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Apple or Pear?

Apple or Pear? 0

Hello! Amy S here today! Are you loving the Fruit Basket Shaker Kit as much as we are?! I have a pear (ha! couldn't resist!) of cards to share today, one featuring the adorable apple and the other a pair of pears.

Awesome to the Core

The Fruit Basket Shaker Kit packs a whole lotta awesome into one kit. Picking a favorite shaker is tough, but I've gotta say the apple is somewhere near the top for me! Those darling little multi-colored fimo apples are over-the-top cute!

Awesome to the Core

I used an ink blending tool to add just a touch of golden yellow ink to the white card stock behind the shaker, then filled with the little apple toppings and finished off with the apple frame, leaf, and stem die-cuts. Super easy and so eye-catching!

Awesome to the Core

For my sentiment, I stamped in black onto a white card stock rectangle, notched the bottom edge, added a light touch of yellow ink blending, then accented with epoxy dots and green twine from the kit.

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kraft, green, white card stock
black ink
pierced round top layer die


The Perfect Pear

Next up are the super charming pears. The die that makes the strawberry doubles as a pear when turned upside down.

The Perfect Pear

I did a lot of ink blending on this card -- the pear backgrounds, pear frames, and the stitched rectangle background panel.

The Perfect Pear

I love the pop of the dark gray card stock and white embossed sentiment.

Queen & Co Fruit Basket Shaker Kit 
white card stock
aqua, green, and Versamark inks + white embossing powder
stitched rectangle die



So glad you stopped by!



Fruit Shakers from Summer to Fall!

Fruit Shakers from Summer to Fall! 0

Hi Queen and Co fans! 
Rebecca here with two new shaker cards made with the fabulous, fruity, Fruit Basket Shaker Kit. The fruit basket kit is perfect for making bright colored, summery cards.
The fresh, fun colors of the Mat Stack coordinate perfectly with the Toppings included in the kit. Combine these with bright colored cardstock and a few of the bright embellishments from the kit and you have a bright, happy card perfect for the summer.
But, you can continue to use the Fruit Basket kit into the fall too! The apple shaker is perfect for a teacher thank you!
Combine some of the red patterned papers from the Mat Stack with kraft or brown or other more muted colors to create an autumnal color palette. For a teacher card, you can cut a rectangular piece of black cardstock and make it look like a blackboard by stamping and heat embossing a white sentiment. Use antistatic powder before stamping in embossing ink and then do not wipe the powder away so that it looks like chalk dust!
Another tip for these shakers is to use the Twinkle Drops that are included as seeds. For the lemon, I placed the crystal Twinkle Drops on top of the acetate because when I cut a lemon the seeds are often sitting on top of the fruit. But for the apple, I placed the Black Twinkle Drops inside the shaker since they are technically within the core of the apple. 
I have thoroughly enjoyed finding different ways to use all the elements of this fun kit! 
Thanks for stopping by! I highly recommend checking it out!
:) Rebecca
Turn the Strawberry Upside Down!

Turn the Strawberry Upside Down! 0

Greta Hammond here today!
For this month, I got to work with the super adorable kit, Fruit Basket. The fruit dies and foam pieces are so fun and the colors in the papers and toppings totally make this kit pop! I think it's my new favorite! 

My first card highlights the versatile apple die.

I chose to make this die look like it had been cut in half by die cutting the apple onto white cardstock as well as red paper for the outside edge.

I used the outside foam piece for dimension and then chalked the "core" and added the black seed gems to finish it off. 
For my second card, I turned the strawberry die upside down, and used the stem and leaf die cuts to make two pears.

I made the first pear into a shaker box but used the negative foam piece to create dimension on the second pear.

I tucked the second pear behind the first, and cut the foam piece to match. A little inking brings them both to life.  A "perfect pear"!
Thanks for stopping by!
Greta Hammond
Making Rainbows out of Watermelon!

