Hi Queen & Co friends! Today I’m sharing a couple cards featuring the Foam Front cards and glitter washi. First up is a card using the Solo Butterfly Card Kit.
I used silver glitter washi for the butterfly background. To do this, I simply placed the butterfly cutout over my card base, then I traced around the inside of the butterfly with a pencil. I used the pencil line as a guide for laying down strips of washi.
I filled the butterfly with Donuts, Pops and Diamond toppings. To compliment the silver glitter washi, I outlined the butterfly with silver glitter glue. I finished off the card with some handmade roses die-cut from the new 6” x 6” paper pads.
Hi everyone! Nicole Nowosad here today to share with you a layout I created using the Butterfly Foam Front and some fun new toppings too!
I started this page with the idea of the rainbow striped paper from the 6x6 Flirty Florals paper pad and mimic it in the Foam Front Butterfly. I added some fun toppings in a rainbow of colors, starting at the top of the butterfly foam front and then worked my way through the rainbow. Once it was all full with lovely toppings, I diecut the front design with the Designer Die and added it to the front to cover the adhesive area.
From there, it was just time to finish off the layout! I diecut several flowers using the Pop Up Dies Flower, and added those to the bottom of the page, along with several of the new embellishments and a handcut title.
I hope you are inspired to use one of the Foam Front designs on your next scrapbook layout!
For my next layout, I am going to share a fun project using the Love Foam Front! I just love the fun text appeal of this design and it works great on a scrapbook page.
I started this page by adding the foam front to the base of my layout and then started filling it with some fun toppings - microbeads, diamonds, sprinkles, donuts and matte beads too! These foam fronts can hold a lot of little bits of goodness !
I simply covered up the front of the Foam Front with some red patterned paper and then went on to finish my page.
I cut several squares from patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pads and added a design to the bottom half of my page. Since the foam front was on a slight angle when I placed it down, I did the same with the squares of paper on the bottom of the page.
I added a simple title, using the Foam Front as part of it and added a few letter stickers in a contrasting color to make it pop against all that red! I love how the photo stands out, even though the large foam front is all full of fun bits!
It's Amy Sheffer here today with some festive, bright and fun shaker card ideas. A friend and I were reminiscing recently about our family vacations to Disney a few years ago. Our reminiscing soon became scheming and plotting a return trip with both families together! All our Disney talk inspired me to pull out my Mickey Foam Front Shaker Kit and create some magic!
I started by adhering the foam front to the card base. Next I used the Mickey Foam Front Die to cut two panels, one from black card stock and the other from the yellow polka dot pattern in the Delightful Dots 6"x 6" Mat Stack. I placed the yellow mouse ears cut-out inside the shaker, the filled the shaker with an assortment of red, black, yellow, and white Toppings (Sequin Sprinkles, Donuts, Posies, and Pops).
Next I covered the shaker with the acetate window and then adhered the black card stock top panel. I stamped my sentiment in red ink onto a white strip, notched the end, adhered it to the card front, and topped it with a button from the Button Bouquet II Red collection tied of with some black and white striped twine from the Twine Assortment.
Along the top, I added some star garland die-cuts and a sprinkling of White Rivets, Red Rivets, Yellow Rivets, and White Lollies.
Next, I decided to try a girlie Minnie Mouse version of the iconic mouse ears. Again, I started with the Mickey Foam Front Shaker Kit. I adhered the foam piece to the card base, then backed the shaker with black card stock and filled with a mixture of Toppings (Sequin Sprinkles, Posies Candy Sprinkles, and Bitty Beads).
I added some Black Polka Trendy Tape, Silver Skinny Glitter Tape, and pink Skinny Minnie washi tape to a white card panel, then die-cut it with the Mickey Foam Front Die and adhered it to the foam front. I added a die-cut sentiment and some bling (White Lollies, Pink Petite Posies, and White Sunflowers).
Last, to complete the Minnie Mouse look, I created a bow from pink polka washi tape and cinched with some black and white twine from the Twine Assortment.
Changing gears a bit, this next card is a cheerful hello card featuring the Chevron Foam Front Shaker Kit and green, yellow, and blue Donuts for toppings.
