July 24, 2010

Tutorial : turn a moleskine into a travel journal

Hello my dearest SC lovers :)

Today, I would like to show you how I turned a plain moleskine journal into a perfect travel journal for my friends!
They went to Cuba last Spring and I wanted to make a travel journal for them : they're going to be able to fill it with as many photos as they want :)

I couldn't resist using my Magellan add-on kit from this month as the Making Memories embellies box is just SO perfect for my travel theme!

I love Moleskine, I've been collectiong them for years and have tons of them full of inspiration, ideas and travel notes : I always have one in my bag, car, bed table and scraproom!

Simply add double-sided tape on the front and back covers of your Moleskine journal.

Try to choose one paper that you really like as you will see it through the window of the cover.

Add papers on the inside covers too.
Try to keep the pocket on the last page too : you will be able to put tickets, notes and tags in there!

Get ready to attach your Moleskine to the Suitcase package.
Put double-sided tape all over the window, so that you know your journal will hold still.

Ta-da! Now let's decorate the cover!

I fell in love with that cute Plane ribbon : it couldn't be more perfect for my album!

Make a pocket with double-sided paper : simply cut a piece of paper (the size doesn't really matter, it just has to fit the back cover), fold the sided and the bottom inside the pocket and glue with double-sided tape.

There you go!
I hope you liked it and I'm looking forward to seeing any Moleskine journal altered into great mini albums :)


Alex Hardy said...

Fabulous tutorial Celine! I love moleskin journals too ... the possibilities are endless!


Geralyn said...

What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing, Celine :)

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Darlene Servolini said...

How cool is that! This project totally rocks! :)

MaryM said...

When I saw Cuba on your travel album, I did a double take, because I'm Cuban and I never see Cuba related stuff. I would love to see the album after pictures have been added.

Scrapamum said...

That is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Curlywiggles said...

This is cuter then cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

kitchen tables said...

Travelling so much fun but I think it is going to be better if you will have that travel journal in your bag. With that journal you can write all about your experience in your travel.