Extra Graceful Season Projects – Part 1

As you know, our design team has been busy creating brand new projects to share with you, right here on our 3 Birds blog, since the release of our Graceful Season collection. Some of them have also been busy creating “extra” 3 Birds projects that they have shared on their personal blogs. Today, we wanted to feature a couple of these projects with you just in case you haven’t seen them yet. We’d hate for you to miss any 3 Birds inspiration!

First up, we have a scrapbook page created by Katrina Hunt featuring her ever adorable furry family. We especially love how she used the printed floral paper on this layout to create a beautiful corner accent for her photo! This layout coordinates with a pocket style scrapbook page that appeared on our 3 Birds blog.

Fairytale Spring Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt using 3 Birds Studio Graceful Season collection HSN.com 3birdsdesign.com

FAIRYTALE SPRING SCRAPBOOK PAGE by Katrina Hunt

The next project we wanted to share is this gift bucket created by Robbie Herring. This is such a quick and easy way to create add a touch of love to any gift for just about anyone on your list! On her blog, she shares some fabulous tips about how to create a banner like the one she made and used to decorate the front of this bucket. She also used these same banners on the scrapbook page Sweet, that was shared on the 3 Birds blog.

Hello There Gift Bucket and Banner Tutorial by Robbie Herring using 3 Birds Studio Graceful Season collection HSN.com 3birdsdesign.com

HELLO THERE GIFT BUCKET by Robbie Herring

Make sure you follow the links to their blogs and check out their full projects. They have both shared lots of great tips and details! Stay tuned on Friday for more “extra” projects from Juliana and Robbie!

Craft Room Storage Ideas – Spray Ink, Twine and Sequins

Happy Monday 3 Birds Peeps! We are here with another installment of craft room storage ideas. Today, Mary Ann shows use how she stores her spray ink, twine and sequins.  But what if you don’t use any of these items in your scrapbooking? If that is the case, maybe try looking at these storage ideas in a new light. Think about how this idea might work for the products you do have in your craft room. No matter how you are inspired, hopefully you will leave with a few new ideas.


Hello! Mary Ann here to share a few ways on how I like to organize some of my scrapbooking supplies using storage products not found in a scrapbook store. First up, my spray mists and twine are stored in this Lazy Susan tray I found at Target in the kitchen department. I love how I can just spin it around to find the color I need.

Storage Ideas Ink and Twine Mary Ann Jenkins

For separating small items such as these sequins, I use plastic containers I found at a sporting goods store. These are made to hold fishing supplies, but I think sequins look a lot prettier! Don’t you?!

Storage Ideas Sequins Mary Ann Jenkins

Storage Ideas Sequins Mary Ann Jenkins

Is your brain thinking about how to use these ideas in your craft room? What about using that Lazy Susan to store acrylic paint or embossing powder? How about using the tackle boxes for buttons, brads, and other tiny embellishments? I’m sure your mind is spinning with new ideas now! You might even have some ideas that we haven’t mentioned or thought of. If so, we’d love to hear them! Leave us a comment or even a link to your blog where you have shared your craft room and storage ideas. We’d love to see it…and we might just select you to be featured on our blog!

Baptism Scrapbook Page

Happy Friday 3 Birds Fans! It’s Juliana from 17turtles. Today, I want to share a very special scrapbook page with you. These photos are from the baptism of my great niece this past July. It was such a wonderful experience. My husband and I feel so blessed to have been a part of this moment and I wanted to create a special scrapbook page to record this special day.

As soon as I saw the Graceful Season collection, I knew it would be perfect for scrapbooking the photos from the baptism. I choose to do a regular 12 x 12 layout of these photos of my great niece being baptized. I have three other photos from this moment that I wanted to keep together in my album however, I choose to put them in a pocket style page. To see my coordinating pocket style scrapbook page entitled “Joy” and to learn some tips for using layered embellishments in pocket page protectors, please visit my blog: 17turtles.Today It is True Baptism Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

I was inspired by the stain glass windows in the background of the photos to create the triangle shaped pieces that I placed behind the photos and other embellishments.

