Sunday, September 21, 2014

Floral and Fall Collections are perfect together . amazing mix of colours

HI Bev here today..... super excited to share  a few things with you today.... starting with 
this easy but fun card with super colour combo.
I used Robin's Nest paper from the Floral Collection - Honeycomb Daisy Glitter paper
and added base brown cardstock which I punched 
with Kreaxions  Punch # 920 and also used the throw away negative piece too.
I mounted the vertical punched and negative piece along with the flip
side of the paper which was striped placed to the side to leave 
the fabulous florals still visible to the eye. 
I used a Scrap Much sketch from the Cancer Fund raising Crop.
The layers of circles are cut using Kreaxions Circle Cutter. 
It cut through paper and also the cork board for great textuer look
It is the best out ther and cuts to a 10" circle on very small cutting surface.
I ink stamped the sentiment and matted it. Using Signo white gel pen 
I added some stitch lines for even more depth. 
I then topped it off with the circular accent and the sentiment.


This card started with a brown base for the background.
 The fabulous Leaf Glitter Cardstock is so full of fun colours 
 which is perfect to start this card.
I then grabbed the bright orange cardstock to punch the border using Kreaxions #920.
To give it the fall rustic touch I added a strip border of corkboard tied with twine.
The rubon stickers were put on white cardstock to pop them, fussy cut trimmed 
and mounted on the bottom of the card. Fabulous Thanksgiving card.


I always love sharing a layout of some kind and the super fun 
bright card above inspired this page.
I started with a brown cardstock base, added a verical centre piece using 
the Leaf Glitter Cardstock which I added stitching to the out edges.
Horizontal through the centre I put the reverse striped side of the paper.
Now using the fun bright orange and red cardstock I made some borders.
One is Kreaxions #920 punched and the other is Signo white gel pen stitched.
After positioning the photo I grabbed some Paper House 3D accents that fit the 
occasion perfectly... the turkey, title and journal strips.. but the upper left corner
needed something.. so grabbing a piece of burlap, fraying the edges and 
topping it with the 3D tree sticker was the finishing touch.

Thanks for visiting today.. come back again as we share regularly to you.

Halloween Lantern

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I usually create a table centerpiece each year. This year, I decided to design an SVG cut file for a 3D lantern, which I created with the spooky Halloween Collection from The Robin's Nest.

When you think of Halloween, what colors come to mind? For me, it's the mixture of colors in the Halloween Collection. The bright orange, green and purple against the black background was perfect for the lantern centerpiece.

The pillars of the lantern were cut from Glitter Ghosts Cardstock. The lantern top was cut from Purple Bats Glitter Cardstock and the top panels were cut from Halloween Stripe Glitter Cardstock. The lantern base and pillar covers were cut from Pumpkins Glitter Cardstock and the lantern ceiling and floor were cut from Orange Crackle Glitter Cardstock.

The first step was to glue the sides of the lantern together and then glue one support to the inside of each pillar. I really like the little ghosts pattern on the Glitter Ghosts Cardstock. It gives the illusion that the ghosts are floating around the inside of the lantern. The floor of the lantern is one point of interest, so I used the colorful Orange Crackle Glitter Cardstock. Finally, I glued the front covers, cut from the Pumpkins Glitter Cardstock, to the outside of lantern pillars.

Next I glued the lantern top pieces together. To add a little Halloween bling, I covered the underneath of the top, the ceiling of the lantern, with Orange Crackle Glitter Cardstock. I covered each side of the top with a panel cut from Halloween Stripe Glitter Cardstock.

Next, I glued the lantern base together. As with the lantern front pieces, the base was also cut from Pumpkins Glitter Cardstock. I then glued the pillars onto the base.

The last step was to glue the lantern top to the lantern. Now we are ready to add the Halloween details that make up the lantern centerpiece.

The SVG print and cut file for the small 4 inches high coffin comes with the skeleton face picture, frame, bat and RIP gravestone. The coffin was cut from the Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock and fits perfectly inside the lantern.

