Friday, 23 January 2015

3D Baby Pram using Dies

Hello Dear Readers, 

Hope you are enjoying the current challenge and the lovely creations the Design Team is whipping out every week. Hope you all are inspired to re-look into your die collections and create something wonderful. Do not forget to link your creations for the chance win a beautiful die from Memory Box

Today I will be sharing a tutorial for a cute little baby pram I made (Warning: Loads of step by step pictures). This can be used as a lovely gift for a new mommy. For all the supplies used for this project, refer to the links below


1. Using a doily die (any circular die would do), I created 2 doilies which were then cut in half i.e. semicircles. This was used as the body of the pram/cradle.

2. The semicircles were placed apart with the help of a rectangular strip of paper cut according to the gap needed in the pram. This piece was stuck to the semicircle. Tip:  To easily adhere the rectangular strip, just score 1/4th of an inch on both the side, and fold, this portion can be used to stick to the insides of the semi circle.

3. To create the base, another piece of the rectangular strip with the same width as the first one should be used. The length of this strip should be a bit more, since its curved into a U shape to form the base. This piece can be stuck to the top portion. Once again scoring the strip helps to create good gridline to adhere the base.

4. To make the wheels, I simply cut out 4 circles and attached to the semicircles.

5. To create the top part of the pram, I used a punch to give some interest to long strips of paper (approximately 5 strips). These were then attached to the body with the help of brads, which allows movement of the strips as per your liking. I created the shelter by adjusting the strips. The last strip was added as a pulley on the other side.

6. To decorate the pram, I used some flowers and pearl embellishments from my stash. I also added some candies in the pram to fill it with some sweetness

Hope you enjoyed going through the step by step tutorial and the pictures! Go ahead and explore your own collection to see what goodness you can create! We would love to see them. 
All the best for this challenge!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Luminary using dies

Hello Friends!!!
Neha here today with my inspiration post for the current challenge. This time the challenge is all about using cutting dies to create 3D projects (anything goes). 

Challenge # 45 3D projects - Use cutting Dies

You can use electronic dies cutting machines to make anything like a box, frame, house etc., but using templates will not qualify. 

Here is what I created, It's a Luminary made by using Spellbiners Nestabilities Majestic elements marvelous squares die as the base. I have also used Sizzix weathered clock die and Die versions trellis whispers die here. 

 Front side


This pattern is present on all the three sides.

Here is the pic with a tea light inside it. It looks awesome, isn't it?

Another view

On a piece of white CS I have used the spellbinder die four times to cut the window for luminary and then scored   in between them. This formed the base for luminary. Then colored the CS using DI fired brick and did some stamping using black archival ink. Followed by adding some texture using Prima white sand and a medium coat of clear rock candy crackle paint.Added other die cuts and vellum was then glued on the inner side of the windows. After folding the score lines you get a box like shape. Finally comes the embellishment part. Added punched edges on top, flowers, wood veneers, charms, metal corners, pollen fillers, pearls and liquid pearls (gold). And that's it, My luminary was ready.

I really had fun making it. Hope You like it too!! Let me know your views. Do not forget to enter the challenge here as we have a Memory Box Bali Corner Memory Die for you to win this time. 

Monday, 19 January 2015

3D Cupcake Holder using Silhouette Cameo

Hello friends,

Happy Monday to you all. I hope you found some crafting time this weekend to join us in

Lulupu Challenge #45

3D with Dies (or a die cutting machine)
Click here for all the details and rules

Tanvi Shah presented us with a beautiful shadow box + tutorial last week. If you haven't already started making your submission, I hope my project inspires you to try.

This project is another first attempt for me - traditional scrapbooking technique - paper piecing and layering. No inks, or stamps just paper and glue. Also, my first big project using the Silhouette Cameo. Here is a close up, any guesses?

Its a carousel which also doubles up as a cupcake holder. All papers have been cut using the Silhouette cameo -  plain, textured, glitter and pearl cardstock . Its definitely a dream machine, I could never have created this project without this die cutting machine. The cut file for the carousel is from

There is place for 8 cupcakes and the horses are meant to be cupcake toppers. If you look closely, you can see that the horses have been temporarily fixed to the cupcake wrappers using washi tape. They can easily be removed later and inserted into the cupcake.
The top of the carousel can also be removed, there is enough place for a card and a light weight gift.
The biggest challenge I faced was what glue to use. After some trial and error, I used a combination of dry and wet glues. Just curious - what glue and brand do you use for projects like this?
I hope this post made your Monday a little more inspired 
So, dust those dies or cutting machines, take a leap of faith like I did and share your creation here with us.

