Hi everybody! Khristina here and I am SUPER excited about this January Rhapsody kit. Not only are the colors gorgeous but everything coordinates so well together between the main kit and the traveler's notebook kit that you are definitely going to want to use them together as one big kit.
I am starting a new traveler's notebook insert today that is the second volume in my daughter's collection. Each of my kids have their own inserts that are full of letters from me to them about parts of their personalities, interesting things that are going on right now, and my general thoughts.
For this insert, I wanted to start with something a little bit different that would make a big impact. I decided to supersize my photo to the full traveler's notebook spread size and use it as the entire background. I just printed by photo on an 8.5x11 piece of photo paper sized to fit the paper.
The next step for me was to go through all of the embellishments from the ephemera packs (three...there are three in these kits you guys!) and pull out the elements that I wanted to use. I created one large cluster in the upper left corner that ran along the shoreline. Then, I added a label and sticker onto the bottom right corner of the spread using my tiny attacher to ensure it was secure. Lastly, I added a tiny bit of stamping with my Stazon ink since I was stamping directly on a photo. I then wrote out my letter to my daughter with a thin point Sharpie pen following the line of the sand.
The embellishing on this one was pretty subtle but really added a fun and unique element to the beginning of this insert. I would love to see you try using a full-page photo in your traveler's notebook!
Here is the video where I go into more detail about my design decisions as well as the story behind the importance of this photo in her notebook...
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I cannot wait until these kits make it into your hands. I just know that you are going to adore them this month.