Tuesday, November 11, 2014

An album for the Boys

Hi all

Back again after a while before taking a long break. I wanted to share a cute album(9 by 9 inches) i made for my kids( yet to be born second one) . I would like to share my album Little by little as i had to edit almost 20 pics, will try to put few in one pic. Sharing the album cover first. Will edit the details also slowly atleast before my due date(in 2weeks).  After so many mistakes , learnings here is the first photo.

All started after buying the Marthastewart scoring board and fiskars trimmer in creativa zurich. I always wanted to do an album inspired by many crafters and finally tried mine after seeing couple of videos from youtube. Bought Bundle of joy from echo park , some stamps , coordinated dies from clearly besotted and then got some courage to do mine.
The cover is 9 by 9 inches and inside pages are 7.5 by 7.5inches. I thought of doing the album with rings first but later on realized that its not fitting and i dont have any bigger rings. so done with hinges and pasted each page. Covered the middle part of each page with washi tape.

Big thanks to vithya ( for inspiring me to start an album for the baby and also smitha  for clearing my doubts. I could not resist putting flowers on the cover even though it is boy's.
The flowers are made using spellbinders rose creations die.
  • The spine of the album is covered with the embossed paper and distressed. 
  • The cover has few handmade flowers and stickers.
  • The dies are from clearly besotted

1.The first page after opening has the pic of my family when my first son was born. 
  • The clothes hanging is the sticker from bundle of joy. The stork with a baby is a coordinating stamp and die set from clearly besotted.
  • I heat embossed with gold powder the sentiment of special delivery. 
  • The bottom sentiment is just stamped on a pattern paper with a crochet baby shoes as an embellishment.
  • Bottom of the page has the pattern paper punched and lets few tags to slide in.

Made a frame using the scallop oval die with the acetate and space to slide the pic from top.
  • The pattern paper is the left over paper from last year.  I have to diecut the photo to slide into. The stickers are the from Bundle of joy of echo park. 
  • I have embossed and distressed the bottom layer, you can see that i embossed half of the paper at a time.
  • There is a slot to slide the tags which are put together with a brad.  
  • The alphabets and number are from MFT die set where each letter is cut 4 times to look a bit thick.
  • Baby is the die from Clearly besotted .


This is the page to add the pic of the new born. 
  • Its a shaker card with a tag inside to add the details. I have not applied tape to top portion of the card so that i can slide in some more tags 
  • The right side portion is left empty to put the name after wards , vertically.

4. This is a pocket page to put few photos on the cardstock. The horse you can find is kept to conveniently pull the photo mat. 
  • Both these pages are for the pictures taken with grandparents. 4 photos can be put on each side of the page, Its just like a cardstock and space to slide in the tags on top.
  • The alphabets are Maamma,Tata , Amamma and Tata.


  • This page is for pinni and babai (co-sister and brother-in-law) with my son. There is a space for the tag with a ribbon rose on a clip to pull out. 
  • The right side page has an accordian card to put photos and tags.


  • The page on the left hand side when opened can be found in the other pic. I don't know the name of the fold but can have 4 by 4 inch pictures. 
  • There is a magnetic closure to stop it from opening. The rhinestone on the front of the left page has a magnet. 
  • A small pocket to store the accordian type tags. Simply stamped the sentiment twice with two inks and a small embellishment.
  • The right side has a different fold card  when pulling the green tab opens up the photos. 

  • The left hand side page is a fold made with one 12 by 12 cardstock with a magnetic closure.
  • The pocket holds the tags. 
  • The right side has a double slider card which opens when the heart button is pulled.I wanted to paste the photos on top and bottom.
  • This page is a pocket page to hold more photos.

  • This page on left hand side has a fold which is made with 3 envelopes. The first baby steps photos can be put with the pockets of the envelops holding tags. 
  • The rhinestone on top is a magnet to close the envelopes.

  • The page on the right hand side has a photobox which holds 12 photos and 10 tags(distressed) with a brad. Each tag is gold embossed with baby sentiments. 
  • This is a pocket page and can be pulled out with the lion wood veener.
  • Decorated the top of the box with some stickers.
  • Inside i have a double sided cardstock to stick photos on.(6 by4)

  • The page on the left side is a waterfall model for the photos. The tags can be put  by the side. 
  • The page on right hand side is for the first year birthday family photo when my first son is born.
  • The next page has the place for my second son's.
  • The last page has a space to put some photos of their smiles and i made an onsie card to put the pictures when they are sleeping. 

