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11.19.2012

Hunk Punky Mixed Media Album from Punky Sprouts














{Reported by Becky Williams}

For today's review I got to create using the Hunk Punky Mixed Media Mini Album from Punky Sprouts. I don't often create minis and so felt the challenge immediately when I received it in the mail. I wasn't sure if I'd use it as-is or break it down to use on a scrapbook layout and/or card. I ended up taking the challenge to use it as it was and was pretty pleased with the result. Granted, there are many more beautiful mini albums than mine but I am okay with that.

I received the Hunk Punky(gotta love that name, ha ha) mixed media album:


the Funky Punky Fiber Pack with denim accents (there is another one with canvas trims):




Ease of Use: While i am very often intimidated by mini albums- they tend to sit on my shelf undone unless I HAVE to do one for an assignment such as this, it was easy to do and came together relatively quickly.

Construction/Durability: very durable. The covers are thicker corrugated material (like a heavy duty box) instead of just chipboard so they should hold up well. The inner dividers are thick chipboard which are also quite sturdy. 

Usefulness: It's great! I will use this as a sort of "December Daily" for this year. 

Cost effectiveness: I think it's fine considering the mix of products you receive in the mini. 

What I liked: 
- the mixed media format. Many minis are only chipboard while this one also included the cardboard, denim and an acrylic page as well.
- the size is perfect for putting 4x6 photos right into the album.
- I really liked the denim accents and thought that they were fun to use on this album.

What I didn't like:
-It looks like they may be hard to find unless you purchase straight from the manufacturer. 
-I didn't use the denim "page" included in the album. I wasn't sure what to do with it so I'll save it for a future project. 

What I made: 


Some of the inside pages:




I used the denim strips to make this ruffled page on the acrylic insert:


and used more denim as an accent on this little pocket page:


Supplies: Punky Sprouts mini album and denim accents, papers from Lily Bee, American Crafts and Jillibean Soup, alphas from Jillibean Soup and October Afternoon, Silhouette Studio cut files for my Cameo, tapes from My MInd's Eye.


Where and How Much
Product Name: Hunk Punky Mixed Media MIni Album, denim accents
Manufacturer: Punky Sprouts
MSRP: $2.50-12.00
Available at: Punky Sprouts,  The Hen's Den.

Once I got over the initial angst of creating the mini I had fun putting it together and would do another in the future.

What do YOU think? Have you ever created using a Punky Sprouts album or other mixed media from Punky Sprouts? What did you think of the product?  Leave a comment by midnight EST on Tuesday to be entered to win a prize pack from Punky Sprouts.  U.S. residents only and please leave a way to be contacted if you win!

25 comments:

Jean said...

I don't think I have used their albums but I do love minis! THis one came out so cute!!

PamSpradlin said...

I like how your December daily turned out. I have never done a mini book from this company but it looks a perfect fit for my nephews baseball pictures.

Funky Finds said...

This is the first I'm hearing of Punky Sprouts, but I a) LOVE the name!, b) think the products look so fun! would love to try :)

Jennifer Cowan said...

What a great start to a DD! I have never heard of this company, looks like something I need to check out!

Angela Nebinger said...

OMG.. how stinkin cute did that turn out.. this giveaway is right up my alley.. cute cute and more cute!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

Elizabeth Campau said...

I have never heard of this company, but this is so cute! I am going to have to go check them out!
http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Houses Built of Cards said...

I haven't heard of this company before either! And I also am not very good at doing mini albums...although it is something I want to stretch myself to do a little more!

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Stephanie U said...

I haven't done one of these before, but i really like the looks of this one! The shape is cool and the denim is awesome!

Moongirl said...

That is a seriously cute mini! Love the cardboard mixed with the denim. Perfect paper choices too.

jengd said...

Cute mini! I haven't tried anything Punky Sprouts before. While I've heard of them, I've never seen their stuff. Thanks for the chance!

Kristine in WA said...

I LOVE Punky Sprouts. I was able to take a Punky Spouts class at CKC and LOVE their products. The denim strips are on my wishlist along with some of their super fun albums. Glad to see you pushed yourself to make a mini... its adorable.

Lisa P said...

I've never heard of Punky Sprouts but now I am loving them. I love mini's and the denim?? Yes, please.

Shelly said...

So adorable! I love the denim ruffles!

Melissa said...

I love mixed media albums! Yours is so pretty!

melissahuie at gmail dot com

BethW said...

Oh I love all the denim goodies-so me.The ruffles are the best-I need to make some of them soon.

jcinokc said...

Love that denim. I have never used any Punky Sprouts products. Thanks for the chance to win!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

ruth said...

I don't think I have tried one of their albums before. Not sure I have heard of them.....but it's really cute!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Looks like a fun product! I would probably have sewn some embellies to the denim page!

Robin B. said...

I have never used Pinky Sprouts products but I love the mini album you created.

Maureen Hayes said...

I had never even heard of this company u til your review (one of the many reasons I love this site, I learn about lots of cool products and companies I never knew about). I would love to try to create a mini album like yours. It turned out beautifully. Thank you for the chance to win some product from this company.

Jackie said...

these denim accents look awesome - would love to be able to use them in my december daily! thanks for the chance to win :)

Linh C. said...

No, I am not familiar with this company but their products look great.

sharon g said...

I like the denim, and would definitely use it. The casual look is great. I also like that the twine comes with it.

Kim H said...

love the denim, would work well with my albums. I have never worked with there products,but like the chance to win some to try out. thank you.

calamity jane said...

This is why I love Scrap Review! New companies with fun products!! I've never heard of Punky Sprouts but this mini kit looks like fun!