I bought 3 of these at once (Red-doodle, blue and green). I was amazed at the high quality of the paper! It's as if you went through the recycling bin to find paper for your album: totally unique pages, some of which have things that can be used as "starters" for the page, however, if you don't want to use them, simply cover them up! Also, if you didn't know, the inside of each book is unique and goes with the theme of the book.
I bought two of them as gifts for my 11 and 14 year old nieces. Hopefully they will enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed mine already.
My only complaint is that scrapbook.com (local stores too) can't keep the add-ons in stock! So I added brads and paper-clips from other lines to the gifts instead of the pockets and washi tape that I wanted from Smash.
I have created my own scrap smash books before and this one by k&co is awesome.
It's much sturdier than a composition note book. It has a plastic cover which I have kept on to help it keep up with being thrown in my large purse and much abuse from whatever.
The pages are fun & you can find things to junk it up with or by buying the neat array of accessories!
It's almost so cute I don't even want to make it as messy as my self made smash books!
Used in this image: 2 of a kind
I just ordered a Smashbook for myself as a quick way to document the new year. I'm not a scrapper, so this seems to be perfect for me. I can't wait to get another one.
The reason for the 4 stars is because the glue stick seems kind of weak to me. I've had to use my glue dots since the glue stick doesn't really hold up.
It is a very creative way to keep memories of things you want to cut out and save. I would suggest that it should come with scissors if they ever make improvements on it. Papers stick well IF you use a lot of glue...much more than the video shows. I can't wait to fill up the book with my memorabilia and journal thoughts!
I saw the video for this on youtube and was hooked! I bought one (pink of course) and wow, what a neat concept! The attached pen doubles as glue on the other end. We're not talking plain pages here either, they are all different and super fun looking.
There are accessories (pockets, stamp, bookmarks) and this is the perfect book to have with you during your travels this summer. I just added tickets from a museum and a movie and my fortune from a fortune cookie yesterday (it was a good one)! If you like to journal and have keepsakes, this is the SMASHing product for you!