Figuring out where to start a layout is always a bit of a challenge for me. I like to have some sort of plan in mind before I start cutting up my beautiful papers. Sketches are one of the tools I sometimes use to help me plan out the basic foundation of a layout before I begin. Today's sketch has a home for four different photos. One large focal point photo and three smaller supporting photos. Plus, lots of potential places for adding embellishments. We hope you will give it a try!
Spring colors inspire today's color inspiration pallet of purple, yellows, and greens...use it to help you choose the colors of your next project! And if you missed any of our apst color inspirations you can find them on our Pintrest Board here: http://www.pinterest.com/queenandcompany/colour-inspiration/
Do you want to know what one of our most popular pins on Pinterest is? It is this simple little autograph book that I made several years ago with one of Queen and Company's previous Magic releases.
It was a fun and easy project that lots of people went on to replicate. Even though I still love it, I thought it was time to make an updated version using the current Magic release.
Here is what I started with. It's a simple and very inexpensive mini composition book that I picked up at a drugstore.
And here is the transformation. After recovering the front with red cardstock (that I embossed), I added some of our new Magic Trendy Tape, some red Twine, a "Magic" Exclamation paper clip, and some of our new Jellies.
Just as before, I used three black circles to create my mouse head (circle sizes are 1 3/4" ans 1") . Then I cut out the word "Autographs" on my Cameo using the Waltograph font and punched out a small flower to add to the mouse head. I also wrapped a pen in matching Trendy Tape as a fun touch.
Something so cute just couldn't have a plain back, so I also covered that in white cardstock and added more of our Magic Trendy Tape.
The best part is that after the trip you can print small photos of your character meet ups and use more Magic Trendy Tape to hold the photos near each matching siginature to make a really fun keepsake.
I'm not certain the reason, but baby cards are some of my favorite cards to make. Maybe because it is such a happy occasion, or because there are just so many fun options for customizing according to what gender the baby is....I don't know, all I do know is that I love making them!
Here is my latest card...a girl card that could easily be for a boy with just a simple color change. It features some of our new pink Trendy tape from our basics line as well as some of our new pink Jellies and pink Twine. A little bit of embossing finishes it off!
Would there be a better way to send along your thanks than with a brightly colored washi tape flower card? This card uses some of our new basic washi tapes to showcase some bright, happy flowers! The centers of each flower hold some of our new Deco Dots, and some of our new clear colored Rock Candy gives texture to the background. There is also some of our Hot Pink Twine and some machine stitching to lend a softening touch!
Sometimes it is nice to have an idea in place when you start working on a new layout. Not only does it make it easier, but it can also really speed up the process! To help you out with that we bring you another Queen and Company Sketch. This is sketch #3 and a good one for showcasing three photos. You will find there are ideas on where you can place tape, bling, and other embellishments to speed up that process as well. Have fun creating! Also be sure to check out our current Flair giveaway over on our Facebook Page!
My favorite new type of bling that is! I just adore the smooth as glass look! They are elegant, pretty, and unique...which is why I decided to ues them on this layout about my daughter's first Christmas dress. They add so much pretty texture to the page.
I used some of our new red and clear Bubbles along with some Queen and Co. red snowflake Trendy Tape, Classic Photo Corners, and Baker's Twine. I cut the snowflake border and title out on my Cameo and the dress out with my Cricut. Thanks for letting me share!
Recently, as I thumbed through a quilting magazine I came across a beautiful blocked quilt. That quilt inspired me to make this card, and to try out blocking pieces of washi tape to mimic a quilted look.
At first I thought I would try cutting the ends of my tape to be straight, however, I decided that in doing that I would lose the look of washi tape. I left the ends of each piece of tape ragged and let them overlap a little in places. I'm glad I went with this style as I think it adds a little bit more interest to the card.
Here is the entire card. After I added my tape, I added a sentiment to the bottom of the card and then separated the sentiment from the tape with a few rows of hot pink twine. Last, I punched out a few white flowers and added Rock Candy centers to each of them. A few last pieces of Rock Candy sprinkled about finish off this bright and fun card.