Come Away with Me Travel Journal

RRRChallengeBadgeCome Away with Me Travel Journal for the RRR Aqua and Coral Color Challenge

Hello, Friends!  There’s a brand new challenge up at Really Reasonable Ribbon!  This time, it’s a color challenge, which is always fun!  Since the April Ribbon Club Assortment is filled with beautiful Aqua and Coral Ribbons, we decided that would be the theme for the challenge.  And I used those gorgeous ribbons to make this Come Away with Me Travel Journal.

Kathy by Design/Graphic 45 Come Away with Me Journal for RRRI’ll give you a nickel if you can guess what I used to make the journal cover.  Give up?  Ok…it’s the Duncan Hines cake mix box that I salvaged from our Easter celebration.  I realized just before tossing it into the trash can that it was a great size for an album, and already had a scored spine!  All I had to do was build the hidden hinge binding and fill it up.  I stitched white burlap directly onto the cardboard base, and my sewing machine performed like a champ!

Come Away with Me Mini for RRR 13I punched  hole at the top of the spine and threaded my ribbon through, then tied on a huge vintage key and a bunch of charms that I tapped with Peacock Feathers Distress Paint. Aren’t they fun?

Come Away with Me Mini for RRR 05Each page in the journal has pockets or photo mounts and of course, beautiful ribbons.  I’ve created borders with Tropic Checkerboard Satin, Light Coral Satin with a grosgrain edge, and Light Coral Diamond Satin ribbons. The stamps are from the Graphic 45 Come Away with Me stamp series.

Come Away with Me Mini for RRR 06The clips are not part of the album…I just used them to hold the pages open while I took photographs.

Come Away with Me Mini for RRR 07I love the combination of coral and aqua with the chocolate brown.  These ribbons are the Coral Rose Shell Print and the Tropic Honeycomb satin ribbons.

Come Away with Me Mini for RRR revision 01More of the same ribbon, but here I’ve added in some ivory burlap string for texture.

Come Away with Me Mini for RRR revision 02Lots of room for photos!

Come Away with Me Mini for RRR revision 03I used Coral Rose Swiss Dot Ribbon to add some texture and design to these pages.

Come Away with Me Mini for RRR revision 04And added some sweet Cosmos Daisies to the diamond satin ribbon here.

Come Away with Me Mini for RRR revision 05The final page has more of the swiss dot coral ribbon and a couple more sweet blooms with lots of room for photos.

Now I want to go up in a hot air balloon!   How about you?  Be sure to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog for more inspiration and details on how you can play along in this fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!






13 thoughts on “Come Away with Me Travel Journal

  1. Judy B

    Gorgeous album Kathy! Who would have thought that it started with a cake mix box? What a great idea for upcycling. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Carla Hundley

    Beautiful album and how did you
    make the pages connect inside?
    I’ve ridden in a balloon, pretty
    peaceful, just floating on the
    breeze! Have fun.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Pattie Jns

    HI Kathy, you recycle like me. I use cereal boxes instead of chip board for making bookmarks an some tags., etc. Also wash the wax paper inside of them, and use that over my die cuts for better cuts on the detailed ones. I love your album, so much to see and so much to enjoy, like a vacation. I like the boat, but not the balloon, frightening to me. but love to see them flying. well done Kathy. a nice gift too.

  4. soozyb2013

    Now you see, I would never have thought about using a cake box!! You are just amazing. Love this album, your use of colour and of course the details, the details are wonderful. I must learn how to put pages in an album, not to swift at that sort of thing. Great job Kathy, great job.

  5. Angela Hartley

    those color combos are stunning! love them!! just curious… what do you do with all of your completed projects? etsy?

  6. Tanya Turner

    What a flood of nostalgia! I love all the pictures you chose to decorate these booklets. The evoke feelings of days gone by, the grandness of the Titanic, the best travel can offer. The warmth of the sun on an Italian coast with a glass of Lemoncello! I will fly in a balloon! I would love that! When can we go?
    As always beautiful work!

  7. carol

    Clever use of having your cake and eat it Kathy!!! Another beautiful project, every time you look you see something different. Chocolate and coral colours look great together. Not sure I’m with you on balloon trip, think I will just watch x

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