Monday, 30 April 2012

DT Call ends May 15th!


Hello talented friends!

Addicted to scrapbooking and obsessed with crafting in any way shape or form? Would you like to join the team of an up and coming online store for paper craft in India?

We have an exciting opportunity for talented scrappers, card makers and off the page artists to join us here at Lulupu.com as our DT Member we call the Lulu Poohs!

This position would require you to have
  •  a strong sense of style
  • great photography skills
  • a blog
  • optional video and pictorial tutorial expertise
  • a desire to work with the VERY best products from around the globe! :)

What we will expect from our Lulu Poohs:
1.       Create a total of 2 projects per month and promote our products.
2.       Create at least 1 video tutorial on new products, techniques etc once in 2 months
3.       Commitment to be in DT till Dec 2012.
4.       Help decide on new promotions and challenges ideas. Take the lead atleat once in your 6 months stint.
5.       Help us to promote Lulupu.com on Facebook, Twitter and your blogs.

What our Lulu Poohs can expect from us:
1.    New supplies and kits on regular basis from our store plus special DT discounts and birthday gift vouchers!
2.    A personal page at Lulupu.com (under Lounge) with your photo and bio with link to your own Gallery!
3.    An opportunity to showcase your work, expertise and talent to a wider audience via our website and Blog.
4.    A cute Design Team button for your blog!
*Last Date to send your entry is May 15th
*New Lulu Poohs will be contacted by May 22nd
* The New Design Team will be announced here on May 27th

How to Apply:
1.       Use any of the inspirational photos of our Lulu Pooh’s work from our Gallery at the Lulupu.com website (also available on our Blog here) and create a NEW project of any kind. Unconventional would totally work! Projects do not have to use products only from Lulupu.com although we would LOVE seeing how you work with them!
2.       Post your new creation with a link back to the details of this DT Call and share your 3 best projects across, cards, scrapbooks, 3D projects and so on! We are looking for versatile crafters. Spread the word to other crafters
3.      Only Indian designers are all welcome to apply at this point of time.
4.       After you post on your Blog please E-mail your entry with details as follows to: Hello@lulupu.com.com, put “DT call” in the subject line

Email Entry must include all the details as requested below to help us know you better:
1. Name
2. Address
3. E-mail address
4. Blog address (Please ensure you have a active blog for at least 6 months)
5. Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you would like to be a part of the Lulu Pooh team.
6. Tell us about your scrapbooking/creative style, the type of projects you enjoy making, your favorite color schemes and products to use, as well as your least reached for products and color schemes.
7. List your area(s) of expertise from the technique categories below.
EX: If you have experience with Stamping please write: 1. Stamping
1.       Stamping
2.       Dry Embossing
3.       Heat Embossing
4.       Punch Craft
5.       Paper Piecing
6.       Die Cut Machine
7.       Quilling
8.       Sewing
9.       CAS
10.   Layering
11.   Emboss Resist
12.   Distressing

8. Any other Design Teams on which you currently serve, and if you have had experience in the past with being a challenge leader, DT coordinator etc., we'd like to know that as well (it's okay to say none!).

Please add your name below if you have submitted the details and wish to participate!

We are looking forward to seeing your talent!

If you have any questions, please e-mail them to: Hello@lulupu.com

Thank you for sharing your talent with us :)

Hugs,
Karuna

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Shaped Mother's Day Card

Hi Crafters!

Hope you had a fantastic April with us! We surely enjoyed sharing our ideas, tips and techniques and would love to see the cards that you make :)

Firstly I must thank my ever motivated and high spirited team of Lulu Poohs to come up with such fab and creative ideas day after day!

Also, 2 of our Lulu Poohs Tejal and Shalini have decided to take a break and we would like to thank them both for being with us during our launch and am sure you would still see their work here at Lulupu Blog :). But before that do visit their Blog and shower your love!

Its now my turn share a mother'd day card I have made and this one is for MIL! Yep, I haven't put up much of my work but I really wanted to share this quick card that I made using my electronic die cutting machine called ecraft by Craftwell USA. This machine is available on order at our store as well!

I know many of you might not have heard about this one but I totally loved it! I use it with my SCAL 3 and its a breeze. Like all machines it comes with a learning curve but isn't that the fun part of working with new things?

