Creating a Spring Traveler’s Notebook Insert with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

Hi Elle’s Studio Friends! Welcome back to the blog for more March Kit inspiration! This month’s kit and exclusive add on items are perfect for all your memory keeping needs, and today I am sharing how I used these supplies to create a completed, spring and Easter themed traveler’s notebook insert!

Think December Daily goes small scale & Easter style! Here’s a look at my TN front cover:

Supplies | Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Chocolate Acrylic Bunnies, Happy Easter Wood Veneer, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

Isn’t this fun?! Such a simple, but very sweet traveler’s notebook insert to document all your Easter memories with!

To create this notebook, I trimmed a sheet of the yellow striped paper from the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection to 8 3/4″ x 8 1/4″. Next I  trimmed 10 sheets of plain white paper (I like to use 180gsm watercolor paper) to 8 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. I placed the patterned paper cover onto the slightly smaller sheets of white paper, and scored down the center to create a ‘spine’. To hold it all into place, I machine stitched along the scored line, and voila! A custom-made TN insert ready to record those memories! 

I decorated the cover with the Happy Easter Wood Veneer and one of the Chocolate Acrylic Bunnies! I also added the date with the Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers—gorgeous!

Let’s look inside!

Supplies | March 2019 Kit, March Labels, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Tiny Everyday Label Stickers, Little Acrylic Bunnies, Wood Veneer Easter Eggs, Wood Veneer Speech Bubbles, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection

What a sweet opening page! I decorated the reverse side of the cover with a simple butterfly puffy sticker from the Noteworthy Puffy Stickers. On the opposite page, I trimmed a 1/2″ strip of the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack, and attached it to the top and bottom of my page. I also applied lots of lovely embellishments including that very cute Wood Veneer Easter Egg. To make it pop just a little more, I partly colored it with a magenta gel ink pen. Speaking of veneers, you’ll also spy that fabulous Speech Bubble at the top of my page! Love it! The pale purple Little Acrylic Bunny is a very sweet addition to the embellishment cluster too! 

Further inside my TN, you’ll notice that I divide my Easter story into ‘chapters’. This helps me to organize how I will document, photograph and record our memories made this Easter. Chapter 1 is ‘Family Time.’

Supplies | March 2019 Kit, March Labels, Tiny Everyday Label Stickers, Spring Puffy Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Large Wood Veneer Numbers

I opted for a simple design here, and trimmed the colorful red stripe March Kit 3″ x 4″ journaling tag into 1/2″ strips. I attached these strips to the center tops and center bases of both pages. On the left hand side, I added the chapter number and title with the Large Wood Veneer Numbers and White Puffy Alphabet Stickers. I also tucked a small die cut from the March Kit beneath the number one. At the base of this page, I also added a Tiny Everyday Label Sticker, as well as a Spring Puffy Sticker. Cute! 

On the right hand side, I glued a 3″ x 4″ journaling tag from the March Kit to the center of my page. This is where I’ll add my first family photograph from our upcoming Easter. For finishing touches, I adorned the page with more coordinating die cuts from the March Kit, and the “together” March Label, too! 

Here’s another ‘ready to go’ page for this chapter:

Supplies | Tiny Everyday Label Stickers, Jane Alphabet Stickers – Teal, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack

How sweet is that Springtime patterned paper?! Again, I’ve kept to a simple layout design, and am just waiting for my 6″ x 4″ family portrait photograph to be glued onto the right hand side, to balance that patterned paper. Cute! 

Let’s jump ahead to Chapter 2, ‘Hello Spring!’

Supplies | March 2019 Kit, Spring Puffy Stickers, Little Acrylic Bunnies, Large Wood Veneer Numbers, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack

I just adore interactive elements in any notebook or mini album, so stitching a journal pocket with the Springtime papers was a given! To highlight the spring feel, I chose that floral paper & coordinating journaling tag from the March Kit.

Here are a few more simple pages awaiting photos and memorabilia from this season:

Supplies | March 2019 Kit, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Isn’t this happy?! I created a monochromatic page with the all the yellow items in the March Kit. Nothing says sunshine and happiness more than yellow! I have ensured that my pages leave ample room for journaling and a photo, or two! Here’s another fun spring page:

Supplies | March 2019 Kit, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack

Oh, how cool is this? I created this fun spread by cutting up the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack packaging label, and added a die cut from theMarch Kit. So simple, and so effective!

Let’s move on to Chapter 3, “Easter!”

Supplies | March 2019 Kit, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Little Acrylic Bunnies, Wood Veneer Speech Bubbles 

Oh how adorable! All the lil’ bunnies! Here’s another page in this chapter:

Supplies | March 2019 Kit, March Labels, Tiny Everyday Label Stickers, Tiny Everyday Label Stickers, Chocolate Acrylic Bunnies

Eeep! That Chocolate Acrylic Bunny is errrrything! Possibly my fave item from the add-ons this month!

That’s just a brief look at my Easter TN using the fabulous March Kit and new releases! Now all I need to do is get out my big girl camera for Easter, and take those photos! Ready, set, Easter is a GO!

I hope my post inspired you to go ahead & create a traveler’s notebook to record your Easter memories with! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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