On the Grid Traveler’s Notebook Layout

Odessa here with a layout using some dot grid pages in the Simple Dori from the Traveler’s Notebook kit. It’s literally a blank page and the possibilities are endless!

I like to make a little plan before I approach a page. Sometimes I pull key embellishments I want to use and other times, like wth this layout, I draw myself a sketch. Once I had my sketch ready, I started pulling stickers, die cuts, journal cards and more from the Simon & Betty Kits –  the bold colours went perfect with the photos I chose.

Bright colours just go so good with winter! I mean, what doesn’t go with snow, right? Ha! I used a few journal cards, both full and cut down, a tag, a bunch of die cuts, some stickers, washi, chipboard stickers and alpha stickers. All the things!

This Amazing Day half circle was actually cut out from a journal card. I loved the blue and it was the perfect shape for the corder of this page. I jazzed it up with a die cut, some phrase stickers and a cute star from the planner kit stickers.

I hadn’t used the month card from the Memory Keeping Pocket kit yet so I cut it down a bit to slide under my journalling. I used some arrow die cuts from the planner kit to point to the date and added one of my favourite accents on the page, the letter ‘i” stickers from one of the puffy alpha sheets as a little accent purse around February.

The photo was a Friday so I had to use this Friday tag. I used one of my favourite tag techniques, folding washi in half and threading it though the tag hole for a coordinating faux ribbon. It’s all over my notebook pages. I added some chipboard, diet and stickers to add more dimension and colour.

My other favourite element on this page is the XOXO, also with some puffy “i” sticker accents. I cut the XOXO out of a journal card because I knew it would be perfect on this page. I used a rainbow arrow stripe journal card under my photo to pull all that glorious colour together. Because why use a couple of colours when you can use them all, right? I hope that you enjoyed this close up on my notebook spread!

1 Comment

  1. Robin Adryan

    Wow Odessa!!! So many little tips and ideas in your design. The pocket cards you fussy cut, washi tape ribbon for your tag, and the handwritten journaling…all such perfect accents. This is a wonderful post about using the grid pages!!!


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