Hello Summer Mini Album
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Hello Summer Mini Album

Today I’m excited to share with you this little mini album I created filled with some of my favorite summer memories.

Summerminialbum |Cari Locken for Silhouette

I found this cute mini album design that included a box to house the album. I cut out the entire design from Silhouette Chipboard and then covered it with some patterned paper pieces.

Here’s a look at the box I created.

albumbox|Cari Locken for Silhouette

This is the mini album that fits inside the box.

sidecover|Cari Locken for Silhouette

I cut out a quote to put on the back cover.

backcovermini|Cari Locken for Silhouette

Here’s a look at the inside pages. It actually had quite a few pages which is nice.

pages1&2|Cari Locken for Silhouette


pages3&4|Cari Locken for Silhouette


pages5&6|Cari Locken for Silhouette


pages7&8|Cari Locken for Silhouette


page9&10|Cari Locken for Silhouette

I cut some phrases and arrows from Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock and included them in various places throughout the album.

close3happytab|Cari Locken for Silhouette


close5quote|Cari LOcken for Silhouette

I cut a couple of arrow designs out from red cardstock.

close7arrow2|Cari Locken for Silhouette

close8anchor|Cari Locken for SIlhouette

I used the cut-out sun design and then used the inside/negative part of the design on another page.

closesun|Cari Locken for Silhouette


closesun2|Cari Locken for Silhouette


I create this little album in an evening and I love how it turned out. It’s such a great way to showcase a vacation, a birthday celebration, some favorite quotes, even your day-to-day routine would be a fun idea. The possibilities are endless. So, I hope that I’ve inspired you to gather up your supplies and create a little mini album.

Cari Locken

HI there! I’m Cari Locken from Langley, BC, Canada. I’m a wife and mother of 3 amazing kids! I have been crafting since I was a child and love the creative outlet that this hobby brings to me. My formal training is in the area of music as I have a Masters degree in Music and I am currently teaching Band (to Grades 5, 6 & &) as well as private piano lessons. However I always find time to dig out my scrappy supplies and work on a few projects here & there. I love creating scrapbook layouts, preserving the everyday moments and special memories of our family life as well as creating cards & home decor items . Other than scrapbooking I enjoy spending time watching my children play sports, reading, knitting, photography and cooking. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Team!

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adhesive cardstock

essentials 12 in. x 12 in. adhesive cardstock 16-pack



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  1. What a project! You have created memories that will last a lifetime. Very nice. I love summer, too!

    1. Thanks so much Betsy.

  2. What a project! You have created memories that will last a lifetime. Very nice. I love summer, too!

  3. I love mini albums and this one caught my eye. Very creative! Love the quotes, colors, everything! Are the album and box a Silhoutte design? If so, what design number do I want to order? Thank you!

    1. Thanks Cindy.
      Yes, the box and album are a complete cut file design.

      If you just scroll down to the bottom of the post you’ll see a list/link of designs used in my project. The mini album is listed there.

      1. I did scroll down but didn’t see them. I do now, but unfortunately, all I see are little black boxes with X’s. For some reason, my system isn’t letting me see the pictures. I’ll try on a different computer. Thank you! I hope you don’t mind if I “borrow” some of your great ideas! 🙂

        1. NO I don’t mind at all. Have fun!

  4. This is such an adorable mini album using the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection, Cari! Great use of Silhouette cuts, which I often forget to tap into. I just had to share this post in the Simple Stories Snap Facebook group! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much!

  5. Fabulous mini, Cari!!

    1. Thanks Layle! 🙂

  6. Love the mini … and all the quotes.
    Unfortuntaley the links to the designs don’t work for me … (I guess with the new store it’s not linking correctly?)
    Could you possibly fix that .. I searched, but couldn’t find it either.


    1. Stef, are you seeing black boxes with white x’s where the picture/link should be? If so, you can double click on the x and it will open the link. That’s what I had to do.

      1. Thanks Cindy … I figured it out. I had to go to the old site and it all worked perfectly.

    2. Ignore me … I found it through the old site.

  7. Sadly the links don’t work for me either and I can’t figure out how to get to the old site. I love the mini album and box. You did a gorgeous job!

  8. Cari,

    love this book. did you just print wallet size photos?

  9. Awesome album, Cari! I sure wish I could whip up an album in an evening! The tools are willing; it’s just choosing everything else that slows me down. 😉

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