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Embroidery Hoop Mail Pocket Tutorial

Greetings!  Shellye McDaniel here today to share a fun new idea on sending snail mail with an Embroidery Hoop Mail Pocket!


Let’s Get This Hoop Started!

To begin, you will need a  9″ bamboo embroidery hoop and some of your favorite double-sided scrapbook paper.  From Scrapbook Adhesives you will use: Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8 inch, Dual Tip Glue Pen, Adhesive Dots Large and 3D Foam Circles White Mix.


The first step is to add a panel of paper to the back of the hoop.


You will need to separate the hoops. Trace the outer edge of the inner hoop onto patterned paper and cut out.


Use the Dual Tip Glue Pen to add glue around the rim of the hoop.  Next, attach the circle of patterned paper.


To construct the pocket, trace the outside edge of the larger hoop onto patterned paper.  You will only need a half-circle, so keep that in mind when tracing.  Cut the paper and leave approximately 1/4″ margin.  Next, make cuts from the margin’s edge to the trace mark to create pleats (as shown above).

For the pocket, you will want a high tack adhesive: Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4 inch. Apply the adhesive around the outer edge.

Now that the pocket has been added, reattach the outer hoop and secure in place with the tension knob.

Let’s Decorate!

4 X 6 Journal Cards make perfect mini pockets!


First, you will need to score the two sides and bottom of the card 1/4″ from the edge.


Next, fold along the score lines and apply a strip of Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4 inch to the folds.  Attach to the center of the larger pocket.

I am not a “flat sticker” kind of girl, so I almost always use 3D Foam Circles or Squares to give them dimension!

For the button application, I used the Adhesive Dots Large or whatever size you need depending on the button size.

When decorating the vintage button cards, I also used 3D Foam Adhesive and Adhesive Dots:

Larger tags and mini envelopes were stuffed into the larger pocket.  Add ribbons, bows and other ephemera pieces that your snail mail recipient will love!

Thank you for joining me today!

Creative Time: over an hour
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Products:
Adhesive Dots Large 
3D Foam Circles White Mix

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8 inch
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Make Your Cards Sparkle and Shine with 3D Foam Stars

Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside with 3D Foam Stars are a fun way to add sparkle and shine to handmade cards! Hello, Linsey here today sharing some card inspiration featuring limited edition 3D Foam Stars.

Make Your Cards Sparkle and Shine with 3D Foam Stars by Linsey Rickett for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Sparkle and Shine with 3D Foam Stars

After finding inspiring star CAS design cards on Pinterest, I created one of my own using 3D Foam Stars and ribbon. The ribbons were cut to size and adhered to the white cardstock panel with E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser.

3D Foam Stars can be embellished in many different ways. Place two nesting medium size 3D Stars together onto the card panel at the end of each ribbon. To keep its shape, make sure to have the top liner on until you’re ready to embellish.

Remove the outer line of the star and apply with silver foil from the 3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit. Make sure the color side is facing you. Gently rub to transfer the foil to the star. It’s that simple…no tools! Next, color in rainbow colors using alcohol markers.

Now for the sparkle, remove the inner liner of the star and sprinkle glitter and press down to secure before tapping off the excess. Repeat these steps for embellishing the rest of the stars.

Stamp the sentiment in black ink and then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

This is just one example of how you can make quick and easy cards with a superstar Wow! factor, using 3D Foam Stars. How would you add them to your cards? Your imagination is the limit!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired to create something fabulous with 3D Foam Stars! Share your beautiful cards and projects using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products on Instagram with hashtag #scrapbookadhesivesby3l.

Happy crafting!

Creative Time: 20 minutes
Skill Level: Beginners Level

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Stars
E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit

Layered Cheer Up Card Ideas

Hi, Shannon here sharing a set of cards today to cheer up a few friends. I have a lot of friends right now, all around me, and you may also, who need a little pick me up. I used E-Z Runner® Grand Repositionable Dots Refill3D Foam Squares White MixE-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser and Dual Tip Glue Pen to create this cute set of cards.

