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It’s Trina here today, just back from vacation. I don’t know about you, but I can never go on a trip without bringing my scrapbooking with me. Today I thought I’d share what I do to pack just enough to get a little scrapbooking in while I travel. For my recent trip I included items from the June and July Main and Project Life kits (I couldn’t resist mixing and matching the kits for our trip).
I scrapbook in miniature when I travel, using the Simple Stories SN@P! sleeves. I especially like the 6 x 8 sleeves because I can do quick mini scrapbook pages to showcase 1 or 2 photos. These pages only take about 15-20 minutes each, so it’s easy to do while traveling.
First, I’ll share a photo of what I bring looks like just before I tuck it into my suitcase. I pack a fun assortment of tools into a small box that is about 8 x 4 x 4. Since I bring scissors, I check my bag:
Next you get to see what is in each of the packages I pack. I throw enough in the box to have some fun, including embellies. Here is what’s inside my small toolbox:
Here is a shot of what’s wrapped up in the paper bag—paper products and Simple Stories sleeves. I precut my paper so I don’t need a paper trimmer. I slip the precut paper and alphas into the sleeves to protect them while traveling. I generally have to cut the alphas in half to fit them into the sleeves as I don’t like to pack anything bigger than a 6 x 8 dimension:
I just got a new toy that I love. It’s my Fuji Instax 8. What I love about this camera (beyond the fond memories of old Polaroid cameras) is that I get instant prints to scrapbook with:
Here are three close-up shots of some of the pages I did on vacation:
This is my favorite 6 x 8 mini page from our vacation. The tiny Instax 8 Polaroid photos worked perfect for this page size. I used the string that was wrapped around my paper bag on almost every page I did. I glued the string down with Tombow Mono glue.
This page was a lot of fun to make. The backside of the wood-grain paper (July Main kit) is hexagon shaped umbrellas. I cut out around one of the hexagons so there was a hexagon-shaped hole in the 6 x 8 paper. Next I cut a small piece of paper out and glued it to the back of the wood-grain paper so pattern paper shows through. Then I cut out one of the hexagon shapes from the label sheet that we include in our PL kits. Last, I put a thin strip of Monoglue around the edge of the bigger hexagon to glue down the yellow string. Framing a shape or a photo with string will add a fun little pop to your pages.
Thanks for stopping by our blog today. I hope you find some scrapbooking inspiration from this for your family vacations this summer. Never leave your scrapbooking at home!