Monday, 25 February 2013

Our Story-Mdf mini album





Hi friends!
I am sure you must have feasted your eyes on the many beautiful projects shared by our very talented and creative design team members.I am sharing my first MDF project ever.It took me some days to think how to go about it .....but once it was in my head;it took less than an hour to execute it.I am sharing  a pictorial tutorial for the same.Hope it is clear.If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
I had good fun with all these beautiful patterned papers and veneer shapes.Aren't they amazing?


 The tutorial
Linking it to the guest challenge at do more with less-Text + chipboard technique with Keren Tamir!

Supplies used.

Thanks for passing by.
HUGS!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

How to : Make Hanging Open MDF Album

Hello beautiful crafters !!

Its me Isha here today with my post to show you How to make Hanging Open  MDF album . When i received this Kaisercraft Album from Lulupu.com the first thing that came to my mind was that what I am going to do with this album .

I have spent many days thinking what can be done, and finally decided to give it a try ( this is my second mdf project and still struggling :P)

This is how the album comes in pieces and assembly is required .

First thing that i did was painted the entire thing with black acrylic paint and you don't need to be an artist for this, don't forget to paint the sides of the album because that's the part which is most visible .

Please avoid the mess on my table . And this is how it looks like when you paint the album pieces .

Now comes the next step - cover the pieces with the pattern paper !! The pattern paper I have used from kit  measures 6x6 and my album measures approx 8" wide , so i decided to cover the pieces with plain cardstock to add extra layer and distressed the edges with Vintage photo.
After this I have added the pattern paper over this and the paper collection that I have used is Be - Amazing from MME , Loved these papers they are just awesome.


Voila ! All the pieces are covered with the gorgeous pattern and ready to embellish .

P.S- First embellish the pieces and then assemble .


I have used loads of stamps and embellishments on this album and have tied the pieces with yellow organza ribbon . Thickers that I have used added a dimension to my project and I absolutely loved it .
Added two photo mats and one piece is left over for journaling .

A closer shot so that you can see the details ...



I have used Tombow mono Liquid glue , you can also use Glossy accents .

TIP - It would be a great idea if you use  Mod Podge to cover the pieces before and after assembly .Mod podge will give a protective coating to your project and it will your project more sturdy and will give extra life to your project . It will also save your work from dust and will give some matte finish to your work .
Our store has a wide range of Mod Podge.

I hope you liked it and are inspired to make your own MDF projects . Our Store offers a wide range of MDF products ... Grab them and get started .

 Love 
Isha 

Supplies used from Lulupu.com- 



Wednesday, 20 February 2013

How to: make a MDF Handbag!

Hello there! It's my turn today to share some MDF love with you. This is my first ever MDF project and I am so in love with this product. It's easy to do, quite sturdy and so much fun :)

When I received this Kaisercraft MDF handbag from lulupu.com, I really didn't know what to do. And then I googled and found a lot of MDF projects. Today I am sharing what I found and/or learned while doing this fun MDF project :)

Here's how the handbag comes, all pieces are separate and assembly is required!

First thing I found is that it would be a good idea to give a coat of paint to the entire thing.

And that is what I did. I chose to work with a grey acrylic color and a flat brush.You do not need to be an artist to do this :) Just apply paint in one stroke from top to bottom and/or bottom to top. Acrylic paint dries pretty quick so you really don't have to wait for long for the next step.

Tip: Don't forget to use a newspaper or old rug to protect your working surface.
I found that one thick coat of paint looked quite good especially since I planned to cover the outer side with pattern paper and the paint is gonna show only on the inside, but if you feel you can go for the second coat of paint.

Tip: Make sure you cover all the thin sides of the MDF with paint, because that will show in the end result.


Next step(my personal favorite :)) is to pick your pattern papers and cut them to size to decorate the outer side of your MDF handbag. I picked these yummy ones from the American Crafts - XOXO 6X6 paper pad.

