I love mini albums. For me they’re sort of a hybrid between cards and scrapbooking: I’m all about the smaller form factor. So, when Lawn Fawn teamed up with Punky Sprouts (whose mini albums I’ve ALWAYS loved), I was so on board. (Soooo on board!) I chose to work with the Soul Sprout album, and made just a few minor modifications: I went with a horizontal orientation and went from 4 o-rings down to three. As such, I eliminated the first small scalloped page and, well, you’ll see what I did with the canvas page a little later on in the post!
For this album, I went with a simple summer theme, lots of embossing, and lots of die cutting using Lawn Fawn’s new Lawn Cuts dies. Love! I primarily used Daphne’s Closet patterned paper with one itty bitty strip of Pink Lemonade on the last page. The Narrators stickers are from both Daphne’s Closet and Pink Lemonade. I totally dig the grapefruit and turquoise combo in one project!
For the cover, I heat embossed Lawn Fawn Chevron Backdrops in white, and then spray inked the whole page using Studio Calico Mr. Huey in Lemonade. The cardboard page soaked up the ink; the page is barely tinted yellow. But it adds a little extra warmth. I then die cut “love” using my Quinn’s ABCs Lawn Cuts and stuck the negative on the page with some Narrators and a little label. Then, I stamped a sunshine from Lawn Fawn’s Partly Cloudy and embossed that, too.
Hindsight: If I’d thought about the sun earlier in the process, I would have masked off a circle when stamping my chevrons to have a clean spot for the sun. Still, it looks cool.
More Partly Cloudy on this page! I love the combo of the greeting from this set plus the alphabet stickers. I die cut the heart from the tag using my Hearts Lawn Cuts, and then added a few Daphne’s Closet die-cut hearts to the tag, too. (The spray ink looks like wet sand… don’t you think?)
I kept my nephew’s page super simple. Lots of embossed arrows from Sharp Backdrops for a background, some Daphne’s Closet and a die cut heart. I just love his expression in this photo. Yes, buddy, parades are kinda scary…
Here’s where things get a little wild. The mini album came with a canvas page, but it got bent during shipping, so I was going to iron it. And then I thought: Hmmm…. wonder if Lawn Cuts will cut canvas…. The answer: Yes. Yes, they will! If the canvas is nice and lightweight. You may have to help out with your scissors on some stubborn threads, but for the most part, you’re golden!
More die cut hearts, heat embossing, and spray ink here. I just love the little sun from Partly Cloudy. I also love that you can see this sunshine peaking out when the album is closed.
The last page… oh my heart! The kids were having the best time with the Slip ‘n’ Slide. The background for the layout turned out beautifully with some emboss resisting using October Afternoon Sprinklers spray ink and Lawn Fawn Interlocking Backdrops hexagons.
I used A Little Birdie Told Me Lawn Cuts to create some cute canvas speech bubbles and gave two of them a spritz with Mr. Huey’s. A few more hearts, and this baby was done!
Have an amazing day!