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An Easy Shaker Pocket for a Card

Hi, everyone! Teri here with an easy shaker pocket created with one of the Keepsake Envelopes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. These shakers look great on cards!

Easy Shaker Pocket for a Card by Teri Anderson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Making the Shaker Pocket

The shaker on this card is easy to recreate with the Keepsake Envelopes. It’s also a quick, time-saving way to make an interactive card!

Start by cutting a piece of cardstock to fit inside the pocket envelope. I went with white cardstock, but you could use any other color out there. Then you simply stuff the pocket with sequins, beads or, even, glitter!

There is adhesive on the pocket, but I wanted to add a little adhesive to it since the sequins I used were pretty small. I worried they might fall out when I mailed the card. So I simply added a small piece of Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4in to the pocket. It’s perfect because it’s clear when you remove the red backing paper.

Imagine making all kinds of shakers like these to use on cards, as well as scrapbook pages and tags!

Using it on a Card

I made my shaker pocket so it could go on a card. I’m not one to send cards out for Independence Day, but I wanted to create a general card to send to one of my friends in early July! You’ll notice I used a white, blue and red color scheme to make this card because of that.

I added a few stars too. They were easy to make! I simply took a couple 3D Foam Stars, placed them on my project and rubbed foil onto them!

The hello word looks like a pre-made embellishment. Guess what? It’s not! I made it myself by applying foil to a piece of foam from the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit. Then I simply die-cut the word from it and put it on my card! Easy peasy!

I hope you are inspired to make an easy shaker pocket of your own! I’d love to see it! Please share a link to your project so I can take a peek!

Creative Time: 1 hour/Beginner Level

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit
3D Foam Stars
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
Keepsakes Envelopes Mix

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4in

Three Amigos Stamp Set from Mama Elephant; Hello Cutting Die from Papertrey Ink; October Afternoon Chipboard Stickers; Pebbles Inc. Land That I Love Patterned Papers ; White, Blue Cardstock; Black Ink Pad; Sequins

Creative Stamping with 3D Foam Shapes

Welcome back, friends! Today I am sharing a fun little tutorial on how to use your 3D Foam Shapes in a creative new way. Let’s get stamping!

I love ALL of my foam shapes. There are just so many things you can do with them. Shakers, glitter, foil, dimension with acetate. Well here is one more thing to add to that list, stamping! Here are all of the details:

Creative Stamping with 3D Foam Shapes by Tracy McLennon for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Start by finding some pretty thick chipboard. I cut two 3×3 squares and adhered them together using my E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser.

Next you will take your 3D Foam Shapes, in this case I used 3D Foam Stars. You’ll want to use 2 layers of the foam to give a good amount of thickness for stamping. I created a simple cluster of stars for my stamped background.

For my layout, I chose to use Distress Oxide Inks for stamping. Using my cluster of stars stamp, I stamped the image over and over in different colours  diagonally across the white cardstock (11×11).

Next I used some shimmer misters to add splatters of coordinating colour. Let dry.

Adhere the 11×11 white cardstock background to a full sheet of black cardstock. The photo is matted in white and black cardstock and adhered to the middle of the layout using 3D Foam Squares. I also added some more 3D Foam Stars around the matted photo keeping the protective covering on them. These just add a little dimension in a subtle way.

A simple title finishes this sweet layout.

Creative Time: 60 mins/Beginner – Intermediate Level

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Squares White Regular
E-Z Runner Grand® Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Stars

Cardstock (Black and White), Heidi Swapp Shimmer Misters (Teal, Pink, Navy, Citron), Distress Oxide Ink (Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry), Thickers- Gold Word Sticker

Gold Foil Father’s Day Card

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching.  Christine here and if you haven’t already made your card, I’ve got some inspiration for you today.  As I considered how I wanted to make mine, I decided to add in the trendy gold foil combined with several other fun elements.  Join me as I share the different ways I incorporated foil throughout this card!

Gold Foil Father's Day Card Tutorial

The combination of stickers, patterned papers, and LOTS of adhesives all made this card come together.  Let’s take a look at the different steps including how you can “Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside” to really up your project!

