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Monday, February 1, 2010

Travel book

I decided to create a travel book inspired by the tag I created for Tag Tuesday. The stamping overlays was so much fun, I thought why not create a little book that could be used to journal, capture tickets or other odds and ends and hold small pictures.

This is my book and it was so much fun to stamp in multiple colors and ideas. The most fun was to see which stamps I had that I could use to create the different pages. I tried not to re-use any stamps in the different pages.

The cover was created using one of my favorite stamps from Hero Arts (map stamp) and one of my new favorites from Memory Box (Create, Discover, Explore).

I stamped on the reverse side of each page.

I left a little room for writing notes. The next page I added a pocket and I purposely stamped the script background unevenly to allow for a faded look. Can I just say how much fun it is to not stamp perfectly! :)
The back of this page was a mix of stamps but I loved how the dark blue damask looks like wallpaper. That was another bonus of this was getting to try some different things with my stamps and see what I would like to use again!

The next page I finished and decided I wanted to add a pocket. I already had this stamped piece but I had cut out a circle for the tag you will see on the last page. I decided to use it anyways as it reminded me of a knot hole.


I created a tag to showcase the pocket. The last page of the book has a layer because someone meaning me... doesn't know how to check her sentiments before she stamps them. So when I finished the page I stamped the sentiment upside down.

This also has a pocket to hold other mementos. The back of the book looks like this:

Would you believe that I would once again stamp my sentiment upside down? Yep!
Well I am not going to list all the products I used in this project, but if you see something you want to know, drop me a line and I would be happy to look up which set/stamp it was.
I hope you enjoyed my travel book.
Have a lovely day!
Suzz

23 comments:

  1. LOVE it, Sue!! Such an abundance of beautiful images, in such a pleasing way! Well done!

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  2. what an awesome project Sue and such a great idea to make a travel book! Beautiful work / stamping!!!

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  3. Wonderful details Sue, this will make such a memorable book for all the family vacations, beautiful work!

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  4. Lots of great layered stamping on this project!

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  5. Sue, this book is fabulous. I love the faded look on most of the pages and how you've mixed and matched the stamps. It's absolutely wonderful!

    Lesley Xx

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  6. How fabulous Suzz, love each page - so special and with a wonderful mix of images! Jo x

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  7. Wow, Sue! You have been busy, girl! I love your gorgeous book, each page is so special!! Awesome!!

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  8. You are so INSPIRATIONAL, Sue! I must dig out my travel set to get cracking!!Such BEAUTIFUL creations!

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  9. So much yummy distressing and stamping! Superb!

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  10. this is absolutely amazing, Sue!! WOW!! it makes me want to sit next to you when you are making those! love love love this!!!!!!

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  11. Fantastic booklet Suzz. I'm keeping it in mind for when I travel later in the year.

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  12. wow wow wow! I want one like this! so cool!

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  13. Wow, love this project. Love the layouts and the colors, especially those stamp collages!

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  14. What a fantastic book this is. It's almost too nice to add anything else to it like tickets and such.

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  15. Yeowww this is a fantastic book...lots of yummy stamping and details Miss Hostess....so happy for you and I have been working on a little card for all you new hostesses. I'll be needing your address soon. Many hugs,kathy

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  16. What a fabulous book Sue - wow!! Love all the details and the pockets, LOL at the sentiments, I always say if a mistake's worth making once it's worth repeating :)

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  17. What a great idea and so beautifully stamped!! Love it, Sue!!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  18. This is wonderful! I loved reading your comments; it's obvious you had a lot of fun making this travel book. I love all the way you used so many different images. It gives me hope for using more of mine.

    Daria

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  19. wow, how did I miss this?!! what a wonderful project and it's so beautiful. my goodness, you are amazing!

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  20. What a gorgeous book! your stamping rocks!

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  21. Wow! How creative. I love every page!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog:-) I am still drooling away at all your stuff... love this one in particular:-) I have already put your blog in my favourites for easy access!! he he

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