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Pumpkin Patch - Halloween Hoopla Shaker Kit

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Cast a Spell - Halloween Hoopla Shaker Kit

Cast a Spell - Halloween Hoopla Shaker Kit 1

Looking to cast a creative spell? Megan here with the sweet Halloween Hooplah Shaker Kit is full of frightful inspiration. I used it to create this witchy craft. 
My five-year-old loves spotting the different cuties cooking in this cauldron. The toppings in this kit include a darling assortment of Halloween-themed designs—eyeballs, candy corns, spider webs, pumpkins, and more! 
I paper pieced the broom using patterns from the spooktacular paper pad in the kit. The bubbles are also part of the kit and were just right for bringing this brew to a boil. 
I punched circles from patterned paper and added them to a tag, which I placed behind the glassine bag. When you pull the tag up, it looks like the cauldron is bubbling over. Well, that's what I was going for, at least. ;)
This portion of my scrapbook page would work well as a standalone item as well. If you want to give a teacher, coworker, neighbor, or someone else in your boo crew a little surprise this Halloween, I’m sure they’d love to receive it in such a treat pocket. 
Of course, this potion pocket works well for journaling as well. 
I loved this moment last October when my cackling friends at Gardner Village posed with my bitty witchy for a quick pic. The image cracks me up every time I see it. I’m so glad her little Witch Fit now has a place in our spell book… errr, scrapbook. 
I’m sure my cute spook will love it 14 years from now when I pull this gem out to show her friends. lol What can I say? This mama has a few tricks and treats hidden up her sleeve. ;) All in good Halloween fun, of course. 
Happy October, friends!
Megan Hoeppner
Cardstock: Epson; Punch: We R Memory Keepers; Washi Tape: MT; Sewing Machine: Brother; Other: Shipping Tag
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!
Tag you're it!

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Stacy Cohen with you this morning!  Tag, you’re it!!  Here’s another layout I created with the fabulous Shaped Shaper Tag kit.


I created eight different tags to use as the base for the photos, embellishments and the title.  I die-cut the tags from scraps of several of the newest Queen & Co. 6 x 6 pads. 


To add a little variety and dimension to the page, I made different versions of the tags:  some just flat die-cuts, some using the assembled shaker shapes with toppings inside, and some using the foam insert from the shaker shape to pop up the paper insert.



Supplies: Shaped Shaper Tag, Paper Pads, Donuts, Twine, Iridescent Flowers, Rivets


Thanks for “tagging” along today while I shared my layout! 😉


Shake it Like a Queen!

Shake it Like a Queen! 1

There’s nothing like taking a day away from diaper changing and laundry to make you feel like royalty. That’s the magical feeling teaching at the Queen for a Day event left me with earlier this month. Wanting to capture that sweet escape, I made this page for my scrapbook. 
When I thought about how to document this fun using the new Tag Shaker Kit, the flag-shaped tag jumped out at me. Its points were a crown in the making! 
Originally, I stopped with some pen doodling, but something didn’t feel right… 
My husband to the rescue. I love having someone who genuinely cares about what I do to bounce ideas off of when I’m feeling stuck. We brainstormed a bit, and the crown evolved. I suggested covering the pen lines with small strips of paper. 
Cory offered up the idea of a row of gems along the bottom, which I love! Nothing like bling to make a crown affair feel complete. 

I placed the journaling in another tag from the kit, which makes reading it a bit more exciting. 
To ground the page, I matted it on white cardstock and stitched it in place. I also added some pen doodling.
I just adore the rainbow paper in the Flirty Floral paper pad, so I decided to make my crown have a rainbow feel by adding pink and orange toppings to the first tag, green and yellow to the second, and blue and purple to the third. I also topped each point on the crown with those same colors, using Epoxy Dots. 
I’ve had such fun watching the month of tag creations take shape. From darling snowmen to photo-filled tags, there is so much you can do with this cute kit. I hope you’ll have fun with it. 
Megan Hoeppner
Tag Shaker Kit; Epoxy Dots: pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white; Flirty Floral patterned paper; Iridescent Pearls, white; Petite Posies, pink; and Topping Set Pastel Diamonds
Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View; Letter Stickers; Elle’s Studio; India Ink: Higgins; Pen: Sakura; Sewing Machine: Brother; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; App: Project Life. 
Pumpkin Tags!

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It’s the Shake Pumpkin, Charley Brown. 
Who needs crazy carving knives when you have the Queen & Co. Tag Kit and Toppings? The circle tag makes a great pumpkin, just in time for patch season. 
I die cut several tags and used the center negative space from a few as flat background pumpkins. I then created shakers for the foreground gourds. Since the tops of pumpkins are often a light brown color, I wrapped the top of one of my die cut tags in twine to mimic the stem.
For the other, I trimmed a portion of the tag away and then adhered epoxy circles to create my stem.
For my page background, I created a DIY pumpkin using my watercolor paints, some twine, and and orange gel pen. I used a large lid as my stencil and went around it several times with my pen, moving the lid ever so slightly between each go ‘round. I then dry-brushed some orange paint onto the page. If you look closely, you’ll see I also framed the upper left and lower right corners of the pumpkin with blue paint. 
To give my flat background a little lift, I hand-stitched around the pumpkin using twine. 
I cut the stem from patterned paper and the leaf from felt. The vine is a little green yarn. 
This pic simply doesn’t do these sweet gems justice. Queen’s NAME accents are so shiny and pretty. They make any title more striking! 
Tag, you’re it! I hope you have a blast picking your pumpkins this fall and scrapbooking your adventures after the fact.
QUEEN & CO. SUPPLIES: Tag Shaker Kit, Donut (orange), Epoxy Dots (green), Iridescent Pearl (orange), Pastel Diamonds Toppings (orange, yellow), Petite Posies (orange), Pops Toppings (orange, pink), Skinny Minnie Checkers Washi Tape (green), and Stripe Washi Tape (yellow).
OTHER SUPPLIES: Cardstock, Letter Stickers, Twine: American Crafts; Photo/Journaling App: Project Life; Watercolor Paint: Close to My Heart; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; OTHER: Felt, yarn.