Gold Foil Father’s Day Card Tutorial

Step One: After cutting down your card base, add Adhesive Dots in multiple sizes to the bottom left and top right corner of the card.

Step Two: Add Embossing Powder to the dots and then heat them up to set the powder.  This is an important step to do before adding other parts to the card.  Otherwise, the heat could mess up your other elements.

Step Three: Add a 3D Foam Frame to the center of the card.  As you can see the frames come in a nested set making a variety of sizes available.  They stretch a long way consequently making them a great choice for diving into multiple card designs.

Step Four: Top the frame with gold foil from the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit. Although this looks complicated, it is as simple as laying the foil on the 3D Foam Frame and then simply rubbing over the top with your finger.

Step Five: Add your sentiment atop the frame. As you can see the gold in my sentiment was a huge inspiration for the rest of the card.

Step Six:  Cut out stars from patterned paper and secure those with Adhesive Sheets and 3D Foam Squares.

Step Seven: Add additional Adhesive Dots as you see holes that need to be filled.  Use gold foil atop those to add some additional gold foil throughout.

Thanks for joining me today – have fun getting those cards ready for Dad!


Creative Time: 35 mins/Intermediate Level

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Products used:
3D Foam Squares White Regular
3D Foam Squares White Small
Adhesive Sheets 6×4″
3D Foam Frames
3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit
Adhesive Dots Micro
Adhesive Dots Small

Other Supplies: Patterned Paper and Stickers from Paper House Productions

Celebrate World Ocean Day

Today is World Ocean Day and I simply could not pass up the opportunity to create a fun, colorful card to honor the occasion.  I’ve traveled various parts of the world and been up close and personal with many amazing sea creatures, on my snorkeling adventures.  Hello, Terri here, with foiling and dimensional tips for this oceanic card!

Celebrate World Ocean Day by Terri Burson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Create Die Cuts With Adhesive Sheets

Let me share some creative tips, starting with my die cut elements.   All of my images were stamped, then colored on mixed media paper, sized to accommodate my adhesive sheet.  After applying the Adhesive Sheets 6×12 inch to my paper, I then cut the images using my electric die cut machine.

Ocean Scene Foiling Tips

Before applying die cuts, we need to set the scene for this ocean card.  First,  I created a distress ink blended background onto an A2 sized piece of watercolor paper.  Next, I applied various sizes of adhesive dots in a random pattern, including the Adhesive Dots Micro and the Adhesive Dots Small.   Add foil from the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit, shiny side up and gently rub onto your adhesive dots,  carefully lifting the foil.  If you still have clear spots, place your foil back down and rub some more.   When I was finished, I decided to add small black foam circles from the 3D Foam Black Circles Mix.  This offers additional dimension, along with a shadow effect that is more visually appealing for my ocean theme.  Plus, these are great ways to Wear Your Adhesive On The Outside!

Adhesive Sheets – To Peel Or Not To Peel?

Here’s a tip that will change your sticky life.  Don’t peel the adhesive sheet backing on your popped up elements!   By leaving the backing in place, it offers the added benefit of stabilizing your image.  Plus, you won’t have to worry about sticky elements adhering to your card on your popped up images.   Of course, go ahead and peel the backing on the cuts that will lie flat.  I’ve used the 3D Foam Circles White Mix, as you’ll see further down.

Add Sparkle With the Dual Tip Glue Pen

To finish off this card add a touch of sequins using the Dual Tip Glue Pen, along with a bit of glitter and glue on the fish.   Adhere the panel to an A2 card using the E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser and you are done!

I’m so happy with this colorful card in celebration of World Ocean Day.  For a full product list, visit my blog at Waving My Wand.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Creative Time: Intermediate Level  (30 -45 min)

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit
Adhesive Dots Micro
Adhesive Dots Small
3D Foam Circles Black Mix
3D Foam Circles White Mix

HomeHobby by 3L®:
Dual Tip Glue Pen

stamps, distress ink, sequins, brush markers, mixed media and watercolor paper, trimmer, paint, ultra fine black pen, glitter, electric die cut machine

Romantic Love Shaker Card Tutorial

This Love Shaker Card expresses love and appreciation in a fun way to someone special – be it your spouse, best friend or family member! Hello everyone, Yvonne here with a romantic inspired theme that is very easy and securely assembled with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products.

