Monday, 23 March 2015

Are you planning a trip?

For me, part of the pleasure of a trip, is the whole planning.
I love keeping a notebook and making lists.
I love saving money and I love the whole research of a trip.

We are planning a big family holiday to Florida in 2017.
This weekend we had our first family meeting to discuss dates and the essentials.
Half of the family have never been to the US, so it's totally new to them.

I thought it would be fun to put some holiday planning packs together.
The 'Say Cheese' collections from Simples Stories were perfect for my fun projects.
'Say Cheese' was released last year.  And 'Say Cheese 11' is the new release.
These are probably my favourite scrapbooking collections ever!!

Anyway, back to my holiday packs.

I added a tag to a large kraft bag and inside I added a Minnie Mouse Pencil Case full of stationery, a money saving pot, a planner journal along with the Virgin Holiday brochure and an info pack that I put together myself of everything you need to know going to Orlando as I get asked so often by people now. I was really pleased with these packs.

I made the money saving pots first. We like to save all our loose change. It's surprising how it amounts up. They started off as Costa Coffee pots.

I used the Say Cheese papers to wrap around the tins and stuck in place with double sided sticky.
I then decorated with a personalised sticker on the lid and some glitter.

Now the journals started off as cheap note books.

I measured up the 'Say Cheese' papers, cut to size, rounded off the corners and stuck in place with double sided sticky.

I used this piece of 'Say Cheese 11' paper for the design on the front.

Simple Stories have the coolest packs of Washi Tape to match. I love that it comes in packs so that you get a variety of designs. Such a great idea.

And this paper here works great with a circle punch. It makes the perfect embellishments.

I printed off strips of words on my printer.

And I find that outlining everything with a black pen makes such a difference.

My finished books.


I'm really pleased with how they turned out.
These papers and matching bits and pieces are so much fun.

Thanks for joining me today.
Lisa x


My not so simple life said...

I love those! Wish I was going too :)

kate blue said...

absolutely awesome! I love upcycling/recycling coffee cans, they have so many uses! Notebooks look awesome and I am going to use your printing & outlining tip !

Dorothy Wood said...

Thanks for sharing a great idea. I'm going to make the journal as a gift for my friend. She travels lots but is the worst packer! I'll do a 'packing list ' inside!