Beginners guide to SMASH Books

As long as I can remember I have always been creative, I studied Fine art in college where I studied photography, painting and crafts. I think due to the tight deadlines and the pressures that came with producing 2/ 3 sketchbooks a month full of ideas and drawings, it became something I hated. That was until a few years ago, when the creative bug bit me again. I started something called SMASH booking, it’s basically scrapbooking without rules! So here is my little beginners to SMASH books. You don’t been to be creative, a fantastic painter or drawaer all you need is a few photos and your well away!

First thing first, what is a Smashboopk? Its a book with gorgeous printed pages.They come in loads of different themes and each theme has a different fabric spine and embossed cover. Each book comes with its own Pen which has a pen at one end and a glue stick at the other, which is perfect when smashing on the go!

What do you use them for? These books are perfect to use as memory books, I use mine to stick down photo’s from day trip’s, holidays E.g. train tickets, movie stubs and maps. Basically anything that will remind me of a day my partner and I have spent together.

My Collection…

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This is the Eco Green Folio,  I use mine for day trips, snapshots of holiday’s a place to keep little bits and bobs from my travels! As you can see this book is perfect for anything out doors, like hiking and camping trips!

SB30-615113This is the Pretty Pink Folio, all the pages are girly and have some really nice pattens and pictures. I use this book as and About Me book. I store everything I love from a guilty pleasures page, my favourite app, photos of my dog, favourite places and my Dream home pages.
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The last book in my collection is the 365 Folio. This book is to log your year! So its starts in January then finishes with New Years eve. I have used this book to document the trips my partner and I have done every time we see each other.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post about a hobby I love, I will soon be posting Photos of the insides of my books and also everything you will need to get started.

What’s your favourite craft/ hobby or do you have a favourite smash book? Please leave your comments in the comment section below, I love hearing for you!!

Sophie Xx

 

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