Friday, October 24, 2014

Anytime Gift Card Holder

 What better way to show your appreciation to someone, than with a decorative gift card holder?
These can hold gift cards, money and even special notes!

 Materials used:
Valentine Stripe
Glitter Black Swirl
Mini Dew Drops
White cardstock
Sizzix Stampin Up - Top Note Die
Washi Tape
Sentiment Stamp
Silver leafing pen
Markers
1 Brad, Rhinestones
Tacky Glue
Hole punch or exacto knife
Scissors

 Using your die cutting machine and the top note cut out the papers you see above.
 The solid color is the  backside of Valentine Stripe.
Cut in half the white top note as shown, stamp with sentiment, add washi tape and edge with silver pen.
 Trim the Black Glitter Swirl along the perforated edge of the top note.
This will allow it to sit inside the solid color note.
Color in the Black Glitter Swirl, edge with the silver leaving pen and glue to the solid note.


 Trim the half note along the edges, then add a thin line of glue to the outer edge.
Place this on the Valentine Stripe.
 If you don't have a tiny hole punch, you can make a hole in the top left corner of the holder by simply placing both cards together onto a unused part of the top note die and make a hole with the exacto knife.
The die will protect your work space.
 Attach your brad, Mini Dew Drops and rhinestones. 
Make one for your child's teacher, the crossing guard, a friend, family or even as stocking stuffers!
~Michelle Frae Cummings

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tablescape for Halloween

Hello friends!

Robin's Wednesday.

I love to set the table for special occasions,
and for everyday.  So I am always
trying to come up with new ways to
set our table.

I love to shop the second hand stores to find new (to me)
dishes to have to set new tablescapes.

It sometimes is hard to find really good finds,
but just recently I found some black dishes.
Perfect, I thought, for
Halloween!

So here is my tablescape for Halloween.


I found  diamond shape fabric at JoAnns,
I just bought 2 yards and put it on top of a white 
tablecloth.
Then under each of my plates I put a sheet of 
black glitter spiderweb cardstock
found on our website


A princess pumpkin for my centerpiece on the table
topped with a black crow and black and orange diamond ribbon.


I bought 4 white plates at the dollar store and colored them in 
black felt pens to make the diamond plates.


In my garden I grew these cute mini white pumpkins.


White charger plates and black dinner and salad plates were found
at the second hand store.


I added a 'O" tag in black for O'Crowley.


The white and gray salad plate is from my mother's
china that our family would eat off on special occasions
.

This turned out to be such a cute tablescape.
It makes the kitchen/dinning area feel so festive!


Hope you have a fun Halloween.


It's just so fun to have this in the house!


See how fun just a piece of 12x12 paper can add to you 
tablescape!


Have a great October!

Ciao,

Robin




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fleur Frenzy

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today playing with some amazing Robin's Nest papers.  This month we are working with the Fleur Collection.  These papers come in lovely shades of orange, yellow, blue, purple and more.



Starting with green cardstock, I added Green Fleur cardstock on top.  Then I tore a section of the striped side and added it to the left side of the card.  I fussy cut a large area of the card which resembles a leaf, inked it with brown ink and matted it with green cardstock, before adding it to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

 
I added a series of Piano Dew Drops along the center of the leaf.  A sentiment was stamped on white cardstock inked with brown ink and matted with green cardstock.  Several  Dark Vanilla Dew Drops were added to the sentiment. 
 

Next, I created an easel card using the Honeycomb Fleur cardstock.



I created an assortment of layers from both sides of the cardstock, using the striped paper for the base of the card. 


