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Title: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on June 20, 2019 07:27:37 AM



GALLERY! (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459031.0)

Swap name:  Travelers Journal Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: loves2experiment
Sign-up date range: 6/20/19 - 6/30/19
Date to send item by: 7/31/19 (Wednesday)
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No



Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES


Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that a tracking number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES






Details of swap:
For this swap, you’ll send the following handmade items to your swap partner:
- one journal cover
- one notebook insert
- two journal accessories

The above list of crafted items is the minimum requirement for this swap.
Please feel free to chat with your partner if you wish to swap for more notebook inserts, accessories, etc.
Extras are not necessary, but if you like to spoil your swap partner with extras, you may also opt to do that at your discretion ;)

Let's talk about journal covers.  For practicality, your constructed journal cover should be hardy enough for everyday use.  A variety of materials may be utilized to create your journal cover - canvas, fabric, leather (you may wanna check if this is a viable option for your swap partner), grungeboard, book board, etc.  Another idea might be to start with a plain journal cover that you can customize and embellish for your swap partner.  Too many possibilities! :D    

Notebook inserts are an essential component in a traveler's journal.  The pages may be regular print paper, or even graph paper, dot grid paper, parchment paper, cotton linen paper, cardstock, recycled paper, etc.  Have fun with it!  

And last but not least, accessories!!!  Pen holders, attachable zip pouches, pockets, folder inserts, journal charms, washi tape holders, page markers, clippies, stickers, etc.  Basically, it's anything you think your swap partner would love to use with his/her journal.  


Here are a few links for inspiration!
Traveler's Notebook Cover (https://happilyeverafteretc.com/how-to-make-a-travelers-notebook-cover/)
Fabric Traveler's Notebook (https://www.cloverandviolet.com/2015/05/fabric-travelers-notebook-mini-tutorial.html)
DIY Midori Style Traveler's Notebook (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLSMtL6NQXo&feature=youtu.be) - video
Traveler's Notebook Inserts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqXpFAg-W3Y) - video
Laminated Traveler's Notebook (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7lzzng9Chk) - video

fatewineroses’ Pinterest Traveler’s Board (https://pin.it/ootslnqjc23wir)
kartiana's Pocket Sized Travelers Journal Tutorial (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458613.0)





If you want to participate, information to send to organizer/loves2experiment:


Name of swap: Travelers Journal Swap
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name: and mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
Allergies (pertaining to this swap):
Allergens in your workspace:
Favorite colors or color combinations:
Colors you do not care for:
Favorite themes and/or styles:
Preferred dimensions for your journal cover?
Preferred dimensions for notebook insert?
What are some features you would like in a journal cover?
What do you do with your journal?  (e.g. I use mine to keep track of summer travels)
List 5 types of accessories you would love to receive (or you can opt to leave this blank if you like surprises):
Anything you would positively, absolutely hate to receive?
Link to Pinterest?
Is there anything else you'd like to share with your partner?
Have you posted in the swap thread?



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.
Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide (https://www.craftster.org/swapsinfo.html) to find other rules about participating in a swap.




Title: Re: Traveler's Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on June 20, 2019 07:30:37 AM
Participants:
1. loves2experiment
2. fatewineroses




Partners:
fatewineroses   <--->   loves2experiment






Title: Re: Traveler's Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: fatewineroses on June 20, 2019 08:26:32 AM
Filling out mine now! SQUEE!!!!!


Title: Re: Traveler's Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: geekgirl1000100 on June 20, 2019 10:14:16 AM
this one sounds interesting.  Let me think about it.


Title: Re: Traveler's Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: alteredmommy on June 20, 2019 11:49:04 AM
Now I have to think about my time management, since the discussion and swap opening I booked a trip to Montreal on July 24 :D


Title: Re: Traveler's Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: thanate on June 20, 2019 05:58:13 PM
Hm... I will be out of town for the first two weeks of august, so I could probably get someone to confirm when I receive, but I wouldn't actually get the things or be able to post pictures until after that. 


Title: Re: Re: Traveler's Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on June 21, 2019 04:48:04 AM
Filling out mine now! SQUEE!!!!!

Hurrah! :D  If you have any links, tutes, etc. to share, feel free to post them.  I am happy to add them to the first post so everyone can be inspired :)

this one sounds interesting.  Let me think about it.

