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Blog Hop: Day 1 with Elizabeth

September 22, 2014

We’re hopping this week, blog hopping that is, with the talented folks at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Join us for Christmas inspiration and giveaways!


Today Elizabeth shares how she used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares to create her Penny Black chipboard-esque elements and add elevated dimension to this modern “collage-style” holiday greeting.


Using an Adhesive Transfer Sheet allowed Elizabeth to create a crushed velvet flocked snowflake with our Crystal Trio Creative Die. Don’t these remind you of warm, soft wool mittens on a crisp winter’s day?


To give her elements from Joy Filled and Picture This an extra thick chipboard feel, Elizabeth stamped and die cut several of the same designs and then layered them atop one another with E-Z Dots Permanent Adhesive.


Extra depth and dimension was achieved when the finished Penny Black elements were layered with 3D Foam Squares. The two thicknesses offered by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L gave the design varied height throughout the card.


Even though you can’t see them, the thin 3D Foam Squares give this decorated panel, dry embossed with our Dotlets stencil, a slight bit of elevation from the card base too.


And don’t miss all the extra little details for making the crushed velvet snowflake sparkle and using our new Oh Christmas Tree Slapstick/Cling stamp to make fancy background designs on small die cut elements.


Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

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125 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2014 12:50 am

    WOW ! Lovely card the pink snowflake with velvet flock look so pretty !

  2. Sue Bridges permalink
    September 22, 2014 1:36 am

    sweet snowflake!

  3. September 22, 2014 1:42 am

    Love anything snowflakes any colour, it’s beautiful.

  4. September 22, 2014 1:46 am

    Great dimension and snowflake looks really cosy.

  5. Dana w permalink
    September 22, 2014 2:52 am

    Fabulous card!! Love the pink snowflake!!

  6. dawnnz permalink
    September 22, 2014 2:54 am

    What a great snowflake. Lovely card design

  7. Pam permalink
    September 22, 2014 2:58 am

    I am in love with that fabulous snowflake! Great elements and dimension on this fab card.

  8. September 22, 2014 3:36 am

    Lovely collage card, Elizabeth!

  9. September 22, 2014 3:43 am

    Love Elizabeth’s card!

  10. Amy R permalink
    September 22, 2014 3:56 am

    Tht snow flake is beautiful.

  11. Linda F permalink
    September 22, 2014 4:05 am

    What a fantastic modern holiday card. Love that flocked snowflake.

  12. Sandy permalink
    September 22, 2014 4:53 am

    Love the texture on that snowflake!

  13. Tami B permalink
    September 22, 2014 4:57 am

    What a great card. It’s simple yet bold.

  14. Sue D permalink
    September 22, 2014 5:20 am

    I like the dimension and the flocked snowflake.

  15. Barb Housner permalink
    September 22, 2014 5:28 am

    I love the pops of color of your card – thanks for sharing.

  16. Julieann permalink
    September 22, 2014 5:31 am

    Love the pink snowflake and the tutorial. It is awesome.

  17. Judy permalink
    September 22, 2014 5:45 am

    Lovely card design!

  18. lisascreativeniche permalink
    September 22, 2014 5:47 am

    ohhhh I love the soft pink on the snowflake!

  19. September 22, 2014 5:57 am

    So, green and then that pink snowflake…WOW! Absolutely lovely!

  20. Mary-Anne V. permalink
    September 22, 2014 6:09 am

    Love the tall skinny base and the sweet pink snowflake.

  21. September 22, 2014 6:10 am

    Beautiful card!!

  22. judka permalink
    September 22, 2014 6:27 am

    Fun contemporary card!. I looked at my tape runner and just as I thought, Scrapbook Adhesives is the only brand I use …. my cards don’t come apart! It’s going to be a good week!

  23. Rosemary D permalink
    September 22, 2014 6:37 am

    beautiful card… love the fresh modern look Elizabeth created!

  24. September 22, 2014 6:44 am

    super cute! Love the flocked die cut snowflake! I have a drawer of flock collecting dust. Now I know what to do with it!

  25. September 22, 2014 7:07 am

    Love the dimension on this gorgeous card, so striking!!!

  26. September 22, 2014 7:20 am

    one of my favorite Holiday colour combinations! Love this card, the dimension, the textures well everything.

  27. Carol Jones permalink
    September 22, 2014 7:23 am

    Wow, this is amazing! I love the technique with the sticker paper — must try this!

