Saturday, 7 July 2012

A Smash Book For A Friend

I love my Smash Book and now have a place to put all my “special” bits in ….. mainly “objects of desire” or receipts from Costa or Starbucks to remind me of my cake of choice on any particular date!
smashbook
I wanted to make another for a special friend and as she is not particulary girlie girlie chose a small Kraft ring binder measuring  9ins x 7.5ins from Paperchase as the base for the book. It only cost £3,  which I think is a bargain.
I have not put a title on the front as my friend may want to do that herself, but I have offered to add it with chipboard letters when she does.
Smashbook 1I got a packet of matching Kraft file paper to continue the main theme colour but after that I just made pages from whatever took my fancy from my many, many papers, including black/cream  and orange/yellow gingham.
smash book 3 andys nokia 099
Then I added large plain tags for smaller pages, plus lots of secret pockets, and memo tags from little stacks from K & Co. and Papermania and a few stickers for good measure.
smash book 2 smash book 5
In the front pocket I’ve added a calendar tab that she can tear off and mark with special dates etc and add to pages.  The beauty of using loose leaf paper is that she can re-arrange the pages however she wants.  I really hope she likes it!

12 comments:

tilly said...

What a stunning book, I bet she can't wait to make a start on it, well done
Tilly

Sue said...

Fab book. Your friend will love it.

Caroline said...

What a fantastic book. Your friend will love it. Caroline xxx

sue said...

What a lovely book and I am sure your friend will love it and enjoy filling it with special momentos.

misteejay said...

Fabulous book Helen and so much better having loose pages (that's the one thing I dislike about my Smash book - the pages are fixed).

Toni xx

marc said...

great gift one that grows fab big love marc

scrappyjen said...

That is exactly how I made my own smash book - with the paperchase kraft file and paper. I bought a pack of each of the different plastic pockets too. The one with six little pockets is great for photos and bits of memorabilia! Nice to see your project. Jenxx

lonidan said...

Love this. I really must make one of these. At the moment i keep all my bits and pieces in a box. Louise xx

Kinglake said...

Hiya Helen, your smash book is really cool. xx jo xx

Dianne said...

This is truly a wonderful gift and is certain to be appreciated each time it is used...wonderfully thought out and great design... so very attractive Dianne!

regency jean said...

How can she not love this amazing folder ?

regency jean said...

Beautiful.