Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards

Hi 3 Birds friends, its Mary Ann here today with something fun to add to your Thanksgiving table! How about turkey place cards?

Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds DesignThese are really so easy to make, and will add just the perfect touch to each place setting! To start, I made the “feathers” by cutting 3 scalloped circles using my Silhouette die cutting machine. (scalloped circle punches would also work for this!) Next, I cut the circles in half, and glued them on to my place card base made from a 4×5 piece of cardstock that had been folded in half.

Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds DesignThe turkey body and beak were cut from cardstock and added to on top of the feathers. For the turkey’s wattle, I cut the individual piece from a strip of red quilling paper found in the Holiday Season Card Making Kit. Next came the googly eyes that I had in my stash of craft supplies.

Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds DesignAfter the turkey body was complete, I added a rectangle piece of patterned paper, and did some machine stitching around the edges. *Designer Tip: You can also achieve a “stitched” look by making a dash lined border around the edges with a marker. To complete the place cards, I printed the names on my computer, then cut into small strips and added to the center of each card.

Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds DesignI used the same patterned papers for all my turkeys, but you could also use any leftover paper scraps and give each turkey its own individual look and colors.

Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards by Mary Ann Jenkins for 3 Birds Design

Thanks so much for stopping by the 3 Birds Design blog today!
Mary Ann

SUPPLIES | Holiday Season Quilled Card Making Kit, Midday Medley Paper Collection, Graceful Season Paper Collection

Silhouette Cut File – Nested Scallop Circles

Thanksgiving Tablescape with 3D Quilling Strip Acorns

Well, Hello there my Chickadees! Chasity here today to share my own take on the Turkey Tablescape! I was so inspired by Juliana’s wonderful ideas! I can’t even believe that the Holiday Season is almost upon us! I might be in denial, but I blame this unseasonably warm Cleveland weather we’ve been enjoying! So today I ignored my  enormous amount of leaves I should be raking, and played with some paper instead! Here is what I came up with!

Thanksgiving Tablescape by Chasity Sivanick for #3birdsdesign #paperpumpkins #homedecor #3DpapershapesSo, my favorite part about this are the Quilling Strip 3D Acorns! I made these little pretties today in the office, then made the rest of it at home! The 3D acorns were easier to do then I thought they would be. I saw them on (you guessed it…) Pinterest, and just had to try them! Here is what you will need to made these: Approximately 20 strips of brown quilling strips, 20 strips of off white quilling strips, a good adhesive that dries clear, a quilling tool and a inexpensive paintbrush. I took 15 strips of the same color, (brown) quilling strips and glued them end to end. (It hung off my desk and coiled on the floor!) I began hand quilling them. I had to go a little slower once the coil started to get thick, but it was manageable! Once I finished quilling the long strip, I glued the end and pulled to off the quilling tool. I then took 12 quilling strips of the off white, and repeated the process! Here’s what they looked like once I finished quilling them. Notice that the brown is slightly larger than the off white. This is so the brown top will overlap the off white bottom slightly.

3D Quilling Shapes by Chasity Sivanick for #3birdsdesign #paperart #paperacornNext I took my quilling tool, and used it as a sort of rolling pin to flatten the strips and make them even. This tool is very useful!

3D Quilling Shapes by Chasity Sivanick for #3birdsdesign #paperart #paperacornThis is important to do because it keeps the strips more even when you start to manipulate them into the dimensional 1/2 circles that will make the acorn top and bottom! The next step is the trickiest part. It takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, it looks great! Don’t forget, if you’re not happy with your results, just press the shape flat on the table, repeat the “Rolling Pin” step, and start again! Start by holding the quilled circle between both forefingers and thumbs, apply even pressure with your thumbs while rotating the circle back and forth. This is called the “doorknob turning” method. Here is a photo of how to hold and manipulate the coil circle.

3D Quilling Shapes by Chasity Sivanick for #3birdsdesign #paperart #paperacornAs you can see, the coil circle will start to form a dome shape! Once you get the desired shape, repeat the same steps with the other coil circle. This will become the bottom of the acorn!

