Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Smash What?

Recently, someone in my West Coast Scrap group posted information and a video link to something called a "Smash Book". When I checked it out, it was a spiral bound journal with pre-decorated pages.  Seems it has become popular - with its own line of accessories. a maker of books/journals, I thought it would be pretty easy to make one.
I took two 8 1/2  x 11 pieces of cardboard (the type that comes in packages of paper/card stock so that it can  not be bent) and cut them to a 4 1/2 x 6 inch size. Pretty easy and basically cheap!

I went through my stash of decorative papers and pulled out a few. I stayed with a fairly neutral color scheme, with minimal design. I figure I might want to throw it in my purse for ideas, journaling, etc. I also cut some Wausau card stock for plain pages.

Finally, I cut my pages to size. I stenciled a few of the white pages (using ink and Glimmer Mist).  This took me about an hour to decide on papers, decorate, and trim.

Stay tuned for the completed book.

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