Hello seven thirty three readers I am Laura and I blog over at Pink Cake Plate!! I am so excited to be here and share with you one of my most “Pinned” tutorials!! I absolulty love Disney so when Kim sent out the call for contributors for her Disney Love Week I had to throw my hat in the ring!!! Squeeelll!!!! As you can see I am really excited to be here!!
I am sure most of you have heard about or have seen Smash Books? They are all the rage these days in the paper crafting world. While I was on vacation celebrating my 5 year wedding anniversary I went a little crazy and made my own DISNEYLAND Smash Book!! I started with my DISNEYLAND Passporter Guide and there is where the fun began! You can purchase your very own Passporter Guide HERE! It is a fantastic resource for planning your Disney vacation. When I ordered my copy they only had the spiral bound version so I removed the spine and punched holes in it so I could put it in my binder which I purchased for my WDW vacation in 2009. You can make a smash book with just about any book you want. You can start with a brand new note-book and go crazy!! I liked having the Passporter because it had relevant information already in it and I just embellished it! So here is what I used.
I purchased a few things to take with me!
But everything else I used was free!! I picked up just about every brochure and pamphlet I could find!! I even used packaging from my favorite Disney snack!!
I love how it worked out. I had pop out pages and pockets that were filled!! There was no real rhyme or reason to the book but it really helped that the Passporter had info in it that is what I took my “ques” from!
I took a Denny’s menu to document our first meal!! The Burgers were fantastic and Mr. PinkCakePlate introduced me to Pancake Puppies!!! YUMMMMMM!!
We went to downtown Disney and stopped at Marceline’s Confectionery! The cast member was really sweet and gave me some new clean glassine bags!! I love cute goodie bags!
I put complete brochures in and I cut some apart! I made tab dividers and pop ups! I had so much fun with this book I am taking it back with me when we take our family in December!! I can’t decide if I want to get a brand new book or just build on this one!! Guess I will figure that out later!!
I cut apart another map and added it to the old map that did not have Cars Land!!! Ya I am kinda silly like that!!
I put just about everything in this book even my chopsticks I was given from the Fortune Cookie Cookery!!
I think the funnest part of this was when Mr.Pinkcakeplate asked me why our hotel room looked like my craft room!!
We had a fantastic time at Disneyland and can’t wait to go back in December!!
I am sure you can do this same thing for WALT DISNEY WORLD!!
Thank you Kim for having me here I hope you have a fantastic DISNEY VACATION!!
Kim is a Marketing Director by day and Crafter/Blogger by night. She's a mom of three beautiful children and two fur-babies, a Goldendoodle and a rescued Pibble. For even more Inspiration Made Simple, like her on Facebook and Instagram+.