Making Rainbows out of Watermelon! 0

Hi Everyone!

Susan Weinroth here today to share a couple of cards that I whipped up with the adorable new Fruit Basket Shaker Kit.

The first card that I created was a fun take on the Fruit Basket Kit - not focusing at all on the "fruit" theme...

I used the "rind" part of the watermelon die cut to create a rainbow feature for my card.  The negative (inside) part of the rind die-cut makes a perfect rainbow!

I then flipped the strawberry die cut over to create a cute heart shaped cloud for my rainbow.  An upside down apple cut is layered behind the cloud.

For my second card, I used the strawberry die cut in a more traditional sense, and created a cute strawberry shaker!

I filled it with diamonds and mini strawberries and tucked my stamped sentiment under the strawberry stem.

I hope you love the bright colors and fresh vibe of this kit as much as I did!!!

Products: Fruit Basket Shaker Kit, Rhinestones Iridescent, Topping Set Pastel Diamonds, cardstock, ink

Simply Elegant Berry and Melon!

Simply Elegant Berry and Melon! 0

Hey crafty friends!  It's Laurie Willison here. 
The latest kit, Fruit Basket, from Queen and Company is so much fun.  It's filled with adorable toppings, the perfect fruity dies, an AMAZING paper pack and the perfect foam boxes to create easy shaker cards.  Seriously.  SO easy!  
I have 2 fruity cards to share today.  This first one uses the Strawberry dies and foam boxes....along with a gorgeous piece of striped paper from the paper pack....
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That stripped paper CALLED my name when I first opened the paper pad.  Rainbow, of course, as well as stripes.  All the stripes!  I covered the front of an A2 sized card with the patterned paper and then simply added a sentiment stamped on a banner.  I die 3 pieces using the strawberry dies....1 white negative for the background, the red for the edge and then the green leaves.  
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I assembled the box with the foam and the acetate, and added the toppings that come in the kit and then topped it off with the die cuts.  So easy!  The strawberry toppings are adorable aren't they?  I did add some clear diamonds for a little sparkle (not included in the kit).
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I wanted to show how easy it is to create a simple flat, non-shaker card too....
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First, I did a little ink blending a piece of cardstock.  I wanted that ombre look from the red all the way to the white of the watermelon.  I was able to place the die perfectly on top of that ink blending spot and get the perfect look.  I did the same with the watermelon rind.  I stamped the adorable coordinating sentiment and then added 2 of the black tear drop gems on the watermelon.  
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This month there will be so much more to see using this kit.  So come back here and visit to see more Fruit Basket inspiration.  Thanks so much for coming by and have a great day!
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Diamond Toppings (not included in kit)

Laurie Willison
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Create using Dies Only!

Create using Dies Only! 0

Hello!  Laurie Schmidlin here with you today!  I've got a couple of cards to share with you that I created with the brand new Fruit Basket Kit!  I have been a fan of Queen & Co's kits for quite a while, but this kit is hands down my favorite!  I love everything about it...the dies, the fun sentiment stamps, cute paper, and especially the adorable little fruit fimo toppings!

Both of my cards feature ways to create using the included dies, aside from creating shaker cards!  There are so many possibilities!

My first card is all about the citrus shapes!  I die cut two of the large citrus dies and two of the smaller ones.  I sponged them to look like an orange, grapefruit, lime, and lemon.

For the sentiment, I embossed in white one of the included stamps onto black cardstock.  I then wrapped some of the included twine around the edge before adhering to the card using dimensional foam.

My second card shows a fun way to create a three dimensional strawberry!  I die cut the strawberry die four times out of the included patterned paper.  I scored each die cut down the middle and folded them in half.  I adhered each side together using a strong adhesive. 

I added a strip of patterned paper (included in the kit) and did a little messy stitching to attach it to the card.  For embellishment, I sprinkled on a few Epoxy Dot Stickers.

Supplies:  Fruit Basket Kit

Thanks so much for joining me here today!