Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tag - You're It !

Sometimes you look at a piece of paper, and know it's just too cool to cover over. That's how I felt about this Glitter Black and White Animal Print. I decided I would make a tag that would allow lots of the DP to show. I die cut some Grunge Board, and covered the bottom layer with Red on Red Rope . I used Viva Decor Gold to color the Grunge, and embellished the crown with Fairy Dust Dew Drops. I filled in my cut-outs with Sakura Crystal Lacquer. I love how you can see the the red sparkle of the paper through the glaze. Finally, I altered my Gold Glitter Letters by coloring over them with a red Copic marker, so they would match my heart.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cherry Blossom Altered Frame with Irit

Hello my dear Robin's friends!  Irit is here with my second post for August and this time it's not a lo.. For a change...
This is my very first altered project using Robin's Nest products, but for sure not the last…

The very frugal Ikea frame was my base, covered with Black Glitter cardstock. Then I made 2 inside layers with Red on Red Rope Glitter  cardstock and Glitter  Black and White  Border Swirl one. Now I did my first experiment: I never stamped over any glittered cardstock and was not sure what kind of ink to use, so I decided to be on the safe side and used Black Stazon I was pretty sure will fit any surface and so it was.. The stamp set used here is TPC Studios Cherry Blossom one and I stamped over White on White  glitter cardstock inner panel.4 single stamped images were made too.
For the next step I embellished my cherry blossoms with Robin's Nest Dew drops using pink small circle drops from Flame bottle. Single  stamped images were hand cut and adhered over the frame on the lower right corner.
All my blossoms were painted with Clearsnap  Smootch paints- pink and pearl white and this was my second experiment- to paint over the glitter cardstock. And again- it works with this kind of paint. All inside panels were also inked with red Colorbox ink and adhered one over another with foam glue dots- 3 layers of them.
Now the frame embellishment:

I used 1/4'' Wonder Tape for my adhesive here as it was a perfect fit for 2 layers of diamond Dew Drops from Ace of Diamonds set, also I don't  have any more reds for the future use- LOL. To cover the naked glue left, I just sprinkled a bit of a Stardust  fine glitter, just the same as on the black cardstock, lucky me - I had in my stash.
3 butterflies were die- cut from black, red and black and white cardstocks we used before
 with  Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Small Butterfly die and embellished with Gold dew drops  from Mocha Trail bottle.
 I adhered the butterflies pure randomly, also one was glued to cover some stamping mistake- you always can cover your stamping mistakes using some embellishment over it.
The faux hand stitch was added and then I made a green wire  spring and tied it around the single blossoms over the frame.
My home deco frame is done and can be displayed in my messy (you don't want to see it) craft room.
You can do this project with other flowers too- pre-made, hand cut, another dies cuts . Try it- it is a fun and easy project to craft.It's even the project you can do  with your kids- not 4 years olds, but still ...

Friday, August 26, 2011

How to Get The Perfect Dew Drop Swirl!

Ever since I recieved The Robin's Nest Dew Drops, I have been wanting to use them to make a swirl on my page using my SCAL2 rhinestone tool. Most digital cutter software programs have a tool that can convert any shape into a rhinestone or Dew Drop template. You can find this tool in programs such as SCAL2, SCAL3, Make the Cut, Pazzles software and more. The Cricut DS software and Gypsy do not have such a tool, but you can find a tutorial on my blog here to try if you have one of these. And don't despair if you have no digital cutter at all, I will share how to get the perfect swirl without one at the end of the post!

Once the Rhinestone dialog box appears, choose the shape of the rhinestone as round, and set the size just a bit smaller than the Robin's Nest Dew Drop you will be using. As the dew drops are clear, the circle may show up in the center, so I make my circle fall just inside the edge of the dew drop. You may find that you will have to manually move a few circles before you proceed to get the perfect swirl.

I removed my blade housing and replaced it with a pen holder and a red pen. Use a pen with the same color as the dew drops you will be using and the circle won't show up. I then hit the cut, and the Cricut then draws with the pen instead of cutting (see photo below).

I like to pick up my Dew Dew Glue using a tool such as the Quickutz , or Creative Memories tool, but you can use an awl. Be sure NOT to use your fingers to get the Dew Dew Glue off of the sheet, as they will lose their stickiness!

