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Pretty in Pink!

Pretty in Pink! 0

Hi there, Amy S here today with some pretty-in-pink Fruit Basket Shaker Kit cards! So sweet!
Sweet As Can Be
For my first card, I created a pink grapefruit shaker using the fruit slice foam shaker, coordinating die, and grapefruit toppings, all from the amazing Fruit Basket Shaker Kit. I just adore the sweet pink and yellow colors here!
Sweet As Can Be
I went with a simple upside-down tag layout and a splattered kraft background. 
Tip: The darling fimo grapefruit toppings make great accents. Use them in the same way you would use sequins or enamel dots.
kraft, white, green, and yellow card stock
Reverse Confetti tag, scalloped edge, and curvy banner dies
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles die
black ink and white paint
You Are So Sweet
For my next card, I kept with the pink fruit theme, this time creating a trio of strawberries.
You Are So Sweet
The fuschia polka dot strawberries help the center strawberry shaker element really stand out. The shaker is filled with a mixture of strawberry fimo toppings from the kit and light pink Pastel Diamonds Toppings. A simple tag tied onto the strawberry with red and white twine is the perfect way to display the sentiment.
kraft, white, and light pink card stock
black ink
stitched rectangle die
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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!
Supply List: 
Diamond Toppings (not included in kit)

Laurie Willison
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Summer Shaker Cards!

Summer Shaker Cards! 1

Hello there Queen & Company fans! 
Michele Boyer here today, sharing a bit of summer using two Foam Front Shaker kits.
On my first card, I used a Waves Foam Front kit. (Stamps from Paper Smooches.) Before adhering the pre-cut foam, I attached a blue pattern from Picture Perfect Mat Stack. Inside the openings, I placed white and blue Pops along with pink and blue Fimo Fun toppings.  One of the bonuses of the Fimo Fun toppings is that the pieces are flat and can easily be adhered as embellishments as I’ve done with the pink hearts. (Posies are wonderful embellishments also!)
After filling the openings, I attached the acetate panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, adhered the pre-cut card front and stamped pieces then tied a bit of blue Sparkle String.
Next I used a Polkas Foam Front kit to create a super-summery hello. Behind the foam I placed a sheet of yellow Delightful Dots then filled the openings with Bright Pearlies and Pastel Diamonds. The diamonds are my favorite of the toppings. They add SO much sparkle!
In addition to the sparkle of the diamonds, I adhered yellow and orange Iridescent Flowers as well as a bit of yellow Sparkle String. So much shine on this one!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Capturing Smiles!

Capturing Smiles! 0

Hi Everyone --

Susan Weinroth here with you today to share a couple of cards that I whipped up with favorite Queen & Co. product.

"You Captured My Heart" is the first card that I created -- I love the ease of the foam front circle card and coordinating die.


I used lots of pink to create a monotone card and shakerbox with a simple multi-heart punch background.

For my second card -- "You Make Me Smile" -- I was able to use my very favorite camera die (fron the Picture Perfect Kit).

The camera die cut shape coordinates well with the "smile" sentiment!

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at what I've been up to!
Products: Foam front die - circle, Circle Shaker Kit, Topping set pastel diamonds, Sparklers Pink, Stripes Paper Pad, Picture Perfect Kit, Bling Flowers Green, Bubbles Clear, heart punch, cardstock
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