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About Valerie Ward

Valerie WardMy name is Valerie. I am so excited to be joining the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Design Team! I have been crafting (scrapbooking and cards) basically all my life (yes, I have scrapbooks from my childhood!), but I started my blog up in 2011; it has created a journey I never knew could be so wonderful (I love the design teams, but mostly the people I have met and friends I have made). I have 4 awesome teenagers (a daughter and 3 sons), a fantastic husband (we met in college), and I work in a great dental/orthodontic office in the administrative department. I have a beautiful craft room that I escape into whenever I have a free moment, and I will definitely be using it a lot more now that I’m on this great team! Come visit me at: Val By Design.

Sliding Surprise Birthday Card

Hi there! Valerie here today with an interactive card that slides open on two sides and reveals more to the scene than what you see just on the front! See what happens when you pull those two tabs – eek! … Continue reading

Halloween Shaker Card Tutorial

Hi Crafters! Valerie here today, and I decided to create a fun Halloween shaker card for today’s post! The Colorful Halloween Background I started by making a very colorful background with three Distress Oxide inks (Carved Pumpkin, Lucky Clover, and … Continue reading

Sublime Birthday Card

I have a super-duper, color-filled, fun & crazy-busy birthday card for you! Hello, crafters! It’s Valerie here today sharing how I use my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® adhesives to really help me get through all the adhering of images with ease! … Continue reading

One Paper, Two Cards: Happy and Hello

Hi crafters! Valerie here today, and I’d like to show you how to create two cards out of a single piece of patterned paper. These Happy and Hello cards are so easy to make for any occasion! 2 Cards from … Continue reading

Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Glitter Card Tutorial

Hello! Valerie here today, and today I’m featuring a pretty summertime card featuring glitter and several Scrapbook Adhesive products. The focal point is on 3D Foam Butterflies and Adhesive Dots Micro for this all occasion card. The Card Tutorial Create Four Mini Frames … Continue reading

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: The Stars Scene Base First, create your scene’s … Continue reading

Thrilling Birthday Card

Hello crafters! Valerie here with a fun and thrilling birthday card for you today with a wonderful interactive feature – a sliding roller coaster! I’m excited to show you how to create one. A Thrilling Top Panel I die-cut and … Continue reading

Welcome Home Pop-Up Card Tutorial

Hi there! Valerie here today with a fun interactive Welcome Home interactive pop-up card tutorial to share with you! Let’s start with the front of the card. Card Front Background Scene First, die cut the scene’s base with your rectangle … Continue reading

Flamazing Birthday Box Card

Hello Crafters! For today’s project, I will share how to make a really cute dimensional box card! The die set that I am using comes with all the elements to construct this card plus a fun flamingo die set to … Continue reading

Lion Dance Shaker Card

Hello! Valerie here today, and I have a fun, colorful shaker card for you using the Dual Tip Glue Pen and E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser! Creating the Shaker First, die-cut the grid window die with watercolor patterned paper. This … Continue reading