Saturday, January 28, 2017

A romantic Valentines day wreath made easy.

Today I am sharing a easy tutorial;  A romantic valentines day wreath made easy. I wanted to create something love themed that would last longer than Valentines day.

Robins Nest Products

Scraperfect Products

Products from my craft stash

White card
green ink
mdf sentiment
alcohol pen
invisible thread

I started by creating some rolled roses, I'm lucky enough to have a die but you can easily make them your self by cutting a circle and then cutting a spiral into it.

I then fold the edges over all the way around the spiral

Then using a pair of tweezers I start to roll the rose up

When I get to the centre I add some glue and let the tweezers hold it for a few moments till it sets

This is what it looks like when done, I went crazy and made far more than I need but I will use them on other projects.

I stamped and die cut some leaves

Next I added the roses and leaves to my wreath, I opted for two clusters so no to over power the project.

I then added dew drops to the centre of the roses, this is where the Embellie Gellie becomes your best friend, It allowed me to place the dew drops with out my hands being in the way, it meant I could see where I was placing them.

Next I chose a sentiment, I opted for an MDF word

I coloured this with an alcohol marker and attached it to my wreath using invisible thread, you could use fishing line or a pretty ribbon.

I can see this wreath taking pride of place in my hallway.

Thank you for stopping by today, feel free to leave me a comment below, I'd love to know what you think of my project.

Friday, January 27, 2017

How to Make Kid-Friendly Coaster Valentines

Helping your kid make Valentines this year?  Here is a cute and easy project that you can set up like a kit, and then have a fun and stress-free craft day with the kids.

You are going to need some chipboard coasters from your local restaurant or bar.  You could buy them, but I find restaurants are very generous when you ask "can you spare a few of these coasters for a craft project"?

Let's get our supplies ready;

For each coaster Valentine you will need 2 pieces of cardstock cut to 4" x 4"  and then trimmed with a corner rounder.

The cardstock I am using:

Classic Roses (both sides)

Next, gather up your embellishments.  Each Valentine will be an individual work of art.

Of course you are going to want to include some candy!  Boxed candy hearts and lollipops with long stems.

Attach cardstock to both sides of coaster
Ink edges
Punch 2 Holes along one edge of covered coaster top and bottom (only punch holes for Valentine's that will include a lollipop)
Punch or die cut shapes from Glittered Cardstock (I went with butterflies)

Now it's time to layer on some embellishments -- use as little or as much as you want - based on the age of your kids.

On the Valentine's with punched holes, thread your lolly through. 
 Attach a box of candy hearts to the back of other Valentine's using a pop dot or double sided foam tape.

These Valentine's really go together quickly and easily.

Now go have some craft time with your kids!

Thanks for stopping by today - have a creative weekend!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Vintage travel

Hi everyone!!
Here is Elisa and today I show you a vintage style layout; the subject of this layout is "travel".

Let me show you how I made it!
I started with these two 12x12 cardstock:
Mens Plaid Compass Cardstock and Leaf Stripe Cardstock

I created a big frame with the first one and I distressed the borders (inside and outside) with dark brown and black. I put some chipboard under the frame to create some 3D effect between the 2 layers.

Then I pasted a strip of juta and I die cut a globe, I sprayed some mica gold effect liquid on it and I glued it on a piece of the Mens Plaid Compass Cardstock.

Then I create a title, with a rectangle cutted by the Mens Plaid Compass Cardstock and a stitched oval which I stamped with the word "Voyage".  I also printed a binoculars photo, cutted it following the edges and pasted it in the low right corner. I used the Mens Plaid Compass Cardstock to create the two banner on the opposite corner

In the end, I added a bit of light with the mini dew!!

Here are some closer pictures:

And the supplies list:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Need a special Valentines Day gift box? Let's make one!

Need a special Valentines Day gift box? Let's make one!
Lavender Angel here to show you how I made this beautiful little mini pizza box
that you can fill with small candies or whatever you like for a Valentines Day gift!

Cut 1 piece of card stock 6x6. Cut another piece just a tad smaller like 5 7/8 x 5 7/8.
Now score both pieces at 1 inch on all sides.

The smaller piece you want to cut notches like photo on two ends.

Like this....

Larger piece cut notches on one end and on other end, cut the flaps off from
the corners... 

