Summer Camp

Welcome back to another Papertrey Ink release post. Today, the team showcasing different ways to use Heather Nichol’s Summer Camp stamp set, coordinating dies, and patterned paper. All new products will be available May 15 at 10:00 pm EST.

Although I’ve never really participated in a traditional camping activity (other than a 5th grade field trip that I can barely remember), I am very fond of camps. Why? Well, I met my husband at one! Even though we didn’t sleep in tents or were not in the woods, it was a camp with our peers, away from parents, and lots of fun. I thought about one thing I wish I had while at the summer camp and that was a journal. I decided to make one for a future, more traditional camp excursion that I’d love to take. I discovered “Glamping,” which is definitely more my speed. Check out some of the inspirational photos I found.

Camp Retreat from Refinery 29 via Kelly Scott.

Glamping from For the Love of Design via Charlie Mccoach

So, here’s a glamorous journal for a much anticipated glamping adventure. To create the journal, I folded a few sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ paper in half (at 5.5″) and stitched down the center to hold the booklet together. This is SUPER EASY and looks so fabulous! The finished book size is 8.5″ x 5.5″ I added a spine using Summer Camp new patterned paper (love this fine linen/kraft pattern on the white paper). To pop in some color, I used the polka dotted paper from Raspberry Fizz patterned paper pack.

Here is another view of the journal booklet.

On the cover, I stamped the tent and footprints. Next, I added the outlined alphabet word and coupled it with the lowercase alpha dies. I added a little camera and the “field notes” sentiment and die from the new set!

You can see all the details and the journal tabs in this view.
I also added a few journal tabs to organize the journal a bit.

Most of the pages are blank, but I did do an intro page. The first page is glassine paper allowing you to see through to what’s ahead…

I stamped the U.S. map and some sentiments. I thought this set worked great with the previously released Road Trip set.

On each page, I stamped an image on the bottom right corner. You can see peeks of them in this photo. Photos of blank pages with one stamped image would have been a bit over kill, so I thought this was the best way to show it! So, I hope you liked my camping journal inspired by a glamorous camping adventure or glamping!


I also designed a Bon Voyage card, perfect for any guys’ adventure. As I stated before, I just love this patterned paper, so I decided to stamp on it. Since the patterned paper has all of the camping images, I stamped the cameras and sentiment as the focal point. I die cut the rounded rectangle, stamped the stars, then trimmed off the end with pinking shears. I added some stitching and that section was done!

Again, I used Road Trip with this stamp set because it flows together and I get to use another one of those sets from my stash.

The airmail stripes and sentiment are from Postmarks, yet another set you can use with Summer Camp!

That’s all from me today! I’ll share the rest of my projects tomorrow. Thanks for checking me out today. Make sure to stop by the rest of the team to see what they’re up to as well.

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  • Suzanne Russell - Glamping is a new term for me, but I like it! It’s the only kind of outdoor sleeping I would do! Your journal idea is brilliant (as usual!) and certainly a must have for a glamping trip! thanks for the fun 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cristina - Love the color palette on your card, and seriously, is there any better album maker than you? I think not. Fabulous projects!ReplyCancel

  • Cary Maendl - I love your glamping ideas!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Beauchaine - LOVE these things Ashley! Very creative and useful. I am right there with you on camping. A cheap hotel is camping to me. I grew up on a farm and have 2 Eagle Scouts in my family but I HATE bugs!
    Thanks for sharing

  • Kanani - Oh my! I didn’t think I would be interested in Summer Camp but when I saw your post this morning…it’s definitely going in my cart tomorrow! LOVE the notebook/journal! Way cute!ReplyCancel

  • Pendra - Ashley your journal is amazing, and I’m with you…glamping is the only way to stay in the woods, overnight, in the dark, with all the critters! Can you tell it’s not my favorite pastime, even tho I am married to a real OUTDOORSMAN and I spent my honeymoon in a tent (36 years ago in the Boundary Waters) on a deserted island with a BIG moose that visited us often!!! Love this set and think I have to have it!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with it!
    Crafty Hugs,

  • Ruby C - Love your pink camping journal! You make glamping thing looks fun. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - i love your little journal but i reaaally love that Bon Voyage card – its lovely. I really didn’t need the enabling LOL – wonderful jobReplyCancel

  • erin - oh these are truly fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - Love the camping journal cover! Three great projects. Nice to see different ways to use this set. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Coutts - Glamping?! Oh that’s a good one and so me. My idea of roughing it is a Motel 8. Those “glamping” pictures are awesome! LOL. Thanks for sharing. I just might consent to the next camping trip with my family and show them what it’s really all about – glamping. Love it!ReplyCancel

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