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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.
Cheers!
Megan
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. 
Create arrows with Tags!

Create arrows with Tags! 0

Good morning!
Mary-Ann Maldonado here with my first Tag layout for this month.  I used the Shaped Shaker Tag Kit for my arrows at the bottom of the page.  I filled them with colorful Toppings that matched the shirts in the photos.  

To create the circles on my layout I traced a large bowl 3 times.  I then applied color coordinating embellishments to create the orbit of clusters.

 

I really had fun with the green, black and white.  There are so many color choices to play with.   I hope you have been inspired to get busy creating.

Mary-Ann

Supplies Used: 
Delightful Dots 6x6 mat pad
Button Bouquets
Rivets
Iridescent Bubbles
Sparklers
Lollies
Iridescent Pearls
Petite Posies
Opals
Black Polka Dot Washi
Green Striped Washi
Twine
Matte Pearlies Toppings
Pops Toppings White
Tiny Bubbles Toppings
Tags Shaped Shakers

Pick a bushel or a bundle!

Pick a bushel or a bundle! 0

Hello there,
Kim here, with some more Fruit Basket Shaker Kit fun!
 
Today I have a whole bunch of cards to share that were created using the same Fruit Basket Shaker Kit ...yep, the same kit. I will show you just how versatile these clever kits from Queen & Company are, to create a variety of card styles, whatever your flavor :)  🍓 🍉 🍊 🍎 🍏 🍋 🍐
 



​You are probably thinking, lemons?? ​There isn't a lemon die in the kit! 
But wait...! Grab the strawberry...now turn it bottom side up...taa-daa, you have 'Le Lemon' 🍋

Cut some lemon shapes from ​yellow cardstock, ink the edges for dimension, add a few highlights...dress them with leaves & stalks & you have yourself a couple of zesty lemons. Now obviously the bottoms of the lemons will in essence, appear 'cut off', the way to overcome this is to cover them. I used a sentiment tab raised on foam adhesive & an adorable lemon slice filled with teeny lemon fimo pieces to do this. Don't you love how the twinkle drops make it good enough to eat!
 




Can I make a suggestion? Mix your fruit shapes for a fresh approach like I did with this card.​ 
By varying the heights of the elements, not only do get fabulous visual interest, but it also allows you to overlap bits, enabling more fruit to be included on one card. Ok, you are probably asking "Where do the small strawberries come from?". HA! I have a sneaky #crafthack to show you. I covered this process during this process video for Queen & Co but it is simple really. After die-cutting, take the inside strawberry piece...using a pair of sharp scissors, evenly trim away the outside of the ​shape; the more you trim, the smaller the strawberry. I did the same for the stalks, resizing them to fit the berries. I used this technique for both strawberries on this card; there is something so fresh about a cluster of fat, pink strawberries 🍓 to make anyone smile.  Do you see the shiny dots on the orange 🍊 slice? I did that by covering the pattern with dimension glaze, another easy way to add a little something special​ to your card without cluttering the design. ​
 
 
Now for something a little different. Can you see the 'leaves' on this card :D 
I used the leaf die to cut a variety of dotted & striped leaves, which I machine stitched to the mixed media background creating a cool, artsy vibe. The addition of lemon fimo pieces & pink rivets add texture & a flash of color. Now for the citrus accents 🍊 ​using the full orange slice I made x2 versions. I filled the flat slice with a variety of citrus colored cardstock segments​ & a 3D version cut from the pretty pink patterned paper from the 6x6 fruit basket paper pad, filled with a mixture of citrus fimo for some brights pops of color. So there you have it, same kit, very different results. 
 
 
​How about a little pear this time? 🍐
 
Gotta love the versatility of the strawberry die! Turn it around, add the leaf & stalk from the apple & you have a sweet juicy pear. Aren't the itsy bitsy pear fimo pieces the CUTEST ever?! I love how Queen & Co cleverly covered all bases with the coordinating stamp set by including punny sentiments for all the fruit varieties. It makes the possibilities for this kit endless. 
 


Ok, so how about another 'out of the box' card? 
 
For this one I experimented with the die, using it for something other than a die LOL. I used it as a template. Drawing around the shape with a watercolor pencil, adding shading & water resulted in this SUPER cool 'watercolor' orange slice 🍊 . Easey-peasy! Mixed with a half slice & a flat yellow full slice, placed on a bright pink watercolor card base & decorated with punchy black circles, zingy lemon fimo 🍋 & stitching, the resulting card is funky & suitable for your your trendiest friend. 
 
