Travel Journal

For our upcoming trip to Amsterdam, I decided to create a little Travel Journal.    I like to sit down each night and write about what we did that day when I’m on vacation.  I’ll also staple some receipts/memorabilia into it as we go, then when I come home I’ll add in a few photos.
It’s 6″ x 12″ and is made using a combination of digital scrapbook elements and traditional supplies.
I used lined pattern paper for the journaling pages to make it easier to write in the journal, then included some little envelope pockets to hold tiny treasures that I collect while I’m gone.
Since Amsterdam is a city of bikes, I tried to incorporate as many as I could throughout the journal.
I was delighted to see all of the fun new brushes included in the Rhonna Designs Spring Circus collection… bikes and planes and ticket stubs… sooo CUTE!
The front and back are 7 gypsies black book board covered with printed card stock.

View other Amsterdam posts here

Also see:

Paris Travel Journal

South Africa Travel Journal

Paris completed Scrapbook album

Amsterdam Travel Pages

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Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    I love your travel journal!! My husband writes a summary of each day’s travels in his journal and I am so glad he does! It is a great keepsake and memory-jogger.

    Enjoy Amsterdam – it is a great city!

  2. says

    Very cool! I’m going to have to look into what I can come up with for my mad US road trip after sewing summit in October. Of course I’ve got months till then, so I’ll no doubt forget until the night before I leave or something!

  3. says

    love the journal. i still have mine from when i traveled to india and ireland. if you need someone to carry your bags let me know!

  4. says

    I have to say, that’s genius to make the scrapbook before you go and to donthe journaling each day. That way the journaling is done in tiny manageable chunks and nothing can be forgotten!

    Ill definitely do that the next time we go anywhere!


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