Hello 3 Birds Fans! HSN’s 24-Hour Craft Day is on Tuesday, October 7th. We are so excited about the new products that we are launching that day and we can’t wait for you to see them. Today we are have some sneak peeks of these new products to share with you! These are just a tease of what we have in store. Make sure you check back on Monday, September 22 for the full reveal and your chance to enter into a giveaway to win one of our new product kits before you can buy it!
Hi everyone! It’s Robbie today to share some cards and a tag inspired by… ME! Seriously, why not stretch an idea even further? Recently, I made a two page layout (Zoo Fun Day) for the 3 Birds Design Studio blog and I was really happy with the color combination that I ended up using. While it was all sitting on the table, I realized that I had a lot of scraps and all the supplies at my fingertips which led me to make a couple of quick cards and tag to have on hand.
If you were to look back at my layout, you will notice that in addition to the paper and color choices, I also repeated a lot of the same techniques and elements that I used on the layouts. It really made these come together quickly.
DESIGNER TIP | When stitching the doilies for cards, be sure to stitch them ahead of time and adhere them after. This will cut down on trying o cover the backside of your stitching on the inside of the card.
Remember next time you make a project you like to think about getting some cards or tags made to have on hand! It’s always great, especially with the busy holiday season around the corner, to have these handy when you need them!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Welcome 3 Birds Fans! Juliana here to share a couple of quick and easy masculine birthday cards. I love to create more than one card when I have my supplies out and that is exactly what I did when I sat down to create a birthday card for my husband who just recently celebrated his birthday.
The first thing I did was to go through the stickers in the Sticker Flair Kit looking for some masculine looking birthday sentiments and I found the “Happy Birthday” and “Best Wishes” stickers.
I then pulled out some of my scrap papers that I had coordinated and had a masculine feel. Then it was just a matter of cutting and trimming the papers to size. To finish each of them off, I added some pearls from the new Pearlescent & Foil Goodie Box. Who ever said that jewels are just for girls?
Speaking of girls, while I had all of my 3 Birds out on my scrapbook table, I decided to make a couple of quick & easy feminine birthday cards as well. Visit my blog – 17turtles – and you can see them!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the cards I created to share with you!
Hey 3Birds Fans! Chasity here today to share a sample layout I made for the September HSN show featuring the Midday Medley Collection. I am super excited to share this Super Cool Dude with you for 2 reasons; 1: With having 2 girls, I NEVER get to make boy pages, and I loved having the opportunity to with this super cute guy! 2: To show how versatile the Midday Medley Collection is for both feminine and masculine layouts and projects! I often am drawn to feminine papers and products, the florals and soft pinks… ahhhhhhh, my happy! So venturing outside of my comfort zone was a little scary, but I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was with our collections! This is one of the few masculine layouts I’ve created, and I think it’s definitely something I want to do more of!
For this layout, I used many of the products from the Midday Medley Collection, and was thankful to have products within the collection that match perfectly! I like to grab all the products I am confident will work well together, then lay them around my workspace when I am creating a layout, that way I can grab from any of the products based on what I am trying to create. I like to keep all my options at my fingertips! (This is part of the reason my desk is perpetually a mess!)
My background papers are from the Midday Medley Paper Pack. I used the “Cherish” border sticker, and Alpha Letters from the Sicker Flair Mega Sticker Kit, to make my title along with sprinkling a few star stickers. “Life is an Adventure”, and the “Celebrate” cards are from the “For All Seasons” Title Card Kit, which is one of my favorite kits we’ve done! The foil printing in these books of endless cards is simply beautiful! If you haven’t picked these books up… I highly recommend them! You will be amazed how many cards you get, and how elegant and sophisticated the foil printing is! I trimmed out the “Life is an Adventure” hexagon from the card to add some interest, hey… you don’t always have to stay square! The “All Boy” and Banner stickers are again from the Sticker Flair Kit. The “#SWAG” and Arrow stamp with die cut are from the Timeless Stamp Kit. Lastly, I added a few 3D Stickers from the Midday Medley 3D Embellishment Kit. I like to cluster embellishments into “groupings”, and the more products I can you the better! I love variety. Oh, and I almost forgot! I also sprinkled a few “Goodie Box” embellishments to add a little more dimension.
Designer Tip | Try adding adhesive foam squares to some pieces when building a cluster of elements on a layout to change the height for added interest.
Thank you for taking time out of your day today to stop by and see what we are up to, I hope it inspires you to venture outside of your creative comfort zone and try something new!
SUPPLIES | Midday Medley Paper Pack, Sticker Flair Cardstock Sticker Kit, “For All Seasons” Title Card Kit, Timeless Stamps and Die Cut Kit, Midday Medley 3D Embellishment Kit, Pearlescent and Foil Goodie Box
Cards, do you make them? Do they confuse you? When I first started scrapping, I NEVER made cards. I told myself I didn’t know how! BUT if you are a card newbie, I am here to show you some quick and simple cards with the Graceful Season Quilled Card Making Kit. The 3 Birds card kits make cards so easy to make.
I wanted to show a few different ways to make the cards. The card below is the only card that I added something extra too. I tried to use one card, along with one sheet of die cuts to make each card. I didn’t have something for the center, so I just added a chipboard piece from the Sticky, Sparkly, Glitter Foil Chipboard set.
