FINALLY! I got all four of the Smash books that I am giving my four daughters for Christmas done! I took lots of pictures of what I used and the finished pages. Hope you enjoy seeing my huge accomplishment!
First up is a picture of all the "stuff" I collected to add to the books:
Here is a list of some of the items:
* printed sticky notes
* various stickers
* Smash mini note tabs
* Smash pads
* elastic headbands
* die cut chipboard tags
* colored paperclips
* vellum tiny envelopes
* mini zip-lock plastic bags
* little calendars
* colored note cards
* print cardstock & acct ledger pages
* die-cut shapes
Also pictured below: stamps and ink, adhesives
I used printed cardstock to make pockets which I added to a few pages and in the front cover of each book. I also made a few clear plastic pockets but they didn't turn out as well. I had the wrong kind of plastic...too slippery I think.
In each book I tucked in a pocket a small zip-lock bag of extra note cards, die cuts, tags, embellishments and the Smash Pad pages.
I will encourage my girls to watch a few You Tube tutorials on the Smash books. I watched some and was totally inspired!
Here are just a few pages that show some stickers and stamps I added as well as the bright flower die cuts.
The Smash books come with a wonderful variety of 2-sided heavy cardstock pages, beautiful and unusual designs as well as thought provokoing words. I will tell my girls that if there is something they don't care for they can simply cover it with a pictures or note, etc.
A few more example pages; 2 of the girls have/will have new babies so I was sure to include some baby boy pages! The colored notecards were so easy to use and became nice design elements.
I didn't do anything to the covers of the books. They are already embossed with a really neat design and I wanted to keep them neat and clean, easy to carry and tuck in a book bag or diaper bag or purse, without stuff falling off! And to keep them closed I bought the elastic headbands which fit perfectly...I know Smash has some available in cool colors but these were cheaper...and I AM Dutch!
If anyone has questions about how I did anything in these books just leave a comment and I will get back with you soon!
I'd LOVE to hear what you think of this project anyway!!
I got my Smash books at http://www.stampingscrapping.com/
as well as a bunch of the other stuff used in these books!