This is a really special project for a couple of reasons... First... I made it for my Angel, a.k.a. Deetya (her name) and secondly.. My first attempt at so-called scrapbooking.. I usually shy away from ti for I have no idea what to do.. :D...
How has everyone been.. Having a crafty week so far.. and has the exhaustion of Diwali over.. I still feel so lethargic... This project is one on which I have spent the longest time ever.. I guess about 10 days in planning and execution and of course lots of wasted Card sock.. I never seem to make it right at first go...
WARNING: Very Picture heavy post.. And I mean it literally...
As all of you are aware.. I recently became an aunt.. Now my niece is a month old and wanted to do something special for her... Since it was around diwali her first month birthday came.. I could not do much about it.. Had already decided upon what I wanted to make for her.. Just the timing was postponed.. Made a sort of exploding album for her.. which looks like cross between a gate-fold card and a squash book... :D.. And of course.. Since am going through a PINK phase, it was perfect and absolutely right... :D..
Take a look at the pictures and I'll ramble later on some more... It contains a lot of my niece's pictures so am going to go ooh and aah in between.. :-)
This is how the album looks with the ribbon tied around it.. All PINK.. :D
Isn't the digi adorable... I took an even more close-up shot of it.. Should I post it.. :D
There, now you can look at it more closely.. :D
This is the left panel of the gate fold when you open up.. A couple of tags and a cute winnie the pooh image (I tried to highlight the image with black pen but forgot that it was yet to dry and poor Pooh has black stains on his head.. *embarrassed*)
The right panel of the gate fold... Again a couple of tags and the very cute Tinker bell.. :-)
This is the view once the "gates" are opened... These are the myriad expressions of my niece.. And oh she loves posing.. The orange dress one is her first so-called photo shoot and man she was just a week old but look at her expressions... :-)
This is how the album explodes open.. This album opens up to form an 18*18 base.. Which really is huge... :D... So you can imagine how much of card stock I have used for it... :-)....
After the album explodes open.. I have made a sort of flip book in the centre which has more pictures...Giving you details shots of each picture... :D
This picture show the family.. My bro, sister-in-law and 'our" angel.. :-)
Do you see the party hat... ;-)
This picture shows angel in the arms of her uncle (my sister-in-law's bro), me and her father...
These are individual shots of the paneled squares after you open the gates...
Phew... This is it guys.. the complete album... Let me take a breather and then I'll mention the supplies and everything... :-)....
The dark pink base card stock is bought locally while the baby pink is a mix of fabriano and locally bought.. All the PPs are from Grace Taylor Vintage Collection bought from Karuna's store....Thanks Karuna.. These are extremely gorgeous papers... :-).. The teddy bear digi images are from Anne Bodil.. Go check her blog.. She has some awesoem freebies... The Winnie the Pooh and Tinker bell images were coloring pages googled.. The covering page teddy bear has pink rhinestones on it's nigth suit which is from my stash.. The stars are covered with Pie Lane chunky glitter.. The pink Gingham ribbon is from my stash.. (anyone interested in buying these plus a few more ribbons kindly contact me.. I have a LOT of extras.. )... Once you opened the gates, inside the tags are traced and hand cut from scraps.. Faux stitching using my white signo gel pen.. The border is an ek Success punch and the black gems are from my stash... on the right panel those cute butterflies are from Pie Lane.. After the gates are opened.. I have used Pie Lane swirls (Sri-I love the swills.. Pass on the message to you know who).. and that rabbit I think it is is also from Pie Lane...The flip book cover also has Swirls from Pie Lane and the Pie Lane wooden buttons, a very versatile product.. Can be used anywhere... On the inside panels I have used Pie Lane Crystals where I have written quotes.. :-).. On the opened up panels are again pictures of my Angel and used Pie Lane butterflies and Swirls... Tinker bel;l has Pie Lane Flower beads form their garden collection....That's it I think.. All the ribbon is from my stash...
