How to Make an American Flag with Diamond Drops

Hello Everyone,
Karen joining you today to show you how to make an American Flag with Diamond Dew Drops. I used the flag to embellish a card but I think the flag would look great on a scrapbook layout as well. It is super easy to do so grab your Diamond Dew Drops and follow me.

 

Other Supplies:

Old Glory Diamond Dew Drops

liquid adhesive
red/white/blue card stock
card base (5×7″)
bracket die cut

Directions:
1. Assemble the design on a craft mat.  Place columns of red & white Diamond Dew Drops nine gems high. Alternate red and white to create stripes. Every 2-4 columns offset the placement of the gems to give the appearance of blowing/rippling fabric. Use blue Diamond Dew Drops to complete the upper left.


2. Apply liquid adhesive in a column on white card stock and move each gem into place. To align the columns precisely, place a ruler along the edge of the gems and press lightly.



(TIP – Alignment of the gems is critical in the creation of the image. What appears to be a minuscule gap will get increasingly more pronounced as the design expands. Be vigilant as you assemble each row to avoid frustration and disappointment later.)

3. Cut a bracket shape from white card stock. Matte the white bracket with blue card stock.  Attach red card stock to the front of a landscape card base leaving a narrow white frame.

4. When the glue has dried cut around the flag shape and adhere it inside the bracket.  Finally, adhere the embellishment centered on the card base.


A Closer Look:


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How to Use Dew Drops to Decorate Cards

Hello Crafty Friends, 
Hope you all are doing well. Today I’m back again to inspire you guys with a fun project, It’s a pretty floral card with a striped background.
I used the sentiment ‘Be Who You Are’ to encourage people to accept the natural aspects of life, be courageous enough accept our own selves and never be afraid to be how we are! 
I have used the Robin’s Nest Dewdrops to make the card look more elegant.

 

YouTube Tutorial-

Closeup photos-

 

 

 

Used Robin’s Nest Dewdrops-
Hope you enjoyed today’s project and thank you for visiting the blog!
Hugs,
Fairuz Fabiha (craftivation)

How to Make a Fabulous Fire Cracker Card

Hey There,
It’s Karen here…to share this quick and easy 4th of July card.  Tear Drops are perfect to create the sparkling firecracker flame.  It is so simple to add glitter glue to Tear Drops and totally transform them into twinkling gems.  I’ll warn you now…once you add glitter to Dew Drops, it may be hard to go back to plain solid ones!  Stand back….Snap, Crackle, & POP!

 

The Robin’s Nest

Directions:
1. Stamp a fire cracker image onto white card stock using black ink. Stamp or doodle a design to the barrel of each fire cracker. Carefully cut out the images.
2. Adhere blue paper to a card base and then adhere a row of fire crackers.

 

3. Next, use silver ink to stamp an explosion burst at the top of each alternating wick.

 

4. Adhere a Tear Drop to a glue dot to keep it steady while you apply gold glitter glue atop each Tear Drop gem. When the glitter glue is dry, attach the flame to the top of the fire cracker.

5.  Lastly, attach a row of Mini Pearl Dew Drops along the lower edge.

 

 

Other Supplies:
candle rubber stamps
black, red, blue, & silver ink pads
gold glitter glue
glue dots
dark blue patterned paper
card base 4×6″

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Dew Drops on Cards

Hello everyone!
Fairuz Fabiha here from Craftivation. Today I’ll be sharing with you how I embellish a simple card with Robin’s Nest Dewdrops and enhance its elegance!

Process-
1. At first I took a stamped image of a flower.

2. Heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

3. Layered it over a baby blue polka dot card base.

4. Added a bold sentiment.

5. Finally my part, embellished it with ice blue dewdrops.

Used Robin’s Nest Dewdrops-

lily-pad-dew-drops

Closeup photos-

 

 

 

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How to Make a Wedding Card

Hello Crafty Friends 🙂
Monika here.
Today I will show you how to make a wedding card.

A few photos for details
The order of work on the card:
1) I glued the background to the base
2) I glued napkin to the distance cubes
3) I added the inscription, flowers and leaves
4) Complete the whole with dew drops
Card is ready 🙂

Robin’s Nest Products I used
Hope you guys will find this inspiring and try this out yourself!
And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams!
Hugs Monika

How to Make Packaging for Chocolates

Hello Crafty Friends 🙂
Monika here.
Today I will show you how to make a packaging for chocolates.
A few photos for details
The order of work in the card:
1) I’m preparing the base

2) Glue the background to the base.

