Splendid Traveler's Notebook by Amber Mitchell

Monday, May 23, 2022

 Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige’s blog today to share with you this traveler’s notebook styled journal I created using the new—and BEAUTIFUL—Splendid collection!

Since seeing the first sneak peeks of the Splendid collection, I knew I had to make a journal with it. When Bungalow Lane came out last year, a journal was one of my first projects with it, and I had SO much fun putting it together and using it to document my family’s visit to the local pumpkin farm. I wanted to recreate that experience with Splendid and I can’t wait to fill this journal up with memories!

To create the base of this journal, I started with five sheets of 8 x 8-inch paper that I folded in half. To add more character to the project, I also included a 3 x 4-inch page that I cut from Paper 24 and a tag-shaped page that I cut from Paper 22.

To bind the pages together, I first started by poking holes with awl at half-inch intervals down the length of the journal. I then used white embroidery thread to saddle stitch all of the pages together.

To embellish the cover of this project, I tore strips of paper that were 8 inches in length and layered them one over the next. I then hand-stitched one of the flowers from the Cross Stitch Kit and layered that up amongst some leaves from the Floral Die Cuts. One thing I love about Paige’s collections is that she always includes plenty of flowers! To create a garden-esque feel, I added a couple of bees tucked in with the leaves. Finally, I added a title at the bottom of the cover using a sentiment from the Epoxy Stickers and some of the mini Thickers.

To embellish the rest of the album, I first created a few pockets using torn strips of paper. I love adding tuck spots to my projects to hold any extra photos or memorabilia. For extra journaling spots, I used some cut-aparts from Paper 24 and some cards from the Ephemera Die Cuts and added them throughout the journal using some cute clips, including the Heart Paper Clips.

I always love using the 2x2 Paper Pads to add photo mats throughout projects, so I did the same here with this journal. I added these to a few pages and layered them up with pieces from the 8-Page Sticker BookChipboard Stickers, and Layered Bouquet Stickers.

To finish off the album in my true-to-self fashion, I added a mix of charms. I love the Flower Charms from the Splendid collection so I added one of those and a couple of others from my stash that coordinated well with the theme.

Thanks so much for stopping by my post today! I hope you feel inspired to create your own project with this gorgeous collection! I’ll see you next time with another fun project!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, paper clips, charms, cross stitch kit, embellishments; SPLENDID by Paige Evans

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