Tuesday, November 22, 2011

AEDM #19 and #21: Box of Travel Dreams

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I took a journey of cut & paste fun last weekend and this afternoon with my new travel magazine obsession, AFAR. It is a culturally satisfying read (but not uppity), colorful, intelligent, features quirky columns and fascinating destinations, and makes me want to take off right this instant. And the paper! It is yummy and thick, somewhere in between matte and satin, just enough to give it a slight sheen. Perfect for collage. I devoured every word of the issue before demolishing it. First I covered a shoebox to create a Box of Travel Dreams, and then created a set of envelopes to hold my travel wishes inside. (I took apart an existing A2 envelope to use as a template, traced it with a Sharpie on the magazine page, and glued the flaps together.) And then I subscribed.

17 comments:

Lori said...

Your blog is fantastic. I love your photos...we may have crossed paths near the elephants. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

ooooh, I love your box and like you, if I had to read that mag, I think I'd be booking a flight to somewhere exotic before the glue dried on my travel box :)

Marcie said...

What a wonderful project! And - this magazine is so filled with color!

pauline said...

Aimee, this is a great collage! Such yummy colors. :-)

Love your blog...

Terrie said...

I enjoyed reading about your wandering and exploring and your travel wish box looks perfect! What an inspired way to be organized!
Thanks for the visit.

Bonita Rose said...

I subscribe to that magazine and love it!

Chel said...

That. is AWESOME! My favorite source for images is Yoga Journal and the Crate and Barrel catalog. Plus whatever else holiday mailings come across my door these days- there are some good titles and word combons in there!

We Three 3 said...

I like the idea about the envelopes!That is a terrific craft I can do with my neice. Thanks for the tip! Happy travelling:)

Cindy said...

i love your interpretation of demolition and lined envelopes might be neat, too.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

your travel wish box is just perfect and this looks like you had huge fun doing it xx

lori vliegen said...

fabulous......absolutely fab-u-lous!! you always have the most wonderful ideas!! bon voyage, girlfriend!!
xoxo

Who you callin' housewife? said...

I so want to attack our latest issue of Afar with scissors. The hubby won't let me. And this from the man who laughs at my magazine collection.

Fantastic and inspiration project!!

Jennibellie said...

Love the box of travel dreams fab idea. I used to make envelopes out of old tube maps I had used lol brings back happy memories :) Thanks for sharing, Jennibellie x

Bella Sinclair said...

You make this homebody want to pack a bag and go flying! One day that beautiful box will be filled with mementos from all your travels, wishes fulfilled.

Have a super yummy and wonderful Thanksgiving, aimee dear!

inkstitch said...

"I devoured every word of the issue before I demolished it. And then I subscribed."

Hehe. Sounds like the PERFECT magazine!

Love it all, as usual. :)

mtnmermaid said...

Wow - how fun! And I can't wait to check out this mag...thanks for introducing me to it. Cheers, Lisa

Leah said...

I love your box of travel dreams!!

And I'm so impressed with all the creative goodness you managed while traveling and moving. You are a rockstar, Aimee!