Hello Pebbles friends! It’s Leanne here today, sharing with you an easy DIY Travel Planner! I wanted to create this gift for one of my friends who aspires to travel and take notes of her journeys along the way. She normally doesn’t have a lot of space to take bulky items with her, so I made a slim line planner note book, easily able to fit in an over the shoulder bag, so she can pen in her details as she travels. Not only is this a gift that will be fully appreciated, it will also help with organizing her travel needs.
To create the cover, start by trimming to size (8×8) your favourite piece of patterned paper. I have used Warm & Cozy Log Cabin. Score a fold line down the center and add details to embellish.
I’ve fussy cut leaves from the Rose Gold Foil cardstock and layered them between pieces of patterned paper. I’ve chosen the Cozy Sentiment cut apart to use as a title instead of thickers. This will help keep the travel planner as slim lined as possible. The gold dot washi tape complements the gold foil fussy cut leaves and anchors the embellishments to the base patterned paper.
For the insert I have trimmed several sheets of copy/printer paper to fit the inner patterned paper liner. score a line down the center of each piece. For the patterned paper I have used Warm & Cozy Antlers, trimmed to 7.75″x7.75″ and also scored at the halfway point to allow it to fold flat inside the cover.
To attach the copy paper to the inner patterned paper piece, machine stitch along the fold line.
Create a tab paper piece and adhere to the inside of the cover. Now add adhesive to the insert and carefully align the insert fold line with the fold line of the cover. Press together carefully one side at a time – front cover to front insert, fold over then adhere back insert to back cover.
To complete this project, I will leave an inspirational message wishing my friend all the best with her travels and hope that she creates wonderful memories along the way. Alternatively, these slim line note books can also be created as gifts for any new adventure in life. I plan to also create one for my daughter, as she enters her senior year of high school in 2017. Hopefully these little planners will contain many happy memories for the recipients to enjoy in the years to come. Thanks for visiting..x
Warm & Cozy Log Cabin Patterned Paper 733411
Warm & Cozy Antlers Patterned Paper 733412
Warm & Cozy Cozy Quotes Patterned Paper 733409
Warm & Cozy Tweed Patterned Paper 733415
Warm & Cozy Breezy Patterned Paper 733416
Warm & Cozy Rose Gold Foil Patterned Paper 733394
Warm & Cozy Washi Tape Book 733391
Thank you so much for this tutorial! Adding it to my project to do list 🙂