Friday, June 10, 2011

Vintage Valise Travel Journal

I just got a bunch of new dies so had to give them a try.  My granddaughter is going on a big trip later this summer so thought it would be fun to make her this travel journal to keep track of her adventures. 

I used the Tim Holtz Vintage Valise Die.  I cut the front, back and binding edge out of book board that I covered with paper before cutting.  The paper has a leather look and I found it at Hobby Lobby but don't know the brand.  For the handles, corners and straps I used a heavy duty paper that I inked and embossed.  The ring binders are from Tim of course.  I added the little buckles with some Velcro to keep it closed.  The pages are cut from a stack of notebook paper that measure 3.25" X 5".  The cover page is simply a piece of folder paper and stamped with two of Tim's stamps. The very last thing added is a chain and Journey Key.


  1. Sandy, your blog was an undiscovered treasure for me: I have just had a good look at your recent projects and love every one of them. This album is lovely but I adore your Graphics 45 altered pieces: Amazing work!
    I'll be back !

  2. I just got my die the other day and am dreaming up all kinds of ideas. Love what you did with it. Fantastic!

  3. I've yet to buy this die, but every time I see it used, I drool! I'm sure your granddaughter will love owning & using this wonderful journal!

    Your other creations are also stunning!

  4. This is so stinkin' cute! Thanks for dropping by the blog and leaving a comment!


  5. This is fantastic - I love your work!! I'll be back soon!

  6. Great job. I haven't seen this die around here yet. But hope to get it soon. Welcome to the blog world. =)

  7. Ditto to all that Karen had to say. I came to your blog to see the Valise, it is awesome, I think your grand daughter will love it and put it to great use. While here I saw a couple of other items that you created, I like all that I have seen, the Graphic 45 Circus box is too cute, you did a great job! You are very creative and I can see that you pay attention to the small details which is what I find important, it makes for a great finished item. Thanks for sharing, I am off to become one of your followers and to finish looking around your blog.


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