Saturday, April 27, 2019

Easter Traveler's Notebook Album

If you love traveler's notebooks then you must give this fun mini album a try!  These notebook albums are great for swaps, gifts and because this is Easter-themed, it's perfect for an Easter basket.


For the cover: I took a 12X12 sheet of double-sided paper from the "Hoppy Easter" Collection and trimmed down to 7.25" X 11.25".  Next I scored the 11.25" length at 5 3/8" and 5 7/8".  I used a heat laminator to laminate both sides of the paper but this is optional.  If you look to create these as gifts or to sell I would highly recommend investing in this handy tool!

As you can see above, I punched to small holes into the "spine" of the cover and threaded through white elastic cording to hold the inserts in place.  

For the closure I also added a length of the same elastic cording.  To do so: create a small hold in the center of the spine and insert a knotted band of the elastic through the hole.  I tied on some ribbon from my stash and made a cute embellished tag to match the cover!

For the inside: To the two elastic loops on the inside of the notebook, I created two booklets from smooth white cardstock and a cover of patterned paper.  For each booklet I cut three sheets of white cardstock to measure 7"X10"; the cover measures 7.5"X10.25".  The sheets were folded in half and then sandwiched together.  I did choose to machine stitch down the center of the notebook, but again this optional.  


The notebook pages were decorated with journal cards, greeting cards, doilies, stickers, die-cuts, washi tape, sprinkles and more coordinates! I also made the journal cards interactive by creating them into little flip-up cards.




So whether you add more inserts, dashboards or pockets, the possibilities are endless when designing these fun notebook albums!  I hope that you'll give it a try!


Doodlebug Design Product:

4548: spring blooms washi tape
5460: bunnies shape sprinkles 
5544: birthday girl assortment glitter sprinkles 
5550: rainbow hearts shape sprinkles 
6228: jellies shape sprinkles
6229: spring babies shape sprinkles 
6252: hoppy easter odds & ends 
6256: hoppy easter mini icons sticker 
6265: hoppy easter icons sticker 
6269: hoppy easter this & that sticker
6273: hoppy easter 6x6 paper pad 
6279: hoppy easter 12x12 paper pack 
6227: may flowers shape sprinkles 
6264: simply spring icons sticker 
6275: simply spring assortment - cards & envelopes
6272: simply spring 6x6 paper pad
4602: swimming pool mini doilies 
3208: doodle twine - bumblebee
5467: bitty bunnies washi tape

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