My hope is that this card set inspires you to create some handmade love for your friends or family!

Layered Cheer Up Card Ideas by Shannon Morgan for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Bring Cheer in Card Making

This set was fun to create, I used twine and other things to add some colorful punches. I used the E-Z Runner® Grand Repositionable Dots Refill to get my placement just right on these cards, putting a lot of care into the details here and there to each one. Using the repositionable adhesive gives the opportunity to place things and re-adjust them if needed before adhering them permanently.

I used the repositionable adhesives for the “sentiment” on the card above. This is the first card in the set. For the sentiment to stick out but not overpower the card,  I wanted the heart to be “just so.” It took a few times but made it work!


A card set often contains multiple cards, this is perfect when you need a card readily available. I again, wanted that “yay!” sticking out “just so” and the repositionable adhesive came in handy for just that.

The final card was a little less layered. However, it required attention to the details that were on it. Placing some gemstones on the potted cactus die cut adds some visual interest. I also wanted to make sure that some of that cute patterned paper sticking out before attaching the sentiment to the card front.

Each card needs an envelope to help complete the card set. Did you know that using bags is a great alternative to a traditional envelope? It is! A few accents that coordinated to each card were the finishing touches.

Thank you for letting me share with you!

Creative Time: less than one hour
Skill level: Beginner

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner® Grand Repositionable Dots Refill
3D Foam Squares White Mix
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Kraft paper, Cardstock, Patterned papers, Die cuts, Tags, Sequins, Washi tape, Spray mist, and Twine

Believe in Yourself Card with Adhesive Dots

Today, I’m sharing Believe in Yourself Card that features Adhesive Dots 3D for the bigger flower centers and Adhesive Dots Medium on the smaller flowers.  These make quick flower centers!  I’ve used a mix of 3D Foam Circles White Mix and Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix to give the flowers varied height.  Plus the verse panel is elevated a little with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser makes it easy to fasten the patterned paper to the card front.

Create the Believe Card Basics

Create a 4.5 x 6 inches card base. Then fasten patterned paper to the front using E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser.

Stamp verse and add green mat using E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser. Then pop it up slightly with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix to fasten to the card front.

Flower Embellishment Details

Color flowers with inks and shape before assembling with Adhesive Dots Medium. The larger flowers have Adhesive Dots 3D for centers, and the two smaller flowers have 2 Adhesive Dots Medium layered over each other.

Pour embossing powder over each center, lightly press and tap off excess. Fasten some of the flowers with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix and others with 3D Foam Circles White Mix to give varied heights. Fasten leaves are with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.

Last, add a bow of seam binding and fasten in place with Adhesive Dots Medium.

Thank you for visiting and Happy Crafting!
Judy Hayes

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Adhesive Dots 3D
Adhesive Dots Medium
3D Foam Circles White Mix
E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser
Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix

Carta Bella Paper – Spring Market; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Clair Shady Lane; Penny Black “just believe” stamp set; Spellbinders Cinch & Go Flower Two; Ranger Distress Powder: Antique Linen; Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Bundled Sage; Off White Cardstock; White Seam Binding

DIY Glittered Patterned Paper

Hi, everyone! Do you love patterned paper? Teri here to show you a card that features an easy way to embellish patterned paper with glitter, glue and a stencil! You are going to love trying out this fun DIY technique!

DIY Glittered Patterned Paper by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Making Your Own DIY Glittered Patterned Paper

Adding glitter to patterned paper is easy with the Dual Tip Glue Pen and a stencil.

I recommend using a subtle, soft-colored patterned paper for this technique so that the glitter will really stand out.

Start by cutting the paper down to fit on your card or scrapbook page.

Set the stencil onto your paper panel and then apply glue in the open spaces. If you are having trouble completely filling the openings with glue, use your finger (or a pallet knife) to spread it out.

Remove the stencil and dump glitter all over the glue. Remove the excess glitter. Let the glue dry on its own. In a rush to put the paper to use? Use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.

