Category Archives: Queen & Co.

Queen & Company’s New Bug Jar Shaker Kit

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing two cards I created with Queen & Company’s adorable new Bug Jar kit. The kit ingredients work well on their own, or perfectly with my favorite, Love Jar kit.  The Bug Jar kit includes 30 stamps, 16 dies and 11 collections of the cutest little bug toppings!

Queen & Company Bug Jar/Love Jar Kits

To create my first card, I used the jar and lid die from the Love Jar kit, with patterned papers from Birthday Bash paper pad. Inside the jar, I placed cute tiny bee toppings along with some blue flowers from the Love Jar kit.

Queen & Company Bug Jar/Love Jar kits

I stamped, colored and die-cut several bees, attaching two to the shaker window using Sheer Glue. The glue was placed behind the body portion only so the wings were free to bend forward just a bit. I adhered a third bee over a stamped dotted trail and tucked the last one just inside the jar lid. He’s looking for a quick escape.  :) Lastly, I tied a bit of yellow twine (from the Love Jar kit) around the jar lid.

Supplies:  Bug Jar kit, Love Jar kit, Birthday Bash patterned paper, Sheer Glue

Queen & Company Bug Jar kit

I kept my second card very simple, using only stamps and dies from the Bug Jar kit. After stamping the branch and leaves, I added a bit of shadow using light gray markers to create dimension. The caterpillar was stamped, colored then die-cut and adhered above the branch.

Queen & Company Bug Jar kit

I stamped the cute sentiment beneath the branch then adhered the completed panel over Fruit Basket patterned paper.

Supplies: Bug Jar kit, Fruit Basket patterned paper, Sheer Glue

In addition to the Bug Jar Kit, a collection of refill Bug Jar Toppings are available.

I see the Bug Jar kit quickly becoming one of my favorites. I adore the sentiments and bugs!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Apples and Lemons (more pom fun – queen & company)

Hi everyone! I’ve been playing again with Queen & Company’s fun pompoms from the Birthday Bash kit. (It’s hard to stop!)

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First, I created a thank you, perfect for a teacher, tutor or anyone, really.

I used a tree die to create the tree base, then adhered to light blue Simple Stripes patterned paper. Then, using Sheer Glue, I randomly adhered small and large green pompoms.

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Between the green pompoms, I tucked several red Rubber Bubbles to resemble apples. I added a single red Rubber Bubble at the tree base, drew a tiny stem and added a small die-cut leaf.

Supplies: Pompoms from Birthday Bash kit, Simple Stripes patterned paper, Red Rubber Bubbles, Sheer Glue

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Next I created a super simple card with pompom “lemons.”  I pinched the ends of six yellow pompoms then adhered each with a small Gloober.

 

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I drew in tiny stems then added die-cut leaves. Once the sentiment (from Paper Smooches) was stamped, I adhered the panel to a block of green Delight Dots patterned paper. The assembled panel was then adhered to a white card base.

Supplies: Pompoms from Birthday Bash kit, Delightful Dots patterned paper, Red Rubber Bubbles, Gloobers

Q&C pompoms are available as part of the Birthday Bash kit as well as a kit refill and cute individual drawstring bags.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Fun with PomPoms (queen & company)

Hello there! I have been having loads of fun playing with Queen & Company’s pompoms.  The poms are available in the super cool Birthday Bash kit as well as individual colors/sets (in cute bags) and as a kit refill. So many great options.  : )

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On my first card, I used multiple pompoms to create flowers in the shape of a heart on yellow Delightful Dots patterned paper. I found it helpful to layout the design first then snap a quick photo with my cell phone to use as a reference when adhering the poms.

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To create the small green leaves, I trimmed just a tiny bit away from one side of a small green pom then pinched the ends before adhering.

To adhere each pom, I used medium and small Gloobers. Using the Gloobers, assembly was quick and easy with no mess. Once assembled, I added a die-cut sentiment then adhered the panel to my card base.

Supplies:  PomPoms from Birthday Bash kit, Delightful Dots patterned paper, Gloobers, Handlettered Greetings (Simon Says Stamp)

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Next, I created a Welcome Baby card, using pompoms as a sort of mobile. I first adhered a block of Flirty Florals pattered paper to a white card base. I then die-cut white card stock using the long side of an oval die. I die-cut a second piece of white card stock, again with the oval die, then slid the die down just a bit and die-cut again to create the arched border. I adhered a strip of foam tape behind the “canopy,” then adhered lengths of white string to the foam tape. I adhered the canopy to the top of the floral paper with the strings loosely hanging down.

