Thursday, March 30, 2017

Becca the Angel

Hello Robin's Nest Readers!

I so love to have our grandma picture taking days.
We spend the whole day dressing up and taking
photos.  Here are some photos of her in my 
wedding dress (was I that small at one time?)
and angel wings with a fluffy halo.

Becca used to hate having her picture taken, and to
get her to smile was brutal!
Here you can tell that we are over that.
She has the most beautiful smile, and I love to
see it come freely!

Becca is now 12, and such a cute girl.
I am such a biased Grandma!




For this layout I wanted to use black and silver, so Becca's photo could
stand out better on the dark background.
I also love to use old book pages on layout,
and writing.

Robin's Nest Products I have used.

Silver on Black Glitter Cardstock  Saffron Diamond Cardstock  Saffron Cards

      Silver Glitter Paisley CS      Saffron Sunrise Diamond      Saffron Sunrise  Cards  

The silver stamped cardstock is retired, and the angel stickers are 
also retired.  I had some very cute angel wings I used on the
page also that is from my stash.

I also used Gypsy Soul Die cuts on this page.
Love her work!!!

    



You can find these products on our website


Just click on this link and it will take you there.


Have a great day!

Robin


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Guide on how to make easy teabag folded flowers

Today I am going to give you a guide on  how to make an easy teabag folded flowers.



There may seem like there is a lot of steps to this tutorial but once you make one you will have the skill forever and I wanted to make sure it was easy to follow.

I used the following products from Robins Nest 

Blue Robin Glitter Cardstock - Reverse side (Distressed Ocean)


Process


I start by cutting my paper into 4" squares. From a 12" x 12" piece you will get 9 squares. We need 8 of them for petals and the remaining will be used for added decoration.



Fold the square diagonally in both directions, making sure to be as neat as possible for a cleaner finished petal.



Now fold the square in half in both directions, it should now look like the picture below.


Fold to create a  triangle point facing you as shown below


Now you need to tuck the right hand point inwards as shown below


Do the same with the left hand side, it should now look like this


Flatten it and give all the folds a good rub with a bone folder/Popsicle stick/finger nail


Turn the paper so the open ends point away from you and lift the top flap on the right hand side in and fold towards the centre.


Now do the same with the left hand side, it looks a bit like a kite.


Repeat this for all 8 of the petals. Now we need to put the flower together as shown below. I work in a clockwise direction adhering a petal beneath the kite shape flap but above the base of the fold as shown below, I use a little glue to hold this in place. 


Once all 8 petals have been placed this is what it should look like


I then die cut a small stitched circle and adhered it to the brown doillie die cut


I then add this to the centre of the flower and layer the flower on to a piece of 5.5" square Brown rope paper.


I added this to the front of a 6x6" white card blank and added a dew drop to each corner to finish the look.


All that was left to do was add a sentiment to the front



This is a very sophisticated card but you could add the flower to a gift box or on top of a wrapped present if you wanted.



Flowers for my baby boys!

Hi my dear Friends,
It's Angela today to show you a beautiful Robin's Nest flowers paper for a boy scrapbook layout.
Yes, because who says that flowers paper has to be for a girly page only?

Ciao amici cari,
Sono Angela e vorrei mostrarvi una delicata carta fiorata di Robin's Nest usata per un layout da maschietto.
Sì perché, chi dice che i fiori devono per forza essere solo per le femmine? 


Picture Perfect Layout The Robin's Nest


The delicate blue of the flowers of this paper fits perfectly my sweet little boys picture. And it fits my boy shirt too!!

L'azzurrino dei fiori di questa carta lo trovavo perfetto per questa foto dei miei bimbi. E si accostava anche perfettamente con la maglietta del piccolo!!

Picture Perfect Layout The Robin's Nest


I decided to try my new Silhouette Cameo and I downloaded this fun title from PaperIssue.
I cut it from a white piece of cardstock, then I colored it with watercolors.

Ho deciso di provare la mia nuova Silhouette Cameo e così ho scaricato questo simpatico titolo da PaperIssue.
L'ho ritagliato su un cartoncino bianco, poi colorato con gli acquerelli.

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A few embellisments here and there and of course my adorable, lovely Dew Drops. You know, I cannot consider a layout finished without them!

Alcuni abbellimenti qua e la e le mie adorabili Dew Drops sono stati sufficienti per decorare la pagina. Ormai lo sapete, non posso considerare finito un layout senza averle usate!

Picture Perfect Layout The Robin's Nest


I also framed part of the page with a dark blue paper to make the title pop.
To push the layout a step further, I drew all around the paper and the title too using a fine black liner.

Ho poi incollato un cartoncino di un bel blu cobalto per incorniciare il layout, in modo che il titolo risaltasse di più.
Ancora, ho disegnato una linea sottile tutt'attorno ai fogli ed alle frasi con un pennarello sottile nero.

Picture Perfect Layout The Robin's Nest


I hope you like this page, let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by.

Spero che questa pagina vi piaccia, fatemi sapere e grazie della visita.

Love,
NG

The Robin's Nest Products I used:
Daisy Stripe Teal cardstock
Admiral Fleur Glitter Linen cardstock
Aristocratic Blues Cards
Saffron Cards
Baby Boy Dew Drops
Aquamarine Mini Dew Drops
Dew Dew Glue


Sunday, March 26, 2017

It's Fun To Feed The Little Baby Ducklings!

Tracy here today and I've got a layout about my granddaughter's class trip to feed the ducks. Aren't the little hats they made super cute!


