you & me traveler’s notebook mini | hip kit club
Hello everyone! I’m here with a project using the January Hip Kit Club Kits! I decided to make a little traveler’s notebook minibook about my best friend and I, and use it to document all of our travels that have happened and our travels that will happen. I only documented on the first four pages. There were a few other photos I wanted to add as well, but I also wanted to leave room for future travels. I was also debating whether or not I wanted to give this book to my friend to add his own experiences to the pages, so I decided to only document a little.
I took a empty Webster’s Pages inserts and took it apart. I didn’t want all of the pages as I was going to add dimensional pieces to the book and that causes a bit of bulk. I also wanted to put my own cover on it. So I just took a few of the black pages and made my own little book with it, using one of the papers from the kit to create my cover. Once I stitched my book up, I decorated the cover with white fabric alphas from the Embellishment kit to spell out “You & Me.” I used the ampersand from the 1Canoe2 6×12 sticker sheet from the Project Life kit, as well as the floral and gold foil heart sticker to accent the title. I also added one of those gold glitter cork butterflies from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck sticker pack from the Embellishment kit.
For my first page I left the back of the cover bare because I love that floral pattern so much. So I did a little intro page on the right. I used the Studio Calico puffy alpha stickers from the Project Life Kit to to write out “And So It Begins.” At the bottom I created my little photo cluster, as I like to call them. I backed the 2×2 photo with some paper then layered the florals from the exclusive Hip Kit Club die cuts from the Embellishment kit in the corner. Then I used a white cork floral from 1Canoe2 layered over them. I added some washi strips from the exclusive Hip Kit Club washi strip pack on the bottom edge of the page and tucked two Hip Kit Club phrase cut apart behind the florals that read “Best Friends” and “Adventure.” I finished off the page with one of the Pink Paislee cork stickers.
For my second spread I used the honeycomb bee paper from 1Canoe2. I fussy cut a corner of the paper out to put it on the left page corner of my book. I made sure to include a hexagon with one of the black bees printed on it. I then simply layered the Hip Kit Club die cut letters that spell out “HAPPY” over the honeycomb and one of the 1Canoe2 stickers that say “Hello.” on the other side, I placed my photo on the top right. I backed my photo with the honeycomb PL card so a bit of that patter shows through. So I decided to repeat the hexagons in that corner and layered the photo over it alone with a bee sticker from the same 1Canoe2 sticker sheet. I used one of the Hip Kit Club cut apart that says “Be Brave” and accented it with a puffy sticker from Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck line from the Embellishment kit.
I journaled below my photo cluster. I decided to draw a bunch of lines in black ink then write out my journaling. I normally don’t ever do this, but I really liked the way Ali Edwards does it, so I decided to try it out because my pages were so minimal. I actually really like how it looks too!
For the third spread, I decided to cover the entire left page with pattern paper. I used the same paper I made the cover out of and included the pink branding strip from that same paper. I used two photos on this spread. I like taking feet photos, especially when I travel, and my friend and I took a bunch of them while on our trips. I used two of my favorites that we took in Southeast Asia, backed them with the pink script paper from Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck, and placed them on the page. I just love that little pop of pink. I then used a 1Canoe2 sticker that reads “Adventure Awaits,” which I thought was super perfect for this book.
I left the right page blank for the most part. I just used leftover bits from the paper and branding strip to make a few banners that I placed at the top right corner. I layered an arrow sticker from 1Canoe2 and a puffy sticker from Pink Paislee that reads “Beautiful Life” over the banners. And again, I drew some lines and did my journaling in the center of that page.
For the last spread, I used that greenish woodgrain paper to cover up the bottom corner on the right side page. I then used the Studio Calico white puffy alpha stickers to spell out “Monkey Around,” since the photo I used was a selfie my friend and I took at the Monkey Forest in Bali. I added a green painted cork arrow from 1Canoe2 and some of the triangle enamels in that navy blue, just to accent that corner a bit and balance out colors.
On the left page, I simply have my photo and a green painted cork butterfly. I backed my photo with some of that green woodgrain paper and accented it with the butterfly. I then drew some flight dashes to give that butterfly a little something. Again, I drew my lines and did some journaling.
I kept my pages super simple and I’m loving how this little book is turning out so far! Be sure to check out my process video below!
Products used: Hip Kit Club January 2017 Project Life Kit, January 2017 Embellishment Kit Add-on + January 2017 Paper Add-on