Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Zutter Joins the Smashbook Craze!

Welcome to Day Three of our Zutter Zummer blog special.  Today's Zutter Zister project comes from Camilla Isaksson of the beautiful country of Sweden! She's hopped on board the "smash book" craze - and brought her Bind-it-All along for the fun!
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Ok, I admit, at first, I didn´t really get the smash book thing...What is it? What´s all the fuss about!?
After a little investigating and playing, I totally get it, and I had to make my own.  A smash book is a totally fun, easy way of memory keeping.  It's basically a little scrapbook/journal on-the go.  No rules or "musts" to the content or design, you add your thoughts, ideas, memories, and notes along with simple embellishments and SMASH them all together!

So to make my own version of this fun idea, I used the Zutter Clear Acrylic Folder Tabs (7,5"x5") as a base for my smash. Then I cut out a lots, and lots of patterned paper. I put in homemade envelopes to store some tickets, diecuts and other things. The envelopes I made my self from a toturial that a swedish girl, called Ami made. See her envelope tutorial here (in Swedish...)  Envelope tutorial  Or, you can use the Scor-it-All Envelope Template and cut your own as well.
On the tabs, I put some sentences, like "just smash it" - but you could use other journaling prompts like "always remember", "for today" or whatever motivates you.
Here is the homemade envelope.
It´s easy to punch holes in the Zutter acrylic with the Bind-it-All - the Zutter acrylic is just the right thickness and flexibiity for the tool without damaging either.  You can  also make the holes in the acrylic with Rivet hole punch set and the Pound-it-All. (these tools are on sale, by the way! here)
The acrylic really puts a unique twist on the project!  Hope you make yourself a smashbook!
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And now, for the Zummer Special of the Day........

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For today's giveaway....leave a comment telling us what you would put in your smash book this summer.  From random thoughts, to ticket stubs.....what would be most memorable from your summer thus far?  We're giving away a Distrezz-it-All today....so leave a comment for the random drawing - announced on Monday!

35 comments:

Kottens corner said...

I would put all my entrance tickets that I´ve collected all over US during our road trip.

I´d also put photos of our garden to see how it grows from year to year.

Michelle said...

This is awesome!!! In my smash book I would put hints for the kids to figure out that we're taking them to walt disney. I would give them the book for Christmas!!

Sheila said...

Smashing! I love this eclectic journal/organizer.

Lady_Jane said...

If I were to start a Smash Book this summer, i would put in it odds and ends from our summer travels - brochure from the park we camp at, maybe a leaf or two and a pressed flower; the name tag and other mementos from the family reuinion we're going to in a few weeks; receipts from my trip to see friends in the city; and lots of photos from experimenting with my new camera!

juliem said...

I would put in little reminders about all our summer adventures. I would also try to jot down some of the funny things my son says.
Hendersonville

By Shawna Rae said...

I would put random thoughts... pics of craft ideas... just anything that would remind me of a special moment in time. Love the idea!!

Annette said...

I have a few trips planned this summer so I would put my plane tickets... a few pictures and whatever I collection along the way... That is the good thing about smashbooks...you can put anything...

Brittney said...

I would add all of our summer amusement park memories. We have been to four so far and we have had a blast.

Cassie_lu said...

AMAZING journal and right now my biggest memory of the summer isn't all that fun: having all four of my wisdom teeth pulled. Maybe I should put some teeth stickers in my smash journal.

nannette13 said...

Great idea! I think I will put all the activities we have done with our grandson this summer, from teaching him how to build and paint, to pool time and play-dates with his cousins!

nancy said...

This would be a great book with the envelopes to keep all the tickets, pamphlets and little trinkets you collect on vacations.

octlove said...

I am always writing random thoughts & memories on post-it notes or scraps of paper…sometimes when I am in the car the back of a receipt suffices:) The smash book would be the perfect solution for keeping my thoughts contained & wrangling the slips of paper I use if I don’t have it with me!

