There are so many small things you collected from travel, train/plane tickets, travel pass, postcards etc. You don't know what to do with them, you don't want to make a scrapbook out of them coz you are not sure if they will look good or you simply don't have such kind of energy to complete such daunting task, you obviously don't want to throw them away.....
I asked my flight attendant friend, whom I met years ago from tap dance group, to get me some of the tickets and paper stuffs she could collect from her trip to Russia, so that I could pretend I went there. Posted this picture on Flickr, then all of a sudden problem solved, see the conversation below:
Shanti: I'd be interested to see what you do with these. I've got a little shoe box full of tickets and receipts I've saved from wherever in the world I've travelled and I'm yet to plan what I will make with them.
Patrick: hahah for things I don't quite care about keeping, they will be used on some of my notebook refill covers. I suggest you to lay them flat on scanner and scan, not for archiving purpose, just to have a random collection of things from places you travelled to, then laser print the scanned collage on a large piece of A3 paper, use that A3 paper for decorative purpose on your stuffs (notebook refill cover, boxes, etc). This way you get to keep the original and you can enjoy seeing the copies of them here and there. Good tip? :)
Shanti: Great tip! Why haven't I even thought of scanning them? I'm sure some of them are probably faded by now. Ooo! I'm excited to get them out and look them over again now:) Thank you!
Patrick: oh gee, I haven't even done that before too, such a great idea come to think of it ..... hahahahah ;)