At the beginning of every year I replace the little notebook I keep in my car to record my mileage and other vehicle expenses. Usually I make up the notebook before the previous year ends but life got in the way. So last night I finally sat down to create the book that will see me though 2020.
A GIRLY VEHICLE EXPENSES BOOK
Somehow every year Stampin’ Up! brings out stamp images, dies or sentiments that seem appropriate for my vehicle expenses book. This year I found exactly what I needed in the Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack. While I don’t drive a station wagon or surf, and my car is red not pink, I loved the image on the 3″ x 4″ card.
With my Stampin’ Up! business expanding I expect to do a lot more driving in 2020. That meant that the little 50 page composition book that I’ve used in the past was no longer big enough. So I went to Dollarama and picked up a 4″ x 5-1/2″ spiral bound notebook with 160 pages. In fact I picked up two, one with a dark red cover and one with a black cover. That would give me options once I got home.
Once I had chosen the focal point for my project, I decided to use the notebook with the red cover. This would work well with the other colours I had in mind…
PINK AND BROWN
Because this year’s vehicle expenses book has a spiral binding I needed to work around that. So I cut two pieces of Rococo Rose Card 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I glued one piece onto the back cover, while the second piece was attached to the front.
Next I lightly spritzed a 1″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Early Espresso Card with clean water. I placed the card inside the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and ran it through my embossing machine.
Once the embossed piece was dry I used liquid glue to fix it to a strip of Very Vanilla Card. Then I attached the layered strips to the front of the notebook.
Finally with more liquid glue I added the printed Memories & More Card and my vehicle expenses notebook was ready for the car.
Don’t you think this notebook is fun. So much nicer than the ready-made ones you get in store that never have enough space to record everything. I look forward to using my new notebook as I visit my customers and attend events near and far.
All the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create today’s travel expenses notebook are listed below.
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack
- Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder
Very, very cute and obviously quite appropriate! Even the embossed Early Espresso strip looks like the marks tires would make! Love it!
Tracy Elsom says
Thank you Geraldine, I never thought about tire tracks!