Tuesday 31 July 2012

All about Mini Albums, Tutorial and Challenge!

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Hey everyone this is Shruti here!

I hope all of you had good fun joining us in our Stamping Challenge last month.. and also got to learn few tips and tricks on stamping from our fabulous design team here at Lulupu!

This month will be even more fun!! July is going to be all about mini albums and scrapbooking. There are so many different types of mini albums that I know a month may not be enough to cover all of them.. yet, we promise to come up with tutorials and creative ideas to make different types of mini album!! You can use about anything to make a beautiful memory keepsake.. Like paper bags, used CDs, cardboard boxes, envelopes, playing cards, old books, etc. etc. etc.. the list is never ending. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to create a mini album.. Its about putting your creativity at work!!

Mini albums are a great way to preserve memories from your life or from a special event like a trip you’d taken with family, etc. Sometimes you may want to share an experience through scrapbooking that won't take up an entire large album. That is where “Mini Albums” enter!

What I have for you today is a very small mini album. It’s called the Meandering mini album. This album looks like a small pocket book.

And now.. a quick tutorial on how to make this cute little mini.. :)

Am sure you must have guessed by now what this month's challenge is going to be. Yes!! The July challenge is to make a mini. It could be any sized or shaped mini album! You could make one using scraps, old CDs.. absolutely anything.. You're only limited by your creativity!

Whats more?! The winner gets a gift voucher worth Rs.300 to shop at www.lulupu.com!!! :D How cool is that?!

You have until the end of this month to link up your project.
* It is not necessary to use items purchased from Lulupu.com (though we would love it if you do).
* You can link up your creation to a maximum of 5 challenges including this one.
* The challenge is open to only Indian nationals.
* No Back linking please. We would love to see what you make post this challenge is announced.
* Maximum 2 entries per person will be allowed
* Please share your entry on our FB page with a link to your post under the July Challenge Album. This is not compulsory but we would love to share your work with craft lovers!
* Lastly please link back to this challenge page.

Supplies Used:

Welcome to Lulupu's Mini Album Challenge! Please click on the blue box below by Inlinkz to upload your card and a direct link to your website.

Friday 27 July 2012

"Hello" - Handmade Mesh and Heat Embossing

Heya friends!!

I hope you guys are having fun with this month’s theme of mini albums.. You’ve got two more days to enter our monthly challenge!! So better hurry…

Check the link below for more details..

Now for the card I made today..

It’s a fun little card.. I’ve woven strips of card stock together for the background! The butterfly is clear embossed and later colored using Micia’s blue pigment inkpad!! I am in love with this ink color.. it seems a bit different in the photo but in actuality it’s a very pretty deep blue color.. a very rare color to find, I think! This color will definitely make it to my top 10 favorite ink colors. :) The texture of the ink is very nice and not too creamy which makes it very easy to work with.

I also did a little experiment of embossing on a Washi tape.. and here is the result!! The sentiment embossed just perfect! Do make sure to rub your anti-static pad on the tape before you emboss.

TIP: If you dont an anti-static pad then just substitute it by rubbing some talcum powder on the surface before you emboss.

Thats all for today, folks!

Promise to be back with another fun project soon!

Until then, happy crafting!

- Shruti

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Wednesday 25 July 2012

CD mini

Hi Guys,

Here with a CD mini and my last post for Lulupu... I got hooked to Cd minis recently and they are so much fun and really challenging in terms that you have limited working space...So you have an entire LO to plan on that small disk including embellishments and which is honestly a huge ask...

I won't ramble much... Just go on and show you the pics.. I have not done the cover because I don't know who the recipient would be...So will embellish it as and how it happens...

That's it guys.. I love the outcome of this mini... Thanks for all the love you guys have shown... Now will wait for all the love on my blog...

PP=> lulupu
rest of the embellishments from stash.


Sunday 22 July 2012

Heart Shaped Mini

 Hello everyone, this is going to be a really quick post. My laptop is really old so doing simple things like adding a watermark to images and uploading them to blogger takes more than an hour :( so even though I completed the mini yesterday I couldn't post it yesterday (my post was scheduled for 21st July)......anyway enough of my rambling.
I've used heart shaped die-cuts to make my heart shaped mini album.......pictures are not that good (trust me it looks better in RIL :P )



Wednesday 18 July 2012

Guest DT Post for July - Yvonne

Ola Crafters!

Hope you are enjoying the series of beautiful Mini's made by our lovely DT team. Not to forget the cute tags they have showcased!

We have our Guest DT post by a very talented crafter most of you are familiar with! Yes its Yvonne from "Do More with Less". She has a super cute recycled Tin box with a cute mini inside! We hope this gets you totally inspired!

Here's over to Yvonne----

Hello there! 

This is Yvonne from Do More With Less here to share with you my mini album featuring my littlest nephew J.

I upcycled an old tin box and glued an accordian-style mini album inside [4.25 X 4.5]. To create unity among the pages, I used repeated elements like the owl with the googly eyes [I added Glossy accents for dimension] and the tag and twine. I also printed all my photos in black and white for a more cohesive look.


Sunday 15 July 2012

Back pack mini

Hi peeps!
I am back with a mini album a backpack one to share with you today and with a video tutorial of the same .Hope you like it.

I like this one for its simplicity and for the fact that it doesn't need any binding  or rings to hold it.I would recommend a bigger size though to carry larger pics.
Detail shots

Side view

This is how it looks when opened.