This one will be fun!  Come join us :D

Now I have to think about my time management, since the discussion and swap opening I booked a trip to Montreal on July 24 :D

You're so well-traveled!  Montreal is on my list of places to visit (why didn't I do that when I lived out East?!?). 
Hope you can fit this swap in your busy schedule...but hey, real life adventures take precedence over everything else ;D

Hm... I will be out of town for the first two weeks of august, so I could probably get someone to confirm when I receive, but I wouldn't actually get the things or be able to post pictures until after that. 

I don't think this will be too much of an issue if you let your swap partner know in advance.  He/She might be willing to post pictures in the gallery on your behalf?




Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: alteredmommy on June 21, 2019 10:36:41 AM
I'm making a note to check in before signups are over, I have high hopes of organizing my life next week :D 


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: fatewineroses on June 21, 2019 06:04:13 PM
After seeing this swap I created a new board and went crazy. I will say though that I have not yet found a tutorial for a fabric Traveler’s Journal that I like. I might have to do my own. I use Peltex to make a firmer cover.

FWR’s Traveler’s Board (https://pin.it/ootslnqjc23wir)


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: kartiana on June 22, 2019 09:28:34 AM
I finally got around to typing up my tutorial!

https://kaisa-reinikka.blogspot.com/2019/06/pocket-sized-travelers-journal-tutorial.html (https://kaisa-reinikka.blogspot.com/2019/06/pocket-sized-travelers-journal-tutorial.html)

I plan to post one on Craftster too but I don't have enough time right now.

This tutorial is for a pocket sized notebook but the techniques can be used for a bigger one (just change the measurements I used).


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: kartiana on June 22, 2019 02:42:47 PM
I noticed a few mistakes in my tutorial and just fixed them (that's what I get for doing things in the early morning)  :)

I also shared a less picture heavy version on Craftster: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458613.0

Hope someone finds this useful  :D

I'm really considering joining but I want to see how far I can get with another wap project before I over commit myself  :) If nothing else I'm looking forward to the gallery!  :)


Title: Re: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on June 23, 2019 01:34:07 PM
Catching up! 
Gah, all my awake hours have been spent away from home these past couple of days. 
I can't wait for things to return to normal :)


I'm making a note to check in before signups are over, I have high hopes of organizing my life next week :D 

That's one of my life goals...getting organized ::) 
I'll try to remember to nudge you before signups are over...no pressure though :)

After seeing this swap I created a new board and went crazy. I will say though that I have not yet found a tutorial for a fabric Traveler’s Journal that I like. I might have to do my own. I use Peltex to make a firmer cover.

FWR’s Traveler’s Board (https://pin.it/ootslnqjc23wir)

Nice collection of traveler's journal related pins!  I need to create a new board as well, but for now, I'll just browse yours :D
I've added your link in the first post :)
Hmmm...I'll do a search to see if I come across any additional tutes for fabric traveler's journal covers. 
I'm pretty happy with my process for the cover I made.  Though I didn't refer to any specific tute while making it, I certainly gleaned knowledge from various tutes I've seen online.

I noticed a few mistakes in my tutorial and just fixed them (that's what I get for doing things in the early morning)  :)

I also shared a less picture heavy version on Craftster: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=458613.0

Hope someone finds this useful  :D

I'm really considering joining but I want to see how far I can get with another wap project before I over commit myself  :) If nothing else I'm looking forward to the gallery!  :)

Thanks so much for posting your tutorial!  It's always useful to see the process of how things are done :)
I have added a link to your tutorial in the first post.
Totally get that you have to give priority to other swaps that you have committed to!  That's a sign of a responsible swapper ;)



Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: Wulf on June 24, 2019 04:19:07 PM
I'm kind of torn about this, because I already carry around two other journals (one for writing and one for collage), and do I really want to add another? But on the other hand, I'm planning an epic bit of travelling next year, to the Honolulu Craftster Meet-Up (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457324.0) in June. If any trip ever deserved its own journal, it'd be this one. Maybe we can get some of the rest of the Hawai'ian travellers in on this: alteredmommy, alwaysinmyroom, craftylittlemonkey, kbrison, loves2experiment, LadybugsAndBumblebees, SheepBlue, craftaddchick, TheSapphireMoon, etc.

I don't really know too much about travel journals per se. I'll read through the tutorials and posts before I decide.

