This has given me a great idea. I am going to New England for a holiday soon. I always buy postcards when I'm away despite the 1000s of photos I take. I often put postcards into my travel journal but I think this time I will send myself a postcard every day to record our holiday. When I get back I shall have an almost ready made journal.
I didn't send the postcards to myself but I did buy them and write on them each day to record our trip.
Here are the postcards that I use plus a few spares!
Now that I'm home after 3 days in Boston and 1580 mile drive through Massachussets, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine I have put together my journal.
Whilst we were away I picked up any free maps that were available.
I cut up some cardstock into 6x4" pieces to stick the maps onto.
I cut out a piece of 6x4" acetate from a piece of packaging so that I could place it on the map to see which bits I was going to cut out.
I trimmed down the postcard that I had bought to be the cover so it is 7x5" and cut a piece of chipboard the same size to make the back cover.
I put the postcards into the right order and then went through them adding the appropriate maps.
I put some autumnal paper on one side of the back cover and stuck a postcard on. I didn't see this sign but we did go through Mexico and I went to Peru on my last New England visit.
I printed out a map of New England from Google maps and stuck it on the inside of the back cover.
Here's a short video of how the book looks. I filmed before I bound it together as I thought it would be easier to turn the pages for the filming.
I punched the holes in each page and put the book rings through. I didn't like how it looked with ribbons attached to the rings but it looks slightly unfinished. Will have to give it some thought.
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