Queen & Co Blog — Toppings

Lovely Hearts!

Lovely Hearts! 0

Good morning! I was tasked to create a page in the theme of love. Of course, the Heart Throb kitwas the first thing that came to mind!
I used the heart shaped die in the kit to create part of my background, alternating different papers from the Heart Throb 6x6 paper pad. Although there is a lot of pink in the paper pad, you could easily draw out some of the grays and blue papers to create a completely different look on your page!
The great thing about the Heart Throb kit is that it is all pulled together for you! I grabbed an acrylic word “love” that I hadn’t used yet as well as the phrase stickers and layered them together to create my title on a diecut pennant shape. To embellish, I used some of the sequins around the page, filling the centers with enamel dots from the kit also.

Although I have created 3-4 layouts from this kit, I still have lots more that I could do with this kit!
Flowers and Bling!

Flowers and Bling! 0

Good Morning!

Mary-Ann Maldonado here with a love themed project to help inspire you to get crafting for your favorite Valentine!  Our Heart Throb Kit is the perfect tool, to help you document and make cards for those you love.  

I cut white cardstock into strips, so I could run the heart die from the Heart Throb Kit my Big Shot and get a cut heart in three different places!

Then, I adorned my hearts with multiple color-coordinating florals and embellishments.  

To created a bold title, I cut 'LOVE' from the Heart Throb Kit twice from chipboard and once from the color I wanted.  Then I layered them together, to get dimension.  A little journaling and the date and my layout was complete.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Get to creating for your loved one with several of our heart items in the store.

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Supplies used: 

Heart Throb Kit
Glitter Flowers - White and Green
Iridescent Flowers - Green
Pom Pom Flowers - Pink and Green
Sparkle String - Green and Pink
Pop Toppings 
Fimo Fun Toppings
Washi - Pink Heart and Green Polka dot
Lollies - Pink and Green
Sparklers - Pink and Green
Wallflowers - Pink and Green
Opals - Pink
Petite Posies - Pink and Green
Iridescent Pearls - Green
6x6 Paper Pads - Heart Throb and Picture Perfect

Love Themed Cards!

Love Themed Cards! 0

Happy New Year everyone!! It's cold and snowy here so the perfect time to crank out a few heart themed cards for Valentines day or any day! 
For my first card, I went with the clean and simple lines of the LOVE die cut and paired it with a simple white, dot embossed background.
I added the larger pink circle behind the red heart to give a pop of extra Valentine's Day color. 
A pink felt flower with bakers twine as well as some faux white stitching finished off the heart.
To finish the card, I added a strip of scalloped pink layered with a narrow band of red with faux white stitching.
For my second card, I kept my lines clean with a white background layered onto the grey wood and red background.
I then added a bit of whimsy with the umbrella die cut and "raining" heart shaker toppings and heart bling.

The "hugs" sentiment was cut from red paper and then I finished off the card with some faux black stitching and a red pom pom flower.
Thanks for stopping by! 
White Space vs. Color!

White Space vs. Color! 0

Hello there! 
It's Laurie Willison here with a couple of clean and simple Valentines cards.  If you follow my blog, you know I love white space!  I love to add simple details that make a pop.  I decided to make this first card nice and simple by using the die cuts from the Hearts Foam Front Die.


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I attached 2 of them to the card front, then peeled off the backing and added glitter to each of the hearts.  Last, I stamped the sentiment.  Clean and simple!


For this next card, I scored a piece of cardstock and then did a little ink blending.  I cut it down to 4x4.  I popped it up on a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" white card base...


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Last, I used the Heart Throb Kit to create this heart shaker box.  I love that stitched heart outline for die cut for the box!  Last, I added in the love die, also from the kit, to the top of the shaker box.  I added a coat of Nuvo clear glitter drops to the sentiment die for a little sparkle. 


That is it from me today.  Hope you have enjoyed my cards.  So glad you stopped in!




Laurie Willison
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Paper and Paint Strips!

Paper and Paint Strips! 0

Hi there!  Laurie Schmidlin here, and I've sharing two cards full of hearts and love!  Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays!  What could be better than a whole day dedicated to telling those around us that they are special and are loved?  :-)


The Heart Throb Kit is still one of my favorite Queen & Co kits and the Heart Throb paper is definitely my favorite patterned paper pad!

I started by layering three strips of Heart Throb patterned paper to create my background.  For the focal image, I created a heart shaker using the precut foam and coordinating die from the kit.  I filled it with Pops, Tiny Bubbles, and Fimo Fun Toppings.  For embellishment, I adhered a few sequins from the Sequins Toppings Set.


Heart Throb Shaker Kit
Toppings:  Pops, Tiny Bubbles, Fimo Fun, Sequins


For my second card, I used the heart and love die from the Heart Throb Kit.  I created a simple watercolor wash background.  I layered on the heart and love die cuts, using foam to give it more dimension.  For embellishment, I added a purple flower and some string.


Heart Throb Kit


Thanks so much for joining me here today!








Lovebug! 0

Hey Everyone! 

Susan here today...  Happy New Year & Happy January!  I love the start of a new year and the fresh start of the holiday cycle.  Valentines is an absolute favorite for me -- I created this layout "Lovebug" with an everyday love theme, but it could so easily be adapted to become a V-day page!

My photo is of my "baby" -- two year-old Nash -- and I wanted a "lovey" color theme that didn't scream pink.  I used the red polka pattern sheet of paper from the Around the Park Mat Stack as the base of my page, and then added a "bubble border" under my photo and across the page with lots of cardstock die cuts using the Pop Up Dies - 8 Circles.  Lots of circle cuts using navy, aqua and kraft complete the boy-centric love themed page.

I created a shaker circle with the red hearts Fimo Fun Toppings & the red Diamond Pastel Toppings to bring the red color back into the page and also accent my love theme.  Embellish with lots of Queen & Co Epoxy and Lollies and you have an easy page that you can whip up in no time at all!

Happy crafting in the New Year!  xoxo!