  28. September 22, 2014 7:25 am

    Love the flocking on the snowflake.

  29. Olga Direktorenko permalink
    September 22, 2014 7:28 am

    Very useful technique, thanks for sharing!

  30. Iris Soscia permalink
    September 22, 2014 7:29 am

    Gorgeous snowflake card – love the clean, crisp look and the dimension and texture.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  31. Lisa Haff permalink
    September 22, 2014 7:34 am

    the dimension on this card really makes it pop!, gorgeous!

  32. Mama sandz permalink
    September 22, 2014 7:49 am

    As much as I am not a fan of snow, those are cute!

  33. Kaylin krawczyk permalink
    September 22, 2014 8:06 am

    Love the snowflakes

  34. Tess permalink
    September 22, 2014 8:08 am

    Oh that is wonderful:-) and a great gift to receive@

  35. barbara lassiter permalink
    September 22, 2014 8:16 am

    Lovely card and I love layering die cuts to make a chipboard type embellishment. The flocking is perfect on the snowflake.

  36. Mary Lehett permalink
    September 22, 2014 8:21 am

    Thank you for sharing these great ideas and card making tips.

  37. Patty permalink
    September 22, 2014 8:27 am

    Always important to use high quality adhesives. They can make or break or project…ask me how I know! Thanks for the chance to win some of the best!

  38. knurse22 permalink
    September 22, 2014 8:30 am

    Adorable card! And while I use Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on every page or card that I create, I was not familiar with that adhesive transfer sheet. I think I could do some fabulous things with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  39. September 22, 2014 8:30 am

    thanks for the idea on flocking the snowflake. This would add a lot of pizazz to so many different designs. Great card.

  40. Debbie Lou permalink
    September 22, 2014 8:33 am

    That certainly would make for one terrific early Christmas gift!

  41. Molly Seekamp permalink
    September 22, 2014 8:49 am

    Thanks for the great idea for my Christmas cards AND the opportunity to win Day 1 of the bog hop give aways.

  42. Donna Whitten permalink
    September 22, 2014 9:04 am

    Wonderful card, I love the dimension! Thanks for the giveaway, Scrapbook Adhesives are my favorite! Got my fingers crossed!!!

  43. September 22, 2014 9:14 am

    Beautiful card. Love the soft color of the snowflake and the dimension on the card 🙂

  44. Annette P. permalink
    September 22, 2014 9:31 am

    Such a pretty card and colors.

  45. September 22, 2014 9:39 am

    Elizabeth is always so creative & here’s another wonderful example! Love the flocked snowflake & stenciled background & the dimension adds so much!

  46. Miriam Prantner permalink
    September 22, 2014 9:41 am

    So pretty! Love the height and that gorgeous pink snowflake!

  47. Kristine Vencel permalink
    September 22, 2014 9:50 am

    Cute card idea & great way to adhere those intricate die cuts!

  48. Carla Hundley permalink
    September 22, 2014 10:18 am

    Wow, so simple but
    packs a punch with
    all the embossing
    and 3D foam!
    Carla from Utah

  49. snazzy jj permalink
    September 22, 2014 10:19 am

    Love the pretty pink snowflake. (what if snow really were pink.)

  50. Deborah S permalink
    September 22, 2014 10:28 am

    What a fun card love the mix of colors and that snow flake finishes off!

  51. Darlene Satkewich permalink
    September 22, 2014 10:30 am

    Great card and the pink snowflake is amazing!

  52. dianemdb1985 permalink
    September 22, 2014 10:36 am

    never realized there were so many different adhesives. thanks for the tutorial. great help for making christmas cards!

  53. Amy C. permalink
    September 22, 2014 10:46 am

    This is such a pretty Christmas card. The flocked snowflake is adorable.

  54. Jean Bullock permalink
    September 22, 2014 10:52 am

    I like the narrow vertical card and the snowflakes are delightful. Oh, there is pink snow. It’s caused by algae.

  55. September 22, 2014 10:57 am

    What a great snowflake. Beautiful card!

  56. Clelie permalink
    September 22, 2014 11:00 am

    So excited to see what else will come to inspire!

  57. September 22, 2014 11:02 am

    Love the fuzzy collage effect on this card. So cozy.

  58. September 22, 2014 11:11 am

    So much lovely interest, texture and dimension … and so deliciously CAS … gorgeous! Anita 🙂

  59. clavell stutzman permalink
    September 22, 2014 11:23 am

    Where are the “hops”? Found my way to Stephanie but there are no prompts for the next stop! Am I missing something?

