Addicted, definitely addicted, to playing with Creative Photo Corners in clever ways. Christine joining you, yet again, with a new way to play with your Creative Photo Corners. Let’s check out my Love themed Always Heart Wreath layout showcasing a heart created from Creative Photo Corners.
This technique doesn’t require much from you besides a package of Creative Photo Corners and a heart to trace.
I originally planned to do my heart right onto a piece of cardstock. But it occurred to me that it would be beautiful to mimic a wreath look. So with that in mind, I traced a big heart onto my white cardstock. Then I added ephemera and stickers to create a wreath look. I was even able to add some of those bigger flowers that aren’t generally my style! All the ephemera were adhered with my E-Z Runner Grand.
After I had all the flowers down, I pulled the same big heart out and traced my heart onto the flower layers. Then I just followed that to start adding my Creative Photo Corners. You can see that I overlapped them – putting one point right into the start of the next point.
While it would definitely be a neat technique on its own, it’s really a nice complement to the wreath adding such a unique layer!
The final step in my wreath creation was to add some butterflies on top of it. I put those in a visual triangle to help draw the eye to the photographs. Each of those was added using White 3D Foam Circles.
Creative Photo Corner Wreath Layout Process Video
To check out this process up close you can catch the video here:
Hi, friends! Wanting to wish your friends and loved ones a little bit of luck this St. Patrick’s Day? Teri here with a Best of Luck St. Patrick’s Day card that is easy to make!
All you need to make a card like this is a St. Patrick’s Day themed stamp set and a few basic crafting supplies.
Stamp + Assemble a Best of Luck Card Scene
Start by stamping, coloring in and die-cutting a few St. Patrick’s Day themed images. Be sure to cut a few extra dies that you don’t stamp on. You’ll see why in a minute.
Stack and adhere together your stamped shapes that you cut the extra die-cuts of. This will give them a little extra pop and create the illusion that you stamped on a chipboard.
Cut a large circle from cardstock. Blend ink onto it. Cut a second circle that’s just a bit smaller from a 3D Foam Creative Sheet. Adhere your stamped images to your inked circle.
Cut a piece of patterned paper to fit on a card. Mount it onto a card. Add two photo corners to it. Stamp a sentiment in the corner.
Affix your circle with your images and foam circle to your card. Wrap twine around your circle. Tie a bow. Use an Adhesive Dot to keep it from moving around. Complete your card with a few sequins or gems.
Slight Change in Style
You can easily switch up this design. One way is to use different images. You can also shake up your design by arranging them differently.
Another idea is to use a different patterned paper or cardstock on your card. I used blue paper rather than a yellow one.
The end result is two different but similar cards! Both are perfect cards to send to friends in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you are inspired to try your luck in making a card (or two) of your own!
Other White Cardstock: Neenah Paper; Patterned Papers: Photo Play Paper Co. (We Can Just Stay Home Collection); Stamps and Dies: Pretty Pink Posh (Best of Luck Stamp Set and Cutting Dies); Dies: Hero Arts (Circles) Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh; Black and Blue Ink Pads: Ranger Ink; Twine: The Twinery; Markers: Copic
Hello everyone, Yvonne here with a Valentine’s jar shaker card. With Valentine’s Day coming up in less than two weeks I thought you could use some romantic card inspiration. With Crafty Foam Tape White it is so easy to create a shaker frame.
Let me show you how I made my shaker card. Shall we get started?
Making the Jar Shaker Card Panel
Trim a piece of patterned paper to a rectangular size and adhere to a slightly larger grey cardstock with the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser. Center the jar die on the card panel, secure it with removable tape or washi tape, and die-cut.
Other Craft Die: Stampendous (WindowRama Dome Jar Shaker Dies); Die Cutting Machine: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Platinum 6 Machine); Patterned Paper: La Blanche; White, Grey and Silver Cardstock; Sequins; Tiny Beads; Heart Sequins; Silver Heart Charm; Twine; Satin Ribbons; Printed Sentiment; Scissors; Paper Trimmer
First, I laid out my card design. Then decide what 3D Foam adhesives would work best in the amount of space to adhere the die cut shapes to the card front.
Building Steps on Delicious Birthday Cards
Create a decorative insert for the inside of the envelope. Use a piece of tracing paper, trace the inside flap area, and then transferred the patterned paper. Use the E-Z Runner Grand Refillable Dispenser to adhere the patterned paper to the inside flap of the envelope.
Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a pocket letter that I assembled for a gal pal. Pocket letters are a fun and crafty way to brighten someone’s day! Rather than sending a traditional card in the mail for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, try filling pockets with handcrafted paper pieces and embellishments!
The small decorated papers are ready for use on all types of crafts. I applied adhesive to the back of all the embellishments in these pockets. My recipient can easily remove the liners and adhere the gems and buttons to almost any surface for fast and easy crafting.
Best Adhesives for Pocket Letters
In all honesty, all Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products work great for pocket letters! I’m sharing my go-to adhesives for use on paper layers and heavier embellishments.
Adhesive Dots have a strong, permanent and flexible bond that makes them perfect for use on multiple surfaces. For example, the Large Adhesive Dots were the perfect choice to use on metal flair buttons. Simply apply the adhesive dot to the back of the metal embellishment. Next, cover the adhesive with the liner and tuck the embellishment into the pocket letter. Similarly, I selected Small and Mini Adhesive Dots for use on the other embellishments in these pockets and applied them the same way.
Keepsake Envelopes are a great way to gift confetti mixes or other delicate items. Simply insert the confetti mix into the envelope and affix with the resealable flap. Your embellishments are safe and fun to look at in a see-through envelope.