Submitting to 
Kavitha vadhri

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Quote on a canvas

Hi all

Made a  home decor with an inspirational quote. I liked this quote CARPE DIEM which means Seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow (the future).  

I bought this hexogonal canvas in an exhibition last sunday and first applied gesso all over it. I then applied the distress inks broken china all over it and peacock feathers to the borders and sprinkled some water,made the diecut doily as a stencil and inked with distress inks. You can find the doily stencil behind the tree. I applied textured paste on the branch and leaves stencil and put quilled flowers. Painted the branch and leaves with acrylic paints.

stamped with hero arts leafy vines background stamp with peacock feathers distress inks on left side and right side used the prima stencil with the sponge dauber. 

 Diecut the alphabets 4 times each so that it gives a chipboard look (suggested in one of Tejal's cards). 4th layer of the alphabets is the gold glittered paper. 'Seize the day' is the chipboard alphas which are gessoed  and painted with blue silk glaze. I don't really like the font of it  but i wanted to put the small letters so had to go with it. 

                           The white bird is the prima's shabby chic treasure, cut the clock from the prima 12 by 12 pattern paper and inked the edges with vintage photo. Added the dienamics flourish die and burlap butterfly on the bottom. Added the pearls lace which i had from long time around the edge of the canvas and finished with some pearls,sequins and glitters. 


 Participate in the Lulupu bloghop and check  the beautiful and inspirational creations. 

Hope you like it.

Prima products: Shabby chic treasure (bird), A clock cut from the prima pattern paper, prima stencil in the background.
submitting to   ( Used pink and gold color from the inspirational pic)

kavitha vadhri

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Card using Unity stamps


Started crafting after a very long time. Got my mojo back when i wanted to make a card for my friends Baby. I thought of using this unity stamp from a long long time so got a chance to do it for this challenge at lulupu.

Used black ,white and maroon colour. I embossed with darice folder each half in white and black cardstocks. The image is heat embossed with black embossing powder and the umbrella is heat embossed on a maroon paper and put using foam dots.  Made a flower with spellbinders rose creation dies and the sentiment is stamped with a versafine ink.

I hope you like it and comments will surely encourage me to do more though sitting for long time is making my back ache.

submitting to

Thanks for visiting
Kavitha vadhri

Monday, September 1, 2014


Hi all

Its been very long time , how are you all??  Wanted to share a news. I am expecting a second baby in december and this is the reason for the long gap. I have not been well in my first trimester so totally away from my quilling activities. My first son is in Kindergarten from last month and so picking him from school and doing household chores is presently my challenge. Hope i will be back in New year.

Till then Happy Crafting to all of you.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Happy Birthday AMMA

Hi all

Made a quick card for my friend who wants to send her mother. AMMA  means mother in our language. I have used the MFT alphabet dies for the first time here.  Painted the letters with gold acrylic paint.  I made an embossed background on a pink cardstock. Added the black embossed sentiment on a label with the letters. Final touch with some quilled flower , felt butterfly and some pearls. 
Made a 3D envelope to fit the card. I added an embossed paper to the front of the envelope and a label with gold embossed sentiment.  

wishing simonsaysstamp a very Happy 5th Birthday and linking this card to Inspired from swirls and quilling.

kavitha vadhri

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Simple Birthday card

Hi all
A quick post for a card made using the colors from colorthrowdown . I store the sand colored cardstocks which i get as a base when buying my white cardstocks and finally used one.  Embossed the background. Roses made using the punch. I had this espresso colored pattern paper from mind's eye which i cut using my circle cutter and placed under the sentiment. The sentiment 'A Birthday' is again stamped with hero art shadow ink and the banner is placed using foam dots. Leaves again is diecut and placed using foam dots. Finally a little sequin in between the flowers. 
Happy that i made one card using the colors which i always find difficult in  getting the right colors.

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.

Kavitha vadhri

Monday, March 24, 2014

Embossing on the frame


I made a quick frame for my friend's daughter. I tried few techniques here, heat embossing on the wooden frame.

 I made roses with spellbinders rose creations die.I used pink cardstock and sponged it with pink ink at the centre ,petals and edges with versamark. Corner is heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The name is written using the pearl maker and colored with gold metallic marker. There is an embossing effect on the name.  I embossed the word Adorable on a cardstock and used distress inks on it. Finally completed with some punched flowers, sequins,butterfly. 
Used the letters
L- Leaves
P- Pearl,Punches,Pearl maker
C- Cheerylynn die(olive branch), Cardstock for flowers.

Submitting to Lulupu 2nd Birthday

Kavitha vadhri