3D Quilling Shapes by Chasity Sivanick for #3birdsdesign #paperart #paperacornWhen both halves are completed, squeeze a small amount of glue into the inside, or well, of the 1/2 domes. Take an inexpensive brush and brush the walls of the insides of the domes. Set aside and let then dry. Then take 2 brown quilling strips and tightly quill them and glue. These will be stacked and glued to become the stem of the acorn.

3D Quilling Shapes by Chasity Sivanick for #3birdsdesign #paperart #paperacornOnce the 2 domes are dry, place a bead of glue around the edge of the off white dome and place it into the top dome and allow to dry. Add the stacked coils and glue for the stem. Here is what it will look like once the acorn is assembled!

3D Quilling Shapes by Chasity Sivanick for #3birdsdesign #paperart #paperacornIf you would like to add the curly pieces, here’s what you do: cut a 6″ brown quilling strip down the center about a half an inch from the end all the way though the other side, basically cutting it almost in half. Quill it around the tool, then uncoil and glue to the side of the stem. I just loved the way these turned out! I had so much fun with these that I am already thinking about how I can make a string of lights for some Christmas decor! I hope that you give them a try too!

So, for the rest of my table display, I made some simple paper pumpkins using 1: x 7″ strips of paper from the Midday Medley Paper Pack. I attached the ends with brads, and decorated them with some fake leaves I had laying around, and some paper bows from the Touch of Glimmer Kit. I made the card from a pocket card from the “For All Seasons” Pocket Card Kit. I just love all the foil and glitter accents! I arranged all my paper goodies in the center of table, and I am ready to go!

Thanksgiving Tablescape by Chasity Sivanick for #3birdsdesign #paperpumpkins #homedecor #3Dpapershapes Thanksgiving Tablescape by Chasity Sivanick for #3birdsdesign #paperpumpkins #homedecor #3Dpapershapes Thanksgiving Tablescape by Chasity Sivanick for #3birdsdesign #paperpumpkins #homedecor #3DpapershapesI can’t wait to see what you come up with for your table decorations! Please share with us! As Thanksgiving nears… We hope you all know how very thankful we are for all of you, our families and friends! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES| Midday Medley Paper Pack, “For All Seasons” Pocket Card Kit, Touch of Glimmer Embellishment Kit

Punch Your Border Cards

Did you grab the new goodies that came out on HSN? There are so many fun things you can do with them. Today I am sharing a bit of a tutorial on how to make some fun edges for your cards.

Punch Your Border Cards by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignI will admit I am a collector of border punches. I used to haul a bunch of them to crops with me. But, I know a lot of people may just have them sitting around and might have forgot about them. I like to look for unique ways to incorporate punching into my projects. Let’s get started.

I used the Flora Festival Page Kit for these cards. This actually comes with premade card bases, but don’t be afraid to punch those bases or use them in other ways. I started by picking some card bases and some paper to play with. When you cut the paper you are going to punch, cut a little longer than you want, so you have room to match the edges.

Punch Your Border Cards Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignThen I picked out a couple of border punches. NOTE: This is not an exact science! When you try this, I suggest trying on scrap paper and get an idea of how your punch works, before trying on the pretty paper. The easiest way I have found to start is to start with your punch back facing to you, so you can see where you are punching.

Punch Your Border Cards Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignI start on the edge of the cardstock and at the edge of the punch. Then punch up one side. Flip your paper over to the opposite side and punch again starting on the edge (or wherever you decided to start on your punch). This will help you line each side up. All punches have different design lengths. The two I used had a 1.75 inch and then a 2.0 inch length of design.

Punch Your Border Cards Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignOnce punched, then fold your paper matching edges at you fold. See below.

Punch Your Border Cards Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignMy first card, I just used this technique for the center part of my card. You can see how my paper goes on the front and back of the card.

