blinky Papertrey Ink link up there on the left to get to the shop and blog.