Adventures Recorded in a Traveler’s Notebook with Marsha Farris

Summer is officially here, and with outdoor adventures in full swing, your creative time may be lacking. Maybe it’s time to try a smaller format for your memory keeping? Today, design team member Marsha Farris is with us to share her latest, summery TN spread, that we know will inspire you!

Hey, Elle’s Studio friends! It’s Marsha, and I’m sharing a traveler’s notebook layout using the June 2020 Kit and add-ons. I love creating in a traveler’s notebooks, and Elle’s Studio products are perfect to use in this format! For my layout today, I was inspired by the awesome Puffy Alphabet Banners and one of the June Cut Files to create a fun summer layout featuring a large title banner!

Supplies | June 2020 KitJune 2020 Cut Files, June Labels, Summer StickersChipboard Star Stickers, Puffy Alphabet Banners, Summer Wood Veneers, Vacation Wood VeneersSummer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackSummer Fun Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Polka Dot, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Outline

To begin my layout, I resized each banner piece from the June 2020 Cut Files to 1.25″ x 2″ and cut them out using white cardstock. I also chose to only cut out the banner shapes without the letters, so that I could add my own stamped title. Using alternating colors of orange, yellow, pink, and purple, I stamped the letters of the word “adventure” using the polka dot Large Jane Alphabet Stamp.  I liked how this repeated the dot pattern from the striped paper in the Summer Fun Paper Stack that I planned to use on the spread. Next, I stamped the outline of each letter with the outline Large Jane Alphabet Stamp using black ink. I love the way the banner title turned out using the stamps! I adhered the banner pieces onto a striped patterned paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack, adding them in three rows down the page.  

To complete this side of the spread, I added a star from the Chipboard Star Stickers along with a label from the June 2020 Kit, a phrase sticker from the Summer Stickers, and a wood veneer piece from the Vacation Wood Veneers.  I also stamped some stars from the Summer Fun Stamp using light gray and black ink. 

For the other side of the layout, I used a white cardstock background and a column of the same striped paper to the inside edge of the page, helping to make the pages feel more cohesive. I added my photo to one of the journaling tags from the June 2020 Kit and embellished using labels from the Summer Stickers, a tab from the June 2020 Kit, and phrase and star stickers from the Chipboard Star Stickers. I also added the sun wood veneer from the Summer Wood Veneers.

I added handwritten journaling onto a June Label, and I layered another one of the star stickers from the Chipboard Star Stickers and a label from the Summer Stickers. I used the Puffy Alphabet Banners to add the word “fun” onto the star sticker, along with wood veneer sunglasses from the Summer Wood Veneers. To complete the page, I stamped more stars from the Summer Fun Stamp.  

I love the way my traveler’s notebook layout turned out using the June 2020 Cut Files, paired with the amazing June 2020 kit and add-ons! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I can’t wait to see how you use this month’s products in your traveler’s notebook!

Show us what you’re creating using our June 2020 kit and add-ons! Post your projects to Instagram and use the hashtag #EllesStudio, or share in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group with crafty fans of our brand! We can’t wait to see what you’re creating!

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