Category Archives: Queen & Co.

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.


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!)

Taylored Expressions "Be Somebody"

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.


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.


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.)


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.


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.



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

Queen & Company’s Fruit Basket Shaker Kit

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing two cards I created using Queen & Company’s latest shaker kit, Fruit Basket. This kit is incredibly fun with nine dies, the cutest toppings ever, a large punny sentiment set, coordinating paper pad, twine and, of course, the precut foam and acetate shapes. Oh yes, there are also epoxy dot stickers as well as droplet stickers that look just like watermelon seeds.

Fruit Basket Shaker Kit - Lemons

On my first card, I used bright stripes from the Fruit Basket paper pad along with the lemon shape die and foam shapes. I die-cut the lemon from yellow card stock then inked the edges with yellow ink to create a bit of definition.

Fruit Basket Shaker Kit - Lemons (close-up)

Inside the lemons, I adhered lemon print then added two colors of lemon toppings. I used my favorite lemony sentiment and finished the card with a tie of yellow twine.


Fruit Basket Shaker Kit - Apples

Next, I used the apple dies with coordinating paper. I first made the shaker then added the second apple, nipping out the extra portion of apple outline. For a bit of variation, I used two different shades of green card stock for the leaves.

Fruit Basket Shaker Kit - Apples (close-up)

Inside, I placed some tiny apple toppings. (They are the cutest ever!!)

In addition to the Fruit Basket kit, you can also find extra fruit toppings, fruit paper pad, acrylic fruit shapes and refill fruit foam and acetate. (Because you know once you start, you’re going to run out of certain pieces…)  :)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Supplies:  Fruit Basket Shaker Kit

You’re My Unicorn (paper smooches)

Hi everyone! Today I have another fun shaker card to share. I used new Unicorn die from Paper Smooches with Queen & Company‘s Rainbow Foam Front shaker card kit.

Paper Smooches Unicorn die, Queen & Company Rainbow Foam Front

I first adhered the foam front to my card base (both included in the shaker kit). I filled the openings with Pops and Donuts then adhered the acetate. I sponged ink onto the white card front (also included in the Rainbow Foam Front kit) then stamped the sentiment from new Magical Sampler. There many cute sentiments in this stamp set!

Paper Smooches Unicorn die, Queen & Company Rainbow Foam Front close-up

I die-cut the Unicorn from multiple colors of card stock then adhered the unicorn over the shaker. To finish my card, I adhered several white, super sparkly Q&C Petite Posies.

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Paper Smooches Magical Sampler  Dies: Paper Smooches Unicorn  Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Taylored Expressions Sprinkles  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Red Pepper, Pumpkin, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Granny Smith, Sprinkles; MFT Wild Wisteria  Other: Queen & Company Rainbow Foam Front Shaker Kit, Pops, Donuts and Petite Posies, Blending Tool

Whale, hello

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today to share two cards I created using Foam Front Shaker kits from Queen & Company.


My first card uses the fun Waves Foam Front kit along with Huge Hugs and Surf & Turf (with coordinating dies) from Paper Smooches.


Before adhering the pre-cut foam to my card base, I adhered a block of blue patterned paper from Queen & Company’s Picture Perfect Mat Stack. I filled the openings with Pops and Fimo Fun, adhered the whale and fish (stamped onto Blending Card and colored with markers) then tied some pretty blue Sparkle String.


Next I created a shiny Hello Sunshine card using a Polkas Foam Front Kit, Delightful Dots Mat StackPearlies Bright and Pastel Diamond toppings.


For even more sparkle and shine, I adhered three Iridescent Flowers and a bit of yellow Sparkle String. (Sentiment from Summer Lovin’ by  Paper Smooches.)

These shakers are seriously the most fun. And so easy. Another great thing about the Queen & Company kits is that refills are available! Have a fave kit? Pick up a few refills! It’s awesome.  :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company Candles and Butterflies

Hi everyone! Today I have two shaker cards to share, each using some of my favorite items from Queen & Company.


On my first card I used Candles Shaker Card kit which includes (two each) card bases, acetate, card fronts and pre-cut foam. This card literally came together in minutes. I added in the patterned mat (from Heart Throb paper pad), toppings and flowers.


Queen & Co. Candles Shaker Kit; sentiment by Paper Smooches

In the openings I used Fimo Fun, Posies, Pops and Diamonds. It would be so easy to turn this into a masculine card by simply changing the fillings, eliminating the Pom Poms and flower sequins and changing the sentiment font.


Another of my favorites from Queen & Company are the Shaped Shaker Butterflies. This set includes nine self-adhesive foam butterflies with precut acetate covers and three coordinating dies. My fave is the rounded wing butterfly I’ve used here.


Queen & Co. Shaped Shaker Butterflies; hello die by Taylored Expressions

I adhered the foam shape and die-cut butterflies over Heart Throb patterned papers, filled the foam shape with Donuts and Pastel Diamonds then adhered a few pink Rivets once the card was assembled.

If you haven’t tried any of Queen & Company‘s shaker kits, I highly recommend them! They are so easy to assemble and SO much fun (otherwise known as “addictive”).  :)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Sending You Lots of Love (stamping bella)

Hello crafty friends! TGIF, which means it’s also time for another challenge with Stamping Bella.  :)

Last week’s challenge was to create a shaker or spinner card. Since I have lots of Queen & Company goodies, I created a shaker.


After stamping Petunia’s in Love onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with markers then carefully cut around the image. (There is a coordinating die but I couldn’t find it at the moment.) The sentiment, stamped in white then white embossed, is from Mail Chick.


Inside the heart shape, I placed Queen & Company sequins in red, pink, yellow and green.

Next week’s challenge is to create anything at all. Use any current Stamping Bella image then email your card to by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog and to be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

1amichele siggy

Using Die-cuts with Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets

**Paper Smooches Release Hop can be found HERE**

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a second way to use double-sided adhesive sheets by X-Press It.  In a previous post I used the sheets to create a clear card. This time I’m using baby beads (from Queen & Company) to embellish a sun and rainbow from Paper Smooches.


X-Press It Double-sided Adhesive Sheets are super tacky and die-cut very easily. I’ve tried many brands and X-Press It is, by far, my favorite.


The adhesive sheets are available in packs of five sheets (8 1/2″ x 11″ only, which is perfect for paper crafters like us!), 25 sheets (several sizes) and a 31.5″ x 27 yard roll.


I adhered a piece of adhesive sheet to a block of white card stock cut slightly larger than my rainbow die. Placing the die on the adhesive side, I die-cut the two together, then die-cut a second rainbow from just card stock. I carefully removed the release paper from the cloud/rainbow outline as well as the interior cloud pieces and adhered the corresponding card stock pieces over those areas. This left only the rainbow stripes with exposed adhesive release paper.


Removing one strip of release paper at a time, I poured beads over the exposed adhesive then pressed down to ensure the beads were securely adhered. I then removed the next strip of release paper and poured the next color of beads, repeating this process until all stripes were filled. (I highly recommend working with a funneled tray if using baby beads as they go EVERYWHERE. Sometimes they even jump out of the tray but it does help tremendously to keep them (mostly) confined (and with the funnel, the unused beads can be returned to the container).



Adhesive sheets can be used for many purposes. I mostly use them for clear cards, creating stickers or as an easily (and NON-MESSY) application of adhesive to the back of more intricate die-cuts such as words.  I simply adhere card stock to the adhesive sheet, then die-cut with the die on the card stock side. *Always place the die on whichever side of the stack you want on top.*

Thanks for visiting today!  :)

1amichele siggy

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