Tip: To cut the papers that fit perfectly on the MDF, trace the MDF shape on the paper first with a pencil and then cut.


Here are all my individual parts covered with pretty paper. I left the bottom part as it is since it won't really show (and will save me some paper too :))

Tip: It would be a good time to use your punches before you adhere your papers. Punches add that little something extra to your project. You can find a wide variety of punches on Lulupu. I used a Fiskars Scallop Sentiment punch before adhering the papers.


And here is my final MDF handbag, all assembled and decorated. I used my trusted Tombow Multi Mono liquid glue to assemble it and till date it is holding good. You can also glue it together using glossy accents. And that is it! Isn't this so easy and so amazing ?

Tip: It would be a great idea to give a coat of Mod podge to the entire thing after assembly and before decorating. Mod Podge will seal all the edges and will give a protective coating to the paper as well making it much more sturdy.


I decorated using some felt hearts, gorgeous washi tape and rhinestones. I also made a felt key ring to go with the bag using this amazing wool felt. Its the softest one I have seen till date :)



And here's how the other side(back) looks! I kept it pretty simple and I love how it looks :)

I hope you like it and are inspired to give MDF products a try. They make for some cool gifts and beautiful home decor. You can find a whole variety here on Lulupu.

See ya again next time :)

Supplies used


Sunday, 17 February 2013

How to make MDF Name Plate

Heya! It's Indira here. Today I am gonna show you how to make a MDF name plate.

This is a 'Beyond The Page MDF Floral Hanging Keepsake' from Kasier Craft. These are the contents of the pack. A rectangular plate and 3 floral danglers. 
I stuck beautiful PP with mod podge on the plate. Then I added a piece of white CS, with punched borders, on which I glued the alphabets to make it stand out against the background. This PP is again coated with mod podge for greater durability. It also lends a beautiful shine on the paper.
 I hand cut these alpabets out of glitter foam sheets to add to the name plate.
 Cover the floral danglers in the similar way as the rectangular base.
 Decorate the name plate as you like. I have added hand cut princess crown and a star.
On the floral danglers, I have printed and pasted the kid's photos.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Guest Designer for February - Erum Tasneem

Hi there,

How have you been? I am hoping that you are enjoying this month's fun challenge :)

I am here to announce our second Guest Designer of the month. A very talented and creative, Erum Tasneem from Vibgyor Krafts!





Do read on more about our lovely guest designer and see how she tackled this month's challenge with her super fabulous card!! Trust me, you'll be floored... as we were when we saw her take on the theme.. :)



Over to Erum..


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Hey hi people I am Erum, most of you know me as E.T. and if you don't know me, well hello there!
I have been crafting since quite some time now and I am a card maker but new found love is Journaling! Oh I sooo love to make journals! 


I am so honored to be guest designing for Lulupu - The Craft Lounge! Karuna is a friend and I am so proud of how far she has come with this dream of hers (no longer a dream). 

The challenge for me is exciting; "Color Splash + innovative ways to use a punch" . I make all sorts of cards and shabby chic being my main love I really wanted to give my colorful card a shabby feel. 

To incorporate the "punch" part of the challenge, I used one of the MS border punches and punched on one side of a long strip (length of your strip depends on how many or less ridges you want). A score board is your best friend in making these rosettes! Take a lookey at what I came up with and how the rosette turned out. I can not wait to see what you guys create!
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Isn't that gorgeous?
Don't forget to leave some love for Erum :) and participate in our Lulupu Challenge#9

Have a great day!


Saturday, 9 February 2013

Guest Designer for February - Shivani Singh

Hello there!

Have you entered our challenge yet? Its a fun one :) For all the details about the challenge do check out the Lulupu Challenge#9. Do give it a try!


For the first guest designer of the month we have invited one of the TOP 3 creations winner from our Challenge last month, the very talented, Shivani Singh. :)


Now, lets hop on to see what she has come up with today to inspire us!!

