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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

In the Mood for Fall!

In the Mood for Fall! 1

Hey Everyone!
Greta Hammond here with you today showing a couple of cards I made using the very versatile Shaped Shaker Tags. Even though it was almost 90 degrees here, I was in the mood for fall! 
My first card, makes you think of a fall day in the country. I created the sunflower by die cutting the petals using the leaf die from the Fruit Shaker kit and a punched circle center. Adding chocolate peals to the center brings it to life!
The rectangle shaker tag cut from kraft paper is layered on the background made of ivory cardstock and pink gingham and embellished with a stamped sentiment and twine to finish it off.
This second card is an ode to my elementary school craft projects. :) Who hasn't made one of these fun turkey crafts?!
I realized that the circle tag die cut and shaker was the perfect size for this guy's body. I filled the shaker with pearl toppings and added a larger punched circle for his head. 
Hand cut feathers and legs in this fall color combo finish him off. Some twine and a printed sentiment complete this whimsical Thanksgiving card.
Thanks for stopping by!
Fruit Slices!

Fruit Slices! 0

Hey everyone!
Greta back with you today with another set of cards made from the super cute Fruit Basket Kit. My kids have gone back to school but I am still trying to squeeze a little summer sweetness out of each day! 
I love how the pinks and reds from the paper pad go so well together so I designed my card around a red strawberry cut out.
I cut the strawberry so that the lines in the paper ran diagonal. I wanted to subtly draw the eye from the top left down through the strawberry to the stamped sentiment. Make those paper patterns work for you! Just a fun little trick.
For my second card, I played up the citrus-y theme by using the citrus pattern paper and then adding in cardstock to highlight those colors.
I kept the lemon slices as the focal point by using just the die cut on the whole slice and then adding shaker box on the half slice. Ink the edges of both pieces helps to bring things to life!
Hope you are able to "slice" out a bit more summer too!
Thanks for stopping by!
Greta Hammond
Pick a bushel or a bundle!

Pick a bushel or a bundle! 0

Hello there,
Kim here, with some more Fruit Basket Shaker Kit fun!
Today I have a whole bunch of cards to share that were created using the same Fruit Basket Shaker Kit ...yep, the same kit. I will show you just how versatile these clever kits from Queen & Company are, to create a variety of card styles, whatever your flavor :)  🍓 🍉 🍊 🍎 🍏 🍋 🍐

​You are probably thinking, lemons?? ​There isn't a lemon die in the kit! 
But wait...! Grab the strawberry...now turn it bottom side up...taa-daa, you have 'Le Lemon' 🍋

Cut some lemon shapes from ​yellow cardstock, ink the edges for dimension, add a few highlights...dress them with leaves & stalks & you have yourself a couple of zesty lemons. Now obviously the bottoms of the lemons will in essence, appear 'cut off', the way to overcome this is to cover them. I used a sentiment tab raised on foam adhesive & an adorable lemon slice filled with teeny lemon fimo pieces to do this. Don't you love how the twinkle drops make it good enough to eat!