Punch Your Border Cards Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

Choose some embellishments to decorate your card. I made a very clean and simple thank you card that would easily go thru the mail.
Punch Your Border Cards by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

When I made the other card, I did the edges of the card base. I wanted to add a little fun to this card, so one of the layers I made hang over the top of the card, as you can see here.

Punch Your Border Cards Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

So you can see how border punches can add some fun to your cards in different ways.

Punch Your Border Cards by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

Thanks for stopping by the 3 Birds Studio blog today. Make sure to share your creations with us on Facebook and Instagram! We would love to see them!

Katrina Hunt – Paper, Scissors and Glue

SUPPLIES | Flora Festival Page Kit

30 Minute Layout Tutorial

Running short on time with the holidays coming up?! It’s Katrina and I am here to show you how to create a layout in 30 minutes! I have measurements and step out photos for you, so you can just grab some pictures, papers, embellishments and then cut and go!

I used the new Flora Festival Page Kit that debuted on HSN last week. This is perfect for a go to kit when you are in a hurry. Here is the layout we are going to create.

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignI started by picking out four papers. The papers mix and match so well in this kit, it was a hard choice! I started with the navy paper, which I knew I wanted as my background and then went from there for paper selection.

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignI already had my pictures printed and they are sized at 3 x 5 inches. I print at home so it’s easy for me to size how I want, but this layout will work with 4 x 6 with a little different sizing of middle pieces of paper.

I cut my papers into the following sizes:

  • Navy background I left at 12 x 12 inches
  • Green Polka Dot 1.25 x 12 inches
  • Woodgrain 6.5 x 12 inches
  • Peach Floral 5.5 x 11 inches

Once you place the first green strip, all the other pieces will fall into place. You will place the outer edge of your green strip about 1.25 inches in from the right side (or left, you choose!).

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

Adhere your woodgrain paper next, right up against the green strip you just placed. Then you will place the second green strip on the other side of the woodgrain. Your background will look like this:

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignOnce you have your background, then cut a strand of the navy and white twine 18 inches. This will allow you to wrap your twine around the bottom edge of your peach floral paper and attach it to the back with adhesive. Then with the remainder of your twine, tie a bow and place it in the center of your wrapped twine. Center and adhere this down to your woodgrain paper. The Placement of the bottom edge of floral paper is about .75 inches from the bottom of your layout.

Well Hello Adventure Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

Adhere your photos down the middle of your page and then start embellishing! There is such a wide assortment of embellishments to choose from!

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My page didn’t require a lot of journaling, but I added just a little on the left side above the camera embellishment. To change this layout up, you could always add journaling strips, use a border punch on the green strips, add extras strips of paper, etc. This is a great basic design to start with and let your imagination go wild with! Thanks for stopping by the 3 Birds Studio blog today!

Katrina Hunt – Paper, Scissors and Glue

SUPPLIES | Flora Festival Papercrafting Kit

Touch of Glimmer Cards with Bow Tutorial

Have you SEEN the new Touch of Glimmer kit yet? I am in love with it and so I’m featuring it here on the blog today. I wanted to show you how easy it is to create elegant cards with just a few pieces from the kit. Also, I am going to show you how to make the bows that come in the kit!

Touch of Glimmer Cards by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignHow fun and elegant are those cards?! There are lots of elements to play with in the kit. The bows actually come in three pieces and you have to piece them together.

Touch of Glimmer Bow Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignYou can make bows that are “poofy” as I like to call them, or you can choose to make flat ones. My cards feature one of each. My step-outs show how to make the poofy one, but all you would do for the flat one is just flatten the bow.

First use your fingers to curl the main part of the bow, just kind of roll it a little until you get a nice curl in it. Then place an adhesive dot in the center on the back of the bow. I used Zots by ThermOWeb in the small size for piecing my bow together.

Touch of Glimmer Bow Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignFold in the ends of the bow and adhere them to the dot in the center of your bow. Don’t flatten if you want poofy, just carefully curl the ends toward the middle. If you want flat, just smash it down!

