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Flower Background with Fruit!

Flower Background with Fruit! 0

Hey everyone!
Nicole Nowosad here today to share a different sort of twist on a scrapbook page using the Fruit Basket kit! I love stretching my supplies to create something outside what it was intended for, as so with the Fruit Basket kit dies, I did just that to create this fun and whimsical page.

I chose the strawberry shaped die as my inspiration for this page. I initially thought it looked like a fun heart shape, but as I looked a little further, it looked more like a flower petal to me. So, I decided to create a fun (and easy!) background for my scrapbook page using the Fruit Basket paper pad and die set.

It was really simple and easy to go - everything in the kit is all pulled together for you so there is not a lot of fussing around either! I love the cute sentiments in the clear stamps in the Fruit Basket kit and added some of those sentiments to finish off my page.

Sit back and see how the whole project came together!

I hope you are inspired to try something new with the dies in your Queen and Company kits!

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.
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!