I used The Best Glue Ever to glue the pieces together except the
end where I cut the flaps off....

Now glue the end where the flaps are gone to the bottom piece 
on one end. This creates your hinge....

 Now you have a mini pizza box!
And it is time to play and decorate your box however you choose
and give it to someone special!!

The products I used from The Robins Nest are:

And from ScraPerfect:

Thank you for stopping by and have fun with this project!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

So, you think gray is boring?

Hi everyone!
Angela here, again to play with you with a beautiful 'gray' The Robin's Nest paper.
I should say black and white paper, because what I've used for my today scrapbook layout is a black and white photography paper. And it's not boring at all!

Ciao a tutti!
Sono Angela e ancora una volta voglio mostrarvi un progetto con una bellissima carta 'grigia' di The Robin's Nest.
In realtà dovrei dire carta in bianco e nero, perché ciò che ho usato per il mio layout di oggi, è una carta fotografica in bianco e nero. E non è affatto noiosa!

Hist Scrapbook Layout by Angela Tombari using The Robin's Nest Paper

I know that's not the first time I show you a page made with photography papers, but I love them so much, they are so gorgeous!
To me, it's like a canvas of a painter, but less scaring, because not completely white. Does it make sense?
In fact, what I've done here, is to play with colors, just like a painter.

Lo so che non è la prima volta che vi mostro un layout realizzato su carta fotografica, ma le amo così tanto, sono fantastiche!
Per me, è come se fossero una tela da dipingere, ma meno intimorenti, perché non completamente bianche. Capite cosa intendo?
Infatti, quel che ho fatto qui, è stato giocare con i colori, proprio come un pittore.

Hist Scrapbook Layout by Angela Tombari using The Robin's Nest Paper

Using colors and stamps, I've decorated my page with a rainbow of shades, repeting the same stamp at a regular distance.

Usando colori e timbri, ho decorato la pagina con un arcobaleno di sfumature, ripetendo lo stesso timbro ad intervalli regolari.

Hist Scrapbook Layout by Angela Tombari using The Robin's Nest Paper

So? Do you still think gray is boring?
Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by.

E allora? Pensate ancora che il grigio sia noioso?
Fatemi sapere che ne pensate e grazie della visita.


The Robin's Nest Products:
12 inches Black and White Pine Tree Cardstock
Dew Drops
Dew Dew Glue

Sunday, January 22, 2017

It looks like a cold sparkly winter day

Hello Everyone! Tracy here today with a gray monochromatic layout. I was inspired by a painting done by Bob Ross. He did a beautiful winter scene in all grays. I went digging through my photos and found this one that looks like a black and white photo except for my granddaughters in the center.

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Other Products
Die Cuts

I started with a piece of white cardstock. I mixed some gesso and black paint to get a grayish color and then applied it randomly to the cardstock. I also sprinkled some black glitter over it to give it a bit of sparkle.

Next I broke out my punches, a snowflake one and a scalloped one. I punched two one inch strips of the dotted back of the Smokey Chevron Cardstock with the snowflake border punch along with a plain white piece of cardstock and then layered them along the bottom of the layout.

I then used the scallop border punch and punched a one inch strip of the Smokey Chevron Cardstock, the Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Paper and the Silver Castles Glitter Cardstock.  I placed them in the center of the background page.

To mat the photo, I first punched 2 opposite corners using a snowflake punch and then backed the photo with white cardstock. I took one of the Orange Crush Cards, cut it in half and added it to either side of the photo. 

I had the die cut trees left over from an earlier project and thought they would be perfect for this layout but they needed something. I decided to run a thin line of stickles around the edges using the No Clog Writing Cap by ScraPerfect. It worked beautifully! I then popped the trees up for some dimension along the bottom of the photo.

The title, You and Me, was cut from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and I wiped some metallic creme chalk around the edges and then popped it up over a banner cut out of the Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Paper.

I took some of the Rosy Straw and ran that along the bottom punched layers and secured it with some of the Best Ever Glue by ScraPerfect. I also sprinkled several different types of dew drops around the page using some more of the Best Ever Glue by ScraPerfect and the Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect. That embellie gellie makes it so easy to get the dew drops exactly where you want them!

Here's a final look at my layout:

Thanks for stopping by!

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