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. 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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Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
53 comments
  1. Aww I love this scrapbook idea! The video was awesome to watch too, looks like you had an amazing time x

    1. Thank you so much! We had such an amazing time in Peru! 😀

  2. this is so cool! That must be so nice to flip through, I’m sure it brings back a lot of beautiful memories!!
    love, elena

    https://outnaboutweb.wordpress.com

    1. I’m glad you like it Elena! It is really cool to look through it and remind myself of all the amazing things I saw ?

  3. Love it! Such a great idea Angela 🙂

    1. Thanks Maha! ?

  4. Awesome idea!

    1. I’m glad you like It! ?

  5. Aw such a beautiful scrapbook! I dream of visiting the Amazon and Machu Picchu 😀 it sounds like a wonderful adventure! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

    1. Thank you so much! They were such incredible places to visit! I’d be happy to follow you on bloglovin’ 🙂

  6. Awesome scrap book, you did it really well 🙂 Looks like an amazing trip overall!

    1. Thanks Sarah! For my first attempt at scrapbooking, it came together really well ? Peru was such an amazing trip! ?

  7. Very nice (:

    1. Thank you! ?

  8. Love your scrapbook Angela! If/when I travel I want something like this to remember the trip by 🙂

    1. Thanks Chanelle! It was such a big trip, I wanted to have a physical scrapbook to remember the trip by ?

  9. 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 🙂

    1. They’re so much fun to make! They’re quite a big commitment though so I dont do then too much. Having one for life events sounds like it would be really fun ?

  10. This is so cute. You always design and make things so nicely. Wish I was so creative? x

    1. Thank you Dannii! It took me forever to make this scrapbook, but I had so much fun with it and I’m so happy with how it came out! 😀

  11. I absolutely love your scrapbook!! It looks so good and what a great way to keep all the memories from your trip in one place xx

    1. Thanks Anni! I’m so happy with how it came out, and I love looking back through it and seeing everything inside 😀

  12. I love the DIY!

    1. Thank you Haya! 🙂

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

    1. Thanks Diana! This is the only scrapbook I have at the moment haha ? they take a lot of work ?

      1. You’re welcome and you’re sure right about all that work!

  14. that’s awesome! a travel scrapbook is actually a really good idea to keep memories all in one place!

    1. Thank you! It was a great way to store my mementos from the trip and display lots of the pictures I took! 😀

      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. 🙂

        1. 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 ?

          1. That’s actually a real good idea!

  15. I love how your scrapbook turned out Angela! ? your Peru posts always make me want to book a flight and go!

    1. Thanks Pamela! It came out better than I imagined! You should totally visit! It’s closer to you than it was to me as well ?

  16. Video montage is amazing and the scrapbook idea is so cool, I love it!! x

    1. Thank you so much Caz! 😀

  17. This is adorable!! What a fun way to remember your vacation! You did such a great job with the scrapbook!

    1. Thanks Tialla! I’m glad you liked it too! 😀

  18. This is so nice! I have a scrap book too but yours is sooo much better!

    1. Thank you so much! I really love how my scrapbook came together 😀

  19. 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. I’ll do another when I return from this trip too! Peru has been on my travel list for ages. I’m hoping that I’ll make it there one day ?

    1. It’s really fun to have these mementos from trips you’ve been on! I love looking back at mine too! I hope you make it to Peru one day 😀

  20. 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 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! It was a lot of fun creating the scrapbook!

  21. This is so cool! I love it! I love how you designed it too! <3

    1. Thank you! It was the first scrapbook I’ve made, but I love how it came together 😀

  22. This is so cute!

    1. I’m glad you like it! 😀

  23. 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. 🙂

    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 🙂
      I hope you do slowly get back into it!

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    1. Peru is definitely an amazing place to visit! I’d love to have a look at your site later ?

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