Smash Book Kit

smash book label

Yesterday I told you all about my new Art Journal Kits.  Today, I would like to introduce my Smash Book Kit.  My smash books, made from vintage Reader’s Digest Condensed books and filled with found and funky papers, have been a hit.

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So, I thought why not try a kit version where folks can create their own, decorate the cover, and fill with whatever goodness they choose. So was born my smash book kit, a very versatile little book that can be a scrapbook, a planner, a recipe book, a journal, or a collection of life’s little mementos.  One of my creative customers even used one as a guest book for their wedding!

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The kit comes with many great items packaged in a 9 x 12 x 3 inch box with a handy handle.  First of all, the binder.  I still put this together for you with a double binder ring inside of a book cover.  It can be used as is, or embellished with paint, or hardware, or any number of great vintage, or vintage look embellishments.

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smash books

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Besides the Smash Book itself, a key part of this kit is the two hole binder punch, with spacing that perfectly matches the rings in the book, enabling you to easily make almost anything a page in your smash book….a photo, an envelope, junk mail, an old recipe….whatever your imagination can come up with!

binder punch

If you want to use your Smash Book as a Planner, you will appreciate the computer disk included that has files of monthly and weekly pages to fit that you can print as many times as you wish.  I like to print mine on 90lb. watercolor paper so I can paint the pages.

monthly pages watermark

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week decorated watermark

Another special feature of the Smash Book Kit is the Peerless Watercolor Sheet that can fit right into your book, so it is always with you!

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I also have included a paper pack to help you get started.  Book pages, music, patterned paper, a vintage photo replica, flash card, map pages, … all kinds of fun papers to punch and put into your book. You can also cut your own papers to 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches to fit in the book.

page pack

Another fun packet that I have gathered up for this kit is the Tickets, Tags, and Tabs.  Use these heavier tags and cards and tickets to make fun tabs for your book.  I love tabs!

tags, tabs and tickets

I have also included a couple of options for sticking all your goodies into the book:

washi tape copy  glue stick

And for stamping, stenciling and labeling:

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And of course, it would not be complete without one of my favorite pens, the Signo Uniball 207, medium point.

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All in all a very fun package full of goods!

smash book kit

Want one?  Head over here!

 

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