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I determined the length of each string then adhered Gloobers to hold the string ends in place. I trimmed away the excess string then adhered my poms.

To create the white “paneling” below the mobile, I firmly scored white card stock every ¼”, added a thin strip across the top and, lastly, adhered the die-cut sentiment.

Supplies: PomPoms from Birthday Bash kit, Flirty Florals patterned paper, Gloobers, Handlettered Greetings (Simon Says Stamp)

The Birthday Bash kit can be used for so much more than just birthdays! How else can you imagine using the pompoms?

Thank so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Sparkle String and Rubber Bubbles (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing two cards using Queen & Company ’s new Sparkle String and Rubber Bubbles. New Sparkle String is available in ten colors with Rubber Bubbles available in eight.  ALL FUN.

 

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I can’t get enough of Q&C’s Love Jar kit so stamping flowers was the first thing to pop into my mind.  I stamped some in the background and some on separate paper, cut out and then adhered those using a bit of foam tape. In the center of several flowers, I placed purple and yellow Rubber Bubbles.  I just love their vibrant color, and think they’re perfect as flower centers.

 

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At the bottom of the stamped panel, I tied a bit of pink Sparkle String then stamped the sentiment (from Paper Smooches’ Scripty Sayings) in white ink then white embossed.

Supplies: Love Jar Shaker kit (stamps), Purple and Yellow Rubber Bubbles, Pink Sparkle String

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Next, I created a bright lollipop using pink, green and white Sparkle String. I die-cut the lollipop stick using the lollipop die from the Candy Land Shaker kit.  I adhered a block of double-sided adhesive sheet to white card stock then die-cut a circle roughly the same size as the lollipop die. I removed the top release paper, revealing the sticky sheet, and beginning in the center, wound the three strings around to cover the circle. Once covered, I adhered the pop and stick to a panel of Picture Perfect paper.

 

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I tied a bit of white Sparkle String around the stick, stamped a sentiment from the Candy Land kit and added a few white Rubber Bubbles.

Supplies: Candy Land Shaker kit (sentiment and lollipop die), Picture Perfect paper pad, Pink, Green and White Sparkle String, White Rubber Bubbles

You can find all Sparkle String HERE and all Rubber Bubbles HERE.
Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Ric Rac Rainbows and Halo Buds (Queen & Company)

Hello everyoneToday I’m sharing two cards using some of Queen & Company‘s fab new embellishments! There are sooo many fun choices. Today I’ve used some new fibers and new shiny bling.  : )

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Using the Rainbow Foam Front Shaker kit as inspiration, I created a Ric Rac rainbow using pink, green, blue and purple. At the end of the rainbow is a cloud shaker from Spring Shaped Shaker Kit.

I adhered the ric rac with super sticky double-sided tape, trimmed the left edges and marked the cloud ends lightly with a pencil, using the cloud shape as a guide. I trimmed the ends with sharp scissors then adhered the cloud foam shape.

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After filling the cloud with Sequins and Jewels, I stamped a Spring clear stamp sentiment in the corner.  Once assembled, I adhered the completed panel to bright pink dotted paper from new Birthday Bash paper pad.

Supplies: Pink, Green, Blue and Purple Ric Rac, Birthday Bash paper pad, Spring Shaped Shaker kit, Spring clear stamps, Sequins, Jewels

Next, I created a pattern of small flower buds using new Purple Halos and tiny die-cut leaves.

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The new Halos are available in seven colors, all super-sparkly.

I adhered three rows of three then added tiny die-cut leaves (from Paper Smooches Flowers 2), cut from Picture Perfect patterned paper.

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Once the Halos and leaves were assembled, I adhered the panel to a block of purple Delight Dots patterned paper then again onto a white card base.  To finish my card, I added a die-cut hello sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp Handlettered Greetings).