I added a little purple tulle around the top and bottom of the lantern, draping the tulle as it was done in those old horse drawn hearses. I added a little moss, a gravestone and the coffin inside the lantern. The bats flying around the outside were cut from Purple Crackle Glitter Cardstock.

The skeleton is sitting on more moss and wearing a hat cut from the reverse side of the Camo Ghost Glitter Cardstock. To add more bling, I wrapped the hat with tinsel twine. He’s holding an sign made from the Halloween Rub-ons. I added wire to a couple of the Purple Crackle Glitter Cardstock bats and glued them around the skeleton.

Supplies list:

Purple Bats Glitter Cardstock
Pumpkins Glitter Cardstock
Orange Crackle Glitter Card stock
Black Bats Glitter Cardstock
Halloween Stripe Glitter Cardstock
Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock
Purple Crackle Glitter Cardstock
Camo Ghost Glitter Cardstock
Glitter Ghosts Cardstock
Halloween Rub-on
Skeleton from Alpha Stamps
Tim Holtz idea-ology Tinsel Twine from Jo Ann Fabrics
Purple Tulle from Jo Ann Fabrics

Thanks for coming. I hope you enjoyed this project using The Robin’s Nest Collections. Grab it while it's on sale!


Silhouette SVG print and cut files available at dCipollo Designs.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Trick or Treat

Hi, it's Joan and I'm here today to share a scrapbook page I made. Milo & Liam (my great-nephews) went trick or treating last year dressed as Batman and Spiderman. Their neighborhood has a parade which was led by a fire truck. They had a good time being in the parade, seeing the fire truck and eating candy!

I used the Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock for this page. I backed that paper onto the Wineberry Glitter Cardstock. Next, I added orange dew drops to each spiderweb. I matted the 5"x7" photo onto a Purple Crackle Glitter Cardstock mat. A strip of the Distressed Honeycomb cardstock (B side of Boo Words Glitter Cardstock) was added behind the photo.

The final touches were: Halloween sticker used as the title, glitter pumpkins with a bat sticker and a spider rub on added, "scary, scary, oh so scary" rub on added underneath journaling, part of a tag sticker used for journaling, white letters.

Thanks for stopping by today - be sure to check out the Robin's Nest store for lots of fun Halloween papers and embellishments!

Craft Engineer

Do you see the button across the top of this blog??  See the one called Craft Engineer
Starting OCT 1st

click that button to enter this contest.

We are looking for your best - most exciting craft project ever


1)  Design any project using 75% of The Robin's Nest products. 
2)   Link it up to this page - see Link Up below
 3)  Vote for the best project. 
4)  TELL a FRIEND...

 Oct 1 - November 15, 2014

1st Place Prize
$500 in Products from The Robin Nest Website
2nd Place Prize
$250.00 in Product from The Robin Nest Website
3rd Place Prize
$100.00 in Product from The Robin Nest Website

The 1st Place Prize Winner will also have $500 product donated to their local craft store.
This is a perfect opportunity to support your local businesses.

Add your Project to our Link up between Oct 1 and November 15
Start here - Link Up your Project

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Girls

Sweet Wednesday!

Robin here today.
I am all done with the blues!

Now on to girls!

Here is singlely my favorite picture of Jake and Britney's girls.

I'm not sure what it is that I love so much about this photo,
maybe that the colors are so subdued. 
Now that this scrapbook page is finished, I am going to frame it
and put it up somewhere in the house.

This photo has been up on a board above my scrapbook
desk ever since it was printed.
I soooo love it.

I so love the combination of these papers!
Grays,and peach.

Products used:
Glitter Discovery Girl Cardstock both sides
Black Toile CS (retired)
Classified CS (retired)
Wedding Cutouts CS
Brown 6mm dew drops
Bird of Paradise Dew drops
Discovery Girl Rub ons 
Brown/green tear drops
Black Glitter Dot CS

Love my Little Girls!!!!!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Give Thanks for Fall

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today playing with some amazing Robin's Nest papers and rub-ons.