 
White cardstock was added between the layers and all layers were inked with brown ink before assembling.  Some twine was wrapped around the top panel and the sentiment was stamped in brown ink directly on the Honeycomb Fleur cardstock.    The striped paper can be seen just peeking out of the upper portion of the easel card.  A sentiment was stamped on white cardstock, inked with brown and matted on the Honeycomb Fleur cardstock.  Several Goldenberry Dew Drops were added around the card.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Treat Boxes by Mallika

Hello My Crafty Friends,
This is your video design team member Mallika here again after a long break.
I am extremely sorry for being MIA. I had been dealing with alot of health and family issues.
Our design team coordinator has been super helpful in supporting my absence and giving me extra time. I really thank you Terri from the bottom of my heart.
So today I have a brand new video for all of you. I have made these cute Halloween Boxes. They are perfect to fill up candies, treats or even ghost :D
Please click here to go straight to the Video.
Have a great day
Hugs
Mallika





Happy LO :)

Hi Everyone :)
Kasia here today with a scrapbook layout with a foto of my grandmother.. :)
I really like this photo, because it shows that my grandmather was also once a small girl not only the woman always works.. ahahhha :)




Owl I found between the old pictures on the Loft...


 Videos which I am doing may not be longer than 14 min. so I can not show everything..
How do you have questions, please write in the comments :)
And here you can see tutorial :



I use:


and:

clipboard
owl pendant
punch
3d past
ink and stamps
gloss accent

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shabby Chic Fleur Box

Two of my favorite patterns are stripes and Fleurs. Add a dusty plum and blue color scheme and a little glitter and you have the Fleur-de-li Collection, perfect for this shabby chic box full of bling. I decided to use the stripes as the background of the design and the Fleur pattern for the embellishments. Here is how I altered this Card Box from Walnut Hollow.



The first step was to paint the box a very dark blue and cut the outside panels from the Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock. I cut the panels 1/8 inch smaller than the sides, top and bottom of the box. When the panels were glued onto the box, the missing 1/8 inch allowed the dark blue to work as the border between the panels.



Switching to the Plum Fleur Cardstock, I finished the inside of the box in the same way.



Next I worked on the design details. The focal point of the design was a grouping of two large roses, several rosebuds, leaves and twisted gold wire.



The largest rose was made from Plum Fleur Cardstock and the other rose from Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock. The rosebuds were cut from both the Fleur and Stripe sides of the same cardstock. I cut several leaves in various sizes from Olive/Stripe Cardstock.



Using a hand made stencil, I experimented with the placement of a swirl design.



After deciding to use only the larger group of swirls, I lightly drew the design onto the top of the box. I then glued Pearl White Round Dew Drops from the Classified Mini Dew Drops along the curved lines.



The next step was to add a detail to the corners using a Black Dew Drop and three Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops. After twisting the gold wire around a pencil, I added three pieces of the twisted wire to the group of roses.



Supplies list:

Card Box from Walnut Hollow
Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock
Plum Fleur Cardstock
Black Fleur-de-lis on White Glitter Cardstock
Olive/Stripe Cardstock
Discovery Girl Glitter Cardstock
Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops
Black Dew Drops
Classified Mini Dew Drops

Products pictured in box:

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys (joann.com)
Blue Moon Beads Metal Pendant Key Assorted (joann.com)
Twisted Gold Wire (joann.com)
Twisted Purple Wire (joann.com)
Jewelry Craft Poly Metallic Braided Cord (joann.com)
Washi Tape (whimseybox.com)
Tim Holtz idea-ology Corked Vials (joann.com)
idea-ology Tinsel Twine (joann.com)

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

~Diane

Silhouette SVG cut files available at dCipollo Designs.

Sewing Accessories for the Shabby Chic Fleur Box

In the previous blog post, I talked about the altered box project that I made from the Card Box from Walnut Hollow and the Robin's Nest Fleur-de-li Collection. So what did I put in the box?



Like most crafters who love bling, I have several pieces of hand colored seam binding, ribbons, metal keys, colored wire, doll parts and of course Dew Drops. I decided to fill the box with my favorite bling.



I used the Thread Card SVG cut file to cut thread cards in two designs, as well as the scissors and hat pin holders from the Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock, Plum Fleur Cardstock, Black Fleur-de-lis on White Glitter Cardstock and Discovery Girl Glitter Cardstock.



Just cut the pieces with your Silhouette Cameo, glue together and darken the edges with stamp ink.



I filled the tread cards with ribbons and a couple of glass vials with Dew Drops. Then I placed them in the box, along with the other bling.



