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Die Cuts and Watercolors!

Round Shaped Love Card by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Good morning! Michele here with a multi layer die cut and water colored card! I water colored all of my die cut pieces.  I also went a bit water color crazy and did the blue and scalloped pink background too! I layered all of the pieces using Crafty Foam Tape White. ( I love that I can cut it to any size I need!) The last panel was adhered to the card base with E-Z Squares® Refillable Dispenser. The sentiment was cut out 4 times and adhered using the Dual Tip Glue pen.


I added sequins using Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini. I tied my satin bow and kept the ends in place with the Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini.  I added glitter to the birds’ wings using the Dual Tip Glue Pen.


This card was so much fun to make!  The colors make me smile! Thank you for stopping by!

Materials Used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini
Crafty Foam Tape White
E-Z Squares® Refillable Dispenser

Hobby Home:
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other Supplies:
Die cut machine-Silhouette, Satin Ribbon-Stamp Simply store, Zig Clean Color Markers, Glitter-Martha Stewart, Sequins-Lucy’s, Wink of Stella pen

Card Making with DIY Watercolors Video Tutorial by Donna Salazar

How to make Pigment Powder Watercolor paints

Hello everyone! Donna Salazar here with a new video tutorial to share how to make your own watercolor paints using the Pigment Powders in the Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® line. I created a card using those watercolors 🙂 I hope you enjoy the video and detailed card making steps to follow.

Card Making With DIY Watercolors Video Tutorial by Donna Salazar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

These are the palettes that I use regularly and you can tell by the photo which are my favorite colors (normally my palettes are much dirtier but I cleaned them up for the photo – lol!).


How to Make Watercolor Paint from Pigment Powder

The recipe for making these is really simple! It is basically equal parts Pigment Powder, Gum Arabic & Water.



The first photo is of the palette with all six colors straight from my Pigment Powders. The second photo is one (of the many) experimental palettes where I have mixed the colors together in different ratios.



The next two photos I made with liquid gum arabic. The first photo is of the palette all 6 original colors plus some of my favorite color mixtures. These watercolors are much softer and a lot more pigment is releases immediately. On the next batch of watercolors that I make with more liquid gum arabic made the cakes harder.  This palette was with mostly experimental colors plus the colors that I use the most.



The video explains how I make watercolors and I share watercoloring tips. It also does a video comparison of the watercolors made with powdered gum arabic vs. the ones made with the liquid gum arabic. Enjoy…

Here are some step by step photos of how I created the card using the watercolor image.

I cut an 8.5 x 11” ivory card stock in half and scored down the middle to create an A2 size (4.25 x 5.5”) card. I cut a piece of patterned paper slightly smaller, distressed the edges and adhered it to the card front with the E-Z Runner® Grand Dispenser.


I cut a 5.5″ piece of lace from Lace Ribbons and added Premium Double-Sided Tape 1” Permanent to the back. I tied a tiny bow with the same lace and added a Dodz Adhesive Dots 3D on its back. I used 3D Foam Squares – White, Regular and 3D Foam Squares – White, Small on the back of the watercolor image.


I folded flower stamens in half and applied Crafty Power Tape – 81′ over the ends. I wrapped Girlie Grunge Twine around my fingers three times and added Crafty Power Tape over the middle. I stamped with my Journal Words on cardstock and cut them into strips with notches on the ends. Then inked the edges with Honey Mixed Media Inx and added Crafty Power Tape to the back.


I adhered the lace to the left side of the card, sprinkled Twinkle Dust glitter over the lace and used a stiff paint brush to burnish the glitter into the adhesive.


To add the Girlie Grunge Twine and the flower stamens, I lifted one side of the liner then rolled the embellishment so the adhesive is thick in the one spot.


I used 6 butterflies die cut from book pages using my Cascading Butterflies die (you actually get 9 butterflies in one pass) and doubled them up to create 3 butterflies. I used the E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser to run adhesive down the center of the butterflies to adhere them together then inked the edges with Mix’d Media Inx.


Below is the finished card where you can see how I adhered all the pieces together.


In the photo below you can see a close up of how I clustered the Lace Ribbons bow, Girlie Grunge Twine, flower stamens and butterflies over the watercolor image.


In the photo below you can see how the Twinkle Dust glitter shows through the Lace Ribbons and you can also see some of the dimension on the watercolor Flower Bouquet image.


This is the last close up photo where you can see the little word tags made with my Journal Words stamps and you also get a good view at the colors on the watercolor image.

