I'm sure by now, everyone has seen the Smash Journal from K&Co! They're seriously the most amazing looking books ever. I have been loving it for awhile, but then when Allie posted about it, I saw it as a sign. haha
The premise of the Smash book is just to basically cut out and paste in anything and everything that you feel inspired by. Treat it as a sort of "catch-all" for all the random clippings that accumulate in drawers, tabletops, etc. Well I've really been wanting to buy the Smash Journal, but I know that's its really nothing more than a big blank book with a glue stick and pen. I probably WILL buy it someday, but being broke as I am right now, I decided to create my own Smash Journal inspired book! So... I created the Summer Book.
Products used on cover: Paper: Paper Studio (kraft) Stickers: American Crafts Thickers (dolce, text), Paper Studio (foil numbers), Basic Grey (chipboard sticker) Embellishments: washi tapes, paint chip
To create the book, I used some mat board that I had laying around to create the covers. I covered the mat board with kraft paper, decorated it, then used my Bind-it-All to create the spiral binding.
I've been having SO much inspiring fun pasting in all my favorite clippings. It's like a real live Pinterest! I love opening the Summer Book because it's like a picture book all about me. :) I have actually been using this idea book process for years. Here's some of the pages from my first idea snippet book I created in 2008:
Just lovely. Oh! And by the way...
So stay tuned in the coming weeks for information on the scrappy journal class fun!