Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Homemade Smash Book

Hello everyone! I made my first homemade smash book for my grandson last week. I am very happy with how it turned out and so was he. He said "Nana, wow you made this?!" and immediately started writing in it. Made me feel good :-) I already have 2 requests for smash books. I had alot of fun making this and I do see alot more of this type project in my future! LOL
I watched the video tutorials called Homemade Smash Book Series by Babytweetums on youtube. I love her tutorials, she is very detailed and explains everything perfectly. I pretty much followed exactly what she did in her tutorial. In the first video she gives a list of all the supplies you will need and links to printable pages. Here is her blog Schells Craft Corner. So Schell, if you ever read this, thanks so much for the videos!!
Cover (still have to add his name tag on the front)

Inside pouch pocket

Removable bookmark

Printed page, envelope, and picture frame

Envelope with note cards inside

Stamped writing note cards

Front side of note cards





Pocket page with tags and note cards inside

Pockets with tags and note card envelopes

Note cards and envelopes


Pocket page and writing paper

Writing paper and quote page

Quote page and envelope

Graph writing page and picture page

Another pocket page

Pocket page and back cover with clear pocket for pictures and Smashpen holder

Cartridges: Imagine Buccaneer and Imagine Notebook Doodles

Card stocks: Printed from Imagine cartridges and scrapbook papers from Digital Delights by Loubyloo

Stamps: My Pink Stamper (Tiny Sentiments), My Creative Time (Teeny Tag Greetings Stamp Set and Fun Tickets Stamp Set), and miscellaneous Studio G stamps

Die Cuts: My Creative Time (Just Simply Live Stamp and Stitched Fun Ticket Dies and 3x3 Fancy Envelope Die)

Miscellaneous: Cinch and wires, Elastic, Smashpen, Ziploc Baggie, Clear Pocket Protector, Sewing machine for zig-zag stitch on cover

Other: For complete supply list, please visit Babytweetums.

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  1. This is so great Linda, I love it! I am so glad you had fun doing this and even better that your grandson loves it :o) Hugs! Schell

  2. This is so great Linda, I love it! I am so glad you had fun doing this and even better that your grandson loves it :o) Hugs! Schell

  3. Like the Smash book and the wonderful detail you've put into it. I'm a big fan of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Visit my blog & you will see on my blog sidebar some wonderful sketches my daughter has done of JD as CJS. Thank you for entering PDE Anything Goes challenge.
    "Sunshine Honeybee"
    PDE DT

  4. I hadn't visited your blog in awhile and thought I would come see what you have been up to lately. Love your Smash Book and all your other recent Creations. Thanks for Sharing and Happy Spring! :0)

  5. WOW!!!This is AMAZING!!Love your smash book!Fun!!
    Have a Wonderful Day,

  6. Wow, Linda, this is fantastic! What a great job you did putting this smashbook together for your grandson. No wonder he loved it! You should be very proud. TFS!

  7. What an awesome idea! Great collection of paper and so much detail!