Robin's Nest Products

I started with the Brown on Brown Glitter Cardstock for my background. I cut a circle out of the Bunny Cardstock and used the reverse side and cut down the Rubber Duckies Glitter Cardstock and rounded the corners. 
I wanted to bring out some more of the colors of the photos so I decided to mat the photos using the Pink Glittered Leopard Cardstock.


Next, I cut some little duck feet on my Cricut and placed them along the top of the page right over the Rubber Duckies Glitter Cardstock.


And since there just wasn't enough bling with all the glittered cardstock I used, I decided to make a few small flower shapes using some of the Diamond Dew Drops and the Mini Dew Drops


Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, March 25, 2017

So sweet art journal page

Hello crafty friends,

Today, I would like to show you how to make a quick and simple page, in your Art Journal.

These papers are perfect for my project.





Two cute friends in a whimsical house



Products I used


Others

Acrylic Paints, Texture Paste, Stencil, Black Ink Spray, Image from Pinterest, Page of an old book.


How to do


First, make your background with acrylic paints, here I chose 3 colors, I made large stripes with a brush an then some circles. I sprayed a few drops of black ink. When it was dry, I applied my texture paste with a circles stencil.



Cut a large stripe in the Rosy Diamond Cardstock and stick it at the bottom.
now, let's build a house with the Numbers Glitter Cardstock and a page of an old book for the roof.



Cut the steps and stick them.
All you have to do is add your title, a Diamond Drew Drop on the roof and your vintage image.

Easy and quick!!!


Thanks for stopping by today!











Friday, March 24, 2017

Crafting for Good - a sweet & special craft for the NICU

Hello and welcome to the blog today.  Shelly here sharing a special project I created for our local hospital's NICU (neonatal intensive care unit).


My sister volunteers at the NICU and one the tasks is to create "crib cards" for the babies in the unit. Crib cards are simply cards that list baby name, birth date, and birth stats - they are put in a plastic protector and hung on the outside of crib.  The crib cards made by the volunteers are fun & fanciful - creating a little bit of cheer in a stressful situation.

My sister mentioned that the craft supplies provided were a little.... lacking... so I immediately decided to create some crib cards to donate, along with a box of fun crafting supplies.

To create these crib cards I used:

Boy Card:

Getaway Glitter Cardstock (cut to 5 x 7)
Khaki Glitter Cardstock (cut to 4 x 6)
Dino Rub Ons
Dew Drops - assorted sizes

Girl Card:

Princess Glitter Cardstock
Glitter Crown Cardstock
Baby Girls - Little Friends
Gerber Cardstock Sticker (cut in half)
Dew Drops - assorted sizes

For Both:

White Cardstock (2 - cut to 3 x 5)
Ink (for edging paper)

Create:


  • Ink all edges of cut cardstock
  • Layer and glue your cardstock pieces
  • Layer and glue your embellishments


  • I applied the rub-ons to white cardstock, cut out and attached pop dots for some added dimension


A pretty simple project, but one that will bring a smile to a worried parent's face.  I plan on creating at least half dozen completed cards to drop off with craft supplies.

Hope you are inspired to craft for the good!

Have a creative weekend!!

Shelly



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

Hi everyone!!
Ciao a tutti!!

Today is the 24th of March and I think that is a good idea showing you this Happy Birthday Card. I hope you enjoy it.
Oggi è il 24 Marzo e credo sia una bella idea mostrarvi questa Card di Buon Compleanno. Spero vi piaccia.



I decided to use these three Cardstock for this project:
Ho deciso di usare questi tre  cartoncini per questo progetto:
Rosy ChevronGlitter Discovery Girl




I created the structure of the card with the Valentine Stripe Cardstock. I also cut two rectangles by the Glitter Discovery Girl Cardstock. I stuck one on the front size, with that tiny flowers in the front, and one on the other size.
Ho creato la struttura della card con il cartoncino Valentine Stripe. Ho anche tagliato due rettangoli dal cartoncino Glitter Discovery Girl. Ne ho attaccato uno da un lato, con i fiorellini sul fronte, e uno dall'altro verso.



Then I pasted on the card another rectangle cut by the back of Valentine Stripe Cardstock, on which I wrote "Happy Birthday" using the Alpha Pink Glitter Stickers. I also this wonderful card with music sheet and bees and a Doillie.
Poi ho incollato un altro pezzo del retro del cartoncino Valentine Stripe, su cui ho scritto "Happy Birthday" con l'alfabeto glitterato rosa. E anche questo bellissimo con lo spartito e le api e una margherita.



Finally I cut a lot of roses by the Rosy Chevron Cardstock and I stuck them on the edge of the Glitter Discovery Girl Cardstock. Of course, I also used four Diamond Dew Drops (white and pale pink).
Infine ho tagliato un sacco di piccole rose dal cartoncino Rosy Chevron e le ho incollate lungo il margine del cartoncino Glitter Discovery Girl. Ovviamente ho anche usato quattro Diamond Dew Drops (bianco latte e rosa pallido).



And here are some closer pictures for you:
Qualche foto dei particolari:







List of supplies:
Lista materiali:
Rosy ChevronGlitter Discovery Girl
Alpha Pink Glitter Stickers
Doillie
Diamond Dew Drops


I hope you enjoy my Card!!! Till next project!!
Spero che la card vi sia piaciuta! Al prossimo progetto!!

Elisa


ps. Happy Birthday Terri!!


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