Sunday, April 28, 2013

Passport to....

I have to say I have a real fondness for Elephant stamps. I don't know what it is but they always look so charming to me.  This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge is Passport to Fun.

 This little guy was my starting point and kicked off the idea to create a travel themed flip journal.

We are planning a road trip this summer and I thought it would be fun to create a flip book with pages for photos and pockets to store the mementos.

I started with this to make my flip book: 

 I cut a few pieces of the back of the notepad and the ring binder to create the back of the flip book.

 I covered the back of the chipboard with brown cardstock. I added a piece of white cardstock stamped with greens and blues.  I distressed the edges of the white cardstock and sponged with a touch of brown dye ink.

on the second page I created a pocket and added a few more stamped images and stamps.

The front is a mix of stamps and charms.  Now I am ready to capture all the bits and pieces we pick up along the way. . 

Products: Stampers Anonymous Tiny Things , Hero Arts - Postcard CollageHero Arts - Friends Collage.   Tim Holtz Large Ring Binderchain.Memento Blue Bahama, Memento Pear Tart, Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel, Ranger Distress Inks  Vintage Photo, Round Calendar Studio Calico, Tim Holtz Word Sticks

Simon Says Stamp is offering a  $50.00 gift voucher for one randomly selected participant in the challenge, so come join in on the Passport to Fun this week.

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. I love travel journals and your one is gorgeous. Beautiful colours and stamping have come together to create a useful, practical and attractive book to take with you.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  2. Lovely idea to create a flip journal/album Suzz, I love the numbered/map backdrop and the colours work beautifully. I too love the elephant image. Everything works so well together . Tracy x

  3. Suzz...I love your flip book idea!'s amazing that your gorgeous piece started out from an elephant stamp! I like it too...but the way. :) Very cool use of stamps and Tim's ring binder to create such a neat little book. Love it. <3 Candy

  4. This is such a beautiful creation! Love the pretty colors and all the gorgeous embellishments. Thank yo for sharing. :)

  5. Gorgeous flip travel book Sue! Love that little elephant stamp and all the bits and pieces you used. The gold embossing on the ring binder is wonderful.

  6. This is lovely, you are going to have a great time filling this up,
    Rosie x

  7. Gorgeous creation, Suzz! I love the way you created the background!! :)

    SImon Says Stamp!

  8. ohh, this is one lovely flip book! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  9. You do have some lovely ideas Sue and this one is perfect. Love the images you've used.

    Lesley Xx

  10. what a cool project! Love that cute elephant!

  11. So funny...I love elephant stamps too, and have many, but have never used a one. Crazy I know! I think they are awesome though! You've done this one your travel album, and your mementos will be fabulous in this! Awesome idea!


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