I started by adhering my foam to the card base and filling the channels with Donuts in blue, yellow, and green. I topped the foam with a white panel that I cut using the Chevron Foam Front Die. (I use the die and my own card stock this time so that the chevron panel would match the white I used for the outer frame. Otherwise, I would have used the white die-cut panel that's included in the kit.)
I added a two-piece stitched border frame, the outside in white and a narrow inner portion from yellow card stock.
Last I added a metallic silver thread nest, a triple-stacked word die-cut, and a pair of Blue Lollies.
For my last card, I let my inner artist out to play, and it was so much fun! Those flowers are hand-doodled around the circle shakers on the Bubbles Foam Front Shaker Kit and then loosely watercolored for an artsy look.
To begin, I adhered the Bubbles Foam Front to a card base. Next I used the Bubbles Foam Front Die on watercolor paper, but instead of die-cutting, I used the embossing sandwich to emboss the circles. Then, using those embossed circles as a guide, I did the doodling and watercoloring. Once that was done, I placed the die back on the watercolored panel, fitting the cut lines back into the embossed grooves. This time I ran it through with the cutting sandwich.
I placed the flower center cut-outs inside the respective shakers on the foam panel, filled with pink, orange, yellow, and purple Pastel Diamonds, covered with acetate, and then secured my doodled panel for a seamless look from flower petals to flower center.
I finished off with some Yellow Sparkle String, a stamped and die-cut sentiment, and some White Petite Posies.
Hi Everyone! Jana Eubank here. Lately, I have been focusing on getting some older photos scrapbooked, in rotation with my newer photos. I try to switch back and forth ... one new, one old, one new, one old ... so that I can get caught up on our older memories, while still recording the details of our latest happenings.
Today I have two pages for you, both of them feature the NEW Foam Front dies.
This first page features newer photos of my husband and I when we went to the Magic Kingdom recently to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.
I wanted to challenge myself to use the NEW Foam Front Mickey die in a creative way on this page and decided to use it as a journaling block.
I cut the shape using red solid cardstock and then backed it with a yellow solid paper. I outlined the mouse ears with a journaling pen and then sprinkled several toppings on the inside.
I combined together red and blue Sequin Sprinkles, white Lollies, red Candy Sprinkles, Neutral (black) Pearlies, blue donuts, as well as blue and black Fimo Fun Toppings for a festive look!
I added journaling strips to the top of the foam front shape and then placed my title work below.
I also created a fun cluster of embellishments at the top of the journaling block.
I added some festive Magic Ribbon around our photos and then finished it off with the "Love" flair from the Magic Flair set. Perfect for our anniversary, don't you think?!
For this second page, I decided to work with some photos from 2010 that I have been ignoring for far too long. They are of my daughter and her friends at a Cast Party after they performed in their Elementary's school play of Aladdin.
For this card, I used the Foam Front Stars Die to build a background for my page. I love the way it came together!
First, I cut blue and green cardstock with the Foam Front Stars die, and then used my trimmer to trim the die cuts into 4 1/4" squares. Next, I embossed them with various embossing folders from my stash and then adhered them to a block of white cardstock, adding Yellow Skinny Glitter Tape along the seams for a touch of sparkle.
I added a strip of photos, tied with blue Sparkle String, and then got to work on the title and journaling block.
I used a tag card that I die cut on my Silhouette machine, layered on top of a piece of patterned paper. Green rivets decorate the tab of the card, and Bitty Beads add texture to the green chipboard letters I used as part of the title. At the top, I layered together more glitter tapes (Green Dot Glitter Tape and Yellow Check Glitter Tape).
For more color and texture, I sprinkled some yellow Button Bouquet II buttons around the page, along with the yellow stars from the Fimo Fun Toppings. They feel like confetti sprinkled on the page and definitely add a party feel! Yay! "Celebrate Good Times, Come On! ... It's a Celebration!"
Hi everyone! Nicole Nowosad here today to share a few layouts created with the Foam Front Shaker sets. This layout started out using the Pop Ups Rectangle set along with a nice mixture of blue papers and fillings inside the rectangles.
