Category Archives: Queen & Co.

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

More Shaker Kit Fun

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Today I have two cards to share using Queen & Company‘s incredibly easy and VERY fun shaker card kits.

My first card uses the Stars Foam Front Kit, Stars Foam Front Die and Pretty Presents 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack.

Queen & Company Stars Foam Front Shaker

The kit comes with supplies to create one shaker card – card base, pre-cut foam, transparency and card stock cover. In lieu of the card stock cover, I used the coordinating die to create the striped background.

Queen & Company Stars Foam Front Shaker Kit (close-up)

Inside the star openings, I placed super sparkly Diamonds and Tiny Bubbles toppings. Along the side, I added red twine and a sentiment tag using Paper SmoochesCelebrate Word die and woohoo from Noteworthy stamp set.

On my next card, I used the Butterflies Shaker Kit with lovely Flirty Florals paper.

Queen & Company Butterfly Foam Shaker Kit

The butterflies kit comes with nine self-adhesive foam shapes, pre-cut acetate covers for each, three coordinating metal dies, and a clear storage pouch. This is one of my favorite kits. :)

I filled my butterfly with Diamonds and Bitty Beads then added a few Pink Posies onto the butterfly center and the pink gingham paper.

Queen & Company Butterfly Foam Shaker Kit (close up)

To create the beaded border, I applied a line of X-Press It High Tack double-sided tape then poured Bitty Beads over to adhere. I hadn’t yet decided on which sentiment to use and once I did decide, I realized the y (from Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings) was going to dip into the line of beads. To solve the problem, I simply used a craft knife to easily cut away that tiny bit of the beaded strip.

You can check out all of Queen & Company’s foam kits HERE. There are also refills for the kits available HERE. I will warn you, they are LOADS of fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

1amichele siggy

Super Sweet Butterflies from Queen & Co.

Hello crafty friends! I’m popping in quickly to share two cards featured on the Queen & Co. blog today. On both cards I used new Butterflies Shaker Set.

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

The set includes nine self-adhesive foam shapes with pre-cut acetate covers and three coordinating dies (I *love* the one I used above), all packaged in a clear storage pocket/envelope.

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

With the butterflies, I also used lovely Flirty Florals 6″x 6″ Mat Stack and White Rivets. (It’s so dainty!) :)


Next I created a shaker using the same butterfly die with the coordinating foam shape. The papers are also from Flirty Florals.


Inside I placed Diamonds, Posies and Bitty Beads, and I created a trail using Pink Rivets.

So fun, so easy and very addictive! :)

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

More from Queen & Co.’s Heart Throb Kit

ETA: Check out Queen & Co.’s Facebook page for great giveaways of new release product! Through March 9, there are two giveaways per day with a (very) grand prize at the end. Check it out! :)

Hi everyone! Today I have two cards to share, both using Queen & Co.‘s Heart Throb kit – one shaker and one using the dies from the kit. I seriously love this collection.  :)

On my first card I used the hello die along with a two-layer stitched heart and a few red heart sequins.

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

I die-cut four hellos, adhering three together and setting one aside. From the stack of three, I determined where I wanted to place the greeting then nipped away the portion that overlaps the heart. I glued the two stacked hello pieces to the back of the whole hello die-cut piece I had set aside, leaving a gap in the center to accommodate the heart.

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit (close-up of dies and stitched sequins)

Next I created a heart shaker using the sequin toppings included in the kit.

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit

Once the shaker was assembled, I adhered the acrylic “thanks” and completed the sentiment using one of the stickers included in the kit.

Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit (close-up of shaker)

Before firmly securing the sticker, I tucked a red heart sequin beneath one corner. :)

Thanks so much for visting today!

1amichele siggy

Paper Smooches March Release Hop

It’s Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches MARCH 2017 release!  THREE new stamp sets and FIVE new dies will be available to purchase at 8:00 p.m. PT on February 28th. You will find our new products HERE once they go live.

To add extra fun to our hop, we are offering a $25 gift code to choose what you like from the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, February 26th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, February 27th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.

I created a shaker behind a cute whale from Huge Hugs stamp set. I used the coordinating die (from Huge Hugs Icons dies) and a couple ocean plants from Ocean Scene.


I love the sentiment. So cute.  :)

Inside the shaker I placed Queen & Co. Diamonds (super sparkly) and Baby Beads.


Be sure to hop along and comment with the rest of the DT to increase your chances of winning one of the four $25 gift codes.  Alice is away on vacation, so Katie Gehring was super sweet to fill in for her.  We are all in for a treat!

 Thanks for visiting!  Good luck, and happy hopping!

1amichele siggy

love you more (Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit)

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a double shaker card using the new Heart Throb Kit from Queen & Co.  I thought it would be fun to create a love themed card with a common shaker area containing a mix of the two different topping colors.

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

I simply nipped away the overlapping portion of the second foam heart frame, ensuring that the two pieces aligned tightly once adhered so none of those adorable toppings could escape.


Within the mix, I also added a few diamonds and some clear/white heart sequins (also from the kit). On the Queen & Co. blog today you can find a bit more detailed instruction as to how I assembled the shaker elements.

Thanks so much for visiting today! ♥

1amichele siggy

Super Quick and Easy Birthday Shaker Cards (Queen & Co.)

Hello everyone! I’m excited to be sharing two shaker cards using  new Foam Front Kits from Queen & Co. These cards are so quick and so easy. (I ♥ them.)

Today I’ve used the new Candles Card Kit (2 Pack). Also available is a Candles Foam Front Die but I didn’t use that today. Maybe soon!

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

Basic kit instructions:

  • Adhere pre-cut foam to card base.
  • Fill with toppings.
  • Cover with transparency.
  • Adhere pre-cut card stock cover.

Michele Boyer - Queen & Co.

I filled the openings with Pastel Diamonds, Posies and Donuts, adhered the transparency sheet then added a simple orange mat. To do so, I cut the patterned paper to size (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) and trimmed away the inside to reveal the candles. I’m saving that piece for another project.

Once the mat was adhered using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, I added the pre-cut candle card stock cover atop. SO easy! The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions’ Far Out stamp set. The words were cut to simple tag shapes and adhered, with a Rivet to each left side.

My next card is a bit more sparkly and girly.


I filled all openings with Sequin Sprinkles and super sparkly Pastel Diamonds.


The sentiment was stamped from Paper Smooches’ Birthday Sampler, ends cut to flag shapes and topped with a flower.

Before playing with Queen & Co. kits, I was somewhat intimidated by shaker cards. But they make it SO easy! And SO much fun! I hope you’ll give it a try!  :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Thanks (Queen & Co. Heart Throb Kit)

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing my first card as a new Queen & Co. design team member. I cannot express how honored I am to be a part of this talented team. (Seriously.)

My card today uses the new Heart Throb kit. I did not have much experience at all with creating shaker cards until I began using this kit. Queen & Co. makes the process so incredibly easy. And the contents of the kit? So. Much. Fun.

Thanks-Shaker-500 Feb 12

Here is everything that is included:

Heart Throb Kit

The kit is currently $5 off AND free shipping! I am so addicted to the paper pad. (And just FYI, you can buy an extra paper pad here as well as foam/acetate refill pieces here. How nice is that?)

Thanks-Shaker-CU-500 Feb 12

How about those tiny toppings (shaker pieces)? Oh my gosh, SO cute! There are also tiny diamonds. Who doesn’t like diamonds?  They’re so sparkly!  I am a forever fan of this kit. ♥ You can be assured you will see more from me. I adore it!

Thanks so much for visiting!

1amichele siggy