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Let it Snow! - Snow Globe Shaker Kit

Let it Snow! - Snow Globe Shaker Kit 0

Hi there, Amy Sheffer stopping by today with some wintry Snow Globe Kit cards. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! (As long as it's inside a shaker card!)



The wintry images in the Snow Globe stamp set are so adorable! I've put together the penguin and snowman for this first card. I stamped them, colored with Copics, then did some aqua ink blending on the sky before stamping some aqua and metallic silver snowflakes and my sentiment.




Once the stamping was done, I adhered the Circle Foam Front Shaker, filled the shaker with kit toppings, and covered with acetate. I stamped the snow globe base in black, then grounded that with some light gray shading. To get that stitched aqua frame. I started with the circle that's left over from a Circle Foam Front Diecut, then used a smaller circle die from my stash to cut the middle out, leaving me with a perfectly sized circle frame.



Along the top, I added various embellishments in the same white, purple and aqua colors as the snow globe scene.



Supplies: Snow Globe KitFoam Front Die - CircleWhite PinwheelsBlue PosiesPurple Sparklers





For my next card, I wanted to create a serene wintry scene. In both soft and smokey grays, I stamped a grouping of trees, leaving the limbs bare for winter. Having four separate limb stamps to mix and match is so helpful for a grouping like this, as each tree can look slightly different. I sponged on a light gray horizon line to help give the effect of a snow-covered ground, then filled the shaker with white, silver, and aqua toppings.



There is a holly berry image in the stamp set that works double-time as the aqua "snowballs" in this scene. The globe base is stamped, trimmed out and adhered to the frame layer. I selectively stamped words from two different sentiment images to get this simple "for you" sentiment.


Supplies: Snow Globe KitFoam Front Die - Circle





Last card for today is a stamped wreath popped up on the foam circle negative.



This one is pretty straightforward. I stamped the pine sprig, holly leaves, holly berries, pinecones, and bow to make the wreath, stamped "best wishes" in the center, and adhered it to the foam circle.




The base layers are made of striped patterns from the Stripes Paper Pad, and last, I tied on a length of Red Sparkle String for a finishing touch.



Supplies: Snow Globe KitFoam Front Die - CircleStripes Paper PadRed Sparkle String

Use Tags for a Title!

Use Tags for a Title! 1

Nicole here today to share another layout twist using the Shaped Shaker Tags. When I first saw the tag set, I loved all the different shapes and wanted to combine them together in a simple way.
I decided to use them as the base for my title on my layout, and thought that they would slightly mimic dog tags too!
I diecut each paper for the front and insides of the tag shapes and arranged them onto my layout, adding in different fun topping fillers to three of the tag shapes ensuring that I left enough space for some of that shaker action!
I used the inner foam piece from one of the tags as a full tag, and the foam was perfect to pop it up along with the rest of the tags to form the title for my page.


All that was left to do was add some simple alphabet stickers to the center of each of the Shaped Shaker Tags, and some twine to finish off my large title of tags!
Life is so Good with Circles!

Life is so Good with Circles! 1

Hello friends!
It's Mary Ann Jenkins here today with a layout I made using the new Shaped Shaker Tag Kit.  

I used the circle tag dies, but then cut off the actual tag piece and made them in to circle shakers. I filled the shakers with a mix of toppings and colors, I like the different textures combined together!

I added the patterned paper centers that were left over from cutting the circle tags, and also added a few larger and smaller circles too.
To finish it off, I added the cute epoxy camera and the black and white Lollies.


The Shaped Shaker Tag set was so fun to work with, I've already started on another project to share with you!

Mary Ann

Supplies Used:

Tag Shaped Shaker Kit, Delightful Dots 6x6 Mat Stack, Black Lollies, Yellow Pinwheels, Blue and Green Donut Toppings, Blue Pastel Diamonds, Bright Green Pearlies, Black Epoxy Camera Icon

Photo Filled Tags!

Photo Filled Tags! 0

Nicole here to share some layout inspiration using the new Shape Shaker Tags. This set is great for cards and different projects, but can be used quite easily on layouts too!
I was inspired to use one of the tag shapes as a bit of a frame for my smaller photos on my page.  I used the die in the set to trim down my photos to fit inside the tag shape.
The photos look great all framed up with the outer tag die shape and adds some color to that area of the page too!  I used several other tag shakers for my page, trimming off the top circle of pennant shaped tag to make it look more like a chevron.
Plus the fun part? You can fill all these pretty shapes with fun and colorful topping sets!
I hope you are inspired to use the Shaped Shaker Tags in a different way on your next project.
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!
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!

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