Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Funkie Junkie Focus – Get Ready to Travel!

Hello and welcome to summer vacation season! Our Funkie Junkie Focus theme this time is "Get Ready to Travel!" I created a small road trip notebook that you can take with you in the car and keep track of travel details in.

Lisa Hoel for The Funkie Junkie Boutique - "Get Ready to Travel" road trip notebook   #creativejuicefreshsqueezed  #mymakingstory #tim_holtz #thefunkiejunkieboutique #sizzix

 I used the Eileen Hull Skinny Mini Book Box Die to create the notebook cover.

Lisa Hoel for The Funkie Junkie Boutique - "Get Ready to Travel" road trip notebook   #creativejuicefreshsqueezed  #mymakingstory #tim_holtz #thefunkiejunkieboutique #sizzix

I decorated the front and back using Tim Holtz stamps and dies that are sure to stoke your wanderlust! Inside is a lined notebook insert I cut down to fit the cover.

Lisa Hoel for The Funkie Junkie Boutique - "Get Ready to Travel" road trip notebook   #creativejuicefreshsqueezed  #mymakingstory #tim_holtz #thefunkiejunkieboutique #sizzix

Here's a quick look at how it came together:

Step 1 – I covered Sizzix matboard with pieces cut from an old road map. I then die cut the two cover halves out of the matboard. I wanted the notebook to be thin and fit just one signature, so I trimmed off part of the spine pieces.

Tip: to decrease bulk when you glue the overlapping spine parts together, on one side peel off the outer layer of the matboard first.

Step 2 – After gluing the two cover halves together and letting them dry, I used my Crop-a-dile tool to punch holes in the top and bottom of the spine for the elastic.

Step 4 – String elastic cord through the holes and tie off inside. Make sure it has some tension on it so it will hold the signature in place. All you have to do is open up the signature to the middle and slip it under the elastic. Easy peasy!

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Supplies used:

Eileen Hull Scoreboards Die - Skinny Mini Book Box
Tim Holtz die set - Alphanumeric Bulletin
Tim Holtz die set -  Wacky Transport #1 (retired)
Tim Holtz stamp sets - Road Trip, Tree Line, Ornate Trims
Tim Holtz layering stencil - Brush Mark

Tim Holtz Idea-ology: 
Black Two-tone Woodgrain Cardstock

Distress Collage Medium Matte

Distress Archival Ink - Black Soot

Distress Spray Stains - Speckled Egg
Distress Ink Ink Pads - Rustic Wilderness, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen
Distress Oxide Ink Pads - Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke
Distress Glaze - Rustic Wilderness
Distress Embossing Ink Pad

Sizzix Mat Board
old road map


  1. What a great idea! I am going to try this!

  2. Super! Thanks for sharing! (I'm jealous for the road trip!)

  3. Love this idea Lisa! Great to have around for quick trips.


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