Wednesday, June 19, 2013

CardMaker Scrapbook Adhesives 3L Blog Hop!

Good morning!
Today the CardMaker team is joining the
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
team to showcase their company's amazing adhesives and crafting products. 

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® is sponsoring two Adhesive Prize packages worth $25 each. One winner will be randomly drawn from comments on the Crafty Power Blog, and the other will be randomly drawn from comments on the participating blog posts.  Be sure to comment on each blog for your chances to win. The contest is open from June 19, 8:00 am EST, until June 21, 8:00 am EST. Winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Blog!
Here are a few of my favorite adhesives that they carry:  EZ Runner White Permanent Adhesive, which holds so well and comes off the roll ridiculously smooth and fast,  easy to apply just where you need it, and White and Black 3D Foam Squares.  
 The way some people feel every card is better with a bow, I believe most every card need popped up element!  Most often I use the white squares since my popped up elements are usually stamped on white cardstock, but when you pop up dark elements, black are the best choice, being more discreet underneath when holding a project at an angle. I use runner adhesive and foam squares on virtually every project I make, even though they aren't seen, they are the wind beneath my cards' wings! :) The right adhesives make a world of difference.
Just imagine, this card would look so much different without some foam squares to hold up the stamped lattice background, the flower and the sentiment tag!

Supplies used:   EZ Runner White Permanent Adhesive, White3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® , Pretty Patterns 2, A Year of Flowers 2 and Nature's Greetings stamp sets, Pretty Patterns 2 and A Year of Flowers 2 Studio cut files, white brads, Ocean Mist and Turquoise Sea premium ink pads, Pure Luxury Sweet Mango, White  Blue Raspberry cardstock from Gina K. Designs Copics  B00 and BG05, die cutting machine & Petite Labels One dies S3-205 by Spellbinders .

I also have a soft spot for the way some of their tape runners allow you to add a favorite photo to the side of the dispenser.  While not absolutely necessary for the crafting process, why not incorporate good design and great memories when you're designing?  Certainly makes me smile :)

Next on our hop is Shell Carman. 
Shell's blog is having some technical difficulties for some this morning, so if you have trouble accessing it or any of her links, please go to Ivanka's blog.  Thanks!  Full link list is also found below.

56 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Melanie! Love the popped up image and great colors!

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  2. I totally agree about popping at least some element on the card. It makes such a difference. Love this card you have shared.

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  4. bonjour

    merci pour cette opportunité je participe avec plaisir

    bises

    nini

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  5. Very pretty. I like the popped up lattice background.

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  6. Wouldn't mind getting this card for my Birthday. Very nice.

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  7. Very lovely! I hope I can do a card similar to this but without the cut file as I don't have a silhouette.

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  8. This is so very lovely and LOVE the color combination! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love the background of this card as well as the color combination. Tks for sharing!

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  10. I agree, dimension on a card is always a nice touch. I love that the lattice layer is popped up, what a great look. LOVE the card!

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  11. I love the lattice and your coloring techniques! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Lovely card....thank you too for the chance to win! Always appreciate your inspiration!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  13. I agree, Melanie - every card looks better with a least one item popped up. Great card!

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  14. Popping up items adds such great dimension to cards. I use them all the time as well. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  15. Love dimensionals. Thanks for the great card idea.

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  16. Love you card. It has such a tropical vibe with the colors and the die cut. TFS

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  17. You are so talented! Love your cards.

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  18. Another Beautiful card

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  19. What a poppingly cool card. I love cards that pop and you did a great job on this fun and colorful card!

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  20. SUPER CARD Melanie!!! I believe that lattice design is REALLY IN right now! I've not heard of the DARK or black, POP-UP FOAM PIECES/ DIMENSIONALS! :) THANKS for the TIP !!!!!!!!! :)

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  21. Gorgeous card, Melanie! I'm with you on giving card elements a little lift. I do it on almost every card I make and I can't do it without the 3D Foam Squares!

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  22. dimensional adhesive makes a card love the colors and design of your card

    Barb Housner

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  23. Beautiful, love the lattice background.

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  24. I totally agree about popped up elements being a necessity! You certainly added so much interest with all the popped up layers on your card! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. Love your card and popping up elements makes everything better!!

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  26. Love the die cut background. Beautiful card!!

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  27. Wow...stunning and agree with your comment about the pop dots and lattice!

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  28. I totally love the orange and teal you have on this card! So awesome and you're right I think dimensionals often make the card.

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  29. Mel, I love your art and your books. I learn so much from what you share. Thank you.

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  30. I'm a pop-up-holiday, so I totally agree! Love everything you create, sweet lady! Hugs...

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  31. I have tried every known 3D Dimensional on the market & my favorite, by far, is made by Scrapbook Adhesives! Love their products! Love this card, too, Melanie. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  32. I love this card so much!! The colors are so vibrant Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  33. You are right! THe dimension adds a lot, beautiful card. TFS

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  34. Beautiful stamping! Love this card!

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  35. Enjoyed being reminded about using the pop up dots,,,,,I havn't done that for awhile, so many options. Great card.

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  36. I hardly ever create without some form of 'popping', so I'm totally with you on that one. I LOVE your card!

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  37. Love the color combo. It is so bright and cheerful. I agree with your comments about 3L. Thanks

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  38. Beautiful card. I love pop up features on a card.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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  39. Love the dimension on the card, those little squares are key!

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  40. The card is so pretty, and I agree, the dimension really makes it fabulous.

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  41. What a fabulously bold and delightful card, Melanie! (And yes I am a long-time lover of dimension in stamping!)

    Bev
    TexasGrammy

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  42. I love the color combination you used - not one I would have thought of but it's beautiful

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  43. Just love a good adhesive!! Great card.

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  46. Awesome cards and inspiration, thank you so much.

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