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More Queen & Company Black Friday Sale

Hi there ! Today I have a couple of cards to share using product from Queen & Company’s *amazing* Black Friday sale! The sale goes on, and seriously, the deals are incredible!

Queen & Company Black Friday Sale

On my first card, I used the Circle Foam Front kit which is part of the Black Friday Foam Front Card Bundle. I also used its coordinating Circle Designer die. The sentiment is from Black Friday Word Dies 1.  Word Dies 1 and Word Dies 2 each contain six to seven words or phrases, perfect for everyday occasions.

Queen & Company Black Friday Sale

The flowers, which I love, are part of the Black Friday Binder. The binder is available in seven colors and each contains eight colors of rhinestones, rhinestone flowers,  buttons, pearls and envelope organizers. It is an amazing deal!

Inside the circle, I placed yellow and green sequins as well as yellow donuts.

Supplies: Circle Foam Front Kit (Foam Front Card Bundle), Circle Designer Die, Words 1, Black Friday Binder, Sequins, Donuts, Dots Paper Pad, Stripes Paper Pad, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

Queen & Company Black Friday Sale

Next, I used the Candles Shaker Card kit.  Inside I placed Diamonds, Donuts and one of my all-time favorite toppings – Posies.

Queen & Company Black Friday Sale

The word “friend” is another sentiment die from Black Friday Word Dies 1.

Supplies:  Candles Shaker Card kit, Black Friday Word Dies 1, Diamonds, Donuts, Posies, Stripes Paper Pad, Flirty Florals Paper Pad, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

I hope you’ll stop by the Black Friday Sale today! The deals really are incredible (while they last!!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Jingle All the Way with Queen & Company

Hi everyone! I have another card to share using the super fun Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit from Queen & Company.  (Get yours before they’re gone! Oh, and be sure to check out the Black Friday Sale. It is AMAZING!  HERE.)

Queen & Company Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit

I paired a couple of jingle bell shakers, adding soft matte beads inside.  I love that there are so many options with this kit. Six different ornament shapes, seven ornament tops, a super cute paper pad, stamp set with over 15 holiday sentiments, various colored beads and incredibly cute shaped toppings.  There are 18 foam shapes and 30 acetate shapes. Use the extras to make clear ornaments or tags! This really is an incredible kit!

Queen & Company Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit

The kit is available HERE. And just in case you want to make more than 18 shaker ornaments, refill foam and acetate shapes are available HERE.

You can find my previous Merry & Bright posts HERE and HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company Black Friday Sale!

Hi everyone!  Have you seen Queen & Company’s Black Friday Sale?  There are lots of good deals to be found! I think the prices are already great, but now?  I definitely recommend checking it out!  (Run!) Today I have two cards to share using some of those awesome bargains!

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First I created a Congrats card using the Oval Foam Front Shaker kit. I die-cut the frame using the corresponding Oval Designer Die and papers from Delightful Dots and Pretty Presents paper pads.

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Inside the shaker I placed yellow and green sequins as well as yellow and green Diamonds. The sentiment was die-cut from one of two die sets created exclusively for the Black Friday Sale. Each set includes six or seven everyday words/phrases, perfect for all occasions. (Hippo Birdie stamps and dies and Bloomers Greenery dies by Taylored Expressions.)

The cute yellow flowers are one of many items included in Queen & Company’s Black Friday Rainbow Binder.  The binder includes eight colors each of rhinestones, pearls, buttons and flowers. It’s an *amazing* deal!

Supplies: Oval Foam Front Shaker Kit, Oval Designer Die, Delightful Dots paper pad, Pretty Presents paper pad, Sequins, Pastel Diamonds, Black Friday Word Dies 1, Rainbow Binder, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

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Next I created a “hugs” card using Bubbles Foam Front Shaker Kit and coordinating Designer Die.  The black pearls are from the Rainbow Binder, and patterned paper is from Fruit Basket Mat Stack. I love the bright colors!

