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An Extra Special Anniversary Card using Crafty Foam Tape

A special anniversary card deserves to have an extra special touch by adding layers and dimension in a big way!

Today I wanted to share with you a bit about how I created this card for my sister and brother-in-law for their 60th Anniversary. Even though we couldn’t be there to celebrate, I wanted it to be a big beautiful card that let them know that we send them all our love and best wishes.

An Extra Special Anniversary Card using Crafty Foam Tape by Vicki Chrisman for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Details behind the Anniversary Card

When making a larger and more involved card like this one, I love creating it with lots of dimensions. 3D Foam Squares are great for embellishments but what about when you want to raise up a large matted piece?  The answer is Crafty Foam Tape.  It’s perfect for the task and so easy to use.  Simply cut your pieces to the exact size you need.  In this case, I used it to raise up the entire brown piece of cardstock that I built the rest of the card on.

As I put together the rest of the card, I used my 3D Foam Squares White, Small to lift up the smaller pieces like the butterflies.  I used Crafty Power Tape 81″ Dispenser to adhere the vintage lace. Varied sizes of Adhesive Dots were used to secure the other embellishments.  The general adhesive I used on this card was E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser.


When they receive it, I know they will see a lot of love and thought went into creating it. Having the right adhesive makes creating that much more enjoyable.

Thank you for stopping by!
Vicki

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Used:
E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser
Crafty Foam Tape White
3D Foam Squares White, Small
Adhesive Dots
Crafty Power Tape 81″ Dispenser
Other:
Patterned Papers: Graphic 45
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Stickers: Jenni Bowlin

 

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Pennant and Stars Welcome Sweet Little One Card

Looking for a sweet baby card to create? Hello everyone!  It’s Judy here today with a Welcome Sweet Little One card embellished a combination of 3D Foam Pennants and 3D Foam Stars. For color, I’ve used fine embossing powder (not heated) to the pennants and glitter on the stars. Both stick easily to the adhesive to “Wear Your Adhesives on the Outside.”

Pennant and Stars Welcome Sweet Little One Card by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Making it Sweet!

To create the base of my card, I added a patterned paper card panel to the white card base with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser. The 3D Foam Pennants were fastened across a piece of pearl cotton which in turn, was fastened in back with Premium Double-Sided Tape ¼ʺ Permanent. Dots of white accent the space between pennants. Set aside.

In order to glitter the 3D Foam Star, I had to remove the top liner and sprinkle glitter (make sure to press the glitter into the star shape). Tap off excess, remove from its sheet and place on top of each 3D Foam Pennant (remove the top liner from the pennant shape first).

View this quick video tutorial on How to Use 3D Foam Shapes.

Next, add embossing powder to the pennants. Because we are only adding color, there’s no need to heat emboss. Stamped sentiments were fastened to patterned paper with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser and popped up with 3D Foam Squares White Regular Size.

Ready to send to a dear friend and her new sweet baby boy!

Happy Creating!
Judy

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Embellishments: 3D Foam Pennants and 3D Foam Stars
3D Foam Squares White Regular Size

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Premium Double-Sided Tape ¼in. Permanent

Other:
Avery Elle The Everyday Collection 6 x6; Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Neon Amplify! White, Versafine Onyx Black Ink; Taylored Expressions Many Minis-Occasions stamps, Mini Tags die; Glitter; Fine Embossing Powder: White Cardstock; Pearl Cotton

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Stacked Hearts Thank You Card with Foiling

I’m sharing stacked hearts die cuts to create a wonderful heartfelt thank you card to someone special today! Hi, Terri Burson here and I am excited to be here to share inspiration like this sweet card.

Stacked Hearts Thank You Card by Terri Burson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Details on the Hearts Card

My card was created by nesting hearts die cuts, adding the outside edges of a paper lace doily and foiling a sentiment die cut. Simply use 3D Foam Creative Sheet to bring dimension to the sentiment and a bit of silver foil sheet to bring that WOW! factor to my sentiment. You can accomplish this by using the 3D Creative Embellishment Kit to “Wear Your Adhesives on the Outside!”

My 3.75 x  5.00 in. card base was created with mixed media paper. On the scalloped card panel, I added a splatter design by adding water to Ranger Ink Distress Oxides for color and using a brush to splatter the front.  To stack the hearts, I used 3D Foam Squares for dimension. The rest of the card was assembled with E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips.