Touch of Glimmer Bow Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignTo cover the center, you will use the small rectangle piece. I used around 3 to 4 adhesive dots to completely cover my rectangle. Then you will just fold this over the center of the bow and adhere the ends.

Touch of Glimmer Bow Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

Touch of Glimmer Bow Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignUse the remaining piece and attach it to the side of the bow that has the seam of the center piece showing. Now you have a cute bow, which we are going to make cuter by putting on a card!

I used one of the shaped tags in the kit and cut it half to make it go further. The middle will be covered up by another tag.

Touch of Glimmer Bow Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignAdd another tag from the kit to cover the middle and then attach your bow at the top. I just used some mounting squares, because they were the perfect size and I needed something bigger than the Zots that I had been using.

Touch of Glimmer Bow Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignTime to put the finishing touches on. There is also chipboard that comes in the kit. It is not self adhesive, which I love! You can choose what adhesive you want to put on there. I like to use 3D foam adhesive for chipboard, so this works out great that the chipboard will not stick to your project, only where you have put it!

Touch of Glimmer Bow Tutorial by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignSo, lets see some close ups!

Touch of Glimmer Cards by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignThat cute bow up close!

Touch of Glimmer Cards by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds DesignAnd then my other card, where the bow is flattened.

Touch of Glimmer Cards by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

Touch of Glimmer Cards by Katrina Hunt for 3 Birds Design

I focused on the gold in the kit, but there is also silver for you silver lovers! Thanks for stopping by the 3 Birds Studio blog today. And I hope you pick up the Touch of Glimmer kit soon!

Katrina Hunt – Paper, Scissors and Glue

SUPPLIES | Touch of Glimmer Kit

Altered Wood Letter Tutorial Using The Xyron Creative Station & A Giveaway

Happy Monday 3 Birds Fans and welcome to a wonderful week of inspiration! Thanks to the generosity of our friends from Xyron, the 3 Birds Design Team will be sharing projects created using Xyron’s Creative Station and 3″ Sticker Maker.  We are also celebrating the launch of our new products this Wednesday, July 23rd on HSN. To celebrate these wonderful events, we are giving you the chance to WIN one of two amazing prize packages. You can check out all the details at the end of this post. Before you do though, make sure you take a look at our first project of the week – an altered wood letter, by designer Juliana Michaels.


Welcome everyone! It’s Juliana here, and today I am sharing with you an altered wood letter that I created using the Xyron Creative Station along with our new 3 Birds Quill Ease Quilling Tool and Midday Medley Paper Collection.

As you may recall, I shared a Quilled Altered Wood Letter last week on the blog. Today I am sharing a similar letter, however today I’m going to show you how I adhered the patterned paper to the wood letter using the Xyron Creative Station.  This machine is wonderful for applying adhesive to large surface areas. It also won’t buckle or warp your paper.Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper and Quilling Juliana Michaels 3 Birds Design

I began by creating my quilled flowers, leaves and swirls. I used the Quill Ease Quilling Tool for many of these shapes. I am so amazed at how much time it saves me to use this new tool when creating the basic coiled shapes. Once I had determined the placement for all of the elements, I took a quick photo using my camera phone. I always do this to to help me remember where all of the flowers go when it is time to adhere them to my project.

Altered Wood Letter with Quilling Juliana Michaels 3 Birds DesignTUTORIAL | ALTERED WOOD LETTER WITH PATTERNED PAPER USING THE XYRON CREATIVE STATION

For this project, begin with a wooden letter. I found this one at my local Michael’s craft store.
Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper using Xyron Creative Station Tutorial Juliana Michaels 3 Birds Design

Select a piece of patterned paper that coordinates well with the embellishments you want to use.Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper using Xyron Creative Station Tutorial Juliana Michaels 3 Birds Design

Turn the paper over and the letter over so that the back side of each is facing up toward you. Place the letter onto the paper and trace around the outside shape of the letter using a pencil.

