Posts Tagged With: making scrapbooks

How to make a Smash Book the Upcycled way Part 2

So I finally got done with my Smash Book 2011 and here is where you can see final pictures. I started on my own version of the Smash book too a couple of days ago and since I had the weekend to play around I did make some progress.

My upcylced version of the smash book was supposed to be made using only recycled craft items or things that I was going to throw away. In the last post I talked about the many materials I would use. From mailers, to old magazines, to old scrapbook paper and printed photographs for the pages to soda cans and plastic for the Continue reading

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The Smash Books craze and how to start a smashing upcycling adventure! Part 5

So the book is finally coming together 🙂 The pictures, journalling etc are all on the pages now, all smashed in my folio. That makes me happy for I feel like I have the base of the book all done. Now I am building on the base, adding layers and layers, of journalling, embellishments, memorabilia and stickers.

Most of this work was done last night and early this morning but the day has been spent meeting friends and family and writing all my little short stories 🙂 I picked 7-8 themes and wrote little stories that revolved around these themes. I printed the stories out on vellum and have stuck them in my book with some glue. The titles were also printed on vellum and some of them I just smashed in, others received a little more love 🙂

Here are some pages that have been worked on. This book will never be a perfect work of art. I am Continue reading

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Planning the perfect Craft Staycation Part 3

Now that all the major preparation is done all we need to do is gather the kits and the snacks and get ready for our Crafty Staycation!

For snacks I have the following:

  • Popcorn
  • Candy
  • Trail Mix

I am going to be making sandwiches for lunch and pasta for dinner. I will make the meals in the morning and then put them in the fridge

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