SMASH Books: The Un-scrapbook - Crafts UnleashedIf you're looking for a quick and easy alternative to the traditional scrapbook album, Smash Books might be just what you need. Smash Books are a cross between a photo album and an art journal. They get their name from the expectation that you'll simply "smash" in interesting items as you find them. Unlike a traditional scrapbook, a Smash Book requires minimal supplies. Rather than creating beautiful layouts with matching embellishments, you're putting a bundle of small notes, pictures, and memorabilia into the book without trying to organize it or make it look especially pretty. These albums already have patterned paper backgrounds and spots for journaling.
How to Smash Book Guide
I have been scrapbooking since about Memories are much easier to re-live when they are not stuck in a drawer. We spent a week in England. I took some very basic supplies:. Seriously, this thing is genius!
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How to Smash Book - My K&Co Smash Book 2012
Today I want to talk to you about my favorite book, the Smash Book. You can find it online or at some local craft store. What is the Smash Book? If you have heard of them good, if not, then now you have. At first glance it looks like a chipboard binder with colorful pages attached into it. You can do so much with a book like that. It comes in different varieties and each one serves a different theme.
I love the new smash books from K and Company. They are such fun to work with. The different themes and papers are gorgeous, and I love that each page is a surprise. I got one of these books to document my journey in and have been hard at work filling that journal up. This year I wanted to make an upcycled smash book, rather than buy one that uses all new materials. Smash Books are basically pre-bound scrapbooks, but instead of plain pages, which can be daunting to fill, they have patterned papers and papers with sayings on them. The books are made from good quality card stock and can take a lot of memorabilia glued, taped or stapled to the pages.
I will admit it. Some people think they are pointless because no one ever sticks to them, but I love the sense of a new start. The chance to catch your breath and make a plan. I also love a plan. This year our resolution at Love Jac is to live more in the moment, save it as a memory, and keep things organized. Our lists, our important dates, our calendar. The thing that makes this book better than your average agenda is that it is meant to be used Smash Book style.