Oh how I love a good traveler's notebook! I love the versatility of them and how they're so easily interchangeable. That being said, when I decided to make a mini album, I knew I wanted to create one to mimic the simplicity of some of my favorite leather goods. ;)
For the cover, I started with a large sheet of craft foam that I cut down to 12 x 9 inches. Then I covered it with the beautiful floral paper that came in the Felicity Kit and folded it all in half to make a 6x9 album.
Then I punched two holes on either side of the spine, set some eyelets in the holes for stability, and strung some pretty seam binding through them in order to hold the pages in place. (Typically, traveler's notebooks use elastic for this part, but since I was using cheap craft foam + paper, I didn't want to add that much tension to the spine.) Once the cover was finished, I trimmed the papers down to 8 1/4 x 11". From there I just folded them in half and slipped them all in a stack behind the seam binding. Easy peasy!
Time to decorate! The Felicity Kit is pure perfection to me, so I had an absolute blast making this "30 Things I've Learned Before Thirty" book. A few weeks ago, I welcomed the 30s with open arms, but on the last day of 29, I took out a notebook and jotted down a list of things I learned over the past decade. Some serious. Some silly. But all worth putting in an album.
As always, I added little spots throughout the book to lift or pull out a tag. It's just more fun that way! :)
Don't you just love those paint dipped alphas that came in the Maggie kit? Thank goodness they were restocked in the shop! ;)
I had fun digging through old boxes of photos (that desperately needed to be put in an album anyways!) in order to find great highlights from my 20s. Lots of photos of early motherhood... But I also had to add in a photo of my own mom, too. Cause like I said on this page, "you're never too old to need your mama." Amen? ;)
For real, y'all. "Adulting is overrated." ;)
And last but not least...
And that's it! I had an absolute blast using all the bits and pieces from the Felicity Kit to make this, and I was happy to find a way to use each and every scrap. :) If you make one of your own, will you share it with me? Tag me on Instagram if you do so I can see! (@marybethhancher)
Thanks so much for looking!!
Supplies Used: Felicity Papers Add-On | Felicity Chipboard Alphabet | Paint Dipped Wood Alphabet | Felicity Acetate Shapes | Alphabet Stickers- Black | Alphabet Stickers- White | FJ Stamp- Felicity