Wednesday, July 28, 2010

These Boots Were Made For Walking!

Hi there! Laura again bringing you another project to hopefully inspire you to use all your amazing 3 Birds products in brand new ways. Here is my recent project

And here is the cast of characters I used to create this project

Must Have Cardstock Paper Stack
Focus On Photos Scrapbook Kit
ABC Rubons
Perfectly Pretty Petals Paper Flower Kit
Bling Goody Box
Super Sticker Nestables Foil and Glitter set
So Many Sentiments Clear Stamp Set

I love how beautifully all the 3 Birds products go together don't you? I love that I can layer my flowers from the Pretty Petals Paper Flower kit for endless possibilities.

Let me tell you how I created my title. It was so easy! I cut out the letters I needed to create my title and rubbed them on the coordinating patterned paper. Then I free hand cut them out giving them just a bit of border edge. A one of a kind title!

Thanks for stopping by! Now get scrapping!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Birds are Away!

We are off to CHA, we'll be back on Wednesday!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cupcake Stand Canvas

What could be sweeter to decorate a girl's room than a cake plate loaded with cupcakes?
One of the many fun things about using the 3Birds Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge is that it can be used to create art!

Cupcake Stand Canvas.
3Birds Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge
3Birds Bling Goodie Box
3Birds Straight from the Nest patterned papers
3Birds Focus on Photos papers and cardstock
canvas and acrylic paints from craft store

1. paint 12*12 canvas with light purpe paint and allow to dry.
2. cut cake stand, cupcakes from papers.
3. use modge podge to adhere papers to canvas. coat entire canvas with modge podge, allow to dry.
4. embellish with rhinestones.

Have a great day, Charity

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Love My Cartridge!

I had so much fun this week playing with my 3Birds Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge! There are so many different features on it that I just kept finding more and more neat things to try. I used several different images on this week's layout. I used the word fly for my title and shadowed it in a contrasting color of cardstock. I created a sun out of a flower shape and I double layered two different colored bird images for more pop! I also used adhesive pop dots to have the bird and sun layered over the cloud image that I cut from 3Birds paper. If you get a chance take the time to play with your cartridge and you'll be amazed at all of the different features it has!

Supply list:
Patterned Paper - 3Birds Straight from the Nest and Focus on Photos paper packs
Cardstock - 3Birds Must Have Cardstock
Diecuts - 3Birds Straight from the Nest cricut cartridgeStickers & Rubons - 3Birds Overstuffed Craft Kit and 3Birds Borders, Corners and Frames
Misc.: buttons, brown brad, and ribbon

If you love our first cartridge...Just wait until you see 3Birds on Parade! Coming soon!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Flower Power!

Hi everyone, it's Ilene today! Do you like to use flowers but think the super fancy ones are too expensive? Well, you can give your cost-effective 3Birds flowers some power! LOL On this first LO, I used plain paper flowers and stickled the heck out of them. You can use glitter glue or regular glitter. You can do many other things, including embossing, or using flocking. I think the results speak for themselves! On this first LO I also used Super Sticker Nestables for the circle and for the heart. And you can always embellish your borders and stickers with a little lace. Here, I used May Arts lace - it's the one called ribbon by the yard crochet lace. I cut it in half, which actually means I got 2 yards! And to get the pretty yellow swirls, I simply cut apart the border sticker in the new Super Sticker Nestables - Borders

Super Sticker Nestables (coming to HSN July 19) - That's TODAY!!!
3D Embellishments (coming to HSN July 19)
3Birds Perfectly Pretty Petals
3Birds Bling Goodie Box
Straight from the Nest Paper Pack
Must Have Bits and Pieces

I wanted to share another LO with you today. This one was super easy and quick to make since I used the Focus on Photos paper packs, so all the work was done for me! I used the coordinating 12x12 sheet, slapped on an 8x8 sheet and a 5x7 sheet, a border from the Super Sticker Nestables, and viola! If you take a look at the upper right corner, you'll see a large flower there. I used a flower punch and coordinating cardstock. I didn't want to leave it boring, so I gave my flower some power by using 3Birds So Many Sentiments Stamps :)

Super Sticker Nestables (coming to HSN July 19) - That's TODAY!!!
Focus on Photos
Perfectly Pretty Petals
So Many Sentiments Stamp Kit
Sticky Sparkly Vs. 5 Play on Words
Bling Goodie Box
Overstuffed Craft Kit
Must Have Bits and Pieces

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Stuff is Up at HSN!

