Category Archives: Queen & Co.

New Mini Stamp Sets from Queen & Company

Hi everyone! Did you know Queen & Company recently released nine new mini stamp sets? Each one coordinates perfectly with their Shaped Shaker Kits.  I have two samples today using the Spring Shaped Shaker kit and new Spring clear stamp set.

Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Kit

I kept my card very simple, using white card stock and a scrap of Flirty Florals patterned paper.  I die-cut the umbrella and cloud, nipping away the part of the cloud that fell within the umbrella.

Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Kit (close-up)

Inside the shaker, I placed an assortment of new Jewel toppings.  The bright hearts, stars and flowers come in eight colors and are perfect for shaker cards!

Supplies:  Spring Shaped Shaker kit, Spring clear stamp set, Flirty Florals patterned paper, Jewels toppings, Sheer Glue

Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Kit

Next, I adhered the sun and cloud die-cuts from Spring Shaped Shaker kit over Simple Stripes patterned paper then stamped a second sentiment from Spring clear stamp set. I love the thin white lines within the word SHINE.

Queen & Company Shaped Shaker Kit (close-up)

This time I used only the clear and yellow Jewels, adhering “rays” of yellow flowers coming from the sun. Toppings are perfect for shaker cards, but I also like to use them as embellishments outside of a shaker.  :)

Supplies:  Spring Shaped Shaker kit, Spring clear stamp set, Simple Stripes patterned paper, Jewels toppings, Sheer Glue

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Picture Perfect Shaker Kit by Queen & Co.

Hello everyone. Today I’ve used an older (but SO fun) shaker kit from Queen & Company — Picture Perfect.  The kit includes a paper pad, camera dies, pre-cut foam and acetate, sticker sentiments and pearl toppings in eight colors.  The paper pad includes a variety of patterns and colors, perfect for creating both masculine and feminine cards.  I created one of each.

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On my first card, I used the pink and floral patterns and placed pink pearl toppings inside the shaker. After removing the sentiment sticker from the release sheet, I adhered it to card stock for extra stability, trimmed and adhered over the shaker. I trimmed and adhered foam pieces beneath each end to stabilize and level the sentiment. (I use the leftover foam pieces from the shaker.)

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Using Sheer Glue, I adhered a few hearts throughout then adhered three tiny peppermint Candy Toppings as extra embellishments.

Supplies:  Picture Perfect shaker kit, Sheer Glue, Candy Toppings

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My second card could be used for a girl or boy as I used gender neutral colors and patterns. Inside the shaker, I placed blue Candy Toppings as well as green and yellow pearls from the kit.

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I created a bit of pattern on white card stock by die-cutting small patterned circles and adhering with Sheer Glue. I added three iridescent pearls, cut my sticker sentiment to a tag shape (after adhering to white card stock) then tied a bit of green string.

Supplies:  Picture Perfect shaker kit, Sheer Glue, Candy Toppings

Along with the Picture Perfect kit, foam and acetate refills are available, as is a separate Picture Perfect paper pad. And if you run out of pearl toppings, more of those are available here. I just love that Queen & Co. provides refills for kits. So very thoughtful.  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

You Make Life Sweeter (Queen & Company Candy Land shaker kit)

Hi there crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing two cards I created using Queen & Companys latest kit, Candy Land.  It is super sweet and so much fun! I especially like the lollipop die and cute toppings.  :)

My first card uses both the lollipop and wrapped candy dies (my faves).

Queen & Company Candy Land Kit

I die-cut two lollipops, turning one into a shaker. I die-cut each twice, nipping away the colored sticks and replacing with white. Before adhering the white sticks, I colored each with a light tan marker.

Queen & Company Candy Land kit (close-up)

I added a few wrapped candies, stamping jelly beans and peppermint twists into two of the centers and using the third to frame the sentiment.  I placed a few foam squares under the wrapped candies for a bit of dimension then adhered a sprinkling of toppings as extra embellishment.

Supplies: Candy Land Kit, Sheer Glue

Next, I created a card using the adorable candy stamps included in the kit.

Queen & Company Candy Land kit

I used my MISTI and MISTI creative corners to align and stamp the candies in pink, purple and green inks.

Queen & Company Candy Land kit (close-up)

Once stamped, I adhered white toppings into some of the small candy centers, added thin black card stock strips and stamped the sentiment.

Supplies: Candy Land Kit, Sheer Glue

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Bee Mine Love Shaker Card (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella! This week the team is featuring the February Stamp of the Month, Bee Mine, available at 20% off through February 28. So cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Stamping Bella Bee Mine/Queen & Company LOVE Foam Front

I paired my cute honey bear with one of Queen & Company‘s Love Foam Front Shaker Kits. (The kit comes with supplies to create two cards. Toppings available separately. I used Pops. More shaker cards can be found HERE.)

