Queen & Co Blog — Mary-Ann Maldonado

An Apple a Day!

An Apple a Day! 0


Mary-Ann Maldonado here with you today to share a layout I created with the new Fruit Basket Shaker Kit.  It is super darling and you can do so many things with it, as you have probably have already seen!  The Design team is really doing a fantastic job, showcasing different techniques.  

I started my layout with apple picking pictures, the apple die, the apple Fimo's, and twine.  I added my photos and the stamped sentiment before playing around with apple placement.  To stamp without one of the words, all you do is color the stamp (minus the word) with a color pen, huff on the stamp to warm it, and stamp.  

I started with creating my 3-D apples.  I cut several layers of the apple innards, folded them in half and backed the outer edges with apples to created a 3-D look. (See photo below.)   I cut my title and started working on the shaker apple quarters at the bottom. 

The empty space at the bottom needed more apples.  I used the quarter orange to create sections of apples.  I removed the tip red line and the small lines that created the orange segments.  This created a clean apple wedge.

Then the top felt empty!  Ha.  That is where the twine came into play and the small segment pieces from the die.  I created my whimsical banner.  Added a few enamels for color and detail, and that was it!  

I hope you have been inspired to bring your fun Queen kits off of the and onto the page.

Supplies used: Fruit Basket Shaker Kit

Mary-Ann Maldonado


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

Ribbon Explosion - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Ribbon Explosion - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Good morning!

Mary-Ann Maldonado here with a fun boy layout!  It just so happens he is wearing an orange shirt for this photo, so I decided play on that color.  (No one was hurt in the capture of this photo!!!  The boy did not connect with the other boys face!!  lol)  

When plotting my attack, I decided to stick with a basic color palette, design and grid-ish layout.  

For the frame around my white cardstock, I cut 1 inch strips of papers, applied them behind leaving a 1/2 inch overhang.  

I unintentionally created a big yellow present in the center of the page.  I used lots of tops cut off of the larger die.  To avoid waste, I placed only the ribbons and a little of the square overlapping the paper.  I cut this several times and then created a ribbon explosion!

Staying with the same color theme, I made a couple presents.  The only thing that was not included in the Pretty Presents Shaker Kit was the red Iridescent Sparkle string around the red present.  

I hope you will play along.  

Mary-Ann Maldonado

Supplies used:  
Pretty Presents Shaker Kit
Sparkle String