Please click below to view my process video, Stacked Hearts Thank You Card. P.S. Note I said 3D Foam Hearts = oops, I meant 3D Foam Squares! Freudian slip: Hearts on the Brain! HA!

Thank you for stopping by! You can find me at my blog by clicking: Waving My Wand

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Creative Embellishment Kit
3D Foam Squares White Mix
E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Strips
Other:
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn (Watercolor Wishes Paper)
Mixed Media Paper: Strathmore
White Cardstock: Core’dinations
Ink and Spray Mister: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and Inkessentials Mister Spray Bottle)
Etched Dies: Sizzix (Thanks w/flower Thinlit Set), Lawn Fawn (Scallop Rectangle Dies) and Umbrella Crafts (Nested Heart Dies)
Tool: Sizzix (Big Shot Machine) and WRMK Trim and Score Board
Paint Brush: Prima Finnabair
Scallop Lace Heart-shaped Paper Doily

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Mountains and Bear Themed Baby Shower Banner

A fun banner is in order for this unique theme of mountains and bear for a baby boy shower! My cousin had hers over the holidays. Why this theme? It’s a reflection of the decor in the baby’s room 🙂 Clever!

Hi Latrice here to share a unique baby shower banner to go with this theme. I used my favorite tape runner, E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser, to assemble the banner so that she can keep it for the nursery after the shower! Let’s get started and create!

Mountains and Bear Themed Baby Shower Banner by Latrice Murphy for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

 

Moving Mountains for this Banner!

To create the mountains I was inspired by what the couple had painted on their nursery walls. First, find and grab 13 sheets of white cardstock. Trim to desired sized rectangles.

In addition, find 13 sheets of navy cardstock and trim to make sure you have a white border left and right sides of your navy rectangle. Adhere all the papers together to make 13 one-layered banner bases, using E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser.

Next, die cut letters in white cardstock to spell out “Move Mountains.” Pick letter sizes that can fit inside the navy cardstock AND to leave space at the bottom to fit mountain peeks. Adhere the letters with E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser.

Hand cut with scissors the mountain peaks in different neutral colored cardstock such as kraft, light blue, navy and grey. Layer the mountains easily with the  E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser. Sometimes I get carried away when using my runner but no worries as the permanent strips can easily be folded under if there are any overhangs.

To attach the banner to the ribbon use the same E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser. For extra interest to the banner, I added staples and to secure it more so that people can touch it and take photos in front of it.

Here’s a closeup of the banner.

It was such a great shower. The mountain and bear theme was seriously so adorable! Check out the fun cake and marzipan campsite the aunts created.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Used:
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
Other:
Cardstock; Ribbon; Staples; Scissors; Silhouette

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2018 Design Team Call

Attention Crafters, we invite you to submit an application for our Creative Design Team!

3L Design Team Call 2018

We are excited to announce the Design Team call is open to paper crafters, scrapbookers, and card makers. This is a fantastic opportunity to design with a leading manufacturer in the craft and hobby industry. We’re looking for 12 designers to work with our lines of premium adhesives and other craft materials.

Expectations

 

  • Design Team term is from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019
  •  Create 2 awesome projects per month based on provided theme/product requirements, plus 3 cross-promotional events during the term
  •  Draft blog posts and images on our WordPress blog
  •  Work with established schedules, meet deadlines, and follow guidelines
  •  Great photography, with the ability to perform basic photo editing (cropping, resizing, renaming, adjustment of images as needed)
  •  Create step-by-step tutorials with photos and/or videos and written instructions
  •  Active blog and social media accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.)
  •  Exclusive use of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products for all personal and professional projects (no other adhesives or directly competing products allowed)
  •  Engagement with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® social accounts to support company and fellow Designer Team Members

 

Benefits

 

  • Generous quarterly shipments of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products
  • Social media promotion of your projects on our Company Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter accounts
  • New release products throughout the term
  • Promotional product from industry partners
  • Communication via email and a private Facebook group
  • Your name, head shot, and link to your personal blog on the Design Team Page of the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® website during your term
  • Design Team badge for your blog
  • Pay for publication in print magazines
  • Projects displayed at the Association For Creative Industries trade show and other industry events, website and marketing material
  • Compensation for special project requests

How To Apply

 

Send one email to DesignTeam@3Lcorp.com with the subject line: Your Name – Design Team Application, that includes:

