Create a purse-sized travel journal out of an envelope
I’ve created a little travel journal from an airmail envelope and a few other simple supplies. It’s small enough to tuck into your purse or backpack to keep a record of everything you see, do, feel, taste, and touch on your next adventure.
*You can use anything you’d like for your accent paper. I used scrapbook paper that I found at an outlet store, but I think an old map would look really cute. Other possibilities include a page from a magazine, postcards, photographs, anything you’d like really.
**I used blank pages from a sketch book, but plain printer paper or lined pages are perfect as well. Just make sure that each one is at least as large as your envelope when it’s spread out flat.
***There’s no D.I.Y. snobbery intended here; you can use scotch tape if it’s what you have on hand - I just like that washi tape looks pretty.
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Cut your accent paper to be the same size as your envelope when it’s cut out flat. Cut your insert pages to be the same size less one centimeter (or half an inch) on each side (L-1cm x H-1cm).
Glue your accent paper to the plain side of your envelope. Using a credit card and sliding it across the page will help get rid of any air bubbles. Trim so that accent paper is not visible from the front of your envelope. I also added a border with washi tape, which I thought looked cute, and it covered up a few rough edges.
Fold your insert pages in half, so that they are half as long. Cut six pieces of washi tape that are the same height as your insert pages.
Create a booklet of insert pages by folding a piece of washi tape in half with the sticky sides face out. Place the fold of the tape along the fold of one of the insert pages and place another folded insert page along the sticky side of the washi tape that’s facing up. Continue doing this until all of your pages are attached.