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Pretty in Pink!

Pretty in Pink! 0

Hi there, Amy S here today with some pretty-in-pink Fruit Basket Shaker Kit cards! So sweet!
Sweet As Can Be
For my first card, I created a pink grapefruit shaker using the fruit slice foam shaker, coordinating die, and grapefruit toppings, all from the amazing Fruit Basket Shaker Kit. I just adore the sweet pink and yellow colors here!
Sweet As Can Be
I went with a simple upside-down tag layout and a splattered kraft background. 
Tip: The darling fimo grapefruit toppings make great accents. Use them in the same way you would use sequins or enamel dots.
kraft, white, green, and yellow card stock
Reverse Confetti tag, scalloped edge, and curvy banner dies
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles die
black ink and white paint
You Are So Sweet
For my next card, I kept with the pink fruit theme, this time creating a trio of strawberries.
You Are So Sweet
The fuschia polka dot strawberries help the center strawberry shaker element really stand out. The shaker is filled with a mixture of strawberry fimo toppings from the kit and light pink Pastel Diamonds Toppings. A simple tag tied onto the strawberry with red and white twine is the perfect way to display the sentiment.
kraft, white, and light pink card stock
black ink
stitched rectangle die
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Making Rainbows out of Watermelon!

Making Rainbows out of Watermelon! 0

Hi Everyone!

Susan Weinroth here today to share a couple of cards that I whipped up with the adorable new Fruit Basket Shaker Kit.

The first card that I created was a fun take on the Fruit Basket Kit - not focusing at all on the "fruit" theme...

I used the "rind" part of the watermelon die cut to create a rainbow feature for my card.  The negative (inside) part of the rind die-cut makes a perfect rainbow!

I then flipped the strawberry die cut over to create a cute heart shaped cloud for my rainbow.  An upside down apple cut is layered behind the cloud.

For my second card, I used the strawberry die cut in a more traditional sense, and created a cute strawberry shaker!

I filled it with diamonds and mini strawberries and tucked my stamped sentiment under the strawberry stem.

I hope you love the bright colors and fresh vibe of this kit as much as I did!!!

Products: Fruit Basket Shaker Kit, Rhinestones Iridescent, Topping Set Pastel Diamonds, cardstock, ink

Simply Elegant Berry and Melon!

Simply Elegant Berry and Melon! 0

Hey crafty friends!  It's Laurie Willison here. 
The latest kit, Fruit Basket, from Queen and Company is so much fun.  It's filled with adorable toppings, the perfect fruity dies, an AMAZING paper pack and the perfect foam boxes to create easy shaker cards.  Seriously.  SO easy!  
I have 2 fruity cards to share today.  This first one uses the Strawberry dies and foam boxes....along with a gorgeous piece of striped paper from the paper pack....
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That stripped paper CALLED my name when I first opened the paper pad.  Rainbow, of course, as well as stripes.  All the stripes!  I covered the front of an A2 sized card with the patterned paper and then simply added a sentiment stamped on a banner.  I die 3 pieces using the strawberry dies....1 white negative for the background, the red for the edge and then the green leaves.  
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I assembled the box with the foam and the acetate, and added the toppings that come in the kit and then topped it off with the die cuts.  So easy!  The strawberry toppings are adorable aren't they?  I did add some clear diamonds for a little sparkle (not included in the kit).
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I wanted to show how easy it is to create a simple flat, non-shaker card too....
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First, I did a little ink blending a piece of cardstock.  I wanted that ombre look from the red all the way to the white of the watermelon.  I was able to place the die perfectly on top of that ink blending spot and get the perfect look.  I did the same with the watermelon rind.  I stamped the adorable coordinating sentiment and then added 2 of the black tear drop gems on the watermelon.  
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This month there will be so much more to see using this kit.  So come back here and visit to see more Fruit Basket inspiration.  Thanks so much for coming by and have a great day!
Supply List: 
Diamond Toppings (not included in kit)

Laurie Willison
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Unboxing & Reveal of Fruit Basket Kit & 2 Fun Cards!

Unboxing & Reveal of Fruit Basket Kit & 2 Fun Cards! 0

Hey there Queen and Co fans! 
Rebecca here! Summer is in full swing and one of my favorite parts of summer is the fruit! Don’t get me wrong, I love the relaxed schedule and time in the pool, but berries are some of my favorite foods on the planet so I love when they are in season! Just in time for the fresh fruits to hit the table, Queen and Co released the latest Shaker Kit called Fruit Basket. Featuring shaker shapes from mouth watering watermelon to ripe strawberries, this kit has everything you need to create the brightest, happiest and most delicious looking shaker cards!
The kit is jam packed with dies, an entire 6x6 mat stack that features bright colors and fruit patterns, lots of fruit shaped toppings and more!
Each fruit die shape comes with 3 Foam Shapes and acetate pieces that are die cut to match. You will be able to make a TON of cute cards just using items from the kit!
The kit also includes three colors of bakers twine, epoxy dots and jeweled rain drops that look just like seeds! 
The orange die cuts a cross sectioned piece that can lay right on top of the acetate window. Of course if you cut it out of yellow or green it could be a lemon or lime. I used two of the apple leaves as orange leaves.
The bright colors of the kit and cute fruit shapes are sure to make the happiest cards to put a smile on any recipient’s face! If you would like to see all the items included in the kit and see how quickly I was able to put together these two cards, check out this video HERE!
Thanks for stopping by!
:) Rebecca
Summer Shaker Cards!

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Hello there Queen & Company fans! 
Michele Boyer here today, sharing a bit of summer using two Foam Front Shaker kits.
On my first card, I used a Waves Foam Front kit. (Stamps from Paper Smooches.) Before adhering the pre-cut foam, I attached a blue pattern from Picture Perfect Mat Stack. Inside the openings, I placed white and blue Pops along with pink and blue Fimo Fun toppings.  One of the bonuses of the Fimo Fun toppings is that the pieces are flat and can easily be adhered as embellishments as I’ve done with the pink hearts. (Posies are wonderful embellishments also!)
After filling the openings, I attached the acetate panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, adhered the pre-cut card front and stamped pieces then tied a bit of blue Sparkle String.
Next I used a Polkas Foam Front kit to create a super-summery hello. Behind the foam I placed a sheet of yellow Delightful Dots then filled the openings with Bright Pearlies and Pastel Diamonds. The diamonds are my favorite of the toppings. They add SO much sparkle!
In addition to the sparkle of the diamonds, I adhered yellow and orange Iridescent Flowers as well as a bit of yellow Sparkle String. So much shine on this one!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Fruit Basket Shaker Kit

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Good morning Queen friends!

We are excited to introduce our new Shaker Kit called Fruit Basket!  If you love fresh summery fruit, you are gonna love our fresh and fruity kit for your paper crafting projects.  EVERYTHING is exclusive to Queen and Co.  

For more information about ordering our fruity kit, go HERE.  Lets see a few more closeup photos right here, shall we?

You will always have the metal dies, so keep cutting and add additional Toppings, Foam Fruit Shapes with the acetates, and another Fruit Basket Paper Pad to your order! 

We also have these fun Acrylic Fruits for sale that match this kit perfectly!  

Thanks for popping by today.  

Mary-Ann Maldonado