The entire card shape, flowers and flourish have been cut with the ecraft and the centres are filled with Pie Lane glitter :) I did not add any sentiment on the top as I loved it the way it was, subtle :) Have adorned it with some kaisercraft rhinestones and did some distressing around the edges.



Supplies used:

Blue Background and Flowers from Custom Value Pack - Grant Studios Paper Packs 12"X12" 50/Pkg - Brights


PS: Watch out our blog for an exciting announcement this april end. Also dont forget to participate in our monthly FB Fan Page for a lovely giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by

Karuna


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Mother's day LO






Hi Peeps!
You have been enjoying lots of beautiful stuff and tutorials from my fellow DT members.I am here to show you how to use some of the stuff in a scrapbook layout.
Firstly ,you need to have a sketch/ layout in mind.it makes things dramatically easy.I chose Cps- card sketches.

Second step is to choose a colour theme.I chose and expired colour theme by sparkle.

Finally enjoy yourself with the wide array of stuff that Lulupooh has to offer...like I did.These pictures are from our holiday at Amritsar and we were thrilled to take a rickshaw ride.
THIS IS A PIC HEAVY POST.
Detail shots of various embellishments used. Flowers and leaves punched out of scraps of papers

Challenges entered
CPS - sketch
Supplies used
PP-
paper tagger ultimate tag kit
Fancy pants strips- Wishful thinking Double sided paper 12 by 12
Summertime Cardstock Cute Cuts Die-Cuts 12"X12" SheetThe flowers and leaves were cut from the following papers.
Hello Sunshine Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12"- Glow
Hello Sunshine Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12"-Radiant
I hope you too will give it a try.trust me it is a lot of fun.
Thanks for passing by.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

You're Special - Negative Punch craft

Hi crafters!

This is Shruti here.. back with another card for you guys!

Of late I have been in a mood to try something new everytime I sit down to make a card or a layout. I have seen numerous cards made with negative images from die-cuts. Since I do not own any die cut machine I thought of trying the same thing out with my circle punches.



I have used different colored buttons underneath.. you could also put some pattern paper instead or felt sheets even.. that would give your card a different look. :) This is a simple and a quick way to make a card in a hurry. Do try it out!
Supplies used:
> Pattern paper: Fancy Pants - Adorable - Wishful Thinking Double-Sided Paper 12"x12"
> Buttons
> Pearls
> Fabriano Card Stock
> Mulberry roses and handmade rose
> Glue & Scotch Double sided foam mounting tape
> Martha Stewart Branch leaf punch

Thats all folks!

Happy crafting!!

- Shruti

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Thank you for being such a great Mom!

Hello everyone,

This is Nikita and I am back with another card; this one also designed keeping Mother's Day in mind just like the other gals did. It's a fairly simple card so there's not much to talk about it. So here goes the card!!! :)


And also, as always, here's the video of the card from start to finish! :D


Hope you guys liked it!

Supply List


  1. White and Brown Card stock - Purchased locally
  2. Patterned Paper - Fashion District - Custom Value Pack Paper Pad
  3. Stamp Set - all4moms - The {Stamps} of Life
  4. Ink - Versamark  - Tsukineko
  5. Clear Embossing Power - Hobby Ideas
  6. Twine - Doodlebug Design Inc.
  7. Adhesive - 3L
  8. Die - Standard Circles Large - Spellbinders
  9. Glossy Accents - Ranger
  10. Heart Border Punch - Locally purchased
  11. White Gel Pen - Uniball
See you all next time!!

Happy Weekend!!

Love,
Nikita!

Friday, 13 April 2012

To Mom with love




Hi there!
You have seen loads of tutorials and many inspiring creations by the very talented DT.Here is my humble creation for the Mother's day.
Detail shot of the dry embossing.
The Insides
This card uses the following supplies.
CS- Fabriano
Tag -Ultimate tag
Patterned paper-Lulu Pooh shop
Gemstones - kaiser kraft
Chipboard alphas-maya road
Distress ink- Tim Holtz

Challenges entered.
Skipping stones design- Sketch
Color Q- colors
Thanks for passing by.
Hugs!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Cut n Tuc Templates are here!!



