Thursday, June 8, 2017

Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal: Currently, Dividers, and Dashboards

This is my second post today. For Reverse Confetti's June Creative Hop, scroll down or click HERE.

Hi there, I'm excited to share with you today a Traveler's Journal project I've got in the works for Papertrey Ink.

It all started with a new stamp set, Traveler's Journal: Currently, and coordinating word die set, Traveler's Journal: Currently Words. The set has the words "currently," "right now," and "today," plus a whole bunch of prompts, such as loving, hating, reading, watching, texting, improving, dreading, etc.

My mother often gives me a hard time for not sending her enough pictures of my kids, so I decided to send her not just pictures, but also a glimpse into their world right now using some of those prompts from Traveler's Journal: Currently. One thing led to another, and I realized that I would like something similar. I ended up making a whole Traveler's Journal with quarterly Q&A pages for each of my kids. Here's an example: 

On the left side, I have a current photo, along with ten prompts, and on the right, those prompts are filled out based on my youngest son. I stamped the page with images from Boho Rounds in spring colors, then stamped similar pages for each season.




Since all three kids will appear in this one journal, I wanted to divide the journal into three sections.

I decided on a very simple initial (Wet Paint Alphabet dies) on a circle (Traveler's Journal: Accessories) placed on the right of the page with just a slight overhang to make circular divider tabs.

You can see all three in this photo, as well as the Boho Rounds stamping I did on the cover.

I pre-stamped all the pages, but didn't want to glue down the photo frames yet, since I'll be adding the photos over the next year. I decided to add a laminated dashboard with an envelope to store all the extra frames and labels.

Dashboards are basically like wraps, either decorative or functional, that protect your traveler's journals, as well as give you a place to stick and/or store things. I like to laminate them because it makes the whole notebook a little more sturdy and durable.

To make the dashboard, I cut two pieces of Aqua Mist Stripe paper at 4.5" square, then placed them into a laminating pouch with about a half-inch gap in between.


On the inside I added the storage envelope in Aqua Mist card stock. The frames and labels were done with Traveler's Journal: Accessories dies, the words are Traveler's Journal: Currently stamps and Traveler's Journal: Currently Words dies, and the envelope is the Traveler's Journal: Envelope die. 

And then last, I'm keeping this journal in a Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover made out of Aqua Mist felt. 

Stamps: Boho Rounds, Traveler's Journal: Currently

Dies: Traveler's Journal: Accessories, Currenty Words, Envelope, and Outer Cover; Wet Paint Lowercase Alphabet

Ink: VersaMark; Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Winter Wisteria, Blueberry Sky, True Black, Classic Kraft, Fresh Snow

Paper: Traveler's Journal: Page Blanks; Aqua Mist,  Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose, Summer Sunrise, Tropical Teal, Melon Berry, Canyon Clay, Green Parakeet, Winter Wisteria card stock; Ombre Stripes, Super Succulents, Aqua Mist Stripe patterned paper;

Other: Traveler's Journal: Black Elastic Cord, Aqua Mist Felt, laminator

That's it for me. I'm looking forward to filling up this notebook over the next year!

For more Traveler's Journal inspiration, visit the Traveler's Journal team:

Nichole Heady
Heather Nichols
Andi Schalow
Stephanie Gold


Dortesjs said...

waue...what do you do when your busy lol lol...just kidding...great work.

Martha Green said...

Love this! What a great idea - TFS.

artful-notions said...

This is wonderful, Amy! As a grandma I would love receiving this! But as a stamp-a-holic, I can make it! You're so creative, and organized. Love the post today!

Leigh Penner said...

I love this, Amy! I have made several layouts over the years with this currently theme and I know they will be some of my favourites to look back on and remember those little details about my kids (or my) lives! I didn't realize that PTI had this set....