Minc It Monday | DIY Laminated Travel Journal Insert

minc it monday I create a DIY traveler notebook @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Minc It Monday | DIY Laminated Travel Journal Insert

Happy Minc It Monday friends!

Today I am here to share a super simply DIY for a Travel Journal using the Minc Machine.

We are all familiar with the Minc machine and it’s capabilities to foil.  However sometimes I have to remind myself that it can do more than just foil…it can ALSO laminate!  I mean…who does NOT love to laminate?  (Take me back to my school days please…I use to LOVE using the laminator! 😉 )

minc it monday I create a DIY traveler notebook @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

minc it monday I create a DIY traveler notebook @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

This awesome pack of Heidi Swapp Minc Lamination Pouches can be found right now at JoAnn online and I am going to share with you all today how I used these (along with the Heidi Swapp Hawthorne 12 x 12 Paper Pad) to create a custom travel journal insert for my Heidi Swapp holographic Travel Journal.

There are many reasons why I love using my Minc machine to laminate.  The first is that it really adds a nice sturdy base.  It also results in a notebook cover that is super strong, highly durable and very protected.  It also looks professional and the furthest thing from something I whipped up in literally under 10 minutes.  Awesome right?!? I honestly love creating these notebooks and I think they would make the perfect gifts for friends and family!

Watch my step by step video tutorial below where I showcase just how easy it is to create a laminated cover for your custom travel journal insert.

 Supply List:

Heidi Swapp Holographic Travel Journal

Minc Application Machine

Minc Lamination Pouches

Hawthorne 12 x 12 Paper Pad

Additional Supplies: Paper Trimmer, Book Binding Tool and/or Paper Piercer and/or Long Reach Stapler and/or Sewing Machine (to bind your journal together)

 

minc it monday I create a DIY traveler notebook @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Aren’t you impressed with just how easy that was?

I love having this option and now what a great way to create endless beautiful professional looking covers for my inserts!  When it comes to investing in scrapbooking tools I love ones that have multiple uses and the Minc machine proves again just how versatile of a tool it is!

And don’t think the laminating stops there when it comes to your travel journals.  You can also laminate your inside pages, photos, memorabilia, ephemera…really anything and everything!  You are only limited by your imagination on this one.  Considering most travel journals are filled with keepsakes, having the option to laminate such items as ticket stubs, photos, and notes for example will only serve to protect them that much more.  Truly a win-win!

The Minc machine really is such an essential piece for any creative space.

minc it monday I create a DIY traveler notebook @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

When it comes to stitching your book together keep it simple!  Hand stitch, staple or sew with a sewing machine.  Nothing fancy required here!

minc it monday I create a DIY traveler notebook @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

minc it monday I create a DIY traveler notebook @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

I hope you are inspired to try this out for yourself.  You can never have enough travel journal inserts and I love having the option to create my own in whatever pattern papers I desire.  Just imagine the possibilities!

minc it monday I create a DIY traveler notebook @lindsaybateman for @heidiswapp

Don’t forget that everything I used in this post today is now available at JOANN stores.

Happy creating friends…have an amazing week!

XO

Supplies |  Minc Applicator Machine, Lamination Pouches, 12 x 12 Hawthorne Paper Pad Other: We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Tool

 

 

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