The Fun of Smash Booking

Written by on May 9, 2013 in Craft Basics with 4 Comments

smash bookIt may not be a new craft for some of you, but it is for me. I have fallen in love with Smash Books. The ease and fun of being creative in a smaller space is very appealing to me. If you haven’t heard of Smash Books, yet, let me introduce you.

Scrapbooking or More

Smash Books are the brainchild of K & Company, a producer of scrapbooking supplies: papers, edges, punches, etc. They saw a need to create smaller versions of the 12 inches square standard scrapbook. But, they designed these books to be more than just a smaller version of a scrapbook. For one thing, the pages are designed to be written on. They can take ink of all kinds and not bleed or become distorted. That means a Smash Book can also be a form of journal. The designs on the pages themselves are interesting and varied so you don’t need to cover the page to have a fascinating look.

 

 K&CompanySmash Folio, Pretty Pink K&CompanySmash Folio, Retro Blue K&CompanySmash Folio, Doodle Red K&CompanySmash Folio, Eco Green

Theme Smash Books

K & Company began introducing different themes to their books and color coded the binding to match. Like the green one is considered an eco-book. The photos, drawing and artwork are all about earthy things, while the pink binding contains more floral and femininely designed pages. And there are plenty of choices in between.

My Smash Book and It’s Design

The one I chose to start with is the smallest, called a mini. All the books are spiral bound, but the mini does not have a binding. I chose to create my Smash Book as an inspirational book for me. I haven’t gotten all the pages filled, but I have plenty with lots of inspiring quotes, designs and images. So far, I have covered over all the pages I’ve completed with scrapbook papers, then added in the kinds of things that inspire me. But you can create your Smash Book in any way you like. It’s perfect for just about everything!

Try out a Smash Book for yourself and let your creativity soar. These books are inexpensive enough to work on several with your own kind of themes for each one. There are also kits with plenty of little papers and extras so you can have a “starter kit” if you prefer. Remember, Smash Books and kits make great gifts as well.

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  1. Sandra says:

    Love the idea! I have several of my own, and they are so versatile and fun to use! They help me stay organized in such a creative and inspirational way!

  2. Mandee says:

    I have never heard of Smash books before but I used to do a lot of scrapbooking so you have peaked my interest! I will definitely have to check this out. It sounds like something my daughter might like as well. She wants to chronicle her college years — smash books might be the perfect answer!

  3. I haven’t played with smash books yet, but I love finding new craft ideas! As I was reading, I was thinking a smash book mini would be perfect to carry when I travel! What fun! Thanks for introducing me to them.

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