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Inside the bubbles, I placed my favorite toppings, diamonds (they are AMAZING!) using Clear, Pink and Orange. (Surf & Turf stamps and dies by Paper Smooches.)

Supplies: Bubbles Foam Front Shaker Kit, Bubbles Designer Die, Rainbow Binder, Fruit Basket Mat Stack, Pastel Diamonds, Black Friday Word Dies 1, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

Be sure to check out Queen & Company’s Black Friday sale HERE.  You won’t want to miss it!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

More from Queen & Company’s Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit

Hi everyone! Today I have another card I created using Queen & Company‘s fab new Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit.

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There are so many options in this kit. I chose one of the more ornate ornaments for this card, using gold foil card stock for the ornament.

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The foam shape was adhered to patterned paper (included in the kit) then filled  with lovely pastel beads (included in the kit). I gold embossed the sentiment (stamp set included in the kit) and added small gold dots leftover from the ornament and top die-cuts. They make the perfect little faux metal accents.

In addition to the Merry & Bright kit, refill foam and acetate shapes are  available as are refill toppings. If you’d like additional toppings (shaker filling), you can find them HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Another Fab Queen & Company Kit – Merry & Bright Ornament Shakers

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by!  Today I’m 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!

Queen & Company Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit

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.

Queen & Company Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit (close-up)

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  perfect little accents! 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.

Supplies: Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit, Blue Stretchy String, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

Queen & Company Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit

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.

Queen & Company Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit (close-up)

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.

Supplies: Merry & Bright Ornament Shaker Kit, Scrap Happy Glue

My cards were so much fun to create! (More to come!) I think the recipients will enjoy them as well!  Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

More Halloween Hooplah (Queen & Company)

Hi there crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing two more cards using Queen & Company’s latest hit, Halloween Hooplah Shaker Kit.  (You can find my two previously posted Halloween shaker cards here.)  There are so many fun elements to this kit. My favorites are the patterned paper and the teeny tiny toppings – candy corn, eyes, spider webs, stars… As my daughter would say, it’s “chill.”  :)

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Shaker Kit

On my first card, I just had to use those tiny candy corn toppings, so I used the candy corn foam shaker shape with the candy corn dies. A wonderful element to this kit is the additional candy corn die pieces, making it super easy to cut the yellow and orange parts of the candy.

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Kit (close-up)

Once the sentiment was stamped and the shaker was in place, I adhered the panel to one of my favorite prints from the coordinating patterned paper then stitched a zig-zag border around the edges. I added a few “escaped” candy corns outside of the shaker for a bit more interest.

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Kit

Next I used the cute pumpkin shaker and die elements. When adhering the pumpkin outline next to the pumpkin shaker, I nipped away the part of the outline that would have fallen behind the shaker. Doing so allows the shaker pumpkin to lay flat without any raised areas inside the shaker border.

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Kit (close-up)

Beneath the stem on the shaker pumpkin, I placed a piece of foam cut from the negative pieces of the pumpkin foam outline. I always save those pieces just for this purpose. It ensures that the popped up parts are the exact same height as the shaker.

The curly stem was created by cutting a thin strip of yellow patterned paper then wrapping tightly around a round toothpick. Once wrapped, I slid the toothpick away, trimmed to the desired length and adhered the piece beneath the stem using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

Be sure to check out the Halloween Hooplah kit before it’s gone! Also available are refills of patterned paper, foam shaker elements, toppings, and Halloween tape.

Thanks so  much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s new Halloween Hooplah Shaker Kit

Hi everyone! I have had a super busy couple of weeks. Thank you for visiting once again.  :)

Today I have a couple cards I created using Queen & Company’s new Halloween Hooplah shaker kit. This kit is a cauldron of fun, loaded with stamps, dies, toppings, beads, bling and the cutest paper pad! Also available are extra toppings, Halloween Hooplah paper pad, refill foam and acetate shapes and Halloween tape.

