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Explore Passport


I finally get to share with you one of my projects I have published in the recent issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  I never know when I am designing for the magazine "when" or "if" my projects will make it into the issue.  I am thrilled this one made it.  

Check it out.

I used real leather and cut with the Passport Book die.  I sanded the edges to get that worn look.  I inked up some mat board for the letters and set aside to dry.

I love that the pages can be cut with the die too.  I inked the pages then added some Ephemera pieces.


I used glue n'seal and black soot marker to create the smudging.


My assignment was to use a magazine to journal.  I used the Fall issue and cut out the title and balloons for one of the pages.


I cut the inked Block Talk Capital XL Die to create the "EXPLORE" for the front.  


I glued the leather pieces together to for the Passport Book then I glued the Explore.  I wanted the Passport Book to close, so I used the Pocket Envelope circles.


I pierced and punched a hole through the leather so I could add the brad.  For extra hold it's a good idea to add some glue.


I smashed the brad and wiped off any excess glue.  I used a thin piece of  leather for the tie off then cut a leather Artful Arrow.


A simple Leather Passport Book holder.


My friend had a great idea to add a pouch for a real passport.  


The pages are perfect for adding little items you may pick up along the way.  Like tickets, photo's or a spot to write a memory.


That crushed brad looks awesome!


You can add 3 pages to the book.


This is durable enough to travel with.


The latest issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is on newstands.  You can see this project and so many more.  


Challenges

Anything But Cute- Celebrate your Style
Frilly and Funkie- Places you will Go (Travel)    
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