To help ground the triangle shapes, I cut 1/2″ strips from the green patterned paper then layered them over the triangles in various places. This also helps to draw the eye over the page and at the same time keeping your focused on the photos.

Today It is True Baptism Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

DESIGNER TIP | To get the look of stitching or a border without using a sewing machine, take a marker and ruler and draw a border or stitches along the outer edge of the paper.

I love to layer embellishments and the Sticky Sparkly chipboard pieces are perfect for this. I selected a variety of shapes that coordinated with the papers I was using and clustered them in the bottom right hand corner.

Today It is True Baptism Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

TODAY IT IS TRUE SCRAPBOOK PAGE by Juliana Michaels

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 12 x 12 Paper Pad, Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter and Foil Kit

Thanks so much for taking a look at this special scrapbook page and I hope it inspires you to record these memorable moments in your life as well! And don’t forget you can visit my blog to see the other photos that I scrapped from this day using a pocket page style.

HUGS!!!
Juliana

Altered Clipboard with 3 Birds Studio

Hello and Happy Thursday! Katrina Hunt here to share with you one of my favorite things to alter - a clipboard. It’s a way to be creative and have something to hang on your wall and enjoy. Today I am sharing a clipboard that I altered with the Graceful Season collection.

Altered Clipboard by Katrina Hunt  for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com 3birdsdesign.com

I started by pulling out my 12×12 paper pad and my clipboard. I had a few bigger pieces of scraps, so I played around until I found one that would fit and that I liked.

Selecting Paper for Altered Clipboard by Katrina Hunt  for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection  3birdsdesign.com

If you buy a clipboard at a craft store, chances are it will have a removable clip. I got mine at Michael’s, but any craft store will probably have them. It’s easier to decorate if you can remove the clip. After doing that I covered my entire clipboard in matte medium gel and then placed my paper on it. I trimmed the edges with an X-acto knife and then found the holes and “remade” them, so I would know where to put the clip.

Hole placement on Altered Clipboard by Katrina Hunt  for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection 3birdsdesign.com

I then started making the layers for my picture to be placed on. Once I figured them out, I adhered them all together and then placed the entire piece straight on the clipboard.

Adding Layers on Altered Clipboard by Katrina Hunt  for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection 3birdsdesign.com

Next, I got busy decorating! I added the “I Adore You” embellishment from the 3D Embellishment set. I have been hoarding that piece, but thought it looked perfect on here!

Decorating the Altered Clipboard by Katrina Hunt  for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection 3birdsdesign.com

I cut a doily on my Cameo out of a piece from the 6×6 mini pad. I wanted it to “hang” from the top. Once I got it down, I reattached the clip and then decorated it with a bow.

Decorating the Altered Clipboard by Katrina Hunt  for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection 3birdsdesign.com

I added the “this happened” from the Sticky, Sparkly, Glitter & Foil set at the top of my picture. The chipboard is self adhesive, but I wanted a little pop to it, so I just attached it with foam adhesive.

Decorating the Altered Clipboard by Katrina Hunt  for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection 3birdsdesign.com

My final step was to add one of the chipboard labels with all their names on it and the date.

Decorating the Altered Clipboard by Katrina Hunt  for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection 3birdsdesign.com

ALTERED CLIPBOARD by Katrina Hunt

 

SUPPLIES | Supply Listing:  Graceful Season 12 x12 Premium Paper Pad, Graceful Season 6×6 Paper Pad, Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Kit and Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Set

You should try altering a clipboard! They are so much fun to make. I know if you try one, you will become just as addicted to making them as I am!

To see how I used this same photo on a scrapbook page, head on over on my personal blog - Paper Scissors and Glue. Thanks for stopping by today!

