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Working with Ribbon

Welcome back scrappy friends. Today I have a layout tutorial about Working with Ribbon.

When working with different ribbon, trims and fibers, finding an adhesive that works for them all could be a challenge. But NOT with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Here are all of the sticky details:

Working with Ribbon

I created a simple mixed media background, starting with Stampin’ Up resist patterned cardstock. Using ink and a blending tool, I added colour to the edges of the cardstock. Then using a mister, I added colour to the middle of the layout. Then using coordinating misters, I added splatters across the middle of the layout.

Using Crafty Power Tape I added a couple of small strips in the middle of the layout where the photo will eventually cover, as well as long strips on the backside of this cardstock on the top and bottom. This strong adhesive is sure to keep all of your ribbons and trims in place.

I started by adding the wide ribbon knotted at the top and bottom, right up to the middle of the layout. Then added the next trims one by one crossing in the middle and widening with each new trim. Using Crafty Power Tape again, I added the white mixed media layer to the purple cardstock 12×12 layer.

I used circle dies to cut the photo and cardstock mat, and then adhered them together using my E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser. Then added 3D Foam Squares to the back and adhered the matted photo to the pink doily.

I added the doily and matted photo to the layout using multiple layers of Crafty Foam Tape to bring it up above the trims. Then add buttons and gems using Adhesive Dots Mini.

To finish the layout, I added a few stickers to suit the layout.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Adhesive Dots Mini
3D Foam Squares White Mix
E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive Dispenser
Crafty Power Tape Dispenser 81′
Crafty Foam Tape White

Stampin’ Up Resist Cardstock, Stampin’ Up Ink, Blending Tool, Heidi Swapp Shimmer Misters, Buttons, Gems, Doily, Purple Cardstock, Ribbon and Trim

DIY Easter Crafts on Parade

 Find DIY Easter Inspiration Right Here!

We have a wide range of Easter ideas and tutorials below!

Are you getting ready for Easter but not sure where to start? Take a look at some of these creative DIY crafts and tutorials from home décor to cards to cute baskets, and more! You still have time to make them!

Click on the images or text to go to the blog posts.

Easter Home decor purple eggs with glitter by Asia King Mini Easter Basket Video by Tiffany Johnson Hoppy Easter Card by AJ Otto Easter Card by Margie Higuchi
Easter Crosses Trio Home Decor by Asia King Mini Easter Basket Video Tutorial by Tiffany Johnson Hoppy Easter with 3D Foam Easter Shapes by AJ Otto Hippity Hop Dimensional Easter Card Tutorial by Margie Higuchi
Easter Card with Chicks, by Michele Kovack Fab Easter Card by Tracy McLennon Mixed Media Easter Trio by Stephanie Schutze
Fuzzy Easter Bunny by Kimberly Crawford Easter Chicks Card by Michele Kovack Drab to Fab Easter Card by Tracy McLennon Spring Mixed Media Projects Trio by Stephanie Schutze


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Spring Inspired DIY Shadow Box

Christine here today with a Spring shadow box project.  Spring is nearly here and I don’t need any excuse to make cute projects with flowers! Please take a look to see how this shadow box is easily made with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products. I’m also sharing a handy use for Self-Laminating Pouches.

Spring Inspired DIY Shadow Box by Christine Emberson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


Spring into Action

The shadow box is a die cut, once the sections are folded affix with MyStik® Permanent Strips. Because this adhesive is dispensed in little strips this makes it ideal to apply as little or as much as you need.

To personalize the shadow box I wanted to insert a photo but how to protect it from dust? Easy – use a Self-Laminating Pouch.  I’ve used the Cards Wallet size, they are also available in a variety of sizes.  Also because these are cold laminating you do not need a machine, just peel back, insert your photo/keepsake and smooth down – yes, that easy!

I affixed 3D Foam Squares White Regular to the reverse of the photo before inserting inside the shadow box.  This gave it just the right amount of height and definition inside my shadow box.

The 3D Foam Squares White Small are ideal for embellishments.  It is possible to have both sizes of foam squares in one pack with 3D Foam Squares White Mix.