Making the Card

To complete my card, I adhered the glittered paper to it. And then I added a few more pieces of glitter-free paper toward the bottom of it.

I placed a die-cut butterfly onto a heart. To give the butterfly a little sparkle, I applied some glue with my Dual Tip Glue Pen on the center of it and sprinkled a little glitter on top. I wanted the heart and butterfly to pop off the card so I adhered them to it with Thin 3D Foam Squares.

The card needed a sentiment so I stamped some words onto a die-cut label. I wanted it to have a little bit of glitz as well so I applied some glue to the edges with the Dual Tip Glue Pen. Next, sprinkle some glitter and mica flakes onto the glue.

Complete the card by adding a few small sequins. The Adhesive Dots Micro are perfect to use with sequins! They are just the right size for them.

Are you inspired to play? I’d love to see how you embellish patterned paper with glitter! Please share your projects with me by commenting on this post and sharing a link.

Creative Time: 1 hour/Beginner Level

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix
Adhesive Dots Micro

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Beautiful Dragonflies stamp set and Jam Jar Labels, Puzzle Heart and Classy Butterflies Crafting Dies from Technique Tuesday; Pearlized Mica Fragments from Stampendous!; Large Polka Dots Stencil from My Favorite Things; Various Patterned Papers; White Cardstock; Black Ink Pad; Watercolor Paper; Orange, Yellow and Pink Watercolors; Sequins; Glitter

Glitter Card Using 3D Foam Circles

Welcome back my crafty friends! Today I have a super cute sparkly card to share created with some of my go-to favourite adhesives. Let’s Wear Our Adhesive on the Outside!

I would describe my card making style as bold, less is more kind of crafting. I like my cards to have a defined focus and this card is a good example of that. Here are all of the details:

Start the creation by gathering your main supplies and cutting the basic cardstock layers. I used circle dies to cut the circle and scalloped circle.

Who doesn’t love sparkle??
I started by adding a little sparkle to the Black Creative Photo Corners. Using my Dual Tip Glue Pen I added adhesive to the middle embossed portion of each Creative Photo Corner.

Add black glitter and VOILA! Super cute sparkle.

The next step is to create the symmetrical design on the white cardstock layer. Use that black circle as a guide for now, but don’t adhere it down yet. I started with the large 3D Foam Circles, then came back and added the smaller 3D Foam Circles.

Once again, add the glitter and SPARKLE!

Once glittered I was able to add my cardstock circles, this time using regular 3D Foam Squares. I stamped and embossed my simple sentiment using black embossing powder.

Add the white cardstock layer to the black cardstock card base using those glittered Creative Photo Corners.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Creative Time: 40 Minutes
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Squares Black Regular Size
E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser
Creative Photo Corners Black
3D Foam Circles Black Mix

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other Products Used:
Cardstock (Black and White), Heartfelt Creations Circle Dies, Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Sentiment, Ranger Embossing Pad and Black Embossing Powder

DIY Planner Pocket with Repositionable Adhesive Dots

Have you ever looked at your planner and knew you needed to add something?  I was looking for a way to add a pocket that closes as I needed a place to store my more important receipts and notes that I knew they wouldn’t slip out of. Mine comes with plenty of open pockets, but I wanted to make one of my own that would close. Today I am going to show you how to use Adhesives Dots that are Repositionable and the E-Z Runner® Grand to make a DIY Planner Pocket!

DIY Planner Pocket using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Planner Pocket Process Video

The directions for how to make this are very simple and just require a few products!

  1. Planner
  2. Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable
  3. E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill
  4. 12 X 12 Cardstock
  5. Whatever you want to decorate (in my case 3D Foam Squares, Patterned Papers, Stickers, and Washi Tape

Now let’s dive into the video and see how it all came together!

Planner Pocket Close-ups

As you saw the Adhesive Dots being Repositionable are really a key part to the success of this Planner Pocket. I used them to both secure it to my planner cover as well as to close the pocket up. If they happen to get worn out, I can simply pull my box back out and replace them!

