Monday, June 16, 2014

City trip stuff

Hi everyone,

A new Monday means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, and this time there is no theme.... Nope I'm not kidding, it's Anything Goes this week!
A couple of weeks back I was in Barcelona. For a city trip, a map is often the most used object and this time we had already arranged tickets to some sights we wanted to go to in advance. In addition, I often forget in what order things happen and therefore wanted a small notebook that I can carry around with me and write things down as they happen. With these things in mind I started.


First I made the little notebook. The larger Matchbook die from Tim Holtz is particularly suited for it. It's made out of Kraft cardstock. Because all it will be used very often and will go in my bag, I wanted to keep it as flat as possible and have minimal embellishments. But of course I can't go without washi tape.


The second item I made is the ticket holder. Every time we went somewhere, I pulled out the relevant ticket. This way I didn't have to worry about losing the other tickets. I done it the same way as the little notepad. To store the tickets I have adhered two pieces of transparency on the insie with washi tape going around the edges.


Finally, I created a folder in which I stored all the maps and itineraries. I didn't want to have loose pages so I made it into a booklet for easy access and browsing. This one is also made in the same manner and style as the others.

All three items have a coat of Multi Medium to ensure that everything stays in place. And that the ink is not going to run or give stains.

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



  1. How cool is that! A stylish ensemble to help you keep organized on your trip and to help identify them when packing up! Very lovely and striking!

  2. These creations are awesome! Sandra. Great for recording every trip! How wonderful! :)

  3. Love your travel journal set - very cool with those bold graphics, and so stylish. Brilliant to have the wallet, map and notebook all matching - love it! Barcelona is amazing - hope you had a great time!
    Alison x

  4. Very stylish and incredibly practical! What an genius idea for storing all those details and bits and bobs from your holiday - such a great way to stay organised and be prepared to scrap all those wonderful memories on your return. Thank you for sharing this. Jenny x

  5. Awesome Sandra! Love all the stenciled detail and burst of peacock! Striking!

  6. That is super - both versions! Love, love LOVE this travel set, Sandra. Off to pin.

  7. Cool travel journals! I'm sure you'll be filling them with lots of great memories soon! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  8. Wow! These are such clever little notebooks and journals! I love how you kept the look the same, yet each one is totally unique. They made me want to travel...or at least have a cool notebook! Great work on these!

  9. What a great idea - and if you are lucky enough to go to Spain, it's a must have!!
    Sandy xx

  10. Stunning idea! LOve the way that you've used this die! Very clever! barbarayaya

  11. Love, love, LOVE these travel journals! It's such a clever idea and when they're filled with wonderful memories, it will be something to treasure forever! Hugs...

  12. Great color combos and I'm glad I stopped by to take a peak inside!

  13. I was wondering what wonderful items you would make for your Barcelona trip! These are gorgeous! Love the craft background and great colours, and of course the washi tape! I hope