  60. September 22, 2014 11:26 am

    Beautiful card! I love Penny Black and 3L adhesives! Their mounting squares are the best!

  61. September 22, 2014 11:30 am

    LOVE the pink snowflake! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  62. puffinliz permalink
    September 22, 2014 11:30 am

    This card is so merry & bright!

  63. creativemidlander permalink
    September 22, 2014 11:53 am

    Delightful card! Love the added texture.

  64. Gail Weitzel permalink
    September 22, 2014 11:57 am

    Never considered creating a fuzzy snowflake…this pink one rocks! Thanks for the instructions on how to make this cute card.

  65. September 22, 2014 12:01 pm

    Fantastic! Love how awesome the adhesive is! You know that’s good Adhesive when it can hold flocking powder and give that fantastic result! Love it!

  66. Eunice B permalink
    September 22, 2014 12:10 pm

    lovely card, and nice instructions Would not thought to use tape and flock, nice little touch.

  67. Cathy Homan permalink
    September 22, 2014 12:17 pm

    Unique colors! This will be a card someone remembers!

  68. jen Barnett permalink
    September 22, 2014 12:33 pm

    Like the different pink furry snowflake!

  69. Karen Taggart permalink
    September 22, 2014 12:45 pm

    Love the dimensions on the card and the colors !

  70. Vicki Smith permalink
    September 22, 2014 1:25 pm

    Christmas cards and snowflakes just go together for me. Thank you for the ideas.

  71. Susan permalink
    September 22, 2014 1:32 pm

    A wonderful tag and great use of the adhesives!

  72. Carol B permalink
    September 22, 2014 1:48 pm

    Gorgeous card, love the color scheme!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail (dot) com

  73. September 22, 2014 1:58 pm

    Love the pink, so unexpected for a holiday card!

  74. September 22, 2014 2:41 pm

    Lovely… I do to use flock as snow on my card… it is a great way do it.

  75. Joyce permalink
    September 22, 2014 2:48 pm

    clever ideas

  76. Laraine R permalink
    September 22, 2014 3:09 pm

    Great card!

  77. Linda S. in NE permalink
    September 22, 2014 3:38 pm

    This is a beautiful card. That snowflake looks like it just dropped down from heaven.

  78. September 22, 2014 3:39 pm

    the flocked snowflake is so cute

  79. Janet Sisk permalink
    September 22, 2014 3:42 pm

    Love this card! The flocked snowflake is a great touch. 😀

  80. SUSIE permalink
    September 22, 2014 4:06 pm

    Love the fuzzy pink snowflake..just a tad different to bring out the elements in the card!

  81. September 22, 2014 4:10 pm

    I was curious if you ever thought of changing the
    layout of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve
    got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.

    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two images.

    Maybe you could space it out better?

  82. Yvette Williams permalink
    September 22, 2014 4:30 pm

    Very nice card. Love the soft pink.

  83. lea permalink
    September 22, 2014 5:05 pm

    Love Scrapbook Adhesives and Penny Black stamps! Love that pink snowflake, too!

  84. LynneZ permalink
    September 22, 2014 5:46 pm

    Love all of the details on this card. Thanks so much for a chance to win some great products!

  85. Lucinda permalink
    September 22, 2014 6:14 pm

    I will be making frames and stepping stones for the holidays

  86. September 22, 2014 6:35 pm

    Love the pink snowflake! Perfect touch for the card. Thanks for the chance!

  87. September 22, 2014 6:43 pm

    pink snow is awesome! love a hop!

  88. Robin B. permalink
    September 22, 2014 6:45 pm

    Pretty card! I love the pink snowflake and white background.

  89. Carmen L permalink
    September 22, 2014 7:00 pm

    Love how fluffy the snowflake looks! Lovely!!

  90. September 22, 2014 7:32 pm

    Thank for sharing your beautiful card

  91. Christine Kosmak permalink
    September 22, 2014 7:34 pm

    I have tried flocking with some double-sided sticky sheets that I bought at a Kmart but they barely stick, tried them with glitter too, same thing. It pays to use good quality stuff because the cheap stuff doesn’t always work. Unfortunately being on a carers pension sometimes I can’t afford the good stuff!!!! Great project, I actually thought why not just use chipboard and adhere the die-cut onto that, but these dies don’t cut chipboard do they!!