Romantic Love Shaker Card Tutorial by Yvonne van de Grijp for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Shaker Card Step-Outs:

Die-cut the filigree frame from gold cardstock.

Take a square piece of white cardstock, center the square etched die and secured with removable tape (aka washi tape).

Place the gold filigree frame die cut in the middle. Use it as a guide to place the circle etched die. Secure the circle etched die with washi tape and put the gold frame die cut to the side. Die-cut and emboss the etched dies in a manual die-cutting machine.

Cut a piece of clear plastic that is a bit larger than the circle window to cover and adhere it using Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in.

Cut a strip of Crafty Foam Tape White just enough to connect on the top (as shown in the image below) in 1/4″ width so it can bend to create a foam circle around the (backside) the circle window.

Flip the window card panel to the front to make sure you do not see any Crafty Foam Tape White sticking out. Flip it back and adhere pieces of Crafty Foam Tape White to the corners of the window card panel.

Add shaker materials such as beads, sequins, etc. into the circle window.

Peel off the liner from the Crafty Foam Tape White and adhere a stamped piece of cardstock. Then remove the liner of the Crafty Foam Tape White from the corners and adhere to a piece of (altered) patterned and pink cardstock and then finally to the white card base with the E-Z ®Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser.

Finishing Details:

To adhere the filigree frame, I used Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix cut into small strips using scissors or a craft knife to give a subtle dimension.

Cut a banner from white cardstock and die-cut the sentiment from gold cardstock. Adhere the banner and sentiment to the card using Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix. For the sentiment, cut the Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix into small strips.

Finally, adhere the bow, leaves and mulberry flowers to the card using Adhesive Dots. Finish the card with self-adhesive pearls and voila….your card is done.

Wishing you happy crafting!

Hugs from Holland,

Creative Time: 75 minutes/Intermediate – Advanced Level

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

Home& Hobby:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in

Etched Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts® (Standard Circles Large, Miss You Swirl, Vintage Stitched Squares, Marisa Job, Nothing But Love stamp), Cardstock (white, pink, gold, patterned), Pearls, Ribbon, Mulberry Flowers and Leaves, Sequins and Beads, Mica, Brown Ink, Ink Blending Tool, Washi Tape, Tweezers and Paper Trimmer

Welcome Home

Hi there! Valerie here today with a fun interactive Welcome Home card to share with you! Let’s start with the front of the card.

Home Card Front Background Scene

First, die cut the scene’s base with your rectangle die in a white cardstock. Then I die cut the next layer, which was a medium gray tone, with a forest background die; I used my E-Z Runner Permanent Fine to adhere the main part of the paper down and then glued the trees down with my Dual Tip Glue Pen.

The next layer to go onto the scene is another “hill”, die cut out of a lighter gray cardstock, and adhered on with my E-Z Runner Permanent Fine.

The Dual Tip Glue Pen was perfect for gluing down the cute road and all the tiny white road lines.

For the rest of the scene, I used the E-Z Runner Permanent Fine to adhere the trees, the clouds, and the 2 gray cars down; but the Dual Tip Glue Pen was great for the trees’ trunks. For the main image on this scene, the red car (everything else is on greys, blacks, & whites), I popped it up with 3D Foam Squares White Mix.

Card Inside

On the inside of the card, I adhered patterned paper down with my E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser.

Pivot Pop-Up

Now for the part that pops up when you open the card (the fun part!). You’ll need a really strong tape for adhering down the part that does the work on the pop-up; Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4 inch was amazing and did the trick perfectly!

Your scene just goes right on the pop-up piece, and wa-la, you have the most fun card!

Here are all the Scrapbook Adhesives products I used.

Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Crafting!

