DIY Smash Book

Recently my sister and I found cute Smash books on sale at our local craft store.  I bought the nature one of course because I have many uses for that type of book but I wanted a funky one for everyday and travel.  Here’s what I ended up with.

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I dug through my many stacks of scrapbook paper and found some odd colors that I had no idea what to do with them.

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Cut the paper 10 x 7 inches (that’s the size of the store bought pages).

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I added 1 inch strips, folded in half to the edges for durability.

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Found a fun page for the cover, the one with the fan. I punched holes with an old fashioned hand held hole punch and added rings.

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I cute a bunch of envelopes,  pockets and tabs out of the scraps. I plan to keep extra pieces of all the scraps in a separate envelope to take with me on trips out of town.

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Digging through my rubber stamps I found some very cute things to add to my pages. I also found matching paper clips and some other things in my stash that went well with the new pages.

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Here’s an example of how I set up my pages. I just used paper clips and matched envelopes and scraps for randomly throughout the book (I can move things around later as I use the book).  When I’m smashing things in the book, the paperclips will hold things together until I’m ready to tape and glue.

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My first thing smashed!

Love Jimmy John’s but the Vito is an Italian sandwich with vinaigrette not mayo.

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