My Amazing Family Smashbook

As I mentioned yesterday, I have been working on putting together a variety of smashbooks for an upcoming event!   This particular smashbook focuses on family!  I wanted to design a brag book of sorts to capture some awesome memories of my family!  Let’s start with the cover of this book!  I used a variety of products from the Epic Day This & That product suite.  The designer paper in this product suite has different designs on each side of the paper…and…all of the paper colors coordinate! The DSP in this suite is one of my favorites!  And the best thing about these little smashbooks is that the pages on the inside of the book are made with the same DSP! 

Ok…back to the cover…I decided to cover the book using a variety of the patterns found in the This & That DSP. I used a few scraps of DSP to cut little pennants and added a bit of washi tape to give it more color!  “My Amazing Family” was actually printed from my computer.  The great thing about my printer is that I am able to print right on cardstock!  So…I used a piece of very vanilla cardstock and printed an entire page of “My Amazing Family” sentiments.  I cut them out on the big shot using the new deco labels framelits! Then I just decorated the cover with a variety of flowers and butterflies! I also tied a different colored ribbons to the binding of the book just to add a bit more color and pizazz! 

The inside of the box contains 5 different tabs which I labeled as:  Me, Parents, Siblings, Children and Grandchildren. You can label them however you would like!  Of course right now I have only filled the children and grandchildren section but I am working on completing the other ones! 🙂  I also decided to add a little family tree right at the beginning of my book.  Using the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, I stamped a few of the tree images, in Early Espresso, on the inside cover.  Then, I just added my family to the trees!  This has been a popular little page in this book!  The ladies are super excited to make this!

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