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For the love of COLOR!

For the love of COLOR! 0


Hi there!  Laurie Schmidlin here with a couple of fun and bright cards to share with you!

I absolutely love color!  That is one of my favorite things about Queen & Co...all the beautiful colors!

I created a shaker card using the Balloons Shaker Kit and Balloons Card Front Die.  My favorite part about creating shaker cards is adding the toppings!  I added three different kinds to the balloons:  Pops, Fimo Fun, & Tiny Bubbles.

Supplies:  Balloons Shaker Kit, Balloons Card Front Die, Pops Topping Set, Tiny Bubbles Topping Set, Fimo Fun Topping Set

 



My next card is a clean and simple card with pops of bright, cheerful colors.  I started by die cutting the film strip (from the Say Cheese Shaped Shaker set).  I then added some Red and Yellow Wallflowers and a couple of Yellow Sparklers.  I grounded the die cut sentiment by adding a strip of striped patterned paper (from the Stripes Paper Pad).

Supplies: Stripes Paper Pad, Say Cheese Shaped Shaker Set, Red Wallflowers, Yellow Wallflowers, Yellow Sparklers

 

Thanks so much for joining me here today!
~Laurie

 

Different Ways to Use Toppings!

Different Ways to Use Toppings! 0

Hi there! 
Laurie Schmidlin here and I've got a couple of cards featuring different ways to use Queen & Co's Toppings!

One of my favorite things when creating, is to add special little details.  They just seem to give cards that little something extra!  Queen & Co's Toppings and smaller flowers are the perfect embellishments for this!

For my first card, I created a heart shaker using items from the Heart Throb Kit.  I filled the heart with blue and green Tiny Bubbles (from the Tiny Bubbles Toppings Set).  The patterned paper on the heart shaker is from the Simple Stripes 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  For embellishment, I adhered little blue stars from the Fimo Fun Toppings Set.

 

Supplies
Heart Throb Kit
Simple Stripes 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Fimo Fun Toppings Set
Tiny Bubbles Toppings Set

 

For my next card, I used some Sunflowers and Posies to add color embellishments to my jungle themed card.  I started by die cutting the Foam Front Die - Window (one of my favorite card front dies) and added it to a piece of patterned paper from the Pretty Presents 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  I tucked in stamped and die cut images and then added a few yellow posies (from the Baby Bling Book -Posies) and Orange Sunflowers.

Supplies
Foam Front Die - Window
Pretty Presents 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Baby Bling Book - Posies
Orange Sunflowers


Thanks so much for joining me here today!

~Laurie

 

Friendships are Gifts - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Friendships are Gifts - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Hi there!  Laurie Schmidlin here again sharing two more cards that I created using the Pretty Presents Kit!  This is such a great kit that comes with everything you need to create many different projects!  It even comes packaged in a heavy duty storage pocket!

The present dies are such a great addition to this kit!  Not only do they make for wonderful shaker cards like I did here, but can be used on their own long after the shaker elements have been used up! 

Using the smallest of the present dies, I created two little shaker pieces to add to my card.  I adhered them to three strips of the included patterned paper.  The background is a simple watercolor wash using the same colors as the paper.

For embellishment, I added a couple of the bow toppings included in the kit.



The beautiful patterned paper is probably my favorite part of the Pretty Presents Kit!  I love how there are bold patterns along with subtle tone on tone patterns.  Using two of the bold patterns, I adhered a couple of strips for the background.  I then used four of the subtle tone-on-tone patterned papers and one of the present dies to create the gifts.  For embellishment, I added one of the bow toppings to each gift.


Thanks so much for joining me here today!

~Laurie

 

Gift Giving - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Gift Giving - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Hi there! 
Laurie Schmidlin here with you today.  It's my turn to share a a couple of cards with you, created with the new Pretty Presents Kit!  I just love Queen & Co's kits!  Not only are there fun shaker card elements included, but dies and stamps that can be used long after the shaker elements are gone making it so versatile!
For my first card, I used bright and fun girly colors.  The bright pink chevron patterned paper makes the perfect background for the sparkly presents.  After creating the shaker presents, I die cut the tops with the included dies.  I then added chunky silver glitter to just the bottom parts of each one.
For embellishment, I added a piece of ribbon and some string from my stash.  I then glued on some of the pink bows included in the kit (I LOVE these)!
For my second card, I created a quilted look by adhering several rectangles to my card and then adding some messy stitching.  I wanted it to have the hand sewn look, so I purposefully made my stitching lines a bit curvy.  For the presents, I die cut five of the smaller gift dies, backed them with white cardstock, and then adhered them to the background using dimensional foam.
The sentiment is from the stamp set included in the Pretty Presents Kit.  I added some of the Bow Toppings to the tops of each of the gifts.
 
Thanks for joining me here today!
~Laurie