Queen & Co Blog — Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Hip Hip Hooray for a FREE Cut File!

Hip Hip Hooray for a FREE Cut File! 1

Hello Queen & Co friends, Kim here.
Welcome to the Queen & Company blog. Today I am excited to share my latest layout with you. Inspired by the FABULOUS Pretty Presents kit, I decided to capture the happy moment of my little friend Callan getting ready to blow the candles out on her birthday cake. These dies, papers & toppers were tailor made for this page.
Hip-hip Hooray layout by Kim Watson
​Using my Silhouette Cameo, I die-cut a pie chart, reason being is I wanted to use a pretty variety of patterned papers from the Pretty Presents 6x6 paper pad. The pie chart allowed me to use eight different pattern papers...the perfect way to create a colorful mat for my photo. 
The sweet gift dies made the perfect accents for this page. To make them less busy on an already busy page, I made sure to make them mono tone in color: Pink, yellow, orange & green. To create the 'open me tag' I trimmed down one of the larger stamps. 
The title is made up of a combination of three of the stamps that came in the Pretty Presents kit. By stamping them in different colors onto flag shapes, then attaching them to a striped drinking straw, I not only made a fun unique title but also a festive page accent.
Patterned paper circles folded in half and placed along the top of the page with turquoise bakers twine, not onto adds a ceiling to the page but really gives one the feeling of a celebration!
To make the page extra special I selected a mixture of pretty bling bits to co-ordinate with the patterned papers in each segment. The result is super fun, colorful & festive....Callan can't wait to have her page, in a frame, in her bedroom. 
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I​ am so glad you stopped by, I am so happy to be given the opportunity to inspire you.  
Bright Colored Cards - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Bright Colored Cards - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 1

Hi Everyone!
Greta Hammond back with you today to show a couple more cards from the Pretty Presents Shaker Kit. I chose to play up the yellow, orange and red in this set of cards. For my first card, I gave my white cardstock matting a bit of texture by embossing it with a fun chevron pattern.

I cut a present from the orange paper and made it into a shaker box. To make the bow, I cut the present two more times and snipped off the bows, then folded and layered them on top of each other. 3D.

The bright yellow strip layered onto red makes the stamped sentiment really pop! A few punched circles and gems finish off the card.
My second card showcases the taller present shakers paired with a taller stamped sentiment.

I chose to adhere them to kraft cardstock to show off the bright vibrant colors. For a little variety, I snipped off the bow on the presents, added the rectangles to the shaker boxes and then to the card. I then used matching paper to cut bows using the other square present die cut and added them directly to the card.

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and matted it with red paper to tie into the rest of the card. A little faux stitching with a white pen finishes it off.
Thanks for stopping by!
Greta Hammond

Supplies used: Pretty Presents Shaker Kit
Floral Centers - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Floral Centers - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Hey Queen and Co. fans!
Nicole Nowosad here and I am excited to be here today with a project using the June kit! I love the bright colors in the 6x6 Pretty Presents paper pad in the kit and used it as my inspiration for this page.
You can see that I chose several different papers from the paper pad and diecut them on my digital die cut machine in similar designs, but varying sizes. I added them across a neutral cardstock background and then the fun begins!
 I added different shaker fillers from the June kit to the center of some of the larger flowers.
The process is so easy to do, and the topping fillers are perfect for adding texture to simple diecut embellishments. I love the chunky look of the fillers in the center of those flowers! Fun and super easy.
Check out how the whole page came together in this process video HERE.

Nicole Nowosad

Stitching and Presents - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Stitching and Presents - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Hello everyone! 
Stacy Cohen here today sharing a Iayout I made with the Pretty Presents Kit.   This kit includes the most adorable little present dies and bright, happy papers . . . just perfect for birthday layouts!

To create the swirly line of paper strips, I first cut the pieces into 1.5” x 6” strips.  I adhered them to a 12” x 6” piece of white cardstock, then I used a flexible ruler to cut out the curves on the top and bottom edges. I added some machine stitching, and voila!   

Supplies: Pretty Presents Kit

Have a wonderful day!


Ribbon Explosion - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Ribbon Explosion - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Good morning!

Mary-Ann Maldonado here with a fun boy layout!  It just so happens he is wearing an orange shirt for this photo, so I decided play on that color.  (No one was hurt in the capture of this photo!!!  The boy did not connect with the other boys face!!  lol)  

When plotting my attack, I decided to stick with a basic color palette, design and grid-ish layout.  

For the frame around my white cardstock, I cut 1 inch strips of papers, applied them behind leaving a 1/2 inch overhang.  

I unintentionally created a big yellow present in the center of the page.  I used lots of tops cut off of the larger die.  To avoid waste, I placed only the ribbons and a little of the square overlapping the paper.  I cut this several times and then created a ribbon explosion!

Staying with the same color theme, I made a couple presents.  The only thing that was not included in the Pretty Presents Shaker Kit was the red Iridescent Sparkle string around the red present.  

I hope you will play along.  

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Supplies used:  
Pretty Presents Shaker Kit
Sparkle String

Simplicity at its Finest! - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Simplicity at its Finest! - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Hey there!  It's Laurie Willison here.  I have 2 cards here today, with one design....and of course, clean and simple!
Both cards use all the elements from the June Kit...Pretty Presents.  This first card, I created a shaker box, using a white gift on a white background, so those toppings inside the box would pop!  I layered them onto the card base with a piece of green pattered paper from the pack included in the kit.  
This next card also uses the patterned paper from the kit with the white on white theme, but this time, I used the shaker box foam and dies, just to create a 3D gift.  I love how easy it is to create a shaker box with this kit, but it also works for different looks.  I added the black cut outs down inside the box for a fun little detail.  
Hope you are enjoying your Pretty Presents kits.  If you don't have one, now is a great time to shop!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Laurie Willison
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