Now I am all ready to roll – thanks to a few simple supplies!  But let’s not forget that this doesn’t have to be just for a planner!  Additionally, you could make this for a Scrapbook Layout too and enclose something like a report card on it.  You could also size it down and add it to a card as a fun and interactive element!  Thanks so much for joining me today!


Creative Time: 20 minutes
Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:

E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Squares White Mix
Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable
E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong

Additional Supplies: Planner, Stickers, Washi Tape, Patterned Paper – Paper House Productions; Cardstock – Doodlebug Design

Customize Foiled Shapes With Stamping

Foiled images are super fun to make. Pair foil with stamping and 3D Foam adhesives and you have a little magic going on! Hello, Terri here, wrapping up your weekend with a fun, creative project. Today, I’m going to show you how to stamp onto adhesive foam sheets to create your own custom 3D foiled images. I’ve got a three-minute technique video as well, so grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat!

Customize Foiled Shapes With Stamping by Terri Burson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Tools to Customize 3D Foiled Shapes

As you can see from the photos, I’ve foiled the unicorn’s horn.   Here are the tools that you need to pull this off:

3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit
– an acrylic block
– stamp of your choosing
– dark brush marker
– fine tipped scissors

All the basics will be covered in the video.  In a nutshell, we’re going to stamp onto 3D Foam Creative Sheets, fussy cut, then foil.  Easy, right?


I thought it would be fun to color the rainbow from the 3D Foam Garden Shapes.  Simply remove the adhesive by sprinkling baby powder on the exposed adhesive. Gently rub, then tap off the excess. I chose Distress oxide inks and a water brush for coloring both the rainbow and unicorns.  Can we say multi-tasking?


This stamp set comes with three different unicorns. I stamped and saved the third colored unicorn for the inside of my card, along with a strip of that yummy plaid paper, pictured above. Both are adhered with my E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser  with the E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill cartridge. The remaining elements are popped up, courtesy of the 3D Foam Circles White Mix, for added dimension.

If you’d like to see how I created that cloud background, get details on my blog, Waving My Wand. You’ll find a full list of product links as well.

Enjoy the video below and I hope you will subscribe to my YouTube channel.  Thanks and have a crafty weekend! Terri

  • Creative Time: 45 minutes
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:

E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit
E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill
3D Foam Circles White Mix
3D Foam Garden Shapes

Pink & Main stamps, Spellbinders cloud dies, Ranger Ink Distress Oxide inks, watercolor paper, mixed media paper, trimmer, black hybrid ink, Lawn Fawn plaid papers, Neenah white cardstock, blender tool

Layered Mixed Media Art: Home

Mixed media art is about adhering many layers. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® has all the adhesives you need to assemble your mixed media artwork! Hello everyone, Yvonne here sharing how to make a Home mixed media artwork on chipboard.

Layered Mixed Media Art: Home by Yvonne van de Grjip for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®, Extreme Double Sided Tape 1/8in, 3D Foam Circles White Mix, Dual Tip Glue Pen, E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong Refill, Yvonne van de Grijp, Mixed Media, Home, artwork

Are you ready to create your own piece of artwork? Let’s get started!

Building the Layers of a Home

Mount a rectangle piece of chipboard onto a slightly larger piece of chipboard using Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in.

Glue pieces of honeycomb-shaped laser cuts onto the two corners of the smaller chipboard as shown below using the Dual Tip Glue Pen.

Place ribbon across the center of the base also using the Dual Tip Glue Pen

Adhere the buttons, flowers, wooden heart and gears with the E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser

Adhere the wooden word element, Home, onto the base using 3D Foam Circles White Mix for dimension.

Next, randomly place 3D Foam Circles in spaces in between the honeycomb designs, pull off the liner and sprinkle small beads on top. Push the beads into the circles to secure.

Use the Dual Tip Glue Pen to pool glue onto the outer parts of the chipboard and sprinkle tiny beads on top and let dry (or use a heat tool to speed up drying time).

Wrap twine around the base, below Home, three times and knot the end.

Adding color:

You have finished the base of your Mixed Media Artwork. Let the real magic begin 😊

Apply gesso to the collage for a good foundation to paint on. Dry thoroughly before starting.

Add accents using metallic acrylic paint. Use a water mister to help spread the paint. Make sure to turn your artwork so the paint runs into all the nooks and crannies of the layers.

Use a paper towel to remove any excess paint and also to dab extra paint into the details.

I kept the Home wooden element a crisp white to make it stand out from all the colors.

Randomly sprinkle glitter while your artwork is still wet so it sticks to the paint. Let dry again.

For the finishing touch to the collage, adhere the butterfly image with 3D Foam Circles White MixTip: slightly bend the butterfly wings to make it more dimensional.

I hope you enjoyed the instructions and wish you lots of fun creating your own mixed media piece of artwork!

Happy crafting,

  • Creative Time: 90 minutes
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Materials needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Circles White Mix
E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Chipboard, embellishments (laser cut honeycomb, wooden heart, gears and home element, buttons, beads, flowers, twine, gesso, acrylic paint, mister, paintbrush, paper towel, scissors

Shoot for the Stars Interactive Card

Hello Crafters! It’s Valerie here today, and I have a cute Shoot for the Stars interactive slider card that is perfect for congratulations, graduation, or a birthday! Here it is in action:

Shoot for the Stars Interactive Card by Valerie Ward for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The Stars Scene Base

First, create your scene’s base: I used Distress Inks for this project. After I combined the colors and got them the way I liked them, I took my backdrop die and die cut the paper. Then I took my Dual Tip Glue Pen and applied the glue to the back of the paper, then adhered that piece to the yellow piece underneath it. (sorry for the blurry image!):

The Slider Details

This next section shows you how to create the fun interactive part – the slider! The first thing I like to do is get all the pieces that I’ll need die cut, and if anything needs to be glued, I get that done, also. This image shows the pieces needed, then the gluing of the u-shaped layers with my Dual Tip Glue Pen:

Here, I glued the double layered u-shaped pieces onto the slider unit with Dual Tip Glue Pen, then put my scene together using  E-Z Runner Permanent Fine:

Now comes the applying of the clear window. First cut a piece of clear acetate. Then apply pieces of Premium Doube Sided Tape 1/8″ around the window opening on the back of the opening. Peel off the white backing and then apply the clear acetate. Fold the unit closed.

Die cut the piece that wil be pulled in and out of the window scene. I used my Dual Tip Glue Pen for gluing the yellow tab at the top. Put the sentiment piece through the die cut opening at the top and pull it all the way up. Then apply Premium Doube Sided Tape 1/8″ aroud the perimeter of the scene.

Fold down the unit in half, and make sure it is adhered tightly with the adhesive. Pull the tab up and down several times to make sure it slides easily:

How cute and fun! You are now down with this interactive piece!

Attach Interactive Piece to Base

After you adhere the sky scene base to the card base with E-Z Runner Permanent Fine, now you need to attach the interactive piece to the card. I wanted to raise it up a little, so I used Crafty Foam Tape Black for that job:

Gold Stars

Now came the part I had never done before! I wanted to have gold stars on the background sky, so I pulled out my 3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit (3D Foam Stars). I used the gold liner piece:

It actually took me a couple times, but once I got the hang of it, I wanted to make a ton of these cute stars!

View How to Use 3D Foam Hearts and Other Shapes video below.

After I put as many gold stars as I wanted on the card, I applied the remaining pieces that I colored with my Copics, and the card was complete!

The sentiment inside:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions, comment below 🙂

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

  • Creative Time: 60 minutes
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit
or 3D Foam Stars
Crafty Foam Tape Black
Premium Doube Sided Tape 1/8″
E-Z Runner Permanent Fine
HomeHobby by 3L®:
Dual Tip Glue Pen