Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Road Trip Sketch with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Sketch Tuesday everyone. There is a new sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week and I am super happy to share my project with you.
I decided the sketch would make the perfect cover for some special books I was making. - especially once I flipped it on its side.
I made fun Road Trip journals for my daughter and niece. They are currently traveling with their grandparents together for the first time. My daughter has done this alone the past few years but was so excited her cousin was coming this time.
I  started with some light chip board and covered it with some fun print. You just need to wrap your board like a present and cover the seems with a rectangle cut. Once it was all set I laid down the base of the sketch.
I found a fun car shape and road trip label and created them using coordinating papers. I added the girls' initials to the license plate as an extra touch. 
I needed these print and cut circles to add the date as well as finished off the sketch.
I also created some fun inside journal and activity pages for them. There are so many great ideas out there that I pieced together what I liked for mine. I made cross word puzzles, scavenger hunts and more.
All that was left was  to punch the hole and cinch it all together. That was a little harder due to the large size so I used to sets of 10 holes to create my binding.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.  I am sure the girls are having a great time with their grandparents. I hope you get a chance to play with this fun sketch this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Also linking up to the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July 2015.

- Going Places Cricut Cartridge - Road Trip circle
- Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - Car
- Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons Are We There Yet set - printed car on inside page
- Close to My Heart Stamps - A Typeface - license plate letters
- Stencil Font - date
- Paper from old summer collection of  DCWV
- The Paper Studio large dot embossing folder


  1. Oh how CUTE!! Adorable cover for the journal! :) Have a Crafty Day!

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. Your journals are awesome. I always had my kids do something in the car...never let them watch movies.

  3. These are absolutely adorable, LB! I love the fun colors and that car is just way too cute. What fun journals for the girls to document their trip. I love projects like these! PS....Thank you for having me as Guest Designer this month. ~Donna K

  4. This is such a cute project! How fun for the kids to use them. Hope you are having a great week.


  5. What an awesome trip for the kids. They'll always remember how much fun they had together and the time with their grandparents is precious.

    These are great books for them to have in the car and for down time. You did a wonderful job!


  6. Super cute and fun idea!! Awesome take on the sketch!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  7. Wonderful idea to make road trip journals. Like the colors. These will make for recording fun memories. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. What an amazing creation! The girls will definitely love it. Great choice of bright colors and the design. Thanks for joining us this month at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!
    Diana DT


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