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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
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!
ROYGBIV = Happy people!

ROYGBIV = Happy people! 1

Stacy Cohen here,
If you’ve seen my craft projects over the years, you know that I love to use rainbow colors.  There’s something about the good ol’ ROYGBIV that makes me so happy!   Here are a couple of rainbow cards I made using Queen & Co. products.
 
First up is a card featuring a heart with a cascade of rainbow buttons.   I first cut out a heart from white cardstock and used that as my base for adhering the buttons in a rainbow-colored pattern.  I filled in the tiny empty spots with color-coordinated Petite Posies.  Once the heart was filled in, I adhered it to my card front.
 
 
It might be hard to see, but I die-cut a “celebrate” sentiment and adhered it to the bottom right corner of the card.  I wanted to keep it subtle so as not to distract from the rainbow.
 
 
The second card is fairly clean and simple.  I used one of the butterfly dies from the Shaped Shaker Butterfly kit to cut butterflies from the Delightful Dots rainbow pad.
 
I adhered them to my card in a column in rainbow order.
 
 
I finished off the card by adding a Pom Flower to the center of each butterfly.
 
 
Hope your day is full of rainbows and unicorns and all that good stuff!
Stacy
Stitching and Presents - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Stitching and Presents - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Hello everyone! 
Stacy Cohen here today sharing a Iayout I made with the Pretty Presents Kit.   This kit includes the most adorable little present dies and bright, happy papers . . . just perfect for birthday layouts!

To create the swirly line of paper strips, I first cut the pieces into 1.5” x 6” strips.  I adhered them to a 12” x 6” piece of white cardstock, then I used a flexible ruler to cut out the curves on the top and bottom edges. I added some machine stitching, and voila!   

Supplies: Pretty Presents Kit

Have a wonderful day!

Stacy!

Add On to our - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Add On to our - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Morning.
Stacy Cohen here, and If you’re like me, you like to keep lots of birthday cards on hand for all the birthdays that seem to sneak up on us every month.  The new Queen & Co. Pretty Presents Kit gives you everything you need to make a whole bunch of eye-catching birthday cards.  One of my favorite things about this kit?  The cute sentiment stamp set!! 
 
I made all the cards below using the Pretty Presents Kit with just a few additional items here and there, as noted.
 
First up is a card using the smallest sized foam pop-up presents from the kit.  I filled the presents with the little bow toppings, then also added a couple tiny bows to my stamped sentiment.
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For this next card I die-cut a large circle from the front of the card, then I added the foam pop-up present on the inside of the card so it shows through the front.  I adhered some Sparkle String around the circle to give it a little oomph. 
Extra supplies:  Sparkle String, Twine
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With the adorable present dies and sentiment stamps included in this kit, the number of cards you can make is endless!  The next card uses only die-cuts without the foam.  I die-cut the presents out of white cardstock and adhered them to a background I had colored with vibrant watercolors.  To add a little sparkle, I filled the centers of the present with transparent glitter.
Extra supplies:  Sparkle String
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Last but not least, I made the following card by cutting off the top portion of the card front and adding a row of presents.  I added a little handstitching to the front, then finished it off with faux stitching inside.
Extra supplies:  Pinwheels, Opals
 
Now I’m set on birthday cards for a while!
Stacy!