Hi everyone! Today I’m here to share pages from my completed Carte Postale mini book and offer even more tips on how to scrapbook on the road. In case you missed Part One, click here!
Save room for more photos. While I do my best to complete as much of the album as possible while I’m on vacation, I always allot extra space in my book for photos printed after the trip ends. Since I use a mix of cameras (DSLR, Instax, Instagram) to document my travels, I choose my favorites from all my options and paste those into my book when I get back home.
Use pockets to your advantage. Remember when I said love to use pockets as a means for storage before I put my album together? The same theory holds true once the book is completed as well. Sometimes I don’t want to showcase every individual piece of memorabilia, so I will just leave it tucked in a pocket and consider it a design element.
Customize the book to fit your needs. Although there are over twenty pages in the Carte Postale spiral journal, my short weekend getaway was not long enough to fill up the entire book. But alas, I was able to quickly customize the journal by tearing out the extra pages I did not need and reusing some of them as patterned paper for the pages I left intact.
Work out of order. As I was working through this book, I definitely did not go in chronological order. Instead, I used the designs on the pages as the deciding factor for where to place my photos or memorabilia. I don’t worry about jumping around (especially for short trips like this one) because once the book is complete, the entire story will be told and that’s all that matters to me.
Highlight memorable quotes. I am notorious for wanting to move to whatever city I am visiting and San Luis Obispo was no exception. I must have said this line once every five minutes the whole time we were there, so it was only natural that I included it in the book. The orange sans serif stickers are perfect for capturing this sentiment and complementing the colors on the opposite page. P.S. A great way to keep track of quotes as you travel is to write them down on a piece of paper and tuck it into one of the many pocket pages for safekeeping before scrapping it.
Three cheers for mini books! Now I need to plan my next trip so I can make another scrapbook on the road!
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