DIY – Travel Scrapbook (Peru Adventures)

Before we get into this, a little bonus surprise! I edited together a montage video of our vacation back in Peru! Feel free to take a look, before getting into the scrapbook I made for our Peru trip!

I don’t know why I haven’t shared this before. Basically, back in 2015, I made my first ever scrapbook. I wanted to do something for my big Peru Adventure. For those who don’t know, Sarah and I went away for a month, to explore all over Peru. This was the topic of my very early blog posts, and I still like to go back and reread them. I also love my scrapbook I made of my time there.

I bought lots of scrapbook bits and pieces, printed off lots of photos, and found lots of mementos and pieces of paper that I kept as souvenirs.ย It took me forever at the time, but I was having so much fun.

I chose a nature themed scrapbook, as it was just adorable.

Scrapbook

I made a title page so everyone would know what they’re about to see. I didn’t trust myself to be able to write a big neat title, so I printed one off. I also printed off a few maps of Peru. Then, I added little decor stickers here and there. I love the camera one!

scrapbook cover

I broke up the pages in chronological order of the places we visited. I pre-planned how each page would look in a notebook, before putting it in the scrapbook. First, I added the photos, as they were the biggest. Then I made room for any memorabilia I had, like tickets. Next, was the titles. Again printed, but also added on to a little border I made from spare coloured paper. Finally, I threw on more decorative stickers!

scrapbook 1

For some of the photos, I tried to make it look like a polaroid. I had white paper, so I stuck the photo on it, and then cut out a border. I left more space at the bottom so I could write a little caption of where it was taken.

scrapbook 2

I had kept essentially all paper memorabilia from our trip. They were stored in a little box, but I wanted a way to display them. This is how my scrapbook came about.

scrapbook 3

When it came to doing the Salkantay Trek up to Machu Picchu, I couldn’t help but share even more photos.

scrapbook 4

Look at all the embellishments. But I bought so much, and I liked adding them all on!

scrapbook 5

scrapbook 6

scrapbook 7

There you have it! I do love my scrapbook. I spent so long on it, and I’m proud of how it came out! Have you guys made a scrapbook of a vacation before?

Angela.

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53 thoughts on “DIY – Travel Scrapbook (Peru Adventures)

  1. I love making scrap books. I made one for my trips to New York, Chicago and Bermuda. They are really time consuming to make but I love being able to look back at them! I also have a bit of a general scrapbook for big/memorable life events which I need to catch up with ? I’m keeping loads of tickets and leaflets here in South Africa for a scrapbook ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I enjoyed the montage of Peru and I love the scrapbook. I haven’t kept a scrapbook in a while, though.

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      1. Will you be doing that for every trip? Or only the big ones? It would be cool to have a small “library” of scrapbooks of the different trips you’ve taken. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I’ve started one for our trip to Sydney in 2016, but I never finished it. I’ve been wanting to for ages though! I’ve also been playing with the idea of making a yearly scrapbook. Just of big moments that happen during them ?

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  3. Love this. I made a scrap book of my trip around Europe and look back through it sometimes to remind me of everything that I did. I use lots of travel tickets, photos and spare coins. Iโ€™ll do another when I return from this trip too! Peru has been on my travel list for ages. Iโ€™m hoping that Iโ€™ll make it there one day ?

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  4. What a wonderful way to relive the memories of your trip. I really enjoyed your video too! Such a precious gift to give yourself is the gift of travel. So much of the world to see! Thanks for sharing your adventure! Koko ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. You did a great job!! We went to Peru last year and I wish I was motivated to make a scrap book. I scrap booked for years when by boys were little and I got so burned out!! Maybe I’ll have to start again slowly…perhaps you’ve motivated me to give it another go. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! I didn’t make the scrapbook until over a year after our trip haha! I love scrapbooking, but it does take a lot of time and patience ๐Ÿ™‚
      I hope you do slowly get back into it!

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  6. This certainly seems like a great place to visit, and Iโ€™ve only heard great things from those who have spent some time there. Thanks for sharing with us and happy traveling!
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