  • Attach 3 images showing the type and style of projects we should expect from you. Images should be:
    • JPEG
    • 500 x 500 pixels at 72dpi
    • Watermarks OK
    • Name the images: YourName-1.jpg, YourName-2.jpg, YourName-3.jpg
  • In a Word document include:
    • Introduce yourself and tell us why you are applying for our team, a paragraph or two is fine
    • Links to your blog and active social media platforms
    • List or link to your Design Team and Publication Resume (previous experience and/or publications not required)
    • Name this file: YourName-intro.doc
  • Your information and images will be used internally for this Design Team call, and will not be used, published or shared in any other way.
  • Use of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products in your project is not required
  • Submissions will be accepted through January 26, 2018, 11:59pm Central time
  •  Design Team members will be emailed no later than February 10, 2018
  • Our Design Team call is open worldwide
  • Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered
  • Email your questions to DesignTeam@3Lcorp.com with the subject: Your Name – Design Team Question

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Sweet Floral Layered Tags

Hello friends!  Is it cold in your neck of the woods? It has been unusually cold here in Florida. So I am dreaming of warm weather and for all the flowers to be in bloom, which heavily influenced today’s project…floral layered tags.

Sweet Floral Layered Tags by Latisha Yoast for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Details in the Layered Pieces

Do you have a pile of unused die cuts in your stash? Well, I do. There’s this package of floral patterned die cuts and a pile of cardstock die cuts. So why not combine the two types, and make a few layered tags.

Because I wanted to make these tags interesting and dimensional, I used a combination of Crafty Foam Tape and 3D Foam Squares White, Mixed to bring beautiful layering effect.

See How to Use 3D Foam Squares video and you’ll know why they are so popular!

If you’re going to have tags, you have to add ribbon and twine! To adhere the sweet ribbon bow on the first tag, I used Dodz Adhesive Dots Medium to secure it in place. It’s very simple and fast! Now my tags are ready to be added to cards, bags or gifts! Make a bunch and have them handy when you looking for something beautiful to embellish!

Thanks for stopping in!
Latisha

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Squares White Mixed
Crafty Foam Tape
Dodz Adhesive Dots Medium

Others:
White and Yellow Cardstock; Ribbon; Twine; Diecuts

UpCycle Christmas Card Layout

I have an idea on how to upcycle holiday cards to make a sweet scrapbook layout. Happy 2018 crafty friends! Tracy here, and today I have a fun little layout tutorial that helps you upcycle some of those Christmas cards you received.

UpCycle Christmas Card Layout by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Upcycle those cards!

First, you are going to gather the cards that you don’t mind upcycling.

From two cards, I cut title pieces that will end up being the title on my layout. I also cut strips from cards that had full patterned borders because you want these to be at least 6″ long.

Using Extreme Double Sided Tape 1/8in., I took those strips to create patterned paper straws. Depending on the thickness of the cardstock, you might have to use a pen or pencil to help shape it.

Using a 2″ circle punch I cut out pretty patterned bits from a variety of cards, then cut them in half on my trimmer. These become the scalloped border at the top and bottom of my layout using the E-Z Runner Permanent Fine runner.

I added Creative Photo Corners in Kraft to my matted photo and then popped it up off of the layout and above the patterned straws using 2 layers of 3D Foam Squares.

Add the title pieces using 3D Foam Squares.

Add a few more embellishments as your final touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tracy

Scrapbook Adhesives by  3L®:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in
E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser
3D Foam Squares Black Mix
Creative Photo Corners in Kraft

Other:
Echo Park Paper Patterned Paper and Stickers, Cardstock (Cream, Brown, Red), Ribbon, Burlap String, Tag

How to Create Texture on 3D Foam Hearts

Today we’re talking about texture! Good morning! Michele here with a fun Valentine card to share with you!  Some cards just beg to be touched…and this is definitely one of them 🙂

Isn’t this an interesting looking surface? Care to guess what it is? It’s bead pop embedded in Dual Tip Glue Pen with glitter in between! I love how this effect came together. Let me tell you how I created it.

Creating Heartful Texture to Cards by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Making Fun Texture

  1. Water color the background.  I chose colors that aren’t typically Valentine’s Day colors.
  2. Adhere 3 varying sizes of 3D Foam Hearts to the watercolor panel.
  3. Normally the sticky side is enough for adhering glitter and such. Since the solid bead pops were bigger, I removed the top liner and added glue to the surface of each heart using the Dual Tip Glue Pen. After carefully placing the solid bead pops, I sprinkled a bit of glitter on top to sort of fill in the gaps. The Dual Tip Glue Pen dries clear, and quickly!
  4. Once it was dry, I used Adhesive Dots Small to add my leaves and flower.
  5. Using Crafty Foam Tape, I adhered the sentiment to the front and tied a pink ribbon on top of it.
  6. The watercolor panel was adhered to a slightly bigger pink panel and then on to the white card base using Crafty Foam Tape.

