6.10.2012

Father and Sons (aka Girls Time Alone)

I have been able to use products from Robin's Nest in the past, as the company as sponsored Party Time Tuesday challenge blog.  I was interested to read a while back that they were having a design team call.  As the deadline draws closer, I have decided to throw my crafty apron into the ring!



I love the weight of the papers...strong, yet easily bendable and manipulable. They make a nice card base, which is strong enough to add layers.  When I cut theses papers with my Sizzix eclips, I get a nice cut through the papers and a sharp edge.  As you will see, they can be used to make some nice 3D projects as well.


Here I have created a gift ensemble for my DD. The boys have a Fathers and Sons Camp Out...and A* and I will have some Girls Time.



  I will fill this Tied Gift Package (cut from a cutting file from Svgcuts.com) with some of her favorite candies!  Unlike her brothers, she slowly eats sugary treats...so I know it will last a long time.  I used Glitter Little Boy Star as my base and Blue Awning Glitter as the accent panel.  Both sheets have glitter in the design to give my project a bit of pizzaz!  The file is quite easy to put together and it is held shut with an organdy bow and ribbon.   Parisian dew drops give some texture and interest along with keeping in the color combo.

For each of the pieces, I used sentiments from Pink By Design: My Favorite Kind. It's a delightful set all about friendship. The stamped fairies come from Paper Makeup  Stamps.  My daughter plays along with fairies still. I know that she will grow up to be a great fairy to her own kids one day.

The greeting card is cut out of the Blue Awning Glitter Paper again.  In this case, the underside is plain blue and will be easy to write on if I don't add a liner sheet. I altered an svg file from The Cutting Cafe for this card base.  The banner is hand cut and the fairies are watercolored with stickle accents.

Another great product sold at the Robin's Nest is the dew dew glue...small glue dots that secure your baubles in place.  Here's a detail shot of the dew drops and the glitter on the paper:


Flutter on over to the Robin's Nest Store and pick up some of your own dewdrops and papers.  Then, watch for the official design team list on the company blog in a few weeks. In the meantime, I hope you'll participate in this month's Party Time Tuesday challenges for your change to win some Robin's Nest products!  Stop by tomorrow to see a tutorial using Robin's Nest papers.  It's paper crafting that you can carry everywhere!!

3 comments:

Starla said...

I bet your daugher loves this little gift! Not to mention the "mom and me" time!!
Good luck with the DT!!

Terri Sproul said...

really cute card

Adrienne said...

OOOoooo! I'll have to try this paper out. I love the design on the package with the flowers, and the fairies on the card are super cute. Way to go!