That's all the things I have used... Special mention I would make about my scor-pal and the Fiskars trimmer which made it easier for me to make this card.. So karuna.. Heartfelt thanks...
Entering this card for the following challenges:-
Cooking it up with Katie=> Anything but a card
Papercraft Star=> flourishes
Stampavie and more=> Anything goes
YNS=> Anything but a card
Anything goes challenge=> real or faux stitching
Bearly Mine=> Anything but a card
Digital Tuesday Challenge=> Cute and Cuddly
Papertake Weekly=> Anything goes with a bit of bling
Forever Friends=> bling bling
MIM=> Anything goes
OLLCB=> Stitching-real or faux
Pollycraft=> Anything goes
Corrosive Challenges=> With a flourish
Dream Valley Challenges=> Anything goes
Gingerloft Challenges=> BINGO( I have used Buttons, Decorative paper and glitter)
Lollipop Crafts=> Anything goes
CES=> New Beginnings
Send a smile 4 kids=> For the girls
PaperCrafting Journey=> use a digi
That's all from my end folks.. Am so looking forward to the weekend.. Lots of parties...
P.S:- For those using Pie Lane chunky glitter and complaining it falls off.. try using it with glue and gloos.. give a thin coat of the glue and gloss and then sprinkle the chunky glitter generously.. and let it sit for a few hours.. it'll stick like a dream.. :-)
this is freakin awesummm Khushbooo... and special for a number of reasons!!! firstly your niece is so super duper cute and a complete poser(guess she's taken on her bua;))... secondly, the digis are rocking... thirdly the size and the master execution is fantastic!!! and am sure your little senti notes wud be the star topper for the whole thing!!! love those li'll butterflies and those flourishes too!!!
Wow Khushboo !! excellent work all your efforts are been shown... I too started working on a scrapbook for my son....but not finding enough time and patience to complete it :(
WHOA!!! man that is some giagntic size love for you baby niece...she sure is going to be a pampered brat!!! Adore the idea and I'm going to read all the mush you've written (using shorty's idea)
Super super awesome!!!
oh my goodness... ! what a cute scrapbook! I can easily smell out all the love and care you have put into it... u have used the best possible digis for this... lovely embellishments too...
She is so lucky to have u as her bhua... god bless both of you...
absolutely awesome, well I guess you know that already. I can't even begin to think where to start praising ....lovely stuff, girl :)
AWSOMENESSS!!! GORGEOUSNESS!! CUTENESS!! PINK is like heavenly color!! totally loved this card its amazingly beautiful and the folding you've made is like OMG! damn nice!! Totally Loved it!! Tht super cute Baby is a real LUCKY one :)
i have no words to describe dis khushboo!! im like aww-struck!! i wanna take ur niece in arms :) sssssooooo cute she is..*touchwood*!! lucky she to have a niece like her and lucky she to have an aunt like u!! :) i m in love wid ur scrapbook!! :) woah!! i can just write n write praising u! :) Keep up d gud work :)
OMG!!! yes its among ur best works!!! and wow!! its gorgeous!! i would love to see it in real though.... i loved it to bits!! awesome Khush!! and am glad u loved grace taylor papers... am yet to experiment with them
SPEECHLESS..No words...It's awesome..gorgeous..cute...WOW..And Angel's pics multiply it's cuteness tenfold :)
OMG.... i cant read this post at one goooo.... its all too much to take.... super super cute... I am gonna come back and see it again and again in my free time just to digest it properly.... but grt work...
Khush this is awesome!! I am sure when your niece grows up she'll be happy to read all ur lovely messages and cherish this album forever! She is really cute. God bless her :)
Wow, look at this detail, what a lovely project and bubs is just beautiful.
thanks for cooking it up with katie this week
wow this is just awesome.... and doesnt look like u r trying this first time... lovely dear... and ur niece is shooo cute...
:) Wow!! your angel is going to be proud of you once she grows up! :) :) Awesome work done! Love the folding pattern!