Product used:
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Girlie Grunge Twine
Lace Ribbons
Pigment Powder Blue
Pigment Powder Brown
Pigment Powder Gold
Pigment Powder Pink
Pigment Powder Silver
Pigment Powder Wine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Crafty Power Tape – 81′
Dodz Adhesive Dots 3D
3D Foam Squares – White, Regular
3D Foam Squares – White, Small
E-Z Runner® Grand Dispenser
E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser

Home Hobby
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1” Permanent

Spellbinders® Paper Arts
Cascading Butterflies
Flower Bouquet Stamp & Die Set
Journal Words Stamp Set

Mix’d Media Inx – Honey
Twinkle Dust Glitter

Other: Patterned Paper (Fresh Pick Collection – Photo Play Paper Company)

See more of Donna’s watercolor projects:

DonnaSalazar-Mixed Media Medals with watercolor

Mixed Media Medals with Pigment Powder Watercolor Paint

Image Transfer with Art Medium by Donna Salazar

Image Transfer with Art Medium and Pigment Powder Watercolor Paint

I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial for making the watercolors as well as the photo tutorial for making the card!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Donna Salazar Designs

Visit Donna’s website for more inspiration and techniques.



Creating a Peacock with Paper and the Girlie Grunge Art Medium – Art Journal Page

Hi there, it’s Stephanie here today. My Art Journal is with me at every time and so much beloved. I want to show you how I created a peacock with paper and a little bit of drawing in it. I used the Girlie Grunge Art Medium by Donna Salazar to create this page. I got this product to experience with it and had so much fun with it.

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My background its a collage of old paper and book pages. I adhere the papers with the Girlie Grunge Art Mediuma gel and decoupage medium.

To create the peacock I used some paper scraps I turned into strips. On these strips I painted some peacock eyes and feathers. Some strips are long, some strips are shorter.

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I adhered the stripes like a fan by using the Girlie Grunge Art Medium. To add the tissue paper scraps I applied the medium directly onto the page, otherwise they would be too wonky to adhere.

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Then I drew the body of the peacock on a small piece of white paper, cut it out with a scissors and adhered it in the middle of the fan.

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I love such pages because it is a combination between drawing and scrapbooking, both i love. Instead of adding a painted body you can also add a little photo.

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The Girlie Grunge Art Medium is a gel and decoupage medium you can use to adhere collages, to mix it with pigment powders, to add a shimmering gloss to your work and also to make some photo transfers. This is a really versatile art medium you don’t want to miss.

I hope you had fun to sneak into my Art Journal again.

Have a nice day!

Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Girlie Grunge Art Medium

Celebrate with Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape

Hi everyone, Christine here today with a Celebrate card using brilliant Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products  and featuring the beautiful Girlie Grunge Tissue Tapes.

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I first of all prepared my card base with a mat affixed in place with using  E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable.

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Onto a piece of patterned paper I positioned a die cut and then affixed tissue tape in a horizontal line.

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The tissue tape I’ve chosen is  Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape – Denim and Flower  – also check out the other gorgeous design Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape – Ash and Oak.

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To overlay a second die cut I used 3D Foam Squares – White, Regular to add dimension.

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Affixed some die cut flowers for decoration with pearls to middle and it’s a finished card!

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Don’t forget you can also affix the flowers and other smaller embellishments with 3D Foam Squares – White, Small.

Thank you for joining me today and please remember to check out the brilliant products on the website.


Products used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Refilliable
3D Foam Squares – White, Regular
3D Foam Squares – White, Small
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape – Denim and Flower
Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape – Ash and Oak

Spellbinders® Creative Arts (Die: 5 x 7 Matting Basics, Labels 56 Decorative Element, Marisa’s Bouquet); Patterned Papers; Ivory Cardstock; Pearls

Many Birthday Blessings Card featuring Adhesive Sheets

Sending many birthday blessings through this layered card I created featuring Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Adhesives Sheets. Not only can you die cut with these sheets but you can easily carry them to your craft gatherings without the bulk of a machine or tool (LOVE that!!).

Many Birthday Blessings Card by Margie Higuchi for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

First I die cut my pieces with patterned paper (card panel and frame) and cardstock (background accent piece and sentiment).

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I applied my background accent piece with Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6″ by pulling the liner back, placing the die cut on the sticky white surface and then placing back the liner to rub the die cut between the two sheets. Remove the liner and pull off the die cut (with its back covered in adhesive). Center the die cut on top of the card panel.