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Hi to my friends in the blogland
I am way too excited for my first post as a Guest DT on such a creative and wonderful blog of Lulupu…for me its surely a dream come true!

I am Shivani. I am a Postgraduate in Business management and I have over 7 years of experience
in the corporate world. I am happily married to an IT guy (sounds techi…huh), currently looking
after my own IT venture and enjoying the Motherhood of 2 little angels. They are my soul!! I
love to explore new arts and I thoroughly enjoy dancing on my favorite tracks. As an individual I
have always tried to transform my thoughts into arts…Though I love to do quilling, cards and LO a
lot…apart from this I am also learning mixed media art. Will be showcasing some of my creativity
soon and would always love to have your comments and feedback! Art makes me feel stress-free!!

Now for this month theme, here is something which I want to share with u all J this month
challenge brings in the creativity at its most…SPLASH OF COLORS!! When I thought of it…I thought
of colors complimenting each other in some way or the other. I believe every color has its own
uniqueness and if used cleverly they can say more than words…

This months theme is SPLASH OF COLORS and I worked with 5 colors not from the same family…and
the twist is to use the punches innovatively!


I have made a quotation LO. I love to work on A3 as there is more room for creativity, coordination
and later on, it can be used for journalising/pics. I have divided it in to two parts. For the base
I have used orange glitter sheet and with a balloon and heart punch I have made few flowers
complimenting with leaves and bling.



   


 

I have used a beautiful Martha Stewart’s punch to make a borders with different colors…that
reminds me of holi actually (wink*) On the other half, again I have used Martha Stewart’s (punch all
over the page) and it came out beautifully I guess! I love to play with washi/fabric tapes and you can
find soooo many at Lulupu (don’t forget to check)…they really make your projects fab. Sentiments
are computer generated and I have used Tim Holtz Distress Ink with a blending technique to put a
color splash..u can find small floral punches there to…with quilled flowers!

With this, I would like to thank Karuna and Lulupu team for giving me such a wonderful platform to
interact with people like you.

Hugs!

Shivani

Blog: Magickrafts

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Cake toppers using punch craft

 

Hello friends


Its  Snehal here.Having fun  creating projects for our latest challenge?I am really amazed at the kind of stuff my fellow DT members are churning out...and today its my turn to show you something based on Splash of colors along with using your punches creatively.So here is my take on it.
A-Monkey
B-Bride
C-Groom
D-Pirate

1-Elephant
2-Bird.

I have made these cake toppers using punches.
I am also sharing a pictorial tutorial on the same.


Thanks for passing by.
supplies used.
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Monday, 4 February 2013

How to make Filigiri flower

Hello Everyone ..

Its me, Isha here with my sweet and simple inspiration for this month challenge "Splash of colors", to add some fun and twist I have made a very interesting flower using our very favorite Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch . Have a look.



Its a super inky background, loads of distress inks !! 


I am using the super gorgeous papers from My Minds Eye - Be Amazing 6x6 paper pad & my favourite Kaisercraft Tigerlilly 6.5x6.5 paper pad with my favorite prints POLKA DOTS !! & i have incorporated these lovely embellishments from K & company Abrianna icon  and some wood veneers . All the supplies used are linked at the end of the post . 

Closer look at the filigiri flower.. what say ??? 

HOW TO MAKE FILIGIRI FLOWER  USING - MS MONARCH BUTTERFLY PUNCH 

Step -1  Materials required 
6 punched MS monarch butterfly , few pollens , 1 brad , some silicon glue , adhesive and scissors .

Step -2 Basic cutting 

Step 3 - Layering 


Step 4 

Voila ... and your flower is ready !! super easy .

Hope i was able to inspire you to play and join us along our colorful  monthly challenge 

Supplies used from Lulupu - 






                                                                                                          




Other Supplies -
Silicon glue , card stock and glitter .

Hope to see you joining in this months challenge and surprising us :)

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