  92. September 22, 2014 7:48 pm

    That is so soft looking, very awesome, I always have trouble with flocks, but this is cool!

  93. Denise Bryant permalink
    September 22, 2014 8:16 pm

    Fun card! I love the layers and dimension!

  94. Denise Gebalski permalink
    September 22, 2014 8:20 pm

    Great card. Love the colors and the textures. TFS

  95. September 23, 2014 12:27 am

    Such a pretty card ..i love that glittered snowflake !

  96. Darlyne Wagner permalink
    September 23, 2014 12:35 am

    Elizabeth, I love the clean and simple design you used here along with the flocked snowflake. I haven’t seen that before, and I love it! The stenciled dots are great as a background. All in all: a Winner in my book!

  97. ellenmcrawley permalink
    September 23, 2014 3:49 am

    Really interesting ideas. Thanks!

  98. Donna U permalink
    September 23, 2014 6:24 am

    The snowflake just pops on the card. Very nice!

  99. pai permalink
    September 23, 2014 7:01 am

    what a fun and modern design!

  100. September 23, 2014 8:11 am

    Wow! I love that flocked snowflake!

  101. September 23, 2014 9:23 am

    Cute card Heather…as always, you do beautiful work!

  102. September 23, 2014 10:18 am

    Great card! Love the pink snowflake!

  103. September 23, 2014 12:40 pm

    super sympa,quelle jolie création, biz

  104. jamie Vanskiver permalink
    September 23, 2014 1:09 pm

    so pretty and sweet! really a great looking card

  105. Merethe Arstein permalink
    September 23, 2014 1:16 pm

    This way og useing Flock for snow is great.

  106. September 23, 2014 4:02 pm

    Love the flocked snowflake! How easy with the adhesive sheets!

  107. Saundra A. permalink
    September 23, 2014 8:58 pm

    Really like this card. Like the flocking.

  108. Kelly Flaherty permalink
    September 24, 2014 1:50 am

    Elizabeth your card is stunning! I’ve never worked with flocking before but I’m going to order some and try it. Your card is just perfect for the type of card I want to send out this year. Thank you for such a beautiful idea!

  109. September 24, 2014 1:59 am

    Really lovely card! Love the soft snowflake, the flock looks so cool! xxx

  110. Donna Simmons permalink
    September 24, 2014 3:12 am

    I’ll be definitely trying out this idea!

  111. Janet Cobb permalink
    September 24, 2014 6:10 am

    So pretty! Really love the flocked pink snowflake! I like “outside the box, not your typical red & green”!

  112. Sharon permalink
    September 24, 2014 11:14 am

    Love the clean look, with the fuzzy snowflake, love the embossing.

  113. September 24, 2014 12:13 pm

    stunning card – I love the pink!

  114. Patt H. permalink
    September 24, 2014 6:58 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the crushed velvet snowflake.

  115. September 25, 2014 12:42 am

    This is an absolutely magical card!!! I love the wonderful pink snowflake with the pops of red and green against the white background with raised circles! It’s all so whimsical and full of cheer! Thank you for this most delightful and inspiring card Elizabeth! 🙂

  116. Deb Jennings permalink
    September 25, 2014 6:14 am

    love the simplicity of the card and I love the flocking of the snowflake. Thanks for the clear instructions… I will have to try that.

  117. terri feierabend permalink
    September 25, 2014 6:57 am

    Love the snowflake

  118. September 25, 2014 9:18 am

    Simple and elegant, I love the look of this card.

  119. September 25, 2014 12:09 pm

    frais et très charmant, biz

  120. September 25, 2014 10:19 pm

    The fuzzy snowflake is adorable. Such a pretty and sweet card!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  121. September 26, 2014 1:42 am

    Such a beautiful idea! A pink snowflake, well I would never have thought that up myself! Dimension can add so much to a card too. Great idea and techniques, thank you!

  122. Julia permalink
    September 26, 2014 3:20 am

    Love it! This is what I need to get inspired to start making my Christmas cards!

  123. Pat Sakrismo permalink
    September 26, 2014 12:45 pm

    Love the snowflake!!

  124. September 28, 2014 1:12 am

    Love this card, the colors and the dimension of the snowflake! Great job. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  125. NancyR permalink
    October 1, 2014 4:39 pm

    I really love the non-traditional colors on this card and how the different dimensions were achieved!

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