Supplies from the Lulupu store

Friday, 16 January 2015

Winners for Challenge # 44

Hello friends!!!
Neha here to announce the winners for Lulupu Challenge # 44- Fancy fold cards. Thank you so much guys for your active participation. As Tanvi has also mentioned earlier, we were quite disappointed that few entries were not found eligible as they didn't meet the Lulupu challenge guidelines. It breaks our heart when we are not able to consider an entry because they have not followed some simple rules. So friends always read all the rules and guidelines carefully before submitting your project ;). 

Alright!!! Starting with our Honorable mention 

Lovely card!! Simple yet Beautiful

Moving on to Top 3 (in no particular order)

Beautiful napkin fold card!! Loved the warm colors of pattern paper she used and gorgeous white lace punched borders.

Lovely card with an unusual fold!!!! Loved the color combination, Punched lace edges and embellishments

Ramya's gorgeous easel card has loads of details.  

And finally the Winner is

Stunning card by Poornima!! Her choice of colors, use of lattice corners and embellishments, everything about this card is lovely!!!. 

Congratulations to all the winners. 
Poornima please contact to claim your prize. 

All the winners, please grab your respective badges from Here.
Don't forget to participate in our ongoing challenge Here.
Have a wonderful day everyone!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Challenge#45 - 3D Project using Cutting Dies & a Tutorial

Hello Everyone!!! 
Thank you so much for your active participation in Challenge#44,this is Tanvi here with a new challenge for the fortnight. Before I proceed i wanted to highlight that several entries were disqualified last time as they didn't follow the rules. Request all to please read all rules. We are highlighting the same again this time for you guys!

Challenge # 45
3D projects - Use cutting Dies

Qualification Guidelines 

1. Be a follower of our blog.

2. Please link new entries only.

3. Please link back to the challenge post in the entry post on your blog.

4. Please enter the link to the specific blog post, not the blog.

5. Drop in a line in the comment box when you've submitted your entry. That way, we can hop on over to your blog, take a look and leave you some love. :)

6. You may link to a maximum of 5 Challenges, including this one.

7. We will accept a maximum of THREE entries per person. Please add (2) and (3) next to your name for your second and third entries, respectively.

8. International crafters are welcome to participate. However, if you win, your prize will be sent to an Indian address only.
9. Please disable word verification from your blog to help our DT members leave a comment easily. 

10.Lastly, if you are confused about what to create for a specific challenge, leave us a comment on the challenge page or write to (with the name of the Challenge in the subject line) with your questions before you start work and one of us will get in touch with you to help you out.

Challenge#45 Rules

1. Get creative with you dies! Make a 3D project with cutting dies. Sorry using TEMPLATES will not qualify! But you can use electronic die cutting machines :)
2. Anything goes...............a box, a frame, a bag, a house or even a castle! Get creative!
But remember the dies must form the base of your creation & not just used for layering or embellishing.We would love to see what you create.
If you have any queries please feel free to comment & we will be happy to help.
3. You have time until 31st January 2015, 11:55 PM IST to submit your projects.

Now  here is what I made.........a shadow box! Yes you can make your own one of a kind shadow box using any of your nesting/large shape dies! Walk through the following tutorial with me to learn how easy it is to make a shadow box!

Some more pics to show you the embellishments.....

The edge of the die cut is inked & buffed with Inka gold........the dangling flower & birdie are embellishments made from shrink plastic.

This is how you will make the box -
1.   First cut two shapes using the largest die in the Spellbinders Nestabilities - Gold Majesty Circles set (TIP - use a sturdy card stock so that it holds your embellishments! Remember you can use any die you have.

2. I cut the center out of one of the die cuts to make an can do this manually if you do not have a coordinating die or use a smaller nesting dies.

3. Finally, to assemble the box I glued the to shapes with a paper strip (1" wide) & viola I made my own shadow box in 1-2-3 steps!

Hope you like my take on this challenge..........what better way to make the best of our resources  & we would love to see what you create!

And here's what the winner receives!

Memory Box Bali Corner Memory Die

Supplies from Lulupu Store:

Please link your entry below -

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