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Traveling On. . .


Bonjour! All week Xyron and Paper House have been traveling the world together!  If this is your first stop, please head over to Xyron’s and Paper House blogs and see what they got cookin’ in the areas of inspirations and awesome giveaways.

Since I am so lucky to be on both design teams I had a change to take a stab at two projects!  My first project is a travel journal I made for my daughter.  This summer we are going to travel the world . . . OK we are going to the Vegas strip to give a “Cliffnotes version” of what Paris, Rome, Italy, New York, Seattle and Egypt is like to my 5 and 6 year old.  In that spirit, I whipped up a cute travel journal for my 6 year old to record her adventures in each place.

Here is how I took an ordinary $ bin composition book and turned it to this (fully supply list included at the end of this post):

DIY Travel Journal 1



Xyron 1

Xyron 2

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Add embellishments to cover and use faux stitching on the pennant banner.  Use letter stickers for the name and Baker’s Twine for the accents. To secure the bow along the spine, use a Xyron Dot.

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Supply List:

Now since I am playing double time designer, I made a fun layout (yes, I said I made a layout) of my time so long ago in Yellow Stone using Xyron 5 inch Creative Station and Paper House Yellowstone Collection to represent Paper House. Whew wearing so many hats can get a tad bit sticky (pun intended)! 🙂  How fun is this collection, it brought me back to some fun memories and I almost felt I was there while working with the collection. So if you have Yellowstone on your adventure list this summer, this collection is a must!




About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

10 responses »

  1. Very fun travel journal cover and wonderful layout.

  2. lovely colors on this

  3. I love the journal! So lovely 🙂 Great layout.. I love that you said you felt you were there again while creating the page. That’s what it’s all about, right?

  4. Carla Hundley

    Your book is really
    nice and I love the
    burlap you used on
    the layout!
    Carla from Utah

  5. Beautiful and creative projects. Xyron sure does make crafting easier.

  6. What a fun journal. such a great idea and the layout is fabulous. Nice work.

  7. Great projects! I really like the travel journal idea!

  8. Your daughter will have fun recording her trip in such a beautiful notebook.

  9. WOW – fabulous journal, love the embellishments and wonderful idea. Great LO too. We are hitting the West coast in July for 18 days (bucket list) and have the last 3 days in Las Vegas 🙂 Have a great week.

  10. What a great notebook I love what you did with it. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


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