Have any projects to help with your summer holidays? With our next one in mind, I decided to create a travel journal—one that I could easily bring with me and that needed only a couple of pictures and handwritten stories to complete.Hello Pebbles fans! It’s Monique with you today, sharing a Fun and Funky Girl Squad Journal! When brainstorming how I wanted to put things together, I needed the embellishing mostly done so that a few stickers and washi tapes would be enough to bring along with me. What I find so fabulous about the Girl Squad collection is that it can be used for almost every occasion. When you look at my album, you see that it’s not a travel album just yet—my photos and texts will make it that—but I could also easily turn the album into a family or girls-weekend-out album… the possibilities are endless! The journal includes 20 different pages & 2 tags; it measures 5.5″ x 8″.
Here’s a photo of the cover of my “Fun and Funky Girl Squad Journal”. I just love all the papers, die-cuts, stickers and washi tape in this collection!
Before I got started on my project, I gathered everything I thought I would need, including a piece of heavy cardboard for the front and back of my journal and my Zutter to punch the holes.
I’ve used almost every patterned paper from the Girl Squad collection for my album, as they are all equally fabulous!
Let me show you a couple of pages from my journal. Here’s the first page. I left most of the left side blank as I want to adhere a large photo there. From the right page (the first of four tab pages), I cut out a large ampersand and adhered it in the same spot on one of the next pages.
Every page in this Funky Girl Squad Journal is different. The sizes, patterns, forms… everything is different. In the photo below, you can see I stitched a triangle in one corner to create a space for all the bits and pieces I tend to collect during my vacations. Have you seen that coffee cup paper? Isn’t it awesome?!
From the “You Got This” paper, I created a bag with a tag inside by folding the paper in two and stitching the sides closed. The outside of the bag is perfect for journaling.
How I love that bicycle paper!!
When my album was finished, I realized that I had been inspired by the mini albums by Amy Tangerine. If you look them up, you’ll see just what I mean.
This is it! My Funky Girl Squad Journal. I’m going to use it for a travel journal in the south of France. Together with my Instax camera and some stickers and washi tape, I’ll journal all the fun memories we make. I’ll make sure to show you the result as soon as it’s finished.