Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Pillow Box

Hello Crafty Peeps
Welcome to Robin's Nest blog. Today I have another tutorial for you all ready at our amazing YouTube channel.
We will be making cute holiday pillow boxes which can be used for gifting candies , jewellery or maybe hanging as ornament. I will be using our fabulous holiday collection papers.
Please Click here to go directly to the video.

Thankyou for visiting
Have a great day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Strawberry Lake in September

Hello Again,
Robin's Wednesday Posts.

I have decided to used some different papers for my posts today.
We are camping in the mountains of Utah.
And such beautiful scenery there is here.

I decided to use our Clouds CS, 
because the sky in these photos are so nice!

So here we are camping in these beautiful mountains,
coats close as it is September.  The trees are so 
majestic and the feel of the mountains our favorite.
Admittedly I am a trailer camper.  No tents for me.
I need a bathroom, kitchen, and shower!
So to stay for a week, isn't a problem.

Products used
Clouds CS
Edelweiss Paper
Trees paper
Brown Glitter Chipboard
Winter Retreat dew drops

This layout is done with a retired paper from The Robin's Nest.
One that I took at Tahoe Lake.
I only have a few left in my stash,
but, I loved it with these shots of Utah in September.

Other products used.
Green Glitter Paper
Outdoor Cutouts
Brown Glitter Chipboard
Outdoor die cuts
outdoor clippies
Trees paper
Fall leaves tear drops
winter retreat dew drops
Large dew drops.

You can find these products on our website

Have a great fall season!



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's a Blue Christmas

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with some more traditional Christmas cards.  Earlier this month I created some Christmas cards with non traditional colors.

I used the Winter Deer Glitter Cardstock for this gate fold card.  One side of this paper is blue and white striped while the other is the deer swirls.

I created a 5 1/2" gate fold card from white cardstock and used both sides of the cardstock on top.  The striped side is a nice contrast to the deer swirls.  Centering the deer, I die cut a smaller portion for the front of my card as well as the corner of the interior.

To add a bit more depth, I added navy cardstock behind the center panel on the inside as well as to the exterior circles on the front panel.

In keeping with the blue theme, check out this Snowman card.  He was so much fun to create!!!
The card was created from dark gray cardstock and I added Blue Glitter Cardstock on top.  The words were cut from the Winter Words Glitter Cardstock.  This paper makes for a great scrapbook page, but I wanted to use the words on a card.  I added some brown ink around the edges for some depth, then using a Glitter Snowman., I added the words to embrace him on the card.

Last, but not least, I added Early Dawn Dew Drops for the snowman's buttons and then created a snowflake with  Piano Tear Drops in the corner. 
Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Red carpet card

Hi all :)

Kasia's here and new video tutorial :)
Today we make this card:
Red carpet card
Seeing the Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock side immediately think red carpet :)
I love black Dew Drops and Cotton candy because you can use them
ewerywhare and always to all fit. :)
I hope you like it :)

I used:

Have a nice day all :)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Tray

What is it about Christmas that makes the everyday things become something special. Take colors for example. At Christmas, those everyday reds and greens take on a special meaning. That’s why I fell in love with the Robin’s Nest Christmas Collection.

For this project, we have a cross promotion with Walnut Hollow. So I wanted to make a special Christmas scene using their Rectangular Tray and the Christmas Collection.

I decided to create a Christmas montage inside the tray. I used the perfect paper for each square of the montage.

The Flame Glitter Swirl Cardstick and Distressed Trees Specialty Paper create the illusion that you can see stars in the sky and trees upon a hill through the squares, much like peaking through a window. The Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock tells the rest of the story as you can almost see the presents under a Christmas tree.

To finish the edges of the tray I used .5 inch pieces from the Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock.

I’ve always loved Thomas Nast’s Christmas illustrations, so of course, I used the Nast Santa image from the Christmas Rob-on package. I put Santa center stage on a large rosette, which will go on the top of the tray. The rosette was made from the striped side of the Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock and the beautiful deep green patterned side of the Black and White Pinetree Glitter Cardstock. After adding a few mica flakes around the edge of the Nast Santa image, the rosette was ready to take its place at the center of some berries and pine.

I gathered the pine branches, pinecones and berries, along with a twine ball and a couple of Robin’s Nest Glitter Snowmen.

To finish the scene, I placed the Glitter Snowmen beside the snow white twine ball and a few pinecones at the bottom of the tray. I also added some Ace of Diamonds Dew Drops at the corners.

Supplies list:

Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock
Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock
Distressed Trees Specialty Paper
Flame Glitter Swirl Cardstock
Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstick
Black and White Pinetree Glitter Cardstock
Christmas Rub-on
Ace of Diamonds Dew Drops
Glitter Snowmen
Rectangular Tray 10 x 12 from Walnut Hollow
Soft Vintage Twinkle Mica Like Snowflakes from Factory Direct Craft

Thanks for coming. I hope you enjoyed this project using The Robin’s Nest Collections. Grab it while it's on sale!


Silhouette SVG cut files available at dCipollo Designs.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Puppy

Hi, Joan here today with a Christmas page to share. Ten years ago, my daughter and I were in the pet store "just looking" at the puppies, when we saw a little chihuahua. We both fell in love with the tiny pup and so it came home with us that day. Our Christmas puppy was -and still is - the best present ever!

To begin this page, I used a black cardstock base, the Cindy Lou Presents cardstock and the Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock. Next I cut a black doily rectangle from the Flame Glitter Swirl Cardstock (B side) to mat the photo. Then I punched a heart from the Red Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock. The word Believe was cut from the Crimson Sticker sheet. A strip from the Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter cardstock was added behind the photo mat. Finally, I added in some poinsettia flowers, red, green and white doilies and berried branches from my stash. Mini dew drops in red, green and gold were added to the flower centers and to the doilies.

The Christmas Collection from The Robin's Nest is so much fun to use! Be sure to check out the store and get this fabulous line of papers for yourself!

Hanging Star Burst Ornament

 I have a favorite Sizzix die called "Hanging Starburst".
It makes the prettiest ornaments, all from paper, soda cans, felt and more!
I especially love using it with The Robins Nest glittered papers.

  Once the shapes were cut out, I simply assembled the ornament, added the Dew Drops and hung for all to see.
 For these ornaments, I used the following:
Diamond Dew Drops
Mini Dew Drops
Teal Glitter Cardstock
Silver Classic Glitter Swirl
Sorbet Cardstock

 Have a creative day!

- Michelle Frae Cummings

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Be Thankful Fireplace Bunting Banner

Hello Robin's Nest Readers!
It's Robin's Wednesday Post Today.

I love Wednesdays!
It means the pressure of getting my post up is over!
Ha, Ha.

Today I am sharing with you the fireplace at my Dad's house.
Dana and I are staying with my dad right now, 
he is in his 80's and needs some company, and help,
so we spend alot of our extra time at his house.

Last year Rachel was part of a group who shared their scrapbook
talents.  They made banners, books, and journaling tags.
She gave me the letters to the words Be Thankful,
each person on the trade made one letter, so each letter is 
I wanted to pull them all together to make a banner.

Here is what I finished just this week.

The fireplace has a beautiful cement surround,
I added the bunting banner, with each letter adhered to
its own bunting flag.
These were made from Brown Chipboard and
Honeycomb daisy/stripe.
One of my favorite colors,
I maybe should have chosen a brighter orange
color for the bunting flags, but
alas, it is to late for that!

Here they are cut out. 
I used my cricut to cut these out.

This is how Rachel gave them to me.
She did the "F", She used the Leaf glitter CS,
Brown and Red Glitter Chipboard leaves
and orange dew drops.

Here is a close up of the bunting hanging in front of the fireplace.

Again the hanging effect.
The autumn trees framed picture I painted
 years ago.  It's a watercolor.

It is such a fun look. 
I put a eyelet in each top corner of the bunting
and used gold ribbon to thread them together.
On the ends is just the brown chipboard.

This is fun way to get your candles to be on different levels.
I used goblets to sit them on,
I also added my home grown white pumpkins.
I was only successful in growing 2 orange mini pumpkins.

These are Rachel's pumpkins she grew in her garden.
The orange and large white one.
So cute here!

I am totally in love with princess pumpkins.
That was what I grew last year, but alas, none this
year I had to purchase this one.

 Here are close ups of all the letters.
I distressed each bunting with brown ink.

And now again, the
finished fireplace.

This is such a fun way to celebrate

Have a great week!

You can purchase these papers on our website.



Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas Tree and Presents Cards

Candy here and today I am featuring The Robin's Nest Christmas Collection.  The first 6" x 6" card I made uses Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock and Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock for its card base.

I then used Heartfelt Creations Trees Die with the Lime Green Glitter Cardstock to die cut a Christmas tree and then I made the trunk out of Brown Mini Dew Drops from the Black Forest Mini Dew Drops and decorated the tree with Ornament Mini Dew Drops and Goldenberry Dew Drops.  I used a star from the Halloween Chipboard set for the top of the tree.

I stamped the sentiment on White Glitter Cardstock that had been cut with an Classic Ovals Die and matted it on the green part of the cardstock from the Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock that had been die cut with the Lacey Ovals Die.  I finished by adding a few more Dew Drops to the bottom corner of the card.

For my next card I matted a piece of Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock onto Cindy Lou Dot Glitter Cardstock to create the 6" x 6" card base.  On the presents on the design paper I added Gold & Stardust Stickles for a little extra sparkle.  I then stamped the sentiment on White Glitter Cardstock that had been die cut with the Classic Ovals Die and matted it on Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock that had been die cut with a Scalloped Ovals Die.  I added that to the card front with pop dots.  I then added some Christmas Dew Drops and Metallic Gold Dew Drops to the bottom corner.

I hope you enjoyed my fun Christmas cards today.  Have a great day!

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Christmas Tree Card

The Robin's Nest Products:
Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock
Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock
White Glitter Cardstock
Black Forest Mini Dew Drops
Ornament Mini Dew Drops
Goldenberry Dew Drops
Halloween Chipboard
Lime Green Glitter Cardstock

Other Products:
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Die & Scalloped Ovals Die
Heartfelt Creations HCD 739 - Banner & Trees Die
Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3491 - Holiday Haven PreCut Set (sentiment)

Presents Card

The Robin's Nest Products:
Cindy Lou Presents Cardstock
Cindy Lou Dot Glitter Cardstock
Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock
White Glitter Cardstock
Christmas Dew Drops
Metallic Gold Dew Drops

Other Products:
Spellbinders Class
Stickles - Stardust & Gold
Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3551 - Holly Berry PreCut Set (sentiment)
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