Below Creative Team Member, Kimberly, is sharing her love of Traveler's Notebooks and how she records vacation memories in them. Be sure to read Part 1 shared previously.
Step 6: Print items to be included - - notes, pictures, etc. When I want to include a lot of text in my Traveler’s Notebook Insert I usually type it out and print it vs. handwriting the information. It saves on space, and I prefer the printed look over my handwriting.
Tip 1: Edit photos before printing using a variety of apps. Color Story and PicTapGo are two of my favs. Also, experiment with apps like Rhonna Design, A Beautiful Mess and Over to add text to pictures and other elements.
Tip 2: Collage several pictures into one 4x6”picture using the Project Life app (or similar app). It is a great way to print smaller scale pictures to include in your insert.
Tip 3: Often times I will print pictures at home using my Cannon Selphy or Polaroid Zip Printers. However, post-vacation when I have a lot of pictures to print I will use the Printicular app to upload them to Walgreens to be printed. They offer 1-hour printing at many locations and you can save 30% off using the promo code “MEAM”. I was able to print approximately 128 pictures for less than $8 using a combination of collaging small pictures onto one 4x6” print and the promo code.
Step 7: Sort through your collected ephemera. Cut out pictures, maps, blurbs on attractions, etc. Anything and everything that you think you might want to include.
Tip 1: If you are on a vacation in which you walk a lot, record the path you took by drawing it on the map. Uses different colors of pens/markers for each day and include the distances you walked (use Google post-vacation to to calculate mileage if you aren’t sure).
Tip 2: I use a binder with a couple of baseball card pages (Project life pages work too) to sort my pictures and ephemera. This helps me not overlook a picture or print out when compiling the Traveler’s Notebook.
Tip 3: Did you use Uber to get around on vacation? Screen shot the trip from the “history” screen. It will show a map with the route you took.
Step 8: Review to Steps 4 & 5 and it should be easy to make a bullet point list of the things you want to include. My preference is to document things in a chronological order with a couple of “specialty spreads” focused on a particular topic (i.e. accommodations, food, an excursion we took, etc.)
Step 9: Grab other items like washi tape, die-cuts, stickers, journaling cards, etc. to add color and fun to your album.
Step 10: Get crafty and put the album together! Now that you have everything organized this process should only take a couple of hours and you and your travel companions will love flipping through the album time and time again.
Do you make travel/vacation albums? Any tips you would like to share?
A look at a couple of the pages in my Traveler's Notebook from a long-weekend trip Asheville, NC. I love incorporating "interactive" pages with lots of "tip-ins" and "flip-outs". It is a fun way to pack a lot of information and ephemera into a small space.
Palette & Paper's blog is written by creative team member, Kimberly.
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