Saturday, 30 April 2016

Irresistible Layout - Robin's Nest

Here is a sneak peek of my new layout for The Robin's Nest. You will love this glittered scrapbook paper for your kid's pages. It's so bright, happy, & full of energy. You will find it just perfect for birthdays, trips to the park, or candid playtime photos.

Robin's Nest Supplies:
 Birthday Mouse Stars Glitter Cardstock, Bunny Cardstock (stripe on reverse side), Blue Glitter Cardstock, Blue Glitter Letter Stickers, Goldenberry Dew Drops, Dew Dew Glue

Other Supplies: red/white/blue cardstock, circle punch 1.5" 2" & 3"(Marvy Uchida)

To see the complete project with directions, visit HERE!
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Friday, 29 April 2016

Joggles - Wonky Wood House

Here is a sneak peek of my debute project for Joggles Design Team. You can find the complete step by step directions on the Joggles Blog.

Here is the list of all the great products from Joggles that I used to create this project.
Wonky Wood House #8 (Joggles)
Texture Paste (Ranger)
Archival Black Ink (Ranger)
Glimmer Mist - Vancouver (Tattered Angels)
Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glue (Ranger)
Heart Button - Wooden Button Assortment - Meadow Lark 554453 (Prima)
Leaf Trim - Olive [BY16]
Canvas Pennants (Linnie Blooms)
Commute Tissue Tape Idea-ology by Tim Holtz TH93019
Ribbon Rose Trim - Idea-ology by Tim Holtz - Lavish TH92877

You can find all these supplies HERE.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

New Arrival Baby Card - Robin's Nest

Dew Drops are my favorite product by The Robin's Nest. I can use them to embellish every project, card, or layout that I make. Here I have transformed Round Dew Drops into spectacular glittering bubbles for my new arrival card featuring a baby in the bathtub. Watch my video below to learn how easily I achieved this beautiful affect.

  •   The Robin's Nest Supplies
Other Supplies: Bundle of Joy clear stamp set (Echo Park - Hampton Art), Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue (Ranger), Baby Bathtub Die Cut (Sizzix), white gel pen (Sakura), chalk (Inkadinkado), VersaMark Ink (Tsukineko), 2.5" circle punch (Marvy Uchida), 3" scallop circle punch (Marvy Uchida), clear mounting block, white & blue card stock, 6x6" card base

1. Background - Stamp a small design onto the spotty pattern paper using VersaMark Ink. Using a cotton ball lightly apply chalk over the image. Pat gently...don't rub.  Stamp additional images onto white card stock, color, and punch. Attach the decorated card stock to the card base.  Lastly, use a white gel pen to add faux stitching details around the edge of the card base.

2. Main Image - Die cut the baby in the bathtub onto white cardstock. Use chalk to color it using a cotton swab.  Use a paper punch to cut a 2.5" circle & 3" scallop edge circle.  Adhere the baby to the center of the circular mattes using foam tape. Add the duck embellishments and use a white gel pen to add faux stitching details around the edge of the circular matte.

3.  Dew Drops - Select blue, white, & clear Dew Drops in a variety of sizes.  Press each Dew Drop into a piece of re-positionable putty so they will be temporarily secure.  Apply Stickles Glitter Glue onto each Dew Drop and set aside to dry. When they are dry, gently peel them from the putty and adhere them to the card.

 A Closer Look:

Look at those pink cheeks!
 Add dimension by shading with grey chalk!
glittering bubbles!
faux stitching details!

Don't forget the finishing touch...a coordinating envelope.
I think you too will find Dew Drops are the perfect accent for any project.

Watch the video HERE.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Scrap n' Art Magazine - April 2016

Take a look at this months Scrap n' Art Magazine - April 2016. You will find my 
summer scrapbook layout "Shine Together" in the Reader's Gallery.  Here is a sneak peek!

Each month, subscribers have access to:
  • full featured and in-depth editorials on new companies and products.
  • step-by-step tutorials & video tutorials.
  • dozens of inspirational scrapbook layouts and paper craft projects from the Scrap n' Art staff, as well as hand-picked favorites submitted by our subscribers.
  • exclusive digital downloads and printables for our digital and hybrid crafters. 
  • CLICK N' SHOP -shop from the article by clicking on the product names in the supply list.

For a limited time, all of this for only $2.00 per month!

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Feminine Birthday Card - Robin's Nest

1. Divide the front panel in half and use a ruler and pencil to lightly mark the center line. (parallel to the fold) Place the open card onto the scoring board and use a paper creasing tool to score the line. Place the edge of the ruler along the scored line to help the paper bend easier. Then place the card on a flat surface and firmly crease the card with a paper creasing tool.

2. Place the card into landscape position and attach double sided tape to the lower half section of the card. Adhere a piece of glitter cardstock to cover the entire front but only attach it to the lower half of the card front. The upper half of the pattern paper will not be attached to the card base so that the fold in the card base can act as a hinge and the card can stand up to be displayed like an easel. Lastly, turn over the card and trim away any excess overhanging paper.

3. To embellish the front of the card, fussy cut some flowers from Purple Flower Cardstock.  Adhere clear Dew Drops to the center of each flower.  Double matte a birthday greeting and make three candles. To make the candle flames, apply Yellow Glitter Glue to orange Tear Drops. Push the Tear Drops into clay to stabilize them while applying the glitter. When the glitter is dry, turn the Tear Drops over, push them back into the clay and draw the wick with a permanent black marker.

4. Select coordinating Purple Flower Cardstock to match the front of the card and adhere it to the inside of the card. TIP: If the pattern paper has a bold design, do not cover the entire inside of the card. Leave 2-3 inches at the top of the inside of the card uncovered so that you may easily write a message.

5. So that the card front has a place to rest against and stand as an easel card, attach brads to the inside of the card in a row 3-4 inches from the bottom edge of the card. When you are satisfied, mark the placement of the brads with a pencil and use a craft knife to make small slits for the brads. Finally, push the brads through the slits and secure them. For a neat finish, cover the back of the card with paper to hide the open legs of the brads. Embellish the inside of the card with a sentiment & arrows.


A Closer Look: 

Robin's Nest Supplies: Plum Purple Glitter Chipboard, Purple Flower Cardstock, Arrows Purple Glitter Chipboard Embellishments, Tear Drops

                                              Other Supplies:
Other Supplies: Yellow Stickles Glitter Glue (Ranger), candle stamp (Vap Scrap), Archival Black Ink (Ranger), flower brads, card base, scoring board, paper creasing tool, ruler, pencil, craft knife, permanent black marker

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