Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I love Christmas. I love spending time with family and friends. It is something I look forward to all year. My daughters have inherited this love for all things Christmas, so to decorate a little shelf in their room I made this little banner.

I used papers from the Opposites Attrac paper pack and stickers from the 3D Embellishment kit.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Touch of Elegance

I thought I would share how beautiful and classy 3birds products can be. I knew that I wanted to create an elegant layout for my son's homecoming photos & the diecut swirls from the All Dressed Up Again kit were just perfect for this! To give them even more of a WOW factor I painted my swirls black and added Ranger stickles to the swirls. Yes, you can paint them and they turn out great! Give it a try!

Supply list:

bazzil dotted swiss cardstock

diecut swirls-3birds

pp- 3birds Straight from the Nest

cardstock-3birds black

journal sticker-3birds overstuffed kit

flowers-3birds perfectly pretty petals

crystals-3birds bling box

bling swirl-prima

tiny alpha stickers-making memories


clear embellie-pink paislee


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Gift Tags

Gift-giving season is coming up, which means you will need to wrap up some gifts. And of course, those gifts will need some tags. Sure, you can buy some, but for a scrapbooker, that's Sin 101 :) Take a few minutes and make some gift tags yourself - so quick and easy and of course fun. 3 Birds makes it easy to throw these projects together without too much work. Let me share a couple I made:

Paper and Journaling Sticker: Opposites Attract (Winter)
Stamps: So Many Sentiments
Dimensional Sticker: 3D Embellishment Kit

- Cover a manila tag with paper. You can trace and then cut the paper out, or you can glue the paper to the tag and then cut around it (I did it this way, and I think this is easier).
- Punch a hole where the hole is in the tag and attach a large eyelet (this makes it look more professional).
- Add the 3D sticker
- Add the journaling spot sticker and trim off excess.
- Stamp the "To" and "From" sentiment onto white cardstock and cut out.
- Glue the words to darker paper or cardstock and cut out.
- Glue the words to the tag, then ink tag around the edges.
- Add trim to the bottom.

Paper and Chipboard: Opposites Attract (Winter)
Stamps: So Many Sentiments
Dimensional Sticker: 3D Embellishment Kit

- Cover the Manila Tag with paper, attach large eyelet, ink around the edges.
- Stamp sentiment onto the chipboard and attach to tag.
- Add the dimensional sticker.

And there you have it - super easy and cute tags that will give your gifts that special, personal touch. Also, just wanted to share that I FINALLY got a Cricut! Yay :) I just had to create with the adorable 3 Birds cartridges. So I'm hoping I will have it figured out enough that next time I share here, I will post something with my new machine! Wish me luck!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Oh The Weather Outside Is Frightful...

Good morning blog readers! Laura here to show you a fun and quick layout you can create using all of your winter photos.

I used the Opposites Attract kit to create this layout and for fun I made a one of a kind accent using the brand new All Dressed Up Again kit.

Here's my project

To create the background accent I used the die cut from the All Dressed Up kit as a template and sprayed a mist spray. I really liked the shape of the die cut so I used part of it as an accent and moved it slightly to the side to give it a 3-D look. You want to know a secret? I used the white backside of the die cut rather than the front side that had the color. Feel free to use the back side of any of your accents to create the look, color or feel that you want for your projects!

Thanks for stopping by! Now get scrapping!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

gift idea

I am not much of an altered project type girl. But I really want to hand make most of my Christmas gifts this year. For me the trick is to keep it simple. I choose lavender and burgandy for this frame for my Grandma.

I used the Must Have Glitter Stack
The Must Have Cardstock Stack Brights & Pastels

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Using those 3Birds cricut cartridges!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to show you two cards I recently made using my 3 Birds Cricut Cartridges. Love those things!

You're Tweet Card.
Cricut Straight from the Nest Cartridge
Cricut 3 Birds on on Parade Full Content Cartridge
3 Birds Must Have Cardstock Paper Pack
3 Birds Straight from the Nest Papers Set

I used the Birds on Parade cart for my title. The other images are from the Straight from the Nest Cart.

Bird Easter Card

Cricut 3 Birds on on Parade Full Content Cartridge

3 Birds Super Sticker Nestables Foil and Glitter Set
3 Birds Must Have Textured Cardstock
3 Birds Straight from the Nest Papers Set

Hope that inspires you to get out your 3 Birds Cartridges and play!, Charity

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

All Dressed Up Again!

For this week's design I wanted to showcase the beautiful cutwork papers in the All Dressed Up Kit. There are sooo many beautiful papers in this collection that it was hard to choose which one to use. Since I wanted to use some recent pumpkin patch photos I choose this gorgeous orange paper for my background. And I love the way it turned out!

brown cardstock-3birds Must Have Cardstock Pack
orange cutwork paper-3birds All Dressed Up Again
white lined paper-3birds Straight from the Nest pack
chipboard title-3birds Sticky Sparkly Play on Words
journal sticker-3birds overstuffed paper kit
flower-3birds perfectly pretty petals
assorted buttons
ribbon unknown
homemade crocheted flower
felt leaf

Monday, November 1, 2010

Oh The Places You Will Go

Anyone remember that book? Of course you do! Well, it's one of the chipboard titles included in your Sticky Sparkly Play on Words kit. That kit is so full of goodness - letters, borders, titles, quotes, embellies, etc. all in foiled and glittered chipboard. Really cool stuff. I'm also in love with the new Super Sticker Nestables that are flocked - the large stickers make it so easy to create layer - just peel stick and you're done. So here's a really super quick and easy LO I made about my DS - who's always on the go, and is clearly going places :)

I also added pop dots to some of the chipboard to make it have more layers, and I added the 3D embellies for even more dimension - fun and easy!
Paper: Focus on Photos
Cardstock: Must Have Cardstock - Brights (love that bright blue for matting pics!)
Stickers: Super Sticker Nestables - Flocked
Chipboard: Sticky Sparkly Play on Words
Embellishments: 3D Embellishment Kit
Everything you see here is 3Birds except the brad. That's what I love about 3Birds - you buy a few of the kits and you already have everything you need to make beautiful LO's. And they're perfect to take with you to crops, etc - really cuts down on having to pack things or plan things.