more traveler's journal collection
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sweet inspirations + more traveler's journal collection


Welcome to day 3 of the Papertrey Ink July release countdown. Today is a group post day and we have some Sweet Inspirations to share with you! I also have some more to share with my new Traveler's Journal collection.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on July 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.


First up is the newest addition to the Tiny Town family so you can dress the little house up to be a super cute little sweet shoppe! I made mine into a little gift box for delivering a candy treat to a special someone - or how cute would these be as favors at a party?

I put the house together from kraft cardstock and then added the super cute details like the striped awning roof and sweet little flower boxes for the windows! I added a sentiment from the Colorful Treats set onto a tag to tie to the top of the little gift box house.


When you untie the twine at the top of the house, the roof opens up an reveals the sweet treat inside. In this case some Hot Tamales (one of my favorites!)


How fun are these wrapped lollipops for the card? I embossed the lollipop top in white onto Berry Sorbet and Pale Peony cardstock and then die cut them out with the coordinating die. I had some small plastic bags that I added over the tops of the lollipops and tied them closed with a bit of button twine. The background of the card was created with the new Cover Plate: Awning die.


Make sure you link up to all of the design team members today at Nichole's blog to see of of the sweet inspiration that they are sharing on their blogs today!

And now, I have some more to share with my new Traveler's Journal collection...


I put together another little book to share with you that I put together with my new Traveler's Journal collection. This one contains a bit about the lighthouses in Maine that we visited and saw. What you are going to notice about this book is that I kept it very clean and simple and really focused on the photos. I kept layouts and details simple and also repeated them a few times too. This all made putting this little book together very quick and easy. The thing that takes the most time is figuring out how your photos are going to layout in the book.


I opened with an intro to what this little book contains and it's in a simple list format. I cut some strips of the paper collection to use it as faux washi tape for my pages. You might recognize the tag that I shared on the first day of the countdown. Making up a bunch of remade embellishments is great because when you need something like this to add to your scrapbook, it's ready to go.


Next comes photos. I captioned each photo with the name of the lighthouse and where it is located along with a little geo mark die cut. On some photos I used the frame die cut over it.


Here are the next pages of photos - as you can see I did the same layouts and details as on the previous page.


On this spread I have a photo and then I also added a bit more journaling. It is attached like the journaling at the beginning of the book with some faux washi tape and a few little stamped/die cut embellishments.


More photos using the same layouts and details.


Here again, more of the same. Once I got my system/layouts down, the book went together so smoothly. The other great thing about using the same layouts and details throughout the book is that it really connects everything together and it looks good. Repetition and unity are such a good thing in design.


To close the book I added a lighthouse detail photo and then a lighthouse quote that I found. This little project is coming together quite well with all of the elements from my new Traveler's Journal collection. I have more to share in the days ahead and don't worry, I will be sharing the method that I use to bind the little books together - and more!

You can see more new products being debuted today for the July release over at Nichole's blog. From there you can link up to other members of the design team who have new things to share with you today too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I will be back very soon with more to share!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Sweet as Candy Gift Box

stamps: Colorful Treats

ink: True Black

cardstock: white, kraft, Berry Sorbet, Cocoa Bean, Berry Sorbet patterned paper

other: Tiny Town: Sweet Shoppe dies, Tiny Town: Basics dies, Number the Stars Label die, Rustic Cream button twine, eyelets (Recollections)

Sweet as Candy Lollipop Card

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

stamps: Colorful Treats

ink: True Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: white, kraft, Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet patterned paper

other: Cover Plate: Awning die, Colorful Treats die, Number the Stars Label die, Rustic Cream button twine, eyelet (Recollections), plastic baggie (craft store)

Maine Lighthouses Journal

stamps: Traveler's Journal: Adventure, Traveler's Journal: Typed Notes

ink: True Black, Classic Kraft, Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Fresh Snow

cardstock: white, kraft, Traveler's Journal paper collection, Traveler's Journal pages

other: Traveler's Journal: Envelope dies, Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover dies, Rustic Cream button twine, bulldog clips (craft store), 1" & 1/2" circle punches (EK Success)