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Cut out the letter shape. Measure the width of the sides of the letter. Cut three 1″ x 12″ strips from the same paper.Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper using Xyron Creative Station Tutorial Juliana Michaels 3 Birds DesignPlace the cut out shapes into the Xyron Creative Station with the printed side facing up. Turn the hand and guide the paper pieces into the machine. Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper using Xyron Creative Station Tutorial Juliana Michaels 3 Birds DesignAltered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper using Xyron Creative Station Tutorial Juliana Michaels 3 Birds Design

As the paper moves through the machine, adhesive is applied to the back side of each piece. Use the cutting bar included with the machine and trim off the piece once it has gone through the machine.

Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper using Xyron Creative Station Tutorial Juliana Michaels 3 Birds DesignRemove the pieces from the backing material and adhere them to your letter.Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper using Xyron Creative Station Tutorial Juliana Michaels 3 Birds DesignUse a sanding block to smooth the edges once you have adhered the paper to the wood letter.Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper using Xyron Creative Station Tutorial Juliana Michaels 3 Birds DesignAttach the long strips to cover the sides of the letter. Trim them as needed. Use the sanding block again to smooth the edges once all of the paper is adhered.Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper using Xyron Creative Station Tutorial Juliana Michaels 3 Birds DesignNow you are ready to add your quilled flowers and swirls or other embellishments.Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper using Xyron Creative Station Tutorial Juliana Michaels 3 Birds DesignTo decorate my letter, I used a few dimensional flowers from our Quilled Cardmaking Kit to create the yellow flower along with strips from the Quill Ease Quilling Took bundle. To finish the flowers, I added adhesive backed pearls to the center of each flower.Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper and Quilling Juliana Michaels 3 Birds Design detail Altered Wood Letter with Patterned Paper and Quilling Juliana Michaels 3 Birds Design detail

I hope you enjoyed learning about the Xyron Creative Station and how easy it makes applying adhesive to large surfaces. It’s really ideal to use when creating home decor type pieces.

HUGS!
Juliana

SUPPLIES | Quill Ease Quilling Tool, Midday Medley Patterned Collection, Quilled Cardmaking Kit

Visit the Xyron blog and Facebook page for more inspiration and ideas on using their products and make sure you let them know that 3 Birds sent you!!!


Now for the best part…the GIVEAWAY!  By clicking on the link, you can enter for your chance to win either a Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker and a 3 Birds Quill Quilling Tool or a Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker and a Timeless Stamp Kit! The giveaway opens today and continues until Monday, July 28. We will announce the winner next week. Good luck and thank you so much for stopping by today!!!

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY – http://tinyurl.com/kc3gxfa

3 Birds Design and Xyron Giveaway

3 Birds Design and Xyron Giveaway

Quilled Altered Wood Letter

Hello 3 Birds Fans! It’s Juliana here to share with you a project using my new found love – quilling!  I have fallen head over heels in love with the art of quilling and all of the amazing patterns and designs you can create with it. Not to mention all of the things you can add quilling too! Quilling is often used on cards, and I have created some cards using it. However, I have been wanting to mix it up a little recently and try using it for something different. During a recent trip to Michael’s, I was inspired to try using it to alter a wood letter. Today, I’m sharing with you how I altered the letter using a piece of patterned paper and of course some quilling. The finished letter is going to be a birthday present for my niece who loves all things pink and flowers!

Quilled Altered Wood Letter by Juliana Michaels #3birdsdesign #quilling #homedecor #alteredletterI began with this wooden letter “A”.  As I mentioned above, I found this at my local Michael’s craft store. Any wood or paper mache letter will do though!

Altered Wood Letter Tutorial #3birdsdesign #alteredletter #homedecorI then pulled out the 3 Birds Design new Quill Ease Tool and created a bunch of quilled flowers. This new tool will be available on HSN on July 23 and let me tell you now, this thing is awesome! It is a motorized quilling tool and it works wonderfully to create the simple quilled coils that are the basis of many quilled shapes.