I used The Robin's Nest Glittered Chipboard in Rebellious Red to cut the swirl with my Cricut and the Cindy Loo Cartridge. Be sure to use the deep cut blade and housing and a multi cut of 2! The Robin's Nest Glittered Chipboard, cuts so clean even in digital cutters!

Anna Griffin Peyton Collection Chipboard letters

Black Cardstock

Cricut Cindy Loo Cartridge

Bazzill Flowers

SCAL2 or other software

Now for those of you with no digital cutter, follow the steps below. Use a chipboard or paper swirls as a template and place it on the page where you wish it to lay. Trace around it lightly using a colored pencil the same color as the dew drops you will be using. Using a flexible tape measure, determine the spacing you want for your dew drops and mark them off at regular intervals. For example, every 1/4". Try starting your dew drop placement at the tips of the swirl and work backwards towards the base for a more natural look. Then erase the lines between your marks and glue your dew drops.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Festive Christmas "Card" Blog Hop!

If you have not figured it out by now, I'm a huge fan of layering, and this patterned paper by The Robins nest is way cool! It's called Winter Snowflake.
Parts of it are glittered and parts of it are not, so making beautiful cards like this is a snap along with tags, package toppers and even dimensional ornaments!
I also used Primary dew drops to add some Holiday bling!
in making this card, and used foam tape and Tombo Adhesive.
Please take a moment to hop around and see some more Christmas card inspiration! :)
1. Terri Sproul
2. Chris Hurley
3. Cheryl Lindsay
4. Laura Davidson
5. Amanda Marks
6. Brenda Lee Burfeind
7. Angela Bodas
8. Becky Conley
9. Leslie-Rahye
10. Laura Fisher
11. The Robin’s nest
12. Carol Berns
13. Michelle Cummings
14. Diane W. Tuggle
15. Debbie Buckland

Check this out!!!

So, I know I am late sorry everyone...I had a bit of trouble with the medium I was using this week for this project...
This is the before pic...
Please, don't mind my "creative" mess...
I sanded the entire piece to rough up the stained finish. Then I basecoated it with Metallic Blue paint. I wanted a crackle finish....never tried crackle medium before...and it really is a learning experience...unfortunately, this is why I was late posting. I basecoated, painted the medium on, painted the light blue on top, and waited...let it dry...waited for the crackle....and it didn't crackle. ARGH!!! Lesson learned (after 2 tries): put the crackle medium on pretty thick. Make sure all paint is dry before applying medium. Make sure medium is dry before applying top coat of paint. Crackle occurs as this paint dries...ok, back to the project at hand.
I modpodged Glitter Snowflake Stripe from The Robin's Nest onto the bottom.
I used Precious Boy Diamond Dew Drops to make snowflakes on each side of the piece, inside and out.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my project!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Toadally Awesome Card

I had so much fun making this card. I adore the frog stickers from The Robin's Nest. I started by cutting a 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" piece of cardstock and scoring it at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6" and 8 1/4" and folding it by using the mountain valley folds technique. I cut out the frogs and lily pads and layed them aside. Next, I cut a 4 1/2" x 1"piece of Light Grey Watercolor Hammered paper and adhered it to the front fold. I, then, used the green velvet ribbon from The Robin's Nest and cut a piece to fit the width of the card and glued it on. I cut a small piece of the watercolor paper and rounded the corners and put the "toadally awesome" sticker on it. I, then, adhered one of the blue Sea Glass Tear Drops to it and adhered the message over the ribbon. I put the frog on and 3 of the Fresh Mowed Grass Dew Drops under the frog to look like he was sitting on the rocks. After that, I punched the waves on using a border punch and the Blue Raspberry Glittered Cardstock from The Robin's Nest and put it on the second fold of the card. Lastly, I cut a 5" x 2" piece of the Light Grey Watercolor Hammered Paper and adhered it to the last fold. I placed the large frog and lily pads onto the corners and used some more Fresh Mowed Grass Dew Drops and Dew Dew Glue to put in between the two stickers to represent rocks. I have been so excited to share this card with all of you and hope that you will jump on over to The Robin's Nest to get the items to make one yourself and while you are there be sure to check out all of the great products the store carries!

