DIY Gifts · Papercraft

DIY Travel Journal

Hello everyone, I’m really excited about today’s project.

Here is my DIY Travel Journal.

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Using my favourite Kraft card this is a really strong and tough journal making it perfect to carry around with you.

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I always keep my flight tickets and stubs from attractions we have visited and wanted somewhere to store them all.

I love all the pockets and how chunky and full it is.

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This teams perfectly with my Backpack Gift Bag I made last week and would make a wonderful gift for anyone going travelling or be moving abroad.

 

To make this journal you will need…

2 or 4 pieces of 8.1/4 x 8.3/4, I used 4 sheets and stuck two of them together to make an even stronger card. If you have very strong card/chipboard which is workable for you to roll then you will only need 2 pieces of this size. My Kraft card is 300gsm by Docrafts.

2 or more pieces of 5.3/4 x 8.1/4 card for your main pages.

Score along the 5.3/4 side at 1/4″ to make a tab.

4 or more pieces of 6.1/2 x 4.1./2 card for your pockets on each page.

Score along the 6.1/2 side at 1/4″, 1/2″, 3/4″, 5.3/4, 6″ & 6.1/4.

Score along the 4.1/2 side at 1/2″.

8.3/4 x 3 card for inside front page side pocket.

Score along the 3″ side at 1/2″ and score along the 8.3/4 side at 1/4″ & 8.1/2.

The plastic sleeve I use is by MUJI but unfortunately, they don’t have any online. They measure 6″ x 8.1/2. You will need 1 piece of 8.1/2 x 1″ and 1 piece of 8.1/2 x 1.1/4 to sandwich either side of the plastic sleeve.

1 notebook approximately 5.1/2 x 8.1/2.

Paper to decorate…

Front page mat is 4.1/2 x 8.1./4.

Inside long pocket mat is 8″ x 2.1/4.

Page pocket mats are 4.3/4 x 3.3/4.

12″ of elastic.

The travel-themed dies were given to me but are available on Ebay.

I used Stampin Up ‘Soft Suede’ ink to distress all the edges and pockets.

To punch the hole through the centre for the elastic I used my amazing Screw Punch by Docrafts.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I put it all together.

This can be adapted in many ways to suit your needs, by adding more pages etc.

 

 

The back of the journal.

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The plain one I made in the tutorial.

 

 

I hope you like this project and gift idea. Remember to share any of your projects you make of mine over on my Facebook page Mixed Up Craft.

Happy crafting.

Sam

xoxo

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4 thoughts on “DIY Travel Journal

  1. Sam, this is such a great travel and/or general journal. It is made with such precision, with all the pockets, sleeves and areas to write on that who would want a shop bought one when you could personalise your own. Amazing project once again Sam. :o)

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  2. Hi Sam,

    Thank you for sending me this email with the link to your latest blog post – DIY Travel Journal

    I watched your video tutorial this morning and was enthralled from start to finish. I have seen a few TJ on You Tube but your project Sam was easy to follow, but certainly not simple in its layout. Great ideas for a TJ or just a very special journal for someone which could be personalised for them.

    Till next time,

    Lorraine

    :0)

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  3. This is really cool, I would love to make my own! I actually have a few questions…

    I was wondering what you use to “score” the kraft card and what the red tape is, I haven’t seen anything like it. Not sure what type of glue you’re using, was wondering if the glue hold up if it gets wet?

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  4. Hi, I score my card stock with my Stampin Up Scoreboard. My Red Tape is purchased from “Every Crafts A Pound” in the UK and the glue I use is mainly Tombow which is a non-water based glue which can with hold some contact if wet. Hope this helps, Sam 🙂

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