Wulf


Title: Re: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: fatewineroses on June 25, 2019 08:21:49 AM
I'm kind of torn about this, because I already carry around two other journals (one for writing and one for collage), and do I really want to add another? But on the other hand, I'm planning an epic bit of travelling next year, to the Honolulu Craftster Meet-Up (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=457324.0) in June. If any trip ever deserved its own journal, it'd be this one. Maybe we can get some of the rest of the Hawai'ian travellers in on this: alteredmommy, alwaysinmyroom, craftylittlemonkey, kbrison, loves2experiment, LadybugsAndBumblebees, SheepBlue, craftaddchick, TheSapphireMoon, etc.

I don't really know too much about travel journals per se. I'll read through the tutorials and posts before I decide.

Wulf

You misunderstand my friend. A Traveler's Notebook is not a notebook exclusively for travel. It is a brand. What it REALLY is...is a system to combine your multiple notebooks into ONE notebook. Not by having a bigger notebook and dividing it, but by having multiple "inserts!" Depending upon the TN, you can carry upwards of EIGHT to TEN inserts!  :o

What is a Traveler's Notebook? (http://plannersquad.com/travelers-notebooks-101/)

So. That should solve that little problem right there. Join us! You know you want to !!!! ;D


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: Wulf on June 25, 2019 11:20:17 AM
Ohhhh. Now I get it.  Thanks for that useful link, ftw. This sounds like it isn't something for me.  :(

Wulf


Title: Re: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: fatewineroses on June 25, 2019 12:41:23 PM
Ohhhh. Now I get it.  Thanks for that useful link, ftw. This sounds like it isn't something for me.  :(

Wulf

Dramatic sigh Okay then.  :'(


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: fatewineroses on June 26, 2019 08:19:14 AM
I *might* be anxious to get partners. I think today I am going to go and make some basic measurements to create a sort of formula. What size is everyone interested in?


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: fatewineroses on June 26, 2019 10:58:02 AM
I worked out all the initial questions that I would ask myself when creating a cover. I included information about different interfacing to use, somewhat dependent upon the fabric you are going to use and how floppy/firm you want the cover. This is my basic workup, first draft. I thought it might be helpful. If anyone has any questions or wants me to address any other factors, please let me know. :)

Questions to ask before you start designing your Traveler’s Notebook cover.
Size of inserts?
Preferred number of inserts (range)?
How many elastics? (You can fit more than one elastic through each eyelet.) 2mm elastic or fold over elastic works
How many eyelets?
How much overhang – height?
How much overhang – width?
Pockets? If so, how many and where?
Pen loop? Permanent or removable?
Bookmark? If so, how many? Permanent or removable?
Material? Leather, fabric, cork fabric, cereal box, placemat, etc

Determining width
Width of insert +
# of inserts x either 4/5mm or .15/.2in +
desired overhang (.5-.75in) x 2 +
+ optional – if using fabric add on 1” for seam allowance

Determining height
Height of insert +
desired overhang (.25-.5in) x 2 +
+ optional – if using fabric add on 1” for seam allowance

If using fabric you will need some interfacing:
I would recommend using SF101 on ALL fabric that is quilting cotton or lighter. You could use pretty much any fabric. Such as cotton, linen, waxed linen, waxed canvas, canvas, décor weight, etc.
Depending up on how firm/floppy you want your cover to be, use:
Peltex 71F – pretty firm
Pellon Flex-foam – kinda floppy
Pellon TP971 (fleece) – definitely floppy
All of these interfacings should have ONE SIDE with adhesive, not two. In a pinch you could use sew in and use a spray adhesive.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on June 27, 2019 01:21:18 AM
Ohhhh. Now I get it.  Thanks for that useful link, ftw. This sounds like it isn't something for me.  :(

Wulf

Dramatic sigh Okay then.  :'(

That was a useful link for sure.  It's a pretty straightforward explanation of a traveler's notebook/journal :)



Title: Re: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on June 27, 2019 01:45:08 AM
I *might* be anxious to get partners. I think today I am going to go and make some basic measurements to create a sort of formula. What size is everyone interested in?

Given that the signup period ends on Sunday, it might be just you and I doing this swap :D  
I would be interested in a journal cover that works with my current set-up (i.e. approximately 5.5" by 7" or a smidge bigger).  
Or if that seems like an odd size to work with, the closest standard size would probably be a A5 size :)

 
And I must say that your notes on designing a traveler's notebook cover is really thorough!  Nicely done :D
I usually wing it when I sew, but it'll be a useful checklist to make sure every aspect is covered when I design my swap partner's journal cover :D

For interfacing, I use a combination of Pellon 809 Decor Bond Fusible and two-sided fusible web to stiffen the cover. 