Supplies: Purple Halos, Delightful Dots paper pad, Picture Perfect paper pad, Sheer Glue

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

New Birthday Bash Kit by Queen & Company

Hi everyone!  I’m sure by now you’ve seen Queen & Company’s new Birthday Bash kit. If you haven’t, you definitely need to check it out! It’s SO much fun and SO easy to create quick birthday and congrats cards.

The kit includes pompoms galore, three different sizes in seven different colors each! There are stamps with coordinating dies, candle flame bling and a Birthday Bash 6×6 paper pad.

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On my first card, I stamped the banner in two different pinks then alternated pompom colors of light pink, dark pink and white in between the flags.

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New Gloobers make adhering the pompoms very quick, easy and mess-free (my favorite part). They are super-sticky double-sided adhesive dots, available in three different sizes. They are included in the kit as well! Simply adhere a Gloober and press the pompom in place!

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Next, I used the balloon bouquet stamp and pompoms in a variety of sizes and colors.  Perfect for male, female, any age! I love that the Birthday Bash paper pad includes colors and patterns, all fun and perfectly suited for everyone.

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Before adhering the finished panel to my card base, I tied a bit of black string around the stamped strings.

You can grab your Birthday Bash kit HERE, an extra Birthday Bash paper pad HERE, refill pompoms HERE, extra Gloobers HERE and additional candle flame bling (otherwise known as Twinkle Drops) HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Pretty New Flowers from Queen & Company

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing two cards using some of Queen & Company’s gorgeous new flowers! I had a hard time deciding which to use but I finally settled on two. If you take a peek at the choices, you’ll understand my dilemma.  :)

Queen & Company new Layered Flowers

First I used new Layered Flowers.  There are four each of three different styles, eight colors, all shimmery with rhinestone centers. I adhered each of the flowers using new Gloobers.  Available in three sizes, they are super-sticky double-sided adhesive dots, perfect for adhering embellishments such as flowers, pompoms, anything really, but especially embellishments that might otherwise be a little tricky to adhere.

Queen & Company new Layered Flowers (close-up)

I used green Sparkle String to create stems and leaves, securing the ends on the back with tape. Along the top and bottom, I adhered thin strips of green Simple Stripes patterned paper then added a simple, white embossed sentiment.

Supplies: Layered Flowers, Sparkle String, Simple Stripes patterned paper, Gloobers 

Queen & Company new Glitter Flowers

Next, I used new Glitter Flowers in yellow and white to create a simple “thinking of you” card. The Glitter Flowers are so very pretty/cute. They remind me of icing on cakes.  : )

Queen & Company new Glitter Flowers

I adhered each of the flowers with a medium Gloober, tucking a simple die-cut leaf behind a few before securing. The stripes on the sides are also from Simple Stripes patterned paper, one of my all-time favorite “go-to” paper pads.

Supplies: Glitter Flowers, Simple Stripes patterned paper, Gloobers

Which are your favorites of the new flowers? Let me know below!

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Fun with Fruit (queen & company)

Hello everyone!  It’s been so very cold and dreary lately, I decided to pull out some fun bright papers and dies. Queen & Company’s Fruit Basket was the perfect fit!

First I whipped up a sweet orange card using the fruit slice die from the kit.

Queen & Company's Fruit Basket shaker kit

I sponged Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks as a background, spritzed a bit of water, then added the striped paper (from the Fruit Basket paper pad included in the kit).  Before die-cutting the orange slices, I sponged Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink and spritzed with water. After die-cutting, I added a bit more ink to the bottom of each slice.

Queen & Company's Fruit Basket shaker kit (close-up)

The shaker was filled with Fruit Toppings (extras HERE) and Jewels, and new Orange Epoxy Dots were added after stamping the sentiment.

Supplies: Fruit Basket kit, Jewel Toppings, Epoxy Dots, Sheer Glue

Before I get to my next card, I wanted to share how I store those super cute topping containers.

Topping-Trunk

Queen & Company’s new Topping Trunk INCLUDES 62 containers of the most popular toppings! I absolutely love it. It’s so nice to have them contained, all in one pretty sparkly pink place.  :)  You can find a list of the toppings included HERE.

Next, I created a fun hippy slice of watermelon. (It’s a bit different…)  :)

Queen & Company's Fruit Basket kit

I die-cut the green and pink pieces from the Fruit Basket paper pad, adding a bit of darker pink ink to the top of the slice. After gluing strands of pink and green Sparkle String across the rind, I punched a few holes and inserted two more strands. The ends are secured with tape on the back side. To accommodate for the bit of thickness on the back, I raised the main panel on foam tape after stamping the sentiment.

