Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Holiday Journal Part 1

Well we are home safe, sound and tired!!
I have just uploaded, off the camera, 161 photos so will wade through those and start adding them to my blog soon then you can see how we filled our days at Grandma's, Dave's Mum, house

In the meantime I will show you the Holiday Journal I put together for the girls to write up our daily going's on, they took in turns who wrote up each day and we only got 3 days written up while we were away so we have some more writing to do before it's finished as well as adding photos

Our Holiday Journal:


I pulled out all the holiday/travel theme things I could find

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and I started with a less than $4 A5 size ring binder folder


I took some brown paper and cut out a piece that was slightly bigger than the folder


using double sided tape I put the pattern paper onto the brown paper and then I stitched around the outside, and a few lines through the middle, to hold it all together


I then placed tape on the folder


and covered the folder with the paper


Added some travel theme stickers


some red electrical tape to reinforce the corners and sides


alpha stickers for the title


some paint spots, lines, circles, streaks


and then I covered the lot with clear contact to keep it clean from grubby fingers and to keep it strong and sturdy for travel and future reading :)


Next post I will show you what I did inside.

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  1. What a great idea and I love how you used the brown paper as a base and then covered it in contact paper!!!!! I can't wait to see the photos!!! So glad that you are home safe and sound!!! Relax and enjoy your day!!! :)

  2. That's one VERY cool holiday journal. Love it and look forward to seeing what you do inside :-) Glad you had a lovely holiday.
    Hugs R

  3. WELCOME HOME and LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the JOURNAL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Grat Idea! I relly like the jused look and feel of the album!!

  5. Super idea. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hello ello hi...FABULOUS travel album...I can't wait to see what awesome things you put inside!!!

  7. Great travel journal!!
    I am looking forward to seeing the inside too!!

  8. Oh wow looks Fantastic!


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