Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas is fast approaching

Colleen here with one of my Christmas cards.

I started with a white cardstock, added white glue to the front of the card and spread it completely around to cover all the front of the card.

Next I used tissue paper to put on top of the glue.  You don't have to be careful if you get wrinkles in the tissue it just gives it more character.

Once that was dry I just painted over it with white paper, being careful not to cover it all just so the tissue color still shows through.

I then cut out 3 squares using Wrap Glitter Cardstock, making sure I had the squares in 3 different sizes.  Next I used Moss Green Glitter Cardstock and cut 3 more square, smaller than the first ones cut so you can layer them.  After I cut out the 3 smaller squares from Moss Green Glitter Cardstock I used embossing folder.  

I glued the Moss Green Glitter Cardstock on the top of Wrap Glitter Cardstock and then layered the 3 squares after inking the top square edges.  

On the top square I used the clock from the Time Flies Rub Ons. I used pop dots to lift the top square up higher than the other 2 squares.

To finish the card I used a Martha Stewart branch punch and Moss Green Glitter Cardstock to cut out the branches and added a little white paint over the top.  Finishing touches were to use the Cowboy Dew Drops and some texture paste to look like snow.

Thank you for looking and I hope you give some of the techniques a try.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Card Box with lots of Cards made from Robin's Nest Products

Hi Bev here. Today at the Robin's Nest I am sharing a box with a lid to decorate and  use it as a gift box to put some assorted cards into for a small xmas token gift... when you don't do a gift exchange but want to share something personal with a dear friend or family member.
I didn't have a set pattern because I just wanted it to hold the cards which had some different sizes. So basically made the  base slightly bigger then the largest card with envelope and then the lid was just a tad bigger then that to close over it.
I will share a link I found though for a stand shape of box with a lid if your interested.

 and here is the photo of it.. for you to view. You would still have to adjust to the base size required.

When my box was made I to try something a cool to decorate it. I cut a base paper just slightly smaller then the lid size. I pencil traced a circle and then drew sun ray lines to the outer edges. This I hand cut and applied to my lid. I added the fun metal accent and made the label.

Supply List:
Other: Momenta metal accent, misc tag

Now I am going to share some of the cards I custom made to put in my card box for a Christmas gift.

I use cardstock base cards and envelopes to create most of these. Sometimes I cut a base front to work on until totally finished so I can wrap around ribbon, twine etc.. and then glue the whole base front to the card front. I am using lots of Robin's Nest scraps from my stash to create my cards and then using the great new accents that I have. 

Supply List:
Ribbon: Azure ribbon
Other: sew easy ink roller, punch

Up next is a Birthday card. Super blue stripes with a great bike die cut and other accent shapes.

Supply List:

This is neutral colour card for a general celebration. I used monochromatic grey combos of prints. added a rubon sentiment with layers behind for pop of colour. I punched a border and added a strip of straw accent.

Supply List:
Rubon : Viva
Accent: straw
Other: misc cardstock,

This card is a congratulations card and I went to dark misc colours so it could be for anyone. I added some additional Kreaxions cut circles to pop on the circular print paper. The sew easy ink roller makes great corners.

Supply List
Rub-on: Viva 
Other: misc cardstock, sew easy ink roller

Thanks for stopping by.. hope to see you again soon.

Savanna in the Fall

Hello Robin's Nest Readers
Robin posting today.

2 years ago we stopped in Savanna on our way home from a Mexico
humanitarian trip.  It was our fall vacation.
You know, when you are retired there should
be more than one vacation a year, right?

I had envisioned a fall like you see in New England,
however, that was not the case.  
Autumn in the south is not full of changing 
tree colors, or falling leaves.
But in Savanna, the beautiful old houses
were decorated with mums and pumpkins.

I wanted to take advantage of this fall look.
It has its own beauty that I love.
I took such fun pictures, and it makes me want to be in
Savanna again to feel this fall.

I decided when I put the photos next to different Robin's Nest
papers, I decided to go with our new lines 
and the grey dot cardstock.  

