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Heart Throb Shaker Cards!

Heart Throb Shaker Cards! 0

Hello, everyone!
Michele Boyer here today sharing two cards using one of my favorite paper pads EVER, Heart Throb.  The colors are so soft, so pretty!

First I used one of the Heart Throb patterns beneath a Waves Foam Front. I simply cut the patterned paper to just slightly smaller than my card front (which is included with the Foam Front Shaker kit). I filled the openings with Heart Throb toppings then adhered the acetate and die-cut cardstock cover.

I tied a bit of gold cord then stamped a die-cut tag and adhered it beneath the bow. I find it’s much easier to simply slip tags beneath bows, rather than tie them within. In doing so, the tag is secured in place without moving around or loosening the cord. (Stamps and tag die by Paper Smooches.)

Supplies: Waves Foam Front, Heart Throb Kit, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

My second card uses more pretty Heart Throb paper as well as the heart, hello and love dies, all included within the Heart Throb kit.

Before adhering the hello and love words, I die-cut three of each and layered together to create thicker elements. I adhered a thin scrap of gray floral paper along the left side (much too pretty to toss), and left a bit of the white card base to show. Once everything was assembled, I adhered a few tiny floral Heart Throb toppings.

Supplies:  Heart Throb Kit, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

 Thanks so much for visiting today!

Michele B.

Let's Celebrate with Butterflies - Shaker Cards

Let's Celebrate with Butterflies - Shaker Cards 0

Hello!
Michele Boyer here today sharing two cards created with my favorite shaker kits from Queen & Co.
 
 
The Candles Shaker Kit is a versatile set, easily tailored to a male or female recipient by simply changing the shaker toppings and any other embellishments. I made a super-girly card using pink hearts from Fimo Fun, Pops, Posies and Pastel Diamonds.
 
 
To create the mat beneath the blank card front, I cut a piece of patterned paper from Heart Throb Mat Stack to 5 ½” x 4 ¼”. I measured and marked a ½” border on each side then used a craft knife to remove the inside rectangle before adhering over the acetate. Before adhering the blank card front, I removed 1/8” from each side then adhered over the acetate and patterned frame, carefully aligning the candle openings.
 
On top of my card front, I adhered a few Pom Poms, flower-shaped sequins and a sentiment by Paper Smooches.
 
 
 
My second card uses my favorite butterfly from Shaped Shaker Butterflies and Heart Throb Mat Stack.
 
 
After filling the shaker shape with pink Donuts and Pastel Diamonds, I adhered the acetate then used the coordinating die (also included in the kit) to die-cut a dotted cover. For a bit of variety, I adhered a second die-cut butterfly, a few pink Rivets and a die-cut sentiment from Taylored Expressions. I love that dies are included with the butterfly foam shapes as they can be used with the shaker pieces or without.
 
 
Thanks so much for visiting today!
Wrap it up! - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Wrap it up! - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Hi everyone!
Michele Boyer here today sharing two fun shaker cards I created using Queen & Company’s new June kit, Pretty Presents. Other than base card stock, ink and adhesive, everything I used to create my cards came from the kit – patterned papers, stamps, dies, foam and acetate shapes, super cute shaker elements.  It’s so easy with everything right there on hand!  :)
 
 
On my first card I used the loopy bow gift die to cut three patterned presents. One I filled with the adorable toppings, the other two I filled with coordinating patterned papers.
 
 
At the center of each bow, I used a circle (negative) die-cut from one of the other present dies, adhering each with a glue dot. For a bit of added dimension, I tucked clear foam squares beneath the upper edges of the top two presents.
 
 
My second card is a little more gender neutral, using red, blue and yellow.
 
To add a little more detail to the gifts, I cut additional bows, layering each beneath the existing bows.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Michele