How to Make a Travel Scrapbook


Do you know how to make a travel scrapbook?

It is absolutely one of my favourite things to do as a way of keeping out holiday memories intact and together.


How to Make a Travel Scrapbook

A definition of Scrapbooking

According to Wikipedia:

Scrapbooking is a method of preserving, presenting, and arranging personal and family history in the form of a book, box, or card. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journal entries or written descriptions. Scrapbooking started in the United Kingdom in the nineteenth century.


How to make a travel scrapbook – my first attempt

For me, it all began many years ago when I went with my mum to Memphis. What a treat that was!

She was, of course, the biggest Elvis fan in the worlds so we visited Graceland and Sun Studios and of course Beale Street.  We saved everything from that trips, our tickets for a cruise down the Mississippi River, our street map of Memphis even our armbands from our visit to the Cowboy Church where we saw Jonny Cash’s sister sing. It was an amazing trip. My mum drank her first-ever Budweiser so I saved the cap from that too and popped it in the memory box, along with the stubs from our tram rides.

But what do with all the bits and pieces of our memories? Well, there was only one thing to do…put them together into a scrapbook.

It wasn’t at all elegant my very first travel scrapbook but this mishmash of memories recorded our trip and was just a delight to look back over. It is currently stored up in our loft but from time to time I refind it and relive our memories all over again.



To make a travel scrapbook you will need the following:

  • A tin or padded envelope to collect your treasures in whilst on your trips
  • A plain scrapbook
  • Glue dots
  • Time!
  • Stickers
  • Scissors
  • A sharpie
  • Coloured Pens
  • Hi-lighters

Taking your homemade travel scrapbook to the next level

In order to really make the very best cover for the travel scrapbook, or extra design detail throughout  I would suggest investing in travel mock-ups  Mock-up and scene generators like the ones you can get at Design Bundles can be themed and the travel ones allow you to create your own original scene or use their pre-made scenes by just dragging and dropping items in Photoshop



All items are photo based, in big resolution and excellent quality,

  • 116 editable objects
  • Dozens of smart object mock-ups
  • Photo based elements (no lifelike problems)
  • High resolution objects

Do check out design bundles they can offer brilliant support for scrapbook projects and really bring them to life



Ideas for inclusion in a travel scrapbook

Here is a huge list of ideas of things you could include in your travel scrapbook

  • Photos – lots of photos, printed out, photos of food, places visited, the people on the trips even the hotel/campsite/aeroplane. They will all bring your scrapbook to life
  • Plane tickets
  • Bus tickets
  • Street and area maps
  • Bracelets
  • A postcard or two from the area
  • Any event ticket stubs
  • Admission tickets
  • Money from our trip
  • A menu
  • stamp from the area you have visited
  • Possibly a shell or dried flower (depending on the rules of the area you are visiting)
  • Maybe you could scribe some words form the language of the place you visited through the scrapbook
  • An image of the countries flag or even a teeny tiny version of one
  • A copy of your itinerary
  • Include your thoughts and feelings about the trip maybe in a letter or diary format

Once you have all your its and pieces gather ed together and have printed out your photos you want to think about you page layouts.  I like to do mine day by day but you may decide to do yours differently. I also like to have a different scrapbook per vacation but if you want one bumper one maybe you could use a different coloured background for each trip to separate them out.

The sky and your imagination are the limits to your scrapbook making!


How to make a travel scrapbook video

So all that is left to say is gather up what you need put on some music and get making! there is no nicer way to package up your memories to look at and enjoy again long into the future.



Over to you

I wish you happy travel scrapbook making – whether it is simple or fancy is entirely up to you. The process should be fun as you reflect on your vacation and relive and preserve your special moments form your amazing travels.


How to make a travel scrapbook is a collaborative post – you might also like my post on what is the meaning of staycation



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