Hi Cherries - Natalie here, and I'm ready for summer and travels! I'm in the summer scrapping mood, so I have created two travelers' notebook layouts using two fun, tropical collections. I love to edit my photos in a specific tone to match my scrapbook aesthetic. For this Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed collection, I edited my ocean photos to be bright and playful.
I used the iCrafter Heather Alpha Die to cut the main words from my title in pretty patterned paper. I cut the less important words from white cardstock with the Concord & 9th Double-Cut Die. I then adhered them by lines of sewing with aqua thread atop the adorable cloud paper from Cocoa Vanilla. Even though the spread is super simple, adding the textured touches of sewing helps add a finished look that is quite pleasing.
I love to add stamped elements in my traveler's notebooks, as I feel like they are smaller and it's easier to make stamps fit within a layout. I stamped a journaling block with Tim Holtz's Flamingo Kitsch Ink and cut it out to make my own pocket card with this beautiful pattern from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.
One way to stretch your stamp stash and ensure they get much use is to take a liberal interpretation for the use of your stamps. This stamp specifically called for a "destination," but I just stamped the word "escape," as that was broad enough for our trip. Make your stamps work for you!
The next layout I created has photos of a sunset which are quite warm. I gave them an editing treatment with a glow to make the gorgeous chipboard ephemera by Stamperia, Amazonia. I paired this with papers from the Native Breeze collection by Kaisercraft.
I die-cut a few palm fronds from cardstock with my Sizzix Big Shot and layered with them a monstera leaf from the Amazonia collection. I tucked them behind some paper layers bordering a sunset photo on my main page.
Making the title span on both pages is a way to bring cohesion to the spread, along with the repeating palm frond element and color scheme. You can scrap with multiple collections with the same album as long as you keep the open spreads cohesive. I like to add a stamped tag or label to remind me of the restaurants at which we ate on vacation!
I hope you're inspired to create a layout for an entire trip, or just grab some bright supplies and scrap summer!
You can find my full process video here: