Many pocket scrapbookers are also foodies and record their food escapades and travels as part of their every day life. I tend to collect all our foodie experiences in a deconstructed “smash” type of journal, however I thought that it could be easily translated into the pocket scrapbooking. You don’t need to be a foodie to capture your dining adventures, I have also done food/restaurants as “my favorites” or as special ocassions (e.g. birthdays).
Last week, pretty late–I decided on a whim that I would head over to our local Chipotle for a bowl. While standing in a line of 24+ people, I looked around more than I usually would and mind wandering. I picked up a menu to check out all the offerings– (I always order the same thing each time) then watched the workers making food, grab, steam, scoop, wrap… While waiting, I picked up a few other items–a catering menu with pictures of the food, I asked for a few extra sheets of the waxed printed paper that they line the baskets with and then grabbed another to go menu. The workings of a pocket journaling page were already in the making!
You really don’t need much if you can pick up 2-3 or more items from the restaurant–to go menus, business cards, paper napkins, coffee sleeves, stickers (many places have them), the paper bags from the restaurant–I have plans for my bag and the bag that reads “CHIPS” on the front!
So, starting with the “found” items:
Then using just a few pieces of kraft paper and my pocket pages..
I got busy cutting up the menus, tissue paper, receipt, and catering brochure (which had nice photos of the food and a woodgrain background)…
This first one is a 3″ x 4″ section of the take out menu. I corner rounded, chalked the edges and then cut out a chipotle circle and punched woodgrain circle from the brochure.
This second card is a blank 3″ x 4″ piece of kraft paper, with pennants cut from pieces of the menu and brochure.
This third photo is the back side of my receipt–it had the writing all printed, and when I laid it down on a piece of scrap kraft, you could see the circle logo from the front of the receipt, so I used my Exacto knife, cut out the circle and then adhered the receipt to the scrap of kraft, then inserted the circle logo back into the center (originally on the front of the receipt!)
This last one is a 6″ x 4′ card that I adhered the waxed and printed tissue to a piece of kraft paper to serve as my “printed paper”. I then cut pieces of the menu and brochure to use as embellishments.
Here is one possible arrangement for the layout:
You can do as many or as little cards as you like (my album is a 6″ x 8″ size) . So save those pieces of ephemera from your travels and use them as your backgrounds, embellishments or turn them into one of a kind upcycled journal cards.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to post a comment here or email or PM me via the PLCS Facebook group!
I hope that you find this little project useful!