I've always loved to keep travel journals, so I thought it would be fun to make them for all the tiny girls in my life who will be hopping planes to my sister's wedding this month. Sure none of them is actually old enough to record her adventures in words, but they're all stellar artists and sticker users. (Well, one or two of them might prefer to use stickers as gum, but still.) We also passed a copy around during my sister's bridal shower to record our well wishes for a happy marriage.
This pin inspired the simple binding method. (Click here for the full tutorial.) I sketched the design on my iPad, added text in Photoshop, used my wildly imperfect sewing machine skills to bind the books, then wrapped them with crayons and woodsy, mountainy stickers. (You could just pick a pretty paper or hand-draw the cover to simplify.)
Now I'm dreaming of creating journals like these for each of our trips, but let's get real. It's always a miracle if we even have our gear packed before the cab arrives for the airport.
To view more wedding preps, click here for engagement photos and here for bridal shower photos.
I'm Julia Soplop. I've spent my life documenting the world around me in writing and photography. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.