Sunday, March 24, 2013

Robin's Nest: Happy Everything Altered Toilet Paper Roll Treat Holders

Hi everyone! It has been one whirlwind of a month for me. I got married on the 13th and I guess with all the running and trying to get everything ready I wore myself down. Thus I wound up with a stomach virus the day after I got married and when we got back in town I got a terrible head cold. I am just now starting to feel better and getting back into the swing of things.
This month on the Robin's Nest store they have their Crackle Glitter cardstock and Neon Dew Drops on sale for 20% off. Also the Robin's Nest is teaming up with Epiphany Crafts this month. I got to to try the Scalloped Circle punch out on all the projects I created.
When I first seen the Crackle Glitter cardstock my mind was thinking on all the possible things I could create for Spring and Easter . Also I wanted to create something that could hold treats or some goodies in it too. I came up with this cute little toilet paper roll treat holder which was so easy and quick to make. Then I started envisioning different holidays I could create using toilet paper rolls and I came up with a USA/4th of July and a Fall/Thanksgiving theme also.

Robin's Nest Supplies Used:
Blue Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Orange Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Pink Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Purple Glitter Crackle Cardstock
Neon Mini Dew Drops
Chocolate Brown Classic Glitter Cardstock
Ochre Classic Glitter Cardstock
Lavender Glitter Classic Cardstock
Red Glitter Sorbet Cardstock
Chipboard Leaves
Eggs Glitter Swirls
Alpha Sticker Letters
Bird Stickers
Other Supplies Used:
Sizzix SU Bigz XL Tasteful Trim
Prima Flowers
Hemp Cord
Mod Podge
Taffy Folk Art Paint
Epiphany Crafts:
Scallop Punch and Bubble Caps Clear Scalloped Circle 25

First off you will need three empty toilet paper rolls for these projects. I painted the inside of each of the rolls and let them dry. I used Mod Podge and coated the inside generously and then I used a big binder clip and pinched the bottom of the tube closed with it. Let the roll dry real well before you remove the binder clip.

Now I'm are ready to decorate. Measure the TP roll and cut a piece of Pink Glitter Crackle cardstock to cover and then Mod Podge to roll. I then cut a 2 inch strip of lime green polk a dot tissue paper and then folded in half to give me a 1 inch strip. I glued one strip at a time to the inside of the roll and cut to make fringe. I did this four times to make it look full and fluffy. Then I cut various sizes of cardstock and adhere to the top. I added a butterfly image to the front and then I used one of the Epiphany Crafts Clear Scalloped Circle 25 and stuck over the butterfly for added interest.

Now I added fringe to the bottom of the tube. I used the same steps as above but only added two rows of fringe. I used a piece of the Purple Glitter Crackle cardstock and Sizzix Tasteful Trim die to cut out the oval looking trim which I glued over the edge of the tissue fridge I had created at the bottom of the TP roll. Then I added the cute Neon Mini Dew Drops to the center of each oval. I punch small holes on each side of the roll and threaded lace through the whole and tied off.

Second TP roll I followed prep instruction as listed above. I used Orange Glitter Crackle cardstock to cover the outside of the roll and cut a strip of Ochre Glitter cardstock and the Chocolate Brown Glitter cardstock I used my Tasteful Trim die again and cut out another piece of oval trim. I used the Orange Neon Mini Dew Drops to decorate the center of each of the oval trim. I then took the Chipboard leaves and crumpled them with my hand and then inked the edges to give it a distressed look, shaped and glued to the corner of the roll. I added a few Prima flowers and buttons to the centers and then topped each off with Neon Mini Dew Drops. In the bottom corner I used a acorn sticker strip from the Bird Stickers and cut a "v" out of it to make a banner. Punched a scallop image with the Epiphany Craft punch and add a "T" alpha sticker over the acorn sticker. I punch small holes in each side of the roll and thread hemp cord and tie off.  

The last TP roll I used the same prep directions as above and glued the Blue Glitter Crackle cardstock around the tube. The Tasteful Trim die I cut a scalloped trim from the Red Glitter Sorbet cardstock and then adhered blue Neon Mini Dew Drops to each scalloped circle. I cut trim, lace and scrap of cardstock and then glued around the roll. I fussy cut a vintage 4th of July image out and attached to the corner.

For the handle I actually used some Christmas Trim a Tree rusty stars trim I had picked up for another craft project. I Mod Podge, let dry, punched small holes on each side  of tube and attached. Then I added Neon Mini blue Dew Drops to the center to each star.
The USA charm I created I used a bottle cap which I first painted with Gesso and let dry. Then paint with Taffy Folk Art paint. Let dry. First I punched a whole in the rim of the bottle cap and then I used the backside of the Blue Glitter Crackle cardstock which is a solid blue and punched out a scalloped circle, added bits of scraps of patterned cardstock and the typed USA to the top of the scallop. Then I put the Clear Scalloped Circle over the top of that and then I adhered it inside of the bottle cap. I snipped a star from the Trim a Tree trim and threaded it through the hole. Twisted the leftover wire to keep it from fall off and then curled and added a neon dew drop.  I used Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes die and cut a rosette out in white cardstock and adhered to the corner of the roll and then glued the bottle cap on top of that. The bottle cap I had a lot of fun creating and I plan on making more in the future. I think that they would make some great charms. :-)  

Well there you have it!!! Toilet paper roll treat holders that are quick to make and super cute! I just want to remind you to stop on over at the Chattering Robin's blog and see what everyone else is creating and remember that there is 20% off on the Crackle cardstock and Neon Mini Dew Drops in the Robin's Nest store.

Again thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to create something fun for yourself and remember to enjoying creating!!! :-)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Crafty Card Gallery: So Precious Baby Card

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by!!! I'm the guest designer over on the Crafty Card Gallery this week and I would like to share a quick and easy card I created for today's post.
I used the Papertrey Onesie Diecut to make this super cute card. You will have to cut two of the onesies, emboss one of the onesies and the other measure about an inch down and fold, glue the one inch fold to the back of the embossed card and then ink edges and  embellishment. See super simply!!!

Supplies used:

Papertrey Onesie die
Sizzix Textured Impressions Winter Embossing Folder
Mint green cardstock
Rosette with a Robin's Nest Dew Drop in the middle
Printed "So Precious" from computer
Scrapbook paper scraps
Cat's Eye Ink

Again thanks for stopping by be sure to go and check out The Crafty Card Gallery when you get a chance to see what all the other crafty women and men are up to.
Remember enjoying creating!!!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Crafty Card Gallery: Springtime Friend Card

Hi everyone! I'm super excited to be the guest designer this week over at the Crafty Card Gallery. I don't know about you but I am sooooo ready for Spring to get here and my card that I created reflects  just that.

Supplies Used:
Bazzill cardstock
My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose scrapbook paper 
Ric Rac
Sizzix Bigz XL Tasteful Trim Diecut
The Paper Studio Embossing Folder
Stampin Up A Little Something Friend Stamp
The Robin's Nest Dew Drop
The Paper Studio Cardstock and Embossing Folder
Color Box Cat's Eyes Shabby Pink Ink

When you get a chance please stop on by the Crafty Card Gallery blog and see what creativity is going on over there.
 Stop back by on Wednesday, March 20th to check out my other card I created  and thanks for stopping by!!! Enjoying creating!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A February Altered Rolodex

Hi everyone! This is a quick post I would like to share with you. I created this little one for me too...for the Vintage Swappers group I'm in on Swap-bot. I absolutely love creating these little works of art. They are quick...well if you have the Sizzix Rolodex die like I do they are quick...and don't take up a lot of space either.

I used some scraps of My Mind's Eye cardstock for the base of my rolo.

I had received in a past swap a sheet of Valentine's Day wrapping paper which I cut the little girl with a heart image out. I also received old buttons, lace and felt hearts from a swap too. The Robin's Nest Dew Drops are from my own personal stash. 

The backs of the card I used one of the free calendars from Crafty Secrets and the tab punch is from Stampin Up. 
Well off to do some more cleaning and crafting...also only one more week and I'll be Mrs. Trantham :-)
Thanks for stopping by and enjoying creating!!!