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July 03, 2018

Good Morning!

Ivana C. here with you today and I am so excited for my first post with Queen and Company! Today, I’ve created for you three cards with the super versatile and fun Circle Shaped Shaker Set!

First up, I’ve whipped up a card inspired by the fun festivities Summer brings.

Whether you call it a State Fair or a Carnival, one iconic feature of this Summertime tradition is the yummy, colorful food! And so in that spirit, this little number was inspired by the soft, swirly tones of my favorite fair treat: cotton candy. 

I loved using the dies in this kit to make a card that wasn’t all about shakers. It shows just how versatile and fun this kit is! I paired the lovely circle dies with some pretty prints from a couple of favorite Queen and Co papers, along with cotton candy swirls of ink blended onto cardstock, and some pretty heat-embossed sentiments, which are also included in the set.

To make the card extra frilly and fun, I added a soft ribbon and some of my favorite Queen and Co. flowers, rhinestones and accents.

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For my next card, I really wanted to shake things up! With a fun, colorful shaker, that is!

The sweet circle dies included in the kit are perfect for layering, stacking and creating endless possibilities for shaker cards.

I decided to create a pocket out of the base, by gluing the bottom and sides of the base together, and leaving the top open. This way it is super easy to tuck in a note, a gift card or any other little treasure. To the base of the card, I added a couple of stamped flower images – but any stamped image would do – before adding my easy-peasy-to-assemble shaker. I used a mix of shaker toppings to fill the inside, and a few little pearls to decorate the outside. I finished this card off with a heat-embossed sentiment using the adorable stamp set.

For my last card today, I wanted to play around with the various circle die-cuts and focus more on the background.

 

I used one of the circle dies to cut out a variety of shaker frames, so I was left with a pile of the inside circles. What’s a girl to do? I decided to cut them in half, and layer them around the edges of the card, and add 1/4 circles to each corner.

For the center, I used one of the shaker dies to cut out a frame, and then also to cut coordinating inserts. Around the frame, I added an assortment of accents such as the sweet Glitter Flowers, Rhinestones, Pearls and Starbursts.

 

Supplies Used:

Circle Shaped Shaker Set
Stripes Paper Pad
Flirty Florals Paper Pad
Birthday Bash Paper Pad
Dots Paper Pad
Yellow Starbursts
Yellow Rubber Bubbles
Iridescent Rhinestones
Pearlies Bright Toppings Set
Glitter Flowers – White,Yellow,Purple
Pearls – Orchid, Indigo, and Snowflake White

So fun playing with this kit and discovering all the possibilities.

Thanks so much for joining me here today!

 Ivana


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