Heritage Scrapbook Page and 3D Embellishments

Hello 3 Birds Fans! Mary Ann with you to share a new heritage scrapbook page. I love old photos and I especially love old black and white ones. For this photo of my Grandparents, I wanted to add a few pretty embellishments to the layout, while still keeping the focus on photo.

I Adore you Scrapbook Page by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

I started with the patterned paper that has a design on it that reminds me of a flower bouquet. The position of this element left me with plenty of room in the center for a large photo. I gave a bit of dimension to the “bouquet” by adding some of the stickers from the Graceful Season 3D Embellishments Kit, a few leaves from the Quilled Cardmaking Kit, as well as a yellow paper flower from my stash.

I Adore you Scrapbook Page by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

Below the photo I added more 3D Embellishments, die cut leaves, a sweet little bow and the cute I Adore You piece.

DESIGNER TIP | The I Adore You piece is one of the 3D Embellishments that has a flower. I only wanted to use the words, so I simply removed the 3D flower part and kept it for another project.

I Adore you Scrapbook Page by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

I ADORE YOU SCRAPBOOK PAGE by Mary Ann Jenkins

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 12×12 Premium Paper Pad, Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Kit

I hope you are once again inspired to scrapbook your heritage black and white photos!

Mary Ann

A Set of Cards as a Birthday Gift

Hi everyone! It’s Robbie today and I’m sharing a card that I made for an upcoming birthday. Sounds simple enough, but there is a twist to it!

Do you have someone who is particularly difficult to buy for? Do you know a shut in or even someone who isn’t crafty, that would love to send a handmade card? Today I have a simple solution, that just might be the perfect gift for some of those people on your birthday list.

Set of Cards as a Gift by Robbie Herring for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com www.3birdsdesign.com

I created this little birthday card using the Quilled Cardmaking Kit. Did you notice that there is a BIG bow tied around it? That bow holds a bit of a surprise. There are four cards and four envelopes behind it!

Set of Cards as a Gift by Robbie Herring for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com www.3birdsdesign.com

In addition to the birthday card that I made for the recipient, I also made a few more cards to go with it as the gift. This way, the recipient has a variety of cards to pass on. I know there are times in my life when I’m scrambling for a card and I love having some ready-to-go cards on hand, so I thought this would make a great gift idea!

DESIGNER TIPS | CREATING A SET OF CARDS AS A GIFT

To make these in a jiffy, don’t overthink the designs. Try keeping to one basic design. The Quilled Card Kit is so pretty already that it really is easy to come up with several cards at a time!

Vary the sentiments. Think about adding a thank you card, a birthday card, a sympathy card or even a basic friendship card. This way, the recipient has a card in a pinch.

Finally, I bet it would be great to receive some forever stamps in one of the envelopes!

Set of Cards as a Gift by Robbie Herring for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com www.3birdsdesign.com

A SET OF CARDS AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT by Robbie Herring

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 6×6 Premium Paper Pad, Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Set, Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Kit, Graceful Season Quilled Cardmaking Kit

Thanks so much for stopping by today to take a look at my idea!

Robbie

Craft Room Storage Ideas – Ribbons, Adhesive and Ink

Happy Monday 3 Birds Fans! Raise your hand if you have somewhere that you can create and scrapbook? Hopefully, you all raised your hand! I realize that some of us probably have large, spacious rooms completely devoted to our hobby and others of us may only have the corner of the dining room table. Regardless of the space or size you have, it’s usually helpful to have things stored and organized in a way that is functional, practical and maybe even pretty! We all have different systems for storing and organizing and sometimes you just have to find the systems that works best for you. Today, Design Team Members, Robbie Herring and Katrina Hunt, share how they store some of their favorite go-to craft supplies including ribbon, adhesive and ink. You are sure to get some great ideas that you can use for storing your own supplies.

