Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mini Dream Catcher Made Beautiful With Colorful Dew Drops How To

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to the Chattering Robin's blog. Michelle here with you today to share a brief tutorial, on how to make a mini lace dream catcher, with beautiful spring inspired colors using Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest.

Embroidery hoop dream catchers, are all the crafting rage right now. They can be simple and Bohemian styled, or made Shabby using beautiful laces & trims, or any style one can dream up. My little treasure leans toward the Bohemian, and a selection of Dew Drops were just the right touch.

For this project you will need:

4" Mini Embroidery Hoop
Embroidery Thread
Fabric Stiffener
Lace Trim
Spring Embellishments

From The Robin's Nest:
                                                      Easter Dew Drops

                                                 Spring Blooms Dew Drops

                                                   Silver Bells Dew Drops

Additional Tools & Supplies:
ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie
Crafting Needle

First I cut a 5 inch circle from pre-stiffened lace. I then lay & stretched the lace over the "inside", smaller circle of the embroidery hoop. I then added a dollop of glue around that inside circle under the lace, then carefully lay the larger hoop over, tightened and secured. 

After the glue had cured, I used an ombre' embroidery thread, and went around the hoop, to give the appearance the lace had been "sewn" into place.

I followed the paisley pattern of the lace, using a variety of Dew Drops over the entire surface, placing each into place using the Embellie Gellie tool.

Once the Dew Drops were glue and cured into place, I added satin ribbon & lace trim through the embroidery hoop lock, and glued to the bottom the hoop itself. I then decided to add Dew Drops from the same collections to the bottom of the satin ribbons.

To finish I added some butterfly & daisy embellishments.

This little beauty is the perfect addition to any room or window, as the sunlight can give a near sun catcher look.The entire project took about an hour, and was made perfect using The Robin's Nest Dew Drops.

I hope you find yourself inspired by this fun project.

To purchase Dew Drops & other exclusive products, please visit The Robin's Nest store at:

Until next time......................................Be Crafty!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Easter Egg Dew Drop Card by Melinda Beltran

Hello crafty friends!
Hope your week has been going well! It’s my turn to share here at the Robin’s Nest and so this is what I came up with.
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I made this colorful and fun card featuring a dew drop egg!  The egg was created with the Sprinkles Mini Dew Drop set. My finished card size is an A2. It is a white cardstock base and is top folding. I then used some yellow, white, lavender and green cardstock. The patterned papers are from the Doodlebug Bunnyville paper pad.

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I created this egg template in my Pazzles craft cutter software. I then created the corresponding scalloped mat. I actually printed out the egg template as I made the outlines a very light gray. This gave me a pattern to go by to put the dew drops on. I used the mini dew drops from the Sprinkles Mini Dew Drop Set. Once I finished setting all of the dew drops I adhered the finished egg to the scalloped mat.

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I also added a border of some of the same dew drops to the top border of my card.

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I added a fun little sentiment and a bow with some seam binding.

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For the bottom of the card, I simply added a few little banners.

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Here is one last look at the finished card.

Please feel free to pin this image for some great Easter, Dew Drop Inspiration!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Be sure to head over to The Robin's Nest SHOP and check out all of the fabulous dew drops, diamond, tear and mini drops too! They are just the perfect embellishment for all your creations!
Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Layered Flower Pot Card

Hello Everyone,
I wanted to share this flower pot card using flowers I created from my last post.  I created these using the Bubbles Mini Dew Drops and Light Vanilla Dew Drops. 

 Supplies Needed:

I gathered up my A2 card base cut the flower pot and embossed the layering piece. 

I then arranged how I wanted my flowers to appear on top of my pot. I did not use all the flowers I created from my last post.


I then adhered everything together to finish my card off.


 Until Next Time...

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Vintage Tag

Hello again Robin's fans, 
It's Libeeti here with a lovely vintage tag, using the gorgeous Robin's Nest Dew Drops.

I cut a tag  using my Big Shot twice - once from a dp and then from a heavy thick cs. I adhered them together to form a thick tag:
I distressed the edges with distress ink:
And then another type of distressing, this time with a distressing tool:
I adhered a sticker that I liked:
And now for the fun part - decorationg with beautiful Robin's Nest Dew Drops. I've used the Sunflower dew drops:
A final touch - I tied a ribbon to the top of the tag:
And that's it! my vintage look tag is ready:
Here are some close-ups:

As you can see, I added some more dew drops. I just couldn't resist adding them...
Thank you for joining us today and see you next time!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Gentle Rain

Hello there!!
Here is Elisa from Italy!! We had a strange winter this year... No snow, no rain... No low temperature... But the first week of March, finally, the Winter has come!!
Lot of snow, for three days and then rain, rain and rain again!!
So, of course, I get inspired!! And here are my new ATC for The Robin's Nest... About March and about Rain!! LOL

Tear Drops in Baby Boy Dew Drops are perfect for this theme: don't you think so??

