Queen & Co Blog — Rivets

RSS
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
Multiple Shakers - One Layout!

Multiple Shakers - One Layout! 0

Good morning!

Mary-Ann Maldonado here with a fun summery layout using two foam front shaker sets.  I also used almost every color bling I had for this layout too!  You are supposed to when you have a rainbow, right? 

I started by choosing four photos of a pool day and printed them to size.  Then I created the sunburst shaker and applied them both to the center of the layout.    

I collected all the color bling I had to apply at the bottom and top of the page.

It seemed a little empty, so clouds above the sun was the perfect choice!  I used varying colors to help them pop as well.  I couple white Pom added just a little fluffiness. 

So, I actually used three die cuts and two foam shakers.  I think it is fun to mix and match.  You should try it!

Mary-Ann M.

Here are the supplies that I used:

Cloud Pop Up Die, Sunburst Shaker Set, Windows Foam Front Shaker Kit, Picture Perfect 6x6 pad, Simple Stripes 6x6 pad, Flirty Florals 6x6 pad, Delightful Dots 6x6 pad, orange Iridescent Pearls, Green, orange and red Sparklers, blue, purple, yellow, pink, red, green Rivets, blue Pinwheels, turquoise Twinkle Drops, yellow Lollies, white Pom Flowers, Toppings: Tiny Bubbles, Diamonds, Pops, and Bright Pearlies

Pink Florals and Puppies!

Pink Florals and Puppies! 0

Hello Queen and Company friends,

It's Mary Ann Jenkins here with a new layout to share with you! This one focuses on a four-legged member of our family, our sweet little pup named Dixie Mae.



I love the Woof Epoxy Icons, so perfect to go with my photo! I added the dog house, "woof" and the cute little paw prints from the set, and still have more pieces left to use on another layout of Dixie Mae. The epoxy icons are so easy to work with too, they adhere just like a sticker.



Of course I had to "girly it up" a bit, so I added a mix of the Pink Blossoms and a few of the White Pom Flowers, and then placed some of the Pink Rivets here and there for even more pink color. I love how this turned out, and how fun it was to make, I think even Dixie Mae would give it a paws up!

Mary Ann Jenkins

Supply List:  Woof Epoxy Icons, Pink Rivets, Pink Blossoms, White Pom Flowers, Flirty Florals Mat Stack, Picture Perfect Mat Stack

Red, White and Blue!

Red, White and Blue! 1

Are you getting ready for your weekend plans?  Fireworks? BBQ?  Or just a relaxing weekend in your craft space creating fun cards!  How about we share a little inspiration with you today.  This one looks so elegant, yet can be completed rather quickly. 

 

You too could create a card similar to this one by Ginger.  You could start with our Stars Shaker Card Kit.  Line the first layout with various washi tapes and then apply the star cut paper on top.  



Wrap twine around the top attaching your sentiment then a few of our fun Iridescent Bubbles.  



Wanna try this one??  Again, layer washi tape across the base of your card.  Apply a larger object in the center of your card.  Ginger used our Pop Up Stars.  She filled the star with clear and white toppings and added a few pieces of bling!



We hope you have a fabulous weekend with family, friends and full of fireworks.  (Maybe a little time to craft.)

Mary-Ann 

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!