Supplies used
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Papers from Lulupu.
Thanks for passing by.

Thursday 12 July 2012

Distressed & Doodled Bookmark

Hello everyone,

This is Nikita here with a quick post showing you how I made a bookmark using distressing, a little bit of doodling and just a teensy bit of stamping. It is evident that it is a rushed and last-minute post, but I've had a hectic first week this month; but I promise to come up with something good at the end of this month (when I'll be posting my mini..*wink wink*)

Speaking of Minis, do you know about this month's challenge yet? If not, drop in here and know all about it! You will also get to watch a fabulous video made by our very own Shruti showing you how to make a Meandering Mini Album... You have till the end of the month to enter the challenge :)

Anyway, back to my post now. Here's how the bookmark looks (dimensions 2 3/4" wide and 7 1/2" tall).. And when I say "I hope you guys like it" I really do mean it.

Also, after a hiatus of a month, I also have a video for you... :)

Supply List
1. Card Stock - Locally Purchased
2. Distress Inks
   i. Mustard Seed
   ii. Crushed Olive
   iii. Wild Honey
   iv. Barn Door
3. Blending Tool
4. Stamp Set - miniabc2stamp - The {Stamps}of Life
5. Paper Trimmer
6. Post-its
7. Black gel Pen
8. Tiny circle punch
9. White Ribbon

That's all I have for today... See you all next time..


Monday 9 July 2012

A Grey and gold tag

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I am here to show you a simple tag after the gorgeous mini inspirations and tags.I hope you are playing along with us at the ongoing challenge at Lulupu to win some fabulous prizes.
Nothing much to say about this tag.it is pretty self explanatory.

Detail shots.
Close up of the gold tinted paper roses

                                                                      Gold embossing
The supplies used
MICIA Invitation stamp
Mix pack mulberry paper flowers

Saturday 7 July 2012


Hey guys,

How is everyone doing?? Have you seen the new challenge up and running at lulupu?? It's all about memory books and mini books.. So c'mon everyone.. get those papers and scissors out and start snipping and dish out some fantastic stuff like last month... We were totally bowled over by the amazing creations for the stamping challenge....

I have a back to school tag for you.. Well you would be wondering why a tag when it is a month for minis.. Just breaking the monotony.. :P... It's a very simple tag using lots of fussy cutting.. :D

A close up of the cute birdie...

This is a really simple tag but I love the color combo...

Thanks for dropping.. Hope to see you play along with this challenge...


Wednesday 4 July 2012

Desktop Display Mini Album

Hello there, this is Juhi. I hope everyone is having fun with this month's theme of mini albums...I know I am.......Mini albums have always been my favorite, they are so easy to make and look so good......I especially like to make baby mini albums. 
My daughter is 7 months old now and I have still not made even a since scrapbook layout of her, so I made a mini album featuring my daughter Kriti. I have up-cycled an old desktop calender (seen in the picture below) and made a desktop display mini album.
This was incredibly easy to make as I did not have to take care of the binding, just covered up the dates on the calender with PP. I've used loads of washi tape, some chipboard stickers and alpha stickers to embellish. The trick here is to keep the pages relatively flat by not using too many 3-D embellishments, you can either use all the pages or remove the ones you don't want. 

 I've left a few pages empty to add journaling.

 I hope this has inspired you to create your own mini. I totally agree with my fellow DT member Shruti when she says "You can use about anything to make a beautiful memory keepsake.. Like paper bags, used CDs, cardboard boxes, envelopes, playing cards, old books, etc. etc. etc.. the list is never ending. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to create a mini album.. Its about putting your creativity at work!!" So get going make your own mini and link it up to this month's challenge, details can be found here.

Supplies Used

Monday 2 July 2012

Winners of June Monthly Challenge!

Heylo Crafters,

What a fantastic month we had here! Thank you so much for the overwhelming participation in our first Challenge in June. We had a monthly challenge where our lovely DT team - The Lulu Pooh's showcasing some amazing inspiration on some real awesome stamping techniques. If you missed any of these super amazing posts, just hop over to the archived posts on the right under the month of June :)

 In total we had 27 super awesome entries for our challenge! And we have 1 winner and also a top 3 who get to show off their blinkies!!

 Let me tell you that the DT had a real tough time deciding these as each entry was superb in its own way and we have tried to choose the ones which have stuck to the entry rules of the stamping challenge and shown us some real neat techniques and feel of stamping!

 So Drum Rolls!!!!

 The Winner of our first Challenge is - Pooja.


We loved Pooja's amazingly coloured stamped image. The overall look and feel was breathtaking! Truly a "Best out of waste kind of a project", as mentioned by her!

Please mail us at hello@lulupu.com with your address and choice of Micia Medium (CPM) stamp from our store as a prize! Woo hoo!!

And our top 3 in no particular order are......... :)

with the beautifully coloured Micia Wood mounted stamp from our store 

The DT was surely flipped by this cute flip flop and gorgeous stamping!

We loved the beautifully stamped and paper piecing used in this Birthday card! It looks adorable!

Well done top 3!!! Please mail us at hello@lulupu.com for your top 3 blinkie links :)

A big thanks to everyone who participated, unfortunately we can have only few names mentioned but we surely loved your enthusiasm and creations! We have a new challenge for the month to make a Mini Album.... just any kind :D Please check out THIS post by our DT team Shruti with her amazing tutorial on a meandering Mini Album and watch out some more amazing inspiration from the DT this month!