The Robin’s Nest Design Team Announcement

Hi everyone!!! I’m super excited to share with you all that I will be altering and creating another six months with my favorite scrapbook company The Robin’s Nest. There is a mix of familiar faces and brand new design team chicks that will be sharing their talents for the next six months.
I hope you will check out the Chattering Robin’s blog daily to see what our talented group of ladies have created. When you get a chance check each design team member’s blog to see what else they are creating.

1.Terri Sproul
2.Bev Code
3.Genevive Rulona

4.Kim Cornwell
5.Tonya Wilson Trantham
6.Marilia Lopes
7.Barbara Rankin
8.Lyneen Jesse
9.Robin Redd
10.Veronika Galenko
11.Ro Donner
12.Dawn Mercedes Barrett
13.Juraci Falcucci
14.Cely Havens
15.Michelle Frae Cummings
Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is wonderful!!!

Robin’s Nest: Stars and Stripes Forever Altered Can

Hi everyone!  
Are you loving Summer as much as I am??? I kinda go into hibernation in the Winter months but once it warms up I’m outside enjoying cookouts and time by/in the pool. Well 4th of July is almost here and I would to share a quick and simple project I created as a table decoration for the 4th. But first, before I forget, I would like to share with you that over at the Robin’s Nest store they have the Diamond Shaped Dew Drops on sale this month for 20% off. There is so many things you can use these little dew drops on…embellish layouts, make flowers, etc.  Also we have teamed up with Timeless Twine too. What a great combination huh?!?!?! 

My supplies list of what I used is below: 

Vanilla Glitter Fluer Cardstock
Red Glitter Sorbet Cardstock 
Blue Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Diamond Shaped Dew Drops
Glitter Blue Alpha Letter Stickers
White Alpha Sticker Letter
Jean Cardstock
Firecracker Aqua Blue and Cherry Red Timeless Twine
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Iron Gate Diecut 
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
The Paper Studio Script Embossing Folder

Well first off you need an empty and clean can. I used a pull top can so I wouldn’t have any sharp edges on the inside because if there is a will or way I will cut myself…lol 🙂

Next I Gesso the bottom and top edge of the can. No need to do the center because you will cover that with cardstock. Once the Gesso is dry I used Folk Art Tapioca Acrylic Paint to go over what I just Gessoed. Let dry. Now cut Vanilla Glitter Fluer cardstock to fit can. Once you have done that use Mod Podge to adhere to can.

Cut a 2″ strip of Jean cardstock and cut from the iron gate diecut a piece long enough to go around the can. Next adhere to can along with lace and a 1/4″ strip of Jean cardstock to can.

Cut from Red Glitter Sobert cardstock using the largest Classic Scalloped Oval. Next emboss with the Script Embossing Folder. Cut from the Jean cardstock using the next size under the largest Classic Scalloped Oval. Now center and adhere to the front of the can along with a patriotic image of your choice.

Next make a bow with the Firecracker Aqua Blue and Cherry Red Timeless Twine. Adhere a button to the top of the bow and then shape.

Adhere to the side of the can. Next cut a strip of Firecracker Aqua Blue and Cherry Red Timeless Twine and glue one end of under the bow and the other end tie a small bow and adhere to the other side of the can.

The banners slightly fold the end and cut a small “v” out of each and adhere to the top of the twine. Next add U.S.A. to each of the banners.

Lastly add Diamond Dew Drops to the Iron Gate diecut and you are finished.

Now you have a quick decoration for the 4th of July. You can add a candle, silverware or anything your heart desires.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out The Robin’s Nest  and the Timeless Twine stores. Also be sure to stop by the Chattering Robin’s blog and check out the rest of the design teams creativeness.
Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is wonderful!!!

Steampunked Owl Container

Hi everyone! I would like to share with you a super easy project I created for The Robin’s Nest using some of the Hot Flame Line which is on sale this month for 20% off over at their store

Also The Robin’s Nest this month has teamed up with Love Bug Creations in which The design team get to use their Rupple Ribbons which is sooooo vivid and fun to use!!!
I had a empty Crystal Light container that I wanted to use for my project and when I first seen the Hot Flame Line the first thing that crossed my mind was motorcycles, racing and barbecue. I knew I wanted to do something different but I didn’t know what.

First I decided I was going to add a “wash” to the Damask Black and White cardstock. I mixed Ceramcoat Green Tea paint and water together and then sponged painted the cardstock. Rub the excess paint off of the black Damask then heat emboss the cardstock to dry it. Once dry spritz with Perfect Pearls Mists Sour Apple Spray and dry again. Now it has a metal shimmery look to the paper. Next cut Black Classic Glitter Cardstock to fit and adhere to the container. Cut the Damask Black and White cardstock 4 inches high and then to fit around the container, center between the Black Classic Glitter Cardstock and adhere.

Next cut from the Plum Watercolor cardstock a Frame Back, Ornate Die and emboss with Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder and adhere to the container. Glue the black mini pom pom trim around the top and bottom of container.

 Well, after studying the Mango Flame Thermal Icing cardstock I thought the flames kinda looked like little wings and after much thought I decided to free hand a owl on the cardstock. Next I used the Scalloped Oval and cut two ovals from the leftover Damask Black and White. One I used for the stomach of the owl and the other for the top of the container. Next I cut another Scalloped oval from the Kiwi Glitter Sobert which I cut in half to look like wings. I spritzed with the Sour Apple spray. Next cut a small triangle shaped piece of cardstock for the beak and adhere it to the owl along with the “eyes”.

Next make a small bow using the Rupple Ribbon Green Grass. Adhere it to the side of the container. Add buttons to the center of the bow. Punch leaves from the Chili and Mango Flame cardstock, crumple up and then glue behind the buttons and ribbon.

Supplies Used:
Damask Black and White
Mango Flame Thermal Icing
Mango Flame Border
Chili Flame Border
Black Classic Glitter Cardstock
Kiwi Glitter Sorbert Cardstock
Winter Retreat Dew Drops
Plum Watercolor
Love Bug Creations Rupple Ribbon Green Grass
Sizzix Frame Back, Ornate #3
Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
Black Mini Pom Pom Trim
Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears
Stampin Up Leaf Punch

I hope this little project has inspired you to create something for yourself or as a gift for someone. Be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest store to stock up on cardstock and embellishments and while you are at it hop on over to Love Bug Creations and pick up some of that gorgeous rupple ribbon.
Thanks so much for stopping by and remember enjoying creating!!!

Robin’s Nest: Happy Everything Altered Toilet Paper Roll Treat Holders

Hi everyone! It has been one whirlwind of a month for me. I got married on the 13th and I guess with all the running and trying to get everything ready I wore myself down. Thus I wound up with a stomach virus the day after I got married and when we got back in town I got a terrible head cold. I am just now starting to feel better and getting back into the swing of things.
This month on the Robin’s Nest store they have their Crackle Glitter cardstock and Neon Dew Drops on sale for 20% off. Also the Robin’s Nest is teaming up with Epiphany Crafts this month. I got to to try the Scalloped Circle punch out on all the projects I created.
When I first seen the Crackle Glitter cardstock my mind was thinking on all the possible things I could create for Spring and Easter . Also I wanted to create something that could hold treats or some goodies in it too. I came up with this cute little toilet paper roll treat holder which was so easy and quick to make. Then I started envisioning different holidays I could create using toilet paper rolls and I came up with a USA/4th of July and a Fall/Thanksgiving theme also.

Robin’s Nest Supplies Used:
Blue Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Orange Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Pink Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Neon Mini Dew Drops
Chocolate Brown Classic Glitter Cardstock
Ochre Classic Glitter Cardstock
Lavender Glitter Classic Cardstock
Red Glitter Sorbet Cardstock
Chipboard Leaves
Eggs Glitter Swirls
Alpha Sticker Letters
Bird Stickers
Other Supplies Used:
Sizzix SU Bigz XL Tasteful Trim
Prima Flowers
Hemp Cord
Mod Podge
Taffy Folk Art Paint
Epiphany Crafts:
Scallop Punch and Bubble Caps Clear Scalloped Circle 25

First off you will need three empty toilet paper rolls for these projects. I painted the inside of each of the rolls and let them dry. I used Mod Podge and coated the inside generously and then I used a big binder clip and pinched the bottom of the tube closed with it. Let the roll dry real well before you remove the binder clip.

Now I’m are ready to decorate. Measure the TP roll and cut a piece of Pink Glitter Crackle cardstock to cover and then Mod Podge to roll. I then cut a 2 inch strip of lime green polk a dot tissue paper and then folded in half to give me a 1 inch strip. I glued one strip at a time to the inside of the roll and cut to make fringe. I did this four times to make it look full and fluffy. Then I cut various sizes of cardstock and adhere to the top. I added a butterfly image to the front and then I used one of the Epiphany Crafts Clear Scalloped Circle 25 and stuck over the butterfly for added interest.

Now I added fringe to the bottom of the tube. I used the same steps as above but only added two rows of fringe. I used a piece of the Purple Glitter Crackle cardstock and Sizzix Tasteful Trim die to cut out the oval looking trim which I glued over the edge of the tissue fridge I had created at the bottom of the TP roll. Then I added the cute Neon Mini Dew Drops to the center of each oval. I punch small holes on each side of the roll and threaded lace through the whole and tied off.

Second TP roll I followed prep instruction as listed above. I used Orange Glitter Crackle cardstock to cover the outside of the roll and cut a strip of Ochre Glitter cardstock and the Chocolate Brown Glitter cardstock I used my Tasteful Trim die again and cut out another piece of oval trim. I used the Orange Neon Mini Dew Drops to decorate the center of each of the oval trim. I then took the Chipboard leaves and crumpled them with my hand and then inked the edges to give it a distressed look, shaped and glued to the corner of the roll. I added a few Prima flowers and buttons to the centers and then topped each off with Neon Mini Dew Drops. In the bottom corner I used a acorn sticker strip from the Bird Stickers and cut a “v” out of it to make a banner. Punched a scallop image with the Epiphany Craft punch and add a “T” alpha sticker over the acorn sticker. I punch small holes in each side of the roll and thread hemp cord and tie off.  

