3D Foam Adhesive Shapes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


I ran across a bunch of great things at the Summer 2013 Create-N-Connect #CHAshow… and these little gems are one of them. Literally stopping me in my tracks, 3D Foam Adhesive Shapes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L are a great blend of form and function in a convenient package.

3D Foam Shapes by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

These foam sheets have adhesive on both sides, protected by release paper. However, instead of your simple dots or squares, these foam stickers have fun SHAPES… such as hearts, wings, flowers, snowflakes, stars, rectangles, even a mix of winter holiday images!

Here’s how they are described on the website:

Create custom embellishments with glitter, foils, embossing powder and more. 
High-tack clear adhesive 
Perfect for cards, scrapbooks and mixed media, great for school projects too! 
Can even be heat embossed 
Wear your adhesive on the outside and decorate with glitter, flocking, foils, embossing powder, etc. 
Easy release liner 

Now let’s take a closer look!

3D Foam Shapes by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Shapes are cleanly die-cut through and through- nice sharp lines and edges, no dangling liner bits.

3D Foam Shapes by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Very thin- only the thickness of a dime. You cold double them up if you wanted more dimension.

Now let’s swatch test. 3D Foam Shapes by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L-swatch test

I was highly doubtful that it would actually take the heat from embossing. Consider me corrected! I embossed two different samples and while the release paper around it bubbled a bit, the adhesive and foam both withstood the heat gun. WOW!

I made you a video to show you both the swatches in better detail and some of my finished projects. Take a look:

Now, about that last tip. I DO recommend placing the 3D Foam Adhesive Shape on your project BEFORE you add your glitter, foil, etc. Take a look at this:

3D Foam Shapes by Scrapbook Adhesives


See those nicks? That’s where I used my paper-piercing awl to remove the release paper inside the shape while it was still in the full sheet. I think if you removed the sticker from the backing FIRST, then lifted the release paper up from the edge you’d get fewer (like no) nicks. Then the foil or powders would have a nicer, smoother surface. With the glitter and flocking it’s not such a big deal- but the smooth surface is imperative for the foils, chalks, and powders. 

Now let’s take a closer look at my cards!

3D Foam Shapes by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Cards By Jenny Barnett Rohrs 3D Foam Shapes by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Cards By Jenny Barnett Rohrs 3D Foam Shapes by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Cards By Jenny Barnett Rohrs

I really enjoyed these and I’m going to spend part of this weekend making some more cards with them- it’s SO easy to get that custom focal point!

Now, I looked online and Scrapbook Adhesives doesn’t have all of these listed on their website quite yet, but keep checking and ask for them at your LSS! (Read: I don’t have pricing info at this time.)

I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments, and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about them.

OOOHHHH!!! One last thing. I’m going to pick  THREE commenters randomly next Friday and I’ll send EACH a pack of shapes to play with. : ) Deadline is August 30, 2013. So leave me a comment! : )


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  1. Cynthia Bell-Moores says

    Wonderful tutorial. I love all the ideas you came up with to decorate the bellies.

    Thanx, Cyn

  2. mary scott says

    Again, thank you for finding a new product that I have to have. You do all of the “testing” for us and now I can see how they can be used. Thanks!

  3. Christy Kalbhin says

    why did you use an awl to remove the paper? Is it difficult to remove or is that just a standard technique for you? I love that these are embossable!

  4. Kim P. says

    I love the idea of foam adhesive shapes. Thanks for all the ideas on how to use these. Never would have thought to use perfect pearls.

  5. Lilie says

    I can’t believe there are so many different products coming up all the time. Each one even better. Thank you for the video and the info.

  6. Meranda says

    I like this idea. Kind of reminds me of the thickers you can put glitter on and decorate because they’re sticky. Sounds fun!

  7. says

    Christy- because they shapes were still in the foam sheet, there wasn’t an easy way to peel the paper off. So I used an awl. My point was that if the shapes were already on your project it would be easier to lift off the corner and not mar the foam or adhesive.

  8. Diane says

    The 3-D Foam Adhesive Shapes by Scrapbook Adhesives are BEAUTIFUL! There are SO many ways to use them & make your projects stand out. It’s especially nice that there are no little edges hanging onto the sides. I can’t wait until I find them in my local craft stores!

  9. Debbie says

    So Pretty! I love these and the great cards you made with them! (Especially the blinged out one!)

  10. Phyllis Strickland says

    What an awesome find! Thanks for doing all the testing and legwork for us. This a a fabulous review and your video is the best.

  11. says

    What a great idea to have sticky puffy shapes! I’d love to play with some of these. Thanks for the info and I can’t wait for them to show up locally.

  12. Amycats says

    These look like fun, and really give the cards that extra zip. Would love to play with these.

  13. Adrennia says

    Thanks for sharing and testing this product. I am very interested in trying this product.

  14. LinhC says

    I love all the new products that have adhesives already on them. Makes crafting so much easier!

  15. Laurie Hunt says

    These do look like fun! I’d love an opportunity to build some myself! Thanks for the opportunity!

  16. Carla Hundley says

    Thanks for testing these.
    They look really fun to
    use and easy.
    Carla from Utah

  17. Katie Scott says

    These are just too darn cool! I mean really, a thoughtful crafter thought that up! Thanks again and I will be looking for these fo’sure:-)

  18. Tiffani says

    Those look really cool! I think I will get some for my son (my partner-in-craft) and I to try together! With school starting, we now have to schedule our craft time after homework or on weekends. :(

  19. Dale Rose Stream says

    Jenny, I’m so glad that I remembered to come back and read/watch your review! I had originally thought that these items were sized to match a particular line’s diecuts, popping them up! You can do SO much more with these that I would not have thought of. I have some foiling sheets that I’ve had for YEARS, yes, years… that I haven’t played with since I initially purchased them… out they come! THANKS so much for another great, thorough, honest review!

  20. LINDA says

    Thanks for sharing your ideas! I have tried the heart shapes and love them. They certainly are versatile. Thanks for a chance to win!

  21. Leslie Yowell says

    Thanks for the introduction to a new product. Great review. These will make card making super easy. Love all the experiments you did so we don’t have to.

  22. Shannon VanderYacht says

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful product. I can’t wait to try it, and create the unknown.