Hello scrappers !
My daughters recently went to Tokyo with Deon Toh who was performing at a few clubs. Stasha my oldest a Bass Guitar sessionist was lucky to travel with his band, and this time my younger Nura went along to help. In this post I hope to share tips for those who are new to Travel books and are often stumped with the products available or how to even begin. I like using the Maya Road 8×8 Binder Book as it’s very sturdy and quick, easy to fill.
The first thing would be to print out your photos as they are the inspiration and central feature of the travel book. Select the best photos that tell your travel story and remember to add some funny, blooper moments, not just the scenery. I like to print my photos small as then, I can put in more into the book, and smaller photos are easier to move around.
One IMPORTANT tip – limit your photos !! It’s very easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of photos and the fact is, we don’t always have the time to craft nor plenty of supplies. Keep the Travel book manageable, you do not have to include every single photo, only those that have the most special moments.
All the supplies here are available at Made With Love, Singapore. Workshops on beginning scrapbooking (Scrapbook Basics) are held in the studio.
Dates and locations are important as sometimes places (for example beaches and sunsets) tend to look the same.
These past two years, anything glitter or gold is cool and I like that it’s a fun contrast to paper that is matte. The Go Now Go collection has lots of Blues and pops of glitter helps create interest and texture.
Another suggestion : Ephemera packs are essential because they make filling your pages fast. The pretty layered details in transparencies and die-cuts are what makes your pages visually attractive.
Here you can see the photo is not perfect, but it is really funny !
These are the accents I used and using fonts of varying designs make the book more dynamic.
Just look at how perfect Shimelle’s Go Now Go is for a travel themes. I like the clean looks, they are the easiest to work with rather than shabby chic ones.
The book is still a work in progress and there are more photos I would like to add when I have time.
I hope you find these quick tips useful. Scrapping should be fun and nothing can be more exciting than putting all your travel photos into a book or album. Happy Crafting !