Monday, April 11, 2016

Vacation Planner for Savvy Challenge

     For the April Savvy Challenge, patrons of the Scrapp'n Savvy in Spring, Texas were asked to use a Clear Scraps chipboard shape. I chose the Eiffel Tower.

     I designed this tri-fold folder to organize my next trip. It could also be used to outline my daily activities as I travel. Sometimes when I return home it is hard to remember which day I did certain activities. I then could use it as a scrapbooking reference. 
      For the cover I stamped ivory heavy-weight card stock using "Victorian Floral" from Carta Bella. This stamp is part of the newest paper line currently on display at Scrapp'n Savvy in Spring, Texas called "Old World Traveler".
     This background technique is called "Parisian". Simply heat emboss your favorite floral stamp with shiny silver embossing powder (or gold if you prefer) and distress with 3 or 4 inks. I used silver and randomly distressed it with Weathered Wood, Broken China, Pumice Stone, and Antique Linen. 

     I used these 5 steps to get a gunge effect on the Eiffel Tower:
  1. Cover with 2 coats of white Gesso.
  2. Cover with black Gelato - spread with wet wipe.
  3. Place Dutch Doobadoo burlap stencil over chipboard and wipe black Gelato away.
  4. Place Huey's Mask - Chevron over chipboard and cover liberally with Versa Mark.
  5. Sprinkle with shiny silver embossing powder and heat emboss.

     The other stamps are from "You Say Goodbye and I Say 'Ello" by Gina K. 
      The folder is made with a 12 x 12 extra-heavy card stock. Here is a diagram to score and cut card stock into a tri-fold. The pages are held together with 6 silver eyelets and 3 silver brads. This fold also makes 3 small pockets behind the planning pages. 
     Here is a diagram with score and cut lines. After cutting away at the red lines, fold the 1/2 inch score line and add 3 evenly spaced eyelets. Fold up the 3 1/2 inch score line and add 3 more eyelets. Make sure they are lined up with the last three. Choose your vacation organizational forms. Hole-punch them so that they also match up with the eyelets. Now place the sheets in between the eyelets and secure with brads thru both eyelets and the forms.
     I got the planning pages from free downloads at this website: I Should Be Mopping the Floors. There are a weekly planner, a daily planner, and several versions of packing lists.


Amusing Challenges - Create Background - #5 -*
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Traveling - #2 - 5/9
Craft for the Craic - No Cards - #37 -*
Crafty Catz - Hobbies/Interests - #24 *
Creative Artiste Challenge - Chipboard, Stencils, Flowers - #47 -*
Paper Girls Challenge - Mixed Media - #19 - *
Sparkle n Sprinkle -  Embossing Powder - #11 -*


  1. Hi what a good idea and it is stunning. Thank you for joining us at <a href='’> Creative Artiste Challenge Blog </a> for challenge 13 Anything Goes with the optional twist of using chipboard, stencils and flowers. Hugs Jackie DT

  2. Wow what a awesome idea, Love your creation
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie DT

  3. what a brilliant make thanks for sharing at crafty catz this week

  4. Oh my gosh - so cute and so fun. I love it! Thank you for playing along with my "create your own background" Amusing Challenge this week. Please come back again!

  5. What a great idea. Wonderful way to plan you trip. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  6. Hello there guys and ladies! Which vacation planner is the best in your mind? Any advice? Thanks you a lot!