Try a different color palette for your next Valentine card. Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Hearts
Crafty Foam Tape
Adhesive Dots Small

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other:
Watercolors; Cardstock; Glitter; Sticker; Ribbon; Pearl; Solid Bead Pops

Create a Snowy Background using Adhesive Dots

It’s -4 outside right now, suffice it to say winter has hit hard!  I figure rather than complain about it, I may as well have fun with it!  Real snow is fun but cold. Snow created with Adhesive Dots is also fun, but A LOT warmer.

Snowy Background using Adhesive Dots Tutorial

Snowy Background Tutorial

You will need a blue ink and sponge to create your background.

Lay Large Repositionable Adhesive Dots all over the background of your card.  Once you have them set up, use your sponge and spread ink all over the background. This is called masking, and we’re using the dots as a mask.

Once you have inked it up well, go ahead and pull up all those Repositionable Adhesive Dots.  They will pull up nice and easily and won’t damage the paper under them!

If you are going to add something big to the card, like my polar bear, you will want to position that before the next step.  Now let’s showcase how to Wear Your Adhesives on the Outside!  You will begin by adding some  Dodz Adhesive Dots Medium all over the background.

Then do the same with Micro Adhesive Dots.  Once you have those all over, pull all the clear covers up.  Next, sprinkle white glitter to cover all the Adhesive Dots eventually leaving you with a winter wonderland on paper.

The 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit can also help you in creating that background. I cut the 3D Foam Creative Sheets to into the desired shapes and used them to create a couple of hills to add to the bottom of the card.

Trim the 3D Foam Creative Sheets so they can overlap and add some extra dimension to the card. Then sprinkle those with glitter and add to that snowy background.

Making this card was not only fun, but it also gave me some fresh ideas on some additional ways I want to try out the Adhesive Dots.  Give it a whirl and see if you can get some creative juices going as well!

-Christine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit
Dodz Adhesive Dots Medium
Adhesive Dots Micro
Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable

Other:
Stickers: American Crafts & Paper House Productions, Ink: Ranger, Glitter: Doodlebug Design

Romantic Layered Rosette Card Tutorial

Do you love romantic cards? With a new year just begun, I have started to think about, and long for, all things spring – lace and floral, anything romantic themed.

Hello everyone, I have a love for multiple layered cards! For this card, I used lots and lots of my favourite Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products like the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser, Adhesive Dots, 3D Foam Squares, Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in and to finish the card some gorgeous Creative Photo Corners Gold. Let me show you how I used all these yummy products to create my romantic card.

Romantic spring card using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products, created by Yvonne van de Grijp

Creating Layers

Create a card base and adhere a blue rectangle die-cut using the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser.

Die cut a patterned rectangle and adhere to the card base using Creative Photo Corners Gold and the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser.

Die-cut a golden frame and adhere to the card base using 3D Foam Squares White Mix cut into small strips and squares to fit the die-cut. Tip: I like using a sharp craft knife for cutting stripes; usually simply pressing onto the foam cuts through the foam square.

Die-cut the rosette strips and adhere the ends using Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in. Once assembled, adhere the rosette to the card base using 3D Foam Squares White Regular Size.

To finish the card adhere mulberry flowers, leaves and a bow using Dodz Adhesive Dots.  Tip: did you know that when you use Dodz Adhesive Dots to glue on the ribbon, you will not get any glue stains shining through the ribbon.

Voila….an elegant pastel layered card is created!

 

Scrapbook Adhesives by  3L®:
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
Adhesive Dots Large
Dodz Adhesive Dots Medium
3D Foam Squares White Mix
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in
Creative Photo Corners Gold

Other:
Etched dies: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (5×7 Matting Basics A and B, Tiered Rosettes, Tiara Rondelle)
White, blue, patterned (Me & My Big Ideas) and gold cardstock; mulberry flowers, leaves, stamens, satin bow, pearl button

Romantic spring card using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products, created by Yvonne van de Grijp

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you happy crafting!

Hugs from Holland,
Yvonne