Designer Note: Use up scrap papers and small pieces of trim to decorate the fronts of the pillow boxes.
Box Filler Ideas
Wouldn’t these Pillow Box Easter Treats look great in an Easter basket? Or it would be super cute to hide them right alongside the plastic colored eggs. They would be perfect for the non-candy people by adding cash or a gift card inside the box.
Hi everyone, Yvonne here! Today I am sharing how to make a Jeweled Birthday Wishes Card. With a little help of the 3D Foam Circles White Mix, it’s easy to create these sparkly accents to Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside.
Spring (and Easter) is around the corner so why not use a cute bunny as a focal piece on my card. Let me show you how I made my card.
Jeweled Birthday Wishes Accents
Start by die-cutting a lattice rectangular shape from green cardstock. On the edges, I will make the glitter jewel accents.
Remove the top liners from the 3D Foam Circles White Mix. Adhere small rhinestones on top of each circle. Make sure that the rhinestones are smaller in diameter.
Next, sprinkle green fine glitter over the 3D Foam Circles White Mix and then tap and brush off the excess glitter. I loved how this part of my Jeweled Birthday Wishes Accent Card turned out!
Print a digi-stamp and matching sentiment out onto white cardstock. Use markers to color the image. Then die-cut it into a rectangle size that fits the green jeweled card panel. Lift and attach the white cardstock panel with Crafty Foam Tape White to the green jeweled card panel.
Make a pink satin bow and adhere to the card base using Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/8in. This tape is a great way to prevent any glue shining through the ribbon! And voila…your bunny card with glitter jewels is ready.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and wishing happy jeweled crafting day!
Other Etched Dies and Die Cutting Machine: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (5×7 Matting Basics B Card Creator, 5×7, Fanciful Lattice Card Creator, Platinum 6 Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine); Lili Of the Valley (Digi-stamps: Bunnies Flower Basket, Little Friends Extra); Cardstock (White, Soft Green, Olive Green); Pink Satin Bow; Paper Trimmer; Tweezers; Bone Folder
Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a Spring home décor tutorial. One of my favorite flowers is the cherry blossom. I know it is Spring when I see floral branches full of these beautiful blooms. I created my own floral branches to decorate a frame using brown paper bags and Adhesive Sheets.
Cherry Blossom Branches from Paper Bags
Cut a paper bag to lay flat. Crumble the bag and then smooth out onto work surface.
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Why not celebrate with a CAKE? Bonus: no calories! LOL! We shared a photo tutorial on this fabulous Birthday Cake Gift Box by Dana Tatar on Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine Blog. Click on the image to take you there!
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Hello! It’s Judy here today. I’ve put together a DIY Travel Journal to take on a trip this month. Can you believe I made the covers with Self-Laminating Pouches – Cards Medium? I’m super pleased with how nice they look!
DIY Travel Journal Step Outs
Each cover consists of a Self-Laminating Card, patterned paper and heavy card stock. Attach the two together using Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch. I stamped the script design randomly on outside of covers and added a title to the front cover.
The inside covers are stamped with the script design. Once the ink dries, placed each of the covers into Self-Laminating Pouches – Cards Medium and firmly sealed the edges. Inside the cover, I added a brown card stock page that shows through the clear edge of the Self-Laminating Card. This also serves to hide page edges if the alignment is off a little when binding it.
The back cover looks very much like the front without the title.
Making the Inside Pages
Cut the inside pages to 4 x 6 inches from heavier text paper and mixed media paper. Three sections divide the book using Kraft card stock and the mixed media paper in the center section. The reason I like to create these books is that I can choose the papers! To bind the pages together, use a binding machine and attach them together with O-wire rings.
Creating the Dividers
Three sizes of Keepsake Envelopes Mix were added to the dividers. These will be perfect for tickets or other memorabilia collected on a trip. For now, I’ve tucked in some die cut labels that I can add to my journal pages as I make entries. Apply Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch on the back of the paper and die-cut the label shapes for stickers. Simply remove adhesive backing and stick them in place.
Tip: Use leftover letters to make more labels by putting them on strips of card stock that have Adhesive Sheets applied to the back. Letters are adhesive-backedso its easy to do! The ocean label was done that way.
Apply Adhesive Sheets 4×6 inch to the back of the patterned paper with cameras on it and cut them out for stickers. Add a pocket on a divider and add the camera stickers in. Then when you used the stickers up, you can use the pocket can hold memorabilia.
More keepsakes can be tucked into another divider with two small pockets!
A pocket at the back of the journal has Creative Photo Corners Kraft tucked inside. Use them to place a photo or keepsake to a page. When the pocket is empty, it can hold a keepsake!
I’m looking forward to filling this journal with notes, sketches and stories from my trip.
Welcome back crafty friends, Tracy here, and today I have this quick and easy Circled Hello Spring Card to share. Let’s celebrate the arrival of spring after a long winter with a little sparkle.
Circled Hello Spring Card Panel
Start this Circled Hello Spring Card by cutting your cardstock layers. Cut the yellow cardstock to 4 x 5.25-inches, and the white cardstock to 3.75 x 5-inches.
