Thursday 31 May 2012

Washi Tapes are here!!!!

Hello everyone!!

It's almost June and all through May, we've all had fun learning and sharing cards with special folds. We also welcomed Juhi Khanna - a very talented crafter, as a part of our Design Team, so it's all been busy busy. But May is not over yet and we still have something for you - something that is jaw-dropping; well, almost.

As you all know, Washi Tapes have been a craze around the crafting community recently and my God have we all been eyeing them!! So, our awesome Lulupu Store had been putting in a lot of efforts just to be able to make these available to the Indian crafters, and guess what?? They're here!!!! Yayyy!!! *Super happy*
{You can check out all the designs available at the store right here. There are more than 60 designs available}

Being a part of the Design Team must have some privileges, right? We all got to pick and order for our favourite designs while they were being ordered for the store and as a result, I have mine with me already and I am ready to share some great quick cards with you that you can easily make with Washi Tapes.

While working with these tapes I realised that not only were they super fun to play with, I didn't have to restrict  myself to a specific pattern, design or style! I could use them any way I wanted and the end result would still be AWESOME!! I made three unique designs but six cards in all (in a span of two hours... I told you it was going to be quick!) So here are the pictures of what I made. I also have videos for you that show exactly how quick and easy it was to make them. :)

For a card of this type, make sure you use tapes of the same width or it will look really messy! :)

Here's Part 1 of the video..

And here's Part 2

We'd love to see you try these...

Here's the list of Washi Tapes and other supplies used:

Washi Tapes
For cards 1 -4

For Card 6

Other Supplies
1. Card Stock - Locally Purchased
2. Stamp sets used - Stamps of Life
   a) phrases 2 say
   b) candy2share
4. Embossing Powder - Ranger (Sea foam White)
6. Ink
   b) Memento - Tuxedo Black
   c) Distress Ink - Tim Holtz in Antique Lenin, Vintage Photo & Spun Sugar
8. Adhesive - E Z Runner (3L)
9. Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers

Have a nice day!!!


Wednesday 30 May 2012

Welcome Juhi Khanna - Our latest addition to Lulu Poohs at Lulupu Design Team

Hi Crafters

How have you been? I am guessing pretty good with all the amazing work you guys share!

I am here to announce our Design Team Call Winner! Yep we found our Lulu Pooh!

Here's a warm welcome to Juhi Khanna who is one of the most seasoned and creative crafters around India! Please read on more about our lovely new member!

"Juhi is an electronics engineer and mum to a 5.5 month old by day and a paper crafter by night. She loves to create bright and happy cards and most of her cards almost always have flowers on them! She loves to make her own flower embellishments.

Juhi is a fabulous scrapper and had many pretty mini albums to her credit. She feels that they are so quick and easy to make and look super cute. An inspiration to many, Juhi has been one of the oldest crafter and blogger in India and beautifully polished in her work.

Her favorite tool is her die-cutting machine. She loved her dies to bits as they help her with endless creative  possibilities! She has a thing for stamping and coloring images with markers and loves to use all kinds of ribbons and laces, off the shelf die-cuts and stickers on her projects."

Am sure many of you already would have seen her gorgeous and inspiring work at her Blog - If not then you must must visit it!

Do stay tuned to watch some amazing inspiration coming your way in June!  What do we have in store for you for the month of June? Any guess?

But before that we are gonna end May with a Big Bang!! Shhhhh...... check back our post tomo! You are gonna love it!


Thursday 24 May 2012

Baby card on a Centre fold

Hi Peeps!
I am at Pune holidaying and that's why no time for blogging and crafting...Thank God I had the foresight to make this one in Udhampur itself.
Well the surprise in this post is not only the fold card I attempted and successfully made but also the video I made.
Please be gentle people and let me know what you think of it.
The Insides.

Supplies used
Journal Cards - Life Is Good Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12"
Hello Sunshine Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12"- Zippy
Thanks for passing by.

Monday 21 May 2012

Double Pocket Fold card

Hello and good morning everyone!

I hope you've all had the opportunity to see the brilliant stuff the other Lulu Poohs have created and shared with you. Today I am back with another fold - the Double Pocket Fold. It's called that simply because once you fold the card that way, it creates two pockets for you to add say, coupons, gift certificates, tags, notes, letters.. the possibilities are just too many...

Anyway, here's how the card looks...

And here's the link to the video..