I even diecut a few small glasses from black cardstock and snuck those inside the pop up inside the larger Pop Ups Rectangle shaker that I used above the title on the page and then added some Blue Pinwheels and white Opals to some of the rectangles on the page.
Next, I created another masculine page using lots of lovely green papers and embellishments available now. I started with various papers from some 6x6 paper pads and cut them into pie chart shapes on my digital die cut machine.
Once I had arranged the pie charts onto my page, I added several fun embellishments to the circles. The Button Bouquet II in green as well as Rivets in both green and black.
I really love how all the pretty flowers fill in that circle on the page and add a lot of fun texture!
My last project uses lots of papers from various 6x6 paper pads and the circles from the Balloons Shaker Kit. I punched a whole lot of circles in a rainbow of colors and added them in a banner shape across my page.
It's Amy Sheffer here today. If you like to give lots of cards, chances are birthday cards are some of the ones you need to replenish the most often. Queen & Company's Birthday Shaker Kit is a super easy way to elevate your next batch of birthday cards to something beyond the norm.
The three shaker elements in the Birthday Shaker Kit -- candle, party hat, and cake -- are perfectly sized for use on cards, serving as a focal point, yet leaving room for additional decorating. They're easy to use, too! If you've ever shied away from shakers because they seemed like too much work or seem too messy, give these a try!
I started by adhering the foam party hat shape to a scrap of white card stock, then trimmed it down to match the foam shape. You can also adhere the foam shape directly to your panel or card base. For this shaker, I wanted the back of the party hat to be white (to allow the pink shaker filler color to stay true), so I hand-trimmed a separate backer piece. Next, I filled the shaker with some pink Fimo Flowers and some sparkly pink Pastel Diamonds for a subtle feminine touch. To the top of the party hat, I adhered a Yellow Pom Flower, and then adhered the whole shaker element to a green circle die-cut.
On a white panel, I stamped the "celebrate" sentiment repeatedly top to bottom in a subtle yellow ink, off-setting between each impression. At the top, I adhered a two-layer garland that I die-cut from patterns in the Pretty Presents 6x6 Mat Stack. For the solid garland, I chose a pink pattern to echo the pink shaker filler and to once again make the card lean a little toward the feminine. Last, I topped the garland with two Yellow Rivets.
Before adhering the shaker focal point, I added a strip of patterned paper along the bottom as well as some Yellow Sparkle String double-wrapped and tied off in a bow. Last, I adhered the whole base panel to a scalloped border card base, using foam tape for dimension.
Sticking with the birthday theme, I created this bright, high-energy birthday card featuring the candle shaker element from the Birthday Shaker Kit.
I used the candle die from the Birthday Shaker Kit to cut a trio of candles from different patterns in the Pretty Presents 6x6 Mat Stack, then turned the yellow candle into a shaker, filling it with Yellow Pops for a monochromatic look. I like that the candle shaker cavity underneath the die-cut is one big open space, rather than individual compartments to match the die-cut because this allows bigger toppings plenty of room to move around and do their shaker thing!
As a backdrop to my candle trio, I layered circle die-cuts in all different sizes, colors and patterns onto a white card base. The circles and bright colors give off such high-energy vibe — perfect for sending birthday cheer.
I stamped a sentiment in the lower right corner and embellished with some “confetti” using green, red, and yellow Donuts. The final touch was a yellow striped button from the Button Bouquet II Yellow collection topped with some black striped Twine. The button echoes the circle theme, and the black twine adds a pop of black to balance out the black stamped sentiment.
Another birthday card ready to go, and best of all, it's gender-neutral and appropriate for any age!
Now I will share two butterfly shaker cards featuring the Solo Butterfly Card Kit. Making shaker cards has never been easier! These card kits come with just about everything you need to create two butterfly shaker cards. Just add your choice of Toppings and decorate to suit!
My first butterfly card is a quick, clean-and-simple number featuring lots of fun Q&Co bling. For the inside of the shaker, I've used a pretty striped patterned paper from the Flirty Florals 6x6 Mat Stack. There are two ways to add patterned paper to the inside of the shaker. One way is to adhere a patterned paper panel to the card base, then adhere your shaker foam to that. The second way is to use the coordinating Solo Butterfly Foam Front Die which cuts both the outside frame and the inside butterfly. For this card, I first adhered my foam front to the card base, and then placed the butterfly patterned paper die-cut inside the shaker, which means I still have the outside frame to use on another card. I can definitely recommend the coordinating die, as it opens up more design possibilities!