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Next apply the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser on the back of card panel and adhere to A2 size card base.

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Add adhesive on the back of the frame die cut using the process as background accent piece with the Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6″ and center the die cut onto the card panel.

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Stamp the sentiment onto the die cut and add 3D Foam Squares – Black, Regular on the back. Center onto the frame die cut on card panel.

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Add trinket butterfly pin on an angle behind on the lower left side of frame die cut (the adhesive sheet adhesive will secure it as well as the Dodz™ Adhesive Dots 3D as explained below).

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For the finishing touch, place a Dodz™ Adhesive Dots 3D on the back of a flower embellishment and place on top of the trinket butterfly pin.

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Here’s another look at the finished card!

Many Birthday Blessings Card by Margie Higuchi for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Supplies List
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6″
E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Squares – Black, Regular
Dodz™ Adhesive Dots 3D
Dies: Spellbinders® Creative Arts
Patterned Papers & Flower Embellishment: Prima Marketing Inc.
Cardstock and A2 Card Base: Darice/Core’dinations
Trinket Pin: Maya Road
Stamp: JustRite PaperCraft®
Ink: Stampin’ Up
Rhinestone: Want2Scrap©

I hope you consider using Adhesive Sheets for your next intricate or not so intricate die cuts 😉

As always, many thanks for stopping by!!
Margie Higuchi

Halloween Pillow Boxes using E-Z Runner® Ultra

Hello AJ here with some super cute Halloween pillow boxes that I assembled using E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser – one of our NEWEST products!


I have always had a love for creating Halloween projects, I can’t seem to put my finger on as to why, but it’s hands down my favorite holiday to create for.  And while it seems a bit early still (pretty much the hottest day in the summer we have had to date), I thought it would be a good time to get a start on the fun little treat containers for my fave holiday!


For anything box related I always use my E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser.  Its clear line of adhesive is immediately tacky and perfect for use on mixed media and paper construction such as boxes, books and other 3D projects. Of course, great for cards and scrapbook pages too 😉


I stamped and cut out some cute little spooky images to pop up on to my circle die cuts using 3D Foam Squares – White, Regular.


I wanted to add some texture to them, so I covered my ribbon strips in Girlie Grunge Art Medium and set them aside to dry before adhering using the Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8″ Permanent.


Once all completed and dressed up with a few sprays of sparkles, fill with your favorite treats and goodies! And I suppose if you have a different favorite holiday, you could always customize them to your liking. 😉


Supplies List
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable
3D Foam Squares – White, Regular
Home Hobby by #L®:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape – 1/8″
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Girlie Grunge Art Medium
Dies: Spellbinders® Paper Arts
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp
card stock
Spray Shimmer

Layered Bonjour Card using 3D Foam Products



With summer break coming to a close, I find myself needing to send a lot of thank you cards that I never got around to do.  Today, I am sharing a fun “snail mail” card, that isn’t too heavy to be over one stamp.


  1. Die cut two pieces to create the card base, adhere together using E-Z Dots Permanent Refillable. 
  2. Die cut pattern paper, adhere to the card front using Crafty Foam Tape.IMG_4607
  3. Trim down pattern paper, adhere to the front panel using E-Z Dots Permanent Refillable (as well as the kraft stamped card stock too).IMG_4605
  4. Stamp/diecut/color in sunflower images and envelopes using 3D Foam Squares (white, small).IMG_4606
  5. Tie bows, adhere using the Dual Tip Glue Pen.IMG_4608

Materials Used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Crafty Foam Tape white
E-Z Dots Permanent Refillable
3D Foam Squares – White, Small
Hobby Home by 3L®:
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Lawn Fawn: Stamps, Dies, Patterned Papers & Cardstock
Black Ink
Copic Markers


Coffee + E-Z Runner® Grand

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Happy Saturday!  How do you like to spend your weekends?  I love to spend mine with family, friends and crafting!  I have a super quick card to share with you!  Here are some of the supplies I gathered:

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I started off with way more supplies than I actually used.  Are you like that?  I tend to be a collection girl and when I pick up a paper pad, I throw in the other coordinating products.  Today’s card ended up being a bit more ‘clean + simple’ than I had originally thought.

My go-to adhesive is definitely the E-Z Runner® Grand Dispenser:

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I love cards with POP.  So when I thought about how I wanted to adhere the coffee mug, I knew it needed to be on Crafty Foam Tape White:

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If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I’m a coffee-a-holic.  I did want to share this fun design element:

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I inked up the bottom of my coffee mug with a soft brown ink and stamped it directly onto my sentiment strip.

