Sunday 1 March 2015

Challenge#47 Lulupu's 3rd Birthday Special - Moodboard Inspiration

Hello dear friends!

It’s the start of a new month and a very special month for us. Yes, as Karuna mentioned, it is Happy Happy Birthday for Lulupu! The paradise for all craft lovers!

Now who celebrates a birthday without a party right!!! So for all our readers, let the party begin! J
This month, we have a host of inspiration, tutorials, some fabulous guest designers, loads of games and a super duper mood board for you all to play with us. Not only do you get to showcase your talent and celebrate Lulupu’s 3rd Birthday, but you get a chance to win yourself some lovely goodies, as Karuna’s post mentions.

And to get you in the mood we have a special moodboard as the inspiration for this month!

Theme : Birthday - Turning "3"

(Moodboard photo credits: Top Left: Studio DIY; Top Right: Sweet & Saucy ; Centre Right: Greer Chicago; Bottom Left: Elizabeth Anne Designs;Bottom Right: Sweetmelangeblog )

Rules for the Challenge:
The projects must be all Birthday related and you must choose a minimum of 3 things from the moodboard as your inspiration. The moodboard can be interpreted in various ways but we are sharing a few examples below

Techniques: Distress look, Embossing, Crackle effect etc

Materials: Wood, lace, ribbons, tissue, string etc

Embellishments: Frames, tassels, pennants, flowers, glitter etc

Shapes: Circle, Rectangle, Ovals, Cylindrical etc

All other things: Gold, Calligraphy scripts, Colors.

In addition to choosing 3 things from the moodboard, we have a number '3' in our moodboard, so either you may interpret it as the number itself as its our 3rd Birthday or use 3 of something, like sequins, 3 pattern papers, or 3 flowers etc

Please feel free to interpret it your way but do ensure you mention the 3 items you have chosen and how the interpretation has been used unless its very obvious!

So what you waiting for, jump right into the celebrations with us 

For this post, I have taken the inspiration from the mood-board in the form of the lovely hot pink and gold color. I have also interpreted the number 3 by using three different colored leaves (colors inspired from the yummy macaroons) as the main focal point of the card I have created.

So here’s a quick tutorial on how this card was created:
I started out with an 8.5”x 5.5” card stock which was scored at 2 1/8”, 6 3/8”. I used some hot pink card stock to create the background. Once I had my background ready, I just sponged some Versamark ink with some stencils and used some gold perfect pearls to get the soft look. For the main focal point, I fussy cut some leaves which I stamped using distress inks. Since the 3 was the lucky number, I used 3 leaves to pin on the card, with a brad, and spread the leaves around. The main sentiment ‘Happy’ was die cut multiple times and adhered together to give some dimension. Lastly, I stamped birthday on a piece of cardstock, trimmed it and foam adhered it to the card!

So, I hope you all enjoyed the easy breezy card which you can create in a jiffy!
Stay tuned for more inspiration!

Lulupu is turning 3, so we will be having 3 categories to enter your projects into. You may enter maximum 2 projects in each category with no (1) and (2) against your name.

1. Cards and Invites

2 Décor and Layouts

3 Gifts, Boxes, Favor Bags, Albums 

I hope you all like my project! Do leave me your comments or any queries regarding any of the products used here and I will get back to you as soon as possible :)


  1. Such a pretty card! Love the dangling leaves!

  2. Congragulations & Birthday wishes for your 3rd year , Keep up the awesome work !!!

  3. Simple and beautiful card Dolly! Amazing!

    Oh by the way I wanted to confirm whether it HAS to be a Birthday related only or can be anniversary related too?


    -Priyanka Srivastava

    1. Priyanka,
      Thank you for liking the creation!
      The projects have to be all Birthday related!

      Hope this helps!


  4. Entry no. 9 and 16 in category 1 both belong to me, I had entered my name as Halak Shah (2) but it got messed up as the page auto-refreshed. :) Apologies for the confusion.

  5. Hello Lulupu.. I wish you a very happy birthday. I have entered my craft at No.8 in category 3.

  6. congratulations and happy birthday lulupu :)
    i have made my entry its no.10 in category 3 :)

  7. Loved the colour combinations of your card.Happy 3rd birthday to Lulupu.May you grow by leaps and bounds with every passing year.
    I've entered my card in category 1 ,the entry no 23....
    Thanks for giving us a chance to showcase our creations......

  8. challenge closed before 12 :(
    i had put so much effort to make this box card for this challenge and it got closed as i went to post it :(
    i request if entry could be considered

    1. Hi roshni, we will be considering your entry as well :) all the best

  9. Hey buddy, I am looking for the best place to throw a wedding party in NYC? There are numerous Lincoln park wedding venues available for great wedding parties but I am not sure which one will work best for me?


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