postale book stand
by sande krieger
Travel journals are more than just pieces of art. They are taking some of your best memories and dressing them up in finery and putting them on display for all to see. The new 7gypsies book stand is perfect to doing just that. Displaying your memories in a fashionable way. My oldest son and I took a trip back East to look at grad schools. Ten years from now I want to be able to "keep" some of those bonding moments, funny experiences and terrific meals in my memory.
The "keep" title is from an old vintage label maker. The flower is made of cheesecloth.
The pocket is a piece of manilla folder that I stamped with alpha stamps, punch a hole with a 1" circle punch in top and stitched to another piece of manilla folder. Red and black stamped on manilla folder card stock is my favorite color palette. What ever leftover bits of card stock I have I'll stamp images on then use them throughout the book. (like the finger pointing)
Mini paper clips are perfect for attaching layers.
I printed out several iphone photos that I had taken on the trip with a vintage white frame around them. I love using various sizes of photos throughout a book to add variety.
The Postale line is perfect for journaling because so many of the papers already have lines on them. I did draw in additional lines whenever I needed more journaling spaces. Layering various size pages adds visual interest too.
Using both the letter stickers from the Postale collection and the rectangular letter stickers from the Postale sticker sheet gave the pages a little variety and was a change from all my handwriting and stamping.