The finished project, you can attach this to a card, gift bag or create personalized table settings.

Be sure to check out all the super handy adhesives on the website. Thanks for stopping by!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
MyStik® Permanent Strips
Self-Laminating Pouches – Cards Wallet
3D Foam Squares White Mix

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Self-Laminating Pouches – Cards Wallet

Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (Tiny Shadow Box)
White Cardstock, Distress Inks, Black Pearls, Sentiment Stamp

Foil and Glitter Lucky Shamrock Card Duo

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all! Today I’m lucky to be Irish for the day and get away with it – HA! To mark the occasion I created a set of St. Patrick’s Day cards from one sheet of patterned paper filled with phrases and images.

Some of the images were itching to be enhanced with dimensions using 3D Foam Hearts – put them together and they form a shamrock 🙂 Put them together with foil and glitter to WEAR YOUR ADHESIVES ON THE OUTSIDE!

Foil and Glitter Lucky Shamrock Card Duo by Margie Higuchi for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Lucky Card

I used the 3 x 4 inch Lucky image from the Emerald Six patterned paper and its B-side for a 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch card panel. For the A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inch) card base and 3 3/4 x 1 inch band, I used a subtle green patterned paper to anchor my card. Adhere the card panel and band with E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots Refill.

To give my band a little sparkle, I placed Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4 inch across, remove the top liner and applied gold glitter. Make sure to press into the tape to secure well. Tap off excess to see a beautiful band of gold!

I forgot to take a before picture but four small hearts from the 3D Foam Hearts were placed in each clover leaf. Remove the top liner on each to apply the same gold glitter. Press into the heart shape to secure and tap off excess.

Place a Creative Photo Corner Gold on each corner – make sure they fit snuggly. Just so they do not shift, I placed Crafty Foam Tape White over the photo corner backing and adhered the card panel to the card.

Here’s the finished card!

Shamrock Card

This image already had gold on it so why not go green but not just green, how about foil?! I gathered my A2-sized card base, 4 x 5 1/4 inch card panel, 3 1/2 x 4 3/8 inch card panel and 3 x 3 7/8 inch image with my four medium size 3D Foam Hearts already placed on top.

Let’s start with the Shamrock image. I removed the top liner and place the green foil (color side UP) on top. Give it a rub to transfer the medium to the 3D Foam Heart. EASY! Foil the rest.

Adhere the larger card panel to the card base with the E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots Refill. Place Creative Photo Corners Gold to each of the corners of the smaller card panel. To secure those corners, apply the E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots Refill to the backs and make an “X” mark. Adhere to the card base.

Take three strips of Crafty Foam Tape White and apply to the back of the image. Remove liners and center the image piece to the card front.

There you have it, another card done and both were done in 15 minutes!

Hope you like this idea of how to make wonderful cards out of one patterned paper with phrases and images. Thanks for stopping by! Share your St. Patrick’s Day project with me by linking in the comments below – I’ll come visit and comment 🙂

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Margie (mc)Higuchi

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots Refill
Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4 inch
3D Foam Hearts
Creative Photo Corners Gold
Crafty Foam Tape White
3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit with Foil (Green Foil)

Patterned Papers: Authentique Paper
Glitter: Sprinkle N Sparkle

Foiled Shamrock Card with 3D Foam Hearts

Hello everyone! As tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day,  I made a Foiled Shamrock Card to share.  Do you see the hearts?  The shamrock is made of four 3D Foam Hearts with green foil that is included in the 3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit.

Foiled Shamrock Card with 3D Foam Hearts by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Foiled Shamrock

Take 3D Foam Hearts medium sized heart and place the sticky side of the heart onto the silver side of the green foil.  Burnish and peel the heart from foil.

Remove backing from the foiled heart and place the sticky side onto foil.  This will give you green foiled surface on both sides of the heart and it won’t be sticky on either side.

Next, place one Adhesive Dots Micro at the bottom point of the heart (on its back-side).

Fold heart and pinch the point where Adhesive Dots Micro was applied.

Place one Adhesive Dots Micro on work surface.  Place the hearts around Adhesive Dots Micro so points all stick to it.