Supplies list:

Card Box from Walnut Hollow
Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen Cardstock
Plum Fleur Cardstock
Black Fleur-de-lis on White Glitter Cardstock
Olive/Stripe Cardstock
Discovery Girl Glitter Cardstock
Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops
Black Dew Drops
Classified Mini Dew Drops

Products pictured in box:

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys (joann.com)
Blue Moon Beads Metal Pendant Key Assorted (joann.com)
Twisted Gold Wire (joann.com)
Twisted Purple Wire (joann.com)
Jewelry Craft Poly Metallic Braided Cord (joann.com)
Washi Tape (whimseybox.com)
Tim Holtz idea-ology Corked Vials (joann.com)
idea-ology Tinsel Twine (joann.com)

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

~Diane

Silhouette SVG cut files available at dCipollo Designs.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Timeflies Layout

Hi, Joan here with a scrapbook layout of my great-niece. The picture shows Aria this past summer. I think she looks so grown up - I can remember when she was just a baby and now she's 3 years old!!

This is my second layout using the fabulous Fleur papers from The Robin's Nest. I am so in love with these papers!! They are beautiful and have a wonderful linen look and feel to them. For this page, I used the Fleur Blue, the Fleur Honeycomb and the Fleur Tropicana papers. I also used the white glitter cardstock as a photo mat. The teal glitter cardstock and other glitter cardstocks were also used on the page. A piece was cut from the Black Fleur de Lis on White Glitter Cardstock and layered under the photo mats.

I used the clock from the Time Flies Rub On sheet, rubbed it onto white cardstock and then layered it under the teal glitter cardstock. The words from the rub on sheet were added above the white foam numbers, near the bottom of the page.

I cut a doily, punched a scallop, the word love and flowers to add to the page. Mini Dew Drops were added to the centers of the flowers and the doily.

I love the combination of the glitter cardstocks and the Fleur papers on this layout! Don't forget to visit The Robin's Nest online store and buy these for yourself! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween 2009

Hello on this wonderful
Wednesday morning!

Robin's Wednesday Posts

Today I have decided to scrapbook a few pictures from
years past.  Dana and I left on our mission to Africa
in 2009.  I had printed the pictures we took in the
fall, but never had time to get them onto a scrapbook page.

So I am catching up this year,
and it just brings back some wonderful memories.

The end of 2008 and  most of 2009 found our daughter in law
Robyn in our home town for the year while our son Josh
was in Afghanistan.  We created some wonderful memories that
year, at the end of 2009 Josh came back, alive I might add,
and we had about a month to share with each other 
before they moved to their new duty station, and we left for Africa.

Here are our Halloween memories for that year.

Carving pumpkins was a great evening,
and of course as you can see
STAR WARS
was the theme of the pumpkins.

I chose dark colors and papers to scrapbook these photos.
Dark because Gabe carved the Dark Syth Lord,
and Josh and Lucas carved Darth Vader.


I used the Pumpkin paper front and back
and Halloween House paper, Ghost Camo back and 
orange dew drops, and orange glitter 
chipboard.


Here the same papers, and Glitter Pumpkin Chipboard cutout.

Robyn wanted to dress up,
much to Josh's dismay.
He didn't want any nasty make up on his face,
but after much prodding, he gave in,
and we were able to take these shots.

Such a fun way to spend Halloween with your kids!

I used Brown Glitter Witch Hats for the background of these
layouts.


I also used Orange bones paper front and back,
Boo Glitter Cardstock, Halloween sticker, and
Halloween Rub on.


I used Orange Clear Scraps paint,
Halloween Glitter Words, Halloween hat sticker,
Halloween rub on, and Orange bones CS both sides.
Background is Brown Glitter Witch hats, 
and orange dew drops.

The funny story about the photo with Robyn and Dana,
is Dana had just come in the house from working in
his awesome man shed, and the back yard.
This is how he looked after work that day.

Every time I see this photo, I just laugh and laugh, and laugh!
He didn't have to dress up for Halloween that year,
it was his all day look!

Well,
I hope you have enjoyed
these very different Halloween layouts.



You can find these products on 
our website under Halloween.

www.robinsnest-scrap.com

Happy Halloween!!!

Robin
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