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Friday, August 5, 2011

Another DIY Smash Book

I have fallen in love with these!  If you go to our Creative Gallery site, I have done some stuff with these make-it-yourself smash books already.  The idea came from a challenge on the Counterfeit Kit Blog.  But while I was walking around in Craft Warehouse, I got another idea for a book.  This will make three of them that I have made.

 I got the clipboard from Craft Warehouse for $1!  I thought it would make a cool cover. I used up a bunch of ephemera that I have collected from Tim Holtz, and a line called Nostalgiques and Life's Journey that used to be sold at Michaels. I wanted it to appear to be a "working" clipboard, something that was actually in use with important papers and even a picture of a loved one in the upper left corner.  the binding idea came from Mouse Potato Designs. It is explained on her video, go check it out!
 I filled it with random papers, envelopes, etc.  I even had music paper from high school that I threw in here.
 Also some 7 Gypsies ephemera here.
 The sheet of wood is from a cigar box that a friend gave me, it was meant to go between the drawer layers in the box, I thought it would make the coolest page.

 More stuff...

 Bags and envelopes, pieces of file folders.
 A page from an old weekly time book I found at the craft store.
 A few scrapbook papers.

 Tags, junk mail envelopes.
 Acetate pages and a bag from the pharmacy.
Thanks for checking it out, have a crafty day!!!!!

6 comments:

Bobbie Lynn said...

Can;t wait to make one for me. Thanks for sharing.

genagirl said...

I wanna make one of these!!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow! Another fabulous book!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Very cool! I have thought about making a smash book too. Yours is awesome!

:-)

genagirl said...

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I have been following you for a month or two and love everything you two are doing!

Susie McGuire said...

This is great! I haven't made one of these yet, but it is on my list of "want to do" in the future.