Recorded no.1 Cards to write about our morning and I added a stamp from a Christine Herrin x Kelly Purkey collab (find the digital version here). I have multiple copies of these cards printed out because they are so easy to use when I want to journal some details about a moment or an adventure.
And something I mentioned on Instagram, the MRT stations (and a lot of shops/places in Taipei) have rubber stamp stations! That was so cool. I ended up stamping these stamps on scraps of paper, then coming home, scanning the images, and reprinting them out on cardstock for my mini. They're such a unique sort of 'souvenir' for this trip.
New Adventures set is perfect for travels, and I stamped the numbers (which was our bus number) using her Bedford alphabet set. The little tickets are Japanese stationery, as well as that thin strip of washi tape :)
Carousel add-on, and it fit perfectly! That made me happy. The copper heart is also from a past Studio Calico kit.
JiuFen is an old mining town in the mountains of Taipei which became known as the filming location of A City of Sadness (悲情城市) as well as the inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki's 2001 animated film Spirited Away. Spirited Away was one of my favorite films as a child so this was the primary reason I wanted to visit the place. JiuFen is easily accessible from Taipei and aside from being a source of inspiration for that movie, it is also famous for its beautiful views of the sea, plethora of street food, various teahouses, distinctive red lanterns and cobblestone stairs. Lots of which you'll see featured in my spreads below :)
I used this spread to note down our experience walking through the narrow streets of JiuFen. Photos include a quick selfie while eating some famous taro balls, as well as a photo of a girl pouring tea at the oldest teahouse in JiuFen :) Stamps used are from a Christine Herrin x Kelly Purkey (CH x KP) collab (digital version available here).
Wander no.2 Card Set here, with some stamps from CH x KP (digitals here). I like how the blues and greens matched well with my photos. The chipboard heart and puffy gold star sticker are from Studio Calico.
Wander Elements no.2 set, a chipboard asterisk (SC) and a rub-on (Crate Paper) to my 6x8 photo for just a bit of embellishing as well as a place to jot down a note.
How awesome is it that their tea is stored in test tubes? That is what's in the 4x6 photo you see there. On the right, I added a pamphlet from the teahouse using attachers made with a Studio Calico attacher die.
Recorded no.1 printable card. It's so easy to journal on the dotted lines and choose the relevant info using a highlighter.
here if you're interested) and it's the little details that definitely attract me to a place.
Wander no.2 Cards and the cups screenprint is from Tina.
Recorded no.1 card. I designed the cards to be black and white so that they would be versatile, but it is easy to embellish them with a strip of washi tape (this design is one I bought in Taiwan).
Back in Taipei, with a quick visit to a tiny but beautiful stationery shop! You can see I included another MRT stamp here. They are a fun way to highlight different parts of the city.
I added a little pamphlet I got from Din Tai Fung to my album using the attacher die, and I love how it has information about the restaurant and its famous xiao long bao.
Flipping over the Din Tai Fung pamphlet, here's my right spread. Din Tai Fung is seriously the best and you definitely need to try it if you're ever in Taipei! I ate there for the first time back in 2008, and have since tried their other locations around the world...there are even a couple in the US you could go to. But it's nice to be back here again in its city of origin to enjoy their delicious food :)
This is another stamp from the MRT station and I shrank the image down so that it would fit my 2" circle punch. I added some graphic washi tape at the bottom for some subtle pops of color.
And a bajillion spreads later, that's it for day two. If you stuck around til the end, thank you for bearing with me as I rambled about all these pages :) I'll share part three (which is much shorter, ha!) soon!