Robin's Nest Products Used:
Velvet Ribbon
Frog Stickers
Sea Glass Tear Drops
Fresh Mowed Grass Dew Drops
Blue Raspberry Sorbet Glittered Cardstock
Dew Dew Glue
Light Grey Watercolor Hammered Paper

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thinking Of You Card

Hello everyone :D

For today project, I decided to make a card. A simple Thinking of You card that will brighten your special friend. Here it is...

And here's the products I used:
Honey Comb Linen Fluer Double Sided Paper {I used the back side of the paper}
Red Sorbet Glitter Cardstock
Red glitter Letters
Winter Retreat Dew Drops
Velvet Ribbons

Well, I hope you enjoy this card.
Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a beautiful week.


No Body is Perfect

Hello dear Robin's friends! It's Irit here again with another lo full of our fantastic Robin's Nest goodies:
glittered papers, glitter chipboards, glitter journaling spot, Dew Drops and Tear Drops and the final result is this glittery shore summer page.

O yes, this is not NOBODY, but my own No Body perfect daughter old photo I found when my dear grandma passed away. I've never seen it and it was just great to scrap it with Robin's Nest fantastic products. So everything here, but letters and my basic cardstock is Robin's Nest.
Let's see what we have here: Daisy Stripe Teal cardstock- back side as the second layer over the basic cardstock.
Glitter Water Swirl cardstock , front side, layered over it from side to side and another piece of the back side of the same cardstock layered vertically.
A piece of Glitter Little Boy Star cardstock was added with the back side over the previous two.
Then a thin strip of Daisy Stripe Teal cardstock was added with some 3d foam dots.
A small rectangle of Glitter Little Boy Star cardstock was added as a tab on the right side over the photo.
2 cuts of Cheery Lynn Designs Sea shells at the sea shore border die added under the photo.
The Glitter Teal journaling spot was hand cut and used as a part for the title on the photo corner. I made die cuts of shells and sea horses and used them as my embellishments. Then Sizzix Sand castles dies - #1 and #2 were die cut from Robin's Nest Brilliant Brown Glitter and Glitter Gold chipboards.

Now the real fun began: random misting over this dotted mash I used after all as a part of my photo matting and last, but not least, maybe even the best part were those Plumeria Dew Drops and
Sea Glass Tear Drops added as sand and water. I just added some Ranger's Glossy Accents pure randomly and picked some drops and tears to glue over. Some glossy accents were left bare as a water effect. The last touch were those seagulls added on the tops- die cut from the same Sea border and covered with Ranger's white enamel paint.

And as for non Robin's Nest products here is a list:
AC light blue texture cardstock
MM glitter alphas
AC glitter Thickers and the dies I used from CLD and Sizzix
Some tips from this project: use Glossy Accents as your glue is you want some random water effect.
To cut our glitter chipboard with Sizzlets you need to do it several times- go and back as this chipboard is very thick (great, but not for smallest possible dies).
Think about some fun title- it makes your page!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Family is a Sheltering Tree

I love these rub-ons by Robin's nest!  "Family is a Sheltering Tree" goes perfectly with the black tree image.  I picked up this frame at a thrift store and love the design with the metal handle.
Here's how to make your own...easy, peasy!

1.)  Start with a 4" x 6" piece of light colored cardstock.

2.)  Apply rub-ons.

3.)  Ink the edges of the rub-on piece with soft Gold ink.

4.)  Ink the metal corners with London Fog, Memento ink.

5.)  Place rub-on piece in the frame.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dare to Dream - Gypsy Card

I really LOVE Gypsy's and instantly fell in love with this stamped image.

Materials used to make this card:
Ivy Trim .
Glitter green - butterfly's.
Purple, sea green and maroon Dew Drops.

Colored pencils.
Fine black Sharpie.
Tiara Stickles.
Bordeaux, Tide pool, Copper kettle, and Golden Goddess glam's by Tattered angels.
Aleena's paper glaze and foam tape.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Abstract Card

I have a fun card to share with you today, using some Robin's Nest Papers. I really love the print on Sea Floral - beautiful sea anemone type images. I cut one of the centers and covered it with Sakura Crystal Lacquer. It turned into a lovely abstract card.

