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Orange you Happy?

Orange you Happy? 0

It's Mary Ann Jenkins here today with a new layout using the adorable Fruit Basket Shaker kit. This is such a cute kit, I love everything that is included, especially the fimo shaker "filling" pieces There are juicy little watermelons, some of your favorite citrus fruits and even tiny bright red strawberries, it's a whole fruit salad!!

For my layout, I decided to document the quaint little fruit stand in our town. We stop there about once a week for oranges and is such a part of our routine, it's something I'll always want to remember.

To get started, I printed my journaling using my computer and then sprinkled and splattered some watercolors  (nothing fancy, I borrowed them from my 8 year old) on to my cardstock. Once the paint was dry, I added my 2 photos. Next I made the sweet little orange wedge shaker using the beautiful paper from the paper pad, and filled it with the tiny orange slices. I tucked in a small cluster of green bakers twine right on top of the leaves to add a bit more texture. The bakers twine is included in the kit too, for this I just separated the green strands from the white strands.

I also die cut the large orange slice, and tucked it just under the edges of my photos. I stamped the sentiment with a matching ink and layered it right on top

 
To finish my layout, I glued some of the tiny orange fimo slices here and there , I just love the little orange bits!!

Mary Ann
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upplies used: Fruit basket Shaker Kit

Turn the Strawberry Upside Down!

Turn the Strawberry Upside Down! 0

Greta Hammond here today!
For this month, I got to work with the super adorable kit, Fruit Basket. The fruit dies and foam pieces are so fun and the colors in the papers and toppings totally make this kit pop! I think it's my new favorite! 

My first card highlights the versatile apple die.



I chose to make this die look like it had been cut in half by die cutting the apple onto white cardstock as well as red paper for the outside edge.



I used the outside foam piece for dimension and then chalked the "core" and added the black seed gems to finish it off. 
 
For my second card, I turned the strawberry die upside down, and used the stem and leaf die cuts to make two pears.



I made the first pear into a shaker box but used the negative foam piece to create dimension on the second pear.



I tucked the second pear behind the first, and cut the foam piece to match. A little inking brings them both to life.  A "perfect pear"!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Greta Hammond
 
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
An Apple a Day!

An Apple a Day! 0

Morning,

Mary-Ann Maldonado here with you today to share a layout I created with the new Fruit Basket Shaker Kit.  It is super darling and you can do so many things with it, as you have probably have already seen!  The Design team is really doing a fantastic job, showcasing different techniques.  

I started my layout with apple picking pictures, the apple die, the apple Fimo's, and twine.  I added my photos and the stamped sentiment before playing around with apple placement.  To stamp without one of the words, all you do is color the stamp (minus the word) with a color pen, huff on the stamp to warm it, and stamp.  



I started with creating my 3-D apples.  I cut several layers of the apple innards, folded them in half and backed the outer edges with apples to created a 3-D look. (See photo below.)   I cut my title and started working on the shaker apple quarters at the bottom. 

The empty space at the bottom needed more apples.  I used the quarter orange to create sections of apples.  I removed the tip red line and the small lines that created the orange segments.  This created a clean apple wedge.

Then the top felt empty!  Ha.  That is where the twine came into play and the small segment pieces from the die.  I created my whimsical banner.  Added a few enamels for color and detail, and that was it!  



I hope you have been inspired to bring your fun Queen kits off of the and onto the page.

Supplies used: Fruit Basket Shaker Kit

Mary-Ann Maldonado

 

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

Susan!
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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