Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Making Your Pages Sparkle

Hello everyone! I'm Laura and I'm so excited to share with you some of the wonderful things you can do with 3 Birds Design products! My goal is to give you an "aha moment" when you see my projects that you can take with you and inspire you to recreate on your own projects! If and when you create a project using inspiration from mine or any other of the design team members designs please link it in the comment section! We'd love to see what you're creating!!!

This is my first project I created using Must Have Cardstock Stack, Straight From The Nest Paper Stacks, Sticky Sparkly A Play On Words, Perfectly Pretty Petals Paper Flower Kit, Must Have Foil Cardstock Stack, and the Bling Goodie Box.

One thing I love about 3 Birds products is how well and cohesively all the products work together! Let me show you some little added touches I created to make my project, and yours too, one of a kind and unique!

First of all pull out those paper punches! You can create beautiful touches to your projects with a simple punch pattern. I used a border punch, flower punch and a butterfly punch to create accents on my layout.

Secondly don't be afraid to layer! Layer those gorgeous flowers from the flower kit for extra color and dimension. Punch out several of the same shapes and layer them! I also pulled out my crimper and created extra texture on the accents. I also folded the flower petals for extra dimension! Add buttons and string and voila!

To help keep the accents securely fastened, I grabbed my favorite liquid glue 450 Quick Dry Adhesive by Helmar USA. 450 Quick Dry is just that, quick drying and acid free!

Banners are hot right now in paper crafting and you can recreate it to for your projects! 3 Birds has an amazing cricut cart out entitled Straight From The Nest that has an amazing banner that you can cut out using any of your 3 Birds cardstock, foil stacks or patterned papers. To give the banner added dimension and height I used Zap Dots by Helmar USA. I'm big into dimension....I think you'll see that more and more in upcoming projects!

Well there you go! I hope and trust you were inspired by what I brought to you today!

Thanks for stopping by! Now get scrapping!

Laura Achilles
3 Birds Design Design Team Member


  1. Awesome layout and beautiful colors!

  2. Beautiful layout, I love the sparkly flowers bright colors you used. And look at that little cutie in your photos... beautiful.

  3. The foil paper looks so cool on this layout!

  4. Great page!!! I just love that banner and the flowers!

  5. Your layout is amazing Laura! I love that banner.

  6. This is great, love all the colors!

  7. I love these colors! Beautiful layout!