Voila!  The four hearts now look like a shamrock!

Lucky Green Card Making!

Form 4.25 x 6.25 inch card from white cardstock and fasten pattern paper layers with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser.  Dot paper and white one were die-cut with a die.  Green edge was made with a marker.  Fasten a strip of seam binding across the card with E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser.  Use E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser to apply dots of adhesive to seam binding.  Apply green foil to it.

Fasten verse from Authentique Emerald 6 x 6 Bundle of papers to layered mats of patterned paper. Fasten to the card with 3D Foam Squares – White Mix. Place shamrock on the card. Use Adhesive Dots Micro at side edges of shamrock (hearts) to keep them dimensional and secure to the card.  Cut stem from paper and color with marker. Fasten with .E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser.  Enjoy!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! A bit of Irish luck to you!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Hearts
3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit (green foil)
Adhesive Dots Micro
3D Foam Squares – White Mix
E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispense

Authentique Emerald 6×6 Bundle; Penny Black Antique Frame Die; Ranger Distress Marker Peeled Paint; White Cardstock

Monochromatic Weekly Bullet Journal Spread

Welcome back to the blog. Latrice here and I’m excited to share with you a great monochromatic bullet journal spread. Bullet journaling has taken the world by storm. It’s a fun journal that you can keep simple or get super artsy.

This year I plan to use mine to track goals, weekly happenings, and even meal planning. For this month I went with fun tones of green inspired by the St. Patrick’s Day theme. I kept my weekly plan simple this month. Take a look.

Monochromatic Weekly Bullet Journal Spread by Latrice Murphy for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Planning a Journal Spread

I pulled out green pieces that I thought would work. When bullet journaling you have to keep the pages somewhat thin. The new 3D Foam Circle White Mix is probably my “new favorite” product. The circle shape is perfect for smaller round embellishments and more. On this week’s spread, I used the 3D Foam Circle White Mix and E-Z Dots® Permanent Dispenser. Below you can see exactly how those were created.

Finishing Touches

Creating a spread means you’ll need to do a little planning ahead of time. Start with a pencil and then once the spread is planned out you can then go over everything in black ink. Fill in your “to-do” list, add menu ideas and write about anything else that is important to you this week. Check out my spread and all the details.

I’m excited to continue my bullet journal with fun themes, spreads, and new ideas. Do you bullet journal? I’d love to see yours. Please share your link in the comments below 🙂

Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®:
3D Foam Circle White
E-Z Dots® Permanent Dispenser

Patterned paper, wood veneer, cardstock stickers.

From Drab to Fab Easter Card

Welcome back crafty friends! Today I have a simple card tutorial to share that can take your patterned paper from Drab to Fab. With Easter right around the corner I have been crafting with bunnies and eggs on the mind lately. I must admit, I don’t have a whole lot of Easter papers in my craft stash, but I did find this simple plaid pattern from an older birthday collection. Here is how I took it from plain and drab to Easter fab on this card.

Fab Easter Card

Making a Drab Card to Fab!

This is the plain plaid patterned paper that I started with. Pretty enough I guess, but I thought it needed a little dressing up.

Using the Extreme Double Sided Tape 1/8 inch, I added adhesive strips up the middle of all of the teal stripes in this plaid pattern.

Next I used a fine glitter and covered all of the Extreme Double Sided Tape 1/8 inch strips.

Tap and clean off all of the excess glitter. Revealing the perfect sparkle for this plaid paper.

I added another pink cardstock mat before adhering all of the layers together on a white cards base using my E-Z Runner Ultra adhesive.

The coloured Paintable from ADORNit was matted in teal cardstock and then added to the card using Crafty Foam Tape.

I used Chameleon Pens to add colour to the ADORNit Paintable image.

Needing more Easter project inspiration? Click: DIY Easter Crafts on Parade.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®:
Crafty Foam Tape White
E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser

HomeHobby by 3L™:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in

Cardstock (white, teal, pink); ADORNit Paintables; Fine Pink Glitter; Chameleon Pens

Sweet Spring Card with Sparkle and Dimension!

