Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fabulous combo of Robin's Nest and Reddy Creative Cards

Hi everyone.. Bev here today. Sure hope you had a great Christmas and enjoyed your family time.
During this part of the season I love the house decorated inside and out.. and thought I'd share this page using photos of a few decorations at my home.
The  inside tree is celebrated by putting it up with a sleep over with the Gkids, the mantel lights up the room with a fire below to warm the room. Outside the door sits our friendly snowman
that welcomes our guest, family and friends.

This was such fun and decorative  papers to mix. I loved the navy with white snowflakes and  reindeers and the flip side was an awesome matching combination. The title I hand cut and matted. I matted and punched the tree photo. Great ribbon accent and some stickers and even punchinella helped finish off the page.

Supply List:
Punch: Martha Stewart
Other: Punchinella, misc stickers, alpha letters and Rosebud ribbon.
Sketch: BeeCeeCreativity (Bev Code)

Next up is a Christmas Card to say Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us.
 Using some gold cardstock for a base I cut 3 strips of Robin's Nest Vellum Glitter Swirl paper.

 In the close ups you can see that I punched a border with fabulous poinsettia image. It was perfect.


and with these punches you always get a piece that falls away that is also a perfect border too.

Supply List:
Punch: Kreaxions punch #914
Paper: Robin's Nest Vellum Glitter Swirl
Ink stamps image and sentiment
Other: lace, ribbon
I still had some fun decor photos from xmas to use and using Robin's Nest Winter Collection (Russia) was perfect. Using the left over scraps and pieces was great with multi layers and shaped designs.

So using lots of pieces I also fussy cut snowflakes, cut circular reindeer and Kreaxion Circle Cut even more circles to make fun clusters. Accents were some of the Reddy Creative Card Stickers 
and also Robin's Nest alpha letter stickers.

Supply List:

Next up is a Wedding Card.. did i say amazing wedding card. The layers and dimension to this is stunning.

I used the Reddy Creative Card Products ... starting with the base you just pop the many
layers that give it the fabulous dimension.
 The background is Vellum Glitter Swirl paper... it's such an elegant touch to an elegant card.
The sentiments are SRM stickers.

From the side you can see the layers.
Supply List:
Paper: Robin's Nest Vellum Glitter Swirl
Sentiments: SRM Stickers
Other: inked edges


and earlier this month on another DT site I shared a fabulous fun xmas creation I'd like to share with you here on the Robin's Nest Blog. I used the Winter Collection (Russia) Product line.. 

This is a cute small Gift Card holding box.

and inside the insert holds the gift card.

Well I had a very busy month using Robin's Nest Product.. but I really enjoyed the fabulous
products this month.. be sure to visit the store and especially the 
Winter Collection ( Russia) which is 20% off this month.

New Year is coming...

Hi everyone! Veronika is back to wish you a Happy New Year and 
show you a Winter girland!
New year is my favourite holiday, so I like to decorate my home with different beautiful things:).
And I am shure that the best way to do it ...
is using The Robin's Nest Winter collection paper. 
I like this Russian style with blue and white colours, by the way I am from Ukraine, but speak on Russian too))
and so much fun to use a products of Ecstasy Crafts Inc.
especcially Starform stickers.

happy Holidays

Hello to all!
I do not know if this happens in other countries. Here in Brazil we have the tradition of the first day of the year to give money as gift happy holidays. Children are waiting for it!
I made this card to put money inside. Not only in the first year of any other date you want to give money, is more elegant post it on a card.
I used the Russian Winter Collection   and some lace to adorn.

 All have a happy new year!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mosaic Candle

Hi Everyone!
Michelle here with a fun project you can make using up leftover holiday tissue paper!
I wanted to make a fun and pretty candle to celebrate the new year.

To make this, you will need:
  • Prayer candle
  • The Robins Nest assorted Dew Drops
  • Brightly colored tissue paper
  • Gold washi tape
  • Mod Podge, foam brush and paper plate
  • Tombo glue
  • Craft mat-to protect work surface
  • Martha Stewart silicone mat and picker upper (optional)
So I bought this undecorated  glass prayer candle for $1.99 at Target, but you can find them at most discount stores. Just make sure there is no design, the glass is clear and the candle is white.
Remove the price sticker. If there is gummy residue, a clean make up sponge and hand sanitizer works like a charm!
For this candle, since there was a gold stripe at the top, I matched it with two layers of gold washi tape at the bottom to cover the words, "perfume".

I used a chip/dip tray to hold my assorted cut-into-little-squares of tissue paper.
Then I coated the candle with the Mod Podge and began placing the squares of tissue paper.
When I was happy with the design, I went over everything with another coat of the Mod Podge to act as a sealer. This I let dry until not sticky before adding the dew drops.