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Shaker Kit

I first created a cauldron shaker filled with spooky eyes, spiders and teeny tiny purple and black diamond stars.

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Shaker Kit (close-up)

I created the steam using a YG03 Wide Copic marker, simply sweeping the marker up from the pot in a slightly swirly motion, just like steam. The 3/4″ wide nib made it sooo easy! Before adhering the pre-cut acetate, I also adhered into the pot a few Iridescent Bubbles in green, orange and purple. Those are included in the kit but you can buy more (and in additional colors) HERE.

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Shaker Kit

Next I created a fun witch card. Inside the shaker I placed purple beads and tiny black and clear diamond stars. Beneath the hat, I added eyes by punching two small white circles and adhering an iridescent green bubble onto each.

Queen & Company Halloween Hooplah Kit (close-up)

I die-cut and adhered additional hat outlines from card stock and white embossed the fun sentiment. Sprinkled around are a few tiny candy corn toppings. (They work great as embellishments too!)

There’s so much fun to be had in the Halloween Hooplah kit. I love it.  :)

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Preview – You are the Happy to my Holiday

Hi everyone! I’ve been (im)patiently awaiting the time to share Stamping Bella‘s upcoming October 10 release. I had SO much fun creating…with everything!  All the things!  :)

For today, I created a shaker card using new Little Bits Figure Skaters. It is such fun to create scenes with the Little Bits. :)

Stamping Bella Little Bits Figure Skaters

The cute bear is from Little Bits Skating Quartet and the tiny gift is part of a set to be previewed on Saturday. The sentiment is one of many in new Holiday Sentiments set.

Stamping Bella Little Bits Figure Skaters (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E51, G05, G09, R29, R59, R89, RV32

Inside my shaker, I placed super sparkly Diamonds and snowball-like Matte Pearlies from Queen & Company.

Be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog today so see more samples and additional previews. While there, leave a comment for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Stamping Bella Shop!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

Supplies: Stamping Bella Little Bits Figure Skaters, Little Bits Winter Quartet, Little Bits Santa’s Gifts, Holiday Sentiments  Dies: Taylored Expressions Stitched Oval Stacklets, Stitched Frames 1  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Red Pepper; X-Press It Blending Card; Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Claus  Other: Copic markers, Queen & Company Diamonds and Matte Pearlies, ribbon, foam tape, acetate.

More Shaped Shaker Tags from Queen & Company

Hi everyone!  I’ve been having more fun with Queen & Company’s Shaped Shaker Tags, this time creating with a Halloween theme.

Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Tag

Copic markers – YG0000, YG00, C00

On my first card, I used the round Shaped Shaker Tag to create a timepiece. Inside, I placed an orange circle die-cut from Delightful Dots Mat Stack then sprinkled in super sparkly orange Diamonds. Over the acetate, I adhered two arrows to resemble clock hands then added the purple die-cut shape.

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After removing the inside foam from any shaker pieces (shown above), I always tuck them inside the storage pouch to use as foam squares. Since my left ghost extends past the edge of the shaker element, I needed a foam piece to lift the left side of the ghost to the same height as the shaker. A portion of that left-over foam is the perfect solution! (I used a portion of the leftmost foam shown above. I’m saving the rest!)

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Once my card was assembled, I chose some yellow star Sequins to embellish the black sky and tied a bit of Orange Sparkle String in the top of the tag.

Queen & Company supplies:  Shaped Shaker Tag, Sequins, Diamonds, Delightful Dots Mat Stack, Orange Sparkle String, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

Other supplies: Taylored Expressions Be Somebody stamp/die combo, Starry Night Cutting Plate, Sitting Pretty Nautical (arrow dies), Oreo and Sugar Cube ink, Oreo and Sugar Cube card stock; X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers, white embossing powder.

Next I created two tags to tie onto a goody bag.

Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Tag

Inside the top tag I placed a block of green Dot Paper then sprinkled an assortment of Sequins and Diamonds. Using black Stazon ink, I stamped the sentiment directly onto the acetate. Once the ink was dried, I adhered the acetate over the toppings then added the purple frame.

Beneath the purple/green tag, I tied a clear tag with a few star Sequins placed between two layers of acetate.

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To create the clear tag, I cut two pieces of acetate in the shape of the tag and die-cut two yellow dotted frames. I adhered one of the acetate pieces to the back side of one of the frames then sprinkled on the small star Sequins. Using thin double-sided adhesive tape, I adhered the second acetate piece over the first then adhered the second yellow tag frame. By adhering the second yellow dotted frame over the back, the tag looks the same no matter which side is visible.

Once my tags were complete, I used Yellow Sparkle String to tie them to the treat bag.

Queen & Company supplies:  Shaped Shaker Tag, Sequins, Diamonds, Delightful Dots Mat Stack, Yellow Sparkle String, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

Other supplies: Taylored Expressions Mum’s the Word stamp/die combo, Peek-a-Boo Halloween (sentiment), Oreo ink, black Stazon ink, acetate, X-Press It Blending Card, Copic markers.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Shaped Shaker Tags (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing two fun tags I created using Queen & Company’s Shaped Shaker Tags. Shaker cards are fun. Why not tags too!  :)  The set includes three dies and nine pre-cut foam and acetate shapes to create tags for any occasion!

My first tag is a cute snowman using the circle tag shape.

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I first die-cut a plain circle to use as the backing. After adhering the light blue center and pre-cut foam, I placed white donuts and clear and blue diamonds  inside. (Diamonds are my favorite of the shaker toppings. They’re SO sparkly!) The hat is simply a rectangle of black card stock with a thin strip along the bottom as a brim. I adhered a strip of double-sided tape just about the brim then wrapped red twine to create a hat band. On the band, I adhered a red Pom flower. You can see all of the super cute Pom flowers HERE.)

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The eyes and buttons were created using the negative space from the die (string hole), and the nose and smile are from Snowman 2 by Paper Smooches.

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The snowman’s head is only attached to the box with the red twine so it’s free to swing/move. On the back, I adhered another circle stamped with “To” and “From.”  That cute stamp is from Special Delivery by Taylored Expressions.

Supplies: Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Tags, Donuts, Diamonds, Red Pom Flower, Red Twine, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue; Paper Smooches Snowman 2, Taylored Expressions Special Delivery, Oreo, Salt Water Taffy, Candy Corn and Sugar Cube card stock, Cherry Pop ink; X-Press It 1/8″ double-sided tape; box (Michaels)

Next, I created a tag used to embellish a small “welcome home” gift bag.

Queen & Company Shaker Tag Kit

Copic markers – BG13, BG15, BG23, BG34, E07, E09, R01, R22, R24, Y21, YG03, YR21, YR23

To create a backing/base for the tag, I simply traced the shape (minus the thread hole) onto card stock, cut along the lines and adhered the foam shape. After die-cutting the tag shape, I sponged the inside piece with Distress Oxide inks, splashed a bit of water to create the spots then adhered that piece to the base. I stamped the sentiment (from retiring Welcome Home stamp set by Taylored Expressions) , adhered a die-cut heart (from Paper Smooches Hearts dies) then adhered the foam shape and sprinkled in an assortment of Matte Pearlies.

 

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After adhering the acetate and tag border, I adhered a stamped, colored and die-cut chick (from Stamping Bella‘s Succulent Chicks) then tied my tag to the bag with natural hemp cord.

Supplies: Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Tags, Matte Pearlies, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue; Stamping Bella Succulent Chicks; Taylored Expressions Welcome Home, Oreo ink, Sugar Cube card stock; Ranger Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink, blending tool, Copic markers.

Queen & Company’s Shaped Shaker Tag Kit is a great (and easy) way to dress up any gift. Foam refills are available HERE and you can find all of their super cool shaker toppings HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy