Using this SMASH notebook made it really easy to create this fun mini- scrapbook of my daughter’s 9th birthday party. Creating this birthday scrapbook required no paper and only a smidge of glue. Martha Stewart Crafts supplies were the perfect accents to the pages. The real work was deciding what to write for the journaling!
Have you seen the SMASH line from K&Company? I am in love with it. This cool wire-bound notebook comes with pre-printed pages throughout the entire book. The pages are fun and funky and perfect for girls and tweens to use to create fun scrapbooks and notebooks. This notebook also came with a pen and glue stick combo that slides into a piece of elastic that is attached to the side of the book. This little gem is perfect for on the go creating. My daughter is already begging to take it to school to fill up the few pages I left blank with her doodles and yearbook style notes from her friends!
- K&Company® SMASH Play Mini Folio
- Martha Stewart Crafts Stickers – Alphabet Pink
- Martha Stewart Crafts Stickers – Alphabet Blue
- Martha Stewart Crafts Stickers – Pastel Cupcakes
- Martha Stewart Crafts Die Cut Embellishments – Presents
- Washi Tape
- Acid Free Marker
- Craft Glue
- Tape Runner
This birthday scrapbook is fun to make. Since the pages are pre-printed all you need to do is add your photos, a couple embellishments or stickers and some journaling. If there is a patterned page you don’t like, just tear it out of the book! I did it a couple times.
I started by designing the cover of the birthday scrapbook. The die-cut embellishments from Martha Stewart Crafts were already sticky on the back, but because they are made of chipboard and I was sticking them to chipboard they didn’t seem to want to stay stuck. I choose to use a few drops of craft glue on the back of each of the die-cuts to make sure they would stay in place permanently.
The inside of the birthday scrapbook I kept simple. On the first page I attached a copy of the invitation my daughter handed out to her friends. From there I just added photos, journaling and embellishments/stickers as needed. To attach photos and the invitation to the page I used a tape runner and put tape on the back of each item and adhered the items to the pages. (Make sure your adhesive is acid free!) After the photos were attached I added the washi tape for a fun pop of color and pattern. The washi tape isn’t actually holding anything in place. Below you can see the majority of the pages I created inside the notebook.
During the party I took photos of my daughter with each guest. I printed the photos out Polaroid style to be used in the birthday scrapbook. I used stickers to create my page titles. Soooo easy! Do you see how the pages are already designed in the background and there are areas to put your journaling.
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Alanna was a Design Manager in the Scrapbooking industry until the birth of her first child. She then turned freelance graphic designer, crafter and stay-at-home mom. Her love of design and flair for crafting keeps her busy at work and in her home life where she loves to create handmade gifts, jewelry and cards for all occasions. Alanna’s craft repertoire includes not only scrapbooking and papercrafting; but also sewing, needle felting, jewelry making, kids crafts and more. She resides in MI with her husband and their four children.