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Deck the Cards - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit

Deck the Cards - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit 0

Hi there crafty friends!

Michele Boyer here today sharing two cards I created with Queen & Company’s new Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit.  The kit includes SIX ornament dies with an assortment of seven ornament tops, tiny toppings of snowmen, candy canes, green and red peppermints, gingerbread, several assortments of pearls (my personal favorite), an adorable holiday paper pad and holiday sentiment stamp set!  SO much fun!
On my first card, I used two of the ornament dies, simply die-cutting the shapes from white card stock. I adore the detail of snowflakes in the round ornament. They’re so small and delicate! Inside, I placed an assortment of pastel pearls.
To add a bit of interest around the ornaments, I adhered the negative die-cut circles from the top of the ornament and ornament top dies.  I think they make a perfect little accent! The ornaments were tied at the top with blue stretchy string. To complete my card, I stamped the sentiment in white pigment ink then white/heat embossed.
Next I created a clean and simple card using one ornament die with an assortment of patterned papers and silver foil card stock for the tops. I filled the shaker ornament with bright pearls and tied/hung the ornaments with silver cord.
As on my first card, I used the negative space from the ornament and ornament top dies to create small faux metal accents. I especially like the look of the dots cut from foil card stock.
My cards were so much fun to create! I think the recipients will enjoy them as well!  Thanks so much for visiting today!
Deck the Cards - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit

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Hi there!  Laurie Schmidlin here, with two cards featuring the brand new Merry and Bright Ornament Kit!

I absolutely love how many different ornament dies that are included in this kit!  This would be perfect for creating unique tags for family members (and friends)!  We have a large family and I plan on using a different ornament style for each person.

My first card today features two of the smaller ornaments included in the kit.  I created a trio of shakers, filling them with some of the pearl toppings (also included in the kit).  I added a bit of patterned paper at the bottom of the card and finished it off with a sentiment from the included stamp set.


Another thing that I love about this kit, is the included ornament topper dies!  They give the finished ornament a polished look.


For my next card, I created a trio of ornaments using just one of the larger ornament dies.  Using patterned paper for the background, I then adhered three identical ornaments on top.  I added a bit of string from the Merry & Bright String Kit Add-On.  I adore the fimo toppings included in this kit and wanted to included them on my card.  I adhered the little gingerbread men and candy cane pieces on two of the ornaments so that they look like a garland strung across them.

For some added sparkle, I covered the top die cut piece of each ornament with prismatic glitter.


Thanks so much for joining me here today!




Bringing Ornaments to a Layout - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit

Bringing Ornaments to a Layout - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit 1

Hello friends!

It's Mary Ann Jenkins here today with a layout to get you in the holiday spirit, and show you how cute the new Merry & Bright Ornament Kit is!

This kit is perfect for your scrapbooking layouts, cards and would be darling to use on gift tags too!


I die cut the three ornaments, and filled them with pretty toppings from the kit. I especially like the fun little candy pieces! 


Next I tied the bakers twine to each ornament, strung it up the page, and adhered it on the back of my cardstock. I also tied on a small little twine bow at the top of each ornament. As an addition to my journaling, I used two of the stamps that are included in the kit to write To: Santa and From: Gracie. Such a sweet little addition that personalizes the layout.

Thanks for stopping by the Queen and Company blog today, we love to inspire!


Mary Ann

Supplies Used:

Merry & Bright Ornament Kit   

Traditional or Modern colors? - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit

Traditional or Modern colors? - Merry & Bright Shaker Kit 0

Hi Queen and Co fans!

