Monday, March 21, 2016

Budapest Travel Album

I went to Budapest in October of 2013 with two friends that have traveled the world with me. The photos from the trip were spread across Instagram, Facebook, and an old SIM card. I'm so glad I brought the photos together in this album so that I can actually enjoy them. Budapest is such an incredible city and the photos were vibrant. It really made the album one of my favorites to make.

I thought it would be difficult to make an album from photos that weren't recent. I also had absolutely no additional bits and pieces (this album was pure photos). I decided on a 6x8 handbook by Studio Calico. And by "decided"... I mean "had to because I didn't want to buy anything else". It turned out perfectly.

THE SUPPLIES: This album uses 3 new stamps sets by PAPIER PROJEKT and an older patterned set: the Brentano alpha , the Kopernikus numbers,  the Details set, and Mustermix . They are all 4x4" high quality, clear Photopolymer stamps and are now available in the shop. I chose two colors of Versa Color ink throughout the album. These were Sage and Bronze. I wanted to try to keep it color coordinated. Of course, I also used my black Stazon (the best ever). For the patterened journal cards, I used leftover paper from my December Daily 2015 kits, plus a few other pieces by Life Love Paper and Ashley Goldberg.

Here is my title page. I love to repeat words when stamping (as you will definitely see throughout the album).

My first spread is my favorite. I love the stamping and that painted Budapest window in the picture.

The next spread is from our first adventure when we walked from our hostel in Pest over to the Buda side of the city. This seriously took us all day because we all had our cameras and were pure photo snobs. It was wonderful.

The third spread was from the same day, but I put them in chronological order and stamped the time using the Kopernikus numbers. Of course, the times are purely guesstimates because I didn't keep a journal of everything we did during the trip and this was from 3 years ago. That colorful card was a Thank You card by Life Love Paper when I ordered a stamp set from her site. Note: I am not a perfectionist when stamping as you can see from the "Morgens, Mittags, Abends" card. Stazon ink dries REALLY fast. I was way too slow stamping the card so it dried before I could get a clear image. I decided I didn't care to do it over again. Then I wrote my statements and "fueling for the evening" was a bit offset. Again, I decided it was too much effort to redo so I just added a star on the left. Perfection is overrated.

And the next spread is more stamping and a sequined 6x8 page.

Here is a close up of that page. I have a Fuse tool, but it is the US version and I am in Germany. So instead I used my tiny attacher and called it fabulous. The card is from an Ali Makes Mail from 2015

Here's my next spread. I might change the 2x2 pockets on the right side. Everyone loves that page protector size, but I have such a hard time using the tiny pockets. 

For the next spread, I had that Ashley Goldberg paper from a calendar set she did for Studio Calico. It was cut down for a different project that I didn't use it for. So I cut down the 6x8 page protector, hole punched along the bottom, and hand stitched it with twine.

I put our night pictures on the next spread. 

And the next one has the pictures from our walk to the Széchenyi thermal baths.

And finally.... the end of the album includes the only photo from the bathhouse. We didn't take our cameras in since we were enjoying the water. I stamped WE WERE HERE and created the patterned background on the lower card using Mustermix.

I hope you enjoyed the album as much as I did making it. And go check out the new PAPIERPROJEKT shop!




  1. Oh my god! This album is so, so gorgeous. ♥ I love every single page and the way you used the stamp sets was so creative.


    1. AH that means so much, Jen!! Thank you <3