Well, we've come to the final day of product reveals for the July Papertrey Ink countdown, which means it's time for the last group post.
Today's products feature a fun travel theme, great for memory keeping, planners, cards, and more. Here's a quick run down of what's being shown today.
The Traveler's Journal collection by Heather, which includes a couple of stamp sets -- Traveler's Journal: Adventure and Traveler's Journal: Typed Words This collection also includes some other fun things -- an envelope die and also an assortment of items for creating your own little albums -- precut pages, elastic cording, patterned papers, + a cover die, which has lots of other great dies nested inside to use to embellish the album. It's pretty much everything you might need to put together travel journals and albums!
The other collection of products being shown today is this month's installment of the What the Doodle series. This month's featured image is a fun US map, filled with cute little icons. There are coordinating dies of course, as well as the Coloring and Watercolor pads.
These new stamps and dies, along with anything else I mention as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern from the Papertrey Ink website.
I have lots of projects today, so let's get started! First up, we were to create a travel album or journal of some sort using the new Traveler's Journal collection. I created a small album to capture a few photos and memories of a little mountain getaway my husband and I took this spring. The album is made up of three separate little notebooks, which were created using the precut album pages and the elastic cord, as well as the Album Cover dies. Heather has some videos that will show you how these go together. I used one of the notebooks in the album for this trip - the other two I'm leaving empty with the hope that they'll be filled soon with photos from more trips! I kept things very simple, as I know myself, and I know if it's not simple I won't keep up with it. Here's the cover, which is embellished with the map from the What the Doodle Map set...
The What the Doodle Map dies feature both a solid map and a detail map, just like the other What the Doodle sets. I watercolored the solid map with Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice, and New Leaf reinkers and layered the detail map over the top, which was stamped with Classic Kraft ink. The words were done with the "adventure" die that's included in the Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover die collection and the rest was stamped with the Traveler's Journal: Adventure stamp set. I brushed a bit of Aqua Mist reinker along the spine. The black elastic cord holding everything closed is embellished with a heart, which was cut with the new Paper Clippings: Done in Love Detail dies.
The cover of the first notebook inside the album is embellished with one of the sheets from the What the Doodle: Map Watercolor Pad. I put on of these on the cover of each of the three notebooks inside the album. The arrow/circle is from the Outer Cover die set. It's stamped with the month and year, using the Library Ledger Year Additions set.
The pages inside the album are laid out very simply. I used the frame die that's also included in the Outer Cover die collection to frame a photo on the right side of each spread, and then used the negative cut-out from the frame on the left side to add some journaling. I used the Journal Accessories stamp set and the new Cocoa Bean ink to stamp lines for my journaling. I added just some simple brushstrokes of Aqua Mist reinker around the outer edges of each page to tie it into the design of the cover, plus it's just an easy way to add a bit of color to the pages.
The days of the week were stamped with the Traveler's Journal: Typed Words set onto little banners cut with the Countdown Detail dies. I also added the little mountains, which were cut and stamped using the What the Doodle: Map set.
Everything is kept pretty clean and simple and manageable! I'm excited to fill up the other two notebooks in the album (mostly because I just want to go on vacation again. lol)
Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink: Traveler's Journal: Adventure stamp set, Traveler's Journal: Typed Words stamp set, Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover die collection, Traveler's Journal: Pages and Elastic Cord, What the Doodle: Map stamp set and coordinating dies
I also created some cards using the new Traveler's Journal and What the Doodle: Map products. First up is this card that would be great for a graduate, or someone starting a new job or other adventure in life. I used the same colors as I used in my album -- the doodle map was done in the exact same way. This time I created a pretty background for it by diecutting the words included in the Outer Cover die collection and using them as masks for sponging some ink onto watercolor paper. I removed the word diecuts after sponging the ink, then spritzed the whole works with water. I was kind of excited about how that turned out...pretty fun!
The "adventure" word was diecut from kraft cardstock. I curved it a bit as I was adhering it so it would fit nicely around the arrow circle, which was cut using a die that's nested in the Outer Cover die set. I adhered the finished panel to a kraft cardstock base.
Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink: Traveler's Journal: Adventure stamp set, Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover die collection, What the Doodle: Map stamp set and coordinating dies
For my next card, I tried to capture some of the beautiful colors that can sometimes be found on printed maps. I kind of have a thing for maps, I just love them! The detail layer was cut from kraft cardstock and stamped with black ink. The solid map layered underneath was cut from linen cardstock and stamped with black ink, but then sponged with Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, Green Parakeet, and Harvest Gold inks.
I layered my finished map over some patterned paper from the Traveler's Journal collection, cut with a rectangle from the Noted: Scalloped A1 die collection. The "let the adventure begin" sentiment I used here is also from What the Doodle: Map. I arranged and kind of curved them so I could stamp them around the map. The arrows are also from the map set. For the chevron background, I used a stencil from the Modern Backgrounds stencil collection and the reverse stenciling technique using the same ink colors that I used to sponge on the map. Everything was layered over a Noted: Scalloped A2 card base, cut from kraft cardstock.
Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink: What the Doodle: Map stamp set and coordinating dies, Traveler's Journal Patterned Paper collection
My projects so far have been a bit muted and subdued, color-wise, but What the Doodle: Map can definitely go fun and bright, too! This next card uses one of the sheets from the Watercolor Pad for a bright and colorful missing you card. I used my Zig Clean Color markers to color this fun map circle. It was SO much fun to color!
The missing you sentiment is from the new Keep It Simple: Missing You set being released this month, and it was stamped onto the stitched banner from the Tag Sale: Quilted dies. Above the banner I added some of the small individual trees and mountains from the What the Doodle: Map set. I also added the little pick-up from the Petite Places: City Station set. I did some watercoloring around the outer edges using Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold inks.
Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink: What the Doodle: Map stamp set and coordinating dies, What the Doodle: Map Watercolor Sheets
Up next I have a little home decor project using one of the What the Doodle: Map Coloring Sheets. In the collection of coloring/watercolor sheets is this all-over map design, which I really wanted to use to create a bright and fun framed piece. I used Copic markers to color the whole works! It was fun to watch it come to life as I was coloring it.
When I was finished with all of that coloring, I added some simple black diecuts over the top. The "adventure" is part of the new Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover die collection. The small trees and mountain are from the What the Doodle: Map dies, and the camper and station wagon are part of the previously released Petite Places: Happy Camper dies. I put the whole works in a 5x7 black frame. Since the proportions of the 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" coloring sheet are a little "off" to fit nicely in a 5x7 frame, I used that fun diagonal striped border from the Traveler's Journal: Adventure set and stamped it in black ink, and added it to the top and bottom of the finished coloring sheet. It makes it fit nicely in the frame and adds a fun pop to finish it off! It would be a fun piece to display in your camper, or just for some fun summer decor.
Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink: What the Doodle: Map dies, What the Doodle: Map Coloring Sheets, Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover die collection, Traveler's Journal: Adventure stamp set
Next I have a few other projects using some of my other sets being released this month, paired with the new Traveler's Journal patterned papers.
First is a card using the new Inspired: Prayer set. I thought this sentiment from the set works so perfectly with the map papers. What better way to let someone know that you're thinking and praying for them across the miles?
I sponged a bit of Tropical Teal ink to the center of the map paper, underneath the sentiment. The "prayer" sentiment was cut using the new Inspired: Prayer die. The rest of the sentiment was stamped using Dark Chocolate ink. The panel under the paper is actually some I had left from the reverse stenciling technique when I was putting together the video for that. I thought it made a great background for this card.
Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink: Inspired: Prayer stamp set and coordinating die, Traveler's Journal Patterned paper collection
My last project for today uses another of the map papers from the Traveler's Journal collection, this time paired with the Paper Clippings: Done In Love set. I diecut the main die from Smokey Shadow cardstock, then snipped away the outer flowers and heart to leave just the sentiment.
The small heart in the center of the "o" was cut using the Paper Clippings: Done in Love Detail dies and stamped with the coordinating stamp set. It was a quick and easy card that would be perfect to give to someone who has done some service or mission work. I think I'll give it to my son in a little care package as he's heading out this weekend to California for a week long service trip.
Supplies not linked, but available on July 15th from Papertrey Ink: Paper Clippings: Done In Love die and Detail dies, Traveler's Journal Patterned Paper collection
That wraps up my projects for today! What fun new products these were to work with! If you'd like to see more projects using all of the Traveler's Journal and What the Doodle: Map products, be sure to click around to the other DT blogs...