Monday, June 22, 2009

Small Flatback Travel Journals

Earlier this month I sent this set of eight small travel journals to my friend Stacy. She has a great group a friends, seven of whom recently traveled to New York with her to celebrate two of the friends' engagements. This isn't the first trip of this nature, they've had four previous engagement trips which led them to Las Vegas, New Orleans, Miami, and San Fransisco. After each of those trips the gals got together and made a scrapbook for the bride.

Planning ahead, Stacy wanted to give simple travel books to her friends so they could keep track of their itinerary and have a good place for safe keeping of souvenirs and memories.

The best way to include simple pockets was to use #6 envelopes that I had on hand. I cut the flaps off of the envelopes and cut the rest of the folios and end sheets to match that size. Each book includes two envelopes for a total of four pockets.

Paste was used to secure/align the sewn endsheets to the rest of the book block.

The books were lined with super and a matching paper lining. Endbands were made with the same bookcloth used on the covers.

Each book block was the same size, so I was able to make all of the covers in production fashion.

To keep costs low, I only used materials that I had on hand. The turquoise blue cloth is the prettiest I have in stock, and it was a good choice to pair with the pastel endsheets.

I was pleased to find a different decorative paper to complement each color pairing. Stacy was able to give a unique book to each of her friends. I hope they have fun when it comes to scrapbook time!


  1. Wow Monica! These look great. What a fabulous idea for a girls' get-together!

  2. Hey Monica! The books were great! We had so much fun on the trip -- the books ware great holders for all those memories!

    Thanks so much!

  3. these girls are so lucky, your work is just lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog, very much appreciated :)

  4. Hey Monica! really nice post :) me and my girls celebrated a week ago my bachelorette party at the hadson via last minute travel! it was the best party ever! so you celeberated two parties! oh know how to do ot big! enjoy!


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