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Sweet Sweet Girl - Candy Land Shaker Kit

Sweet Sweet Girl - Candy Land Shaker Kit 0

There's a new kit in town, and it's called Candy Land!  Seriously, you have to see how cute it is. There are dies to make candy and candy jar shakers, darling stamps to add just the perfect sentiment to your card or scrapbook layout, a delightful paper pad with yummy colors and designs, and also the sweetest little poofs of fibers that look just like cotton candy!




For my layout, I used one of the candy jar dies, and filled it with pretty toppings. What a delicious jar of candy! I also added a few pieces of the twist candy made with the dies, and sprinkled some of the toppings to look like they had just spilled out of the candy jar.




To finish my layout, I added a lollipop shaker filled with a pretty mix of toppings.  I used the die to cut the lollipop twice, once using pink paper for the candy and also gray paper so the lollipop stick would be a different color. I love the look of the layered pieces together!




The Candy Land Kit is as sweet as can be!



Mary Ann Jenkins


Supplies Used:

Candy Land Shaker Kit  -  


Kid in a Candy Store - Candy Land Kit

Kid in a Candy Store - Candy Land Kit 0

Next to crafting, my weakness is bubblegum. Here, I get to combine my two passions. Sweet!
All of this excitement must have me on a sugar high. I bounced all over making this one, unable to make decisions. Do you ever do this? Good thing paper crafting is fairly forgiving in the re-do department. Plus, crafting, no matter the direction you go in, is oh, so sweet when using the yummy Candyland Kit! 
Here’s one example of where I couldn’t stick with a plan. Originally, I was going to go with gray jars, only to change my mind and go with color-coded jars. Though, I did keep the gray lids, adding Epoxy Dots to give them the color tie-in. 
I also had a hard time deciding on a title treatment. White stickers or black? What would you have done? I finally landed on white. I realize white on white is tricky, but I hope this alpha shows well enough being 3D and all. 
The rest of the page came together fairly well. I fussy cut candy from pattern paper in the kit.
I stamped additional candy. The base layer of candy in each jar is also stamped. To create more depth in the jars, I stamped twice between inkings. This way, one candy impression was darker while the second stamped lighter. Because of this, I stamped each candy image separately. If this isn’t for you, this cutie kit comes with candy bundles, making it super easy to fill a jar with a single stamped impression! 
For the journaling, I followed the color order of the page, using five different pens. 
That’s it. I hope you’ve found a tasty treat or two to take away from this design. 
Queen & Co. Supplies
  • Candyland Kit 
  • Epoxy Dots, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow:  
  • Sheer Glue
    Other Supplies:
    Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Alpha Stickers: American Crafts; Pens: Marvy, Pilot, Tombow; Die Cut Machine: Sizzix; Sewing Machine: Brother; Adhesive: Elmer’s
    Lovely Hearts!

    Lovely Hearts! 0

    Good morning! I was tasked to create a page in the theme of love. Of course, the Heart Throb kitwas the first thing that came to mind!
    I used the heart shaped die in the kit to create part of my background, alternating different papers from the Heart Throb 6x6 paper pad. Although there is a lot of pink in the paper pad, you could easily draw out some of the grays and blue papers to create a completely different look on your page!
    The great thing about the Heart Throb kit is that it is all pulled together for you! I grabbed an acrylic word “love” that I hadn’t used yet as well as the phrase stickers and layered them together to create my title on a diecut pennant shape. To embellish, I used some of the sequins around the page, filling the centers with enamel dots from the kit also.

    Although I have created 3-4 layouts from this kit, I still have lots more that I could do with this kit!
    Using Scraps!

    Using Scraps! 0

    Every time Queen & Co. releases a new 6 x 6 paper pad I think, “These are my new favorite papers!”.  Every time. I guess I just love them all!  So of course I hate to waste any of the precious paper scraps.  I pretty much save any scrap bigger than an inch or two.  And believe it or not, I use my paper scraps often.  Here’s a layout I created with paper strips from a variety of 6 x 6 pads. 
    I cut a bunch of 1-inch tall strips of paper.  Then I distressed and curled one long edge of each strip.  I adhered the strips in rows along a hand-cut heart.  Since some rows required pieces longer than 6-inches, I had to cheat a little and join two pieces in some places (I don’t think it’s too noticeable unless you’re looking closely).  I didn’t worry about lining up the strips with the edges of the heart because I simply cut off the excess once all the strips were adhered in place on the heart. 
    I also used some pink polka dot paper scraps to make the rolled roses.
    Supplies: Paper Pads (various), Iridescent Bubbles, Posies, Pearl Flowers, Glitter Flowers.
    So come on everybody, use those scraps!
    Flowers and Bling!

    Flowers and Bling! 0

    Good Morning!

    Mary-Ann Maldonado here with a love themed project to help inspire you to get crafting for your favorite Valentine!  Our Heart Throb Kit is the perfect tool, to help you document and make cards for those you love.  

    I cut white cardstock into strips, so I could run the heart die from the Heart Throb Kit my Big Shot and get a cut heart in three different places!

    Then, I adorned my hearts with multiple color-coordinating florals and embellishments.  

    To created a bold title, I cut 'LOVE' from the Heart Throb Kit twice from chipboard and once from the color I wanted.  Then I layered them together, to get dimension.  A little journaling and the date and my layout was complete.

    Thanks for stopping in today.  Get to creating for your loved one with several of our heart items in the store.

    Mary-Ann Maldonado

    Supplies used: 

    Heart Throb Kit
    Glitter Flowers - White and Green
    Iridescent Flowers - Green
    Pom Pom Flowers - Pink and Green
    Sparkle String - Green and Pink
    Pop Toppings 
    Fimo Fun Toppings
    Washi - Pink Heart and Green Polka dot
    Lollies - Pink and Green
    Sparklers - Pink and Green
    Wallflowers - Pink and Green
    Opals - Pink
    Petite Posies - Pink and Green
    Iridescent Pearls - Green
    6x6 Paper Pads - Heart Throb and Picture Perfect

    For the Love of Hearts!

    For the Love of Hearts! 0

    Hello and Happy New Year, friends! 
    We've been talking about Valentine's Day and Love on the blog this week, and although my layout isn't about Valentine's Day, it is for sure about Love! My love for my husband, memories, and old family photos. 




    I used the heart die from the Heart Throb kit to cut the solid hearts and frames, and layered them on to my cardstock. I also used the love word die from the kit as part of my title.  



    One of my favorite things about the layout are those cute little glasses! They are from the Summer Shine Stick Ems. The set I have is a turquoise blue color. Turquoise blue didn't go with my layout, so I simply colored them with a black Sharpie marker. Quick and easy for a custom embellishment.



    Thanks so much for stopping by the Queen and Company blog today, we love to inspire you!


    Mary Ann


    Supplies Used:

    Around the Park Mat Stack -https://queenandcompany.com/collections/magic-paper


    Dots Paper - https://queenandcompany.com/collections/6x6-paper-pads/products/copy-of-stripes-paper-pad

    Halloween Paper Pad - https://queenandcompany.com/products/halloween-paper-pad