I made the outside cover with a piece of cream card stock and covered with patterned paper. I secured the edges with some bright yellow washi tape. The book measures 8" x 4.25" and I scored at the 3 7/8" and 4 1/8" mark to make the spine of the book.
Then rotate your paper 90 degrees. Score at 1.5", 6", and 10.5".
To make the book pages attach to the jacket better, tape the book at the spine also. It should look like this.
I used hot glue to adhere the book pages to the spine.
I made each page more colorful by putting washi tape and embellishments on the book pocket and edges. For each page I stamped a place I wanted to go and then some journaling cards went inside so that I can write down my thoughts, staple some memorabilia to them or leave them as is!
The ephemera pack is perfect for making each pocket special and filled with trinkets even if you haven't been to your destination yet. That way the keepsake looks pretty before you even start filling it with photos or tickets of your adventures!
Some of the journaling cards have titles ready made for you! Let's escape is a perfect title for my Vermont trip. I plan on staying at a bed & breakfast there and taking a car ride in the country. I hear the trees there in the fall are just beautiful.
Ahhh...Washington State, good times are planned for me there. What a place to hike and bike or just have some coffee! Since the journaling cards and ephemera are different sizes and shapes, making the pockets look both vibrant and interesting was easy!