May 20, 2008

Great project

Got this great tutorial from Shannon (over at and she's also a fellow poster at weekend project or just one to whip up quickly before traveling. These are her directions and you can tweak them according to your own personal tastes.

3 - 9 x 12 envelopes (I used kraft) *see note below
1 yard of ribbon or twine
assorted patterned papers, optional

*Envelopes need to have openings on the ends.

Fold flaps down and fold envelopes in half. Alternate the open ends.

Nest envelopes and punch hole at top and bottom. I used the Crop-A-Dile and punched in as far as it would reach, about 1 inch.

Insert twine or ribbon ends through holes from outside and bring ends back through from inside at opposite ends. Pull tight and tie.

I cover mine, inside and out with patterned paper however it's optional. I'm making this one for our trip to Vermont this summer to attend a family reunion. It's a work in progress, I always put the dates on the outside.

Here are a few others I've made.

I include plenty of space for notes and journaling and the pockets are great for ticket stubs, brochures, maps, I use one for hotel info, confirmation printout and stuff printed from Mapquest. We always do some research before we take a trip, we like to make the most of our journey.
When the photos have been printed, I just pull out the journal and refer back to my notes.
Enjoy your journey.

1 comment:

The Rose Cottage said...

This is great, thank you for sharing :) I might have to try it!

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