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Traveler’s Notebook Scrapbook: 10 Tips To Preserve Your Memoriesby Anna DraicchioNovember 19, 2020 |

Hi, Anna here today to help anyone who wants to try out a traveler’s notebook format for scrapbooking.
If you haven’t come across Traveler’s notebooks before, they’re a cover with small notebooks. Many people use a TN as a bullet journal or planner, but its use in scrapbooking is also very popular.

In my opinion, There’s no better place to keep your memories “quickly and easily” than the Traveler’s Notebook. I love that each spread is like a mini layout. In my traveler’s notebooks, I complete a lot of different projects but my absolute favorite is the books I create for my travels.

To create this spread, I grabbed my favorite pieces from the Celestial collection. I had a perfect picture of my husband that would showcase this collection well.

Papers, stamps and die cuts are the most useful items for documenting your stories on a traveler’s notebook layout.

Today, I am going to show you 10 tips, that I have found to be super helpful when creating in traveler’s notebooks:

You will need

StickerKitten items used in this project:

. Celestial Paper Pack
. Celestial Photopolymer Stamps
. Celestial Ephemera

Instructions

  1. In traveler’s notebooks, smaller photos work great. But larger photos are also useful to facilitate the work. Use a picture 10,5×15 cm or 10,5×21 cm. You don’t need a ton of embellishments and papers on one of the two pages.
  2. Lay things out first. Don’t glue anything down until you’re sure you like where it is.
  3. To help with the continuity of design as well on TN, work on your layout with the two pages right next to each as if I am making a whole scrapbook layout.
  4. Once you have a photo in place to tell your story, start adding more embellishments around it. Just go with the flow.
  5. When in doubt, keep it simple. You can always add more embellishments later.
  6. Use repeating or coordinating patterns on the two pages to create a sense of cohesiveness throughout your entire layout.
  7. Alignment is just as important for graphic design as it is for scrapbooking. Keep your design elements aligned.
  8. Layer paper to add dimension to your layouts. A TN is thin and it can be difficult to work with thick embellishments. You can achieve depth in your project by layering the papers and elements up on top of each other.
  9. Notes sheet or vellum adds visual interest without overcomplicating your design. They are great for layering.
  10. Use stamps. You can use them for tons of things, like creating background, journaling or title. A good title can help you tell the story behind your spread.