I filled my shaker with turquoise pearlies from the Pearlies Bright collection, then adhered the acetate layer to seal everything in.
The shaker card kits come with a top layer of white card stock already die-cut to match the foam front. Decorate, stamp, embellish however you'd like and adhere to the foam front to complete the card. I added a trail of bling below the butterfly and a sentiment to the right wing. The trail of bling includes Yellow and Pink Sparklers, Pink and Blue Petite Posies, Green Sequin Sprinkles, Blue Sunflowers, and Yellow Iridescent Pearls. I added some Silver Skinny Glitter Tape and yellow striped Twine underneath the wood veneer sentiment, which helps draw attention to the sentiment and echoes the shimmer and sparkle of the Pearlies and the butterfly trail.
My next card was constructed in the exact same way as the first. I adhered the foam front to the card base, then used the Solo Butterfly Foam Front Die to cut a butterfly from patterned paper, this time from the Picture Perfect 6x6 Mat Stack.
I adhered the patterned paper butterfly inside the shaker and filled the shaker with various toppings, including Yellow and Green Sequin Sprinkles, Pink Pops, Blue Pastel Diamonds, and blue Bitty Beads. (Just like with the first card, I have the outer patterned paper frame leftover for another project.)
On a white card stock top layer, I did some ink blending in aqua in the bottom left corner, stamped a sentiment, added a green striped Twine butterfly trail (Scrap Happy Sheer Glue is great for this -- just a couple of tiny dots will secure the twine), and embellished with a generous assortment of flowers and bling, including Blue Pinwheels, Pink Pom Flowers, and larger Bling Flowers.
Hi everyone! Kim Watson here today with a card created, using the fabulous Foam Front Waves Die & Card Set. What I love about the Queen & Co. shaker and die card kits is that they take care the hard part of putting the card together, we get the fun part...decorating them :D
Cutting a piece of texture board 4 1/4" x5 1/2" I created an ombre effect using Shimmerz paints mists. To do this, I spritzed my craft mat with water, then made puddles of color, in order of how I wanted the colors to blend. Swiping the texture board through the colors left me with a gorgeous ocean inspired ombre color-wash. This I die cut into a wave card front.
Using the card foam front, along with the cellophane window piece, each wave was filled with a combination of toppers. The different varieties mixed together helped me match the surrounding ink colors more accurately. The effect is a pretty ombre, to match the color wash. Embossed & punched clouds make the cutest cluster at the top of the card.
A stamped boat image (Paper Smooches) with the sails filled in with aqua striped washi tape, adhered to a circular badge, a scattering of red buttons and a banner sentiment (Simon Says stamp & die set) are the perfect accent to finish off this sweet, summer inspired card.
Here is the next card I created, using the fabulous Foam Front Polaroid Die & Card Set. I did something a little different with this set...I created a double window, clear on both sides, so one can read the Happy Birthday sentiment inside the card.
Using the card foam front, along with x2 cellophane window pieces, I filled the window shaker with a festive mixture of colored, Sequin Sprinkles & clear Tiny Bubbles. The combination of colors mixed with punched black stars give the card a wonderful celebratory vibe. Using the 2nd piece of cellophane, I 'closed' the shaker, then by positioning the die on the actual card to fit directly under the foam polaroid, I was able to simply create a window, allowing one to see the sentiment stamped (TCP Studio) on the inside of the card.
What better way to decorate a birthday card than with a cute cupcake. I drew the cupcake onto cardstock, then filled it with washi tape frosting. A sharp craft knife trimmed away the excess, leaving a scrumptious cupcake accent.
Next, I created x2 cards using the fabulous Foam Front Rainbow Die & Card Set. I did something a little different with this set...I created x2 cards with the same dies but with x2 very different results.