This is freaking awesome Khush! And you managed THIS is ten days?? Wow. Simply fatastic! :)
How very sweet, and such thoughfulness. your niece is one lucky kid.
What a lot of loving work on that layout! Gorgeous! So glad you finished it and that you shared it with us in the Cooking It Up with Katie challenge this week. Hope you'll join us again next week.
NanaConnie DT Chef
wow what a lot of love and hard work went into this, it's fabulous, saw it on mim x
This is Amazing!!!Your exploding album is Gorgeous...Loved all the cute pics...:)
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL creation! Good Job!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Hope to see you next challenge.
wow, this is so absolutely gorgeous, I'm sure a lot of love and effort has gone into making it. Your niece is sooooooooo cute n adorable, she's going to love this when she grows up.
Wow- just beautiful- and so is the little sweetie! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and come back soon.
wow - angle is one month old to ussko itna mast card.... i am 29 year old please mujhe bhi.... its absolutely awesome :)
angle i must say you got a lovable aunt
Oh my goodness this is outstanding!!! What a gorgeous collection of pictures on an amazing display. Nicely done. :)
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This is absolutely gorgeous.Can feel the love with which you must have made this.well done
Golu is one lucky niece!! I admire you for always trying out different and projects!! :) I am loving all the minute detailing uv put here... Hell lotta effort uv put into this!!!! Its awesome, woman!! :D
What a wonderful gift, really beautiful details! Thanks for joining us this week @ SAS 4 Kids, hope to see you again :)
Absolutely stunning so much work and love has gone into making this gorgeous project! Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Click Here to enter
Anything goes DT
wow this is absolutely amazing... how long did this take to do? Well whatever time is was it was so worth it... So so neat..thanks for sharing..
Happy Thursday.. 😃
Huge amount of work made with obvious love !! Wonderfully done. I am so glad you joined us this week at Papercraft Star !!
Simply gorgeous, a most beautiful keepsake for your neice, love the pretty papers and embellishments, she is a little cutie, take careX:)
Wow, this is totally sweet! Thanks for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!
Mary J x
Wow! What an amazing interactive card! I would never have guessed it would unfold to so many wonderful deatils! I'm thrilled you joined us at Papercraft Star!
Wowzers! This is a totally awesome project! She will love looking at it with you when she grows up! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and play again with us!
so beautiful creation...... love the combo and cute image......
i see it on Make it Monday….
Wow what a fabulous album card. Looks so complicated but really stunning and a great keepsake.
Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly
Wow what a spectacular project-- If there is a top 3 in the challenges you enter you will win top 3 in each and every one of them. Amazing creation Khush and what a lot of love you put into it!
soooo gorgeous, love the tags to,also like where you have spaces to write, very neat!!!
Wow that really is very special, great work! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karenx
What a great piece which shows the work you have put in , great! Thanks for playing at anything goes this week trace x
This is really a most beautiful project, well done. Thanks so much for playing with us at the papercrafting journey, blessings Hilde
Fantastic, I am thrilled that I can comment of your lovely project again for SAS4Kids. It is beautiful, a lot of work and love has gone into this. thanks for playing, blessings Hilde
This is wonderful , well done with all those interesting folds revealing some beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh-la-la
WoW! Stunning creation. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this time.
Love n hugs
This is really adorable, what work and care you've put into this special piece!
Wow - what a fantastic creation! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx
Khush, this is a work of love and I'm sure you enjoyed every second. Your niece is just adorable. There is nothing as sweet and lovable as a baby. Your exploding album is awesome and I'm betting the proud parents will give it a top rating.
Such a stunning project, so much work and love involved! Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft. Good luck. hugs
absafreakinlutely awesome! This is a LOT of work. WOW.
Thanks for playing at GingerLoft this fortnight. Good luck!
Gorgeous!!!!!no words to describe ur wrk!!!
This is sooooooooo cute and pretty :)
YAYYY!!.. Super adorable! :D
Soo glad to finally see it! :D
Its soo awesome! :D
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