Monday, June 17, 2013

Into the Smash Book We Go...

I'm a big Alice in Wonderland fan - lol...
Here is my turn into the rabbit hole... and the fun we will find!!  Smash Books are ALL the Rage! 
Who knew?!?!  Stampin' Up! apparently and our This and That book gives you a low-cost option FULL of Colorful and Rich papers... come and play along!

So, much like life down the rabbit hole, life scrap booking in a Smash Book is different from the reality we used to know! 
I was commissioned to create a book and this is what I came up with... Here are the first few pages...
You can have fun decorating the inside book cover - make it an extra page for your book!  Continuing the feel of the cover (Click Here for more on the cover I created.) with the Honeycomb (#129378) embossed Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (#130140) for a fun but twist on this nature inspired book.
Adding fun embellishments with my Hot Glue Gun (they need an uber strong adhesive!!) allows me to have a natural and fun embellishment... these Naturals Designer Buttons (#127554) are a wood-like look and buttons up this Natural themed book.
POCKETS!!!!!  Two Awesome Pockets are inside this book and are ideal to hold tickets, mementos and more!  There are two stunning coordinating paper envelopes - they can hold private thoughts, wishes...
(Pockets are a very trendy thing - lol - see them added to wedding dresses and more - lol.)
Climb the trellis - or here you can clip with our Hung Up Cute Clips (#129389)... as a fun twist on adhering memories to the Lattice Bigz die (#115958) and Big Shot (#113439)
These arrows, word bubbles and more are a great way to add whimsy. Adhere the Lattice Trellis with a slight bubble in the center - this allows it to be easy to use the pretty paper clips and not tear the project!
 Alice was taken (even if it was in her dreams) into a world that was similar but way different look.  She was turned upside down and more... This and That, our Stampin' Up! Smash Book takes what we knew about scrap booking and twisted it up with Washi Tapes (here the Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape #131269 is perfectly coordinated!!) to adhere pictures and more down... fun paper clips, and hot glue... nothing like the original way of scrap booking.  These are great gifts, too!
 CLICK HERE to see our Full Line of Stamps, Papers, Coordinating Products and Amazing Tools... See the This and That book on pages #130, 154, 155 ++ of the Catalog.. oh the fun you can have!!  The book has 30 beautiful color and patterned papers... with the Coordinating Epic Day This and That Designer Series Papers (#130814) that makes it easy, fun and trendy to craft!!
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  Share this and me.. Pin it, Email, Tweet, Facebook and more... let's travel down this rabbit hole together - lol!

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