Robin's Nest Products:LinkSea Floral
Distressed Honeycomb
Velvet Ribbon
Fleur Blue
Light Grey Watercolor Hammered
Sunflower Dew Drops

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"Crazy Fun" Scrapbook Page by Becky Conley

Hello! I'm so excited to be here again this month!

This photo of my daughter in the Fun House at the Fryeburg, Maine Fair just screamed "Crazy Fun" layout. I started with black and white then pulled red, blue and yellow from the photo with ink and embellishments. It IS a little crazy, but I love the way it turned out!

Robin's Nest Supplies:
Black and White Swirl Paper
Blue glitter Chipboard
Zebra paper
Pink Coral paper (back side for tag for journaling)
Gold Glitter journaling block
Yellow small Dew Drops from Sunflower Collection
Black velvet ribbon
Dew Dew Glue
Blue Glitter Alpha

Other supplies:
Adirondak Sail Boat ink and pounce applicator
Yellow Ribbon printed on PC w/ .doc file
fabric leaves
White cardstock

Thanks for stopping by! I'll return September 6th and I'm feeling very "altered" :o)

Becky Conley

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Great Looks for Less!

Did you know that you can make great looks for less with The Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Rubons and your salad packaging? I love salad and purchase one that comes in a plastic box. I save the tops and reuse them in my paper crafting for great looks for less. Just remove the sticker, wash the lid and use Undo to remove any sticker residue. Trim off the lip of the lid and your ready to use it. I am not sure of how acid free they are so, don't use them on top of your photos or underneath your photos.

Apply The Robin's Nest rubons to the salad packaging and carefully trim around the rubon, bend up the dragonfly wings. Use a dries clear glue and a transparent glitter such as Art Glitter Spring Green Ultrafine Transparent glitter and the rubon shows through. You get the same look as Mother Nature does!

I then ran this lid through my die cut machine using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die. I cut 2 of the larger flower and 1 of the smaller flower. Be sure to bend the pieces first and then add the alcohol ink so it will not rub off. I used Tim Holtz's Raspberry alcohol ink. I assembled the 3 pieces with glue dot and then added The Robin's Nest Dew Drops in Summer and Fresh Mowed Grass. Below are photos of the finished flower and some of the pieces before assembly.

I used more dew drops in the centers of paper flowers from the Lovebirds and Flame Dew Drops in the lip gloss packaging. More flowers were created using The Robin's Nest Glittered Chipboard in Practically Pink, cut with same die as above. I also added the castle from the Princess Chipboard, and the title is Princess Glitter Words, all by The Robin's Nest. The patterned card stock is The Robin's Nest Fleur Tropicana.

Supply List

Salad Packaging or other packaging

Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die

Tim Holtz Raspberry Alcohol Ink by Ranger

Art Glitter Spring Green Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Prima Flowers

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Festive Christmas "Card" Blog Hop!

When I started this blog hop a couple of months ago, it was a little tricky for me to come up with Christmas cards so early in the year! By now I think I've got the hang of it, as you can see. :)
I made this card with :
Fleur olive green paper & Christmas swirl glitter card stock from The Robins Nest.
Gold colored brads, vintage music sheet, seasonal ephemera (clip art), ribbon, inked stamps, adhesive and foam tape.
I love how the foam tape adds a nice shadow box feel.
See more Christmas Cards on the following links below.
Make sure you leave a comment and follow each blog as some are giving away Blog Candy!
1. Terri Sproul
2. Chris Hurley
3. Cheryl Lindsay
4. Laura Davidson
5. Amanda Marks
6. Brenda Lee Burfeind
7. Angela Bodas
8. Becky Conley
9. Leslie-Rahye
10. Laura Fisher
11. The Robin’s nest
12. Carol Berns
13. Michelle Cummings
14. Diane W. Tuggle

Happy Blog Hopping and Good Luck!

