30 May 2011
Homemade Smash book-using March and May CKCB
Happy Memorial Day! I hope you had a fantastic and safe weekend. Today I want to share with you my homemade all stash SMASH BOOK. Have you heard of these little gems yet? If not they are made by K&Co and you can a video about them here. I love the idea but I did not like that they were hardbound; I thought they would have little to no wiggle room. AND I have plenty in my stash so I got to it. First thing I did was cut some chipboard to 8.5 by 6 inches (two pieces) to make the front and back covers. To cover the front and back pieces I used THIS paper that I made for a counterfeit kit back in March! Using a corner chomper I made everything look like a ticket. All the thickers are from my stash, using up all those alphas! I also used some of my homemade washi tape (tutorial HERE) on the bottom, and lots of staples.
I then decided that I wanted six categories and had my amazing hubby punch me out lots of chipboard tabs with my McGill punch. My sections are Colors/design; Ideas; Create/copy; love; everyday life; and Out of the mouth of Caitlyn. The possibilities are endless so don't confine yourself to six if you need more.
Then the super fun part, picking out papers from my stash, printing off ones online and then cutting lots of plain printer paper and card stock to size. Most of my papers are the same size as the covers but some are not and not everything is lined up perfect; I liked the sort of messy look to it, since life for me is not clean and linear. Let's see I have some cork paper, canvas paper, corrugated cardboard, chalk stock, lots of various patterned paper, computer paper, card stock, Kraft OF COURSE!, and watercolor paper. You can put anything you wish. I also have lots of ledgers and lined since I love them too.
Then I just organized it like I wanted it and used my BIA (bind it all) to bind it all together. I like it and have already "smashed" some things in there. I hope you make one too and if you do please link me up!
Created by Crystal at 7:20 PM