Hello lovelies! Today, I am sharing a project other than a layout. Last year, I took a course in Bookmaking with Nik the Booksmith. The lovely part is, I get to use ALL of my scrapbooking supplies and then some. I couldn’t wait to use some 49 and Market product to create books and journals. This is a hardcover Travelers Journal. It is thick, full and each page is simply luscious. Each signature is created with 49 and Market paper with pockets, and inside of each signature cover are tea and coffee dyed papers, vintage dictionary pages and ledger pages. There are 5 signatures created with the 12×12 papers, 78 pages, and lots of pockets and inserts. Vintage Remnants and Vintage Artistry was a perfect choice for this Traveler’s Journal.
This is the front cover. Paper, lace, and flowers. I adore the pieces of laser cut shapes from the frame set. There are so many elements to layer or use for tuck spots.
This is the back cover. The pattern on the paper needed no additional embellishments other than the beautiful lace ribbon along the side. I did ink the edges with distress ink.
Here is a closeup of the front cover.
This is another closeup of the front cover. The word Vintage Artistry came from the strip at the bottom of the 12×12 papers. I fussy cut the words and inked the edges.
This is a closeup of the beautiful vintage layers of all of the pages in the journal.
This is a view of the book when it is open. My mother-in-law gifted me with her very large 4 volume vintage dictionary. I have been tea dying them and using them for book pages as well as collage sheets.
This is the top of the spine. There is some 49 and Market burlap layered with some cheesecloth peeking out of the top.
For the spine, I layered a piece from the Laser Cut Shapes Frame set 03 and the word Memory is from the Archival Board Memory Captured set.
These are some closeups of some of the small paper pads I created and ATC cards with envelopes that i tucked in some of the pockets in the journal.
These are more closeups of some of the inserts I created. And never throw out those smaller pieces of paper. I created little tabs at the top of the journal. I stitched some burlap onto the paper before I placed them on the page.
There are so many cards and tags. I machine stitched some, stamped some and inked them all.
And here is yet another photo of some of the pockets I created for the inserts. There is plenty of realestate to tuck away all of the memories you may have of your travels. And there are plenty of blank pages where you can stick those photos onto, or journal your thoughts and dreams!!
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