What’s a smash book?
Ever wish you had something that could instantly inspire your crafty side? A way to keep track of all of your design ideas and creative thoughts? Call them inspiration binders, vision journals, or just a way to collect all the things that you think are beautiful…whatever you want to call them, Smash Books are a pretty cool idea you should definitely try…
You can use a binder and your favorite scrapbook cardstock and background pages or some of the beautiful new Smash book products from K&Company to get started. A spiral bound sketch pad also works well and allows room for your 3D pages – believe me you will be surprised what you will want to stuff into these books! Smoosh, smash, glue, all of those little magazine cut outs, holiday cards, pictures, stickers, paint and fabric swatches, and even things like dried flowers or feathers (like they mention in this video) to create something perfectly messy, lovely, and distinctly yours. These should be free form…don’t try too hard to organize them…just create little vignettes of things that make you happy. Easy and fun!
Here is the video from K&Company (which is really cute!) to give you an idea of how it works: