How to Tell Simple, One Word Stories


Hiya, Jamie here! I’m so excited to share my first project with you all. I had so much playing with the Saturday collection from Dear Lizzy for this page, which is all about one word travel stories.

I’ve made a lot of travel pages and told a lot of stories, but there’s always a few miscellaneous stories that don’t make it into my scrapbooks. Typically because they’re small stories that don’t merit a whole page. So this spread, which is a 12×12 paired with a 6×12, is a place to capture a few tiny stories from a variety of trips.



I started with one word for each city + one photo + one short story. The journaling is hidden behind each photo thanks to the washi tape hinge. I then added letter stickers to my photos + a tab with the word for each city + a puffy sticker. Which, by the way, the variety in the puffy sticker pack is so fabulous! It inspired a few of the stories I decided to tell.

To embellish the page, I added a bead strand and paper clip to the top of my page for added dimension and a bit of balance to the page. The title was die cut from the Washington Square sheet of patterned paper using the Baskerville font in bold. I loved the classic font! Lastly, I added clear stickers around the page for extra contrast.


I’m so excited about this one-word story idea. I definitely plan to do it again. And Dear Lizzy’s Saturday collection is awesome for scrapbooking tons of one-word stories, from travel to everyday life, to pets and good eats!




Supplies Used:

Dear Lizzy Saturday Patterned Paper – (376257) Washington Square, (376248) Times Square, (376239) Big Apple (376277) Clothespins (376269) Black Varnish Stickers (376271) Washi Tape Book (376270) Puffy Stickers (376278) Beaded Strands