So you’re home from vacation and want to scrapbook your trip – what to do, what to do with all those maps, pamphlets, post cards and ticket stubs you’ve collected along the way…?
Maps: I love using them as background paper! Especially if they’re colorful, maps can tie in pictures, show the layout of the city and make a page more personal. Keep in mind some maps are a very thin and it might be best to matte them on card stock first.
Pamphlets and business cards: I like to collect a group and display them together on one page. Doing a simple technique like matting (using the same color family for card stock) and layering them over each other gives a nice consistency to a page.
Postcards: Crop them and use them as photos!!! They’re also usually on a very heavy card stock which is great for ripping and inking.
Books: Take them apart and pair pages of text to your photos to add information and history.
No matter where I go, I always try to pop in a stationary/paper store to collect supplies for my scrapbooks and cards. My preference is large wrap sheets that I take to the front desk of my hotel and chop up in smaller pieces so its easy for me to travel with. I ALWAYS bring a flat 12 x 12 carrying case with me so I can store my finds easily in my luggage!!