Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® + CardMaker® Magazine One Day Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® + CardMaker® Magazine One Day Blog Hop and Giveaway! If you arrived here from Latrice Murphy’s blog, you’re on the right track. If you found your way here on your own head on over to the CardMaker® Magazine blog and start hopping from the beginning so you don’t miss a thing!

Do you have foil, glitter, embossing powder and microbeads in your stash? We can show you new uses for them!  “Wear Your Adhesives on the Outside” uses Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products with different mediums to create great designs. Let me show you how!

For my “Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside” project I created a card and embellished it with two different types of adhesive that I “dressed up” with gold glitter.

NOTE:  I received products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects but the opinions in this post are completely my own.

I began my card by attaching two coordinating patterned papers to a 5 1/4″ x 4″ cardstock mat with an E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser.

I added a strip of 1/2″ Premium Double-Sided Tape along the seam where the two papers overlapped, peeled off the backing and sprinkled some gold glitter over the top.

I ended up with a crisp glittery stripe that ties my two papers together perfectly.

Next I decided to add a little more glitz to my card with Adhesive Dots Micro.

I placed the adhesive dots randomly in the area around the poinsettias and sprinkled glitter over them.

The result was perfect little glitter circles that look like they were always part of this gorgeous Christmas paper.

NOTE: The adhesive holds the glitter extremely well. I was able to brush the excess glitter off of my card with a paint brush and it didn’t disturb the glitter that was glued to the card at all.

With the background of my card dressed up it was time to add a sentiment. I stamped the “Joy” sentiment in coordinating ink, cut it out with a stitched oval die and attached it to my card with Crafty Foam Tape. I love to add a bit of dimension to my cards by using foam adhesives to raise some of the elements.

Here is my finished card “wearing it’s adhesive on the outside”.

 

For more ideas view How to Use 3D Foam Hearts and Other Shapes video below for a quick tutorial:

 

And visit the other designers to see what they created using “Wear Your Adhesives on the Outside”

CardMaker® Magazine
Latrice Murphy
Diana Carr (You are here!)
Dana Tatar
Clare Prezzia
Nicole Coursey
Vicki Chrisman
Savannah O’Gwynn
Jen Shults
Margie Higuchi
Gaylynn Martling
Tracy McLennon
Teresa Kline
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

 

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Products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® used in today’s project.

E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser

Crafty Foam Tape White

Adhesive Dots Micro

1/2″ Premium Double-Sided Tape

 

Other products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® perfect for “Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside”

3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit

Adhesive Dots Large

3D Foam Squares

Adhesive Lines

 

Happy Crafting!
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Christmas Pop Up Card: Stitched Snowflakes & Vintage Ornament

Today I’m sharing a Christmas pop up card. I love the vintage looking ornament combined with the stitched look of the snowflakes. And this card fit’s perfectly in with this week’s Paper Players Theme Challenge: Snowflakes.

I’ve been making a lot of these lately — they’re so much fun to give. They fold flat for mailing in a standard A2 envelope and open up to create a gorgeous Christmas display.  Although they look complicated they are actually quite easy to make once you get the hang of it.

To Make the Box Base for this Card:

I’ve written pretty detailed instructions for creating a card like this in a couple of previous posts: Halloween Card in a Box and Make a Card in a Box! Rather than type everything out again, you can give either of those posts a visit for the basic box directions including a cutting/scoring diagram and PDF instructions.

Christmas Pop Up Card Detail

DECORATING YOUR CARD:

Once you have created your box the fun begins! It’s time to decorate. I used some retired Stampin’ Up! Designer series paper to decorate the outside base of the box as well as both sides of the flaps. I usually attach white paper to the outside back panel so I have a place to write a message or greeting. Once the box is decorated, it’s time to create embellishments for your display.

I used the Reverse Confetti Vintage Ornaments stamps and dies for the center piece of my card. Then I filled in around it with snowflakes cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflake dies. I cut the snowflakes out of 110# cardstock which gave them the stability they needed for this card. The embellishments are attached to strips of clear craft plastic which are attached to the support brackets inside the base of the card.

TIPS FOR EMBELLISHING:

  • Cut scrapbook paper into 2.5″ x 1 7/8″ pieces to decorate the flaps and panels of the box.
  • Cut a piece of white paper 5 1/4 x 1 7/8″ for the back panel. This gives you a place to write a message.
  • Cut strips of window sheet to invisibly lift embellishments out of box. I used 12″ x 12″ sheets of clear craft plastic cut into 2 3/4″ x  1/4″ strips. Larger embellishments require wider strips of plastic so they don’t flop over.
  • I purchased a 25 Pack of Grafix .007mm Clear Craft Plastic Sheets on Amazon for a very reasonable price. (They also have 4 Packs.)
  • Use Glue Dots Mini Adhesive Dots to attach the embellishments to the plastic strips and the plastic strips to the box.
  • When adding embellishments, I am constantly checking to make sure I keep them within the folded box. Before permanently attaching the plastic strip with the embellishment, I hold it in place and fold the card shut to be sure it stays within the confines of the box.
  • Keep tallest embellishments towards the back of the card.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!
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A Merry and Bright Christmas Tag

Today I am playing along with Tag You’re It Challenge #61. I love the inspiration tag by featured artist Loll Thompson. The gorgeous background and glittered pine trees have such a peaceful winter feel. Here is Loll’s inspiration tag along with my take on the challenge.

I cut the base of my tag from 100# white cardstock using the Reverse Confetti Gift Card Holder Tag die. I Love this die set! It makes such a beautifully shaped tag and you can use it make gift card holder tags or regular tags.

After I cut my tag, I used sponge daubers to swirl and blend my inks to re-create Loll’s background. Then, I added in the falling snow with a chalk marker. The snow drifts were cut using My Favorite Things Stitched Snowdrift Dies. I also used MFT dies that I received free with a $60 purchase in October to cut my trees from white glitter cardstock.

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Once I had my tag put together, I used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter brush pen to add glitter to some of the falling snow and to the tops of the snow drifts.  Love! Love! Love! Wink of Stella!

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!
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