Friday, August 13, 2021

3D Circles Birthday Card

 Here's a fun dimensional card I made for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  Directions and step out photos showing how to make it are on their blog HERE.



Thursday, July 29, 2021

A Fun Happy Birthday Banner!

 Hello everyone!  

Here's a fun to make Happy Birthday Banner!  

This is posted to Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today where I share directions how to make it with step out photos.  Click HERE to read the post. 

happy crafting!


Saturday, July 24, 2021

Handmade Fabric Cover Journal

 I love making handmade books so last spring I joined the Handmade Book Club. It's managed by Ali Manning of Vintage Page Designs.  It's been a wonderful place to learn about book making.  So far I've completed 5 books and have one in progress.   

This is my most recent journal.....

I made this for the Fabric Journal Challenge, five days of video instructions with all the how-to to make this style journal with a fabric cover.  I used quilting cotton to make book cloth for the cover.  The pages are Mohawk Superfine Text paper that's ideal for writing.  Beautiful paper for signatures!

It was amazing to see all the variety of journals created for this challenge...hundreds of journals with no two alike!

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Ribbon Background Card

 I put together this quick card for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.  

It's an easy way to use ribbons for a background.  I'm trying to downsize my craft stash a bit but this card didn't really make a dent in my ribbon collection! 

I'm planning to make a few more backgrounds in various colors to have on hand when I need a quick card.  I'll add a greeting when I need it. 

You can find all the directions with step out photos HERE.

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Celebrate You Collaged Tag

 Find all the details about this tag at Scrapbook Adhesives blog with step out photos.

Many of the papers I used  were from Gel Press papers I printed.  There's also some tissue from Tim Holtz that I colored a bit and clear heat embossed over it embossing powder from Seth Apter that looks like bees wax.  The piece with botanicals at bottom of tag is one of those.  It has a sheen to it. 
I also used old music and dictionary pages.  

Those embossed stars are fun!  I used a E-Z Runner® Stars Refillable Dispenser to apply adhesive stars.  Then I added gold embossing powder and heat embossed them.  A few curled at edges which fit with my design! I think the stars didn't stick quite as well to some of painted papers in my collage.  

There 's a bit of stamping across the tag as well. The script and black specks were stamped with stamps from Tim Holtz stamp set The Poinsettia.

This tag was pure fun for me!  I've come to enjoy making collage backgrounds.

Thanks for stopping!


Sunday, June 13, 2021

A Pocket Card of Wishes

 Here's a pocket card I made for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.   

I took a mini class from Kat Kirby to learn how to make the basic pocket which she likes to embellish with collage and more. Instead of collage, I chose a pretty scrapbook paper and then made coordinated tags and bookmark to tuck in the pockets.  
Lots of details about how to make it on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog. 

thanks for visiting!


Monday, June 7, 2021

Holographic Circles Card

Here's fun holographic circles card!  
It's very easy with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Circles and 3D Foam Circle Frames

 Directions to make it are on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog HERE.

Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, May 13, 2021

You are so Loved Card

I posted this card on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today.  
A fun card to make using E-Z Runner Hearts! 

 All the details are on Scrapbook Adhesives blog so check it out!

Thanks for visiting!


Monday, May 10, 2021

Brushstroke Flower Sympathy Card

I finally tried my Sizzix Brushstroke Flowers 3 die to make two sympathy cards. I'm super happy with how it turned out!  I also stamped and inked the flap of  an envelope to coordinate. 

If you follow me on Instagram or my Facebook page, I posted it there last week

I cut both flowers from heavy watercolor paper.  Then I painted all the parts with watercolors.  They are my "go to" product right now!  

The background is a combination of several stamps.  I used Tim Holtz' Craze and Planks (craze stamp) and Architecture plus script and splatters from The Poinsettia stamped with Versafine Clair Medieval Blue and Monarch. Next,  I colored over the stamping with watercolors.  Once it was dry, I rubbed on Distress inks Chipped Sapphire around the edges and Seedless Preserves towards the window.  The gold lines are drawn with a Signo gold pen and a ruler.  

The sympathy verse is stamped on white card stock with Versafine Onyz Black (used because its so good for details) and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I rubbed Chipped Sapphire ink over it until I got the color I wanted and then buffed ink off the letters with towel.  It's popped up with Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares. 

I used Distress Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire inks to color the ribbon by rubbing it right on each pad to pick up some color.  Then I misted it with water and rolled the ribbon in my hands to distribute the color.  I dried it with my heat tool. 

thanks for visiting!

Happy creating!



Sizzix Tim Holtz Brushstroke Flower 3
Stampers Anonymous  Tim Holtz Stamps: Craze & Planks, Architecture, The Poinsettia
Ranger Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Inks: Versafine Clair Medieval Blue, Monarch   
Watercolor Paper
Prima Watercolors: The Classics
Card Stock: White, Purple, Aqua
Uni-Ball Signo gold pen
Taylored Expressions Care & Comfort II

Thursday, April 29, 2021

My Project for Scrapbook Adhesives and Whimsy Stamps Insta Hop

πŸ“£ Insta Hop & Giveaway Alert!! πŸŽ‰ 


I'm excited to be participating in the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L + Whimsy Stamps Insta Hop for a week-long event filled with projects to inspire you! PLUS two special prize packages to giveaway: one full of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesives and one wonderful gift certificate from the Whimsy Stamp store…are you in? πŸ™‹πŸ» 


Each day this week, visit each companies’ Instagram account to see NEW design teams’ creations to WoW πŸ˜² you with! 

Today is my day to share a card on the Insta Hop.  I also have a post on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today with details of how I made the card.  Be sure to check that out! 

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 I chose a Whimsy Stamps red rubber stamp called "The Mailbox".  So appropriate for me having worked so many years for the post office!  

I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used watercolors to color it.  By using Thin 3D 

Foam Squares to fasten the matted image, it adds a bit of dimension to the card. 

The verse is from Whimsy Clear Stamp Set "Enjoy The Journey".  It's popped up with Thin 3D 

Foam Squares at top and 3D Foam Squares stacked with Thin 3D Foam Squares at the 


That allows it to lay flat as it laps over the image which is already raised and also fastens to the card front which isn't raised. It's easy to create the amount of dimension by layering different 3D Foam Squares.  

There are lots more details about making this card on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today. 

I have a post on Instagram today with details about the giveaways.  You'll need to go on Instagram to enter for the giveaways.  My Instagram name is judesigns7

Make sure to visit each one for more chances of winning!  You have until 11:59 PM Eastern on Saturday, May 1, 2021 to enter.  You can always go look at all the inspiration if you missed a day or two. 

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@judesigns7  - my name on Instagram




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Good luck πŸ€ and have fun! 

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