Most memorable from my summer thus far?...hmmm...learning how to play Frisbee golf & actually liking it. I suck at it, but it sure is fun. Plus my hubby lets me get away with “do overs”!!!

Debbie D said...

I take care of 2 of my 3 grand daughters, and I'm always trying to remember the funny things the 7 year old says. This would be the perfect way to jot them down & keep track of them for journaling later.

CAM said...

I think I'd put memorabilia from our Iowa trip and any daily fun activities we do this summer. Also some photos of my children as they grow so fast.
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

love2quilt95 said...

I would keep my smash boo close by so i can sketch whatever idea or design pops in my head. also pictures of the flowers in my garden, baskets and pots, with what worked and what didn't. hopefully get rid of all my scraps!!!

Pam said...

This is just the ticket...I'd use a smash book to contain the zillions of inspiring pictures I've collected for project ideas...gotta go make one now and get my post-it note megapile in control...

Lisa Mala6 said...

What a wonderful idea. I would put the fun sayings my youngest comes up with and copies of her drawing and small crafts she comes up with.

Bast said...

What a great idea! Love the clear tabbed pages.

I would use it on the go for all of my craft ideas I tend to get while I am running around.

TFS and thanx for the inspiration

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Jingle said...

I'd toss in the stickers we had to wear at the 4th of July event we went to!

TeacherMom said...

Great idea to make your own Smash book. I haven't gotten on the Smash band-wagon yet, but maybe I will now that I can use my BIA. Thanks for sharing!!! I would put all the tickets to the events that I take my kids to during the summer holidays (amusement parks, water parks, movies, etc.) along with the pictures of them.
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Jan Garber said...

These remind me of the old journal/scrapbooks we used to make in the 70's in high school. We would start with a small, simple hard cover spiral notebook and write, draw pictures, add stickers, tickets, any memorablia we picked up along the year. They were so much fun and sometimes a bit incriminating! LOL! At 55, my life isn't near as exciting but I would add my thoughts and memories for my kids to read.

Fleursbydesign said...

Awesome Smash book - what a great way for the kids to record their summer memories.

Kelly Sas said...

I would like to put all the momentos of the most wonderful amazing 10 days I had this summer with my 2 grandsons; tickets from the carnival, pictures they drew for me, the funny things they said to the profound things out of their little mouths.

ann said...

I would put bits and pieces of the fun things we do over the summer. From ice cream outings to flowers from the garden.

The Gov. said...
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The Gov. said...

What a clever idea! My Smash book would contain treasures, ticket stubs, hotel keys, photos, etc. from our trips this summer

Robyn said...

my smash book if full of pressed wildflowers, thank you notes, poems and prayers

shirley said...

I would put pictures and mementos of places that I have gone with my niece and granddaughter.

Linda said...

Love this book! I would put my paint chips, brochures, before and after photos, etc from our "taking way too long" bathroom remodel! Not the bills tho'..too scary!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I'd put inspiration for some craft projects in my smash book.

jordanbev5 said...

The photo of going thru Canandian border, and my photos of Niagara Falls, with all the news of also going to the CKC in Buffalo, NY. Then journal of all the fun ladies, and there names and projects I have done this summer....I think I need to get started on my SMASH book today!!! LOL!! before I forget any of this!

Erin Glee said...

I would put photos of my guys in front of the festive Firework stands, picking out their favorite "crackers"... a few snaps from the 4th of July of them doing their thing and also the wrappers from the fireworks...yes, I saved some! I love the names and graphics on them, but I'm pretty sure they are NOT acid free and shouldn't go in my Scrapbook~ Smashbook: YES! I need the Distrezzer to grunge up the edges of my Smashbook! Thanks for the chance to win : )

Mara Domene said...

I liked it! Can I use this idea?

pamala said...

Fun little album! Love the envies!

Holly S said...

If I had a smash book, I'd use it for my "40 before 40 list"...I have my list started in my regular journal but I'd love a special place to keep this list along with special drawings and ideas related to turning 40 next August!