I was inspired by this sweet die cut circle with its adorable design and foiled Hello Spring sentiment so it became my focal point for the card. You’ll see why when you see my embellishment!
Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside with Circles
On the white cardstock panel with the die cut circle as a guide, I determined the placement of the regular size circles from the 3D Foam Circles White Mix first. Once I’m satisfied with the design, I adhered them down by removing the back liners.
Next, I applied foil onto the foam circles without any special tools. Simply take off the top liner of each 3D Foam Circle, place the silver holographic foil from the Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Holographic FOIL side UP over the circle and gently rub the foil color to transfer it to the foam circle. See how it tied in with the foiled sentiment?
Greetings, Shellye, here! Spring is in the air and I’m excited to share this sweet springtime Bunny Ephemera Caddy with you. It is packed full of wonderfully layered tags.
Bunny Ephemera Caddy Steps
In my stash, I had a plain, wood bunny kit. I traced the bunny pieces (fronts, sides, and bottom) onto patterned papers. After trimming the shapes out, I attached them with E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser. To clean up the edges, sand the paper with an Emory board.
Hi, everyone! Teri here with a fun way to use up your paper scraps: Make faux paper tape! It’s easy to create and looks great on handmade cards and scrapbook pages.
Faux Paper Tape Step Outs
Start by cutting several strips of patterned paper. I generally like my strips to be about a half-inch wide. The length doesn’t really matter.
Cover the back of each paper strip with tape. You can use Premium Double-Sided Tape or Extreme Double-Sided Tape. It doesn’t really matter which one, although I recommend using the Premium Double-Sided Tape if you think you might want to tear your faux paper tape strips!
Decorate a Card Front
Now it’s time to decorate a card with your strips. Randomly adhere the paper strips onto a panel of cardstock or patterned paper.
You can use them as they are or you can add visual interest by cutting the bottom of your strips with your scissors at an angle. You can also tear them.
Once you’ve covered your panel with faux paper tape strips, use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut away the excess paper. Adhere the panel onto a standard card and add a sentiment to the card.
Finishing the Card Design
Complete your design by adding some 3D Foam Shapes to it. Embellish them with flock or glitter.
For a little extra pop, add some sequins or gems! Not a fan of bulk? Use small die-cuts instead.
Faux Paper Tape Variation
The cool thing about this technique is you can make your faux paper tape strips as big or as little as you want them to be.
The strips on this card are all 1″ inch wide. I also cut an angle at the bottom of each strip.
I wanted to make this card even more different than the first on so I decorated it with 3D Foam Hearts rather than stars. The look is just so fun!
I hope you are inspired to make some faux paper tape of your own with scraps! In fact, I’d love to see what you do. Leave a link for me in comments so I can leave you some love!
Hi everyone, Yvonne, here with a photo vintage card, Beautiful Moments Vintage Photo Card. I came across this lovely photo I just needed to get crafty right away and make it into a beautiful vintage card. With Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products, it’s super easy to assemble the card. Come on and let me show you how I made this card.
The bow was adhered with Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4in to prevent that glue residue. Following up with adhering the flowers, stamens, and leaves to the card using the Dual Tip Glue Pen. Lastly, I added a sentiment sticker. And voila, your vintage photo card is ready.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and wish you happy crafting!
Other Craft Dies and Die Cutting Machine: Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Nestabilities Timeless Rectangles, and Platinum 6 Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine); Creme and Brown Cardstock; Patterned Cardstock: DCWV (Tattered Time); Photo and Stickers: Idea-ology by Tim Holtz (Found Relatives Photo and Citations Sentiment Stickers); Ribbons; Mulberry Flowers, Stamens, and Leaves; Brown Inkpad; Ink Blending Tool; Paper Distresser; Paper Trimmer; Tweezers; Bone Folder
Hi, Connie here with a recycle project that involves trash – Trash to Treasured Notebook! Think about cake mix boxes, cracker boxes ~ you get the idea! The cardboard fronts can be treated like patterned paper. I’m using these as notebook covers. Let me show you.
Sizing Up the Treasured Notebook
I made these books into 4″x 6″ and 4″x 4″ sizes. That size encompasses the focal picture on the box plus it gives it enough space for the binding rings. The front covers and the inside papers were cut using a standard paper cutter.
Attach the Adhesive Sheet to the pattern paper. They are easy to apply and the instructions are on the liner. Then adhere to the back of the cardboard cover.
As a result, the patterned paper on the inside of the cover. So when you open the notebook, you will see the pretty patterns verses a plain cardboard.
There are several ways that this can be done with or without a machine. I used my Bind-It-All Machine. But you can also use O rings without the machine by using a two-hole punch tool.
On one of the 4″ X 4″ covers, Creative Photo Corners Black were used to hold a cardboard design and then adhered to the front. By using the corners, the focal picture can be changed out.
This is a really simple project. Friends love receiving these fun little Trash to Treasured Notebooks. Love turning waste into something useful! Do you have a project like that? Share by linking in the comments below.