Friday, January 26, 2018

Journey Travel Diary For Southern Ridge Trading Company

Hello everyone, popping in to let you know that I have a tutorial over on Southern Ridge Trading Company's blog today for my Journey travel diary created with Southern Ridge's Vintage Car, Gear Clock, Journey Fun Word and Nuts and Bolts chipboard.

That wonderful Vintage Car and Journey Fun Word were the starting point for my travel diary and with thoughts of our summer travels in mind I created a folio for keepsakes, receipts, notes, maps, ephemera and anything else we might want to keep and record.

I initially wanted to use Eileen Hull's Journal die for my folio but the Vintage Car chipboard was just a smidge too wide to fit on it, so I used a recycled hanging file folder from my stash to make the diary instead.  Eileen's new Stamp and Photo Storage box and 7Gypsies 'Global' 8x8 paper pad were the other deciding factors on how I sized the diary.

Assorted papers from many of Tim Holtz's Paper Stash's were die cut with his Tag Collection die, Destination Adventure was die cut with his Adventure Words: Block dies and his 'The Journey' clear stamps and assorted images from his Emporium Ephemera were added to the front of the folio.

The Old Jalopy Bigz die and 'explore' word from Tim's Handwritten Journey dies were cut from Deco Foil Toner Sheet covered with Patina Mixed Media Transfer Foil.  Eileen Hull's Stamp and Photo Storage box was cut from some Tim Holtz 'Traveler' scrapbook paper for the back of the folio and I broke out my Shadow Press debossing folders (the Expedition and Documented sets) to add some sentiments to journaling cards.

Vintage map images courtesy of Far Far Hill were printed out onto copy paper (I made the images semi-transparent with a photo editing program) and then tied together with a pamphlet stitch for a simple Midori-style insert in the middle of the folio.

The back cover was feeling a bit unloved so I made an envelope for it with my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and added a tie closure to keep it closed for more bits and bobs that we collect on our travels.

I have a full step by step tutorial over on Southern Ridge's blog if you'd like the nitty-gritty details.

Hope you can pop by to see how it all came together and thanks for stopping by today, happy creating!

Deb xo


  1. What a brilliant album, Deb - packed full of themed bits and bobs to go with that amazing textural, industrial cover. Love those map pages and tag! Come and share it with us at Mini Album Makers if you fancy it...
    Alison x

  2. Great portfolio to hold those travel documents! I love how you've used an old file folder for this. What a great use of those chippies! I was thinking that you might want to share your work at Mini Album Makers. Hugs!


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