How to Use Dew Drops to Create an Easy Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout with Impact

 Hello and welcome! Shelly with you today sharing a quick and easy mixed media scrapbook layout.

Using so many elements in white really make the small amounts of color stand out.  The white on white also highlights the different textures.

What I used:

  • White Tear Drops
  • White Textured Cardstock (base – 8×8)
  • Ranger Opaque Texture Paste
  • Ranger Ink – Dylusions Stencil – Teardrops – Large
  • Colored Pencils
  • Patterned Paper for Photo Mat – Lawn Fawn “Really Rainbow” 6×6 pad
  • Colored Alphas – American Crafts
  • White Foam Alphas – American Crafts

Make it:

  1. I started by trimming my 3-1/2 x 5″ photo, leaving a very wide border
  2. Adhere photo to patterned paper, tear one edge and adhered to base
  3. Using stencil and texture paste, add tears drop around matted photo and let dry thoroughly
  4. Add title
  5. Once dry, use colored pencils to lightly scribble on tear drops
        6. For the finishing touch, add white Tear Drops to layout.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today – have a creative week!

How to Embellish an Adorable Swimming Layout

Hello Friends,
Karen here… to share how to embellish an adorable swimming layout. I created a underwater scene where the photo merges & blends into the blue paper. Dew Drops serve as perfect bubbles that add the feeling of realistic movement in the water. Use multiple sizes of Round Dew Drops in various shades of blue to bring your scene to life. So go grab your photos of the kiddos or grandkids and get ready to create your own underwater world. Follow me & let’s dive in!

The Robin’s Nest Supplies: 

Pool Dew Drop

Sea Glass Tear Drops

Raindrops Dew Drops



  1. Carefully tear along the edge of teal blue paper and adhere the strip near the lower edge of the striped paper.
  1. Attach the photo on the left side of the teal blue paper tucking it underneath the torn edge.

(TIP: Select blue paper that best matches the color of the water

so that the photo appears to blend into the paper.)

  1. Cut & crop two photos into circles. Adhere them slightly overlapping in the upper right corner of the layout. Add some chipboard flourishes to bring a sense of movement by mimicking splashing water.

    4.  Embellish the layout with fish and appropriate summer accents.

(TIP: Use embellishments to camouflage less than ideal photos.  When I noticed that
the inner tube was going off the edge of the photo, I used a fish overlapping
the edge to disguise that little bothersome issue.  I wanted to create
a blended scene where the photo merges into the blue paper.)

  1. Finally, adhere round Dew Drops to appear as bubbles and Tear Drops to mimic splashes.

A Closer Look:

Other Supplies:

3 photos

striped & teal blue scrapbook paper

circle paper punches or metal dies/die cutting machine

embellishments – flourishes, fish, beach ball

liquid adhesive

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If you would like to see more of Karen’s spectacular creations,
visit her blog at Art & Soul.

Thanks for visiting!

Come back soon!

How to Make a Fabulous Shaker Embellishment

Hi Girls,
It’s Karen…Come along with me and I’ll show you how to create a fabulous shaker embellishment using Dew Drops.  My little niece is a camera flirt…and I hope she stays that way.  She was blowing bubbles with her Grammy after an afternoon of swimming with her Aunt and being even more adorable than usual.  If you’ve never made a shaker, they add a lovely kinetic element to your pages and it gives the viewer a little surprise when all the elements clink and wiggle.

Raindrop Dew Drops


1. Matte a piece of patterned paper with red cardstock. Use a white gel pen to doodle a dotty border around the edge.
2. Use a circle die to crop 4 photos. Matte 1 rectangular photo with coordinating paper.

3. Select the circle photo that will become the shaker. Cut out a circular frame of craft foam the same size as the photo.  
Adhere the circular frame over the photo.

4. Then, add a selection of Dew Drops and small embellishments like sequins, gems, beads, paper circles, or confetti. Cut a piece of acetate and adhere it to the frame to enclose the tiny bits.
(TIP: Make sure to double check that none of the tiny embellishments are thicker than the foam frame or they won’t be able to slide around freely.)