Our new lovelies are on HSN! Head on over to see the Details!

3 Birds 3D Sticker Embellishment Kit
3 Birds 3D Sticker Embellishment Kit3 Birds always makes crafting fun! Bold, bright and even glittery, the 3D stickers in this kit add that extra bit of pizzazz that makes your projects stand out. Celebrate birthdays, capture vacation memories or create a winter wonderland -- it's all here.

3 Birds Super Sticker Nestables Foil and Glitter Set
3 Birds Super Sticker Nestables Foil and Glitter SetWelcome to sticker heaven! Three books full of lively colors and new designs provide a fresh dose of inspiration for paper crafting and home decor projects. Foil and glitter accents add extra pizazz to many of the stickers. From whimsical to modern, the styles are certain to delight. 

3 Birds Must Have Textured Cardstock Stack
3 Birds Must Have Textured Brights Cardstock StackSerious crafters keep plenty of paper on hand for when the mood strikes. This generous collection of thick, textured sheets are perfect for scrapbooks, cards and more. By continuously adding fresh colors to your supply, you'll never run out of this crafting essential.

Donna on HSN! July 19th, 2010

Hey There Birdie Watchers!!! 3Birds is launching 3 NEW product on HSN Monday, July 19th, 2010!!! Be sure to tune in and watch "The Storkster" work her magic and premiere amazing new products! 3-D Embellishment Kit... (i fell in LOVE with the product!) Must Have Cardstock Stack Brights Edition.. and Super Sticky Nestables Kit! 3 Books in one kit! Here is just a preview of some of the samples we made for Donna!!! The Products work great together and with all of the other products in the 3Birds line!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Time & The Living Is Easy

Ahhh can't you just feel it! The summer sun on your shoulders, the cold ice tea on your lips. Fun summer activities, vacations, ice cream, watermelon, sprinklers. Such a wonderful time of the year!

3Birds is perfect to document all of your summer time activities! Including, as in my layout, dining al fresco! Living in Colorado doesn't afford us the opportunity to grill and eat outside year round which is why we so look forward to it every year and I wanted to make sure I documented it! Don't forget to document the small things that make you happy. Not just the bigger events in your life!

To create this layout I gathered a bunch of different 3Birds products. Don't hesitate to mix and match your favorite papers and products. They all go together so beautifully! For this particular layout I used:

Sticky Sparkly Shapes Kit - A Play On Words
Must Have Foil Cardstock Stacks
Straight From The Nest Paper Stacks
3Birds Super Sticker Nestables (coming to HSN July 19th)
Overstuffed Craft Kit
Focus On Photos Scrapbook Kit

To create the accordion style flower in the layout simply cut out two 12x1.5 pieces of patterned paper. Score the paper every 1/2 inch and accordion fold back and forth. Adhere the two pieces of paper together, smoosh them together with your fingers and flatten to create. Cut out a smaller circle out of cardstock, slather it up with glue and attach the flattened flower. I used 450 Quick Dry Adhesive by Helmar USA to attach the flower to the circle shaped cardstock. Worked like a charm!

Thanks for stopping by! Now get scrapping!

Laura Achilles
3Birds Design Team Member

Monday, July 12, 2010

card share

I don't know about you, but we have been so busy this summer. I wanted to just get into my craft room and play this week. I have so many things running through my mind lately as you will see from the variety of my two cards :) My friends had a baby shower for me this week. It color scheme was lavender, which totally inspired this card.