In sections, I placed dots of the glue in-between the colored squares and let them dry until mostly tacky. Then I added the Dew Drops.

*A friend demonstrated THIS mat at a recent craft event. It's amazing and a must have if you work with Dew Drops and rhinestones as much as I do!
 Basically you pour your assortments onto the mat. Naturally they all land upside down, right? But wait, you just lightly drag the flat of your hand over the gems and they all magically turn over!
It will save you lots of frustrating (grrrr) moments.
When you are done, you simply fold the mat and pour your gems back into their container.

Here is another candle I made with ascending strips of tissue paper and coordinating Dew Drops.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Hi again! It's Ro here, and I am happy to share my final Christmas card of the year with you. I realize it's the day after Christmas, but it's still the Christmas season.  I have a special type of card today, it's called a Bendi Fold Card. The instructions for this card can be found at Splitcoast Stampers. And here it is...

This very dimensional card was a lot easier to make than it looks.  You start out with three basic pieces of cardstock.  I used the black and silver glitter cardstocks from The Robin's Nest. They made THE perfect snowy ground and twinkly night sky.

Once the pieces were cut, tabbed and assembled, it looked something like this:

I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut tiny houses and trees, and a Santa and his reindeer. They were then added to to the base and tabs with a little white gel pen to accent snow.  A few deer stamped and a embossed sentiment finish off this amazing little card.

Here are a couple more views of it opened up.

I've been wanting to try this card for a while and, once I got started, it was much easier than it looks. 

If you'd like to see some really beautiful papers, this month over at TRN, the Russian Winter Collection is on sale for 20% off!!!  

Thanks for letting me share with you today.  Enjoy your holidays and be safe!

Til next time, keepin' it crafty!

Ro Donner
Toodle Noodle Creative

TRN Supplies Used:
Black Glitter Cardstock  
Silver Glitter Cardstock  
Red Dew Drops

Other Supplies:

Silhouette Cut Files:
   Winter Trees #22748
   Home for the Holidays #34225
   Santa & Sleight #5437
Red & Green Cricut Cardstock
Stamps:  Deer (Rubber Stamp Tapestry); Sentiments (Hot Off The Press)
Zing Embossing Powder

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to all


Merry Christmas to you all!

I love this version of this song,
it touches my heart,
I hope it touches yours.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Winter Gifts!!


After three design team terms with The Robin's Nest,
it is time for me to step aside and let other designers have fun with the Chattering Robins!
I have enjoyed my time with The Robin's Nest.
Love the cross promotions, blog hops, and chatter on the FB page!
This month, the gold stickers come from Ecstasy Crafts Inc!

I used the Russian Winter Collection to create this darling notebook for
a secret sister swap I am in.  My gal is in a warm she will enjoy these snowflakes
from Michigan! I love that Robin's Nest papers are strong and durable and make great covers for

I used some Shocking Hot Pink Sorbet paper for a nice contrast against the Winter Snowflakes paper.

Thanks for visiting the Robin's Nest Blog today.

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter Collection at Robin's Nest and Reddy Creative Card Sponsor

Hi everyone.. Bev here today. Welcome to my Robin's Nest December post.
 Starting off I have this Season's Greeting card.

The centre core is a faux pinwheel and here is the link on how to make it.

I used Robin's Nest paper: Hunter Classic Glitter Cardstock with gold glitter and Sour Apple Classic Glitter to make the pinwheel... and my squares are 1" each.. went small to fit the card inside the doiley.

Up close you can see the fine details... the stamping, starform sticker. Gina's Design doily and stack up element (chipboard sentiment) along with Robin's Nest dew drops and paper.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products: paper Hunter Classic and Sour Apple Glitter Cardstock, Dew Drops
Reddy Creative Starform Stickers: #1223
Gina's Design: cardstock doiley Set 1, Stack up Elements Set 1
Other: stamped and inked background, washi tape, Liquid Pearls
Next up is another Christmas card.

The base on this card is Robin's Nest Sour Apple Classic, the Kreaxions Punched border is  
The Letters are the Robin's Nest Glitter Letters and the 
bottom link of Clear Diamond Dew Drops are a great base border.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products: paper Sour Apple Glitter Cardstock, Hunter Classic, Vellum Glitter, Clear Diamond Dew Drops, Glitter Letters
Punch: Kreaxions #914, Imaginisce 
Other: twine


The next project is a Season's Greeting card.