I am so sorry it is DT projects

Hi all! I made for you today a little desk set. With thoughts of school ( I always LOVED the start of school, and shopping for school supplies!) I just had to make something for say, a college or high school girl to take with her for notes and such...
Here is a pic of all the projects together...
I love, love, love the Little Girl Crown Glittered paper. First of all...this stuff is good quality! It is a nice heavyweight cardstock and the color is fabulous! I love chocolate brown and pink, add to that this is DOUBLE SIDED and, totally, LOVE IT!! (Huge smiles!)
So, on to telling you what I did!
This first piece is a covered notepad. I used a piece of the Little Girl Crown Glittered CS to cover an existing covered notepad. Now, I got the notepads at Target's Dollar Spot about a year ago. I wasn't crazy about the pattern on the cover, but loved the size and the style...this little puppy was just made for me to restyle! And restyle I did! I added a scalloped circle punched from the other side of the same paper and then punched a smaller circle from, again, the same paper, making sure to keep the crown in the center. Then I used Mini Dewdrops in Pink Coral and glued them down with the Dew Glue (love this stuff, it is so awesome, and just the right size for the dew drops and the mini dew drops). I alternated the colors all around. Then I filled in around each dew drop and the center with Glossy Accents. I used velcro to attach the bottom of the scalloped circle to the flap on the notepad. All done, and SO CUTE!

Onto the next part....
I used the same paper on the post it note clipboard. One thing I LOVE about it, is...
it is reversible!!!
I used the same paper to cover the binderclip as well, and then put some mini dew drops across the middle of the clip. These are placed so that they do not interfere with the use of the clip!
I also used the same paper to make a matching pen. Just open the top of the pen, pull out the ink "part", wrap the paper around, and put back inside. All done in about 2 minutes!
Ok, that is all for now! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Celebrate Card

I love bling and when I received the glitter chipboard from Robin's Nest my mind was running with ideas on how to use it. Recently, I received the ballerina punch and just had to try it with the chipboard pieces. The glitter chipboard from Robin's Nest works fabulously in punches! I had so much fun with it that I punched several ballerinas and made this card. I had, also, read how several of the Chattering Robin's design team members had made stars using the Dew Drops and thought it would go perfectly with the ballerinas and the flourishes on the Fleur Tropicana paper so I quickly added a few to the card, too. I used just the top half of the rubon to add the word celebrate for the sentiment.

If you'd like to see more of products I used from The Robin's Nest you can click on the links below to see them and while you are there be sure to check out all the other fabulous products that The Robin's Nest carries.

Robin's Nest Products Used:

Glitter Chipboard-practically pink and yellow sunshine

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Girl Note Pad

Hello Robin's Nest Fans,

It's the second Monday of the month, and that means I get to share another project with you.

Today's project is about A Girl Note Pad.
Currently, I'm putting together a care package for a special friend. She'll be in first grade this School Year.
So...I decided to make her a little book. A fun girly note pad {with lots of glitter}.

Here's the book,

The inside looks,

This note pad is super easy to put together and doesn't require a lot of time. The result is just adorable.
This is a simple and sparkly gift that every girl will love.

The products that I used are:
Shocking Pink Sorbet Glitter Cardstock
Little Girl Crown Glittered Paper
Discovery Girl Rub On
Princess Chipboard
Love Birds Dew Drops
Flame Dew Drop
Sprinkle Mini Dew

That's my project for you today. I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you for stopping by and Have a Great Week.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Envelope Album

Hi friends! Jan here with a fun and easy little Envelope Album. I purchased my Bare Album (DMD) at the local Dollar Store. I added some "Glitter Little Girl Crown" and also used the back of this cardstock. "Glitter Girl Swirl" was my other choice for the album. This could easily be made with the Bind-It All or some rings as the binding. Hop on over to the Robin's Nest to check out all the Glitter Cardstock!
Here's How to make your own.
1.) Start with a Bare Album or make your own with eight #10 envelopes.

2.) Using Glitter Little Girl Crown cardstock, trace the flap onto the cardstock.

3.) Using Glitter Little Girl Crown and Glitter Girl Swirl, cut six or eight 3.25" x 8.5" pieces of cardstock to add to the envelope fronts. Adhere to the envelope fronts. Trace some of the envelope flaps and adhere.

4.) Die cut the rosette using Glitter Little Girl Crown cardstock.

5.) Hot glue the rosette to a button. Hold until dry.
6.) Using Soft Gold ink, ink the "sweet" chipboard.

7.) Glue the "sweet" at the bottom right of the front of the album.
8.) Hot glue the silver crown in the center of the rosette.

9.) Place a piece of scrap paper under the flap and hot glue the rosette on the bottom center of the flap.

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