Hey Its Tejal here, with a non-card post! On My first post, I had made a video for making a card, and had used a Cut - n- tuc template....And had a lot of queries for that....Now that Cut n Tuc templates are finally available at Lulupu.com, I thought of re-posting a small post I'd done on my blog a year and half back (with modifications of course)

To use the templates, you will need a
1) Perforating Mat (a foam pad will do / and all you punch craft enthusiasts can use your embossing mat too...and sometimes when I can't find any of these,  I will use my mouse pad upside down!!)
2). A Rotating knife and your
3). Templates....

 You stack your foam mat, then your paper and then the template and then cut.

Here's a snippet of the that video showing just how I use my templates.


Tip - Do not try to cut directly on your cutting mat (the green one in the picture) , you will not get perfect cuts. It needs the foam mat to push the knife into the grooves.


The foam mat on left is from Shilpi (Available at lulupu.com) and one of right is the one from my parchment kit.

 Now as to why are my templates multi-colored?

 Its a tip I learnt form SCS (splitcoast stampers) Color ever circle a different color, so that you remember which one you are cutting.. Else I might start at circle one on the right and circle two on left!!!
... Trust me, I've done that..Sketch pens won't work...Use any kind of Permanent markers...  OHP Markers/sharpies/copics will work

3. The rotating knife/swivel knife-  a must. I've tried other blades but the grooves are too thin and a straight blade, while helping you to cut may scratch the grooves of the template.
Do keep spare blades with you... Since it gets wedged between the two groves, there is a good chance you will break it.
 Most importantly, direction of the blade in the groove is very important. Keep the sharp edge of the blade in the direction in which you are cutting. Should minimize the breakage of the blade.

If there are any more questions, bring it on. I'd love to help you as much as I can.


All of these can be found at your nearest Shilpi store and now at Lulup.com too...
A whole kit comprising of the circle templates, the Perforating pad and the rotating knife is available at Lulupu.com. Click here to buy it.

Have you checked out the give-away in the previous post yet?

Till the next inspiring post....keep crafting!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Love you Mom!! And a give-away!

Hey Guys,

How has everyone been?? I am back with another post for Lulupu.. This time a mother's day card using some beautiful patterned papers available at Lulupu.

Mother's day is round the corner so I thought of showing some love to my mum.. Mind you it is her birthday tomorrow and would probably go to her before mother's day.. But what the hell... I would make another one for her... :D.

Before I go the card here's a quick update on a give-away at your very own www.lulupu.com! A gorgeous 8X8 Scrapbook Kit from Me & My Big ideas - You & Me! Isnt it gorgeous? This theme goes for anyone special even your mom!

Here's how you can win this kewl kit!
1. Come like us at our page - https://www.facebook.com/lulupucraftlounge
(Sending a friend request to this page will not enter you to win). 


2. The more you participate at the page, comment and talk to us the more are the chances for you to win! Yes we can check that too ;)


3. Register as a user at www.lulupu.com if you haven't already


4. Share our Shop Blinkie (check the blinkie code on right side) for details at your Blog and let us know via a comment on this post! This adds to your participation

Spread the word and help us share the joy! The more the people who like us, the bigger the prize package will be for 1 lucky winner! Yes if we cross 500 likes by end of April we will add more Goodies! :D


Now here's my take on this weeks card for mommy dearest!



I've just cut strips off the PPs and roughly cut them at angles and stuck them side by side... Simple easy peasy... :D

This card really came together really fast and a must do for people in a hurry to make cards to send off.. Doesn't require a lot of PP ( you could use up the scraps remaining with you.. Every scrap is vital)...

Supplies used:-
Cardstock=> Locally bought
PPs-Fashion District Custom Value Pack Pad 12"x12"
        Hello Sunshine Double-sided Cardstock 12x12-Gleam
        Hello Sunshine double-sided cardstock 12x12-Glow
       Hello Sunshine double sided cardstock 12x12-Zippy( I used the border on which the brand is printed of  this one) :D
       Wishful thinking double-sided paper 12x12- Adorable
       Wishful thinking double sided paper 12x12- Sprinkles
 Surecut Deluxe Paper Trimmer 12'
Sentiment using peels offs from Hobby Ideas and Alpha stickers from Echo Park Springtime from stash
Faux stitching using Signo gel pen
 Flower die cut- Summer time cardstock cute cuts die-cuts 12x12 sheet

Feel free to ask any questions.. Happy to Answer the,.. Hope to see you guys soon... Have a crafty weekend...


Hugs,
Khush
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