Saturday, June 29, 2013

Patriotic Paper Bunting with Art Glitter and SU

My neighbor put up a fabulous fabric bunting to celebrate the 4th of July and it got me thinking about how to make one from paper.  So simple really:  just use the Stampin Up Rosette and layer it, add a little sparkle with Art Glitter and hang!
For each layer, I cut four of the rosette pieces and glued them together.  I over lapped the layers about 1/2" and glued.  I cut white circles in chip board and hot glued them on.  I cut a blue star with my Cricut and glued the Art Glitter Dragonfly Dazzlers on top (one of my all time Art Glitter products!) and glued this on top of my white circle.  I covered up my misaligned gluing with a few buttons and my bunting is ready to hang on the door!
And I am so excited to have something my husband will let me hang on our metal door.  Almost every wreath I have has some metal that he is sure will scratch the door.  Since this is made with paper, I have won the argument!
Art Glitter D56 Dragonfly Dazzler
Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
White Card Stock
Red Card Stock
Stampin Up Rosette Die
K & Company Paper (Blue)
Cricut George Basic Shapes

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Paper Fireworks

The month of June Art Glitter is partnering with Authentique Papers. See my full post with all the page photos at the Art Glitter Blog HERE.  The papers are so pretty and the addition of Art Glitter Makes them POP! Use the code AQ20 on your order at
 to save 20% on your order of $25 or more! Happy Shopping and hope you enjoy the month of Art Glitter with Authentique!

SuppliesArt Glitter Sticky paperArt Glitter Fantasy Film Spring MorningArt Glitter 211 Glacier Ultrafine Transparent Glitter (Lady Liberty)Art Glitter 346 Warm White Chunky Transparent GlitterArt Glitter D18 Showgirll DAZZLERSArt Glitter D56 Dragonfly DAZZLERS (center of flower)
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear glue
Art Glitter Metal Ultrafine Tip
Authentique "Dignity" Paper Authentique "Pride" DetailsAuthentique "Independence" PaperTimeless Twine
Mon Ami Gabby Couture Accents (flower)
Cricut George Basic Shapes,
Cricut Wall Decor
Cricut Craft Room Software
Cricut Independence Day
Mini Pom Pom Trim
Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fades Rays Embossing Folder
Star Conch
American Crafts Premium Ribbon Bleu Velvet

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tiny Touchs Make a Page

This is my last post on this term with The Robin's Nest and today I am sharing how tiny touches can make a page.  Now you may look at this page and think that I have spent too much time on the tiny touches, but scrap booking and paper crafting are about enjoying the creative process as much as preserving precious memories!  And there are many among us that like more than one craft, so why not use your favorite crafts on your paper projects!
I love the relaxing rhythm of crochet, but often find Afghans too time consuming.  So, once in a while I like to pull out my crochet hooks and use them on a page.  I put this page together in one evening.
I started by cutting a circle frame in The Robin's Nest Black Herringbone card stock and punching holes every 1/4 of an inch in the center.  I then blanket stitched around these holes.  You will need a foundation for your crochet to attach to your project and a blanket stitch is perfect for a foundation that won't rip your paper!  I used Timeless Twine and love the size of the hanks of twine.  They are perfect for this type of project!  I began crocheting with a chain stitch of three and attached them to my blanket stitch at every other blanket stitch.  For the second row, I again chained three stitches attaching them at the center stitch of my first row with a single crochet.  This embellishment is perfect for heritage pages, and a baby projects!
I cut my title using The Robin's Nest Silver Glitter Chipboard, with Cricut Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge.  I matted it on black card stock so that it pops off the page.
The background paper is Tropicana Fleur and I fussy cut the motif to tuck my embellished circle behind.  I love the Fleur paper so much that is hard to cover up the botanical goodness!  I added a row of black Diamond Dew Drops to get the look of a clock and added some fussy cut circles from The Robin's Nest Black and White Clock card stock.  The journaling block is also from The Robin's Nest.  I tied it with a bit more of the Timeless twine for a notebook border effect and to repeat it on the page. Can you see that I put a dew drop in the center of my vintage button to repeat the silver.  Don't you love this yellow, black, grey silver color scheme?!

Monamigabby flower
Timeless Twine
The Robin's Nest Fleur/Stripe Tropicana
The Robin's Nest Black and White Clock Card Stock
The Robin's Nest Black Herringbone Card Stock
The Robin's Nest Black and Orange Jouraling
The Robin's Nest Cotton Candy Dew Drops
The Robin's Nest Classified Mini Dew Drops
The Robin's Nest Silver Glitter Chipboard
White Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Crochet Hook
Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Father's Day Cards: Two for Tuesday

Just sharing some Father's Day Cards for Grandpa today.  I am entering them in the Simon Says Stamp Father's Day Challenge.  These are made with Authentique's Pride Paper and Close to My Heart Stamps.  The rosette is cut with Cricut's Bridal Shower cartridge.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wet and Wild with Art Glitter and Authentique Paper A Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak of my Art Glitter blog post today on how to set your die cuts and pages apart.  Be sure to stop by the Art Glitter blog to see how you can make your dies different from everyone Else's!  
This month of June, Art Glitter is partnering with Authentique Papers.  The papers are so pretty and the addition of Art Glitter makes them POP!  Use the code AQ20 on your order at to save 20% on orders of $25.00 or more.  Happy shopping and hope you enjoy the month of Art Glitter with Authentique!  
Art Glitter Ultra Fine Metal Tip
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Glue
Art Glitter 185 Varsity Blue Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter
Authentique Summer One Card Stock
Authentique Summer Enhancements
Yellow Card Stock
Blue Card Stock
Cricut or other Digital cutter
Sophie Cricut Cartridge
Cricut Craft Room Software or other cutting software



Sunday, June 9, 2013

Birthday Sweetness and Light with Moxie

There is always a card to be made and Moxie Fab World is often my inspiration.  This week's Tuesday Trigger:  All Sweetness and Light was once again, too good to pass up as an inspiration for a birthday card! Below is the inspiration photo.  I needed an excuse to get out the felt die cuts from CTMH and just like paper, embellish them with ink and dew drops!

Basic Grey Paper Urban Prairie Patchwork Quilt Paper (Butterfly)
The Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Pink Card stock
White Card Stock
Close to My Heart Say It In Style Stamp
Close to My Heart Heartfelt Whimsy Felt Die Cuts
Close to My Heart Ink
Cricut Elegant Edges

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tiny Treasure with TRN

This month The Robin's Nest is teaming up with Timeless Twine and I thought it would be great for a baby page!  I love to crochet and make baby quilts, so I look a little inspiration from a crochet blanket fringe to make an embellishment.  I cut the blue circle with holes using Cricut's Accent Essentials cartridge.  I then made a blanket stitch around the edges with Timeless Twine.
 I cut 2 inch strips of Timeless twine and tied them onto the blanket stitch edging.  It make this fast and easy, I used a crochet hook.  On top of the blue circle I stamped the "Hello Life" using Close to My Heart stamp set and pop dotted it.  I punched a yellow circle for a mat for the circle title.  I combined it with The Robin's Nest Special Boys tag that says "Little Treasure," for my page title.

I added the star and heart from The Robin's Nest Special Boy Embellies Package.
I cut strips from the Rocking Horse and Fleur papers and faux top stitched them with a marker.  I cut "Celeste" using Cricut's Chalkboard Font.  Did you know that every week Cricut offers free digital files for use with their Cricut Craft Room software?  The first week of June was Chalkboard Fonts, so I took advantage of the freebie and cut my title.  I embellished the title with Amber Diamond Dew Drops.  I love this look!  And Diamond Dew Drops are on sale for the month of June at 20% off!  No need for a coupon, they are already marked down!

The Robin's Nest Special Boy Embellies
The Robin's Nest Special Boys Tags
The Robin's Nest Glitter Belgian Chocolate
The Robin's Nest Fleur/Stripe Tropicana
The Robin's Nest Boys Rocking Horse/Stripe
The Robin's Nest Amber Diamond Dew Drops
The Robin's Nest Special Delivery Paper
The Robin's Nest Amber Dew Drop
Monamigabby flower
Timeless Twine
Yellow Card Stock
Heidi Grace Designs Double Sided card stock Marina Drive
Crochet Hook
Close to My Heart It's Your Day  Stamp Set
Cricut George Cartridge (circle around stamp)
Cricut Accent Essentials (Blue circle with holes)
Cricut Chalkboard Font


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