The trips I take are always so much fun. I always want to remember all the details. That is why I love to make travel scrapbooks of all my trips. I don’t always have time to scrapbook after I get back so sometimes I like to scrapbook on the road. Here are the steps I go through to make a travel scrapbook:
#1 – Pick a scrapbook and paper
The scrapbook I picked for this trip is one by Teresa Collins that included coordinating papers and some embellishments. Sometimes the fastest way to get a scrapbook finished is to grab a collection where the papers and the embellishments are meant to go together.
#2 – Gather up some basic supplies
Scrapbooking on the road is easier if you limit your supplies to just the necessities. You will need the following:
- a pen to journal with
- adhesive – I like double-sided tape because it is strong and not messy
- a mini stapler – this works great for items that can’t be taped or glued
- paper trimmer
- mini scissors
- stickers for titles
- washi tape
- hole punch
- travel printer – I use the Canon Selphy because it is lightweight and small enough to fit in my suitcase
#3 – Take notes of your trip along the way
I keep notes on my phone for each day so I don’t forget the details.
#4 – Collect memorabilia during your trip
I like to fill in the details of my trip with tickets, postcards, coasters, napkins, brochures, maps, matchbooks and business cards.
#5 – Print out photos as you go
If you have the time, printing your photos out every day or two will make it easier to keep up with your scrapbook.
#6 – Put it all together
- Decorate the cover – I used stickers to make a title along with an embellishment that said “Travel Memories Journal”
- Inside cover – I added a photo and the sticker from my luggage tag. Then I added a “Day 1” tag marked with the day of the week and wrote in a few details
- Page 2 – this is a small tag that I made with cardstock. I used it for the parking tag from our condo
- Page 3 – on the backside of the tag I added a photo of the view from our balcony the night we arrived.
- Page 4 – I made 2 more tags and added another photo and some journaling as well as a “Day 2” tag. I used my mini stapler to attach the tabs “Where” and “Trip”. The tabs help turning the page and I like the look.
- Page 5 – I enlarged a photo to 5″ x 7″ for this page
- Page 6 – I always like to take a photo of signs for my scrapbook
- Page 7 – this is a photo of one of our favorite restaurants
- Page 8 – I always make sure to take photos of things I find along the way
- Page 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 – photo pages
- Page 16 – this is a photo of me actually working on my scrapbook during the trip
- Page 17, 18, 19 and 20 – more photos
- Page 21 – on the last page I created a pocket to hold extra items that I don’t want to glue into the scrapbook . . . and I ended with a quote . . .
“Remember the days filled with joy and laughter as you will carry them forever.”