I've been terrible at blogging lately, but thought I'd pop in and share some of my favourite pages from one of my recent completed mini books. You can see a little flip through of this Japan album over here on Instagram.
Some quick notes about supplies:
- Everything I used was stuff I already had on hand, meaning I didn't buy any supplies or products specifically for this book.
- The album and page protectors were purchased awhile back at Michaels and they're from Project Life/Becky Higgins.
- The majority of the journaling cards I used are printable cards from my store, In a Creative Bubble. In particular, I used the Explorer collection (especially the prompt cards!), Jetsetter cards, In the City cards, and the Ticket elements. I have a selection of Japan themed designs in my store as well, but I designed the most recent sets after making this mini and I used some the old ones for other projects and forgot to reprint the cards when making this book! Oops.
- The supplies and embellishments I used are things from my stash, and they're mostly from Studio Calico and Gossamer Blue.
- My favourite travel stamp sets to use are from Everyday Explorers!
- Washi tape + Japan themed stationery were all purchased in Japan.
Now here are some of my favourite pages in this mini album :)
Starting the book off with a simple page documenting the reason for this trip as well as how we got there. I didn't have any photos to use so I added ephemera - my plane ticket (folded in half) and my metro ticket. The 'seeker of adventure' card is from this set but I customized it by adding a sticker of Mt Fuji in the middle.
The Traveler's Factory store in Tokyo Station has the coolest stamps of all the different Japanese prefectures! I stamped them on scrap paper in the store, then came home, scanned + resized them, and then reprinted them on kraft paper to create an insert for my album.
More photos + journaling + stamping. When I make travel minis, I like to keep things fairly simple and clean with just some thoughtful
I like including bits and pieces outside of the page protectors as well. Here, I hole punched and added a shipping tag between this spread. The front has some tiny banners and sticky notes, sewn straight through the middle. On the back, I glued a little piece of paper that listed our hotel info.
I loved playing with pops of yellow on this blue hued page. The Adventure Log card is from this set and I added a sticker and my journaling on it. On the striped yellow card, I added some ephemera (the green fabric sticker, from the one day tour we went on) and a few coordinating circle embellishments.
Full page photo ftw!
I decided to add this admission ticket in between my spread so I wouldn't have to cut it down. In one of the rooms at the museum, I was given a sheet of stickers to stick on the wall as part of the installation, and I stuck the extras on the back of the ticket :) Love how that turned out!
Another full size photo! :) I added one of my vintage inspired tickets and a few little embellishments to the 6x8 picture.
Explorer cards + 'around the neighborhood' photos + little details. I layered a little tanuki sticker on an Explorer circle tag, then handstitched that on a map card from this set.
The 'today's adventure' is a digital stamp from this set :)
At the end of my album, I included a kraft paper bag and any extra bits of ephemera I wanted to keep. On the back of the bag, I used a few strips of Japan themed washi tape.
And that's a wrap! I still have a ton of travel minis I want to make but I'm happy to have completed at least one off the list. Thanks for looking!