Spring is coming! I’ve been inspired by a set of stamps that had this sweet frog image that was perfect for spring 🙂 I have been rediscovering some of my “old” stamp sets and trying to find ways to give them new life.

Good morning!  Michele here with a card that uses two of my favorite products from Scrapbook Adhesives: Adhesive Dots and Crafty Foam Tape. They are my “go-to” products and they are always close at hand.

Sweet Spring Card with Sparkle and Dimension by Michele Kovack for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Spring into Card Making!

The foundation of the card was a kraft frame to draw the eye in and used Crafty Foam Tape to adhere it to the scored background. Next, I layered the gold glittery paper and the red cardstock behind it using additional Crafty Foam Tape. Who doesn’t love more dimension?! This gal does!

Using Adhesive Dots Mini, I added a paper bow and a few rhinestones for that extra sparkle!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
Crafty Foam Tape
Adhesive Dots Mini

Stamp: Stampin’ Up!, Cardstock, Markers, Rhinestones

Adhesives Every Scrapbooker Needs

As a Scrapbooker the adhesives that I need are a little different from a Cardmaker or other Crafter.  While there is definitely some overlap, there are also some things I have to have on hand or I wouldn’t even attempt to make a layout.  Today I am going to review what those are and show you how I use them on this Boy Scrapbook Layout.

Adhesives every Scrapbooker Needs from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Here’s the 5 Adhesives Every Scrapbooker Needs:

3D Foam Squares White Mix
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser
Adhesive Dots
Dual Tip Glue Pen

On this layout I used all of these, multiple times, except the Adhesive Dots.  Normally I do need the Adhesive Dots also…just happened that my small embellishments this time had adhesive already or are popped up!

To secure my title – I popped it up with 3D Foam Squares in both the Small and Regular Size.

My picutres and the papers underneath are secured using a combination of the Micro EZ Runner, 09E-Z Runner Grand,  and 3D Foam Squares.  And let’s not forget the stars which went on with 3D Foam Squares and the Dual Tip Glue Pen.

In today’s video I am going to walk you thru how I used each adhesive and in some cases, why I specifically chose that one.

While there are a whole host of adhesive products that I wouldn’t want to be without and I love to have on hand to enhance my projects, theses five are the ones that are absolute musts for each layout!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other Supplies: Single Shot Kit from The ScrapRoom, Enamel Dots: Doodlebug

Spring Dimensional Insect Card with 3D Foam Squares

Spring air brings life to flowers and little insects. Inspired by that thought I created a lovely insect card. If you can put the words, lovely and insect together, I think I accomplished that – LOL!

Hello everyone, Yvonne here with a spring themed card. I’m sharing a tutorial on how to make a cute card with lots of tiny bug die cuts using equal amounts of 3D Foam Squares to make a dynamic background.

Spring Dimensional Insect Card with 3D Foam Squares by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L,

I love 3D foam squares because they give a card such a lovely 3D effect…they make the tiny butterflies and dragonflies look like the fly/float over the card.

And another great thing about 3D Foam Squares is that weigh almost nothing so when sending it keeps the postage costs low! I am happy to show you how to make the card. Let’s get started!

Spring Dimensional Insect Card

On a white rectangle card base, layer two card panels of blue cardstock and patterned paper with the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser. The top card panel in grey cardstock with 3D Foam Squares White Mix (largest 3D Foam Squares).

Die-cut lots of butterflies, dragonflies and bugs with gold cardstock. Adhere them to the card using 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  I cut 3D Foam Squares White Mix Small in half to fit behind the tiny die cuts.

Then I embellished some of the die-cuts with round and heart-shaped pearls. Some of the pearls had no adhesives on the backs so I used Adhesive Dots Micro to adhere them to the card. Tip: use tweezers for positioning tiny embellishments.

For my card, I chose not to use a sentiment. But it would be easy to stamp a sentiment onto cardstock, cut it into a banner and adhere it to the card with 3D Foam Squares 😊

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and wish you happy crafting!

Hugs from Holland,

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

Other supplies:
Spellbinders Paper Arts® ( Flying bugs), Cardstock (white, blue, grey, gold and patterned), Paper trimmer, Pearls, Tweezers