Crushin’ it – Kessler style….

As promised, today I am going to share some photos with you of my daughter’s (Kendall, age 10) My Crush book.  As we have been workshing on her book, I learned a few things that may be helpful to you if you decide to Crush It with a little person in your life.

1.  You don’t have to start at the beginning of the book.  GASP!!!  Pick any page that coordinates with your photos and go to work!  In other words, kids do not care about putting things chronologically in their book.

2.  Flip flaps are a MUST HAVE item for these books.  I highly suggest both the 4×6 Protectors (Z4114 $3.95) and the Small Assortment (Z1747 $3.95).  Because the pages are only about 6.5 inches x 10 inches, flip flaps make it easy to include a variety of photos or memorabilia.

3.  In addition to the two My Crush Assortments that coordinate with each book, my favorite embellishments are letter stickers, washi tape, and sparkles.  Keep it simple so you don’t overwhelm your child with choices.

4.  Start Crushin’ with an event that will take up only 1 or 2 pages.  Our first project had way too many photos and keepsakes – it took us an hour just to scope it all out.

So – here are some pix of our first time CRUSHIN’ IT using the My Crush Bluebird Book (Z1856 $12.95) and Assortments (Z1888 and Z1889, both $4.95)!!

I printed the word Baseball from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge for the title.  Additional embellishments used were Sparkles Clear Flourishes – Small (Z1812 $4.95), Clear Sparkles (Z1752 $2.95) and Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape (Z1817 $4.95).

Two Page My Crush Smash Book Scrapbook Layout using CTMH Bluebird #ctmh #scrapbooking #crushbook

Here’s a view of the 4×6 flip flap open – you can use 3 4×6 photos in one spot!  LOVE THESE!!!!  You get 15 flaps in one package, so they are soooo economical.  We also included the game ticket and used a small 2×2 flip flap to hold some of the grass that she pulled up from the field while we were on it.  Weird, I know – but she wanted it in there!

Two Page My Crush Smash Book Scrapbook Layout using CTMH Bluebird #ctmh #scrapbooking #crushbook

Layout 2 – here Kendall wanted to include her spoon from the Dippin’ Dots she ate and the peanut bag from her second favorite snack at the game.  I love the little pockets that come in the the assortments!  We used the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet (Z1825 $4.95) in addition to the assortment letter stickers for the title.

Two Page My Crush Smash Book Scrapbook Layout using CTMH Bluebird #ctmh #scrapbooking #crushbook

We used another 4×6 flip flap and a 4×4 flip flap on these pages.  Tons of photos – little space!  🙂

Two Page My Crush Smash Book Scrapbook Layout using CTMH Bluebird #ctmh #scrapbooking #crushbook

Make Something Scraptabulous – because CUTE matters!

Hugs,

Dana

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