3D Foam Strips are high density foam that will not crush. Use these adhesive strips to add dimension to layered paper cards.
Last but not least, Extreme Double-Sided Tape is a strong and tacky tape that adheres immediately to embellishments with no drying time. This super strong tape sticks to most surfaces, and is my favorite for fabric patches and ribbon.
How to Prepare a Pocket Letter for the Mail
Once the paper layers and embellishments are complete, simply tuck the items into the pocket letter and fold up the letter for mailing.
First, begin at the bottom of the pocket letter and fold the segments up. Next, tie a ribbon around the pockets to keep them folded. Then, secure more embellishments and/or a handwritten greeting to the pocket bundle. Finally, slide the pocket letter into a standard size 10 envelope and it is ready for the mail.
Certainly I’d be happy to receive any gift from a valentine this month. But, how fun would it be to open a pocket letter? I hope I have inspired you to create a more unique form of happy mail. Thanks for stopping by today! ~Dana Tatar
We are pleased to introduce the 2021 new products that have been requested by customers and retailers alike! Scroll down to see our line up of new products.
2021 New Products in E-Z Runner Refillable Dispensers
In our E-Z Runner® Refillable family and in shaped adhesives are the E-Z Runner® Stars and E-Z Runner® Hearts! Both feature 650 shapes in white permanent, double-sided adhesive stars, and hearts. They are acid-free and archival safe for all of your projects.
Next, we are introducing 3D Foam Circle Frames, in both White and Black! Each package contains nested rings in graduating sizes with the largest being 3.75-inches for a total of 26 3D Foam Circle Frames. Not only can they “pop up” layers but create shaker features as well as make wonderful embellishments!
Due to popular demand with last year’s introduction of the Crafty Foam Tape 108ft in White, we’ve added Crafty Foam Tape 108ft in Black. Both have a thickness of 1mm (think Thin 3D Foam Squares). Perfect for a subtle pop in layers!
Our 3D Foam products feature a crush-proof high-density foam that easily releases from the bottom liner. The top liners are easy to peel off when you’re ready to use them. They are double-sided adhesive with edge-to-edge permanent adhesive. In addition, they are acid-free and archival safe for all of your projects.
Crafty Power Tape in Polybag
The popular Crafty Power Tape now comes in a polybag! It is more convenient and a perfect addition to your card making kit. This tear tape has 81ft and will last you a long time!
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 2021 New Products Video
Design Team Coordinator Margie Higuchi shows the new products in a short video.
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Hi crafty friends! Judy here today with a quick card. I’m trying to think spring and warmer weather so I picked two pretty ribbons that I liked and a stamp set to make this card! It’s so easy to add ribbon on a card with Premium Double Sided Tape. Let me show you how to create this Just Because Flowers and Ribbon Card!
Flowers and Ribbon Card Making
To make this card, form a 3.5 x 6.25-inch card from Kraft cardstock. Perfect for a neutral background!
For the flowers, stamp a flower design three times with Chianti ink on lavender cardstock. Then fussy cut them out. It’s really not that hard!
Add dots of white to centers with a white marker. Or another option is to add dots after flowers are fastened to the card.
Layering the Ribbons
For the ribbon, I used two colors, purple and aqua. Each ribbon was cut about an 0.50-inch longer than the width of the card.
Repeat the step with the aqua ribbon but apply Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4in to the back of the ribbon. Press firmly to adhere well. Lastly, remove the liner from the purple ribbon and layer the aqua ribbon on top.
Decorating the Card Front
Determine the card front design by arranging the flowers and ribbon on the card.
Designer’s Tip: When arranging the flowers and stamping, add a small amount of E-Z Dots® Repositionable Refillable Dispenser to the inside edge of the card and press to close. It is temporary and can be easily removed by rubbing it off.
Stamp leaves with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass ink near flowers. Use the flowers as a guide since they are not adhered at this point.
Place a Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix in regular size to the back of each flower. Then remove the liner and adhere the flowers. Next, stamp the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
Peel the liner off from the back of the ribbon and attach the layered ribbon to the card just above sentiment.
Trim ribbon ends flush with the card edges. Rub the repositionable adhesive off the inside of the card. Make sure to rub the adhesive off on the glass mat too.
Now your Just Because Flowers and Ribbon Card is ready to send!
Have you ever had a product that seems to just keep jumping onto your projects, you use it again and again? For the last year, I have been taking the “Creative Photo Corners” at their name: CREATIVE. I keep having little ideas come to mind with them that are a total twist on their originally intended use. Christine joining you today with a winter layout showcasing Creative Photo Corner Snowflake built into it.
I think, of all the things I have done with Creative Photo Corners, this might be my favorite. Other times I have used it more as a simple background addition. But today I actually designed with them and figured out just how to make a snowflake!
You will definitely want to check out the process video on this layout, I lay out the snowflake and you can see it come together. It will be at the bottom of the post. My inspiration came from sitting at my desk and seeing a snowflake, leading me to wonder if I couldn’t recreate it.
As you can see in this picture – I have the Creative Photo Corners going in both directions depending on where I was using them. Thinking even further outside of the box, made it even easier to create this!
Hi Crafty Friends! Meghan here with my final tutorial as a guest designer and I’ve had a wonderful time! Due to the COVID lockdown and watching all the shows, I know a lot of people are reading more books. So why not create masculine bookmarks to assist! These sassy sentiments and little guy stamps are perfect for what I wanted to do.
Creating the Masculine Bookmark Base
First, die-cut the bookmarks out of both 110lb Neenah Cardstock and patterned paper to match my guys.