Hi everyone! Robbie Herring here, to share with you how I store one of my favorite crafts supplies – ribbon. If you look in any of my galleries or have seen much of my work, you know that I seldom create a page or project that doesn’t incorporate ribbon in some way. My love of ribbon started long before I started scrapbooking so I’ve had a large stash for years. I’m a total sucker for $1 ribbon baskets, 1/2 price sales and, as you can see from my photo, I can’t pass up polka dots and checks!
Over the years, I’ve tried many ways to both store my ribbon and to be able to see at a glance what I have available when I’m creating. I came across these little wire baskets at IKEA a few years ago. They are the BEST! At $1.99, the price was right, too! Even better, they slid right onto my slat wall. My favorite part about this storage solution is that I don’t have ribbon spools unrolling. Most basic rolls will sit right inside and stay neat and easily accessible.

Don’t have slat wall? No worries, IKEA also has rods that you can use to hang these!

Ribbon Storage Robbie Herring
Ribbon Storage | Robbie Herring
Hello everyone! Katrina Hunt here to share with you how I store my adhesives and inks. Since I do design team work, I have to know what I am using at all times. I am on an adhesive team and keeping all of the products in this basket makes it easy for me to grab and have everything handy!
Adhesive Storage Adhesive Storage
Adhesive Storage | Katrina Hunt
I also like to go to crops, so a lot of my stuff is stored so that I can grab and go. These inks are just one example. My inks fit perfectly in this box (and I could get a few more in there) and I can easily slide into my crop bag at a moment’s notice.
Ink Storage Ink StorageInk Storage | Katrina Hunt
We hope you enjoyed the Craft Room Storage Ideas that we shared with you today! We’d love to see how you store your scrapbook and craft supplies. If you feel like sharing, just post a photo of it on our 3 Birds Facebook page. Who knows, maybe we’ll feature your idea on our next Craft Room Storage Ideas post!

How Repetition Can Make Scrapbooking Easy

Using repetition in a layout is a great way to embellish your page without a lot of thought or time! 3 Bird’s Graceful Season is a great collection to do this with.

Katrina here to share a “Rainy Day” layout. April showers bring May flowers, right?! I used a lot of repetition on this page and if you look you can see it easily.

Rainy Days Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

The first obvious thing is the umbrella theme. I cut a couple of different umbrella shapes out with my Silhouette Cameo using multiple pattern papers. Then I moved them around until I got an order of the way I wanted them on the page. I knew I wanted one to offset the picture, so I tucked it in the corner. If you look at the picture area, all the layers seem to have movement from the left to the right. The 3D Embellishment Kit helped with that feel of movement.

Rainy Days Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

If you notice, the umbrellas also have repeating patterns on them. I placed sequins randomly to replicate rain, but if you look closely they have a repeating theme around the umbrellas. And then I used multiple clouds from the Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Chipboard set. Which, since they are “silver lined” I thought they were perfect!

Rainy Days Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 12 x12 Paper Pad, Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Kit and Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Set

So, try some repeating on your next layout. It will save you time and you will find that once you start doing it, you may just keep wanting to do it more!

Over on my blog, I have another umbrella themed project, so be sure to stop by. And don’t forget to grab your 3 Birds Graceful Season collection from HSN while you’re at it!

Katrina Hunt

 

Birdhouse Gift Box

Hi Everyone! Jana Eubank here. Each month I visit a few ladies in my neighborhood and each time I go to see them I like to take them a little gift of some kind. Since it is Springtime I thought it would be fun to create a birdhouse shaped box cut on my digital die cutting machine.

Bird house gift box by Jana Eubank for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season collection available on HSN.com

The inspiration for my paper choices for the birdhouse was spring itself! While I was out on a walk the other day I noticed the purple crocus flowers pushing their heads up through the ground, as well as bunches of purple rockcress making its appearance in the rock walls around the neighborhood. I used these flowers as my cue and chose to go with the small purple floral paper from the Graceful Season 12 x 12 Premium Paper Pad. For the roof, I selected the complimentary gray and white polka dot.

