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No scrap left behind! - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

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If there’s one thing kids can’t seem to get enough of about birthday parties, it’s the presents! So when I sat down to scrapbook my daughter’s 5th birthday party, I knew gifts were in order. Okay, so it didn’t hurt that I was also working with Queen & Co.’s cute Pretty Presents Shaker Kit. Happiness! 
To create this page, I started by creating a photo collage of images I wanted to include using the Project Life app on my phone. This way, I was able to print a bunch of bitty images on a single 4x6 sheet of photo paper. Well, two sheets, if I’m getting technical.
As luck would have it, the photos sized to just smaller than the largest present die in this kit, giving me an awesome matting idea. 
No Scraps Left Behind! 
As luck would have it, my daughter was watching Trolls as I crafted. A popular line from this flick: No Troll left behind! Seems so fitting here. No scrap left behind! The hoarder in me who doesn’t throw anything away LOVES the challenge of putting each and every aspect of the diecut image to use. 
Left over circles?
Looks like balloons to me!
Left over half circles? A scalloped border in the making! 
Leftover… random pieces? Use them to piece together a present accent. 
In this case, I used the center of my foam as the foundation of the gift, added paper, and layered on those leftovers.
Wanting to add a few words to the page, I trimmed the center out of an extra diecut present. Layered over grid paper, I had a journaling card that goes well with the overall page design. 
The rest of that particular piece was put to use in the intended way, as a shaker gift on the page. 
This kit is so bright and happy that a white background seemed in order, especially with the energy all of the gifts add. But I didn’t want to go end to end without a little added definition somewhere, so I layered some scraps of paper to the rest of my white cardstock piece, added some foam squares, and made a base layer for the page. 
Finally, for the ‘mingo (my five-year-old’s way of saying flaming), I punched three scallopped ovals from the pink pattern in the 6x6 pad, stacked them together, machine stitched down the center, and fluffed the pieces up to create a body. 
I just drew the head (thinking of the #2 shape) and legs (thinking of a #4 shape) and added a bow in her hair, because she’s so fancy! 
When it comes to using a bunch of photos on a single 12x12 page, grid designs are where it’s at! I love that I can cram those pics in without the page getting too congested. 
And I’m all about subtle tricks that keep a page from feeling too flat. This present die is perfect for that purpose, because the bows pop off the page. 
I hope you’ve unwrapped an idea or two with this post. Happy summer, friends!
Megan Hoeppner
Queen & Co. Supplies Used
Patterned paper, bows, shaker kit, and die: Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 
Other Supplies Used
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Letter Stickers: Pink Paislee; Punch: Stampin’ Up!; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Wrap it up! - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

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Hi everyone!
Michele Boyer here today sharing two fun shaker cards I created using Queen & Company’s new June kit, Pretty Presents. Other than base card stock, ink and adhesive, everything I used to create my cards came from the kit – patterned papers, stamps, dies, foam and acetate shapes, super cute shaker elements.  It’s so easy with everything right there on hand!  :)
On my first card I used the loopy bow gift die to cut three patterned presents. One I filled with the adorable toppings, the other two I filled with coordinating patterned papers.
At the center of each bow, I used a circle (negative) die-cut from one of the other present dies, adhering each with a glue dot. For a bit of added dimension, I tucked clear foam squares beneath the upper edges of the top two presents.
My second card is a little more gender neutral, using red, blue and yellow.
To add a little more detail to the gifts, I cut additional bows, layering each beneath the existing bows.
Thanks for stopping by!
Birthday Boy - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

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Happy Friday, Friends!
It's Jana Eubank, here to share another scrapbook page created with the June Kit.
I have so many birthday pages to catch up on, so you can bet that the June Kit is getting a lot of use from me. The problem, for me, is that not all of my birthday event photos are the most beautiful technically. They are usually dark or slightly blurry due to the fact that I am snapping them early in the morning, late at night, or in a hurry. I'm so thankful for happy, bright, and cute birthday products that help to convey the fun of the day. You can see what I mean by checking out the page below.
Our kids always choose a place to go for their birthday dinner. Without fail, my son always chooses a family fun center ... because of the two-for-one factor: dinner and arcade games! The problem is that it is always dark inside of these types of establishments. 
I chose to focus on the bright, primary colors of the kit with a red/blue/green/yellow color scheme. I used the 6x6 paper pad to create a color blocked page design and then added the shaker presents to two of the blocks as accents.
I also used one of the stamps to add a phrase banner above the bottom present.

I created shakers from the two larger present shapes, and then chose to place a solid piece of paper on top of the small present shape for a flat die cut embellishment. I love the confetti feel of the shaker presents! They really help to add a celebratory flair to this page!

I used a large circle punch and the 6x6 paper pad to add a trio of circles, around the three areas of embellishment on this page: the title. the journaling, and the accent square. This keeps your eye moving around the page.

I really loved the way these papers brightened up my otherwise dark and dull birthday photos. It helped to punch up the design and memorialize my son's special day.
Thanks for stopping by!
June Pretty Presents Kit
Love Presents? - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

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Hi everyone! Nicole here today to share a quick project using the June kit from Queen & Co.
Of course this kit is perfect for all things birthday, so I couldn't resist digging out some older photos of my daughter's first birthday for this project. The dies and shaker in this month's kit is perfect to create your own birthday package embellishments and the sentiment stamps are perfect to add a little sentiment on your projects.
The paper pad has a great variety of colors and patterns that are party ready - so perfect for both masculine and feminine projects you may have in mind.  I diecut several of the packages from different patterns in the paper pad and layered them together to create a different colored bow on the top of the package. I filled them up with the great toppings in this month's kit too! I love the variety of color choices that come in the kit too. Use one color or mix them up for a playful little package.
I was able to add in some other fun Queen & Co. embellishments into my project too! I added in some Pom Flowers to the top of one of the gifts, and scattered some White Iridescent Flowers throughout my page to finish it off.                    
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Add On to our - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

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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.
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
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
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!
Gift Giving - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

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Hi there! 
Laurie Schmidlin here with you today.  It's my turn to share a a couple of cards with you, created with the new Pretty Presents Kit!  I just love Queen & Co's kits!  Not only are there fun shaker card elements included, but dies and stamps that can be used long after the shaker elements are gone making it so versatile!
For my first card, I used bright and fun girly colors.  The bright pink chevron patterned paper makes the perfect background for the sparkly presents.  After creating the shaker presents, I die cut the tops with the included dies.  I then added chunky silver glitter to just the bottom parts of each one.
For embellishment, I added a piece of ribbon and some string from my stash.  I then glued on some of the pink bows included in the kit (I LOVE these)!
For my second card, I created a quilted look by adhering several rectangles to my card and then adding some messy stitching.  I wanted it to have the hand sewn look, so I purposefully made my stitching lines a bit curvy.  For the presents, I die cut five of the smaller gift dies, backed them with white cardstock, and then adhered them to the background using dimensional foam.
The sentiment is from the stamp set included in the Pretty Presents Kit.  I added some of the Bow Toppings to the tops of each of the gifts.
Thanks for joining me here today!