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It’s been ages since I posted, but I’ve been a crafting machine lately and decided it was time to update the blog!

I’ve been interested in Smash Books since they came out. The idea of a ‘messy’ scrapbook really appeals to me since I don’t have the patience to actually make nice scrapbook layouts.

Since I’ve been swapping a lot on Swap-bot lately, I decided to try a Smash Book / Junk Journal swap. My partner and I exchanged journals that were at least 60 (30 double sided) pages. Making my own book was really fun. I got to use up some of the piles of paper that I have lying around as well as my Bind it All. 

I decided to cover the front in linen. It added a nice texture to the book. The Bind it All had no problem punching through the cardstock and the fabric. The linen did fray quite a bit, so a little fray check to the rescue!

I also found that you can get a lot of cool, free printables online. I did print some from Persnickety Prints that I used in this book. 

Here are some of the pages from my book:

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So, if you have a lot of supplies laying around like me, I would really suggest making your own. You can add some really nice touches and have some fun personalizing them as gifts.

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