TRY THIS: Bundle sewing thread under an accent for added interest & color pop. 
 

 
"An apple a day"...makes you smile...but how about two?  🍎 🍏

For a more 'traditional card' I mixed x4 patterns from the 6x6 paper pad included in the kit, this made the perfect canvas for my sweet apple cluster. Here I mixed x2 foam piece techniques you are going to love! The green apple was made using the smaller foam piece covered in an inked apple slice, placed inside a green 'apple frame' for a reversed effect. Don't the x4 black twinkle drops make the apple look so realistic? The red apple was made in the traditional way, using x2 different red cardstock colors & filled with the most adorable miniature apple fimo bits. I raised it on 'extra' foam left overs for a fab dimension, this allowed me to cluster the apples, making them fit easily on the 4.25"x5.5" card base. Punched flowers, leaves & stalks are all that was needed to finish off these cuties.

Wow! talk about a lot of info haha!...I really hope you have enjoyed these ideas? Talking about ideas...if you have this fruity kit or are thinking about buying this kit, be sure to post your creations on the Queen & Co FB page, or hashtag #queenandcompany on Instagram, so we can appreciate your lovely creations <3

Have an awesome day further.
Hugs
~ Kim
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! 😊
Stacy
Sweet as Can Be Shaker layout!

Sweet as Can Be Shaker layout! 0

Hi there friends, 
Kim Watson here today with a sweet-as-can-be layout using the adorable Fruit Basket Shaker Kit ! Tell me those teeny fruit fimo bits are just the cutest thing you've ever seen?! 
 
 
For this page I decided to create a fruit basket of fruit accents with a variety of shaker pieces as well as flat versions for variety. They are so adorable I wanted them to take center stage on my page. To give them pride of place, I positioned the fruit under three photos like a shelf, embellishing them with white bling accents & small punched flowers. The understated B & W photos really compliment the bright colors of the shaker accents! 
TIP: To create the fruit patterned page border, I took a single 6x6 piece of Fruit Basket paper & cut it into .075" strips which I stuck edge to edge, to create the illusion of a 12x12 piece of paper. 
 
For the full tutorial, see HERE for the video>>> https://youtu.be/T2yzTLgcxzg
 
I made the fruit embellishments using the following supplies::
  • Grapefruit using the 1/2 citrus slice die, foam shaker & grapefruit toppings
  • Watermelon using the melon die, foam shaker & watermelon toppings
  • Strawberry using the strawberry die & stalk, foam shaker & strawberry toppings
  • A flat lime slice using the 1/4 citrus slice die & twinkle drops
  • A flat strawberry using the inside piece from the strawberry die & stalk die
  • A flat lemon slice using the /2 citrus slice die
 
A bright strawberry with lime green leaf, really makes the white flowers pop! 
 
A sunny yellow grapefruit teamed with a tangy lime slice...add punch to the right side of the page. 
 
 
A smaller strawberry with glossy accents stripes, coordinated with a lemon slice, white accents & x2 rows of pretty bakers twine create the perfect border cluster. 
 
 
For an eye catching 'journaling/title', I simply stamped a few of the sentiments found in the Fruit Basket Shaker Kit  together. They double up as journaling as well as a title. By using different color inks & matting the white journal spot onto pink, makes this a wonderful focal point. 
 
I have to say, this page makes me so happy!! I hope it has inspired you to grab a Fruit Basket Shaker kit & try something similar. 
Thanks for stopping by the Queen & Company blog.
~Kim
Hello Summer Layout!

Hello Summer Layout! 0

Good morning Queen & Co. fans!
Nicole Nowosad here and I am excited to share with you a page using lots of fun and sparkly Queen & Co. embellishments and fillers.


I really wanted to add a little sparkle and shine to the sunburst in my layout and what better way than to add in some great sparkly Donuts, Pinwheels, Twinkle Drops and more! I added some subtle stitching lines for texture and then placed my embellishments along that line to finish off the starburst detail.






I didn't stop there ! I added some fun baby bead fillers to add some dimension to my title area - so quick and easy to do too!


Sit back and watch how this project came together HERE on YouTube!

 

Have a fantastic Day!
Nicole

Supplies:
Droplets - green