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.

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

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:


owl pendant
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!


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!


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
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 

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

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!

I hope you have enjoyed
these very different Halloween layouts.

You can find these products on 
our website under Halloween.


Happy Halloween!!!


Monday, October 13, 2014

"I Love Us" Card

Candy here and today I have a special card I made that features the Black Fluer-de-li on White Glitter Cardstock.  I matted the Black Fluer-de-li on White Glitter Cardstock on a  piece of Silver Roses Glitter Cardstock and adhered it on a 6" x 6" black card base.  I then wrapped red ribbon around the center of the card front and added a bow.

Using a Spellbinders Classic Oval die, I die cut the "I Love Us" sentiment from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and then matted it on Very Black Glitter Chipboard that had been die cut with the Spellbinders Floral Oval die.  I added Silver Bell Dew Drops and Regency Mini Dew Drops to the edges before I added to the card front with pop dots.  Finally, I added Ace of Diamond Dew Drops to the bottom right corner of the card.

This made a simple, but beautiful card for that special someone!
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The Robin's Nest Products:
Black Fluer-de-li on White Glitter Cardstock
Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock
Very Black Glitter Chipboard
Silver Roses Glitter Cardstock
Ace of Diamond Dew Drops
Silver Bell Dew Drops
Regency Mini Dew Drops

Other Products:
May Arts Ribbon
Spellbinders Floral Oval & Classic Oval

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cards all Boxed up

Hi Bev here today.. with lots of cards and a decorative box to put them in.
This month was WCMD.. I had a great day making cards and using them for 
WCMD challenges ... and also made great use of my 
 Fleur Collection at Robin's Nest this month. 
 I  used as much of this collection as I could on my cards.
The card above uses a challenge to add a banner on which I added diamond dew drops 
and a fun folded central accent.

This card challenge is to use a different style card.. so I used the Easel Card base.
Lots more fabulous Robin's Nest papers, Kreaxions Punched borders and doily along
with SRM Sticker accents with stitching and twine on this one.

This card has a cricut sunburst, a fun Creative Embellishment border, 
a SRM sticker sentiment with mat and a SRM stitich sticker.
The Fleur collection has so many colour options to use.
This challenge was to use my sketch.

This card  below followed a challenge to use an open window.
I cut the window then punched around it. It was accented with dew drops and 
in the middle is a SRM sticker.. and across the bottom is a SRM sticker border sentiment.

This card uses a sketch for SEM challenge this month.
Lots of fun layers, great matting, a cool twine metal accent along with
a Sentiment, border using SRM stitches and a cute small clustered set of tags.
Dew Drops finish off the upper corner.

All these fun cards needed a box to store them in and will make a fabulous 
All Occasion Card collection for my dearest friend.
I used the Green Sneakers box template with the fun front window which I decorated
using this months paper collecion.

Supply List:
Cardstock: misc
Base cards: misc
Gem Stones: Robin's Nest dew drops, Diamond Dew Drops
Stickers: Robin's Nest Blue Glitter Alpha stickers, Water stickers, 5 card Sentiments
Alpha: P touch
Accents: Creative Embellishments
Punch: Kreaxions #309
Circle Cutter: Kreaxions
Cut Files: cricut
Pen: Staedtler
Box Template: Green Sneaker
Other: Twine, metal accent

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check the blog where all 
DT share many more creative projects using the same collection.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

This Altered Art Harkens Back to the Golden Age of Travel

Remember the days when getting to a destination and staying in a hotel was half the fun? Roomy planes with curtained windows and hot meals; luxurious hotels with gloved bellhops; or even wood-paneled stationwagons with kids frolicking unbuckled in the back and adults navigating empty interstates using maps from the Amoco station were all part of the vacation experience.

Ok, truth be told, I don't remember those either (at least most of them). I'm not prehistoric after all!

Welcome everyone. I am Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope and I do remember that as the youngest of four kids, I often shared the far back of the stationwagon with Wally, our Golden Retriever, who always managed to be wet, sandy and smell like the dead fish he had rolled in.

My altered art box reflects a more upscale holiday experience. It celebrates how I imagine some families enjoyed vacations during the 1940s-1970s--what I call the Golden Age of Travel.

The outside of the box features vintage images of transportation, service-oriented hotels and leather luggage. The inside recreates the posh mid-century hotel room of a family on a beachfront vacation. The cornflower blue and yellow color scheme and the fleur-de-lis pattern on many of the papers evoke a sense of seaside French elegance.

You can see that the family in this hotel room has rushed outside to enjoy the sun and sand. Far too busy to pick up after themselves, the room is littered with vacation gear.

Golden Age of Travel Altered Art Box Tutorial

I was lucky to use this fabulous card box given to me by Walnut Hollow. Of course, right away, I knew I wouldn't be using it for cards. I turned it this way and that way and over and over before coming up with my plan. 

Tutorial--How to make the dresser

I began my project by designing a dresser that would occupy the bottom half of the right side.  First, I created two support dividers. For the first time in my crafting life, I was able to easily cut through foam core using the hot knife feature on the Creative Versa-Tool. Hallelujah! 

If you can read my horrible writing (worry not dear crafter, you will never, ever find me teaching a calligraphy class), you can see the dimensions are 4" x 1" and 2 5/8" x 1". I cut slits in the center of each piece so that the pieces would nestle into each other and create a flush front. 

I then created the drawers out of thick cardstock. I found this procedure to be...shall we say...a tedious bioootch. It tried my patience and I ended up hacking and trimming more than once. Mainly this was because I realized after I made the entire dresser that I could no longer shut the box*.

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