I have always loved to travel and one of my first ambitions was to travel the world. Well I haven’t quite managed the whole world yet, but I have been lucky enough to travel to a few far-flung places. We travelled the Dominican Republic to get married and honeymooned around the Caribbean on a cruise. I hadn’t got around to scrapping many of my honeymoon photos as it was way before I started scrapping.
The Check-in collection is a fabulous mix of travel-themed images and papers. I wanted to make the most of my passion for travel and thought I’d make a cute mini-book in the shape of a suitcase.
The book is pretty simple to make – just covers made from chipboard which have been coloured with ink. I stamped the postage stamps on the background before layering lots of die-cuts from the Collectables as well as cutting out images from the 6 1/2″ paper pad. Finally I added some of the coloured rub-ons and a couple of tags.
The inside cover contains a little pocket made from the Acetate Shapes which are divine! I love the way you can see the tags and ephemera through the postage stamp.
The pages are created from cardstock which has been folded and stuck together – concertina style. It’s a really simple way of creating pages with an easy binding. I love the cute suitcases that are in the Collectables - here I made a slit with a craft knife so I could tuck other shapes inside.
I love this spread with the small labels and tickets. You can find plenty of tickets in the 6 1/2″ paper pad, the collectables and sticker sheet. Again I created another pocket from the acetate shapes to tuck in my journaling and tickets.
The beauty of this type of book is that you can create as many pages as you wish. Once all my pages were joined together, I attached the first and last page to my book covers before decorating the inside.
Some of my favourite details from the album. There are loads of fabulous bits to cut out of the papers. I especially love the airmail twine – the perfect finishing touch for your tags!
Here’s a shopping list of everything I have used from the Merly Impressions shop:
Thanks for popping in. I hope you’ve been inspired to scrap your photos from your holidays too!