Hi its Sherry here wishing you a Happy Halloween! I thought I'd kick off the day with one last Halloween project using Queen & Company goodies. :0)
I started with a plain black candle and dressed it up a bit by wrapping paper around the center, adding the self adhesive rhinestones (one pack of these little gems go a long way!), felt frenzy (bat), spiderwed felt, and Halloween big and small brads. The brads are perfect and just push right into the candle!
Whenever I finish a project I always make a card with the leftovers, since everything is out it comes together very quickly.
I think the Queen & Co. pearls are one of the most versatile products to hit the market in a long time. On this layout, I tried to use them in as many different ways as I could and easily came up with 4. I used them as photo corners, for the body of the "firefly" embellishment in the upper lefthand corner, to dot the i in "firefly" and as the body of an apostrophe (which was unplanned, but I had run out of apostrophes in the letter stickers and had to embellish a period :).
To make the firefly embellie, I simply lined up a series of pearls, ending with the smaller sizes, on a small strip of paper. I then knotted a piece of ribbon and glued it to the top. I finished it with scraps of ribbon, glued to the underside to make the smaller pieces of wings.
Journaling reads: I remember being six and chasing fireflies on a warm summer night at Great Aunt Lilah's farm. The memory is so vivid that I can remember the feeling of my nightgown gently hitting my legs as I ran. So, it was great for me to watch Sophie chase them (and even catch a couple!) when we went to visit Nana and Baw Baw in Michigan, in August 2008.
Hi - Leah here - It is my privilege to bring you the latest Queen's Pick! This time we are showcasing a layout by the sweet and talented BECKY OLSEN, titled "CUTE CHICK". The bold, bright colors of this page caught my eye right away...and I am totally lovin' how she has the Queen felt lined up right across the end of her layout while overlapping the edge. Thanks Becky, for letting us spotlight your fabulous scrapbook art! And all of you out there...keep playing with and enjoying Queen & Company goodies...the design team loves seeing all of your work in online galleries and blogs! And who knows...maybe sometime in the future you'll be the Queen's Pick!!!
Hi ya, it's Wendy with a little seasonal goody! You just gotta love the Fall time with crisp weather, fresh air and beautiful sunshine! I thought I would share a card with you that could be altered into a Halloween card if you wanted really easy. A quick little tip... split up your words between different Felt Fusion sayings. On my card I used the "Happy" from the Happy Halloween Mini Felt Fusion and the "Seasons" from the Seasons Greetings Mini Felt Fusion. Think of the possibilities you have by doing that, they are endless! Have fun experimenting!
I am just loving the new self-adhesive pearls! They are such a great accent for cards, layouts and projects and I find myself reaching for them all of the time. As I began working on this project, I realized that I would like to have orange or yellow pearls to coordinate with the felt leaves. So, I made them!
I began by cutting a strip of the white pearls off of the card they came on. I left them on the plastic backing. Carefully, I dropped a drop of alcohol ink on top of each pearl. If you hit the pearl with the drop directly on top, it will spread evenly all around it.
I let them dry thoroughly. You can finish the process here, but I wanted them to be shiny, so I added a drop of Diamond Glaze to them. Be sure they are dry before you do this, though. I learned that the hard way!
Once they dry, peel them off of the plastic backing. Any excess glaze can easily be trimmed off the pearl.
I finished my project, adding lots of large and small pearls as accents. I love the dimension they add.
So, grab some pearls and get started! Use them in the many colors they come in, or grab some white ones and customize them. I'm sure you'll love how they look on your projects!
Boo boo boo... Halloween is approaching, so Me, Wendy Reed thought I would share an easy project for you if you aren't into making a fancy schmancy costume. I know that time just flies so if you catch yourself in a pinch for time and need to bust out a fast and limited supplies needed mask, this one is for you. Yummy new Queen & Co. goodies to use!
Queen & Co. Rhinestones in Halloween
Queen & Co. Pearls in Green
Queen & Co. Felt Frenzy in Leaves
Queen & Co. Felt Fusion in Cobwebs 1.6"
Queen & Co. Basic Brads in Black
Scrap piece of cardstock (Any color you choose, it is for the eyelashes)
Felt (Any color you choose, approx. 8 1/2" x 11" in size)
STEP #2: Using a white sewing pencil or chalk (if you are using a dark color felt. A regular marker if using light felt.) trace the pattern and cut it out.
STEP #3: Cut Two (2) pieces from your cardstock - 1 3/4"x 3/4" for the eyelashes.
Fold over approx 1/8" lengthwise.
With your scissors you will snip thin strips up to the fold line.
Adhere them to the upper eyelid of the mask. You may need to manipulate the cardstock to the shape of the eyelid.
Cut one of the cobwebs off of the Felt Fusion strip.
Cut out the center webs so you are left only with the outer web.
Then cut the outer web in half.
Place each one on top of the folded portion of the cardstock eyelash to hide the folded strip. (See image)
STEP #4: Start to decorate! Place Queen & Co. Rhinestones and Pearls randomly however you like on your mask. Take your strip of elastic and attach each end the the sides of the mask by just poking your Queen & Co. Basic Brad right through the felt and elastic, then bend the prongs over flat.
Hello there... it is Kristin here bringing you an easy Halloween goody bucket I made for Mason's teacher. She always has treats on her desk so I found this plain black cauldron (only $1!!!) and dressed it up with all of our new Halloween goodies.... felt frenzy, crystals, mini felt and new pumpkin felt. I took some Halloween themed tulle and netting and filled the basket with candy and toys for the kids and finished the handles off with the netting. This literally took me less than 15 minutes since everything I used was self adhesive!! Happy Haunting!!
Hi there! Kristin here showing you how to dress up premade cards. I bought this set of 8 cards for 50 cents and thought I would spruce it up with our new crystals and pearls! Have you seen how many you get on one sheet?!! I had more than enough to do these 8 cards and decided to decorate the envelope with our Happy Halloween sentiment in our new orange mini felt. It's a very simple way to add some zing to some plain cards. Enjoy!
Hi everyone! Ginger here with a tip about Queen and Company's fabulous mini felt. This felt comes in 12 inch sections that are perfect for for using as either a title or an embelishment. If you cut the words apart as I did on the following layout (about how happy I am to have my mom move closer to me) you can see what great and easy embillishments they make.