5.  Add a red paper frame over the acetate to finish off the shaker.

6.  Adhere the shaker and then embellish the layout with large bubbles, a cluster of embellishments on the main photo, and Dew Drops.

Other Supplies:
5 photos
die cutting machine
multiple sizes of circle dies
craft foam & acetate
small paper dots
pattern paper & red cardstock
white gel pen
liquid adhesive

A Closer Look:

If you would like to see more of Karen’s amazing creations,
visit her blog at Art & Soul.
Thanks for visiting!
Come back soon!

How to use Art Canvas on a Scrapbook Page

Hello Crafty People!

This was my “LIVE” for today. Grab a snack or a cuppa and watch me create a scrapbook page using the Art Canvas Seahorse as an artful embellishment. Here’s the finished scrapbook page.





Art Canvas – Seahorse and dew drops – Robin’s Nest
Art Chalks – Color Z Chalks
Alcohol Markers – Spectrum Noir (CT3, CR1, CR2, GB5)
Spray Sealant (clear, gloss) – Krylon
Copper Stickles – Ranger Ink
Water based blue ink pad -Adirondak Earthtones Stonewashed
Background paper – Colorbok
Shell Stickers – K&Company
Palm Tree Sticker – Jolee’s by You
Misc: photo, solid cardstock for matting photo, scrap cardstock for template, photo copy for mask,
adhesive, PC to print title, cotton balls
1. Photocopy the canvas art, may need to use a darker setting.  Cut out the copy to use as a mask for the background technique. Adhere to the canvas over the original picture with sparse dots of a dry adhesive.
2. Create a wave template from scrap cardstock. Place on the canvas approximately 1″ from bottom. Using a cotton ball apply the darkest blue chalk over the edges of the cut out waves. Continue to move up in 1″ intervals and repeat applying the dark blue chalk.
3. Using a clean cotton ball, apply the darkest turquoise chalk to fill in the rest of the white areas of the background.
4. Leave the mask in place and lightly spray with sealant.
5. Using all colors of alcohol inks, randomly color the entire seahorse. Don’t be blocked in by the geometric designs, by having multiple colors in one block, the results will be super!
6. Out line the entire seahorse and all the geometric shapes within, with copper Stickles. Using the Stickles as an adhesive, adhere the small round black dew drop in place for the “eye”. Set aside to dry.
7. Create a word processing document, change the size to 12×12 and create a title “Life’s a beach”. The font used is “Lovely Home” size 80pt. Double check printer orientation and print directly onto the 12×12 background paper.

8. Adhere the canvas to the background paper.

9. Select your photo and matte with turquoise cardstock, adhere to the background paper as shown.
10. Embellish further with Palm tree and seashell stickers.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you’re inspired to get crafty today!
Craft on!

How to Embellish Pattern Paper with Dew Drops

Hello Ladies,
It’s Karen here to share how to embellish pattern paper with Dew Drops. I used Neon Pink Mini Dew Drops to embellish a cute cupcake design in the paper to add an adorable touch to a little girl’s layout with her two Grandmothers. This is such a quick and easy way to add a dimensional touch to a fairly simply layout. Happy Mother’s Day to all the hard working & underappreciated Moms, Stepmoms, God Mothers, Foster Moms, and Grandmas.

Supplies:  Neon Pink Mini Dew Drops

Directions:  1. Adhere some coordinating decorative stripes along the lower edge of the layout.


2. Round the corners of the photos. To include journaling cards that can be discreetly hidden
and removable when desired, form a pocket by adhering foam tape behind
 the edges & lower portion of the back of the photos.
3.  Adhere the photos overlapping at a gentle angle.  Next, insert the journaling cards.
4. Adhere a variety of sizes of white heart embellishments.
Use iridescent glitter glue to accentuate the hearts.
5. Add Dew Drops to embellish the cherry cupcakes on the lower border edge.


