Thursday, June 2, 2011

So, you want to make a smash book....


I love the new books and love the idea of them, so once I found a need for one I decided to make my own. I used only things in my stash, primarily some vintage Crate Paper called Baby Bee that I'd been hoarding ;) and some Chloe's Closet by Making Memories. I tucked in some smaller super fun papers by Glitz Design and some Kraft envelopes by Maya Road. I also threw in some Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend and Earth Love for good measure. I love mixing brands and product lines that just seem like they were meant for each other. :) Chris (chrispea) did some great paper designs and is generously sharing them with us on her YouTube video on how to make your own smash book. I added in several pockets, envelopes of various sizes as well as some border strips left open in the center so I could attach paper clips to them to add things to them later on. I made six tabbed sections for my particular use for this book, but you can certainly customize it to your needs. Hope you enjoy looking at this as much as I did making it! Thanks for stopping by!






















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11 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

talk about uber duper cool!!!!

Lynda Gail said...

That looks great! I'll completely inspired. Going to work on mine tonite!

sandi said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!!!

scrapbookobsession said...

That is gorgeous, Angie. You're going to have a great time filling it up ... should I say SMASHING? LOL
~Erika

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, It works very good, interesting and creative,,

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Pepe Fanjul said...

Such a lovely book!! Really amazing,Thanks for sharing...

PetCareRx Coupon said...

They are looking great..I must say nice creativity..It creates charm after reading and seeing this beautiful blog..

Danielle said...

fun little book! i love just playing around with bits and pieces and arranging them. it's so relaxing, isn't it!

Nathaly said...

Vraiment génial! iLike!

Jean said...

This is so cool!

Anonymous said...

i hate how everyone thinks everyone else's SO-CALLED smash books are 'so cool' when it's really just super lame. my smash books are alwayas better (and i'm using the ones by k&company, THANK YOU!) so lame to make a homemade one and "smash it"! you are all NOT CREATIVE! don't overstuff them, and don't use things like coasters. they're too thick & heavy. make sure you can close the book like a BOOK. my stuff is better, so :p!