Taking a little book, a place to jot down a thought, has been a holiday tradition for a few years now. I prepared the 2015 version the other day using an old Amy Tangerine mini album as the base.
I’ve been saving this one and finally decided this was the trip for it. The only issue was that there were not quite as many pages as I think I’ll need so I decided to add some more.
I picked out a few neutrals from my stash and cut them to the size I wanted.
Here is the book as it was when I bought it open on the middle page. You can’t quite see in this photo but the binding is stitched. I used that as the idea of how to add in more pages.
Here are my new ones ready to be sewn in.
Using a darning needle I punched holes through my new pages and then sewing back and forth, cover to middle, I stitched them into the album.
You can see my brown stitches and the original lighter coloured ones below.
I used this little album as an excuse to gather lots of older stickers and embelishments and I went crazy adding things onto the pages.
Including the cover. Stamps, rub ons and stickers.
I love that stamp of the girl and boy and used it thoughout the book, you can just spot it below on that little page over on the left.
Here rub-ons and more stamps. That frame stamp in another fav.
That speech bubble is from a Studio Calico set and again on the left the girl and boy stamp.
I decided to add a die cut to the cover which helped make that plane stand out and it gives me spot to add other details about the trip like the dates and destinations. I think the cut out is from Amy Tangerine.
There we go, all ready for adventures.