Thursday, June 30, 2011

~Smash Book~

Hello!!  I have been hearing about Smash Books on several blogs but haven't seen them in the stores where I am yet so I decided to make my own! I love notebooks and have them for everything! Bobbi Jo SweetSassyDiva was really nice to send me a youtube video explaining what a smash book was! I fell in love!! I always check the adorable notebooks in the dollar bins at Michaels and Joanns and found a really cute hot pink and white striped notebook. It has a little green turtle and a postmark on the lower corner. I knew that I could turn it into a smash book! Here is how I did it:
Here is the notebook from Michaels!
I added the red double sided tape for some rick rack.
I added some green rick rack!
placed my cuts on my E2 from the Life is a Beach Cartridge
Placed my paper accordingly!
Here are my cuts ready to assemble!
Here is my Smash Notebook ready to fill! :)
I added some white faux stitching with my new gel pen!
Now that my Smash Book is done I can fill it with all my treasures! I hope you like it! I know I sure did!
If you want to see more of my creations you can check out my facebook page here!



Happy Crafting,

Kim <3

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Cute!

Esther said...

Great job!

Lovebug Creations said...

I love this!!!!! So super cute and summer-y!!! Great job, doll! :)

Rachel said...

I love seeing homemade Smash books! I actually think they're way better than the original. I like that you make it your own!

Sarah Wells said...

This is very cute. I've never seen a smash book - I bet you've already filled it up :) you have such cute ideas, thank you for sharing and your tutorial is fantastic, anyone could make one of these now for their own collection. thanks Kimmy!

Trisha said...

Nice job on your Smash Book. I have been searching for one in the local stores--to no avail. A.C. Moore informed that their buyers are usuallly about a year behind the trends. What good is that. Guess I'll make my own also. Thanks for sharing.

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