Here are some pictures about details:

Supplies by The Robin's Nest in this project:

Hope you enjoy it and hope you would like to create a lot of ATC using dew drops!!! :)
Till next project!


Little Birdie Card

Hi there! Jenn here and today I have for you a pretty little birdie card using The Robin's Nest Dew Drops and Tear Drops!

For this card I used:
Baby Tear Drops
Water Dew Drops
Dew Drops are amazing to accent any project and they come in a huge variety of colors and shapes.

For this card:
Cardstock in Navy, Light Blue, and a designer pattern that coordinates
Label Dies in Medium and Large
Bird image (mine is cut from cut-outs in designer paper pack)
Adhesive tape runner
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Die-Cut Leaf

Make the following cuts and die cuts:
Navy Cardstock
 cut and fold into a 5 X 7 flip-up card base
Cut a strip 1 X 6.75 for front
Die cut one large label shape

 Light Blue Cardstock 
4.25 X 6.25 for inside ink edges with Distress ink

Designer Patterned Paper
6.5 X 4.5 Card front ink edges with Distress ink
Strip .75 X 6.75 this will layer on top of Navy strip on front of card
6.25 X 4.75 for inside base layer ink edges with Distress ink

Use a smaller version of the same label die to cut out image of bird and ink edges with Distress Ink

Use adhesive tape runner to build the card. Use adhesive foam squares for the label with the bird image adhered on top of it.
Add flowers, Dew Drops and Tear Drops and a cute puffy sticker sentiment and there you go!

Thanks for viewing my post today! I hope that you enjoyed it and that you are now inspired to get out your paper and glue and get crafty!!
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops are just a click away in the online store HERE.

Until next time! Stay Creative!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

How To Make Leather Jewelry With Metallic Dew Drop Centers

Hello, welcome to the Chattering Robin's blog. Michelle here today to share a quick project, a leather jewelry collection, with GORGEOUS Metallic Dew Drops for big impact.

Here is what you will need to create your own:
Pre-cut thin faux leather shapes & bracelet blank
Embossing machine & folder (for added texture)
Metallic & Pearlized Pigment Powder
Pigment Powder Medium
Color Spray Mist
Metal Eyelet & Brad
Earring Fish Hooks
Whole Punch Tool
Mixed Media Glue

And the star of this design THE ROBIN'S NEST METALLIC DEW DROPS!

I pre-designed & cut my leather using my Cricut Explore Air 2. If you do not own a cutting machine, pre-cut leather shapes and leather bracelet blanks can be found in most leather crafting sections in craft stores, or found on line.

I chose a teal blue (Peacock) color & a reddish brown (Cafe') leather for this collection. Peacocks happen to be my favorite bird, and this happens to be my favorite color combo.

I went with a wrap bracelet design using the Peacock leather. For the Cafe' leather, I chose a floral pattern, and used 3 various sizes. Once I had cut the designs, I planned a 3 flower pendant tapering from largest to small flower and used a medium & small flower for dangle earrings.

With the wrap bracelet, I used an embossing plate, to add a bit more texture to the bracelet body only, not the strap, finishing with using at the pigment powder medium lightly rubbed across the embossed area, followed by lightly brushing an antique bronze metallic pigment powder.

While I did not use and embossing folder, I used the pigment powder medium around the edges and in the center of each flower component, using a metallic teal color.

Assembly time!

Before completely putting it all together, I chose & added a gorgeous Metallic Teal Dew Drop (there are so many colors and finishes to choose from) to the center of each flower, with just a dollop of mixed media glue.

Once the glue completely set (15 minutes or so) I then put the floral components together, using both medium & small jump rings, and for the earrings, I used fish hook design earrings. 

After getting the "mechanics" of the bracelet set (make sure to pre-strap the bracelet before adding ANY center embellishment) as I found out the hard way and had to reset the layered flower after I figured that out to late, lol. I then used a mixed media glue to adhere the flower to the center of the strap.

I wanted a softer necklace, rather than using a cold metal chain. I used vintage seam binding to accomplish this. First, I lightly sprayed color spray mist in a teal tone, working it into the ribbon, blotting with a paper towel and repeating the process twice more, finishing with drying with my heat tool.

This entire project took about an hour, and the results are just amazing.

Feminine with just an edge of "rock-n-roll".

For more color choices in the GORGEOUS Metallic Dew Drops, plus many other finishes, colors & shaped Dew Drops, visit The Robin's Nest online store at:

Thanks fro much for stopping by. While here visit the other galleries full of creative ideas by the talented TRN Design Team.

Until next time.......................................... Be Crafty!

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