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I adhered two of the included black Twinkle Drops as eyes and a die-cut mouth (from Taylored Expressions’ Spare Parts).  As a finishing touch, I die-cut some small circles and randomly adhered around the watermelon.

Supplies: Fruit Basket kit, Sparkle String, Sheer Glue

Thanks so much for visiting today!  : )

1amichele siggy

More from Queen & Company’s Love Jar Kit

Hello everyone! I have two more cards to share using Queen & Company’s amazing Love Jar kit!  I love this kit so much. (If you missed my first two, you can find them HERE.)

Queen & Company Love Jar Kit

First I created a shaker filled with both stamped flowers and sequins. With some flowers stamped inside, the jar appears more full, even if the sequins are pooled at the bottom.

After determining the jar placement, I masked off that section with removable tape then stamped random flowers within. I adhered the foam shape, added a sprinkling of sequins and white flower toppings then adhered the acetate. Before gluing the jar and lid die-cuts, I sponged the bottom of the jar with a bit of blue ink.

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I added some texture to the background by scoring vertical lines every ¼”. Then I tied the string and added the stamped tag. The strip of dotted paper was added after die-cutting just the bottom of the jar from one edge, then neatly snuggled up to the foam shape. Beneath, I stamped a row of hearts.

I adhered a few sequins outside of the jar then created a small heart from one of the flower sequins as follows:

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I nipped off two of the petals just above the hole. This creates the top of the heart. Then from the remaining (leftover) piece, I cut a small triangle from one of the petals. Once fitted together beneath the string, the two pieces create the appearance of a heart.

Supplies: Love Jar kit, Sheer Glue

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On my next card, I created a bit of a garden scene, stamping two of the stems and leaves from the stamp set in two different shades of green, bending each slightly in different directions.

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After stamping the flowers, I adhered the panel to a block of gray dotted paper from Flirty Florals (included in the kit). The tag was die-cut from the same gray dotted paper then stamped and tied on with gray twine. As a final touch, I adhered iridescent rhinestones (also included in the kit) into the centers of some of the flowers then adhered the assembled panel to my card base. Super easy!  : )

Supplies: Love Jar kit

Also available are foam and acetate refills as well as the Flirty Florals paper pad. (I think I’m on my fourth of this paper. That’s how much I love it.)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s *fab* new Love Jar Kit

Hi there!  I’m super excited to be sharing my first two samples today using Queen & Company‘s new Love Jar kit. It’s my new favorite! The kit includes one of my most beloved paper pads – Flirty Florals, jar dies with two stitched tags, NINE pre-cut foam and acetate shapes, a lovely stamp set filled with hearts, flowers, stems, leaves and sentiments, five colors each of twine and rhinestones, flower sequins and, of course, super-cute toppings!  There are six colors of tiny flower shapes, clear diamonds (another of my favorites) and adorable teeny tiny wood circles, stars and hearts! Oh my. So much love!

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To create my first card, I used removable tape to mask off a small section for sponging light blue ink inside the jar. I stamped the flowers, stems and leaves then adhered the jar foam shape. Inside, I placed some white flowers, clear diamonds and wood hearts.

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After adhering the acetate, I die-cut the jar and jar top from white card stock and the little frill of scalloped trim from pink gingham. Once the jar was assembled, I die-cut and stamped the cute heart tag and tied to the jar with pink twine. I used three tiny hearts along the left side as an extra embellishment.

Supplies: Love Jar kit, Sheer Glue

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Next, I used the stamps to create my own patterned paper, using white flower toppings as flower centers. The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock using white ink, then white embossed.

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Within the bag of mixed flower sequins, there are itty bitty circles from the sequin centers. I used a sprinkling of them on my card to add bits of colorful shine. I applied a tiny dot of glue then used a Quickstick (any tacky ended tool will do) to place the tiny sequin piece in the glue.

Supplies: Love Jar kit, Sheer Glue

In addition to the Love Jar kit, refill foam and acetate shapes are available. You can find an extra Flirty Florals paper pad HERE and a variety of sparkly diamonds HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy