Hello crafty friends! Tracy here, and today I have a fun little texture filled background featuring White Creative Photo Corners on my Shine Like the Stars card.
I love creating with Creative Photo Corners in different ways than JUST holding your photo. Using the same colour of corner and creating a pattern makes a gorgeous textured background for any project.
Textured Background Step Outs
Start by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 3.5 x 4.75-inches. Beginning at the bottom, create rows of Creative Photo Corners White. The first row should have five complete Photo Corners. For the second row, start with half of a photo corner and continue up the card repeating this pattern.
Welcome! Shellye McDaniel here today with a DIY Snow Globe Shaker Ornament. This project tutorial is great for kids and adults!
Snow Globe Shaker Instruction
I started with a clear, disposable cup with lid. I found a package of these at my local dollar store. The cup measures approximately 2 x 2 inches.
First, I attached a mini snowman figurine and two tiny bottle brush trees to the inside of the lid with Adhesive Dots 3D.
For the hanger, I used a piercing tool to create a hole in the top. With an embroidery needle, thread the Baker’s Twine through the opening and back to make a loop. Cut the end and double knot to secure.
To create a snowy background to the inside of the cup, I used 3D Foam Circles White Mix in the small size. I randomly placed them behind the snowman (using it as a guide). Sprinkle glitter and tap off excess. Done!
Make the Shaker
Finally, I added a small handful of glittery snow into the cup. To attach the cup to the lid, I ran a bead of the Dual Tip Glue Pen around the edge. Place the lid onto the cup to seal. To dress up where the cup and lid conjoin, I used the Dual Tip Glue Pen to attach the Baker’s Twine. Perfect!
For the base, I wanted to be sturdy so I used a combination of a 3-inch scalloped circle die, lightweight chipboard, paper, and a sheet of Adhesive Sheet 4x6in.
Now isn’t that the cutest ornament? It would look great as part of a tablescape too! With some help, these make a great craft for older children, tweens, and teens too! Here is a second look at the Snow Globe Shaker Ornament.
Hi, everyone! Teri here to show you how to make fun banners with 3D Foam Pennants, glitter and a few other basic supplies for your card!
A Banner Idea
Let’s get going! Start by randomly adhering several strips of patterned paper onto a card front. Making a scrapbook page? Use a large piece of cardstock as the base for a layout instead.
Now take three fishtail banners from the 3D Foam Pennants. Leave the liner paper on one side. Dip them into glitter, covering completely them with the sparkly stuff. Remove the excess glitter and liner, and tack them onto your project.
Cut a piece of twine and tie a bow at one end of it. Use Adhesive Dots Micro to mount the twine to your card. Cut the excess twine with your scissors. It’s that simple!
Place three 3D Foam Circles onto your card. Remove the liner paper and dump glitter over them. When you remove the excess, you’ll end up with something that looks like faux brads.
To finish, stamp a sentiment, I’m using “Sending Good Vibes,” onto a strip of cardstock. Place it onto your card with 3D Foam Circles White Mix.
Make Some More!
You can easily recreate these banners. I followed the same design formula to make a second card.
Slight changes were made. I changed the look of the card front by placing the patterned papers in a different way. The butterfly from 3D Foam Garden Shapes is adhered at a different angle on the banner.
Rather than placing the sentiment strip on it in the same place as the first card, I affixed it slightly higher on this one.
Other Patterned Papers: Doodlebug Design, Avery Elle and Bella BLVD.; White Cardstock: Neenah Paper; Stamp: Pretty Pink Posh (Encouraging Greetings Stamp Set); Black Ink Pad and Glitter: Ranger Ink; Twine: Whisker Graphics
With a black fine-liner, draw some horizontal lines at the foot of the tree to anchor the design.
Cut a piece of green and orange satin ribbon. Wrap the slightly wider green satin ribbon around the panel and adhere it to the back using the E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong. Then wrap the orange ribbon on top of the green ribbon and the card panel, adhere the same way.
Adhere a piece of Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch to the back of the dark brown cardstock by removing the yellow liner and placing cardstock onto the adhesive. Make sure to transfer the adhesive well by burnishing with your fingers or a bone folder.
Now to make the cardstock into a foiled sentiment! Adhere a piece of Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch to the front of the cardstock, using the same process as above.
Remove the white liner from the front side of the cardstock and place a piece of red foil from the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit with Foil. Apply the foil colored side UP. Transfer the foil by burnishing gently with your fingers.
Peel away the foil sheet and die-cut the sentiment. Remove the liner from the back side and adhere the foiled Thankful sticker to the card base.
To complete the card, adhere fall colored rhinestones to the tree. Since my rhinestones are not self-adhesive, I am using Adhesive Dots Micro.
And voila…your foiled Thankful card is ready.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and wish you happy crafting! Yvonne
Other Etched Dies: Spellbinders® Paper Arts ( Shapeabilities Four Seasons Tree, Shapeabilities Autumn Canopy and Elements, Die D-Lites Fall Leaves, 5×7 Matting Basics A Card Creator, Platinum 6 Die-cutting and Embossing Machine); Cardstock (White, Dark Brown, Olive Green); Old Book Page; Inkpad (Brown); Ink Blending Tool, Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Black Fine Finer Pen, Rhinestones
Hi, it’s Connie Mercer here with some holiday kraft gift tags that make a fresh loaf of pumpkin bread look even better. For these sweet gifts I’m using 3D Foam Squares Black Regular Size to give the tag that lift I was looking for. Dimension is a good thing, right?!
Add a label with the flavor of the bread on the front of the wrapped mini loaf using Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8-inch. The label will not get lost or fall off with this strong adhesive. It’s perfect for this!
This is a fun project perfect for a cool fall day. Now’s the perfect time to get the Holiday Kraft Gift Tags made. They will be ready when the mini loaves come out of the oven.
It’s time for the Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with this adorable coffee-themed traveler’s notebook! As a SUPER SPONSOR, we’ve provided great prizes too! Grab a cuppa and join the hop with your own coffee themed artwork!
What is Coffee Lovers? It is a coffee-loving (or tea or cocoa) community of card makers open to everyone. Their blog offers inspirational coffee-related posts and bi-annual coffee blog hops that YOU can join. You get a chance to win the giveaways as a blogger! Read to the very end!
Dana shows you how she embellished this colorful notebook with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products. Follow along and learn a few tips and ideas.
Coffee Lovers Traveler’s Notebook
Hi, coffee loving friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a coffee-themed traveler’s notebook insert. One of my biggest challenges while traveling is finding a good cup of coffee. Hotel coffee bars and even coffee shops can be hit or miss.
To help me get my coffee fix while on the road, I embellished a traveler’s notebook insert. I used the super cute Cream and Sugar collection from Doodlebug Designs and some of my favorite Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products. In addition to patterned papers and embellishments, inside the insert are 15 delicious iced, hot, and spiked coffee recipes. No matter what I’m in the mood for, I have a yummy brew to pair it with!
I had a lot of fun embellishing the cover of this notebook! First, I used the E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser to apply patterned paper to the front and back covers. Next, I created a layered tag for the cover. I stacked die-cut tags and felt pieces between layers of Thin 3D Foam Squares. Thin 3D Foam is a great way to add a subtle dimension when space is limited. The layers of felt help add texture and are also strong enough to hold up inside the notebook.
Mini Adhesive Dots are perfect for securing tiny bows and small die-cuts to notebook and planner pages.
Thin 3D Foam Squares add a subtle dimension to die-cuts when space is limited. Thin 3D Foam Squares are half the height of the standard 3D Foam. The high-density foam will not crush and maintains a strong permanent bond no matter what media you use!
Create an Easy Shaker
Tuck die-cuts and sequins inside Keepsake Envelopes to create a fast and tidy shaker pocket. Simply insert items into the envelope and close with the resealable flap. Your embellishments are secure yet accessible in a see-through envelope with clear, permanent adhesive on the back side.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you’re looking to try some new coffee recipes, I’d love to have you stop by my blog. I share links to all 15 of the recipes I included in my traveler’s notebook.
Keep reading for the Coffee Lover’s giveaway details!
As I looked around my craft space for inspiration for my project today, I found a tiny deer and evergreens dies and a wood circle. Rather than make a holiday card, I decided to make a masculine birthday card. This design could easily be a holiday card by simply changing the verse!
Masculine Birthday Card Tutorial
To start, I die-cut a deer and two evergreens from heavy kraft cardstock.