Creative Time: 90 minutes/Intermediate Level

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner Permanent Fine
3D Foam Squares White Mix
HomeHobby by 3L®:
Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/4 inch
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Forest background die, hills die, pivot pop-up die, stamp sets and coordinating die sets, markers 

Cyanotype Prints with 3D Foam Shapes

Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a super fun kids craft tutorial. School is out for Summer and I’m looking for ways to unplug from technology and enjoy the great weather.

3D Foam Cyanotype Prints with Neon Matting

Creating cyanotype prints with 3D Foam Shapes is a great way to be creative outdoors. I’m not sure who had more fun with this project, my daughters or me!

How to Create Cyanotype Prints with 3D Foam Shapes
Creative Time: 30 Minutes (Plus Drying Time)/Beginner Level

How to Set Up a Cyanotype Print with 3D Foam Shapes

1. Select a variety of 3D Foam Shapes. Peel the backing sheet from the foam shapes and arrange them onto a piece of acrylic. I created 4 mini prints using one sheet of cyanotype paper.

How to Set Up a Cyanotype Print with 3D Foam Shapes

2. Prepare the print for sun exposure. Place the SunArt paper, blue side up, onto a base surface such as a piece of cardboard. Top the SunArt paper with the acrylic sheet decorated with 3D Foam Shapes.

3D Foam Cyanotype Print After Sun Exposure

3. Expose the paper to sunlight for several minutes. The paper is light-sensitive and will gradually turn a light blue.

3D Foam Cyanotype Sun Prints After Water Rinse

4. Submerge the print in a tray of water for about 1 minute to rinse the artwork. The images created with the 3D Foam Shapes will turn a lighter shade of blue during this process. To create a print with more intense blue tones, add a few drops of lemon juice to the tray of water. Let the prints dry overnight or speed up the drying process with a heat tool.

How to Use E-Z Runner Grand to Mat Cyanotype Prints

5. Cut the sun paper into mini prints. For a fun pop of color, paint pieces of cardboard with neon paint. Attach each print to the matting with the E-Z Runner Grand Dispenser filled with Permanent Dots Adhesive.

I hope I have inspired you with this project! Which 3D Foam Shapes would you choose for your cyanotype print? Let me know in the comments section.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Supplies:
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Dots Refill
3D Foam Hearts, Frames, and Butterflies

Other Supplies: Cardboard, Neon Paint (DecoArt), SunArt Paper

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Cyanotype Prints Created with 3D Foam Shapes

Delicate and Elegant Wedding Card

Hi everyone, Christine here today with a clean and simple white elegant card.  See that delicate die cut inside the aperture?  No problem affixing it into place when using Adhesive Sheet 4 x 6″.  It’s so easy!

Delicate White Elegant Card with Adhesive Sheets by Christine Emberson for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Delicate Card Making Details

My card base has a white card mat affixed in place with the E-Z Runner Grand® Refillable Dispenser.

To adhere those delicate die cuts we all love but find tricky, use Adhesive Sheets.  They come in a variety of sizes (12″ x 12″, 6″ x 12″ and 4″ x 6″)  perfect for all projects.

Take off the top liner sheet of a 4″ x 6″Adhesive Sheet and apply cardstock on to it. Die-cut through your machine with your etched die.  When you remove the sheet your die cut has a perfect edge-to-edge layer of adhesive.

Here’s a short video on How to Use Adhesive Sheets for Die Cutting:

I’ve used the die to die cut from silver foil card and again using an Adhesive Sheet attached this to the reverse, slightly offset to create a drop shadow. The Adhesive Sheet makes it so clean and speedy, no messy liquid glue involved!

The next step was to use the die to cut an aperture into a further white card mat.  Once cut attach 3D Foam Squares White Regular to the reverse.  Affix this onto card base and mat.

With the addition of a small sentiment and a small leaf and flower secured with 3D Foam Square White Small my card is finished.  Perfect for a wedding or anniversary.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Make your next die cutting project with Adhesive Sheets, you’ll wish you tried them ages ago! Christine

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Products used:
3D Foam Squares White Regular
3D Foam Squares White Small
Adhesive Sheets 6×4″
E-Z Runner Grand® Refillable Dispenser
Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (Hearts and Butterflies Border, 5 x 7 Matting Basics, Homespun)
White Card; Silver Foil Card;  Stamped Sentiment;


Dual Tip Glue Pen to the Rescue

Have you ever been working with a collection and found that an embellishment isn’t quite what you need? Maybe it’s missing a color or some texture? Often times adhesives can rescue you and help you modify the project! Christine joining you today to showcase how I used the Dual Tip Glue Pen to modify a chipboard embellishment and make it work better for my layout!