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: fatewineroses on June 27, 2019 08:50:44 AM
You can tell how distracted I am by the fact that the fact that only you and I have signed up completely escaped me. ;D It's all good. I believe I really like your work. So I won't cry if it is only you and me.  ;)

Thanks for the compliment. I can get a tad obsessive.  :D

Is your current set up completely diy?  That size is a bit different. Is that the size of the actual inserts or the size of the cover?


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on June 27, 2019 11:42:44 AM
Yes, my current set up is completely DIY. 
I went with a size that fits comfortably in my travel bag ;D
The dimensions are for the cover...the inserts are about 5" x 6.5" or so.



Title: Re: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: fatewineroses on June 27, 2019 11:57:38 AM
Yes, my current set up is completely DIY. 
I went with a size that fits comfortably in my travel bag ;D
The dimensions are for the cover...the inserts are about 5" x 6.5" or so.



You rebel you!  ;D


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: thanate on June 28, 2019 07:55:17 AM
Oh, phoey-- I have been doing the thing where there are too many swaps that look good so I stare at them all & don't sign up for anything.  I should fix that... If you ladies would like a third & don't mind my vacation schedule, I'm happy to join you. 


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on June 28, 2019 08:43:37 AM
fatewineroses - I'll gladly conform with the A5 size  ;D

thanate - Come join us!  I don't have an issue with your vacation schedule  :)


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: kwality570 on June 28, 2019 08:55:25 AM
I am tempted to join, but my sewing skills are sorely lacking and I'm pretty sure that someone would be disappointed receiving a purchased on that I altered. I will think about it though. I might be able to pull it off! I do own a sewing machine and can sew, but all of the terms you all have been using are a little intimidating. I still have time to figure it out though. I might be eeking in right around the end of signups.


Title: Re: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on June 28, 2019 09:08:59 AM
I am tempted to join, but my sewing skills are sorely lacking and I'm pretty sure that someone would be disappointed receiving a purchased on that I altered. I will think about it though. I might be able to pull it off! I do own a sewing machine and can sew, but all of the terms you all have been using are a little intimidating. I still have time to figure it out though. I might be eeking in right around the end of signups.

I'm pretty sure you're downplaying your skills in sewing :)
There are some pretty nifty journal covers that can be made with little or no sewing. 
Have you see the journal cover that uses a leather (or some other hefty material) as a the main base? 
And for the record, I love altered stuff...so I would more than happy with an altered cover.
No pressure...feel free to come play with us if you want to :D


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: fatewineroses on June 28, 2019 01:11:12 PM
BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Hmmm. That might have been menacing. Let me try again.

Please please kwality570. Please come play with us.  :)


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on June 30, 2019 09:57:36 AM
Signup will close at midnight EST.

If anyone's still on the fence, you've been nudged. ;D



Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: thanate on July 01, 2019 06:06:14 AM
Argh, and then I spent yesterday being sick & didn't sign up after all.  Sorry! :(


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: kwality570 on July 01, 2019 06:47:54 AM
I'm so sorry I didn't get back and see your message before signups were over, but I'm very happy you have an even number of partners.  Even if it's only two, it does make things a little easier. I can't wait to see what the two of you make!


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on July 01, 2019 08:30:59 AM
Sorry you guys couldn't join us  :(

thanate, I hope you feel better soon!

kwality570, it's a cozy swap this time round  ;D
I can't wait to craft for fatewineroses!!


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: kartiana on July 01, 2019 08:43:03 AM
Have fun you guys! Sorry I didn't jump in but life got crazy on me again  :P Looking forward to the gallery  :)


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: fatewineroses on July 01, 2019 08:44:40 AM
It’s a bummer that you guys missed it. I’ve been waiting for this swap since before it was posted !!! Now we can finally get started!!!! Yay!!!


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on August 03, 2019 10:46:18 PM
Crafting has been completed...and packages have been mailed out :D 

Now, it's time to see what we've been up to!
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459031.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459031.0)


Title: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: alteredmommy on August 05, 2019 11:27:10 AM
I can't wait to see what you two made!


Title: Re: Re: Travelers Journal Swap (Signup June 20 to 30 / Send by July 31)
Post by: loves2experiment on August 05, 2019 06:28:09 PM
I can't wait to see what you two made!

I received my swap package today!  Pictures are posted!  So sad this is over :(