Bird house gift box by Jana Eubank for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season collection available on HSN.com

This cute box is a cut file designed by SVG Cuts. I just love the way the roof comes off. It’s the perfect size for a small bottle of fragrant hand lotion and a handful of treats.

I decorated the front of the birdhouse with pieces from the Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Kit and Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Set. The dimensional “Grateful” banner sticker looks so cute and welcoming hanging above the opening to the birdhouse and the flowers were the perfect accents to the die cut leaves.

Bird house gift box by Jana Eubank for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season collection available on HSN.com

BIRDHOUSE GIFT BOX by Jana Eubank

SUPPLIES  | Graceful Season 12 x 12 Premium Paper Pad, Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Kit, Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Set

I hope this gift box will bring a little springtime to the homes of the ladies I will be visiting. And I might just make an extra one to adorn my kitchen sink window for a bit of sunshine in my own home. Have you made any gift boxes or home décor to decorate your home this Springtime?

See you next time!

Jana Eubank

Happy Birthday Window Box Card

Hello 3 Birds Fans! It’s Juliana here from 17turtles. I’m so excited to share my Happy Birthday Window Box Card with you today! I love the precut window cards that are part of the Graceful Season Quilled Cardmaking Kit. I think it is so fun to have an opening on the front of the card that gives you a peek at what is inside the card! This card was a little time consuming, but I wanted to create something extra special for someone extra special in my life.

I used a couple of mixed media techniques on this card. Mixed media simply means to incorporate multiple kinds of art supplies on one project. This card was made using acrylic paint, ink, modeling paste, and paper.

Happy Birthday Window Box Quilled Flower Card by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

The idea for this card came to me when I discovered a plain chipboard window box shape in my stash. I wondered if it would be the right size to go with one of cards in the Graceful Season Quilled Cardmaking Kit. It wasn’t exactly the right size, but it was close enough so that I only had to trim about an 1/8″ off around the opening.

I began by painting the chipboard piece with white acrylic paint and letting it dry. Next, I applied a layer of weathered wood crackle medium and let it dry. Then I added another layer of white acyrlic paint. Once this was dry, I lightly sponged a little walnut stain distress ink help make it look more like weathered wood. I then took a scrap of plastic packaging and trimmed it to fit the backside of the window. I wanted to make the window look like it had glass filling the panes.

The next step to decorating my window box was to create a variety of quilled flowers using the die cut flower shapes from the Quilled Cardmaking Kit. I wanted to “fill” the box with flowers!

Happy Birthday Window Box Quilled Flower Card by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

DESIGNER TIP | Create your own leaves by hand cutting them from green cardstock and then scoring them down the middle before you adhere them to the back side of the flowers.

Once the flowers and leaves were complete, I attached them to the front of the painted chipboard window box.

Happy Birthday Window Box Quilled Flower Card by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

I created the brick wall, using a brick wall stencil and modeling paste. I positioned the stencil on the card and then applied modeling paste with a spatula over the stencil. As you can see, I did not cover the entire card surface with the modeling paste. Set the card to the side to allow it to dry. Once the modeling paste is dry, attach the chipboard window box and flowers.

DESIGNER TIP | Once you are finished applying modeling paste, remove the stencil and wash the stencil off with water to prevent the modeling paste from drying on the stencil and possibly ruining your stencil.

Happy Birthday Window Box Quilled Flower Card by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

I completed the card by selecting a couple of the die cut shapes, including a Happy Birthday sentiment, and adhered them to the inside of the card making sure to center them behind the window so that you can get a peek of them before you open the card.

Happy Birthday Window Box Quilled Flower Card by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio using the Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.comHAPPY BIRTHDAY WINDOW BOX QUILLED FLOWERS CARD by Juliana Michaels

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season Quilled Cardmaking Kit

I hope you enjoyed the card I shared with you today. Even though it may be time consuming to create, the recipient of this card will know that a whole lot of love went into making it!

HUGS!
Juliana