USA and mexico mini book cover USA and mexico mini book page 1USA and mexico mini book page 2 USA and mexico mini book page 3 -4 USA and mexico mini book page 7-8I collected a lot of ephemera on our holiday in Mexico and USA, I kept tickets, business cards, maps and Chris’s international drivers license. The amount of stuff that I would have had to sort through would have been pretty overwhelming if our holiday hadn’t been cut short, and we had gone round the world for 12 months as planned.USA and mexico mini book page 9-10 USA and mexico mini book page 11 USA and mexico mini book page 12 USA and mexico mini book page 13 USA and mexico mini book page 14

I already have a blurb book of all of our photos from our trip, so I wasn’t worried about focusing on the photos for this book. I just wanted to have a more creative record of the places we had been.USA and mexico mini book page 15 USA and mexico mini book page 16

I made a mini book  last summer and I was really happy with how it turned out so I decided that I would try this again with a travel theme.USA and mexico mini book page 17 USA and mexico mini book page 18

I used recycled cardboard for the front and back cover and two three inch book rings to hold it all together. I didn’t have much of a method, I just glued in bits and pieces in a sort of chronological order of the places we visited and then added some photos as fillers. I added out flight itinerary in an envelope and stuck it in there too. I also love adding money. I only had notes this time but I would have liked to have added coins in a little bag next time. USA and mexico mini book page 20 USA and mexico mini book page 21 USA and mexico mini book page 22 USA and mexico mini book page 25

I didn’t worry about using everything, and any pieces that I didn’t use I just threw them out.USA and mexico mini book page 26 USA and mexico mini book page 28 USA and mexico mini book page 23

USA and mexico mini book back coverI am really happy with how this little book turned out. I will probably add a bit more stitching around some of the pages and call it done. If you have any other great suggestions on putting together a travel journal or binder please let me know, because I am looking for a new way to put together a journal for our honeymoon.

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