I think I am on a grey kick right now.
So in the next few months, you probably will see
a little more grey.

The leaves, dew drops, and Honey Passion archival seeds all come from
the Robin's Nest. The journaling is on Robin's Nest Journaling tags.

Archival seeds, dew drops, leaves, and 
the orange tag on top is brand new, it comes from
the Carrot Crush Cards, and Carrot Crush line. 

From The Saffron Sunrise collection comes the Saffron Sunrise
Cardstock. one of my favs, and honestly one of my
favorite colors of all our lines.

Glitter chipboard pumpkins, archival seeds and dew drops.

I love to use pages from paper back books,
I have used this alot lately, and will probably continue to
use them.  
Savanna was a treasure to visit.
such a quaint town with such beautiful homes, and
the big 1000 lb pumpkin was on the waterfront walk with shops.


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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wishing a warm Christmas

Hi ladies,

Here in Texas started to get a bit cold already, we are around 46 degrees. 

The project that I bring this time is very useful for giving away some tea candles and it looks amazing as a little present. 

To make this candle holder you will need:

One piece of cardstock of 9" x 12". 

Yo will make score lines at the short side at 3/4" and 8 1/4"

Then we will make score lines at the long side at 1/2"; 1 1/4"; 2 3/4"; 3 1/2 and 8 1/2".

Now that we have the main scores and shape, we will proceed to make some notches in the left side of the box card. We will eliminate the first piece and then make notches between all the scored lines and proceed to eliminate the rest.

Now we can open a little window in the central panel of what will be our box. I took the following measurements: from left and right at the center panel 1/4" of each side and from top and bottom 1/2". 

After this is done I added some acetate in the window so you can still see through. I also glue the box together.

Then is just about putting some finishing touches, I cutted the flip to make a pocket and have a tag inside, tgen decirated with Cindy lou dots and Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter cardstock used the Belgian Chocolate boy rub-on and add of course the tea candles.

I hope you enjoyed today's project and come back tomorrow for more inspirational ideas from our talented design group. You can also join our monthly challenge of a chance to win a nice price!

See you the next time!

Monday, November 23, 2015

On Santa's Knee (easy layer train frame and layout)

On Santa's knee {Robin's Nest}

Are you ready to create beautiful Christmas layout in minimal time?
Kathleen here to share this fun and easy layout featuring Robin's Nest holiday cardstock!

On Santa's Knee

 Here is a simple, fun and quick layout for those holiday pictures!

1. A base paper
2. Cut out two tags from your favorite Christmas papers and punch a hole at the top. Engine stack!
3. Cut two strips of paper and notch.  Stack them on top of each other to form your train.
4. Emboss two clock chipboards with black embossing powder for the engine wheels.

What a sweet Train engine frame for your child's photo! 

I hope what you have seen here today has inspired you to let your own creativity take flight!
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy love filled Christmas!

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight"

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

All I want for Christmas

Hello crafty friends, Giorgia here.
Are you already in Christmas mood? I am!
So here I am sharing a layout from last Christmas Eve: I love taking funny pictures with photo props and my husband must do them with me! Well, he doesn’t like this so much, but he couldn’t refuse ritual pictures with Santa’s hat…

The Robin's Nest has tons of great Christmas products and you can also combine them with non themed stuff to create great projects:

This is how I made my layout and some close up.

As background for this layout I used “Wrap” glitter cardstock. I vertically hand throw “Cindy Lou Presents” cardstock and adhered it this way:

For layering my picture I cut some rectangles from “Red Snowflake” cardstock and “Cindy Lou Dot” glitter cardstock and I glued them as shown. Then I adhered all down using foam tape to create dimension: 

I added a straw under my picture:

I added another straw under the 3D stickers I used as title: 

I added some 3D themed stickers:

Finally I added dew drops: I LOVE dew drops, they always add an extra touch to each project! You can choose from so many colors and they also come in teardrops and diamond shapes, take a look!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you liked my project.
Remember to take a look at the shop to see all the amazing Robin's Nest products and take also a look to our monthly challenge: you could win an awesome package of yummy RN products!

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