Thursday, January 17, 2013

Travel Album

Hello! It is Gloria here with my FIRST EVER post to the WorldWin Paper Blog!

I first heard of WorldWin Paper in 2011 when I was part of the Spellbinders DT. WorldWin sponsored the team and I was able to use some of the fantastic papers. A few months ago, Patti Hamil (who is a DT pal of mine) contacted me and asked if I would want to design for WorldWin after the New Year. She had me a "free cardstock"! I am so pleased to be here!

I was able to design one project for the WorldWin CHA booth using the fotomatr system! This is a system that has aspects of Project Life but in a more "messy mini album" format!

I decided to make an album of some of our more "exotic" travels. We have been on some very BIG trips in the past few years and this was fun way to put them all together in one album.

I covered the 10 x 11 1/2 inch "naked" Memory Saver Binder with Graphic 45 and Teresa Collins papers and added some extra detail to the front. I matted some of my images and papers with Licorice CutMates and Black Treasures cardstock.

I really like the size of the binder and the fact that you can add extra pages and even 8 1/2 x 11 page protectors!

Now for some views of the inside.

For my "book plate" I used one of the ticket-shaped Decorative Tags.

I love the Memorabilia Pockets, which come four in a pack. They hold 4x6 inch photos or other items. I used mine as a table of contents and placed a journaling tag inside.

I admit, when I first saw this product I was not convinced that it was for me. I love to "lump up" my scrapbook pages, plus I tend to be a one photo per page type of gal. And these items looked so....well...plain! However, I was attracted to the kraft color and the fact that I could go as simple or as fancy as I wished. I also realized this was the perfect medium for making some albums quickly to give as gifts! Once I got going, I loved how the album turned out and I cannot wait to make a "fancier" one!

I printed my photos at 4x6 inches or a bit larger. I added stamped image and other images cut from paper to decorate the pages, but for the most part, kept it very simple. My late father-in-law would have loved this. He did NOT like my "normal" scrapbooks at all.

This page is a Fold Out Binder page.

Some of the pages come with decorative edges, to which I added a printed paper strip.

Some pages have cut-out areas, like the circles here. Great for "peek-a-boo" pages!

I am not much of a journal writer in my scrapbooks, mostly because I hate my writing and I write "downhill"! I did a lot better with the pre-printed lines on these pages.


There are several styles of pocket pages for holding memorabilia.

Thanks for looking!


WorldWin cardstock: Treasures Black, CutMates Licorice
Fotomatr products: Memory Saver Binder, Adhesive Decorative Tags (ticket), Adhesive Page Markers (tab), Memorabilia Pockets with Binder Brackets, Diecut Pocket Folders Binder Pages, Fold-Out Binder Pages, Patterned Edge Binder Pages, Binder Pagers Circles  

Designer paper: Teresa Collins World Traveler; Graphic 45 Curtain Call, Tropical Travelogue, Transatlantique, A Proper Gentleman 
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz, 7Gypsies, Graphic 45, Artistic Outpost, Amy Tangerine, Heidi Swapp, Stampin' Up, Close to My Heart, Hero Arts, Rubber Stamp Concepts, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown, Dark Brown; Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Venetian Lace
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Die cuts: Spellbinders Standard Circles Small
Twine: Canvas Corp
Other: shipping tags
Adhesive: Scor-tape; Scotch ATG


  1. Gloria, this is amazing, your details are absolutely perfect! Love that G45 paper, you have some awesome photos too! So glad you're part of this team now!!! Welcome!

  2. Wow what a gorgeous album. All those photos are a real treasure and they are shown off so beautifully by the cool album!! TFS!