I used cardstock from the Must Have Cardstock Set Pastels. I embossed the lavender cardstock and punched out the circles from the green. I added the flowers from the Perfectly Pretty Petals purple flower set and used one of the green Perfectly Pretty Petal set for the leaves. I just cut it into quarters for the perfect leaves. I added a tound of bling from the Bling Goodie Box for a finishing touch.

For my next card, I had Christmas on my mind. With soon to be 11 children I can't just leave Christmas shopping for the last minute. So I have been thinking about what to buy this year. Which is my inspiration for my next card.

I used cardstock from the Must Have Cardstock Stack. I just loved this snowflake paper from the Opposites Attrack Winter Addition, along with die cut. I punched out snowflakes from more of the Must Have Cardstock and punched the scallops. I added a little bling from the Bling Goodie Box.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer and Fall

Hi everyone! Here are a few card ideas that are so fun and simple to make using your 3Birds goodies!

Summer card.
3Birds Must Have Pastels Cardstock
3Birds Super Sticker Nestables (coming to HSN July 19th)
Straight from the Nest Patterned Papers
3Birds 3D Embellishment Kit (coming to HSN July 19th)
Letter stickers- Overstuffed Craft Kit
Rhinestones- 3Birds Bling Goodie Box

Jack O Lantern card
3Birds Opposites Attract Fall Edition cardstock, patterned paper, chipboard and rubon
Rhinestones- 3Birds Bling Goodie Box

Have a great day, Charity

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

3Birds on Parade

Because one can never have enough friends BIRDS in your life...we are pleased to present our second Cricut Cartridge 3Birds on Parade! The 3 Birds on Parade cartridge is filled with images of birds with different themes such as holidays, seasons, and sports. These cute layered images also have coordinating phrases and a complementary font.
Be sure to tune in to HSN on July 19th to see the debut of the cartridge as well as some new 3Birds products presented by our hostess Donna Stork.

3Birds Desk Set!

Good morning everyone! I thought I would share a project I made for my daughter's room with you today. Over the last couple weeks we have been redoing my daughter's bedroom and one of the new pieces of furniture we purchased was a new desk. After looking everywhere, including online, we could not find a girl themed desk set. That's when I came up with the idea to just make her one, and what better products to use then 3Birds! I was able to customize it to perfectly match the colors and fun look of her new room & she just loves it!

I simply used cardboard as the base for the desk mat & covered it in 3Birds paper from the Focus on Photos stack and added some thick offray ribbon to the ends. I only glued down the top and bottom of the ribbon so that she can stick papers under the ribbons.

For the desk box I actually used the box that the new 3Birds 3D embellishments are packaged in (coming to HSN July 19th!). It was perfect! I just covered the words on top with a piece of self adhesive patterned paper from the Straight from the Nest paper pack and then added the beautiful 3D embellishment stickers-the bird on the branch & the flower. And then I used the Stickly Sparkly letters and added her initials. How cute is this!

For the pencil container I used an old snack can and covered it in the same Focus on Photos paper and added the offray ribbon, a flower from the Perfectly Pretty Petals from 3Birds, a butterfly sticker from the new 3D embellishments, and a rhinestone from the Bling Goodie Box.

For all three pieces it only took me about 45 minutes & we both love the end result!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Who needs flowers, right?

Hi everyone, it's Ilene , here to share a masculine LO with you! The new Straight From The Nest pp pack has wonderful variety in it, and some of the pp is perfect for all your dad/guy LO's. This one is of my wonderful DH - I started dating him 14 years ago. I loved the greens and browns here. This photo was taken in the Spring and I was happy to find pp that matched the photos without being "Fall" pp. I did a lot of distressing here to create a slightly more rugged, masculine feel. In fact, I think I made it masculine enough to pull off adding a little bling and flowers...I just couldn't help myself!

Patterned Paper and Cardstock: Straight From the Nest Adhesive Cardstock
Stickers, Letters: OverStuffed Craft Kit
Chipboard Embellishments and Title: Sticky Sparkly Letters and Shapes Vs. 5
Flowers: Perfectly Pretty Petals
Bling: Bling Goodie Box
Stamps and Ink: So Many Sentiments