SUPPLIES | Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil chipboard Set, Graceful Season Quilled Card Making Kit
Hi everyone! It’s Robbie today to share my take on the cute 2 page sketch. I’m another one who doesn’t do many 2 page layouts anymore. I find that I don’t have enough photos of most things to support 2 pages. What I do love about 2 page layouts is that there is more opportunity to share the story of the photos. On my layout, I used 5 photos instead of 7 photos, but even without journaling, you can clearly see what was going on in this trip to the zoo.
By now, you know that I like the little details that make up a page. The linear look of the sketch left me lots of space to add my own touches. Simple punched border strips added a bit of flair around the basic squares and bordered the set of photos without taking away from them.
In the sketch photo, there were both larger and smaller flowers. For my layout, I felt that the larger flowers that I tried were taking away from my photos and throwing off the balance of my layout. I chose to use all small flowers to accent my layout and leave the focus where it should be, on the photos.
For the title work, I mixed both alphabet letters and a sticker. I love to mix up different elements and the 3 Birds Stickers give so many options! The other thing that I wanted to try to show with this close-up is the way I altered the height of the photos. As I said before, I raised the larger photos with cardboard. As my layout came together, I realized that I had all the height on the page at each end. Raising one of the smaller one’s brought back the balance.
Thanks so much for taking a peek at my take on this month’s sketch! Hope that you will share any pages your make with the sketch with us!
Today, 3Birds Fans, I am sharing my Layout created for the September Sketch Challenge! I really love 2 page layouts. I just like how 2 page layouts flow nicely in my album, however, they are not the easiest to whip up! So when I can follow a sketch…..YES PLEASE! I mostly create 2 page layouts for my family albums due to the amount of photos I take at any given event! Fall is my favorite time of year! Here is my 2 Page layout of Apple Picking created with the sketch.
As you can see, I pretty much followed the sketch, only changing a few minor things. I brought the large squares in to the center of the pages, and omitted a photo on the right page. I did, also, utilize a few of the cards from the “For All Seasons” Card Kit, which also helped speed up my layout!
Here is a closer look at the left page.
Our family goes apple picking every year, as a fall favorite tradition! We have found some really awesome orchards in Ohio! So I have a ton of photos of the kids in the orchards every year! I especially like this sketch because it allows me to add multiple photos to the layout! Here is the right side:
I hope that you enjoyed my take on the September Sketch Challenge as much as I enjoyed making it! Now… Let’s see what YOU do with it!
We’ve been sharing layouts made with the September sketch all this week here on the 3 Birds Studio blog, and today is my day to share! I don’t make a whole lot of two page layouts, but when I do, using a sketch sure helps because it gives me an idea of where to place my photos to get the most out of both pages.
As you can see, I picked different elements from the sketch to follow, but moved some of them around. Instead of placing the stripes behind the photos, I instead added one stripe to the top of my pages. I also still used a background piece behind my photos, but changed the size of it.
For the left side of my layout, I used the same amount of photos as shown on the sketch, (this is where a sketch comes in handy!) but changed the size of the photos, and also the placement of the embellishments. The new Pearlescent & Foil gems were perfect for a touch of glimmer and shine!
On the right side of my layout, I still used the same number of photos, but, I printed the four photos all together as one large 6×6 photo. I followed the sketch to place the 3D embellishment and red foil gems, but added those to the bottom of my journaling instead the top.
DESIGNER TIP | I like collecting patches from the different places we visit. These make great custom embellishments to add to your layouts.
Hello 3 Birds Fans! It’s Juliana here with my take on the September Sketch. I’ll admit that I don’t do a lot of double page layouts, but mostly because I usually don’t have a lot of photos from events and activities. However, since we got our new puppy, I have been taking a lot of pictures. So, the likelihood that I might do more double page layouts in the future is quite high. The photos on this layout are from the first day we brought Lincoln home with us. I tried to capture all of the things he did that day with us which included lots of snuggling, playing, eating and sleeping.
When I looked at the sketch, I was inspired by the large square shape and borders on each page as well as the placement of photos on the right side. I mixed things up a bit with the photo placement on the first page.
I used some of the new For All Seasons Themed Cards on this page. I even cut one of them in half to place above and below my photos and then added the title to it using some letter stickers from the Sticker Flair Kit.
For the second page, I replaced one of the photo spots with a card from the For All Seasons Themed Cards. I just love the gold foil on this card and the sentiment was perfect for capturing how we feel about our new puppy!
Do you like double page layouts? If so, then the September Sketch should be right up your alley! I can’t wait to see what you are inspired to create and remember to share it with us on our 3 Birds Facebook page.
It’s sketch time here on 3 Birds again and this month we have a two page sketch! It’s Katrina with you today and here is my take on the September Sketch. I changed things up quite a bit, mainly the pictures and direction they were. This, of course, caused me to change a lot of other things!
And here I teamed up some more chipboard, with some of the stickers from the Sticker Flair kit. To add the twine, I just ran a thin line of glue along the top of my stickers once they were on my page, then laid the twine on top. To create the loops, I just used a Zot from ThermOWeb to hold the loop in place. I tied the bows separately and attached them with a Zot also.
And I wanted to add a little journaling, so I used another card from the For All Seasons cards. It had a blank area at the top, so I just added journaling strips to that area. Confession, I was going to journal in white pen straight on the card, but forgot and adhered the card down! So, I improvised with the journaling strips!
And I broke down the sketch into a one page layout. You can see that layout over on my personal blog Paper, Scissors and Glue. You can find that layout HERE.
We cannot wait to see your takes on the sketch!!!
Paper, Scissors and Glue