Friday, May 3, 2013

Inspiration for Lulupu Challenge#12

Hey ya,

Sorry for being away and not posting here as regularly as I used to but I have been crazy busy with family commitments and loads of custom orders to tackle. I will be regular soon I promise :)

Before I share my inspiration for this month's challenge at Lulupu with you, I just wanted to let you know that my design team term is coming to an end at Lulupu this month. It was an awesome experience working with an exceptional team and meeting so many fun and talented crafters.

Lulupu is looking for new designers to start in June and its a great opportunity for you to give it a try and make it to the team :). For all the details on the team and how to apply, please check HERE

Onto my card for this month, I tried something that I hadn't done before, I tried origami and it was so much fun :)

Since the challenge theme this month is My first love, My dad and I was struggling with masculine theme as always, I googled and googled for ideas and that is when I saw a tutorial on making these super cute origami shirts. I thought they were perfect for a Father's day card and when I picked up my design team kit from Lulupu I found the perfect paper in the "Welcome to Paris" Prima Paper Pad to use for my shirt.

And here is what I made (which by the way, I am completely in love with :))

Isn't it super cute? I started by folding a A4 size sheet from the paper pad to make the origami shirt. The folded shirt was perfect to fit on a standard card size ( 4.25X5.5 ). I inked up the edges of the shirt using Black soot distress ink to give it more depth. I then sew the buttons to give it a more realistic look, added a pocket (on foam adhesive) and tucked in a tiny folded paper to look like a handkerchief. Once my shirt was done, I made a little tag to go with it and hand wrote the sentiment :)

And there you have it, a super cute origami card! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with for this challenge. For all the details, visit the Lulupu blog.

Have a good day my friends!


  1. Oh wow I just love this card and it looks so authentic with the sewn buttons.

  2. This is SO very Ujjwal! What a machi card! :)

  3. Hi, Ujjwal :). Goodness, this origami shirt is SO SO cute!!. The vintage colored Paris paper is perfect for masculine theme card :). Thank you again for your sweet comment on my junk journal @ Yvonne's website. HUGS.