Saturday, May 21, 2011

SMASH Book/Cricut Magazine Challenge Make It Your Own

I have been hearing about Smash books but wasn't sure what they were. Then there was a thread on the Cricut messageboard which led me to this video and website   The same day the May Cricut Circle Magazine came out.  One of the challenges was to take a project from the magazine and make it your own. There were many beautiful projects but  a lovely journal ion page 33 by Janet Wilkins caught my eye.  So since I collect things and they often end up in a drawer or box. I decided to make a Smash book using  an artist sketch book I had sitting around. I gently  pulled the wires apart just enough to take the cover and backing off and then covered them with one of my favorites stacks  DCVW Street Lace.  The Smash title is from Cricut American Alphabet cut at 1.25, the flowers are the Scalloped cut from Mother's Day Bouquet cut at 1.25 and 1.5.  The butterfly is from Rock Princess cut at 3 inches.  The mini chalkboard is from MichaelDirections for flowers s and I  wrote on it with a silver Sharpie. I also added  a MS punch cut,  Memory thread for the antennas, Diamond Stickles, a couple embellishments and ribbon. 
This is the inside cover 
Back Cover 


  1. That video was so neat Suzanne! I am loving the idea behind the SMASH books! LOL I love your SMASH book! You have made the cover so beautiful front and back!! Love the paper and embelllies too! Great job, now I can't wait to see what all you put in your SMASH book!

  2. Suzanne, your book is beautiful. Thanks for the link Im going to check it out. I can already see your favorite things on the cover; butterflies, stickles, Martha Stewart punchs!

  3. This is very very pretty! I love it! I hope I can make mine this week! :)