Bits and pieces of the places we have visited often travel home with us. Those pieces of our trip help tell the story.
It isn’t always easy to include them in our scrapbooks, though. Here are some scrapbooking ideas for making all that travel memorabilia part of your layouts.
Use maps as the background of your layout. Make sure you mat your photos with acid-free buffered paper so that the acid in the map doesn’t harm the photos. Use maps as part of your page design.
Martha Stewart shows us how to make an entire map scrapbook:
As Nani reminded me, scrapbooks were originally the place you would keep all of your tickets, love letters, pressed flowers, and all of those things you want to remember. Including tickets in your scrapbook is going back to the very beginnings of the craft. Scanned tickets can be resized and included in digital layouts.
If you would rather not attach your tickets to your pages, clear pockets can be found at Etsy or Hobby Lobby. Or you can make them by cutting and folding page protectors to the shape and size your need and then adhering them to the page.
You can make a digital layout that appears to display your tickets in sleeves using a digital pocket template.
Post cards are an easy item to include in your layouts. You can substitute them for photos on a page and scan and resize them for digital layouts.
Here is a simple digital layout by to demonstrate:
Brochures & Programs
Brochures and programs can also be attached directly to your scrapbook page. Digital layouts are much simpler because, once again, these can be scanned and resized to fit the page. You don’t have to use every page of the brochure–be choosy and use the parts you want to remember. If you plan to use most of the program or brochure and want it all to show on your layout, you might want to grab 2 of them so you can show the front and back of it.
You can also use pockets to display these items so that they can be removed and enjoyed. A pocket is easy to make from solid or patterned paper by just folding it double and adhering it to the page. If you have a circle punch, you could punch half a circle in the middle of the front edge for added dimension. You could also use one of the map pockets (above) for your brochures and programs.
Here is a layout to inspire you:
I love Noelle’s technique in which she uses embellishments to hold her programs on her pages by not adhering all sides of the embellishments:
Napkins, Hotel Keys, Placemats, and Lanyards
At the risk of sounding repetitious, these can be adhered to the page or scanned and resized. I saw a layout once in which someone had cut apart a lanyard to create a ribbon to decorate the page. Here is a layout using a hotel key:
Travel memorabilia can enhance the memories you want to share in your scrapbooks. Please share your travel layouts with me below or on my Facebook page!