Category Archives: Queen & Co.

Queen & Co. Pretty Presents Card Kit

Hi everyone! Today I have two more cards to share using Queen & Company‘s new Pretty Presents kit. I previously posted two kit cards HERE. Everything, other than base card stock, ink and adhesive, is included in the kit.


On my first card, I created one shaker present using the pre-cut foam and acetate pieces. The remaining two presents are simply filled with coordinating patterned paper.


I added a bit of dimension to the top two presents by tucking clear foam squares beneath the top edges of each. To add detail to the bows, I adhered die-cut circles left over from the present die used on  my next card.  :)


Here I used the largest of the three dies to create my trio of presents.


To add detail to the gifts, I die-cut the top ribbon portion a few extra times and adhered the additional colors behind each bow.

Both cards can be created in just minutes with the fab Pretty Presents kit. It’s sooo easy to incorporate fun shakers when all pieces are cut and ready to be used! Even stamps are included! You can find the Pretty Presents kit as well as refills HERE.

Thanks for visting!

1amichele siggy

New Pretty Presents Card Kit

Hi everyone! Today I have two cards to share using Queen & Company‘s newest kit – Pretty Presents. The kit includes stamps, dies, coordinating foam and acetate shapes, toppings, a 6″ x 6″ paper pad and a reusable storage envelope. All you need is base card stock, ink  and adhesive!

Queen & Company Pretty Presents

The toppings in this kit are a-DOR-able! Look at those teeny tiny bows! I love them.

Queen & Company Pretty Presents

On my second card I used the tiny square cut-outs created after die-cutting the pink and yellow gifts on my first card.

Queen & Company Pretty Presents

I actually got the idea when I saw a tiny bow lying on top of one of the squares in the mess on my work table. Instead tiny present (x 9)!

Queen & Company Pretty Presents

You can find more samples throughout the month by checking the Queen & Company blog. Lots of fun stuff! :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

A Pocketful of Thanks…and flowers (queen & company)

Hi everyone! Today I have two cards to share using Queen & Company’s pretty iridescent flowers. I probably don’t add flowers to my cards often enough so I welcomed the task.

Queen & Company - Michele Boyer

On my first card, I used yellow, pink and white iridescent flowers. I first stamped, embossed and die-cut a pocket (Paper Smooches Denim & Daisies, Pocket Dies) from Flirty Florals 6×6 Mat Stack then adhered it over striped and pink paper, also from Flirty Florals.


I adhered the yellow and pink flowers using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and the white flower using foam tape for a bit of added dimension. I die-cut and adhered leaves cut from green Picture Perfect patterned paper then added the white embossed/stamped sentiment. To add just a bit more interest, I glued several Fimo Fun pink and white hearts around the flowers and sentiment.


Next I used pink iridescent flowers to embellish a Lines Foam Front Shaker kit. The foam front shaker kits are so much fun, and make shaker cards SO very easy. (They’re also addictive…)   After adhering the pre-cut foam front to the included card base, I filled the openings with pink, yellow and white Donut toppings. Once filled, I adhered the pre-cut acetate.


Using the coordinating Lines Foam Front die and Flirty Florals Mat Stack, I cut one cover from floral print paper and one from lightly patterned pink paper. The die-cut pink paper was adhered over the acetate and then, before adhering the floral paper, I trimmed just a bit away from each side, allowing the pink paper to show from beneath as a mat. The tag (Paper Smooches Quote Tag, Gift Tags, Hearts dies) was then assembled and tied to the card with flowers adhered using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

You can find all of Queen & Company’s lovely flowers HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Fun with Flowers

Hi everyone! I have two cards to share today using Queen & Company‘s super duper cute new Pom Flowers. They’re my favorite flowers ever. Each one is about 3/4″ wide and fluffs up to the perfect little mound of petals. Simply adorable. :)

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show, Queen & Company flower embellishments

On my first card I used the flowers in lieu of balls for Paper Smooches‘ juggling clown from Enjoy the Show stamp set.

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show, Queen & Company flower embellishments (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BV02, C00, C1, C2, R22, R24, R29, R59, V15, V17, Y15, Y18

After stamping and coloring the clown, I added thin strips of red Simple Stripes paper to add a bit more interest to the design.

Queen & Company Pom Flowers, paper/Paper Smooches (sentiment)

I used the same color combination of Pom Flowers on my second card to create a quick and easy all occasion card.

Queen & Company Pom Flowers, paper/Paper Smooches (sentiment) - close-up

Each of the striped strips, also from Simple Stripes Mat Stack, perfectly matches its cooresponding flower. The sentiment, from Paper Smooches’ Spectrum stamp set, was cut to a tag shape then tied with yellow Twine.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a great weekend!

1amichele siggy

More Washi Tape Fun (queen and company)

Hi everyone! I’ve been having lots of fun with Queen & Company‘s latest release! On the Queen & Company blog today I have two cards using some of their new washi tape.