 here with two new shaker cards. Now that we are into November, it is definitely time to start planning some holiday cards. I for one, love the Queen and Co. kits for that because my cards come together quickly, but also come together with a wow factor that your recipients will love. Whether you tend to use traditional Christmas colors or like the fresh modern colors for your holiday designs, the Queen and Co Merry & Bright Ornament kit has you covered. I started making this very bright, fun modern card.
Here, I added some silver foil cardstock just for the ornament cap, but the pretty patterned papers, pearl toppings for shakers and blue string were all found in the kit!
Using the same kit, I was also able to create this card with a traditional color scheme.
I did add some gold and foil cardstock for this ornament shaker card, but everything else including the red and green patterned paper and the green and white twine was found in the kit! Even the candy toppings used as the shaker elements are a traditional green and white.
So, no matter how you like to make your Christmas cards and what colors of Christmas baubles you gravitate towards, this kit allows you to make shakers that perfectly match your style!
Happy card making!
:) Rebecca
Winter Wonderland - Snow Globe Shaker Kit

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Hi there Queen & Co fans!
As I mentioned last week, here is the 2nd instalment of card ideas using my stamp set, designed especially for Queen & Company with Fall & Winter in mind. This unique, Snow Globe Stamp & Shaker set , AND the Pop Up Dies- 8 circles as well as a selection of pretty fillers are perfect for your holiday card making projects! 
The beauty of this set is that the individual stamps can work equally as well for Fall cards as well as Winter themed cards. Today I will be showing you some examples you could try for the Holidays.
I selected white cardstock this time for the outer ring & snow globe base. TIP: To get a loose snow globe base, stamp in a light color ink on the back of the cardstock, use the stamped image as a template. Fussy cut the shape out & adhere to the bottom the circle shaker window. I used an appropriately sized die from the Pop Up Dies- 8 circles found in the online store, to create a ring around the circle window.
By stamping 'trunk' of the tree in bright green, then used the the fir tree branch stamp to fill in....voila! I had the cutest little fir tree. Multiple layers of torn white paper became home for the little cluster of happy penguins. A mixture of pearlies & bubble fillers made the snow interactive and red dotted paper from our 6x6 paper pads cut into a starburst design, was the perfect way to offset the snowy scene. 
Red stripes & aqua really compliment the snowflake pattern created using the different snowflake stamps in the set as well as the jaunty red scarf worn by Mr Snowman. I love how the smallest branch stamp becomes his arms LOL. To further the snowy theme, a mixture of silver, white and clear pearlies & bubbles look great in the shaker. If you are curious how I achieved the dot pattern on the snow globe base, I selected a lighter aqua ink & stamped it onto a piece of patterned paper from our dotted 6x6 paper pads
I selected craft cardstock this time for the outer ring & snow globe base and charcoal for the inside to make the fillers pop!
Again I stamped a 'trunk' for the tree in grey ink & added branches this time creating the base for the tree. A lighter green ink & the fir tree branch stamp fills in perfectly. Red ornaments with embossing powder make it so festive and don't you love how the fussy cut holly sprig draws attention to the title? A mixture of aqua patterns from our 6x6 paper pads cut into strips & machine stitched, are such a great way to decorate the base card.  
So as you can see...this one stamp set has multiple uses no matter the card theme. Remember to pop back and take a look at what other fantastic ideas the DT have come up with.  
Be sure to grab one of these limited edition sets whilst they are available. 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Let it Snow - Snow Globe Shaker Kit

Let it Snow - Snow Globe Shaker Kit 0

Hey crafty friends!  It's Laurie Willison here with another couple cards from the Snow Globe Kit.  
First up, this adorable little snowman image from the stamp set included in the kit...
Queen and Company Globe Kit
I made a background by heat embossing the snowflakes in the background.  Then I added hills using white card stock and then stamped the snowman.  I added the foam front and filled it with toppings.  To finish the card, I stamped the snow globe base in black and then added a few extra details to the card front.  
This next card was so easy to make.  I used the circle negative from the Foam Front Circle Die and one of the greenery images from the stamp set.  
Queen and Company Globe Kit
I stamped it repeatedly to create the wreath.  I added the dot image around the wreath to add some pops of color.  I heat embossed the sentient in gold embossing powder in the center.  To add more color, I added in a cardstock bow.  I popped the wreath up on a striped card stock base.  
Thats it for today!  I hope you have enjoyed my Snow Globe Kit cards.  Thanks so much for stopping in!  
Laurie Willison
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