Supply List:
1. Cardstock - Locally purchased
5. Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Antique Lenin, Tea Dye & Vintage Photo

See you all next time..

Happy Crafting!!

Friday 18 May 2012

One Minute Fold Card - Tutorial

Heya crafters!

Shruti here and am back on Lulupu to share with you guys a pretty little folded card I learnt the other day. It is probably the easiest card making tutorial ever! You can even get your kids to make this.. trust me, they’ll have fun making it!

Now.. I don’t know what they call this fold.. Maybe Khush can help me out here. Meanwhile, I am gonna call it the One Minute Fold Card..

Here is how it looks..

And this is how the inside of the card looks like. You can keep money or tags with messages written inside. :)



Step 1.

Take any square sized paper. 6x6 or 8x8 works best! What I have here is a 6x6 pattern paper. Now fold the paper like I have in the picture below.


Step 2.

Prepare a little pocket for your card. I decided to go for a triangular pocket.


Step 3.

Gather embellishments of your choice to deck up the pocket. I have some flowers, a butterfly stamped and cut and a sentiment here. I have also tied a yellow and a black ribbon on the pocket. Once you’ve embellished it, apply glue only on to the edges of the pocket and stick it on to the pattern paper.


Step 4:

Now, let us make a top cover for the card. Since I used an 6x6 pattern paper, I cut out a 4.3x4.3 inches and stuck a MS punched paper on top of it.. You may embellish it however you like.

Step 5:

Now adhere this paper on to one of the corners of the card and stick a ribbon to the backside and top cover of a card like shown in the picture. I’ve used the red sticky tape here for it. That works best than a glue stick or liquid glue. Oh! yes.. I stuck some black card stock on to the flaps of the card as I was going for a black and yellow theme.. Once you have finished making this card completely you can always cover the back with a black card stock as well… :)

Step 6:

This is how the card should look like once you're done attaching the ribbon.


Step 7:

This is my favorite step! Now is the time to decorate the card and tie the ribbon into a pretty bow. I decided to keep it simple. So here is how I finished my card!!

Simple and easy to make, isn't it? Do try it out and click a picture or two and share it with us!

Supplies used:

Yellow and Black Fabriano CardstockPattern Papers: Hello Sunshine Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12"-Radiant
Punch - Martha Stewart Double Loops, Martha Stewart Lattice Punch, JEF fleur de lis punch
Glue - American Crafts Red sticky Tape and a regular glue
Stamps: Fiskars sentiment stamp, Butterfly - Unity Stamp Itty Bitty a Friend Loveth,
The flowers, ribbons and pearls are from my stash.

Until next time!


- Shruti

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Another flapped card

Hey guys,

Back again to show you my next card for Lulupu.. This has been my favorite month in lulupu as we are doing fancy fold cards and I LOVE fancy folds... Haven't yet tried the diamond fold card one by Snehal and the flip flap card done by Nikita, but would surely give it a shot soon... :)

This time I made another flappy card which seems to be the trend around here in Lulupu... I won't say much.. Just go on to show you guys the pics of it..!!

yes it is a PINK card AGAIN... I seem to be fascinated by the color, I have absolutely no clue why though!

It's a  double dutch fold card and this is how it looks with it's flaps all closed... A view the flaps open...

the card as it looks with the top flap open but the bottom two flaps are still closed...

This is a fairly simple card once you get all your dimensions set... Quick and super fun to make.. It's great for people like me who love using PPs a LOT and here at Lulupu we do give you a wide variety of PP to choose from....
The central focal image is from a PP which I have fussy cut..

Simple and easy!!

Cardstock=> Fabriano Elle Erre
PPs=>Fancy Pants-Adorable -Wishful Thinking double-sided paper 12x12
          Hello Sunshine double-sided cardstock 12x12-Gleam
           Hello Sunshine double-soded cardstock 12x12-Glow
          hello Sunshine double-sided cardstock 12x12- Zippy
           Fancy Pants- Sprinkles-wishful thinking double sided paper 12x12
           Kaisercraft Pina Colada 12x12 Coconut Cream
White gel pen, Lilac posies Memento Ink,  Penny Black Paint the town red, Ribbon from stash

Hope you guys like the cards.. Please do drop in with your valuable comments.. And look out for some more amazing work to be dished out by the DT... Till then.. Cya


Sunday 13 May 2012

Joy Fold - Thank You card

Heya crafters!

Welcome to Lulupu!

