Queen & Co Blog — Stacy Cohen

Tag you're it!

Tag you're it! 1


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! 😉


Rainbows Make us Happy!

Rainbows Make us Happy! 0

Morning Queen fans,
Stacy Cohen here this morning using one of the most versatile dies is the tag die because you can use it to make cards, layouts, holiday tags, gift bags, etc.  I’ve had fun making tags with the three different foam shaker shapes in this adorable little Shaped Shaper Tag kit, but I also wanted to take a crack at making a layout with just the tag die-cuts.  I used the largest die in the kit to cut tags from the polka dot rainbow paper pad (Dots Paper Pad) to create a colorful background for my photos.
I cut out one tag from each color of polka dot paper and used the large polka dot side for the tag rim, then used the reverse side with the small polka dots for the inside of each tag.
I hope you’ve been inspired to use some colorful tag die-cuts on your layouts!

Lemonade Stand!

Lemonade Stand! 0

Hello everyone! 
Stacy Cohen with ya today,  here’s another layout I created using the adorable Fruit Basket Shaker Kit
The lemon dies and coordinating shaker were perfect for use on this layout featuring a photo of my daughter’s lemonade stand.  I added a little glitter glue to the lemon wedges for some eye-catching pizzazz.
I’ve said this before about other Queen & Co paper, but the paper pad included with this kit might be one of my all-time favorites.  Such fun, bright colors!  I cut these papers into 6” long strips and placed them horizontally on my page in a column.  I used 3D adhesive to adhere every other strip to give the page lots of dimension.  
Supplies: Fruit Basket Shaker Kit (paper, die, shaker, toppings, epoxy dots,), Petite Posies, Glitter Flowers.
Remember, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade! 😊
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!
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.
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!