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Turn Lemons into Pinwheels!

Turn Lemons into Pinwheels! 1

Happy Summer everyone!   
Stacy Cohen with you today, I hope you’re all enjoying some lovely weather and relaxing days. 
 
The new Fruit Basket Shaker Kit is just too stinkin’ cute! It’s great not only for cards, but also for fun summer layouts.  The dies can be used to make eye-catching page accents and backgrounds.   Here’s a layout I made using the lemon slice die to create colorful little pinwheels as the backdrop for my photos.
 
 
I die-cut the lemon slice shapes from the colorful paper pad in the kit.  I layered them in a cascade on my page and interchanged the paper “slices” to mix it all up. 
 
Tip:  Don’t throw away the foam inserts from the shaker shapes you use.  Save them to cut up for use as 3D foam pop-ups for page and card elements.  That’s what I did with the photos here.
 
 
Supplies: Fruit Basket Shaker Kit (paper, die, epoxy dots, twine), Pinwheel
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Stacy
Hello Summer Layout!

Hello Summer Layout! 0

Good morning Queen & Co. fans!
Nicole Nowosad here and I am excited to share with you a page using lots of fun and sparkly Queen & Co. embellishments and fillers.


I really wanted to add a little sparkle and shine to the sunburst in my layout and what better way than to add in some great sparkly Donuts, Pinwheels, Twinkle Drops and more! I added some subtle stitching lines for texture and then placed my embellishments along that line to finish off the starburst detail.






I didn't stop there ! I added some fun baby bead fillers to add some dimension to my title area - so quick and easy to do too!


Sit back and watch how this project came together HERE on YouTube!

 

Have a fantastic Day!
Nicole

Supplies:
Droplets - green
Use Up Those Scraps Layout!

Use Up Those Scraps Layout! 0

Stacy here!  
There’s something very satisfying about being able to use up paper scraps and leftover embellies that I have sitting on/around my scrap table.  That’s what I did with this layout.
 
 
I grabbed a bunch of paper scraps from different Queen & Co. paper packs (yes, I’m one of those people who keeps EVERY little scrap of my favorite papers).  I cut them into thin strips in varying lengths.  I lined the strips up in columns to create the anchor block for my photo.  Then I dug into opened packages of Queen & Co. bling still sitting on my scrap table after the last couple of projects and added a little pizazz to the paper strips.
 
I cut my photo into a circle, then I cut a slightly larger cardstock circle and crocheted around it to create a frame for the photo.  A few Queen & Co. flowers and die-cut leaves provided a nice little accent for the photo.
 
 
Stacy!
 
I hope you’re all enjoying your summer!
Hip Hip Hooray for a FREE Cut File!

Hip Hip Hooray for a FREE Cut File! 1

Hello Queen & Co friends, Kim here.
 
Welcome to the Queen & Company blog. Today I am excited to share my latest layout with you. Inspired by the FABULOUS Pretty Presents kit, I decided to capture the happy moment of my little friend Callan getting ready to blow the candles out on her birthday cake. These dies, papers & toppers were tailor made for this page.
 
Hip-hip Hooray layout by Kim Watson
 
 
​Using my Silhouette Cameo, I die-cut a pie chart, reason being is I wanted to use a pretty variety of patterned papers from the Pretty Presents 6x6 paper pad. The pie chart allowed me to use eight different pattern papers...the perfect way to create a colorful mat for my photo. 
 
 
The sweet gift dies made the perfect accents for this page. To make them less busy on an already busy page, I made sure to make them mono tone in color: Pink, yellow, orange & green. To create the 'open me tag' I trimmed down one of the larger stamps. 
 
 
The title is made up of a combination of three of the stamps that came in the Pretty Presents kit. By stamping them in different colors onto flag shapes, then attaching them to a striped drinking straw, I not only made a fun unique title but also a festive page accent.
 
Patterned paper circles folded in half and placed along the top of the page with turquoise bakers twine, not onto adds a ceiling to the page but really gives one the feeling of a celebration!
 
 
To make the page extra special I selected a mixture of pretty bling bits to co-ordinate with the patterned papers in each segment. The result is super fun, colorful & festive....Callan can't wait to have her page, in a frame, in her bedroom. 
 
If you like cut files, I have a gift for you today. 
 
Enjoy, for your personal use.  Go to our website HERE to download this fabulous FREE cut file!
 
I​ am so glad you stopped by, I am so happy to be given the opportunity to inspire you.  
~Kim
It's All About the Weather!

It's All About the Weather! 0

Hello! Amy Sheffer here today with a pair of encouragement cards. 
 
You Shine Brighter
 
For my first card, I chose this uplifting sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink. To go along with the sentiment, I watercolored an intense night sky made up of shades of blue, turquoise, and purple. I started out with Zig watercolor brush markers, then added intensity with ink refills.
 
 
You Shine Brighter
 
Next I added various embellishments as the stars in the sky: White Pinwheels, star sequins from the Sequin Topping Set, and Petite Posies.
 
 
You Shine Brighter
 
A touch of black and white striped twine helps bring out the darker ink colors and the black star sequins.
 
 
 My next card is just about the complete opposite in style. This time I focused on simplicity and lots of white space. I die-cut a gray cloud out of a pattern from the Flirty Florals Paper Pad and stamped it with an encouraging sentiment from Papertrey Ink.
 
I stitched lines from the cloud down to a rainbow of Twinkle Drops for rain. Everything is mounted with foam adhesive to a white scalloped card base. Super sweet and simple.
 
 
Supplies: Flirty Florals Paper Pad, Red Twinkle Drops, Orange Twinkle Drops, Yellow Twinkle Drops, Green Twinkle Drops, Blue Twinkle Drops, Purple Twinkle Drops, and Clear Twinkle Drops
 
 
 
Thanks for visiting!
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