Other Supplies:
2 photos
scrapbook paper
border strips
journaling tags
glitter glue liquid adhesive
corner rounder

A Closer Look:

If you would like to see more of Karen’s wonderful creations,
visit her blog at Art & Soul.
Thanks for visiting!
Come back soon!

How to Embellish a Photo with Dew Drops

Hey There,
It’s Karen here to show you how simple it is to embellish a photo with Dew Drops. Make a faux frame of Dew Drops along the edge of the photo. You can create various looks by changing the closeness of the Dew Drops. I chose to space the white round Dew Drops about .25″ apart in order to reflect the design on the background paper.

White Dew Drops

1. Trim .25″ off 2 sides of patterned paper. Matte the trimmed paper with white card stock.

2.  Mimic the design element on the scrapbook paper by creating a similar circle frame. Snip 2″ along the edge about every 1.25″  Next, matte the sliced circle with blue card stock.  

3.  Crop 2 photos into circle shapes. Adhere the large photo onto the blue and white circle.

4. Then, adhere the photo to the layout.

5. Place the photo onto the layout and lightly mark with a pencil the area of paper that will be hidden behind the photo and can be removed. Cut out that section with a craft knife. Carefully cut out any elements in the paper that can be used to embellish the layout.

6. Create a cluster in the upper right corner with a small circle photo.  Add a large title and summer embellishments.

7. Finally, adhere white Dew Drops with liquid adhesive along the edge of the large photo.

Other Supplies:
photo 8×10″ & 4×5″
patterned paper
white & blue card stock
circle punch
embellishments: title & flip flops
liquid adhesive
If you would like to see more of Karen’s beautiful creations,
visit her blog at Art & Soul.
Thanks for visiting!
Come back soon!

Mini album Green with Dew Drops by Angie Scrapchild

Hola saleros@s!!

Hello “saleros@s”!!

Hacemos una excursión y queremos guardar nuestras fotos de manera especial. Con los dewdrops conseguiremos una decoración divertida y preciosa.

We take an excursion and want to save our photos in a special way. With the dewdrops we will get a fun and beautiful decoration.

Materiales que vamos a utilizar :

Materials that we are going to use:

dewdrops, buterflies dewdrops, papel decorado, tijera, lápiz, regla, cortadora, pistola de silicona, tinta, diecuts.

dewdrops, buterflies dewdrops, decorated paper, scissors, pencil, ruler, cutter, silicone gun, ink, diecuts.

En la tienda on line de Dew drop love encontraremos:


The Robin´s Nest on line store will find:

Espero que os guste!!. 

I hope you like it!!.

Vamos con el paso a paso!
Come on with step by step!

Podéis realizar el modelo de mini álbum que queráis, que os guste más. veréis en fotos lo que yo he hecho.

You can make the model of mini album that you want, that you like better. you’ll see in pictures what I’ve done.


Importante, ir decorando todas nuestras páginas con los variados dewdrops que tenemos tan brillantes. 

Important, decorate all our pages with the varied dewdrops that we have so bright.

Me encantará ver vuestras interpretaciones!!. Y no olvidéis seguirnos en Facebook!.
I’d love to see your performances!!. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!.
Además en el Blog Chattering Robins encontraréis cantidad de inspiraciones para vuestros proyectos!.
In addition to the Blog Chattering Robins you will find a number of inspirations for your projects!.

How Make a Fast & Easy Scrapbook page that WOWS with 5 Products

Hello and welcome – Shelly with you today sharing a fun and vibrant scrapbook layout using ONLY 5 PRODUCTS (including Dew Drops of Course!)

Choosing a matching collection makes putting together a scrapbook page easy and quick – but adding some groupings of Dew Drops and other small details,  will elevate your page to “WOW”!

