DIY Smashbook with divider samples

Hi, Ladies! I'm up on the Crate Paper blog today with my first project using the fantastic and super cool All Heart collection. When I flipped through the colorful papers and the unique embellishments, I felt I needed to create something fun, easy and youngish, like a junk journal or smash book.

When you start a smash book, the only rule is there are no rules! Just go with the flow, use your creativity and enjoy the process! To start, I grabbed a D-ring album and covered the front and back cover with patterned paper. Then, I covered the spine with a different paper and added washi tape to make my book even more pretty.  To embellish the cover, I just added things that make me happy to see. The sparkling acrylic hearts, the blue tassel, and the silver ampersands are so pretty together! I used black puffy alphas from Sunny Days collection to create the ‘ideas’ title and added a ‘FUN’ chipboard sticker above.

Then, I added an eyelet to the spine using my Crop-A-Dile and attached a metal Ball Chain top hold my DIY pom-pom tassel and some washi tapes.

I also added a pen holder to the back cover using an eyelet and a pink hairband.

To the inner side of the cover, I added a plastic pocket to hold tags, cards, stamps, and other pretty things I might need when I use this book. 

Next step is filling the album with my ideas, plans, thoughts, and creativity. I didn’t want to accurate define for what I use this book, but I created some tabbed divider to give me starting-points. The blue Piece Out paper is one of my favorite from this collection, and I chose it as a background for my first divider. I fussy cut pretty flowers from the Wallflower paper, and to give a white outline, I adhered the flowers to a white paper and fussy cut again. I arranged my photo to the center and adhered the flowers under the photo using foam adhesive. Then, I created a fun title using fussy cut alphas.

Next, I grabbed the Be You paper with those colorful stripes, and machine stitched through all the lines using colorful threads. Then I added the ‘Hey Girl’ glittered chipboard sticker to the center.  So pretty and fun!

This project was a lot of fun to create! I hope it gives you some fun ideas to try with All Heart collection! Thanks for stopping by!

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