Queen & Co Blog — Greta Hammond

Bright Colored Cards - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Bright Colored Cards - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 1

Hi Everyone!
Greta Hammond back with you today to show a couple more cards from the Pretty Presents Shaker Kit. I chose to play up the yellow, orange and red in this set of cards. For my first card, I gave my white cardstock matting a bit of texture by embossing it with a fun chevron pattern.

I cut a present from the orange paper and made it into a shaker box. To make the bow, I cut the present two more times and snipped off the bows, then folded and layered them on top of each other. 3D.

The bright yellow strip layered onto red makes the stamped sentiment really pop! A few punched circles and gems finish off the card.
My second card showcases the taller present shakers paired with a taller stamped sentiment.

I chose to adhere them to kraft cardstock to show off the bright vibrant colors. For a little variety, I snipped off the bow on the presents, added the rectangles to the shaker boxes and then to the card. I then used matching paper to cut bows using the other square present die cut and added them directly to the card.

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and matted it with red paper to tie into the rest of the card. A little faux stitching with a white pen finishes it off.
Thanks for stopping by!
Greta Hammond

Supplies used: Pretty Presents Shaker Kit
Congratulations - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Congratulations - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Hey everyone!
Greta Hammond here with my first post on the Queen and Co blog! My first assignment was a couple of cards using the new, super cute June kit, Pretty Presents
I wanted to highlight the bright, cheery colors in the kit on this first card so I kept things simple with a white background and three small shaker presents in a line.
I color matched the toppings to the presents to continue the simple design and finished it with a sentiment stamped in black directly on the white background. 
For my second card, I wanted a softer feel and created texture by layering the presents and patterned papers. 
I created the presents by die cutting each several times with different papers to achieve a layered look. Two of the presents are flat die cuts while the third is a shaker box, designed to be the focal point of the card.  
A stamped sentiment cut into a banner finishes off the card.
Thanks for stopping by!