Sunday, January 20, 2013

Treasures with the Robin's Nest

Good morning Brenda here and welcome to my first project(s) for the Robin's Nest. I'm so excited to be working with them. I cannot tell you how much fun I've had with all her papers and fun embellishments. Today I will be showing you how to alter some very inexpensive (or even free) things. We were suppose to use a few "card kits" that she has and well and you can find them here...this is what I came up with. (Be prepared to sit a while, large post and lots of pictures)

This is the first card kit I received. Now to me while looking at this kit I thought of Valentine's Day for sure. I knew I had just the right project for this special event.
Last year, after Valentine's Day I bought one of these
cute little mailboxes on clearance.
I think I paid a quarter for it.
Everyone has seen these and a lot of you have altered them,
and here is my way of doing it.
I took the lid off and traced around it and cut it out
twice for the front and back since they are identical.
Then I popped the flag off, cuz I could not figure out
how to keep it attached and put the paper on.
I embellished the paper with the "dew drops" and also
cut a tiny heart out of the paper for it's center.
I used another clear dew drop for the "hinge" for the flag.
I also used some ribbon I had on hand that matched the paper
perfectly and glued it around the edges of the mailbox
and added more dew drops around the front rim.
I used the hugs and kisses sticker and attached it to
some of the remaining card stock, inked around the
edges and pop dotted it on the front cover.
Isn't this just the cutest? I love the brown and pinks together.
I plan on filling it with "hugs and kisses" and giving
it to my granddaughter for Valentine's Day.

For the next project I made myself a jewelry treasure holder...
This last summer we went on our family vacation and while on vacation we went antiquing. I love finding treasures as is or to alter. Hubby came upon these cigar boxes from Germany at that. I made an offer on all of them and got them for dirt cheap. I am keeping one as is, but the others I will alter. This is what I made with the first one:

Here is the box with some computer paper wrapped around the lid so that I can get a perfect fit.
Then I cut it out
and laid it on the backside of my paper
This is the tag kit I received from the The Robins Nest for this project

Very ROYAL and I love it
I covered the outside and inside with the different papers
also added a velcro to the top and bottom
I added a paperclay lock and dew drops all around the front
and the Royal tag to the top with a paperclay key and crown.
I also added a dew drop to both the tag crown and the paperclay one.
and since I had plenty of papers and other embellishments left from this paper card kit I wanted to alter one more thing, this is the one project I am most proud of:
I was putting my makeup on one morning and used up most of my creamy eyeshadow from Avon. I love this product and was saddened that I was out. Instead of throwing the container away I knew I could "make" something with it. This is what I looked like before
cleaned out
I took the sparkly paper from the Robin's Nest
and mod podged the paper to the eye shadow kit
I added another layer of mod podge to the top
while that was drying, I added 3 of the fleur de lis stickers
where the eye shadow was and some of the sticker paper inside where the eye shadow brush would have been.
and added another layer of mod podge to make sure it was all sealed

Then I added my initials from the Glittery Letter pack. Love these letters.
and here is the top with some added dew drops.
Now, what do you think I turned this into?
I could put my ibuprofen in it OR
I turned it into a personalized sewing kit.
Now I have to say this is definitely my favorite project.
I loved making them all, but the use of this one is my favorite.
So I hope I've inspired you to turn something old
into something new and useful.
Head on over to the Robin's Nest and check out
all the fun papers and kits they have.
I know I am absolutely in love with all of it.
Thank you for coming and joining me at the Robin's Nest.  
Head on over there and use the promo code cardkitpromo 
for the month of January to get 20% off of your order on these fabulous kits.   I hope you come back and check out what else I have in store for you. 

As always, have a great day and God Bless.

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