I also used my favorite butterfly die from Butterfly Shaker Kit.


You can find more details as well as supplies used on the Queen & Company blog. Thanks for visting! :)

1amichele siggy

Fun With Glitter Washi Tape

Hello everyone! Today I have two cards to share where I’ve played a bit with Queen & Company‘s new glitter washi tape.  There are 40 from which to choose! (That’s a lot! And all so pretty!)

First I created a super sparkly crown for my pineapple.

Using glitter washi tape on die-cut images

Before die-cutting Pineapple 1 and the Weather sun (both by Paper Smooches), I simply laid strips of the tape onto a block of copy paper, carefully aligning the edges so no white space showed in between. I’m happy to say even the circles were easy to align. :)

Using glitter washi tape on die-cut images (close-up)

The pineapple top was filled with Green Lines glitter washi and the body with Gold Dot. Once I had the blocks of tape applied to the paper, I die-cut the images as usual.

Next I used glitter washi tape to make pretty, sparkly silver stars and a heart.

Glitter washi tape stars

I used the same technique as above but this time I only needed one strip of tape for the stars. (Two for the heart.)

Glitter washi tape stars (close-up)

Once the stars were die-cut, I adhered them around a cute owl and branch (both by Taylored Expressions). I tied a bit of white string to the lower branch then adhered the other end behind the heart which was then adhered with a clear foam square.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Oceans of Fun and Sending Smooches (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! I’ve been having loads of fun creating shaker cards with new Queen & Company Foam Front Card Kits. Today I have two to share, one using Circle Foam Front kit and the other using new Hearts Foam Front kit.


First, I used the Circle Foam Front kit to create an ocean themed birthday card for my niece. The two fish are inside the shaker with the octopus attached over the transparency.


The inside was filled with Diamonds, Pops and Tiny Bubbles toppings. The paper, from Picture Perfect 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack is also from Queen & Company. The fish/octopus and sentiment are from Taylored Expressions’ Oceans of Fun stamp/die combo and colored with Copic markers.


On my next card I used papers from Flirty Florals. Sooo pretty and girly. I love them. Inside the Hearts Foam Shaker openings, I placed Posies and Pops. After the hearts were filled and the covers adhered, I placed a few sparkly Pink Petite Posies next to some of the hearts.


On the pink gingham, I stamped “sending” from Paper Smooches’ Smooches stamp set and added a coordinating die-cut Smooches word.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Fun with Paw Prints (queen & company)

Hi everyone! I’m sure by now you’ve seen all the super cool shaker card kits now available from Queen & Company. In case you haven’t, you can find them here. They are a-MAZ-ing. I love them so much.

Today I have four cards featured on the Q&C blog. I’m sharing two here today and the other two on Wednesday. The Paw Print Foam Front kit includes all the basics needed to create two shakers — two card bases, two pre-cut foam bases, two transparencies and two card stock covers. The toppings (or shaker elements) are sold separately (here).



First I created a card that will welcome a new pup to our neighborhood (not at my house).  :)  Inside the paw, I placed several shades of Neutral Pearlies as well as some Bitty Beads.


All papers are also from Q&C, Stripes and Dots. In lieu of the card stock cover, I used the coordinating Paw Print Foam Front Die to cut the striped paper. The sentiment and puppy stamps are from Paper Smooches’ Paws for a Cause and The Welcome Wagon stamp sets. After stamping the pup, I adhered a white heart Sequin Sprinkle to the pup’s collar area using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.


Next, I transformed the puppy paw into a bear paw by adhering a Twinkle Drop to the end of each paw pad to resemble a claw.


I filled the paw print openings with Pops, Sequin Sprinkles and Diamonds then added Paper Smooches’ Happy Camper bear and sign.

I’ll be back on Wednesday to blab about my other two shakers. Thanks so much for visiting! :)

1amichele siggy

Grateful for You (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! Today I have a shaker card to share created using Queen & Company‘s Lines Foam Front Shaker Kit. I think I’d like to get a few more as it would be so easy to use for any occasion. (Super quick birthday card…thinking of you…get well…congrats…anything really!)

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

Inside, I used yellow stripes from Simple Stripes 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack along with Bitty Beads, Donuts and super cute Posies.  In lieu of the card stock cover included in the kit, I used the coordinating Lines Foam Front die to cut a floral cover from Flirty Florals 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack. It is one of my favorite paper pads EVER.

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

To finish, I added some red Rivets, a Grateful Die and white embossed “for you” (Paper Smooches).

Thanks so much for visiting today! ♥

1amichele siggy

thanks (Queen & Co.)

Hi everyone! Just popping in quickly to share a very simple card I created using Queen & Company‘s Heart Throb kit.Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

I *loved* creating with this kit. The papers are so very pretty, and I love the toppings (shaker elements). Here, I simply glued some around the die-cut heart and sentiment. The dies are included in the kit as well. So quick, and so easy. :)

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

I adore those tiny flowers!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy