Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today. I’m sharing a look inside my complete DIY Thanksgiving Traveler’s Notebook. This is my first album documenting my Thanksgiving holiday and the notebook approach was a quick and fun way to record my memories.
I shared my DIY Thanksgiving Traveler’s Notebook Tutorial last month, please start there if you missed it. I show you how to create the notebook.
A Look Inside a Thanksgiving Traveler’s Notebook Insert
I embellished the cover page of my insert with a journaling card, a die-cut label, and a family photo. I used the E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser to secure the photos and cards to this album. The Thin 3D Foam Squares were the perfect size to adhere, and slightly raise, die-cuts for added dimension in a size-restricted book.
I added several different sizes of Keepsake Envelopes between the notebook pages. Two of the same sized Keepsake Envelopes can be stuck back to back to create pocket pages. I placed a chipboard sticker inside the front facing Keepsake Envelope (top photo). Then, I filled the rear facing envelope with sequins (bottom photo). To ensure that the sequins stayed in place, I sealed the envelope with Extreme Double-Sided Tape.
Use the flaps from the Keepsake Envelopes, shown above, to create a 2-sided flip card. I left the flap exposed (top photo) as a reference. I used the E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser to secure the cards to the flaps. For a seamless design (bottom photo), sandwich the envelope flaps between the cards.
I created a 2-sided card to slip inside a second, larger Keepsake Envelope. I sealed the card inside the envelope with a strip of patterned paper and the E-Z Runner Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser.
The Thin 3D Foam Squares were the perfect size for small die-cut titles.
Please stop by my blog They Call Me Tatar Salad for a flip-through video of my finished handmade travelers notebook.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you had Happy Thanksgiving!
Creative Time: 90 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
Other: Patterned Paper: Authentique; Die-Cuts: Authentique; Journaling Cards: Ali Edwards; Cardstock Stickers: Ali Edwards; White Journaling Cards; Black Pen; Sequins