Monday, August 21, 2017

Creating a Unique and Simple Shaker Box: Wizard Approved!

Hello and welcome to the blog today.  Shelly with you sharing a super easy shaker box accent made from product packaging and Dew Drops with a Harry Potter theme.

Shaker boxes add whimsy & movement to your projects....

So let's take a look at how easy it to make a shaker box with product packaging and Dew Drops!

I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and recently made a pilgrimage to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter where I picked up a box of Bernie Bott's Every Flavour Beans (along with a chocolate frog) from Honeydukes.

The packaging from the candies was so charming and whimsical, I knew I had to incorporate it into my scrapbook pages.  Since the Every Flavor Beans had a cello window, I immediately knew a shaker box would be perfect!

Here's how I did it:

  • Gently deconstruct box with an craft knife, detail scissors and straight edge

  • Choose the panel you want to use, along with a box flap to use as your shaker box back.
  • Add 2 - 3 layers of double-sided dimensional foam tape along edges of your shaker box back (I always add a little Best Glue Ever to make sure that foam tape will be permanently affixed)
  • Once your foam tape is in place, place a scoop of mixed Dew Drops (Original and Mini), Diamond Dew Drops, Tear Drops and a few sequins for extra sparkle.
  • Add a few more drops of Best Glue Ever and firmly press your shaker box together

And that's how easy it is!  I cannot wait to add this to one of my Harry Potter projects!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today - have a creative week!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

How To Make a Cute & Simple Birthday Card With Dew Drops

Hello crafty friends, welcome to the Chattering Robin's blog. 

Michelle here with you today to share a very simple and cute manatee themed birthday card I made for a very special niece's birthday. 

I used selections from the BEAUTIFUL Riverside Mini Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest. 

These dew drops were absolutely perfect to use, along with The Robin's Nest, Blue Robin Glitter Cardstock as the background.

My niece is absolutely CRAZY about manatee's, so of course the card had to have a manatee on it. I used my cutting machine to cut not only a manatee, but also some seaweed for the designs on this card.

My card base is a 5x5 card, I also cut the Blue Robin Glitter Cardstock in a 5x5 square, and the solid aqua color cardstock in a 3.5x3.5 square.

I used an aqua ink with a blending tool to lightly color the edges of both squares, and green and deep gray ink to shade the edges of the seaweed & manatee cuts.

I used a double sided scoring tape, to apply both the glitter cardstock & solid aqua cardstock.

Using a double sided adhesive dimensional dots, I layered the seaweed alternating the light & dark shades of green, also using them to adhere the manatee.

Lastly, I randomly added my color selections of dew drops from the Riverside Mini Dew Drops, adhering them with glue, leaving enough space to add my nieces name, using 
The Robin's Nest Alpha Glitter Stickers in white.

My niece was thrilled with her card. And it was made possible by the beautiful cardstock & embellishment selections from The Robin's Nest.

For The Robin's Nest items I used on this project, and even more great product selections, visit The Robin's Nest online store by following the blog tab link above this post, the purple links with product photo's on this post, or the link below.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Until next time....Be Craftily You.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Let's recycle a little and create a custom journal - Part 2

Hidy y'all!! I am back and I am going to continue to show
y'all how I am making my own journal to help me
with my sadness and depression. Not only 
getting my feelings and thoughts down on paper but
keeping my mind busy crafting the journal.

We left off here:

Ok, now we are going to make our journal so we can put pages in it....

I am using this cord but you can use anything you would like...

You will also need a large button... I chose one with an indent to add
a second button for decoration....  If you have a button box like mine,
this might take a while to choose, lol

I have chosen!!  LOL

Ok, start with your cord on the back side and wrap it over to inside...

Keep wrapping and holding it tight until you have as many as you want... 
these will hold your signatures of pages...

I ended up with nine wraps.... Bring both ends to back side and hold tightly...

Cut cord with longish tails left....

Pass both ends under all wraps one lower than the other...

Tie over all wraps and pull them together...

Now put each ends thru button and tie again...

I chose a second button just because  :)
Tie a bow and there you have it!
A no-sew, no-glue, no-staple journal!!

Items I used so far:

Next time I will show you how to add pages and
embellish your journal...

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and remember to come back
same time same place on 9/7 to learn more!!!

Thanks for stopping by and please come back again!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

First time at the Beach

Hello Robin's Nest Readers,

Robin posting today.

A few Christmas' ago, we met our kids in California for Christmas
at our daughters house.  Some of the grand kids had never seen the ocean.
and one of the things they wanted to do is go to the ocean.

Becca however was a bit apprehensive to get in the water,
she watched everyone else take their shoes off, run
in the water, get wet, and freeze after.

I finally asked Becca, why aren't you getting in the water and
enjoying all of this newness of the ocean?

Grandma, there are sharks in there!!!!!!

I'm not sure if she had watched JAWS or what, but she
wasn't getting in the water.

I loved taking pictures of her with the ocean breeze blowing
her hair so pretty.

It certainly is a fun memory for me.

These are the Robin's Nest products I used.

Seashore Glittered Cardstock  Colored Starfish  Nautral Seashells

Azure Mini Die-Cut Shapes                       Tender Teal Archival Seeds   

Azure Archival seeds, Beach cardstock glittered, Starfish, and sea shells!

and some cute fish from my scrapbook stash.

Such a fun layout for a first ocean trip.

you can find these products on our website

Just click on this link and it will take you to the website.

Have a happy summer.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sea / Beach Theme Insert

My Midori Inspire Insert
Using products from the Robins Nest .

Products used :
Robins egg Cardstock 
Pink Coral Cardstock 
Robins nest dollies 

Rub- ons The Resort
Viva la France 

Enjoy and get inspire !
  * The Midori Insert are really easy to make just fold an  8.5 * 11 piece of paper in half and round the edges. Create a cover out design card stock and laminate to make it more sturdy. Sew or staple the middle and the ends together.

Mermaid card

Veronika here to share my new card with mermaid
I used  Kiwi Sorbet Glitter Cardstock, starfish and dew drops from The Robin's Nest. 

and welcome to see the video tutorial

Thank you for your attention! 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Card seashore

Hi everyone!!!

Here Elisa from Italy!!!
Last week I had my summer holiday at the seaside, here in Italy, in Lignano (on Adriatic Sea)... I came back home two days ago!! I've token a lot of pictures, but I still have to look at them and decide the subject for my next LO :D

But today I want to show you another project about the sea... My Card Seashore...

Here is the step by step video:

And here are some closer pictures:

Supplies list by The Robin's Nest:

Tropicana Fleur Cardstock (the striped back)

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