So this is the cover of my homemade Smash book – living in the UK it seemed the only possible title. The elastic closure is just elastic and eyelets, easy peasy.
It’s perhaps bigger that normal, almost 9×9, but there is a reason for that:
To the side of the pages is a little slider tray that holds my pens, a glue stick, a little pair of scissors and a small roll of tape. Once I get a Quickie glue pen, which is much smaller, I will add a tiny little stapler.
The tray itself was cannibalized from an old Klutz book, but I think something like plastic pillowbox packaging, that opens at the top, or a slim pencil case, with an attached, hinged lid might work just as well.
The tray is inside a clear sleeve and slides out
The divider tabs you saw last week, and my struggle with the printable business card blanks. Honestly – is it too much to ask for a simple, editable Photoshop file that prints exactly in the right place, every time? Apparently so.
From the side you can see how neatly it fits.
A couple of other surprises – some of the pages are pages from an old book – I wrapped the spine-side with paper so the binding would not rip through so easily.
And lastly a little page from a cut-down baseball card sleeve, for storing other little decorative elements.
It won’t hold much, but a few tickets, stickers, tiny type, etc. so it is on hand for smashing-on-the-go.
So that is my version. I’m looking forward to collecting all my little scraps of info into one place!