Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Whether you need an Easter basket stuffer or a fun craft for kids, these Simply Spring Mini Travelers are a breeze to put together!

For this duo, you will need: an 8X8 sheet protector (full sheet w/out pockets), round elastic cording, scrapbook papers and embellishments.  As far as "tools", I've used a sewing machine, but this is optional if you don't have one.

To get started, I trimmed away the edge of the page protector where the holes are located.  Next, I cut a sheet of patterned paper to 8X8 and inserted into the protector.

I cut the protector and paper (horizontally) and loaded the paper into each sleeve with the opening at the top.  One edge of the protector will be left unattached, so I solved this by adding an eyelet to hold the side closed:

Next, I scored a 1/2" spine into the paper/protector (scored at 3.75" and 4.25") and then folded several times to create nice creases.
I used my sewing machine to create a zig-zag stitching down the center of the spine.  This just helps to secure the protector, so you could hand-stitch, staple or use brads/eyelets if you don't have a machine.  
You will also see (above) that I hole punched an 1/8" hole at the top and bottom of the spine and also at the center of the spine.  I tied through a piece of round elastic through the spine and knotted inside.  For the closure, I knotted a small piece of elastic and slipped through the middle hole (with the knot on the inside).

Now onto the pages!  I cut six strips of double-sided paper to 6.75" X 3.5", layered them all together (one on top of the other) and inserted them through the elastic:

For the embellishing, I simply used a 2.5"square die to cut mats and then added them with foam tape.  I also included some of the small stickers and sprinkles!
This recipe is for one of the mini travelers, so just repeat the process for other mini.  
I added a ball chain through the eyelet at the back and loaded it with a cute tag, shaped clips and then tied on a bow!  So perfect for an Easter basket stuffer or add photos and give as a brag book to grandma!

Thanks for joining me today!

Doodlebug Product Used:
Simply Spring Collection
Storybook Layout Protectors 8X8
Mini Doilies
Cute Clips


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