Behind each window, I placed a block of various patterns from Flirty Florals 6×6 paper pad.  (One of my faves, as you probably already know.)

Stamping Bella Bee Mine/Queen & Company LOVE Foam Front (close-up)

Copic markers – E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, N9, R01, R02, R39, R83, RV11, RV32

After stamping the bear, I colored with markers (listed above) and then very carefully cut around him with small, sharp scissors. Before assembling, I embossed the cover and die-cut a heart to tuck behind the bear.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Use a vintage Stamping Bella image, meaning one NOT from the current/most recent release. (If the image is not listed in the “what’s new” category, then it’s considered “vintage.” If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting today! :)

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s New Shaker Kit is SO sweet!

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing two more cards I created using Queen & Company’s latest kit, Candy Land. It’s packed with pre-cut foam to coordinate with the candy and candy jar dies, pre-cut acetate, paper pad, stamps, eleven bags of toppings, four fiber packs and a handy storage pocket to contain all the sweetness!

On my first card, I did something a little different and created a shaker that can be seen inside the card, like a little window of candy.

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I used the candy die to cut shapes from several patterns in the Candy Land paper pad. I laid them out on my card front, adhering and trimming all but the one in the center. With the turquoise candy positioned in place (but not adhered), I lightly traced the inside of the circle with a pencil. I then used a slightly bigger circle die to die-cut an opening through the front of my card base. I adhered one of the pre-cut acetate shapes to the back of the card front covering the opening then adhered a white die-cut candy over the acetate. This creates a clean finish on the inside and provides a base for the toppings. (I highly recommend picking up a tube of Sheer Glue as I have found this to work best with acetate.)

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I then adhered the coordinating foam shape over the opening on the front of the card, filled with toppings and adhered a second pre-cut acetate circle. After adhering the turquoise die-cut over the shaker, I tied a bit of string around each side of the candy.

Supplies: Candy Land shaker kit, Sheer Glue

Next, I used the fun fibers included in the Candy Land kit to create two sticks of pink and blue cotton candy.

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I first watercolored a bit in the background using pink and blue distress inks. Once dried, I stamped two candy sticks. I created longer sticks by first stamping the initial images. I then added a piece of clear removable tape across the bottom portion of the sticks, creating a mask. I aligned and stamped the additional impressions of each and removed the tape. The small bit of overlapping ink is covered by the ribbon.

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I pulled apart two thin pieces from the pink and blue fibers then rolled them together, pulling the fibers apart a bit in between the colors to sort of blend the two together. I used hot glue to attach each, shaping and tucking the fibers with a toothpick before the glue dried.

I stamped the sentiment then die-cut in a small tag shape and adhered to the ribbon with string (which I colored to match using a Copic marker).

Supplies: Candy Land shaker kit, Sheer Glue

Grab your Candy Land kit HERE. The Candy Land paper pad can be purchased separately HERE as well as foam and acetate refills HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1amichele siggy

LOVE you (queen & company)

Hi everyone. I wanted to do a bit of coloring for today’s The Daily Marker 30-day color challenge, but I didn’t have a lot of time. So I colored my favorite critter from Simon Says Stamp‘s Best Friends stamp set (I’m a bit obsessed with it at the moment) and placed him inside the LOVE foam front shaker kit from Queen & Company.

Queen & Company LOVE foam front/Simon Says Stamp Best Friends

It was super quick and easy. Inside the shaker, I placed paper from the Heart Throb paper pad along with Pops and Diamonds.

Queen & Company LOVE foam front/Simon Says Stamp Best Friends

Copic markers – E30, E31, E33, E35, E37

Before adhering the card front over the assembled shaker, I removed about 1/4″ from the top and bottom edges. I adhered two thin strips of plaid paper to the acetate on each end then added the card cover over top. Lastly, I die-cut and  adhered “you” from Word Dies 1.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll be back tomorrow.  :)

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s new Candy Land Shaker Kit

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m sharing two cards I created using a brand new kit from Queen & Company! (Coming soon!)  Candy Land is an adorable new kit packed with candy themed patterned paper, dies, pre-cut foam and acetate shapes, toppings, stamps and even fibers to create cotton candy! It’s totally adorable and perfect for sending sweet greetings and loads of birthday fun!

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On my first card, I used the lollipop die to create a cute shaker filled with multi-colored candy dots. The kit includes five colors of dots, several of which have different sizes of candies. (Some are teeny, teeny tiny.  So cute!)

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After die-cutting the lollipop shape from three patterned papers, I trimmed away the sticks and replaced each with white die-cut sticks. Once the front panel was assembled, I added a bit of stitching as well as a scattering of pink and purple confetti toppings.  (There are six different colors of round confetti in the kit!) The sentiment was stamped in black with the words “birthday” and “sweet” stamped in purple.