My 5 products:


  1. Tear Drops from the Robins Nest
  2. Patterned Paper (1 Sheet) Echo Park “Summer Dreams” Collection
  3. Journaling Cards – Echo Park “Summer Dreams” Collection
  4. Cardstock Stickers – Echo Park
  5. Flair Button (Flamingo)


Optional add on:  Machine or Faux Stitching

My Process:


  • I first chose the background patterned paper.  The sun motif and colors were perfect for my photo.  This is a dynamic pattern and does not need a lot of embellishment, but I did want to highlight the sun rays.  I chose to do machine stitching on some of the rays, but faux stitching using a pen would be just as effective
  • Not gonna lie, choosing the placement of the photo was the most time consuming part of this layout!
  • “Live in the Sunshine” (which I also added machine stitching to) and “Just Chillin” were trimmed from journaling cards
  • Striped paper pieces were left over scraps from this collection
  • I went with traditional design theory of (3) embellishment clusters in a “Triangle Configuration” – but then went rogue by adding another group of Tear Drops!
The Tear Drops in Primary / Bright Colors are like pieces of hard candy added to the page, really bringing home the summer vibe of this page.


Don’t be afraid of crazy patterned paper – embrace it like I did here!

Thanks for stopping by – have a creative week!


How to Create a Quick and Easy Valentine Scrapbook Page

Hello and welcome! Shelly with you sharing a romantic layout with embellishment clusters, featuring Dew Drops.


What I used:


  • Original Dew Drops
  • Mini Dew Drops
  • Photo Play “Be Mine” Patterned Paper and Card Stock Stickers
  • Color Cast Designs Chunky Acrylic Hearts (white)
  • Cardstock Circles punch from calendar pages (XOXO & Pink Floral)


Make It:


  • I started with cardstock sticker frames and laid / layered them on my cardstock base.  Added striped cardstock on top with torn edge and then added my photos matted with white card stock
  • I slipped a cardstock sticker border under the torn edge of my patterned paper




  • Finished layout by creating (3) embellishment cluster focal points usingstickers, acrylic hearts, sequins and Dew Drops



Thanks for stopping by – have a creative week!




How to Make Simple Cherry Embellishments

Hey There Everybody!

Happy New Year!…It’s Karen and I’m here to show you how to create simple (& cute) cherry embellishments with Dew Drops. It is so easy to add them to cards or scrapbook layouts. My little niece was wearing the cutest cherry dress which inspired me to develop her layout around this theme. I simply added Dew Drops over the design of the background pattern paper for a quick eye catching detail. The great thing is that even if you don’t have cherry paper, you can still form cherry clusters with Dew Drops and simply add the stem with a pen. Don’t forget, if you make your own cherry inspired project with Dew Drops please share it with us on The Robin’s Nest Fan Facebook Page.

TIPS: I suggest when you are planning a project, look at the patterns within the papers to see if any of the small designs can be accentuated with Dew Drops.  A quick money saving tip to stretch your supplies is to use the clear Dew Drops because they can be glued over any color background.

1.  Assemble a border strip along the lower edge 3×12″ with coordinating paper. Add a 1″ strip along the bottom edge. Also, add a narrow .5″ scalloped strip along the top edge.

2. Carefully crop the faces from your photos by cutting your photos into circles using various size metal dies and a die cutting machine. (set them aside)

3. Cut out scalloped edge circles to matte each photo and adhere the photos to the center.

4. Adhere a cluster of 3 photos overlapping in the lower right corner.

5. Adhere the circular photos lightly overlapping.

6. Add chipboard accents and embellish the layout with faux cherries. Bring attention to the pattern in the background paper by attaching pink Dew Drops over the cherry designs and add green Tear Drops over the leaves.  Use clear drying liquid adhesive to attach the Dew Drops.
A Closer Look:

Other Supplies:
6 photos (4×5″)
liquid adhesive
pattern papers
circle & scallop circle metal dies
die cutting machine
navy blue card stock
border strips
chipboard embellishment
If you would like to see more of Karen’s wonderful creations,
visit her blog at Art & Soul.
Thanks for visiting!
Come back soon!