Friday, May 25, 2012

DIY travel notebook with pocket

Just a quick and simple craft share this lovely Friday. I found these darling notebooks at the bookstore the other day and couldn't resist them. Aren't they so sweet? They're relatively small, lightweight and will be perfect to take along on my trip next week

I want to take a notebook with me to jot down ideas for blog posts, to make notes during our two blogging workshops and to keep track of contact names, important phone numbers and such. 

I know I'll have some loose papers that will need a safe place as well, so I added a quick little pocket inside the back cover of one of the notebooks to contain things like:

- a printed copy of my travel insurance policy -
- ticket stubs and other memorabilia from the trip -
- photocopies of important documents -
- anything else I collect that needs a safe place -

I simply found an envelope that fit nicely inside the back cover of my notebook. Added a closure using these instructions and then glued my envelope in the notebook.

supplies: botanicals notebook collection  | bakers twine | card stock | eyelets | eyelet punch | circle punch

For more fun travel inspired projects visit my brand new travel pinterest board. There are so many great travel tips and travel inspired DIY projects online....take a peek at a few of my favs here.

[image via roddy & ginger + source unknown]

I also shared a tutorial for making your own travel notepads with matching pens last year. 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

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  1. That map chair is amazing!!

  2. This is adorable and right up my ally. I have little notebooks all over our house and in just about every handbag. I'm constantly inspired and I just have to write it all down.

  3. hermoso cuaderno de notas, me encanta los colores de la tapa y la buena idea del sobre!.Me encanta tu blog, feliz fin de semana!!!!

  4. this is so perfect! i love every bit :)

  5. I'm in LOVE with our new blog design Rebecca!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a safe and fabulous holiday weekend!

  6. So pretty! I love keeping journals like this to keep me inspired :)

  7. Could this be any more adorable?! I think not! I love the colors especially. Where did you find your notebook, Paper Source by chance? Keep up the great work and inspiration Rebecca!

  8. these are the notebooks Suzanne:

  9. these are the notebooks Suzanne:

  10. these are the notebooks Suzanne:

  11. Hey I made a notebook roundup and I featured your DIY in it!
    I hope you're alright with it, if not please tell me!

    Please check it out!

  12. Hello,

    I featured your entry in my blog post "Link Love - Glitter, Persimmons and Pearls." You can find it here:

    Thank you for such a lovely tutorial!

    Roxanne C.
    Laced Ivory - Singapore's Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle


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