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

Hoppy Easter Bunny Frame

Hi friends, it’s Mary Ann here today with a cute piece of Easter home décor! I love to decorate for the holidays, and with Easter right around the corner I’ve been wanting to create something with an Easter theme to decorate my home. That’s when I came up with the idea for this Hoppy Easter frame!

Hoppy Easter Bunny Home Decor Frame by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season collection available at HSN.com

I cut the bunny shape with my Silhouette die cutting machine, but you could also find a similar shape online and cut the image out by hand. To make the bunny tail nice and fluffy, I rolled 1 strip of the pink quilling paper from the Quilled Card Making kit, then glued on another strip, and kept rolling! This gave me lots of layers. For the grass, I simply glued on 2 rows of the green quilling paper strips, and the small purple banner was cut from a journaling block from the 6×6 Premium Paper Pad.

Hoppy Easter Bunny Home Decor Frame by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season collection available at HSN.com

I especially like that the Quilled Card Making Kit comes with the pre-cut papers that also have the nice decorative edges, perfect for making pretty flowers and cute bunny tails too!

Hoppy Easter Bunny Home Decor Frame by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season collection available at HSN.com

HOPPY EASTER BUNNY FRAME by Mary Ann Jenkins

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season  Quilled Card Making Kit, Graceful Season 6×6 Premium Paper Pad, Bazzill Basics Premium Olivia Cardstock Pack

Now get hopping! It’s your turn to create some Easter decorations for your own home!

Mary Ann

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A Collection for All Reasons and Seasons

Hi Everyone! Jana Eubank here. Most of us are just beginning to see signs of Spring, but I’m already thinking ahead to one of my favorite holidays … Halloween!

One thing I love about the Graceful Season collection is how versatile it is for all reasons and seasons. This collection includes every color of the rainbow. These colors can be combined in different ways to create projects for any time of the year. For example, here is a Halloween page I created of my daughter in her costume!

Halloween Princess Scrapbook Page by Jana Eubank for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season collection available on HSN.com

The first thing I did, was go through my paper pads and pull out all of the Halloween colors. I chose shades of orange, purple, black and white. I chose to use an orange polka dot as the background paper. My photos are adhered to a block of the fern black patterned paper, accented with a strip of the black and white diagonal stripe paper to the left. Below the photos I cut several squares of patterned paper from the 6 x 6 Premium Paper Pad. The page title is created with the black glitter letters and silver foil letters from the Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Set.

Halloween Princess Scrapbook Page by Jana Eubank for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season collection available on HSN.com

Once I had the basic design of my page figured out with the patterned papers, I went through the Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil set and selected several pieces in orange, black, green, and purple.

In the upper right corner I combined a purple banner sticker with sparkly stars and an orange circle embellishment with the word “Joy” on it. A few orange gems from my stash add an extra sparkly touch.

Halloween Princess Scrapbook Page by Jana Eubank for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season collection available on HSN.com

On the left side of the page, I trimmed the seam between the black fern paper and the striped paper with the glittery, purple, scalloped border. Next, I added the “Epic Story” piece and then sprinkled several hexagon, heart, and circle pieces below. I love the way this part of my page came together. A few more orange gems finishes it off.

Halloween Princess Scrapbook Page by Jana Eubank for 3 Birds Studio using Graceful Season collection available on HSN.com

HALLOWEEN PRINCESS by Jana Eubank

 

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 12 x 12 Premium Paper Pad, Graceful Season 6 x 6 Premium Paper Pad, Graceful Season 6 x 6 Foil Paper Pad, Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Set

Flip through your Graceful Seasons paper pads the next time you sit down to scrap and challenge yourself to combine the papers in new ways. Perhaps you have some Christmas photos that need to be scrapped? Or Valentine’s Day photos that deserve a spot in your album? What color combinations can you come up with?

Jana Eubank

Decorated Notebook Using Paper Scraps

Hello and welcome! Juliana here from 17turtles! Today, I want to share a quick and easy project that I made using paper scraps from one of my recent 3 Birds Studio projects.

Using Scraps to decorate a notebook by Juliana Michaels using 3 Birds Studio Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

You might have noticed, that I really love my scraps! The green patterned paper you see on my project is part of the scraps I had when I die cut the hearts that I used on this card: Love You More. (You may also recall, that I used some scraps to make that card!)

I really couldn’t bear to throw that die cut heart scrap away, so I put it to the side and waited for an idea to strike. It came when I decided to alter the cover of a notebook I recently bought for $1 at Michaels. I thought it would be fun to “dress it up” and give it as a gift to my niece. You really can’t beat that price for a gift and once you add some paper, chipboard stickers and ribbon to it, it becomes the perfect “handmade with love” kind gift that any one would cherish!

Using Scraps to decorate a notebook by Juliana Michaels using 3 Birds Studio Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

I began by wrapping a length of ribbon around the notebook and tying it into a bow on the side. I then selected various scraps of patterned paper from several of my previous projects to decorate the cover. I trimmed the die cut heart piece and layered it onto the red patterned paper before placing it behind the glittered chipboard frame.

Next, I choose some chipboard pieces to layer and use as a sentiment on the front of the notebook. When I was layering the pieces, I thought the “It’s A Beautiful Life” piece was a little lost on the white banner piece, so I punched a circle from a scrap of the black patterned paper to layer behind it. You can see now how the black helps it stand out more against the pieces behind it.

Using Scraps to decorate a notebook by Juliana Michaels using 3 Birds Studio Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.comIT’S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE NOTEBOOK by Juliana Michaels

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 12 x 12 Paper Pad and 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter and Foil Kit

Every gift needs a card to go with it, don’t you think? Head on over to my blog to see the coordinating card I created with more of my paper scraps!

HUGS!
Juliana Michaels

 

Fussy Cutting Scrapbook Page

Have you tried your hand at fussy cutting? What is fussing cutting you ask? Fussing cutting is when you select and cut out a specific area of the paper. Designer Robbie Herring shares some fabulous fussing cutting with us today on a gorgeous scrapbook page featuring a simple everyday photo.


Hi! It’s Robbie today. I want to share a layout that I made with the Graceful Seasons Collection. This time, I used the orange and black elements as my base. I love the teal blue and creamy accents that make this mix of colors fabulous!

Everyday Ordinary Scrapbook Page by Robbie Herring using 3 Birds Studio Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

I did a lot of fussy cutting for this one. After cutting out the floral pattern on the paper, I layered it over the black paper, added orange paper to the top and covered the seams with a green ribbon.

Everyday Ordinary Scrapbook Page by Robbie Herring using 3 Birds Studio Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.comI wanted to continue the floral garden feel around the photo. To do this, I layered a few chipboard pieces and a few layered stickers. The glitter and foil that are added, give these even more detail and I love the dimension that layering them adds.

To finish off the design, I added more chipboard and layered stickers in the upper corner. Again, lots of dimension and detail are added into the elements which makes designing with them easy!

Everyday Ordinary Scrapbook Page by Robbie Herring using 3 Birds Studio Graceful Season Collection available on HSN.com

EVERYDAY ORDINARY SCRAPBOOK PAGE by Robbie Herring

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 12 x 12 Premium Paper Pad,  Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Set, Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Kit
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my page!

Robbie Herring