Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our May 2020 Guest Designer post featuring the super talented Lorilei Murphy! Whether you're a coffeeholic or a tea lover, her traveler's notebook pages will definitely make you yearn for a cup of your go-to beverage! Today, she will show you how she created 3 different (but equally gorgeous!) traveler's notebook pages with just one cardmaking kit! Want to see more of her creations? Follow her on Instagram and Facebook, and drop by her blog and Pinterest! We promise you won't regret it!
Get to know Lorilei!
Hello! My name is Lorilei Murphy (pronounced Lauralee) and I live with my husband and teenage daughter on a farm about an hour north of Calgary, Alberta. I have always been a crafty girl and love to try all kinds of art and memory keeping!
Let’s check out her projects!
Coffee is a Hug in a Mug – Traveler's Notebook Page
My first traveler's notebook spread uses the super fun Coffee Love Stamp and Die Bundle. I love all the sweet cups in this stamp set and decided to make a full page of the cups. First, I stamped multiples of each cup and then cut them. Next, I arranged the cups in random order on the left side of the spread.
I knew I wanted to use the “Coffee is a hug in a mug” sentiment for this page, so I made a white tag and stamped the sentiment. I had a large photo of a coffee and ended up fussy cutting just the coffee cup from the photo so that I could attach the tag! Then, I added some dimensional foam to the coffee cup to add a small shadow.
To finish these pages, I added a bit of typed journaling, the date, and a few black hearts! I love how this page turned out, it is quite simple to create!
Love You More Than Coffee – Traveler's Notebook Page
My next spread also features the Coffee Love Stamp and Die Bundle again. This time, I was inspired to make a little cluster with the super cute french press stamp and more coffee cups.
First, I stamped the “Love you more than coffee” sentiment onto my background, and then I added some color to the stamped images with pencil crayons for a bit of added interest.
I chose a few embellishments from my stash for the base of the stamped images and layered a doily, small bag, a tag with journaling under my photo. Finally, I decided to add some more texture and dimension by stamping the floral vine from the Tea Time Stamp and Die Bundle.
Never Too Late for Tea – Traveler's Notebook Page
My last spread features the Tea Time Stamp and Die Bundle. There are so many sweet images in this stamp set it was hard to choose! I knew the spread would have lots of the floral vine as it is so pretty. Here, I stamped and die cut lots of the vine and then added light shading with pencil crayon to the leaves and flowers. Most of the vines are die-cut, but I also added a few stamped directly on the background for depth.
I added a stamped sentiment to a label from my stash and also added a little banner.
Finally, I paired the florals with a simple photo of my favorite tea mug. I love how all my pages turned out, and I hope you are inspired to put the wonderful Coffee Time Creativity Kit to work in telling your stories!
A big thank you to Altenew for this gorgeous Creativity Kit and for having me as a guest!
We absolutely LOVE how you used the stamp sets in the Coffee Time Creativity Kit! Those beautiful, soft colors, and the added interest from the pencil shading?! Swoon-worthy! Thank you so much for being our May Guest Designer, Lorilei! We are looking forward to having you again!
Were you inspired to try these fun and simple traveler's notebook pages? Don’t forget to leave her some love in the comments section below!