On the Robins' Nest White Glitter Snow Flake Cardstock base I ink stamped
some coloured snowflakes to add more colour. 
I used lots of matting for layers of colour...using Glittered Cardstock
I stamped the sentiment and matted again using Chipboard Glittered.
I added the bow tied ribbon and added some Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflakes
then finished off with Metalic Dew Drops accents.


and next but not least I worked with our December's Sponsors Products.. 
Mixing the sponsor's products with Robin's Nest Papers, stones and letters I 
created this Wedding Page.

What a fabulous mix of products to create this layout. 
The background and matted photo is Glittered Cardstock.
The accent paper behind the clustered accents is Vellum Silver Swirls.
In the closeups below I'll share some of the details.

This clustered section has Gina's Design Doily's, Ornamental Birdcages and Stack Up Elements
along with Reddy Creative Cards Starform Stickers and the 3D Stanzbogan Die Cut.
Amid the hearts are Clear Diamond Dew Drops.

This closeup shows the birdcage, Glitter Letters and Starform stickers 
and you can see the doodled stitches.

These last 2 close ups show the details of the Reddy Creative Card 3D Stanzbogen Die Cuts... amazing and beautiful layers and details.

Thanks for stopping by today.. be sure to visit daily as everyone shares amazing projects with amazing products... and our monthly sponsor has added products to accent any creation.
Be sure to visit the store as the Winter Collection Russia  is 20% off for the month.

Hope your enjoying a festive and wonderful Holiday Season.

Winter Fairy Ornament

Hi everyone!!! It's me, Tonya!!! I'm here to share my design team project for the Robin's Nest this month. I used the Winter Collection (Russia) which is 20% off this month over at their website and we are also cross promoting with Ecstasy Crafts this month too.
A couple of months ago I ate a cheese soufflé at Panara Bread. It was served in this cute little paper container that looked like a tart tin. Well I knew that I could alter it into something cute. 
Once I got it home I cleaned it, added a coat of gesso, let dry, painted with navy blue paint, let that dry and finally mod podge to seal. 

Next I used the 3D Precut Fairy Children sheet and punched out all the pieces which are numbered in the order they should be added to the main photo. Instead of using pop up dots I used the "extra leftovers" from the rubber stamps I cut out. It works perfectly, great way to recycle and, of course, save money too!!! Once I pieced the little fairy together I added a little bit of glitter to her wings and then I let dry.

Next I adhered a four inch doilie to the inside and back of the "tin" and glued the fairy child, which I rounded the top to fit inside the "tin", on top of the doilie. I sewed a ruffle from lace and tulle. I didn't measure either when sewing. I "eyeballed" until it looked right and then I adhered it to the inside corner. I then added gesso as snow here and there on the lace and tulle and then sprinkled glitter on top of that to give it a snowy look. I also added a little bird's nest and some pearly sprigs. 

Next I punched out a bunch of flowers from Snow Angels Glitter Cardstock and Boy Polka Dot Stamp Cardstock scraps I had left over from other projects I had created. I inked some of the flowers in Ocean Depth Chalk Ink. While those dried I misted the other flowers with water and then shaped with a stylus. Once they have dried completely, adhered two together and add a pearl dew drop in the center. Next, the blue flowers I glue a Lakeside Dew Drop in the center of each. One of those blue flowers I added snowflake stickers to give it a wintery feel. Now the fun part...adhere them in and around the nest and fairy child and them add gesso on the doilie, flowers and edges of the photo and while still wet sprinkle glitter on everything. Once it is completely dry you can use a dry paint brush to remove the loose glitter.

I used one of the Winter Glitter Chipboard Snowflake, Silver Snowflake sticker from Ecstasy Crafts, Lakeside Dew Drop and snowflake die cut from White Snow Glitter Vellum. I adhered all together and then glued to the side of "tin".

Also I punch two small holes in the center and threaded silver ribbon through the holes and tied off. This is what the front of my ornament looks like. 

The backside of the ornament I cut from the Circle, Scallop #2 die using the Winter Glitter Snowflakes Cardstock, White Snow Glitter Vellum, White Snow Glitter Cardstock, Glitter Chipboard and sticker Snowflakes, Lakeside Dew Drop and a sequin which I adhered to the back. Simply adorable!!! 

Supplies Used:

Ecstasy CraftsSnowflake Stickers and 3D Precut Fairy Children
Ceramcoat Navy Blue Acrylic Paint 
Two 4" doilies
Mod Podge
Silver ribbon
Extra Fine Glitter
Cuttlebug Snowflake Diecut
Light Blue Tulle
Needle and Thread
Small Flower Punch
Small Bird's Nest
Sizzix: Circle, Scallop #2

Be sure to stop by the Robin's Nest and check out this month's sale. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you and your family the Merriest of Christmases and a very Happy New Year!!!

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