Putting Together a Travel Binder
In collaboration with Canon USA, I'm happy to be sharing a travel binder that I recently put together. I'm so happy that I brought my Canon SELPHY printer with me to Paris. It's helped me be able to really scratch that creative itch that I think we all get. I've used it many times throughout my trip this summer and the last projet was this binder for my trip to Prague in June.
On that trip I'd collected a crazy amount of paper and photos. I saved what I could get my hands on and had tons of photos to print out. Because I had so much stuff, I wanted a special way to document it. Similar to my April TwentyTen mini, I chose to put it together into a little binder.
I'd picked up this fun two ring binder in a paper store in Prague called Papelot. I also had this great two hole punch I found for cheap in Copenhagen, which is a handy dandy tool to have. And my Canon SELPHY printer worked wonders for printing out all the photos.
I started by printing out the photos I wanted on the SELPHY then adhering them back to back. Then I used the hole puncher to punch through the photos and all the paper items that I wanted included in the binder.
Putting together a binder like this is so quick and easy, plus it's really fun to look through. I love seeing the different layers peek through, so I alternated between horizontal and vertical items throughout the book.
I added in little bits of journaling and notes onto washi tape put directly onto the photos. Make sure to use a permanent pen so it doesn't smear onto the facing page. I like the thin tip Sharpie pens the best.
I tried to get creative a bit with the sizes of the inserts. Here I added in a small Instax photo adhered onto a large Instax photo that never developed (save those Instax mistakes, you never know when you can use them!) I also cut down bags and tissue paper that I'd gotten from a store.
In less than an hour I had a binder documenting my trip to Prague! I love being able to scrapbook and document travels on the go like this. It makes being caught up so easy and fills my need to create something even though I'm away from home.