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How To Travel With Your Journal Supplies + Travel Packing Spread

by Content Team 09 Sep 2022 0 Comments

Hello! Ericka from @Crafteinated with a travel planning and packing list! I will also go over all the excellent journaling items I will take on my next trip. I plan on doing some traveling scrapbooking along my journey!

Before I can go, I need to make sure I have a comprehensive packing list! I will be using a pocket-sized travel journal, which is the perfect portable size!

Supplies used:

travel journal supplies

All the supplies you will need!

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Travel Packing Spread 

more travel journal supplies

First, I gathered the supplies I would need to set up my pages in my pocket journal. I am so excited to use this size because of its small size and ability to take it anywhere! But you can use any size you would like. 

checklist printables

The printable can help get you in the packing mindset by having you think about what you may need to take with you. Differed categories to plan your travel are:

  • Weather
  • How many days
  • Activities 
  • Emergency items
  • Journaling items
  • Other

And items for the checklist are:

  • Documents
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Medicine
  • Electronics
  • Miscellaneous 

I recommend completing the planning worksheet first so that it can help you hone in on what to take, precisely how much of each item, or any specialty items like a bathing suit!

starting the header

I then put a header on the three pages I planned to use for my packing list.

packing list header

To add some interest to the lettering, I used a grey brush pen for a shadow effect and a white gel pen to add some interest. My tip for this is to be consistent with the side you put the shadow on and how you decorate the lettering with the white gel pen. I used the gel pen on every first letter.

adding Washi Tape

I used some plain blue washi to designate the space above and below the list. 

adding decoration

I added a bit of pizazz by putting some stars and color around my title. 

adding columns

I added six columns, two per page, by dividing the three pages in half. I used a thicker pen to write in the categories outlined in the printable.

adding highlight

After the headings were on, I used my calliograph to add some color to the titles and paced some of the polaroid stickers in columns I felt would not get filled. You could always wait to do this step last if you wanted to be careful.

finished spread

finished packing spread

The final spread for my travel packing! I will be going on a trip soon, and I cannot wait to fill this out and get ready to go!


Packing the Essentials 

packing journal supplies

I will be going on a trip to Alaska with my mother, but since journaling is such an essential part of my life, I had to figure out what I wanted to take with me. To make matters a bit more tricky, I am only carrying a backpack and a weekender for this fourteen-day trip! We have to pack light as there are some days when we will be traveling by train without a car. 

December journal bag

To achieve this task, I decided to use my travel case from the Archer and Olive December subscription box to limit the supplies I take. 

starting to pack the items

I started by putting some of the important pieces in the case.

everything packed

All packed up!! It closes just fine, and I am excited to be able to take my supplies on the go!

Included in my journal packing:

  • HP Sprocket, charge cord, and thirty extra polaroid stickers
  • Rubber stamps from Archer and Olive, as well as some small wood base ones from Etsy
  • Black stamp ink
  • Blue sticker book from Etsy
  • White and kraft flowers from Etsy
  • Stamp block
  • Eraser
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Eleven washi samples
  • Whiteout
  • Double-sided tape
  • Archer and Olive watercolors in the wooden case
  • Stork scissors
  • Three acrylographs 
  • One calliograph
  • White Archer and Olive gel pen
  • Three other brush pens
  • Two paint brushes
  • Four sticker sheets
  • Metal ruler
  • Pocket-sized journal and every day writing pen

Do you think I have enough?



The Travel Packing Planning worksheet and Travel Packing Checklist worksheet you can download and print to start getting ready for your next trip!

Download and print the template here:

free travel planning checklist printable 



Please check out the video below if you want to see me create this spread and pack up my travel bag:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you recreate this tutorial or use the printable, please share your creation using the #archerandolivecommunity hashtag! I'd love to see what you create!

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