Using the Dual Tip Glue Pen to rescue embellishments

In the Paper Crafting Industry we have lots of pre-made embellishments and products.  But when you want to add a personalized touch OR the product just isn’t quite the look you are going for, adhesives can become your best friend.  Especially if you are willing to “Wear Your Adhesives on the Outside.”

Dual Tip Glue Pen to the Rescue

In this case I had these adorable chipboard flower embellishments.  But because I was working with a lot of black they were overwhelming the layout in their original form.  They needed just a touch of black.  Dual Tip Glue Pen to the Rescue! I used this handy little adhesive and just added a dot to the center of each flower.  I then added black glitter to bring in some black.

Of course let’s not forget the usefulness of this adhesive in a traditional manner as well!  I cut out a thin script title and it made securing it much easier!

Other Handy Adhesives

I used a similar approach with my glitter to add some dots to the patterned paper however in this case I used the Micro Adhesive Dots to add glitter. Adhesives are a great way to add color and texture – be it through glitter, embossing powder, flocking, foil….the possibilities are endless!

Most of the butterflies on this layout were fussy cut from a patterned paper.  Then I added them using the Small 3D Foam Circles!  By adding them to the center I was then able to make the wings pop up and add some dimension to the whole layout.

So the next time you are looking to make the product work for you – consider pulling out your adhesive to change things up!


Creative Time: 25 minutes/Beginner Level

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser
Adhesive Dots Micro
3D Foam Circles White Mix
HomeHobby by 3L®:
Dual Tip Glue Pen

Other Supplies: The ScrapRoom May Flavors of the Month Kit, Black Glitter from Doodlebug Design


Let’s Hit The Great Outdoors!

With Summer just around the corner, I’m beginning to feel those outdoors happy vibes that long, warm days bring. Who’s with me? Hi friends, Linsey here today sharing my latest craft project inspired by my love for all things Summer! Come along and take an adventure with me into the great outdoors!

Let's Hit The Great Outdoors by Linsey Rickett for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Bringing the Outdoors In!

I started with a 12″ long unfinished wooden canoe and covered it inside and out with designer patterned paper. I was delighted to discover that Adhesive Sheets 12 x 12 inch work beautifully for this process. Because these are actual sheets of high quality, permanent adhesive, they cover the entire piece of paper so you get no bumps or lifting around the edges. I highly recommend them for a project like this and a whole lot more.

Let's Hit The Great Outdoors by Linsey Rickett for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Image 2

Next, I went to town decorating my canoe with a variety of paper die cuts, chipboard pieces, cardstock stickers and metal embellishments. Everything is packed for a fun weekend of camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows for s’mores and sleeping under the stars!

Let's Hit The Great Outdoors by Linsey Rickett for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Image 3

I used both Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix and 3D Foam Circles Black Mix. Love that they offer both 2mm and 1mm heights as well as in white option. It allows for customized embellishment placement which is really nice, especially for a 3D project like this.

Let's Hit The Great Outdoors by Linsey Rickett for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Image 4

With my trusty E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser, I secured pieces in a few places too. No matter what the project, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® has you covered!

Let's Hit The Great Outdoors by Linsey Rickett for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Image 5

Thanks so much for stopping by today and allowing me to share my altered wooden canoe with you! I hope you’ve been inspired to create something fabulous! Until next time, happy crafting!

Creative Time: 60 minutes+ Intermediate Level

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:

Adhesive Sheets 12×12 inch
3D Foam Circles Black Mix
Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix
E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser

Unfinished Wooden Canoe
Cabin Fever Paper/Sticker Collection by Simple Stories
Dark Brown Ink
Metal Accents
Natural Twine