I used the Fall rub-ons to create all the focal points of this card.  They are easy to use and go on smoothly with no issues.  The Turkey Glitter Cardstock was cut so I could use the flourishes on one card and the turkey on the other.  The rub-on turkey was die cut into a circle and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  The rub-on leaves were added around the sentiment.

I created this Thanksgiving card with a Spellbinder die, cutting the striped side of the Leaf Glitter Cardstock to fit.  The leaves were fussy cut from the same paper and added to the card front.  The turkey was fussy cut from the Turkey Glitter Cardstock and inked before adding it to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

The sentiment is from the Fall rub-ons and I tucked it amongst the flourishes and the turkey.

Inside I used the same  Leaf Glitter Cardstock, using the striped side first, then the leaves on top.  Happy Thanksgiving was stamped on white cardstock and added to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Non hallowen cover :)

Hi all my friends :)
How are you today? Everything ok?
I'm really, that I can show you my latest project :) An unusual project, unusal design and unusual use Ghost Little friend :)
As you know I like to experiment and my cover is just an experiment: how to use Halloween collection in non-halloween way? It is possible?
Of course! See for yourself :)

Unfortunately my camera had the vagaries and not see some steps , so if you have any questions, ask in the comments please :)

Heart it hurt me when I mess up the ghost, but I can not to use it as the ghost.. I still crying for him..:(

I use:

 old cover,
past 3d and mask
washi tape
stamps and ink pad

Thank you for your attention, I greet and wish you a great week :)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Spook up some fun with this altered art Halloween tag book

With the season of ghosts and goblins fast approaching, I couldn’t wait to share my altered art Halloween Book featuring many of the Robin’s Nest spooktacular Halloween Collection.

Hello! Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope here wishing everyone a Bootiful autumn. Altering books is one of my favorite activities. With so many options available--from pre-made books found at craft stores to repurposed children’s books to making books from scratch--I find making altered books almost as irresistible as sneaking Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cups out of my kids’ trick or treat bags. Please note that emphasis on almost, because, well, I really like Reese's.

The good news is that creating altered books can be as easy or difficult as you choose. My HANDy Skeleton book was fairly easy, albeit a little time-consuming to make.

The Cover 

Step 1 Stamp dark orange ink onto a piece of facial tissue, thoroughly covering the surface. Dilute craft glue with water. Cover an inexpensive skeleton trinket with glue mixture. Then, wrap skeleton with the orange tissue. Use a pointed object to press the tissue into all the crevices to allow the texture of the hand to show through the tissue. Cover with another layer of diluted glue and let dry. Because the tissue tears so easily, do not trim any excess tissue until the tissue is completely dry.

Step 2 On a non-stick surface, squeeze hot glue into a shape that mimics a skeletal wrist and forearm. After it hardens, add additional smaller strings of hot glue to create vein-like texture on top of the arm. Cover with diluted glue mixture and wrap with the orange tissue, again pressing the tissue into all the crevices. Cover tissue with the diluted glue and let dry. Accent with a black marker. After the tissue is dry, carefully trim any excess tissue.

Step 3 Slightly separate wire binding and take book apart. Cut Orange Bones Cardstock to the fit three pieces of front cover, lining up bones between pieces. Make two of the front pieces one inch longer than the actual cover and score them one inch from one end. Adhere papers to cover pieces, folding over and adhering the one inch on inside. Blend orange ink over paper to give a slight orange hue.

Step 4 Using an X-acto knife, cut out the holes that will be used for the binding.

Step 5 Using Orange Crackle Glitter Cardstock, repeat the cutting and adhering process for inside cover, except reduce length by 1 inch on two front pieces.

Step 6 Cut smaller pieces of solid orange cardstock to cover the small inside cover piece that is opposite the binding.

Step 7 Again use the X-acto knife to cut out punches for binding. Then cut the arch that is used to connect the cover.

Step 8 Adhere ribbon on inside seams of cover and twine on outside vertical seams.

Envelope Pages

Step 1 Cut flaps off envelope pages.

Step 2 Using the Robin’s Nest Halloween Collection and coordinating solid color cardstock, cut paper to fit the front and back of each envelope. Place decorative paper on front of each envelope and a solid color cardstock on each back.

Step 3 Decorate pages using items from the Halloween Collection and your personal ephemera collection.


Step 1 For the tags I used a technique I learned from the amazing Tammy Tutterow. Wrinkle Kraft Glassine paper to make cracks in the finish. Then apply Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink to the surface of the tag. After a few minutes blot off excess ink and dry the tags with a heat tool. After drying, mist the Glassine with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist. Bronze would also work well for this. After letting the paper sit for a few minutes, blot off the excess and dry them with a heat tool. Then add Black Soot Distress Ink to the edges and let dry. 

Step 2 Adhere the glassine paper to the front and back of tags that fit inside the envelope pages and trim to the size of the tag. Punch a hole in the glassine over the location of the tag’s original hole.

Step 3 Apply elements from the Robin’s Nest Halloween Collection and your personal collection to each tag. Thread ribbon adorned with trinkets through each of the tags.

Step 4 Reassemble the book.

Now that your amazing book is complete, you can add your own pictures of your favorite trick or treaters through the years. Or, if you can bear to part with your new book, it will make a perfect gift for aunts, uncles and grandparents.   

Stuff I used

Halloween Stickers
Cardstock in assorted solid colors
Cardstock from Rusty Pickle--R.I.P.
Envelope tag book with tags
Skeleton hand from Halloween supply store
Facial tissue
Orange and soot black inks
Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist
Divine Twine
Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine
Assorted ephemera, stickers and trinkets from personal collection
Hot glue
Craft glue

Fall Moments

A friend took this picture when Catherine was 7 weeks old.  On a whim since it was the fall season she brought this cute little basket and hat, it was just magical.  She looked so cute, staring right at the camera with this adorable expression.  It is priceless!!

I used the lovely fall collection of papers from the The Robin's Nest to create this layout.  For info and close up pictures about this layout please take a look at The Robin's Nest Blog.

I used the beautiful Boo Words glitter cardstock for the background, on the backside of the paper is this distressed honey colored textured paper, perfect as a background!!  I then used the Glitter leaf paper and cut out 2 of the orange leaves and layered them under the picture of the left and right.  Here you can see them on the right under the journal strips.  I also used the Brown glitter cardstock as a few of my layers.  I also added in the orange and gold Dew Drops to the chipboard swirls under the picture and also to the corner swirl.  I added the orange diamond Dew Drop to the chipboard frame just under the picture.

I used the Witch Accessories Glitter Cardstock which is a dark brown cardstock with orange glitter hats and brooms on it to create the punched doily around the layout.  You cannot see the shapes of the hats and brooms but it gives this wonderful glittery feel tot he doily.  You can also see some of the Fall Rub-On leaves and the word "fall" layered on the backside of the Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock.

I layered the super cute Pumpkin Glitter Chipboard under the title and the dark brown Dew Drop studded chipboard, you can never have enough glitter!!  Here you can also see more Fall Rub-on leaves and the Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock.
It has not started to feel like fall yet here in Texas, but playing with all these fall colors and embellishments makes me wish for those crisp autumn days!!

Supplies Used
Chipboard - Bo Bunny & Memory Maze & Want2Scrap
Stickers - Paper House Productions
Flowers - Prima
Paint - Martha Stewart & Tattered Angels
Glitter - Art Glitter
Ink - Prima
Trims - May Arts Ribbons
Stamp - Heartfelt Creations
Pen - Sakura
Adhesive - Scotch & Beacon
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