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


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