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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!! - Shakers with Texture, Shape & Color

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!! - Shakers with Texture, Shape & Color 0

We are so excited to start a fresh week with a fresh fun Black Friday sale!!!  Yes, it is early, but we want you to be able to get in on the fun.  We have stamps, washi, foam fronts, pop ups, our trunk, kits, word dies, and binders for crazy low prices.  Go HERE to see what you want to add to your card!


Now, lets see what Rebecca created with some of our amazing Black Friday sale items!
Hi Queen and Co fans!

Rebecca here with two new shaker cards that feature tons of  texture, shape and color! There are lots of ways to make shaker cards, but Queen and Co kits make it a breeze to create shakers giving you lots of extra time to add all kinds of fun elements to take your shakers up a notch!
For this first card, I used the the coordinating foam front die to die cut a bright white piece of smooth cardstock so I could pounce a circle of ink color around the largest circles. I filled the circles with buttons from the kit and Toppings I had on hand in a rainbow of colors and finished it off with a black stamped sentiment. I added some rhinestones from the kit and a button as well. For a clean and simple card, it is packed with color, texture and tons of circles! Plus it was so easy to put together!
To add texture to my second shaker card I adhered a piece of felt to the cardbase that comes in the Foam Front card kit. I cut the sentiment out of glitter fun foam using the script sentiment dies. The Queen and Co Foam Front shaker adhered perfectly to the felt without a problem! 
The felt backing adds a fun textural element to the otherwise very simple card. The Queen and Co flowers from the kit were the perfect compliment!

Thanks for stopping by!
:) Rebecca
Be Merry with Pink! - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit

Be Merry with Pink! - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit 0

Greta Hammond here with you today.
I've got a couple Christmas cards made easy by this super fun Merry and Bright Ornaments Kit.
For my first card, I made the background to "hold" the ornaments by arranging two of the round ornament die cuts onto a piece of white cardstock and ran it through my die cut machine. 
I cut the same ornaments using teal and hot pink papers. I then placed the colored ornaments into the negative spaces of the white background and backed the ornaments with patterned paper before adhering to the card.
A stamped "joy sentiment and stretchy string finishes off the card.
For my second card, I used the light pink paper as the backdrop in this more modern Christmas color scheme. 

I then layered a smaller piece of white cardstock with a scalloped edge to showcase the card sentiment and ornament shaker cut from teal paper.

A couple strips of patterned paper at the top of the card, helps to anchor the stamped image sentiment.
A couple of quick and easy options to tackling those Christmas cards.
Thanks for stopping by!
Be Bright - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit

Be Bright - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit 0

Hi Everyone! 
Susan here today with a couple of cards I whipped up with the Merry & Bright Ornament Kit.  LOVE LOVE LOVE how festive and bright and pretty this kit is, so I went with an alternative holiday color scheme of pink & teal when I created my cards.
For my "Oh What Fun" Card, I used the one of the ornament dies to create a foam die-shaped embellishment to be the focus of the front of the card.  No shaker box - just highlighting how pretty the dies cut, and how great they look with contrasting stripe print paper (from the kit!) paired with them underneath the die.  Instead of using the tiny pink pearls in a shaker -- I stuck 3 at a time onto mini glue dots as accents around the card.
For my "Merry & Bright" Card, I layered embossed Christmas light die cuts (one on foam cut with the die also!) to compliment the Christmas light patterned paper used on the top part of the card.
I love how easy these cards came together with the kit, and how fun they will be to send out to friends!


Merry & Bright Ornament Kit, Bubbles-Clear, Cardstock, Embossing powder/ink
Deck the Cards - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit

Deck the Cards - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit 0

Hi there crafty friends!

Michele Boyer here today sharing two cards I created with Queen & Company’s new Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit.  The kit includes SIX ornament dies with an assortment of seven ornament tops, tiny toppings of snowmen, candy canes, green and red peppermints, gingerbread, several assortments of pearls (my personal favorite), an adorable holiday paper pad and holiday sentiment stamp set!  SO much fun!
On my first card, I used two of the ornament dies, simply die-cutting the shapes from white card stock. I adore the detail of snowflakes in the round ornament. They’re so small and delicate! Inside, I placed an assortment of pastel pearls.
To add a bit of interest around the ornaments, I adhered the negative die-cut circles from the top of the ornament and ornament top dies.  I think they make a perfect little accent! The ornaments were tied at the top with blue stretchy string. To complete my card, I stamped the sentiment in white pigment ink then white/heat embossed.
Next I created a clean and simple card using one ornament die with an assortment of patterned papers and silver foil card stock for the tops. I filled the shaker ornament with bright pearls and tied/hung the ornaments with silver cord.
As on my first card, I used the negative space from the ornament and ornament top dies to create small faux metal accents. I especially like the look of the dots cut from foil card stock.
My cards were so much fun to create! I think the recipients will enjoy them as well!  Thanks so much for visiting today!
Deck the Cards - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit

Deck the Cards - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit 0

Hi there!  Laurie Schmidlin here, with two cards featuring the brand new Merry and Bright Ornament Kit!

I absolutely love how many different ornament dies that are included in this kit!  This would be perfect for creating unique tags for family members (and friends)!  We have a large family and I plan on using a different ornament style for each person.

My first card today features two of the smaller ornaments included in the kit.  I created a trio of shakers, filling them with some of the pearl toppings (also included in the kit).  I added a bit of patterned paper at the bottom of the card and finished it off with a sentiment from the included stamp set.


Another thing that I love about this kit, is the included ornament topper dies!  They give the finished ornament a polished look.


For my next card, I created a trio of ornaments using just one of the larger ornament dies.  Using patterned paper for the background, I then adhered three identical ornaments on top.  I added a bit of string from the Merry & Bright String Kit Add-On.  I adore the fimo toppings included in this kit and wanted to included them on my card.  I adhered the little gingerbread men and candy cane pieces on two of the ornaments so that they look like a garland strung across them.

For some added sparkle, I covered the top die cut piece of each ornament with prismatic glitter.


Thanks so much for joining me here today!




Traditional or Modern colors? - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit

Traditional or Modern colors? - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit 0

Hi Queen and Co fans!

 here with two new shaker cards. Now that we are into November, it is definitely time to start planning some holiday cards. I for one, love the Queen and Co. kits for that because my cards come together quickly, but also come together with a wow factor that your recipients will love. Whether you tend to use traditional Christmas colors or like the fresh modern colors for your holiday designs, the Queen and Co Merry & Bright Ornament kit has you covered. I started making this very bright, fun modern card.
Here, I added some silver foil cardstock just for the ornament cap, but the pretty patterned papers, pearl toppings for shakers and blue string were all found in the kit!
Using the same kit, I was also able to create this card with a traditional color scheme.
I did add some gold and foil cardstock for this ornament shaker card, but everything else including the red and green patterned paper and the green and white twine was found in the kit! Even the candy toppings used as the shaker elements are a traditional green and white.
So, no matter how you like to make your Christmas cards and what colors of Christmas baubles you gravitate towards, this kit allows you to make shakers that perfectly match your style!
Happy card making!
:) Rebecca