For this card, I created a rainbow not only using the shaker sections, but also pieces in between, this gave me the correct amount of spaces for a proper x7 piece rainbow. For a little bit of fun & texture I filled the shaker windows with sweet little Pops, matching the colors of the paint underneath. The cloud shaker was filled with sparkly diamond toppers giving the clouds sparkly & shine.
To create the inky clouds scene, I used the cloud shaker paper cover as a mask & an ink pad. Shifting its position and varying the ink pressure, created areas of light & dark. The result...a pretty sky. A cute sun motif & sentiment from the Partly Cloudy Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn, & clear Twinkle Drops were exactly what I needed to complete the card.
For the 2nd card I reversed the rainbow a refreshing take on things.
Swapping the card cover piece with watercolor paper, I painted a blended rainbow & allowed it to dry. Using the die in the card set, I cut a new cover, then filled the rainbow shaker pieces with a combination of clear Diamond Toppers & clear Tiny Bubbles. The cloud on the other hand I filled with coordinating rainbow Tiny Bubbles.
To really support the vibrant rainbow of color on this card, I took a mixture of NEW Pom-pom flowers, separated the layers and clustered them around the page; matching Pops were the perfect flower centers.
Lastly, I selected sequins that also matched the different colors of the paint on the cover. Keeping them self colored added subtle twinkle & texture. I couldn't have asked for a more appropriate sentiment, than the one I selected from Paper Smooches Stamps. Voila! A pretty way to send someone some colorful wishes.
Hi everyone! Jen Chapin here, and today I am sharing a couple colorful layout with you. My first, is a pink layout! I had fun creating this layout to document a photo of my daughter at three years old. The colors coordinated perfectly with her outfit.
I started this layout with a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock that I had ran through my die cut machine and cut some wonky circles. I then backed it with a piece of magenta cardstock, and used some of the Queen & Company 6x6 paper pads to peek through the negative spaces.
I was excited to use some of the butterfly pop-ups on this layout, along with a few of the pink toppings. I used black to outline the butterflies in order to provide more contrast to the layout.
I also used a black title to pop against the pink and white, and filled in a few of the negative spaces with pink watercolor. Journaling was typed with one of my vintage typewriters. I had such a great time creating this monochromatic layout.
Here is my next color-coded layout in red. This palette was perfect to document a sweet 4th of July photo from this past year.
I started out with a white die cut and a piece of 8.5x11 white cardstock. I used some of my circle punches to punch out patterned paper from some of the Queen & Company 6x6 paper pads. The scaled down patterns are perfect for use in small die cuts like this.
I also used some red watercolor to fill in a few of the circles for added color. I like the softness and variety that adds. I also embellished with a few embelliushments from Queen and Company, along with some die cut flowers from the Flower Set.
I decided on a black title to pop against the white background and I think it turned out really well! A date stamp and some journaling finished off my page.
Next up is PURPLE!!! Is it just me, or is purple under-represented in scrapbooking products? I love purple and am so excited that Queen and Company has so many options.
Purple always reminds me of Halloween, maybe because it goes so well with orange and black. For this page, I used the square dies and foam pop ups to create some custom embellishments for my layout.
I backed the foam squares with patterned papers from the Simple Stripes and Delightful Dots paper pads. I then added some assorted purple toppings to complete the look.
To mat my photo, I used a bit of orange polka dot washi tape for some added contrast. I love the unique look.
I finished off the page with a black foam title and some journaling. I also added a few black foam hearts and stars over the embellished square windows for added interest. This layout is a fun and simple way to create a grid-inspired page.
Last but certainly not least, I am sharing a rainbow-inspired layout with you using some great Queen & Company washi tapes.
I started my layout with a piece of gray 12x12 cardstock. Using a ruler to ensure my first piece of tape was straight, I started with red and created a mat of tapes in ROYGBIV order.
After my tape was adhered, I placed my photo using some foam adhesive for a bit of added dimension. I then added Queen & Company embellishments, making sure to coordinate colors with what color of washi they were on.
I decided to go with a white title for this page, to make it pop against the bright colors. I also added my favorite type of journaling - strip journaling - below the title.
I also added a heart shaker from the Heart Throb kit next to the title, which was the perfect finishing touch!