Next, I colored the trees and added slight shading to the deer. Then I cut a scrap of paper for the ground. To cut the curved edge, hold it against the wood circle as a guide.
For the sentiment, stamp and clear heat emboss “happy birthday,” then cut it into two separate words. Behind each word, add dark green mats and adhere them with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser.
Greetings! Shellye McDaniel here today. The days of giving thanks are upon us and I have a delightful way to keep those notes and memories! By repurposing a boat-shaped food container, I created a gratitude loaded box. Let me show you how!
Gratitude Loaded Box Base
To get started I took a paper “boat” food container and de-constructed it by unhinging the flaps.
Next, I cut a sheet of patterned paper and Adhesive Sheets 12×12 inch slightly larger than the boat. I attached the adhesive sheet to the paper and then traced the boat onto the paper backing.
After tracing, I cut the piece out and carefully covered the outside of the boat. Before attaching the sides back, I trimmed any overhang of paper. I attached the flaps with Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/2in and Adhesive Dots 3D for the buttons.
In finishing, I covered plain clothespins with strips of paper and then topped with these adorable wooden pumpkins. I wanted the pumpkins to sparkle, so I used Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch to coat the entire piece. Next, I sprinkled on some gold glitter and viola!
Hi, everyone! Do you like cards that have a bit of glitz and glimmer? Teri here, and I’m going to show a quick way to make cards with glittery backgrounds that are sure to tickle your fancy!
These cards easy to make with 3D Foam Shapes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Making a Glittered Background
The first thing you’ll want to do is pick a 3D Foam Shape. You’ll remove all the foam shapes, leaving you with the negative piece of foam like this.
Adhere to the negative you have chosen to the patterned paper. I recommend using a neutral woodgrain pattern or subtle text pattern.
Peel up part of the backing sheet and dump glitter all over the foam. (Don’t have any glitter? Try using seed beads or pigment powders instead.) Return the excess glitter to your storage container.
Remove the rest of the backing sheet and dump a second color of glitter all over it. Again, return the excess glitter to your storage container. (Feeling adventurous? Try using three to four different colors of glitter. Simply pull up less of the backing sheet each time.)
Take a card and apply a couple strips of patterned papers to the bottom of it. Then mount the glittery background to it. You’ll also want to print or stamp a sentiment on cardstock and place it onto the card. I recommend using Extreme Double-Sided Tape as it’s super strong and works well when applied on top of the glitter.
Finishing Up the Card
Complete the card by randomly adding some sequins to the open spaces. There’s no real rhyme or reason here. You’ll just want to eyeball things.
The beauty of this glittered background technique is it works with many of the different 3D Foam Shapes. The first card uses the negative from the 3D Foam Leaves pack, while this second one uses the negative from the 3D Foam Butterflies pack.
While I used the exact same steps to make this card, I was able to get a completely different look by using a different foam shape and some other colors of glitter and sequins.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Feel like making a glittered background card like mine? I’d love to see your creations! Be sure to leave a comment for me to check it out!
Other Hello Healthy Soup Patterned Paper by Jillibean Soup; Gingham and Woodgrain Patterned Papers by Simple Stories; White Cardstock by Neenah Paper; Scripty Sayings and Noteworthy Stamp Sets by Paper Smooches; Black Ink Pad by Ranger Ink; Sequins by Cartwright’s Sequins; Glitters by Ranger Ink
Welcome back, crafty friends! Tracy here and today I have a fun little autumn-inspired layout to share featuring Creative Photos Corners in a fun new way. Here are the details for my Layered Border on a fall scrapbook page.
Begin the Layered Border at the bottom of the cardstock strip. Add a strip of the same kraft cardstock above each row of corners using the Double-Sided Tape Runner Strips Permanent. This will cover up and black and ivory backgrounds that may show underneath. Continue layering up the Layered Border using that same pattern, corners and strips.
Using your 4×6 photo as a guide in the middle of the strip, bring the rows up to the bottom of the image.
Continue from the other end of the Layered Border doing the same design and again bring it up to the middle section of the strip. Trim each end leaving just the tips of the corners.
Create a layered background using cardstock and patterned papers, and mat the Layered Border using a dark brown cardstock. Adhere the Layered Border at the side of the layout using Double-Sided Tape Runner Strips Permanent.