To finish my card, I cut another panel of white card stock slightly smaller than the card front and adhered inside to hide the stitching.

Supplies:  Candy Land Shaker Kit, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

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Next, I used one of the two candy jar dies to create a Sweet Hugs card. I placed the foam shape on the back so the jar is flush with the surrounding white card stock.

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Inside the shaker, I placed an assortment of flat confetti and round dots then added a die-cut label/sentiment over the acetate.

Tip: To create level support around the foam shaker, trim and apply pieces of the leftover foam (from inside the shaker shape) around the back edges of the shaker panel.

Supplies:  Candy Land Shaker Kit, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

The Candy Land Kit is so much fun! I’m certain it will be a big hit!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping today!

1amichele siggy

Thanks a Bunch (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! Happy New Year!  I hope your evening was fun and safe. I was safely wrapped in a blanket on the couch watching tv.  :)

Today I’m sharing two cards using my favorite Queen & Company kit, Heart Throb.  I love the color scheme and small patterns in the paper pad as well as the tiny heart toppings.

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My first card uses the Lines Foam Front Shaker Kit in addition to the Heart Throb kit. As I’ve mentioned before, the foam kits are so easy and quick!

Before adhering Lines foam shape, I adhered to the card front a panel of dotted paper so the dots show through the shaker windows. I filled the openings with the tiny hearts included in the kit as well as Diamonds and Posies.  The acetate was added then topped with a panel of heart paper die-cut using the Lines Foam Front Die.

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I die-cut the heart and thanks sentiment (both included in the kit) then layered over the shaker windows.

The kit also includes a sentiment sticker sheet. I adhered the “a bunch” sticker over card stock then trimmed and adhered over the heart and foam front. By adhering the sticker to card stock, the sticker has a stronger base, providing a smooth surface over the uneven layers below.

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Next, I created a quick and easy “love” card using the heart and love dies from the Heart Throb kit as well as a partial sentiment from the stamp set included in the Fruit Basket kit.

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I die-cut “love” three times from white card stock then once from patterned paper, layered and adhered to the white heart. I then used my MISTI to position the partial sentiment above and below the die-cut. The two hearts were adhered to the plaid patterned paper then stitched to the card front.

As a finishing touch, I adhered three glittery white Posies. I love the posies as they easily add a little sparkly detail to any design.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company Foam Front Shakers

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a couple more cards created using items from Queen & Company’s amazing Black Friday Sale! Yes, the sale goes on (while supplies last)!

My first card uses the Hearts Foam Front Card kit which is part of the Special Foam Front Bundle.

Queen & Company Hearts Foam Front Shaker Kit

I used my favorite patterns from Flirty Florals paper pad. The sweet flowers and pink gingham are the perfect girly combination. (This is seriously my favorite paper pad ever. I adore the colors and small floral prints.)

Queen & Company Hearts Foam Front Shaker Kit

Inside the heart openings, I placed a combination of Fimo Fun, Pops, Diamonds and Posies toppings. As a little extra embellishment, I adhered a few pink Posies outside of the shaker openings, secured with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

“Miss You” is one of seven words/phrases found in Word Dies Assortment 1.  (You can find a second set of word dies HERE.) I die-cut the sentiment from the same darker pink patterned paper used inside the heart shaker openings.

Supplies:  Hearts Foam Front Card kit (Special Foam Front Bundle), Flirty Florals paper pad, Fimo Fun, Pops, Diamonds and Posies, Word Dies Assortment 1, Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

Queen & Company Circle Foam Front Shaker Kit

Next, I created another Miss You card, this time using the Circle Foam Front Shaker kit, which is also part of the Special Foam Front Bundle. Using my paper trimmer, I removed a bit from all four sides of the foam then adhered it to a panel of lightly patterned blue paper (also from Flirty Florals).  I placed a combination of white and ivory Matte Pearlies toppings in the opening then added the acetate cover (which also required a bit of trimming).

Queen & Company Circle Foam Front Shaker Kit

I sized the card cover to match the foam then adhered the card cover, sun, clouds and Word Dies.  I tied a bit of Black Twine to the left side with a button secured within the bow. The button is part of the Holiday Binder which includes eight colors of buttons, rhinestones, rhinestone flowers, pearls, organizer pages and, of course, the binder.

To add just a bit more detail to my card, I used a thin black marker to doodle faux stitches around three sides then used a white opaque pen to add bits of outline to the die-cut sentiment.

Supplies: Circle Foam Front Shaker kit (Special Foam Front Bundle), Flirty Florals, Matte Pearlies, Word Dies 1, Black Twine, button (Holiday Binder), Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

Be sure to check out the Black Friday Sale while supplies last!

Thanks for visiting!

1amichele siggy

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.

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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

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

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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