Something that I tend to forget is embellishing the envelope.  I always love it when I open up a card and there is an envelope liner:

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Here’s my finished project:

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Thank you so much for stoppin’ by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Amy Tsuruta 

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner® Grand Dispenser
Crafty Foam Tape White

Other products:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper:  Simple Stories
Stamps:  Reverse Confetti
Ink:  Hero Arts

Floral Hello Card Featuring Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Hi there, my crafty friends! It’s Lisa on the blog today to share a floral hello card that I made using a TON of the Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products and a few others, too.


Since I’m known to be wordy (yes, it’s true — shocking, I know) I decided against a tutorial and to just break down the process. I thought it would be much easier. It’s not a difficult card to make. Just a lot of steps and products. Which is GOOOOOD!! 😉 (Well, the products anyway.)

  1. Stamp and emboss the sentiment using Versamark ink and a gold embossing powder. Heat set. Die-cut using a circle die.
  2. Die-cut scallop circle from yellow floral patterned paper (this creates an open “ring”)
  3. Die-cut another circle to fit behind the patterned paper using white cardstock. Adhere the patterned paper in place using E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser. Now adhere the smaller circle on top using 3D Foam Squares – Black, Regular. (Set this piece aside.)
  4. Using the Donna Salazar’s  Pennant Set , die cut a rolled flower out of the canvas and a rolled rose out of the denim. I also chose to create another rolled rose out of felt. Secure the ends using DODZ Adhesive Dots 3D.  Set the flowers aside.
  5. Using a fish-tail banner die, use that to make a beautiful fish-tail banner out of blue gingham patterned paper.
  6. Cut a strip out of the yellow patterned paper to fit the center of the card.
  7. And now? Assembly. Adhere the yellow patterned paper using E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser onto a navy cardbase.
  8. Cut and adhere two tiny strips of white cardstock to fit either side of the yellow patterned paper with the E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser.
  9. Attach 4 random strips of the Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape in Denim along the sides of the card.
  10. Wrap the fish-tail banner in a doubled length of the Girlie Grunge Twine in Natural and tie in a small bow at the top. Adhere to card front using E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser.
  11. Secure additional 3D Foam Squares – Black, Regular on to the circle piece that was previously set aside and adhere onto the card front.
  12. Now, to secure the flowers I used the Girlie Grunge Art Medium. Since the flowers are fabric/felt they can occasionally be tricky to hold onto cards. I find that using an art medium is really the best thing to use. Just paint a nice blob on the back and hold it in place for a few seconds, allow it to dry. Those flowers will not go anywhere. Yay! (I also used the Girlie Grunge Art Medium to hold my little pearl for the center of the felt flower.)
  13. The last thing that I did was secure a few sequins to the card using the DODZ Adhesive Dots Mini.

See? Like I said, lots of steps but, a very simple card to make! Especially if you have the right adhesives! 😉

Here’s a couple of other views for you!




I hope that you enjoy the card today and break out your adhesives to use in new ways, too.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:

3D Foam Squares Black, Regular
DODZ Adhesive Dots – 3D
DODZ Adhesive Dots – Mini
E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Girlie Grunge Twine
Girlie Grunge issue Tape Denim and Flower
Girlie Grunge Art Medium
Pennant Set

Other Products:
Stamp: Right At Home
Die: My Favorite Things Die-Namics
Die: Maya Road
Die: Pretty Pink Posh
Die: Avery Elle
Embossing Powder: Wow!
Patterned Paper: Pebble/Jane Hadfield
Cardstock: Neenah
Embellishments: 28 Lilac Lane
Ink: Tsukineko

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Coffee and Water Colors!


Good morning my crafty friends! Michele here with a fun and simple coffee card! I had to pay homage to my fellow DT member Amy 😉  We LOVE our coffee!  I stamped the coffee cup and rings in brown ink and used my Zig water color markers to add splooshes of color around it.  Once it was dry I used my Dodz™ Adhesive Dots Mini to adhere my sequins and to keep my twine in place.


I layered the water color panel over a piece of pink and then the kraft card using Crafty Foam Tape in White.  It gives an otherwise simple card a bit of depth.

Thank you for popping in today!!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Dodz™ Adhesive Dots Mini
Crafty Foam Tape in White

Coffee Stamp (Justrite® Papercraft); Ink (Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® – Memento); Sequins (Lucy); Water Color Markers (ZIG Kuretake); Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)