Hey friends! It’s the first Travelers Journal post of the New Year but the last of the Papertrey season! Today we are talking about how to use sketches in your travelers notebooks. ๐Ÿ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

Above you see 6 different sketches that you can use for your Papertrey travelers journals. For my first layout I chose the middle-left one.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

I used the left page to decorate and have a little fun with, and the right side for my image, title, and any journaling I wanted to add.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

Sketches can be interpreted in so many different ways and are a great technique to use when you are just getting started, need a little inspiration, or even if you are dying to finish an album in a short amount of time.

My second layout uses the bottom-right sketch.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

I actually sliced my photo on the left into fours to add a bit of a mosaic/tiled feel while still using just one image.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

And then the right side of my layout is used for decoration, title, and journaling.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

These are just two examples but you could honestly make an entire mini album or travelers journal based on these 6 sketches alone!!! And don’t be afraid to use your own previous layouts as inspiration for new layouts you will be creating. Your very own sketch inspirations. ๐Ÿ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink travelers journal notebook

Thanks so much for stopping by! Can’t wait to share this month’s Papertrey release with you all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Xo, Stephanie

Hey loves! Happy December! How are you all liking the new Papertrey Team Blog so far? I know there has been a lot of change going on lately, but rest assured that everyone behind the scenes is working together to make sure everything continues on smoothly for you. Let’s get into today’s projects.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal Notebook

We are working with Journal Covers today and I have two projects to share very different ways of using them. To start off I put together this felt Cover Pocket by die cutting the cover and hand sewing the two sides. I have an advent tag craft inside and they easily slip in and out of this fun pocket.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal Notebook

Using the felt gives a truly homey touch and keeps it bendable enough to make the advent tags go in and out very easily.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal Notebook

My second project uses pattern paper to create a traditional journal cover. I really wanted a more structured feel to it though so I added a second layer of white cardstock along the inside to keep it nice and sturdy.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal Notebook

There won’t be any bends or tears with this cover and it was so easy to make. Being able to use a piece of pattern paper to create your own journal cover is one of my favorite things about these sets.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal Notebook

Thank you all for stopping by! Make sure to head over to the new Papertrey Blog to see everyone else’s projects for today. ๐Ÿ™‚

Xo, Stephanie

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Welcome to ambassador week at Papertrey Ink! Today is the Travelers Journal focus and we are all about the accessories!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

My first accessory is a spine decor wrap. I used tassels and eyelash trim to hide my spine and give the whole journal a happy look.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

This is so easy to achieve and you can use anything you have on hand to make tassels, or simply wrap a ribbon and tie a bow.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

Next I created a decorated paper clip to use as a place holder. Items like this can be placed vertically or horizontally and work better than tabs at times when you want the freedom to constantly change which page you’d like to bookmark (it’s for this reason they work great in planners too!).

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

Lastly is a homemade moveable pen holder. By adding a bit of ribbon to a binder clip with some strong adhesive, you can move and reuse this pen holder to whatever and whenever you’d like. Here I used a piece of denim ribbon scrap I had and attached it to a gold binder clip (I always burn the ribbon ends to prevent fraying too).

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Notebook

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Papertrey Blog for everyone elseโ€™s projects!

Much love friends.

Xo, Stephanie

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*For the most part I used what I had on hand for this project, but below are some products I used and some that are similar to what I had on hand.*


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Hey guys! Can you believe it’s August already?! This year is FLYING by!! Today I have a Bullet Journal layout for you using the brand new set, Travelers Journal: Bullets, by Heather Nichols.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature Bullet Journal

I have always wanted to try bullet journaling but the perfectionist in me was too afraid to try. I mean have you seen the layouts on Pinterest?? They are PERFECT. So when I saw the new stamp set, I was SO HAPPY!!! It was the perfect way to make a journal like this work, even for someone who has shaky hands like me. ๐Ÿ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature Bullet Journal

For my first layout “bullet style” ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wanted to create a little checklist for beating some bad habits. I am a chronic, up all nighter (and not because I have insomnia), I am always anxiously picking at my nails, and leaving clean folded laundry in bins instead of putting it away… don’t judge me!!!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature Bullet Journal

For my first week I set my expectations by creating a “notes” section with everything all laid out. I think my favorite thing about this stamp set is the faux highlighter stripe… it’s so fun!!!

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature Bullet Journal

The last thing I did was add a little motivational quote to keep me going. I love how easy it is to lay things out. It ends up looking so professional.

by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink Travelers Journal Feature Bullet Journal

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Papertrey Blog for everyone elseโ€™s projects!

Much love friends.

Xo, Stephanie

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