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As I created the flowers, I laid them on the wooden letter to determine where I wanted to position them. Once I was finished, I took a quick photo with my camera phone so that I would remember where everything went.

Placement of Quilled Flowers on Wood Letter #3birdsdesign #alteredletter #homedecorOnce, my quilling design was completed, I painted the inside openings of the wood letter with white acrylic paint. Next, I covered the front, sides and top with a piece of patterned paper.

Altered Wood Letter covered with patternd paper #3birdsdesign #alteredletter #homedecor

The final step was to adhere my quilled flowers. I used my camera phone photo to help me remember the placement of each flower. One final touch to the flowers was the addition of some small adhesive backed jewel to the center of each flower. I love the sparkle and shine they add to the piece and I can’t wait to give it to my niece for her birthday!

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Quilled Altered Wood Letter by Juliana Michaels #3birdsdesign #quilling #homedecor #alteredletter Quilled Altered Wood Letter by Juliana Michaels #3birdsdesign #quilling #homedecor #alteredletterSo do you love quilling? We would love to see what you have created! You can share them with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Pinterest or Instagram with #3birdsdesign!

HUGS!
Juliana

SUPPLIES | Midday Medley 12 x 12 Paper Pad Collection, Quill Ease Quilling Tool and Kit

Shaker Box Tutorial and Midday Medley Timeless Stamp Kit

Happy Wednesday 3 Birds Fans! It’s Juliana, here today to share a tutorial on creating a shaker box and card using the Midday Medley Timeless Stamp KitCelebrate Today Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio #3birdsdesign #shakerbox #card #middaymedley

SHAKER BOX TUTORIAL | Begin by selecting the two die cut shapes from the Timeless Stamp Kit. Use the corresponding frame stamp with the open shaped die cut. Color in the design as desired. I used a waterproof ink and a combination of India Ink Markers and watercolors. This will be the front of the shaker box. Next take the frame shape that doesn’t have an opening and add a large circle cut from glitter paper to the center. This piece will be the back of the shaker box. Shaker Box Tutorial by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio #3birdsdesign #shakerboxtutorial

Cut a circle from a piece of clear plastic packaging. Make sure it is larger than the opening on the frame, but not larger than the frame. Adhere it with liquid glue. I used Glossy Accents.
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Add a border of double sided foam tape around the frame piece. I ended up doing two layers of the foam tape so that the sequins had room to move. If you are going to use beads instead of sequins, make sure that the foam tape is placed close together or the beads will fall out.

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Once you have added the tape all the way around in two layers, you are ready to fill it with sequins or beads or both!

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Remove the tabs from the foam tape and adhere the back side to create your shaker box. Now you are ready to attach it to your card.
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I also added some roses and leaves from the Timeless Stamp Kit to further embellish the shaker box. I colored these with watercolor.

Celebrate Today Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio #3birdsdesign #shakerbox #card #middaymedley Here you can see the two layers of foam tape.Celebrate Today Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio #3birdsdesign #shakerbox #card #middaymedley Celebrate Today Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio #3birdsdesign #shakerbox #card #middaymedley

I also added a sentiment to the card using Versamark Watermark ink and Gold Embossing powder. Celebrate Today Shaker Card by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio #3birdsdesign #shakerbox #card #middaymedley

CELEBRATE TODAY SHAKER BOX CARD by Juliana Michaels

SUPPLIES | Midday Medley Timeless Stamp Kit, Midday Medley Premium Paper Pad

Looking for more Midday Medley inspiration? Visit my blog – 17turtles – to see another card I made using the Midday Medley Premium Paper Pad Collection, Timeless Stamp Kit and 3D Embellishment Kit!

HUGS!
Juliana

Creating Your Own Layered Embellishments

Hello and Happy Friday 3 Birds Fans! Juliana Michaels here with a scrapbook page and tutorial on how to create your own layered embellishments using pieces from the Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Kit and Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Kit.Happiness Right Here Layout by Juliana Michaels for 3Birds Studio 01

The layout begins with a simple design of 3 strips of patterned paper positioned to create the base for the photo, journaling and other embellishments. I fussy cut the large floral pattern from a piece of patterned paper and placed it along the right hand side of the photo. I used the scrap from this floral piece to mat my photo. Then, I layered pieces from the Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Kit to create the cluster on the bottom right hand side.