Can I make a suggestion? Mix your fruit shapes for a fresh approach like I did with this card.​ 
By varying the heights of the elements, not only do get fabulous visual interest, but it also allows you to overlap bits, enabling more fruit to be included on one card. Ok, you are probably asking "Where do the small strawberries come from?". HA! I have a sneaky #crafthack to show you. I covered this process during this process video for Queen & Co but it is simple really. After die-cutting, take the inside strawberry piece...using a pair of sharp scissors, evenly trim away the outside of the ​shape; the more you trim, the smaller the strawberry. I did the same for the stalks, resizing them to fit the berries. I used this technique for both strawberries on this card; there is something so fresh about a cluster of fat, pink strawberries 🍓 to make anyone smile.  Do you see the shiny dots on the orange 🍊 slice? I did that by covering the pattern with dimension glaze, another easy way to add a little something special​ to your card without cluttering the design. ​
Now for something a little different. Can you see the 'leaves' on this card :D 
I used the leaf die to cut a variety of dotted & striped leaves, which I machine stitched to the mixed media background creating a cool, artsy vibe. The addition of lemon fimo pieces & pink rivets add texture & a flash of color. Now for the citrus accents 🍊 ​using the full orange slice I made x2 versions. I filled the flat slice with a variety of citrus colored cardstock segments​ & a 3D version cut from the pretty pink patterned paper from the 6x6 fruit basket paper pad, filled with a mixture of citrus fimo for some brights pops of color. So there you have it, same kit, very different results. 
​How about a little pear this time? 🍐
Gotta love the versatility of the strawberry die! Turn it around, add the leaf & stalk from the apple & you have a sweet juicy pear. Aren't the itsy bitsy pear fimo pieces the CUTEST ever?! I love how Queen & Co cleverly covered all bases with the coordinating stamp set by including punny sentiments for all the fruit varieties. It makes the possibilities for this kit endless. 

Ok, so how about another 'out of the box' card? 
For this one I experimented with the die, using it for something other than a die LOL. I used it as a template. Drawing around the shape with a watercolor pencil, adding shading & water resulted in this SUPER cool 'watercolor' orange slice 🍊 . Easey-peasy! Mixed with a half slice & a flat yellow full slice, placed on a bright pink watercolor card base & decorated with punchy black circles, zingy lemon fimo 🍋 & stitching, the resulting card is funky & suitable for your your trendiest friend. 
TRY THIS: Bundle sewing thread under an accent for added interest & color pop. 

"An apple a day"...makes you smile...but how about two?  🍎 🍏

For a more 'traditional card' I mixed x4 patterns from the 6x6 paper pad included in the kit, this made the perfect canvas for my sweet apple cluster. Here I mixed x2 foam piece techniques you are going to love! The green apple was made using the smaller foam piece covered in an inked apple slice, placed inside a green 'apple frame' for a reversed effect. Don't the x4 black twinkle drops make the apple look so realistic? The red apple was made in the traditional way, using x2 different red cardstock colors & filled with the most adorable miniature apple fimo bits. I raised it on 'extra' foam left overs for a fab dimension, this allowed me to cluster the apples, making them fit easily on the 4.25"x5.5" card base. Punched flowers, leaves & stalks are all that was needed to finish off these cuties.

Wow! talk about a lot of info haha!...I really hope you have enjoyed these ideas? Talking about ideas...if you have this fruity kit or are thinking about buying this kit, be sure to post your creations on the Queen & Co FB page, or hashtag #queenandcompany on Instagram, so we can appreciate your lovely creations <3

Have an awesome day further.
~ Kim
Hello Yellow!

Hello Yellow! 0

Hi everyone!
Michele Boyer here today sharing two cards I created using Queen & Company’s latest shaker kit, Fruit Basket. This kit is incredibly fun with nine dies, the cutest toppings ever, a large punny sentiment set, coordinating paper pad, twine and, of course, the precut foam and acetate shapes. Oh yes, there are also epoxy dot stickers as well as droplet stickers that look just like watermelon seeds.  
On my first card, I used bright stripes from the Fruit Basket paper pad along with the lemon shape die and foam shapes. I die-cut the lemon from yellow card stock then inked the edges with yellow ink to create a bit of definition.
Inside the lemons, I adhered lemon print then added two colors of lemon toppings. I used my favorite lemony sentiment and finished the card with a tie of yellow twine.
Next, I used the apple dies with coordinating paper. I first made the shaker then added the second apple, nipping out the extra portion of apple outline. For a bit of variation, I used two different shades of green card stock for the leaves.
Inside, I placed some tiny apple toppings. They are the cutest ever!!
In addition to the kit, you can also find extra fruit toppings, fruit paper pad, acrylic fruit shapes and refill fruit foam and acetate.
Thanks so much for visiting today!
Apples vs. Oranges!

Apples vs. Oranges! 0