I am sure you are having fun trying all the special folds our amazing Designer Team here at Lulupu has whipped out for you so far. It’s me Shruti here and today it’s my turn to inspire you!

If you guys follow my blog then you’d know I have not really tried a lot of folds so far... which is why to make one was quite a challenge for me. So for all you card makers who haven't really tried their hands on folds before, just like me, but would want to give it a shot.. then here I have a very simple and easy fold you!

It’s called the Joy Fold Card!

Just as the name suggests, this card is a great joy to make. It is quick and simple yet a really pretty and an effective fold!

This is my first Joy Fold card and I really liked making it.

This is how it opens..

Cute, eh? Its probably the easiest fold to try if you are a starter like me. I encourage all you guys to try this fold atleast once and tell us if you had fun making it or not. Also let us know if you need a tutorial on it.

Supplies Used:

Blue Fabriano Cardstock
Pattern Papers: DCWV Fresh Floral Stack & Hello Sunshine double sided cardstock 12x12-Glow
Punch - Martha Stewart Branch Leaf Punch
Stamps: Flower - Heartfelt Creations daisy patch flowers, Butterfly - Unity Stamp Itty Bitty a Friend Loveth, Sentiment - Inkadinkado Everyday Expression
Inkssentials Glossy Accents  
The twine, doily and pearls are from my stash.

Is there any special fold you’d want us to feature here on Lulupu along with a tutorial? If yes.. then comment below and let us know. We’d be more than happy to help you out with it.
Until next time..
- Shruti

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Double fold card: Sorry you caught a bug!

Good morning crafters!

To say that I was amazed by the special fold cards I've seen so far would be an understatement!! I was bowled over by the Magic Explosion card Karuna made and I had never even heard of a Diamond fold card so that was a complete surprise!!!! Thanks ladies for such wonderful inspirations. :)

Khushboo's Six fold card was something I had seen before. But even so, it was so colourful that I decided to make today's card in a similar manner - with lots of patterned papers!!! And I borrowed another idea from her card; I made something similar to what she did to hold my card in place.

It's a very simple fold and I am not sure what it is called so I'm calling it a Double fold card, simply because it has two flaps overlapping one another. It's a get well soon, kind of card and I decided to make that because I haven't been keeping well the past two days.. So there was the inspiration.

The final card measures 4"x4" and I've used some amazing PPs from the Lulupu store (full supply list at the end of the post!) Here's the card!

And here are the videos. Yes, you read that right. Since the video was turning out to be very long, I split it into two... 

Here's Part 1

And here's Part 2

Supply List

1. Card Stock - Locally Purchased
2. Patterned Paper - Boho Chic - Custom Premium Paper Pad 6"X6" 32/Sheets
3. Stamp Sets
    a) Getwell2you
    b) Lines2journal - Both by the {Stamps} of Life
    c) On the mend - Lawn Fawn
4. Colours - Faber Castell Water Colour Pencils
5. Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
6. Adhesive
    a) Allary Permanent Dot Adhesive Runner
    b) Elmer's Craft Glue
7. Die Sets - Spellbinders
    a) Standard Circles Large
    b) Classic Scalloped Circles Large
    c) Edgeabilities Mix & Match Classics
8. Paper Trimmer - Fiskars
9. Scoring Tool - Scor Pal
10. Die Cutting Machine - Cuttlebug
11. Water Brush - Sakura Koi Water Brushes (small & medium)
12. Crop a Dile Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers

Hope you guys liked the card and enjoyed the video(s)!! See you all next time!

Till then,
Happy Crafting!!

Nikita! :)

Sunday 6 May 2012

Diamond Fold card

Honestly I was in try the folds but SCOR PAL really makes your life easy.
I had a ball making this.And If a person like me can try and successfully make a fold card I think You should definitely give it a try.
I do not have a stand and though I gave my husband enough notice to get me one.....He didn't and that 's why I am really sorry that despite all my noble intentions I cannot show you a tutorial.But as soon as he  gets the stand...I will upload a tutorial.
Side view of the folds
Supplies used
Kaiserkraft scrapbooking paper- Lulupu store
Hello sunshine

Die cut
Hope you are inspired.
Keep coming back for more inspiration.

Thursday 3 May 2012

Magic Explosion Card

Hey there?

Are you having a crafty time? Well we had a fab April with you all, thank you for all your love and support!

It's May and we, the Lulu Poohs would be sharing a whole new variety of Different card fold techniques for you to try this month! Did you checkout Khushboo's fab Six Fold Card Tutorial? It totally rocks and a must try! Super easy and fun!

