Scrapbooking Your Travels

Wherever your excursions take you -- overseas, to the tropics, or to another state -- capture your unforgettable experiences with pages for the explorer in you.

What You Need:
Enlarge Image Overlap photos to add visual interest to an otherwise linear page.
  • Photos
  • Hot Off The Press Paper Pizazz items as follows: Stamps paper; Brown crushed suede paper from the Black and White Photos booklet; Gold tiles paper from the Heritage Papers booklet (for the background); Brown paper from the Solid Jewel Tones booklet; Ivory paper from the Plain Pastels booklet
  • Numbers, postcards, and luggage punch-outs
  • Black marking pen
  • Acid-free glue stick
Buyer's Guide:

Hot Off the Press Paper Pizazz 1250 Northwest Third Canby, Oregon 97013 503/266-9102


1. Even if you didn't collect postage stamps on your trip, it's easy to create a band of stamps using printed stamp paper for the background. 2. Numbered punch-outs glued onto brown paper and adhered to the stamp band along the side of the page give weight to the design. To balance the other side of the page, mat and overlap a trio of photos. 3. Add luggage and a journaled postcard punch-out to finish the page.

What You Need:
Enlarge Image Use imaginative designs, be adventuresome, and have fun while scrapbooking.
  • Photos
  • 1 sheet each of white, black, navy, and red card stock
  • 2 12-inch-square sheets of lime green card stock (for the background and photo mats)
  • 1 12-inch-square sheet of Paris print paper (for the background)
  • 1 12-inch-square sheet of Paper Adventures bright pink-with-white-dots paper
  • 1 sheet of white vellum
  • EK Success items as follows: ZIG 2-Way glue; Christmas Junior Border Buddy
  • ZIG pens: Millennium black fine-tip pen; Fine & Chisel red, brown, and green marking pens; Large Chisel blue marking pen
  • Lettering from assorted ZIG booklets
  • Decorative stamp
  • Small- and medium-size heart punches (for the flower petals)
  • Small- and medium-size circle punches (for the flower centers)
  • 2/3 yard of 1-1/2-inch wide black-and-white check ribbon
  • Eiffel tower rubber stamp
  • Black ink stamp pad
  • Hot Off The Press Paper Pizazz Paris punch-out circle medallion (under the bow) from the Heritage Punch-Outs booklet
Buyer's Guide:

EK Success Ltd. 125 Entin Road P.O. Box 1141 Clifton, New Jersey 07014-1141 800/524-1349


1. Use unexpected elements and add-ons in your scrapbook pages to re-create the excitement and spontaneity of your trip. A black-and-white-check ribbon adds extra texture behind the title and as a bow. A vellum envelope filled with coins and tickets from the trip awaits opening by a curious viewer. Miniature French flags are created by piecing together small strips of navy, white, and red card stock. 2. To make the pink flowers, use the heart punch to make flower petals and the circle punch to make the flower centers. Punch out two centers with each circle punch. 3. To decorate the background paper, look at assorted idea booklets for different styles of lettering and border designs. Draw the border first, add all of the prepared page elements, then fill with journaled words and an ink-stamped Eiffel tower motif.

What You Need:
Enlarge Image Plain or fancy, lettering makes a big impression on scrapbook pages.
  • Photo
  • 1 8-1/2x11-inch sheet each of ecru, white, gold, dark green, and yellow card stock
  • Marking pens in assorted colors
  • Acid-free glue stick
  • Ellison bear die-cut
  • Canson black photo corners
  • Transparent envelope
  • "Cancel" rubber stamp and black ink stamp pad
Buyer's Guide:

Canson-Talens Inc. 21 Industrial Drive South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 413/538-9250


1. A transparent envelope adds an interactive element to the page by housing a vacation photo. 2. To "cancel" the postage stamp, use a decorative rubber stamp and black ink stamp pad to create the look of an authentic canceled stamp.

What You Need:
Enlarge Image A fold-out enhances any scrapbook page, and it adds extra surfaces for showcasing photos.
  • Photos
  • Acid-free glue stick
  • Cut-It-Up items as follows: Fold-It-Up mountain range
  • Trace-It-Up Bailey's Patches lettering template
  • 1 8-1/2x11-inch sheet each of ecru, white, and navy card stock
  • Berol Prisma colored pencils
  • Fiskars Deckle Paper Edgers
  • EK Success ZIG Scroll & Brush marking pens: Steel Gray and Wheat
  • Decorative stamps
Buyer's Guide:

Cut It Up P.O. Box 30 Dutch Flat, California 95714 916/646-4646

EK Success Ltd. 125 Entin Road P.O. Box 1141 Clifton, New Jersey 07014-1141 800/524-1349

  • You don't have to trek to the ends of the earth to find fresh ideas for your scrapbook pages. Take a flat page to new heights by adding a staggered trio of precut mountains. The foldout adds valuable display space for your photos and mementos, as well as an interactive component that will put your page far above the rest.
What You Need:
Enlarge Image Use a typeface that is appropriate for the location that you traveled.
  • Travel photos
  • Tracing paper and pattern (Downloading pattern requires Adobe Acrobat)
  • 2 12-inch-square archival-quality photo album pages
  • Hanko origami folding papers
  • Acid-free papers in green, orange, gold, and brown
  • Accu-Cut pop-up die-cut
  • Computer for lettering (optional)
  • Assorted Oriental-Themed Rubber Stamps: All Night Media Characters (907J), Judikins Characters (2386E, 2387E, and 2389E)
  • Tin Can Mail Character Rows (59192H, 59191J) Ivory Coast/Stamp Francisco block
  • Design Originals Mini Books, Boxes, Beads, Cards & More booklet
Buyer's Guide:

Accu-Cut Systems 1035 East Dodge Street Fremont, Nebraska 68025 800/288-1670

Stamping Station 249 South Main Layton, Utah 84041 801/444-3828


Mt. Fuji pattern

1. Download the free pattern for this project. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat.) 2. Use folding templates for the kimonos and fans. 3. Use oriental-themed rubber stamps for making the background.

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