Category Archives: Queen & Co.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 emily@stampingbella.com 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.  :)

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Here I used the largest of the three dies to create my trio of presents.

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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

New Pretty Presents Card Kit

Hi everyone! Today I have two cards to share using Queen & Company‘s newest kit – Pretty Presents. The kit includes stamps, dies, coordinating foam and acetate shapes, toppings, a 6″ x 6″ paper pad and a reusable storage envelope. All you need is base card stock, ink  and adhesive!

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The toppings in this kit are a-DOR-able! Look at those teeny tiny bows! I love them.

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On my second card I used the tiny square cut-outs created after die-cutting the pink and yellow gifts on my first card.

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I actually got the idea when I saw a tiny bow lying on top of one of the squares in the mess on my work table. Instead tiny present (x 9)!

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You can find more samples throughout the month by checking the Queen & Company blog. Lots of fun stuff! :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

A Pocketful of Thanks…and flowers (queen & company)

Hi everyone! Today I have two cards to share using Queen & Company’s pretty iridescent flowers. I probably don’t add flowers to my cards often enough so I welcomed the task.

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On my first card, I used yellow, pink and white iridescent flowers. I first stamped, embossed and die-cut a pocket (Paper Smooches Denim & Daisies, Pocket Dies) from Flirty Florals 6×6 Mat Stack then adhered it over striped and pink paper, also from Flirty Florals.

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I adhered the yellow and pink flowers using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and the white flower using foam tape for a bit of added dimension. I die-cut and adhered leaves cut from green Picture Perfect patterned paper then added the white embossed/stamped sentiment. To add just a bit more interest, I glued several Fimo Fun pink and white hearts around the flowers and sentiment.

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Next I used pink iridescent flowers to embellish a Lines Foam Front Shaker kit. The foam front shaker kits are so much fun, and make shaker cards SO very easy. (They’re also addictive…)   After adhering the pre-cut foam front to the included card base, I filled the openings with pink, yellow and white Donut toppings. Once filled, I adhered the pre-cut acetate.

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Using the coordinating Lines Foam Front die and Flirty Florals Mat Stack, I cut one cover from floral print paper and one from lightly patterned pink paper. The die-cut pink paper was adhered over the acetate and then, before adhering the floral paper, I trimmed just a bit away from each side, allowing the pink paper to show from beneath as a mat. The tag (Paper Smooches Quote Tag, Gift Tags, Hearts dies) was then assembled and tied to the card with flowers adhered using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

You can find all Queen & Company goodies HERE.  :)

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Fun with Flowers

Hi everyone! I have two cards to share today using Queen & Company‘s super duper cute new Pom Flowers. They’re my favorite flowers ever. Each one is about 3/4″ wide and fluffs up to the perfect little mound of petals. Simply adorable. :)

Paper Smooches Enjoy the Show, Queen & Company flower embellishments

On my first card I used the flowers in lieu of balls for Paper Smooches‘ juggling clown from Enjoy the Show stamp set.

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Copic markers – BG10, BV02, C00, C1, C2, R22, R24, R29, R59, V15, V17, Y15, Y18

After stamping and coloring the clown, I added thin strips of red Simple Stripes paper to add a bit more interest to the design.

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I used the same color combination of Pom Flowers on my second card to create a quick and easy all occasion card.

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Each of the striped strips, also from Simple Stripes Mat Stack, perfectly matches its cooresponding flower. The sentiment, from Paper Smooches’ Spectrum stamp set, was cut to a tag shape then tied with yellow Twine.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a great weekend!

1amichele siggy

More Washi Tape Fun (queen and company)

Hi everyone! I’ve been having lots of fun with Queen & Company‘s latest release! On the Queen & Company blog today I have two cards using some of their new washi tape.

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I also used my favorite butterfly die from Butterfly Shaker Kit.

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You can find more details as well as supplies used on the Queen & Company blog. Thanks for visting! :)

1amichele siggy

Fun With Glitter Washi Tape

Hello everyone! Today I have two cards to share where I’ve played a bit with Queen & Company‘s new glitter washi tape.  There are 40 from which to choose! (That’s a lot! And all so pretty!)

First I created a super sparkly crown for my pineapple.

Using glitter washi tape on die-cut images

Before die-cutting Pineapple 1 and the Weather sun (both by Paper Smooches), I simply laid strips of the tape onto a block of copy paper, carefully aligning the edges so no white space showed in between. I’m happy to say even the circles were easy to align. :)

Using glitter washi tape on die-cut images (close-up)

The pineapple top was filled with Green Lines glitter washi and the body with Gold Dot. Once I had the blocks of tape applied to the paper, I die-cut the images as usual.

Next I used glitter washi tape to make pretty, sparkly silver stars and a heart.

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I used the same technique as above but this time I only needed one strip of tape for the stars. (Two for the heart.)

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Once the stars were die-cut, I adhered them around a cute owl and branch (both by Taylored Expressions). I tied a bit of white string to the lower branch then adhered the other end behind the heart which was then adhered with a clear foam square.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Oceans of Fun and Sending Smooches (Queen & Company)

Hi everyone! I’ve been having loads of fun creating shaker cards with new Queen & Company Foam Front Card Kits. Today I have two to share, one using Circle Foam Front kit and the other using new Hearts Foam Front kit.

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First, I used the Circle Foam Front kit to create an ocean themed birthday card for my niece. The two fish are inside the shaker with the octopus attached over the transparency.

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The inside was filled with Diamonds, Pops and Tiny Bubbles toppings. The paper, from Picture Perfect 6″ x 6″ Mat Stack is also from Queen & Company. The fish/octopus and sentiment are from Taylored Expressions’ Oceans of Fun stamp/die combo and colored with Copic markers.

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On my next card I used papers from Flirty Florals. Sooo pretty and girly. I love them. Inside the Hearts Foam Shaker openings, I placed Posies and Pops. After the hearts were filled and the covers adhered, I placed a few sparkly Pink Petite Posies next to some of the hearts.

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On the pink gingham, I stamped “sending” from Paper Smooches’ Smooches stamp set and added a coordinating die-cut Smooches word.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy