Monday, July 21, 2014

Cards featuring the Wedding {in love} Collection

Candy Slabaugh here and today I am sharing several cards I created featuring the Wedding {in love} Collection.  The papers in this collection are so elegant and beautiful and the quality of paper is outstanding. The cards I made can be used for Weddings, Anniversaries, Valentines or just to send to that special someone to say I love you!  

The first card features the Silver Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum paper layered over Teal Glitter Cardstock.  I then added some ribbon down the center and embellished it with the heart from the Wedding Die-Cuts and Early Dawn Dew Drops.  I cut out the "love" from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I adhered it to the silver circle embellishment from the  Wedding Die-Cuts and added a flower that I made from die cutting the Silver Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum paper with Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms Die and added a Black Dew Drop to the flower center.  Finally, I finished the card by adding more Early Dawn Dew Drops to the upper left corner.

My next card uses the beautiful Dark Vanilla Gold Glitter Cardstock as the card front for this 6" x 6" card. I used the cream textured paper from Wedding Die-Cuts and added a black Diamond Dew Drop to the center of each one.  The sentiment is from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and I matted it on cream cardstock and added Regency Mini Dew Drops to the corners before adding it to the card front with pop dots.

The next card uses the Wedding Words Glitter Vellum paper over Sour Apple Glitter Cardstock.  I used an embellishment from  the Wedding Die-Cuts  and made the heart using two red Tear Drops from the Love Birds Tear Drops collection.  I then added a Metallic Gold Dew Drop and some Regency Mini Dew Drops to the bottom right corner.

My next card I created uses the Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock and Teal Glitter Cardstock for the base.  I then die cut the sentiment from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and the heart from Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock  using the heart from Heartfelt Creations Timeless Amour Die.  Next I die cut the flowers from Silver Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum using Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms Die and the leaves from Wrap Glitter Cardstock using Heartfelt Creations Gift Ensemble Die (leaves).  I added a yellow 
Dew Drops to the flower centers.  I finished the card by adding silver Dew Drops and black Diamond Dew Drops.

Finally, the last card I am sharing with you today features Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock.  I added ribbon and a bow around the center of the card before adding the rings picture that I had cut out from Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and matted on black cardstock.  I then carefully hand cut out the oval with word together also from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock and added to the rings picture with pop dots.  To finish the card I added Early Dawn Dew Drops to the corners of the matted image.

I hope you enjoyed all the beautiful inspiration using The Robin's Nest Wedding {in love} Collection.  Feel free to stop by my blog at Candy's Creations

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Very elegant card..

Hellow :)
I am extremely flattered by the fact that I am a part of DT Robin's Nest:)
Thank you all for your trust in me!

Today, my first post, and the first video tutorial please forgive the emotions ...:)
With a wonderful collection of "Wedding (in love) I did before the flowers and then very elegant:)
I love it:) This is one of my favorites of paper I've ever done:) and often map. . :)
What do you think? I'm curious of your opinion. . :)

In this picture you can see a prototype of card :)
The first I did, but his performance did the phone went bad ... ... then there are only a few photos:)

And here you can see the birth of my card:)

card base
piece of lace,
shapes cut out Big Shot,
nail without head
double-sided tape.

Top Hat Centerpiece - The Wedding Collection

When I saw the Wedding Collection paper, which is on sale this month at The Robin's Nest, I immediately thought of a formal wedding, because of the beautiful glitter details and the black and white color scheme. And what's more formal than top hats, tulle and dew drops. I decided to make some mini top hats into a centerpiece that is just the right size to go on your bridal shower, wedding breakfast and reception tables.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the bride's top hat from the Silver on Creme Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock and assembled the top hat.

I repeated this to make the groom's hat, which I cut from the Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock. Then, it was time to make all the embellishments for the top hats.

For the bride's hat, I used my Silhouette again to cut a large rose from the reverse side of the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock. I love how the hand script writing on the paper molded into the rose.

Using the same SVG cut file, I die cut two smaller roses from the Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock, which I used for the groom's top hat.

I repeated the Silver on Creme Classic Swirl Glitter and Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock again in the paper cattail flowers and the bow tie.

Finally, I grabbed a little tulle and added some White Dew Drops.

After tying the tulle around the top hat in a bow, with the ends flowing from the back of the hat, I added some Black Dew Drops in the shape of a flower to the front.

To finish the bride's top hat, I glued the roses and cattail flowers on top of the bow.

For the groom's top hat, which I cut from the Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock, I added a band cut from the Silver on Creme Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock.

I omitted the roses and fussy cut a group of word sentiments from the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock in the shape of a tag and tucked it into the band, along with a fussy cut filigree from the Time Flies Rub-on. To finish the groom's hat, I added some cattails and the bow tie.

Going back to my Silhouette again, I cut a hat stand and base for the centerpiece from the reverse side of the Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock, which is black with a touch of glitter.

I covered the top of the base with the lovely script paper (reverse of Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock).

The bride's top hat goes on the hat stand, with the tulle flowing over the base and the groom's top hat is off to the side.

Supplies list:

Silver on Creme Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock
Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock
Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock
White, Black and Silver Dew Drops
Time Flies Rub-on

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


Top Hat, Rose and Leaves and Hat Stand SVG cut files are available at dCipollo Designs.

Friday, July 18, 2014

ps, i love you

Hi, it's Joan, with my second post for The Robin's Nest. Today I'm sharing a wedding layout. I loved using Robin's Nest products to make this wedding page of my daughter and her husband. This photo is one of my favorites, taken at a garden after the ceremony. I wanted a soft, romantic feel to this page, so I decided to use a combination of lots of different colors, pearl dew drops and the Wedding (in love) collection.

First I cut the white glitter cardstock to 8.25" x 10.75" and mounted it onto the Robin's Egg glitter cardstock (8.5" x 11"). The next layer that I added was a piece of the glitter swirl vellum, cut to 6" x 8". Then I built up layers of the glittered carstock in the following colors: Sky Blue, Robin's Egg and Pink. A piece of Wedgewood was tucked behind the Robin's Egg on the left side. I only pop dotted the pink cardstock. This finished the layered pieces of glitter cardstock.

Lastly, I added my embellishments. I punched banner pieces from the cardstock, pop dotted them to the top of the page and added pearl dew drops in between each piece and at the ends. I punched four scallops from the glitter swirl vellum and tucked them behind and on top of the pink cardstock. I cut the words "ps, i love you" and "together" from the wedding cut-outs cardstock and pop dotted them over the vellum scallops. A doily and a die cut were tucked behind the photo.

I am very happy with the finished page. I loved using The Robin's Nest glittered cardstock and the Wedding (in love) collection. Visit The Robin's Nest online store to purchase these products and more for your own scrapbook pages!

Altered Chocolate Box Using lodge Collection

Hello Friends ,
Today as my debut post on Robin's Nest Design Team , I am proud to present at Start to Finish tutorial on an altered chocolate box using Lodge Collection.
This collection is my absolute favorite, the diecut sheet which comes with the collection is very very versatile. Pleased join me on youtube with a full start to finish video.
Please click here to go to our You Tube .
Happy Crafting

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wedding Cards

Welcome to Thursday!

I created 2 cards using the "Wedding {in love} Collection".. Now if you like glitter, like I like glitter, you will definitely love the kit.  I've linked it for you here.  Just click and you will be right where you need to be.  

So, let me show you the cards I created with the kit. 
Good morning,  I'm so excited to share my creations with you today.

The first card is an "easel" card.  I love creating them.  There is so much "real estate" to decorate on these cards.  

It's a pretty simple card to make and it stands up nicely to show off the sentiment. 
The measurements are 6x6. Cut from medium weight white card stock, I adhered the layers of paper.  Using the Martha Stewart punch, I cut the border from scraps and adhered it to the bottom to adorn the "stop".  Affixing the dew drops intervals to allow the easel card to stand up.

This is a standard A2 card.  The papers were affixed, border's created from the scraps and this card is as well adorned with dew drops in white and black.  The sentiment is placed in the center on glue dots.  

The supplies I used were provided by the Robin's Nest and they are: 
  • Creme awning silver and gold glitter paper.
  • Black card stock with silver and gold glitter swirls
  • Vellum paper with silver swirls
  • Sentiment sheet
  • Dew Drops in white and black.
From my supplies: 
  • Martha Stewart punch
  • A bit of yellow ribbon 
  • Tombo multi-glue to hold everything together!
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Wishing you a wonderful and crafty day!   


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

10 Reasons You Make Me Happy

Happy Summer!

We are back from Africa, 3 weeks total
we were gone, and we visited South Africa
and Madagascar!
Great work going on there for Humanitarian needs.
Loved the people so much! 

I have been on the hunt for something different to 
share with you.  So I started working on 
this little mini about my husband, Dana, who is
the love of my life.

This little mini is made from our Glitter Journaling Tags.
One sheet of Glitter Pink and one sheet of Glitter Teal Journaling tags.

Here is a close up of the top page of my mini.
I just cut out the shapes, then added a home made flower,
it is made with just white paper and distressed with pink ink.
I then added my number 10,  and a U then wrote in my title.
I also used Kiwi Sorbet cardstock for the green leaves
and swirl behind the flower, 
Brown glitter chipboard for the bird, and pink 6mm dew drops on top.

This is a sheet of Journaling tags. in Glitter Green.

Minus one tag, but they are pretty easy to work with, and 
leaves you plenty of space to write a note or two on.
I used green and teal pens to journal.

