A travel scrapbook is much more than a collection of souvenirs. It’s a memory springboard. Flipping through the pages of your scrapbook should feel like flipping through the days of your travels!
Having said, creating the ultimate travel scrapbook is harder than it sounds. There’s just so many things to consider that. What size should it be? What materials should you use? How can you make it look more than a school art project? How can you make it unique? To help you out, we’ve put together an easy 6-step guide to creating the ultimate travel scrapbook.
1. Choose your scrapbook “book”
First things fist, choose your scrapbook “book”. This means considering the size, binding and paper material. You might opt for a pocket-size travel scrapbook, or you might decide that you need an epic-sized book to contain your epic-proportions journeys. Binding is also another thing to consider. Word of advice: spiral is never the answer. And don’t underestimate the power of old style aged paper to give your journal a touch of authenticity and sophistication.
2. Select a theme
Selecting a theme for your scrapbook can be tricky. You need to envision what you want it to look like. What colours should stand out? Will it be minimalist or extravagant? You probably already have a picture of your scrapbook in your mind. It’s just a matter of honing in on the details. Once you figure out whether you’re going for a glitter-infused extravaganza or an elegant vintage-style scrapbook, you’ll be one step closer to getting started.
3. Determine the structure
How do you want to organise your scrapbook? Will it be by trip, by year or by country? Before you get started, make sure you consider the structure. If you are a frequent traveller you might decide you need a different scrapbook for each year. If you’re more of an annual trip kind of traveller you could organise your scrapbook chronologically, by trip. Or, if you are the kind of person that goes on epic month-long adventures you could dedicate one scrapbook per adventure.
4. Assemble your materials
The scrapbook starter pack consists of a pair of good scissors, lots of glue and a stack of multi-coloured pens. Beyond that, it’s up to you what you want to use. Glitter, ribbons, stickers, cloth… the sky is the limit. When it comes to gathering your travel memories, try to discern which ones are truly scrapbook worthy. While the coaster from that quirky bar in Paris or your ticket from your Colosseum tour, will look great in the pages of your scrapbook, the same cannot be said of that hotel notepad and pen that’s identical to all other hotel notepads and pens.
5. Put it together
This is the fun part. Clear your desk, put on your favourite music and get crafty!
6. Add the finishing touches
For a unique touch, gloss over your scrapbook pages with a matt or glossy varnish. Or, you could go for a tinted varnish that will lend your scrapbook a blueish, yellowish or reddish hue. A finishing touch could be something as simple as page numbering. Anything that completes your a scrapbook and leaves you feeling content and happy with your craft!
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