Nicole Nowosad here today to share a project using some fun and sparkly glitter washi tape! I really wanted to use the washi tape and have it resemble something more than just strips, so I decided to add it to the back of a title I had cut from some simple white cardstock.
There are so many fun textures and colors of glitter washi tape, you could do this with different results depending on what washi you choose!
I used several of the different glitter washis for my title work, and it adds just the right amount of sparkle to my page! I was able to add in some other sparkly Queen & Co. flowers and gems to my project to go along with the glitter washi tapes.
I love the little pops of color from the floral embellishments and how easy it is to add some of these fun embellishments to co-ordinate with the paper and the glitter washi
I created a video of how this page came together - check it out!
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.
Hello there! Spring has sprung around here and it has inspired me to create! Queen & Company has so many different products available to bring out Spring in my craft room, such as the darling, Butterfly Foam Front Shaker Kit...it has become my favorite!
Then I added my stamped sentiment (also from the Smooches stamp set) and Pink Sparkle String, wrapped around my card twice. This fun string ties the most perfect bows :).
Lastly I added my foam hearts, grouping them together to resemble flowers. They're embellished using Pink Button Bouquet II and Pink Twinkle Drops. _______________________________________
The Candles Foam Front Kit makes such adorable birthday cards. I used assorted Trendy Tape on the bottom layer of my card to create candles that would show through each opening.
I then added Sequin Sprinkles in Yellow and Orange to mimic the flame of each candle. Next, I added the acetate layer and started embellishing my card front.
I used the Foam Front Candles Die and paper from the Delightful Dots paper pad to create the top layer of my card. Clear Sunflowers were used at the tip of each candle, and then I added Blue Sparkle String around my card, wrapping it like a present. All that was left was to add my stamped sentiment and die cut. ________________________________________
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.