So am here with a Magic explosion card. Its my favourite so far and i have made so many that now i've lost a count! I know i dont have a tutorial but i was in such a hurry to complete this one on a special request for a 25th Anniversary and had to be shipped a long way! But maybe another time :)

So it was a 25th Anniversary and it would usually be gliterati ? Right? Hmmm, well I went on softer tones of green, pink and orange with a dash of blue. And I feel its one of my best explosion cards and it was pretty hard parting with it.(am sure you know this feeling, wink) I knew i had to use these gorgeous lilies so i changed my usual paper cake to a 2 tier lacy cake with frosty sparkles.

So behold, its a picture heavy post! Hope you enjoy it.

Photo credit: Siddhant Singh Photography


And a quick heads up - we are looking for new design team members. Do read the details HERE


Background Papers from:

Fashion District - Custom Value Pack Paper Pad 12"X12" 

Embellishment flowers - 
Die cuts from - 

Summertime Cardstock Cute Cuts Die-Cuts 12"X12" Sheet

Punch is - 

Fiskars Sunburst Craft Border Punch

Tools - 


Tuesday 1 May 2012

six-fold card

Hey peeps,

Happy Tuesday.. What's been cooking.. A brand new month has started to bring out all the new creative juices from all the talented crafters all around.. Just a note to bring to attention before I move onto my card.. We have a DT call going on at Lulupu from the 1st of May to the 15th.. Please check the blog here for details..

Last month in Lulupu you saw us celebrating our creations for our mother's.. This whole month is gonna be a dazzler.. You would get to now why...

Today I am sharing a very fun fold card called the six-fold card.. I had seen the tutorial for it online or rather should I say Shruti had shown it to me and I promptly fell in love with it ( secret which not so secret- I love FANCY FOLDS)

So without rambling here goes.. Posting a tute for it along with the pics... Your finished card would be 4*4 in size.. perfect for posting.. :)

You need an 8"x12" size of CS.. I have used black.. I am actually in love with black card stock or the moment...

Score it at 4" and 8" on the 12" side. Turn your card stock 90 degrees and score at 2" and 6'. Now your CS would look the picture below.

 Can you see the score lines clearly in the picture??

Now keeping the card stock lengthwise with the 8' side on the top, cut off the top and bottom panels on your right hand side.. from the edge to the score lines removing it completely. You will understand better once you see the picture

eww I seemed to have missed a step while clicking the pics... Damn.. Anyhow let me explain it through the pic only...If you look at the pic.. On the top right hand side, the part has been removed completely, from the edge to where the score lines meet.. You have to do the same thing for the extreme left panel too so that just the center panel remains.

Now when you look at the center of the Card stock, you would see three equal 4' squares.. The left square cut diagonally as shown in the picture above.

You have the do the same thing on the extreme right hand square keeping in mind that the direction of your diagonal should be the same as the one in the left. It would ultimately end up looking like the pic below.

Now you can see the three panels on the bottom side of your scored card stock.. You have to make horizontal cuts from the left to the right till the score line. DO not cut off the entire panel.. Just a slit...These horizontal slits would give you folding flaps while removing a triangle on the right side square. your card stock should look like the pic below once you have made the horizontal slits..

This is what your Card stock should look like after all the scoring and cutting.. You can see the folding flaps in the bottom after the horizontal slits made on the card stock.. Your card is now ready to be embellished.. Normally a ribbon is tied to keep the card folded, but IO realized that having a belly band around it makes more sense and keeps the card folded very properly.. I unfortunately do not have the measurement for the belly band.. I make it by trial and error...

The pictures below would show you how my finished card looks like

This is my finished card.. The PPs look gorgeous against black..

Supplies used:-
Black card stock=> Locally bought
PPs:-Hello Sunshine double sided cardstock 12x12-Glow
         Hello Sunshine double sided cardstock 12x12-Zippy
          Fashion District Custom Value Pack paper pad 12x12
Stamp=> HA Antique Engravings
Coloring medium=> Staedler water color pencils
Other tools Sure cut deluxe paper trimmer 12' and Scor Pal scoring tool
All digis are from the net and sentiments from Itsy Bitsy
Bling from stash        

Thanks for dropping by.. For nay questions please feel free to drop in a comment and I will get back to you ASAP.

Thanks a ton for dropping by.. Comments totally appreciated and valued.. Have a great day