The last TP roll I used the same prep directions as above and glued the Blue Glitter Crackle cardstock around the tube. The Tasteful Trim die I cut a scalloped trim from the Red Glitter Sorbet cardstock and then adhered blue Neon Mini Dew Drops to each scalloped circle. I cut trim, lace and scrap of cardstock and then glued around the roll. I fussy cut a vintage 4th of July image out and attached to the corner.

For the handle I actually used some Christmas Trim a Tree rusty stars trim I had picked up for another craft project. I Mod Podge, let dry, punched small holes on each side  of tube and attached. Then I added Neon Mini blue Dew Drops to the center to each star.
The USA charm I created I used a bottle cap which I first painted with Gesso and let dry. Then paint with Taffy Folk Art paint. Let dry. First I punched a whole in the rim of the bottle cap and then I used the backside of the Blue Glitter Crackle cardstock which is a solid blue and punched out a scalloped circle, added bits of scraps of patterned cardstock and the typed USA to the top of the scallop. Then I put the Clear Scalloped Circle over the top of that and then I adhered it inside of the bottle cap. I snipped a star from the Trim a Tree trim and threaded it through the hole. Twisted the leftover wire to keep it from fall off and then curled and added a neon dew drop.  I used Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes die and cut a rosette out in white cardstock and adhered to the corner of the roll and then glued the bottle cap on top of that. The bottle cap I had a lot of fun creating and I plan on making more in the future. I think that they would make some great charms. 🙂  
Well there you have it!!! Toilet paper roll treat holders that are quick to make and super cute! I just want to remind you to stop on over at the Chattering Robin’s blog and see what everyone else is creating and remember that there is 20% off on the Crackle cardstock and Neon Mini Dew Drops in the Robin’s Nest store.

Again thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun for yourself and remember to enjoying creating!!! 🙂

The Robin’s Nest: Birthday Wishes and "Tea-rrific" Friends

Hi everyone! First off I want  you to know that I’m so excited to be a part of The Robin’s Nest Design Team and I have had tons of fun creating these two little projects for my first post on my blog and on The Chattering Robin’s blog. So grab a snack and pull up a chair and get comfy cause I’m getting ready to share a lot of creativity with you.
My first project I want to show you that you can  use the The Birthday Girl Card Kit for something other than creating cards. I created a mini album and money holder with the kit.

I used a small paperbag (3.5X6.75″) which you can find at your locate craft store.
I folded the bag at the bottom and adhered two of the sides to the bag which this should then give you two pockets. I then inked all edges of the bag and scrapbook paper. Added a paper doilies that had been cut in half and glued that and the scrapbook paper down on the front of the bag.

I used scraps of cardstock that I had leftover from other projects and used my Spellbinder Lacey Pennants die to cut out banners. I took nine of the banners and rolled the tops with a stylus and added a drop of glue to each to keep them from unrolling and then I glued them to the top of the bag. I cut out another banner and used one of the birthday stickers for the card kit…I did cut it down a bit so it would fit on the banner.  I attached the gold ribbon to the mini clothes pin which I attached to the bag along with three more mini banners, stickers and Dew Drops.
For the mini album I cut two of the embossed cards in half…which gave me four mini cards…and punched holes in the top. I decorated with scrapbook paper and stickers from the kit and then used the remaining gold ribbon and strung it through the tags and tied a knot in the top.
Whaa-laa!!! You now have an instant money holder with a mini album to document that special someone’s birthday 🙂
For my next project I created a mini toilet paper roll album using the Stamp Tag Kit, Sky Blue, Teal and Ocean Blue Classic Glitter Cardstock  and Awning Swirl Glitter Cardstock. Also The Robin’s Nest has teamed up with Heartfelt Creations this month to showcase some of their wonderful stamps sets. I received the China Fragments PreCut Set along with a matching Spellbinders Nested Tea Cups die to play with. 
Again I used bits of scrapbook paper that I had laying around…I’m a believer in not wasting anything . 🙂
First off I stamped the tea cup image onto a piece of white cardstock and then place the Spellbinder die exactly on top of the stamped image and ran it through my diecut machine. I figured this out after a lot of trial and error. I then inked the edges of the tea cup. Next I stamped the tea cup on varies colors of cardstock and I fussy cut all the flowers and leaves out. I glued them to the cup and last but not least I added a Dew Drop to the center of the hot pink flower.   
I used three toilet paper rolls which I flattened. Also I measured the cardstock and adhered to each of the rolls.

I used five of the tags as pages inside of the mini. I punched holes in the bottom of each tag, added scraps and embellished with buttons, bits of lace and Dew Drops.

The rest of the tags I embellished and placed through out the mini for added interest. Don’t you think the tags look like a good old pair of comfortable denim jeans? I do 🙂

Now all I need to do is add photos. 
Please stop by the The Robin’s Nest website  and check the sales…20% off if you use the promo code cardkitpromo…that they are having on the card and tag sets for the month of January. Also be sure to check out their blog regularly to see what everyone on the design teams is creating.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun!!!