A smash book is a new trendy way to do your memory keeping. A simple DIY craft idea. I’m using an old vintage book as the start of my smash book.
Have you heard of a smash book? They’re new and trending and are definitely growing in popularity.
Smashing is a way to journal that isn’t as precise and scrapbooks are usually considered to be. A smash book doesn’t need to be in chronological order and it’s even okay if you skip around on the pages. You can buy official Smash Books that are filled with different Scrapbook Papers, or do what I am going to do and create one out of an actual book. I plan to add pictures, scrapbook paper, stickers and embellishments by gluing, taping or stapling. The best thing about these books is you don’t have to worry about the perfect layout. This is how they got their name, because you “smash” everything in.
I have never made a Smash Book before, but I love looking at other books on Pinterest so I wanted to give it a go.
Awhile ago, I was at my local DI (a thrift store) and came across this old book whose title was the same as my name. I just couldn’t resist and I thought it was a sign that it was time to start my own Smash Book.
What I love about this book is that it is old. It’s copyright date is 1954, and I love that it has old uneven pages.
Here are some sample layouts of some other Smash Books that I love.
First is from Inspiration Everywhere. Breaking things down by numbered lists is a great way to break down activities, thoughts, foods and so much more!
Silly Pea has the perfect example of a gallery page. All of the fonts are different to separate the thoughts or sayings.
This is a two-page layout by Precocious Paper. The page on the left focuses on the text the right page has more of the visuals.
This page layout by Roxy’s Creative Hot Spot is write up my alley because I love to write! There is a lot of text on these pages but it is broken up with the images on the background and sections of larger font.
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