3) I tie the packaging with a ribbon.
I glue the ribbon in the middle with hot glue.
4) I mask the place where I attached the ribbon with a napkin.
5) I added flowers, leaves and an inscription.
6) Complete the whole with dew drops.
Card is ready 🙂
Robin’s Nest Products I used

Hope you guys will find this inspiring and try this out yourself!
And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams!
Hugs Monika

How to Make Cute Bugs with Dew Drops

Hi Gals, Karen with you today to share how I made cute little bugs with Dew Drops. These little bugs can make any cute spring project even cuter. A few lines or dots can transform a plain tear drop into a bee or a ladybug. Grab your black permanent marker and get ready to add some simple details. Check out my garden for some other creepy critters too.  Let’s get buzzy!

Supplies:
Red Tear Drops

Yellow Tear Drops

Black Dew Drops

Raindrops Tear Drops

Olive Mini Dew Drops


Directions:

1. Use black ink to stamp a row of flowers along the lower edge of white card stock. Color the flowers as desired.

2. Trim and adhere to green glitter card stock leaving a narrow border and then attach to a card base.

3. Adhere an appropriate sentiment to the upper right corner.

 

 

4. Create a bee: Use a permanent black marker to add stripes to a yellow tear drop. Add 2 clear tear drops to create wings and 1 black round dew drop to create the head. Adhere them with clear drying liquid adhesive.  (TIP: Rotate the bee’s body to make bees facing both left & right)

 
 

5. Create a ladybug: Use a permanent black marker to add spots to 2 red tear drops. Attach them and add a single black dew drop for the head.


6. Adhere a row of small green dew drops to create a crawling caterpillar. To create a spider, adhere 2 black dew drops to create the spider’s body.  Finally, use a thin tip black marker to draw antenna, eyes, or feet as needed on the background paper.

Other Supplies:
daisy stamp / black ink pad
markers / colored pencils / watercolor paint / paint brush
thin tip permanent black marker
green glitter card stock & card base (6×6″)
sentiment
liquid adhesive

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How to Use Dew Drops as the Focal Points of Cards

Hello Crafty Friends!
Hope you are all healthy and sound. Today I’ll be sharing with you how I created a simple fun card, where I’ve used my favorite Robin’s Nest Dewdrops to create the focal point of the card.

Step by step process-

1. I took a piece of white cardstock as the card panel.

2. I hand write the fun sentiment.

3. I started attaching suitable colored dewdrops to give it a design of a slice of watermelon.

4. Finished it off with a black card base.

Closeup photos-

 

 

Used Robin’s Nest Dewdrops-

1. christmas-dew-drops
2. ornament-mini-dew-drops
3. black-tear-drops

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How to make a Birthday card for a Child

Hello Crafty Friends 🙂
Monika here.
Today I will show you a birthday card for a child.

A few photos for details
The order of work in the card:
1)  Glue the background to the base.
2) I glued two smaller squares.
3) Then I added a circle.
4) I attached pets.
5) Complete the whole with dew drops.
Card is ready 🙂
Robin’s Nest Products I used
Hope you guys will find this inspiring and try this out yourself!
And don’t forget to keep craftivating your dreams!
Hugs Monika

How to Make a Meaningful Card During the Time of Covid19

Hello and welcome – Shelly with you today sharing a way to reach out to friends and loved ones while we are under this lock down and unable to be with the people we love!

While under quarantine, and all of the social distancing, I feel beckoned to participate in simple pleasures – like sending mail – REAL MAIL.  An encouraging card with a few handwritten lines inside is such a day-brightener!

Shelly’s Card “Recipe”

I am starting with my own personal “Card Recipe” for cutting my basic pieces:

  • Card base – Smooth White Cardstock cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 folded in half
  • Card Mat (for color cardstock or patterned paper) cut to 4 x 5-1/4
  • Smooth OR textured White Cardstock cut to 3-3/4 x 5 for embossing or just highlighting your embellishments

There are so many jumping off places with these measurements!

I chose “Spa Colors” soothing blues and greens….

and  used Original Dew Drops and Mini Dew Drops to accent my embossing!

Wood Veneer pieces from Color Cast Designs

Butterflies represent HOPE & RENEWAL – perfect accent (especially with Pearl Diamond Dew Drops!)

Wood Veneer Butterflies – Michael’s Store Brand

Wondering what you should write?  “We’ll get through this together”, “Miss Your Face”, You are LOVED!”

Send a card this week!!

Thanks for stopping by – have a creative week!!

Shelly

Posted 2 days ago by Shelly K. Hein-Simmons