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The journaling piece is from the 6×6 Paper Pad and was the perfect size to add to the left hand side of my photo to begin to balance the fussy cut floral piece and chipboard cluster on the right hand side.

Although this helped, I still felt like I needed something for the upper left hand corner of the photo to finish the layout. That is when I decided to create my own embellishment using a combination of pieces from the Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Kit and Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Kit.

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TUTORIAL | CREATING YOUR OWN LAYERED EMBELLISHMENT

I began by selecting the banner chipboard piece and foil 3D flower sticker. I liked the idea of creating a small vertical banner to hang on the upper left corner of the photo, so I cut two small pieces from patterned paper to create the banner.

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Next, I positioned the chipboard banner on top of the patterned paper banner.

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Then I placed the flower sticker on top of it, but I didn’t like how the banner stuck out so far on each side of the flower.Creating Your Own Layered Embellishment Tutorial by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio 04

My solution, was to cut the chipboard banner, removing a small section in the middle. Creating Your Own Layered Embellishment Tutorial by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio 05 I then placed the newly cut chipboard banner back into place on the patterned paper.Creating Your Own Layered Embellishment Tutorial by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Studio 06After I placed the flower sticker in position, I was pleased with how the banner didn’t stick out so far any more and the sticker covered up the modification I did to the chipboard piece.
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HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW by Juliana Michaels

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 12×12 Paper Pad, Graceful Season 6×6 Paper Pad, Graceful Season Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Kit and Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Kit

This is such a quick and easy way to create your own layered embellishments when the pieces you have aren’t exactly working for you. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this simple and easy tutorial on creating your own layered embellishments!

Let’s Visit Chevron Background Paper

Hey everyone! Katrina Hunt here for my very first post on the 3 Birds Design blog and I am so excited to be here. I hope you are enjoying seeing the new collection “Graceful Season”. I know I have had fun creating projects to share with you.

If you read my design team bio, you know that my dogs are a big subject for my scrapbooking projects. So you have been warned that you will see a lot of them! I like to document some of the things we do with them and this layout does just that.

Katrina Hunt Lets Visit Scrapbook Page

TUTORIAL | CHEVRON BACKGROUND PAPER

I loved the chevron paper that is in the collection, but I wanted to add a little more color. I quickly measured and traced one of the larger chevrons and created a pattern to use from some scrap cardstock. I cut out the pattern and then traced it on the back side of the orange patterned paper and hand-cut the chevron shape.

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After I cut out the orange one, I figured out the placement of it on the background paper. Then, I decided that I needed to add another chevron for more “pop” and decided to use the black floral paper for another chevron. I used the same pattern and traced it onto the black floral paper and cut it out. Once I figured out the placement for both chevrons, I used foam adhesive to pop the layers up slightly.

Katrina Hunt Lets Visit Scrapbook PageOnce, my base background was finished, it was all about the fun of layering and embellishing. There are so many embellishments; I had trouble just picking a few. One trick I like to use (and you will see this a lot) is to stack multiple embellishments.

Katrina Hunt Lets Visit Scrapbook PageI loved this picture that I took of their pet therapy I.D. tags, and I wanted to show it close to the title. I did a mixture of the 6×6 pad, chipboard embellishments and the chipboard letters to create my title.

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LET’S VISIT by Katrina Hunt

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 12 x12 Paper Pad, Graceful Season 6×6 Paper Pad, Graceful Season Foil Paper Pad, Graceful Season 3D Embellishment Set, Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Set

Thanks for stopping by the 3 Birds Design blog today. I hope I have inspired you to create something fabulous! Be sure to stop by the 3 Birds Design Facebook page and share your creations with us!