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Pumpkin Tags!

Pumpkin Tags! 0

It’s the Shake Pumpkin, Charley Brown. 
Who needs crazy carving knives when you have the Queen & Co. Tag Kit and Toppings? The circle tag makes a great pumpkin, just in time for patch season. 
I die cut several tags and used the center negative space from a few as flat background pumpkins. I then created shakers for the foreground gourds. Since the tops of pumpkins are often a light brown color, I wrapped the top of one of my die cut tags in twine to mimic the stem.
For the other, I trimmed a portion of the tag away and then adhered epoxy circles to create my stem.
For my page background, I created a DIY pumpkin using my watercolor paints, some twine, and and orange gel pen. I used a large lid as my stencil and went around it several times with my pen, moving the lid ever so slightly between each go ‘round. I then dry-brushed some orange paint onto the page. If you look closely, you’ll see I also framed the upper left and lower right corners of the pumpkin with blue paint. 
To give my flat background a little lift, I hand-stitched around the pumpkin using twine. 
I cut the stem from patterned paper and the leaf from felt. The vine is a little green yarn. 
This pic simply doesn’t do these sweet gems justice. Queen’s NAME accents are so shiny and pretty. They make any title more striking! 
Tag, you’re it! I hope you have a blast picking your pumpkins this fall and scrapbooking your adventures after the fact.
QUEEN & CO. SUPPLIES: Tag Shaker Kit, Donut (orange), Epoxy Dots (green), Iridescent Pearl (orange), Pastel Diamonds Toppings (orange, yellow), Petite Posies (orange), Pops Toppings (orange, pink), Skinny Minnie Checkers Washi Tape (green), and Stripe Washi Tape (yellow).
OTHER SUPPLIES: Cardstock, Letter Stickers, Twine: American Crafts; Photo/Journaling App: Project Life; Watercolor Paint: Close to My Heart; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; OTHER: Felt, yarn. 
Rainbows Make us Happy!

Rainbows Make us Happy! 0

Morning Queen fans,
Stacy Cohen here this morning using one of the most versatile dies is the tag die because you can use it to make cards, layouts, holiday tags, gift bags, etc.  I’ve had fun making tags with the three different foam shaker shapes in this adorable little Shaped Shaper Tag kit, but I also wanted to take a crack at making a layout with just the tag die-cuts.  I used the largest die in the kit to cut tags from the polka dot rainbow paper pad (Dots Paper Pad) to create a colorful background for my photos.
I cut out one tag from each color of polka dot paper and used the large polka dot side for the tag rim, then used the reverse side with the small polka dots for the inside of each tag.
I hope you’ve been inspired to use some colorful tag die-cuts on your layouts!

Frame with Tags!

Frame with Tags! 0

Hey Everyone!

Susan here today with a layout that I made with the cute new Shaped Shaker Tag Kit.  I used these tag cuts as photo embellishments on a birthday party themed layout.

I love the way the tags create cute little "frames".  I used the tag frames to frame accent photos from my baby's first birthday party.  I measured the size of the opening in the cut and then sized my photos slightly larger than that in photoshop before sending them to be printed.  I was able to trim them and adhere them behind the tag frames.
I then scattered the frame photo accents around the main focus photo that took up most of my page.
I can't wait to use these tag die cuts again for some cards -- the possibilities are endless!
Flower Background with Fruit!

Flower Background with Fruit! 0

Hey everyone!
Nicole Nowosad here today to share a different sort of twist on a scrapbook page using the Fruit Basket kit! I love stretching my supplies to create something outside what it was intended for, as so with the Fruit Basket kit dies, I did just that to create this fun and whimsical page.

I chose the strawberry shaped die as my inspiration for this page. I initially thought it looked like a fun heart shape, but as I looked a little further, it looked more like a flower petal to me. So, I decided to create a fun (and easy!) background for my scrapbook page using the Fruit Basket paper pad and die set.

It was really simple and easy to go - everything in the kit is all pulled together for you so there is not a lot of fussing around either! I love the cute sentiments in the clear stamps in the Fruit Basket kit and added some of those sentiments to finish off my page.

Sit back and see how the whole project came together!

I hope you are inspired to try something new with the dies in your Queen and Company kits!

Lemonade Stand!

Lemonade Stand! 0

Hello everyone! 
Stacy Cohen with ya today,  here’s another layout I created using the adorable Fruit Basket Shaker Kit
The lemon dies and coordinating shaker were perfect for use on this layout featuring a photo of my daughter’s lemonade stand.  I added a little glitter glue to the lemon wedges for some eye-catching pizzazz.
I’ve said this before about other Queen & Co paper, but the paper pad included with this kit might be one of my all-time favorites.  Such fun, bright colors!  I cut these papers into 6” long strips and placed them horizontally on my page in a column.  I used 3D adhesive to adhere every other strip to give the page lots of dimension.  
Supplies: Fruit Basket Shaker Kit (paper, die, shaker, toppings, epoxy dots,), Petite Posies, Glitter Flowers.
Remember, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade! 😊
Fruit Salad!

Fruit Salad! 1

Good Morning!

Mary-Ann Maldonado here with you today.  How fun has this Fruit Basket Shaker Kit been all month? I have to tell you that it has been really fun for me.  I couldn't help but create a layout with this crazy Godson of mine and his cooky antics.  

I started my layout with a FREE cut file Wreath from Paper Issues.  
This started my base for layering my fruit.

Here is a close up of the wreath.  I did bring in some random die cuts and punches to use to help embellish the wreath a bit more than the cut file.  The cut file was the perfect starting point to get a round circle.  I also hung the appropriate fruit from the vines that coordinated with the blossom Pom Poms.

I found it a little easier to create the wreath effect with loose fruit.  So I assembled them individually and then layered them and moved them around until I like the positions.

Adding vines and leaves within the fruit helped with the empty spaces and tied the wreath in to the bottom as well.

There is nothing like a good fruit salad, and that is what I provided you with today.  Don't forget, Queen & Company also sells extra shaker refills in the store.  

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Products used: 
Fruit Basket Shaker Kit, Pom Poms: Orange, Red, Green and Yellow, Toppings: Pops, Diamonds and Bubbles.  Random leaf and vine punches, cardstock.