Each page is the opposite color,
 pink then green then pink.
On each page I stapled a shape cut from 
Glitter chipboard.
Teal, green, pink, or yellow.
A punched pink flower with a
pink dew drop in the center, a punched stamp shape
from Glitter Kiwi Sorbet Cardstock
and a number.  
I purposely used distressed the numbers.
They are from the Red Glitter Letter sheet.

Each page is journaled with one of the
things that really make me happy about Dana.

I also used various bright colors
to make the book feel Happy!

The last page I glued a picture of us on it
so when it is read, the reader knows who wrote 
it and who it is about!  US!

I then used a green ring and tied a
blue and green and pink colored ribbon to
the ring.
So, really a very simple mini.

What are the 10 reasons your 
hunny makes you happy?

Have a great Summer Day!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

4U Envelope Card

Hi everyone, Steph here today.

This month we are working with the Robin's Nest Lodge Collection.  This paper line is awesome with it's fun colors, textures and patterns.   I decided to create an envelope/gift card combo today.

I have tons of envelopes and figured this would be a great way to use them.  This will work with any sized envelope, just play around and see what happens.

Using an envelope, I first sealed it, then cut papers to fit.  I used Mens Plaid/Compass Cardstock for the front of the envelope, then die cut Wrap Glitter Cardstock to fit the oval on the front.   Punch a half circle in the top so the insert shows.  The Lodge Cutouts Cardstock has lots of images and tickets, so I fussy cut some tickets, inked them and used them as elements on the front of the envelope.  The trees are part of the Lodge Die-Cuts collection - I simply inked them and placed with on top with foam adhesives for dimension.  Using stickers from the Outdoor Stickers sheet, I added "4U" on top using alphabet glitter stickers.

I also used the Wrap Glitter Cardstock for the insert and also fussy cut a number of tickets from the Lodge Cutouts Cardstock, inked them and used them as elements on the insert.  Some element stickers from the Outdoors Sticker sheet finished off the insert.

Just create a pocket at the bottom of the insert and put a gift card inside.  This is a great way to dress up a gift card.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lodge Collection is amazing

Hi Bev here today to share what an amazing product line... Lodge Collection is.
It is perfect for nature pages, masculine and many other pages.
Above is my Grandson and friend fishing at the cottage.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products:
Cardstock: misc
Cut Files: used Cricut
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger
Pen: Signo white gel
Other: twine, stitching, washi tape

Close ups show more of the fun details.
Here is multi layered tag with twine, cricut cut files for gone fishing... and notice
the fun paper straw accent... and the twine with I knotted.
For a rustic touch I ripped a portion of the paper.

This section shows and washi tape corner, a cricut cut fish and 
another tag accent.

This section has a fun cricut cut fisherman, clustered banner with stitching
and some cool tear drop dew drops.


Up next is my  project using the Lodge Collection  on a fun card for a friend.

There isn't a day goes by that I don't forget what a friend means to our lives.
This card is perfect for any occasion that you want to tell a friend that they mean so much to you.
I actually started this card with the friends sentiment and the chipboard.
From there I chose the Robin's Nest paper for the background and now it needed some pop.. what better than a punched border using Kreaxions punch #310 and also the fall away piece...
so one on the top and bottom of the card.
In the middle you find the other Robin's Nest paper ripped and inked matted background, the fabulous sentiment and some fun chipboard accented with stickles and liquid pearls.
It was still missing something.. and what better than some added twine.

Supply List:
Robin's Nest Products:
Cardstock: misc
Punch: Kreaxions #310
Other: twine, chipboard, sentiment, stickles and liquid pearls

Up next is .. a super fun and cute bookmark.
I used the Lodge Collection for this.
Sometimes it's really hard to work on such a small space and get the job done.. but this 
came together pretty good.. hope you like it as much as I do.
The background is Wrap Glitter Cardstock then on the left side is a border of Forest Trees Specialty Paper
and then using the Outdoors Stickers  I added the circles to right border.. and then
on top of the base I added the cut out tree from the stickers, the Creative Embellishment heart and also the fun the view tab sticker.

Supply List: 
Robin's Nest Products:
Accent: Creative Embellishment
Base: misc bookmark
Cardstock: misc

Thanks for stopping by.. I enjoyed sharing with you today.

Be sure to visit the Robin's Nest STORE to view these products and many more.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Artist Trading Block Meets the Fairy Tale


Hi everyone. My name is Betsy Skagen, and I am thrilled to be sharing my first post with you as part of the Robin’s Nest Design Team.

Always one to think outside the box, I wanted to use the fabulous Wedding In Love Collection to show how you don’t necessarily have to use materials in the way they are intended. Hey, once a rebel, always a rebel!

My Cinderella’s Time Gone By Artist Trading Block (ATB) features remnants of Cinderella’s ballroom dance at the castle and plays with the concept of Time: the importance Time played during Cinderella’s special night, the fact that this Time took place in the past and how Time distorts, warps and fractures memories.

Creating this box was truly a serendipitous experience. I knew I wanted to use a lot of translucent materials and I was delighted to find that I had saved a Cinderella slipper and carriage horse from my daughter’s long-ago princess birthday party. The icing on the cake came halfway through the project when I discovered that the Robin’s Nest actually had a cardstock quote about fairy tales. It was as if I had a personal fairy godmother watching over this project.  

How to make the ATB

Step 1 Find a suitable transparent box. Make sure it is sturdy enough to support the weight of your materials. I used an acrylic box from my hoarder’s stash that had previously housed a Christmas ornament. Measure all the dimensions of the inside of the box and write these down for your reference.

Step 2 Cut two pieces of Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock and two pieces of the Silver on Crème Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock so they will fit back to back inside the two back walls of the box. Adhere these together with the decorative sides facing out.

Step 3 Cut a piece of the Iridescent Classic Glittler Swirl Vellum to fit the inside of the bottom of your box. Adhere this to the box using a clear adhesive such as Glossy Accents.

Step 4 Fussy cut a small strip of Dark Vanilla Silver Glitter Cardstock to place on the bottom of one of the sides.

Step 5 Lay the Silver on Crème Class Swirl paper on table and determine placement of chipboard clock, pendants, fussy cut and gears. Remove everything except chipboard clock from paper and lightly sprintz ink bronzer over clock so that it creates a shadow outline on paper.

Step 6 Using a silver acrylic paint dauber, paint the chipboard heart, clock and gears.

Step 7 While clock is still wet, apply silver embossing powder to paint on clock. Then use heat gun to emboss. And yes, you can see from the above picture why I never bother with manicures (sigh).

Step 8 Dry heart and gears with heat gun. Lightly distress the chipboard heart with ink bronzer. Rub with paper towel to get your desired look.

Step 9 Attach pendant to chipboard clock. Line up clock with shadow outline on paper and attach to paper using strong adhesive. Attach gears and second pendant.

Step 10 Using permanent black ink, stamp two smaller clock images onto plastic packaging material. Using heat gun, shrink and distort shape of these clocks to your liking.

Step 11 Using permanent black ink, stamp larger clock images onto plastic transparency. Apply Glossy Accents to back of this and apply to a piece Iridescent Classic Glittler Swirl Vellum. After it dries. Cut out the clock, and then make sharp shatter-like cuts into a portion of the clock to create a broken clock and a window for viewing. Ink edges of clock with black ink.

Step 12 Cut the fairy tale quote out of the Wedding Cut-Outs Cardstock. Attach at an angle to the second of the Silver on Crème Classic Swirl rectangles.

Step 13 Place the acrylic horse on the papers and sprintz ink bronzer over horse so that it creates a shadow outline on papers. I found it helpful to cover up some of the fairy tale quote to ensure the shadow did not overpower the quote. Remove the horse and wash the ink from it.

Step 14 Align the horse with the shadow and using a glass and bead glue attach it to the paper. Line horse with Pebeo Cerne Relief in Silver. Attach gear to right hand corner of quote.

Step 15 Using the glass and bead glue, adhere the glass slipper to the inside base of the box. Using the same glue, attach black and white Diamond Dew Drops to the base around the slipper.

Step 16 Carefully apply a clear adhesive around the inside edges of the left back side of the box. Insert the panel holding the chipboard clock into the box and press down onto the side. Let this dry thoroughly. After it dries, repeat the process and insert the fairy tale panel into the right back side of the box. Let dry.

Step 17 Apply Glossy Accents to the front of the large clock and adhere to the inside panel across from the chipboard clock. Let dry.

Step 18 Using glass and bead glue, adhere one clock to the inside back corner and the second close to the inside of the box’s upper left front corner.

Step 19 Thread black wire through the crown pendant and through the large pearl beads. Attach to the inside of the cover with glass and bead glue.

Step 20 Adhere the chipboard heart to the outside of the cover. Adhere pearl colored Dew Drops to the heart. Adhere Black Dew Drops to the four corners.

Step 21 Apply the Timeflies Rub-on to the lower left corner of the outside front of the ATB.

That is how you can make the Cinderella’s Time Gone By ATB. Hopefully this will inspire you to create your own ATB that brings you some happily-ever-after moments of creative bliss.


The Robin’s Nest has made their Wedding In Love Collection 20 percent off for the month of July 2014.

Stuff I used

From personal collection:
  • Cinderella’s slipper
  • Acrylic horse
  • Silver pendant
  • Large pearl bead
  • Clear acrylic box (sturdy)
  • Plastic packaging
  • Plastic transparency sheet

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