Custom Travel Binder

Hiya! It’s Jamie and today I’m sharing a travel binder I put together well ahead of a trip I’m taking later this year. Can you tell I’m excited about it?!


I’m attending a scrapbook retreat in October. It’s the first I’ve ever been to and I know I’ll want to document as much of it as I can. So, I decided to get started on the album and to start filling it with my thoughts and feelings. I was surprised at how much I already had to say!


I’m using Vicki Boutin’s Junque Journal as the basis for the project. I really like working with binders for these kind of projects because it’s so easy to add extras in. And, it came with dividers already which is even better! I’ve decided to divide the project up into four sections, one for everything leading up to the trip and then the other three for each day of the trip.


I intentionally wanted to use a big mash up of supplies. So I pulled out Vicki Boutin’s products along with the On a Whim, Lovely Day, Hazelwood and Little by Little collections. Each collection is so different but you can totally have fun mixing and matching items on your pages.


One of my favorite of Vicki’s products is the great tag pad. I pulled one of each tag out of the book and added them to the binder. I’m planning to journal on these during the trip. But for the first one, I wrote out a to do list of items to get done before I leave.


On the first couple of pages, I documented my thoughts and feelings ahead of the trip. And then I created a countdown using those awesome numbers from the Vicki Boutin Ephemera Die Cuts. The last page of this section is where I’ll record my final pre-retreat thoughts. And the cardstock pocket insert is perfect for adding in any bits and bobs that come my way. I didn’t want to go too crazy decorating the pages for each of the days. But I did pre-embellish a few.


I’m excited about my trip and excited about this travel binder. It’s going to make documenting during and post-trip so simple and fun!


Supplies Used: Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Stamps & Dies Set Floral (376820) Ephemera Cardstock Die Cuts 40/PKG W/Gold Foil (376832) Cardstock Labels 40/PKG (376833) Washi Tape 42 Yards Metallic, 7 Designs/6 Yards Each (376835) Washi Tape 42 Yards Color Pop, 7 Designs/6 Yards Each (376837) Watercolor 8-Page Sticker Book (376845) Stickers Phrases & Accents (376846) Magnet Bookmarks 5/PKG (376850) Cardstock Tags Pad 5”x7” 6 Designs/5 Each (376851) Junque Journal, Refill 12/PKG 8”x6.5” Kraft Paper, 3 Styles (376856) Junque Journal 8.75”x9.25” Kraft (376858) Amy Tangerine-On a Whim Super Fun (378723) Stickers 8-Page Book W/ Gold Foil (378748) Washi Tape Dear Lizzy-Lovely Day Counting Up (376947) Sunny Day (376949) Diamonds Forever (376939) Puffy Stickers 3”x8” Mini Icons (376954) Embellishment Pack 26/PKG Enamel Dots, Buttons & Tags (376958) Shimelle-Little by Little Stickers 8-Page Book Clear, Washi, Cardstock/Icon & Alpha (378358) Enamel Shapes & Dots 45/PKG, Glitter Stars, Triangles & Circles (378368); Hazelwood Alpha Stickers 5.5”x12” 2/PKG Hazel/Gold Foiled Foam (376891); DIY Shop 4 Rotary Date Stamp Gold (376322)