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For the love of COLOR!

For the love of COLOR! 0


Hi there!  Laurie Schmidlin here with a couple of fun and bright cards to share with you!

I absolutely love color!  That is one of my favorite things about Queen & Co...all the beautiful colors!

I created a shaker card using the Balloons Shaker Kit and Balloons Card Front Die.  My favorite part about creating shaker cards is adding the toppings!  I added three different kinds to the balloons:  Pops, Fimo Fun, & Tiny Bubbles.

Supplies:  Balloons Shaker Kit, Balloons Card Front Die, Pops Topping Set, Tiny Bubbles Topping Set, Fimo Fun Topping Set

 



My next card is a clean and simple card with pops of bright, cheerful colors.  I started by die cutting the film strip (from the Say Cheese Shaped Shaker set).  I then added some Red and Yellow Wallflowers and a couple of Yellow Sparklers.  I grounded the die cut sentiment by adding a strip of striped patterned paper (from the Stripes Paper Pad).

Supplies: Stripes Paper Pad, Say Cheese Shaped Shaker Set, Red Wallflowers, Yellow Wallflowers, Yellow Sparklers

 

Thanks so much for joining me here today!
~Laurie

 

Pool Party Layout!

Pool Party Layout! 0

Hello, it's Mary Ann Jenkins here with a new layout to share!

I know we're in the middle of summer (at least here in the states) but I'm still trying to catch up on some of my kids' school activity photos. This layout does have a summer feel to it since it's about a day at the pool, but it's really for my daughters school album, and I'm happy to be crossing her first grade pool party layout off my to do list!!

This project actually started when I saw the Summer Splash Epoxy Icons, that cute little anchor piece seemed like it was made to go with my photo since both girls have an anchor on their swim suits. The rolling waves and that adorable whale were perfect to add in to go along with the water theme.

 
I used my die cutting machine to cut out various sized circles from my cardstock, added pieces of patterned paper behind some of the circles, and also added the Blue Skinny Glitter Tape behind a few of the circles too. The Glitter Tape really catches your eye!

Next I added a bit of blue water color paint that I borrowed from my daughter (ha-ha!) just splattering it here and there. After the paint had dried, I then added the photo and the Epoxy Icons.
 




To finish my layout, I also added some of the Blue Sequins from the Toppings Set, and a few of the Blue Pinwheels for a little more texture and shine.

I love all the blue embellishments mixed in together, they all look so pretty and sparkly!
 
Thanks for stopping by the Queen and Company blog today, we love to inspire!

Mary Ann Jenkins

Supplies used: 
How To Use Foam and Acetate Sheets to Make Shakers

How To Use Foam and Acetate Sheets to Make Shakers 0

Hi Queen and Co fans! 
Rebecca here with a couple of new shaker cards made with the Foam and Acetate refill sheets. There are a couple of extra steps that you need to take if you are making a shaker from the sheets versus from a Queen and Co Shaker Card Kit.
For example, you have to die cut the foam yourself. Any of the Queen and Co Foam Front Dies perfectly create card sized shakers.
You will also need to cut your own card base and provide your own envelope.
But these extra steps only take a few minutes and, with the refill sheets, you are able to create any shaker that you have the die to create.
Check out this quick video where I show all the steps to create a shaker card using a Foam Front Die and the refill sheets.

For a Tutorial Video, go HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
:) Rebecca

Boom Shakalaka!

Boom Shakalaka! 0


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.

Shaking It Up Card Tutorials!

Shaking It Up Card Tutorials! 0

Hello crafty friends, Kim here.
 
Welcome to the Queen & Company blog. Today I am excited to share x2 card ideas with you. They are both colorful and fun to create with a clever little technique on each, you might not have thought of trying before. Let me show you what I created.
 
Best Wishes Sweetie Card by Kim Watson
 
 
​Inspired by the stamp sentiment & the foam candles base, I created this card filled with candy swirls. Together with swirly lolly bits, bakers twine swirly candy bits & iridescent pearls, the result is colorful & good enough to eat! I love 3D cards with lots to touch & feel, & this idea does just that! 
 
 
For the technique video, see this link>>  HERE
Hello, Miss You Card by Kim Watson
 
 
Cards personalised with photographs are so trendy right now & really well received, especially by family members. This card was one I have been wanting to try ever since I received my talk bubble die set. Max misses his uncle and aunt who live in the U.K so much, and what better way to tell them he misses them, than with a card with his cute face on the front? 
 
The photo was trimmed to fit inside the die-cut area and stuck onto the card base, before I attached the foam front. By coordinating the fillers to match the photograph, they don't obscure the image but rather add sparkle & interest to the photograph. Alpha stickers, washi tape, iridescent pearls, a lolly & button...make this card fun to make & a pleasure to receive! 
 
For the technique video, see this link>> HERE!
 
I​ am so glad you stopped by! 
Have a smashing week further!
~Kim