Thursday, September 12, 2013

SMASH*ing with Lime Tart!

I just love SMASH*ing. For those of you that don't know what SMASH*ing is, let me elaborate - or my version of it anyway! I first heard of SMASH* folios about 2 years ago. They are made by K&Company and the pages in the folios are already patterned - each page is different. I watched this youtube clip and was immediately hooked. SMASH*ing has no rules. You can use the folios like a journal and write in them, you can paste in magazine articles, attach movie tickets or wedding dress fabric - whatever you like! 

I'm more of a SMASH*booker - sort of a casual version of scrapbooking in a SMASH* folio. I like to include photos but I also like to include mixed media and lots and lots of embellishments (flatter ones mainly or the book gets too thick too quick!). My pages are much more informal than my scrapbook pages and my aim is to SMASH* much quicker than I would scrapbook. I also tend to SMASH* items, photos and memories that I would not normally scrapbook. I don't tend to layer lots of papers on my pages, but I do like to use paper strips, die-cuts and punched shapes. The pages in the SMASH* folio's are already patterned so I generally like to feature this. If I really don't like a pattern on a page then I cover it up. 

I will share more of my thoughts and tips on SMASH*ing over the coming weeks.

Today I would like to show you a SMASH* page made using the gorgeous September '13 Gourmet Tart kit from Lime Tart. This is a new range of kits that Lime tart is offering with lots of fun goodies for SMASH*ing (or any of your papercrafting really!).

The photos on this page were taken when we went out to brunch with my parents. We don't get many opportunities to catch up so this was a special moment!

This is a page in my 365 SMASH* folio. I'm using it as a 2013 SMASH*book and I do 6 pages to a month. This particular page was relatively plain so I started by splattering some paint across the page.

I used the MME cut and paste papers and cut some strips and punched some label shapes. I layered these strips and a heap of the Crate paper Party Day die-cuts under the photos and at the top and bottom of the page. I attached a Maya Road envelope to the bottom of the page to hide my journaling tag, some MME label stickers and a SRM tiny calendar for June (all from the kit). 

Finally I added a journalling tag, a stamp, a flower, some wood veneer, arrow paper clip, sequins and twine from my stash. 

In addition to the Gourmet Tart kit I've used Studio Calico quote and bird wood veneer; Prima house wood veneer and flower; Give a Girl a Stamp "you are my favourite" from the Thrifted set; Stampin' Up! ink, label punch and arrow paper clip; and a tag, twine and sequins from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

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