Queen & Co Blog — Megan Hoeppner

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RED, WHITE & YOU - Giveaway!!!

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Happy 4th of July! 

Today we are having our own explosion of fireworks here on the blog.  Loads of inspiration and a chance to win one of our awesome Trunks filled with all kinds of goodies. To be eligible for the grand prize (see below), leave a comment on this post.  For an addition entry, PIN the above collage image to Pinterest.  Drawing will be held July 5th.

One more thing!!!  Every order between now and the 4th will receive a random assortment from the fun Red, White and Blue grouping below.  

So, lets start with some incredible inspiration, shall we?  
Amy Sheffer has created a couple cards for us to celebrate this big day!

Stars & Stripes Forever

That American flag shaker element is actually the cake from the Birthday Shaped Shaker set! 
She trimmed down a white cake die-cut to a rectangle, filled the foam shaker with Red Diamond Toppings, and then added a small square covered in Blue Star Washi Tape. Then added a lollipop stick for the flag pole and topped it with some blue striped twine. 
Tip: The star sequins are more turquoise in color. To change them to a deep, royal blue, I colored over them with a dark blue Copic marker.
Home of the Free Because of the Brave
Amy created a fireworks display using a combination of stamped starburst images and red, white, and blue Pinwheels and Petite Posies. 
Susan Weinroth also played along with our Red White and blue theme with a stunning layout. She used her favorite photo from last year's celebration.  Her beach club puts up tons and tons of flags every 4th, and it's one of her very favorite annual photos of her boys -- She loves to take a shot of them in front of what they call "the giant flag"!!!

Instead of creating a shaker box with the Pop Up Stars, She simply layered them and added bubbles and rhinestone stars and stripes of Glitter Washi.

Supplies: Cardstock, Pop Up Dies - 4 Stars, Lines Glitter Tape Blue, Lines Glitter Tape Silver, Bubbles Clear

Megan Hoeppner has some fabulous fun cards to share as well!
In the US, July  means fireworks and bonfires and parades and BINGO at the town armory. It also means it's her sister-in-law’s birthday. She’s a yankee doodle dandy, born on the Fourth of July. A fireworks card seems in order.

She used various Queen toppings and liquid dimensional adhesive to create fireworks. 

It wouldn’t be a Fourth-themed post without a little red, white, and blue. 
She took the same taped approach here.  Whether you’re thanking a soldier, their family for their service or a party hostess this fourth, these cards are a quick solution to try. Hooray for washi. It’s the supply that stretches and makes crafting easy. Have fun!
Supplies Used: Glitter Washi Tape, Diamond Toppings, Sprinkle Toppings, Bitty Bead Toppings, Orange Epoxy Dots, Green Epoxy Dots, Pink Epoxy Dots

Don't forget to comment below for a chance at the Trunk grand prize, and PIN the collage photo (at the very top of the post) for an additional entry.

May your weekend be filled with family, friends, and crafty time!

Mary-Ann Maldonado
No scrap left behind! - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

No scrap left behind! - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

If there’s one thing kids can’t seem to get enough of about birthday parties, it’s the presents! So when I sat down to scrapbook my daughter’s 5th birthday party, I knew gifts were in order. Okay, so it didn’t hurt that I was also working with Queen & Co.’s cute Pretty Presents Shaker Kit. Happiness! 
To create this page, I started by creating a photo collage of images I wanted to include using the Project Life app on my phone. This way, I was able to print a bunch of bitty images on a single 4x6 sheet of photo paper. Well, two sheets, if I’m getting technical.
As luck would have it, the photos sized to just smaller than the largest present die in this kit, giving me an awesome matting idea. 
No Scraps Left Behind! 
As luck would have it, my daughter was watching Trolls as I crafted. A popular line from this flick: No Troll left behind! Seems so fitting here. No scrap left behind! The hoarder in me who doesn’t throw anything away LOVES the challenge of putting each and every aspect of the diecut image to use. 
Left over circles?
Looks like balloons to me!
Left over half circles? A scalloped border in the making! 
Leftover… random pieces? Use them to piece together a present accent. 
In this case, I used the center of my foam as the foundation of the gift, added paper, and layered on those leftovers.
Wanting to add a few words to the page, I trimmed the center out of an extra diecut present. Layered over grid paper, I had a journaling card that goes well with the overall page design. 
The rest of that particular piece was put to use in the intended way, as a shaker gift on the page. 
This kit is so bright and happy that a white background seemed in order, especially with the energy all of the gifts add. But I didn’t want to go end to end without a little added definition somewhere, so I layered some scraps of paper to the rest of my white cardstock piece, added some foam squares, and made a base layer for the page. 
Finally, for the ‘mingo (my five-year-old’s way of saying flaming), I punched three scallopped ovals from the pink pattern in the 6x6 pad, stacked them together, machine stitched down the center, and fluffed the pieces up to create a body. 
I just drew the head (thinking of the #2 shape) and legs (thinking of a #4 shape) and added a bow in her hair, because she’s so fancy! 
When it comes to using a bunch of photos on a single 12x12 page, grid designs are where it’s at! I love that I can cram those pics in without the page getting too congested. 
And I’m all about subtle tricks that keep a page from feeling too flat. This present die is perfect for that purpose, because the bows pop off the page. 
I hope you’ve unwrapped an idea or two with this post. Happy summer, friends!
Megan Hoeppner
Queen & Co. Supplies Used
Patterned paper, bows, shaker kit, and die: Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 
Other Supplies Used
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Letter Stickers: Pink Paislee; Punch: Stampin’ Up!; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L