Sunday 1 February 2015

Lulupu Challenge #46 & some changes

Hello friends,
Kripa here wishing you all a relaxing, happy weekend.

Although we had fewer entries last month, there are some beautiful and creative 3d projects. I hope many more of you will be able to participate this month, going forward challenges will be open for the whole month. Yes, you heard right. One theme and a whole month to come up with entries. The DT will continue to present challenge related inspiration. But in addition, they will also bring you tips, tutorials, product reviews and projects throughout the month. 

So lets get started with
Lulupu Challenge #46
Love you SWEETS
Twist - Use Red or Pink
(Click here to read the general guidelines)
1. Anything goes - so you can make a card, layout, canvas, mini album, 3d project etc.
2. Emphasis on Sweets - use it in the sentiment, title or literally - cupcakes, candies, chocolates..... use your imagination
3. Don't forget the twist - Include Red or Pink in your project. You can use both too if you want.
4. You have until 28 February, 2015 11:55 IST to submit your entries.

 Here is my project for you all. Its a valentines themed flip up mini album. The spine is an old photo frame from IKEA. The first page is a cupcake shaker placemat and I have a tutorial on how it was put together.
The first step is to get the layers ready. They have been numbered in the image below, so that its easy for me to explain each one.
1.  Full image x 2 cut out of pearl paper to form front and back of the shaker placemat.
2. Outline x3 chipboard for the inner portion of the shaker, to give depth and form the cavity that holds the sequins.
3. Outline solid x 2 acetate sheets.
All of these were cut using the Silhouette Cameo and I designed it using some free shapes on the internet.

NOTE: The order of assembling the shaker is important.
Full image – acetate – 3xchipboard – acetate – full image
If you want to stamp or colour the full image cut-outs, its best to do so before assembling the shaker. Attach the embellishment later.
Stack-up the three pieces of chipboard and stick them together. Wet glue works well as you can move around the pieces and adjust the alignment.
Here is a close up of the shaker card
The sequins are confined to the shape of the cupcake, so the placemat can be strung through ribbon or rings to bind into a mini. Also, the shaker is identical from front and back.

Here is a front view of all the pages. Didn‘t want to make it a very picture heavy post so decided to take one photo of all pages together. Most of the titles are cut using the Silhouette Cameo. Lots of distressing and layering.

This is the back view of all the pages. Only the second page has wet medium on it. I've mixed gold glitter to 3D gel medium and applied it through a doily stencil, layered some lace, a fabric rose petal and sequins on it. The rest of the pages are just layering die cuts and embellishments

Supplies used:

Waiting to see your gorgeous creations. Don't forget to link up your creations to the linky tool provided at the end of the post.
 You can add your link till the 28 February , 11:55 IST.

Have a great crafty week!


  1. Adorable flip album Kripa!! Love the trick of making shaker card as a front page!!

  2. What a stunning flip album, Kripa. I absolutely love this concept. Shaker cards are so much in trend right now and it's so nice to see it used in a different way. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much Hussena. Wanted to try something outside my usual style and very happy with the way it turned out.

  3. Such a beautiful project Kripa..was surpised to see yu got a glue stick to work for you in sticking acetate! I must try that.
    Karuna most of your inlinkz of products dont seem to be working!

    1. Thank you Sonia. Somehow my previous reply doesn't appear here. Glue stick was only for the edges of the design. For the frame I used glue tape.

  4. Kripa this is gorgeous...........thank you so much for the shaker tutorial, never tried one! So well executed & so many details!

  5. Awesome shaker element. Beautiful, Kripa.

  6. I loved that pretty cupcake!! Thank you for the lovely tutorial on how this one was done! :)

  7. This is sooo adorable Kripa! Love it <3

  8. Is acetate sheet same as OHP sheet?

  9. Amazing and yummy design!! Thank you for such happiness!!
    Suchi xx

  10. Lovely flip mini album Kripa!! Tfs tutorial!!!

  11. lovely flip mini and awesome full filled challenge..
    I am enjoying this challenge :)

  12. Love Mini Album.
    Even loving this challenge too....

  13. Very sweet challenge. Just entered my card! Thank you.. :)

  14. Great challenge and superb work by Kripa.And Thanks for making it a monthly challenge !


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