Friday, October 21, 2016

In the Woods

Colleen here with a fall layout for you.  I had so much fun using fall papers on this project.

I started with Brown Glitter cardstock and then tore and inked the beautiful Orange Crackle Glitter cardstock which was added to the top, I used the back side of the paper to add the pop of plain orange to connect the two together.  

The leaves were made using Chocolate Brown Glitter cardstock, Kiwi Sobert Glitter cardstock, the back side of Valentine Heart cardstock,  the back side of the Dinosaur cardstock and the acorns were made from the Chocolate Brown Glitter cardstock.

I wanted to give the leaves some dimension so I used my crimper.

I hand cut the swirls from Coffee Cream Classic Glitter paper to add them behind the leave.  I used the Maple RN Paper Clips on the photo and to finish off the page I used one of the Outdoors Sticker at the top and layer an Orange Crush card on top.

Thank you for looking and please don't forget to check out all the wonderful product at the Robin's Nest Store.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Altered Note Book Cover

Charity here from Scrappin' Chaos with an altered notebook cover.
This spooky project is great for keeping track of super scary recipes, or writing down those haunting dreams!
~ Dare To Dream ~
 I like simple projects that go from "nice" to "WOW" with a flick of the wrist and a scattering of gems!
I picked up the notebook on a thrifting run.
It seemed the perfect canvas for these halloween papers
 so I took it apart and got started decorating.
On the back of the front cover I marked off a 1/4 inch edge around the window.
I used a 3 " circle divided into 1/8" to position the paper piercer.
I flipped the cover back over, sanded it to remove the smooth surface,
then painted the edges of the front window with black paint.
I didn't want any light colors to show through after I cut my paper cover.
I attempted a dream catcher and ended up with more of a spider web.
But here are the steps I took:
Step 1: Using a slip knot and two fingers to create a loose edge
 I looped thread all around the window.
Step 2: I went around my set of 8 loops, attaching the thread at the center of each loop and adding a bead.
Step 3: Each time I went round my set of loops I used the existing beads to loop the thread,
and added an additional bead.
Step 4: To finish off the center I add only four beads, and went through them twice with the thread.

  I painted a black frame around the window on the back
 of the cover before adding the Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock.
I used a craft knife to cut out the gate from the Haunted House Cardstock and layered it over the house and window.
 I added Halloween Dew Drops to the fence and Mascarade Diamond Drops to the bats and posts for added bling!
Scrap On!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Give Thanks!

Hi! Getting ready to send out invitations for Thanksgiving? Try making them this year!
Here's a cute, yet quick and easy idea!

The Robin's Nest supplies:

Other supplies:
Ivory Cardstock
Mounting Foam

Create your card base from the ivory cardstock. Adhere a piece of the Glitter Cardstock at a diagonal across the front. Using the Fall Rub-On, cut apart and adhere the leaf to a Doillie Die Cut, and put the turkey and the "Give Thanks" to the front of the card. Attach the die cut to the top section with the mounting foam and add the Dew Drops to the top corner.

That's all there is to it! There's plenty of time to get your supplies and get a stack of these made! 
Have Fun!

Witches at Gardner's Village

Happy Halloween!

Are you getting in the mood? 
Oh, you are already in the Halloween mood!

Dana and I started this tradition with our grand children that
live close to Salt Lake City to go see the witches at Gardner's Village.

They do an amazing job at bringing the Halloween spirit to the village.
There are witches all over, playing the piano, sleeping, 
flying, stirring their brew, and much much more.
It is a haven for kids at Halloween, with live witches dressed
to the hilt to share the fun with all the kids there.

So I buy them each a hat, and we go celebrate, 
have a scavenger hunt of witches to get a free cookie,
and get our face painted, and much, much more.

I used these Robin's Nest Cardstock sheets,

Black Bats Glitter CardstockHaunted House CardstockOrange Bones Cardstock
Pumpkin Heads CardstockSpiderweb Glitter Cardstock

I cut the bones out, and the spider web out, the glitter bats is my 
background paper with the back of the haunted house CS as the accent stripe.

I then added embellishments to the page with the pictures,

Bats Glitter ChipboardGlitter MasksHalloween Chipboard

Orange Crush CardsHalloween Dew Drops

on the back of the 2nd top card is the Witch Hazel card printed on the back.
The masks come in purple and green also.

I used purple flowers, (a color I rarely use), but it was 
the determining punch to this page layout.

All the purple pieces are!

You can find these products on our website

Just click on this link and find most of this under Halloween.

Happy Halloween!!!!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Let it snow...

I start counting down till Xmas. I am hoping this will be last Christmas with no snow and with no family....

I prepare card with lots of snowflakes

I have used:

I have cut two squares out of lovely Winter Snowflakes Cardstock
and few extra snowflakes out of white card stock. I also picked my chipboard (later I swap it with smaller one)

I put a little bit of gesso on both squares next I stick some cotton cloth on a bigger square and die cuts - snowflakes. I glue them together adding some dimensions between them. I also added some white splashes on the top.
Next I put one snowflake on the top of smaller square and smaller chipboard. I added 'let is snow' title in one corner and it was almost ready :)

In the end I added small pearl white dew drop and some snow paste

And my card is ready :) Hope you like it :)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fall Gift Box - Friendship Wrap

Hi There,
The Robin's Nest has the cutest little treat boxes. They are called Friendship Wraps are pre-cut & pre-scored gift box containers that are ready for embellishment. Because they are made of sturdy cardstock, they are able to support whatever little gift you choose to give. They are simple to fold and assemble. I embellished a treat box in Fall colors which will be a perfect gift for each guest at my Thanksgiving table.

The Robin's Nest Supplies:
Tower Teal Friendship Wrap (3pk)
Leaf Glitter Cardstock
Red Snowflake Cardstock
Goldenberry Round Dew Drops
Fall Rub On
Dew Dew Glue

1. Die cut leaves onto the reverse side of Red Snowflake Cardstock. Remove the leaves and then use the exterior frame as a stencil. Place the leaf frame over the Friendship Wrap and use a sponge applicator to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink through the openings. Carefully reposition the stencil and continue to apply ink through the stencil until you have covered the entire surface of the box.

2. Apply leaf rub ons to the side panels of the box. TIP: As the rub on transfer releases from the clear backing sheet, you will notice that the image has a cloudy appearance. In the photo below, the top half of the leaf rub on has successfully transferred and the bottom half is still stuck to the transparent sheet and needs to be rubbed.

3. Adhere a piece of Leaf Glitter Cardstock to the front section of the box.  Stamp and heat emboss a large heart.  Attach it to the top of the front side allowing the top of the heart to extend above the box.

4.  Gently fold along the pre-scored sides and adhere the center flap to assemble the treat box.

5. To assist in opening the treat box, attach a loop of ribbon to the underside of the top flap.

6. Embellish the top flap of the box with the die cut leaves, a fussy cut flourish from Leaf Glitter Cardstock, organza ribbon, and golden Dew Drops.

Embellished Treat Box:

A Closer Look:

Other Supplies: Grateful Heart stamp (Recollections), Versamark Ink Pad (Tsukineko), Embossing Powder - Detail Gold, Detail Copper (Stampendous), Embossing powders - Pesto, Pearlustre Carnelian, Eggplant (Recollections), Heat It Gun (Ranger),  ribbon, Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), sponge ink applicator, Leaves Vine Die 656367 (Sizzix), dimensional foam pads

To purchase the supplies, visit The Robin's Nest.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Chattering Robin's Blog and follow us on Facebook.

To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul.
So glad you joined us today!
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