One Cool Travel Journal

Amanda here today with a cute, travel journal that is super easy to customize.  I used GCD Studios new Special Delivery collection to alter a plain kraft notebook.  This collection is perfect for any travel-themed projects! 

This little alterable journal measures just under 6" tall and is filled with blank, white pages.  I kept the cover fairly uncluttered because I thought it would be fun to add notes or make marks at different travel locations.  I stitched the papers together, but did not stitch them directly to the journal.  I used a super sticky tape runner to adhere the cover to the front of the journal.

The back of the journal has a print of the Eastern Hemiphere.  Wouldn't it be fun to mark the location of all of your travel adventures.  There is plenty of forgiveness in the print so if you live somewhere other than North or South America, you can have the continent of your choice be front and center on the journal cover. 

The corners and the binding are made from lightweight kraft packing paper.  It is more forgiving than kraft cardstock.  TIP: Stamp your custom title before putting it on the cover. 

The arrow and label marked the location of CHA this past January, but could easily mark the location of your next grand adventure.

This little journal had nothing more than blank pages so I added some fun and functional pockets and tab dividers.  

I covered the inside of the journal with patterned paper and stitched in a pocket.  I stuffed the pocket with some fun journaling cards.  
I die cut three tabbed dividers and adhered them directly to the blank pages.  These would be super easy to customize depending on how you would use the journal. 

I rounded the corners of a journaling card and added a notch to create a pocket for the back inside cover.  I fussy-cut a pair of glasses and put them in the just because.  The little elastic loop is perfect for holding a small pen.  

Although we are still in the throes of winter, have you started making your summer plans?

Supplies: Special Delivery collection; journal (Sierra Pacific); stamp, arrow (Studio Calico)