Category Archives: Queen & Co.

My Favorite Apple

Hello again! You may recall that Stamping Bella‘s Oddball Girl Mummy is 50% off through 10/31. Today the team is sharing creations using other images from the Oddball category. 

Stamping Bella Apple Cider Oddball

I just love Apple Cider Oddball, and the sentiment….so sweet. She was stamped onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copic markers. I paired her with Queen & Company‘s Apple Shaker kit. Perfect!

Stamping Bella Apple Cider Oddball (close-up)

Copic markers – BG11, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E40, E43, G21, G94, G99, R24, R29, R89, W2, Y21, YR23; Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen

After die-cutting the apple shapes from Happy Harvest patterned paper, I placed Pops, Sequins and Fruit Toppings inside.

Stamping Bella Curvy Girl Loves Halloween

Copic markers – BG13, E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, E31, E35, E37, G28, R24, R29, V09, V99, W1, Y17, Y21, Y38, YG06, YG09, YR14, YR18

Also this week, I posted on Instagram Curvy Girl Loves Halloween from the latest release. With her, I used Fright Fest patterned paper and Taylored Expressions’ Starry Night cutting plate.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE

Create using the photo below and any current Stamping Bella image.

All challenge details can be found HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s Fruit Stand Shaker Kit

Hello everyone! Last week I shared several cards using Queen & Company‘s super fun Frankie & Friends Halloween shaker kit. You can see my post here. Today, I have two cards using the Fruit Stand kit.

The kit includes 14 dies to create six different fruits, all foam and acetate pieces to create three of each fruit (or 18 shakers), eight exclusive fruit-shaped toppings (shaker pieces), a Fruit Stand patterned paper pad and a coordinating stamp (sentiment) set.  Refills are available as well:  foam and acetate pieces, Fruit Stand toppings, and Fruit Stand patterned paper pad. Also available separately is Fruit Stand Solids which is a pad of perfectly coordinated solid papers. For a bit more variety, the Fruit Basket paper pad is still available also.

Isn’t the Fruit Stand paper pretty? I love it. Inside the raspberry and peach, I used my Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen to add accent dots to the pattern. And inside the pineapple I placed super cute tiny pineapple toppings, which are included in the kit, as well yellow Diamonds (currently sold out but available in the Happy Harvest Topping refill).

Next I used the cherry dies to create a sweet thank you card.  The stitched circle and outer scalloped circle were die-cut using Foundations 1 dies.  I used the scalloped die as a “template” with my MISTI to create the perfect bend of the sentiment.

Inside the cherries I placed pink and white Pops toppings.

I’ll be back soon with three more cards to share using the Fruit Stand kit. It’s sooo cute. Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s NEW Frankie and Friends Halloween Shaker Kit

Hi everyone! Earlier this week I shared on Instagram some samples using Queen & Company‘s new Frankie & Friends Halloween Shaker kit and thought I’d share here as well. Queen & Company’s kits are sooo much fun to use! And they’re easy too!

The kit includes dies to create seven characters, all foam and acetate pieces to create three of each character (or 21 shakers), seven colors of square toppings, a Frankie & Friends patterned paper pad and a coordinating stamp (sentiment) set.  Refills are available as well:  foam and acetate piecessquare toppings, Frankie & Friends patterned paper pad. Also available separately is Frankie & Friends Solids, a pad of perfectly coordinated solid papers.

On the card above, I used square toppings as well as Pops inside the shaker and stitched a few orange star buttons scattered about.

Frankie is my favorite of the characters. I also love the sentiments that coordinate with him. 🙂

Here I used the square toppings inside the shaker and extra dies from Foundations 2.

Next I created a scene using the bat and top portion of the pumpkin die as well as Curvy Borders and stars from Foundations 2.

Inside the bat I placed black square toppings as well as some black Confetti Sequins. As a finishing touch I also adhered a few black Jelly Gems.

Lastly, I used the cute owl dies with Foundations 1 (circle), 4 (tab and scalloped rectangle) and 2 (star).

Inside the shaker I used the square toppings as well as Pops. There’s also an orange epoxy dot adhered to the star.

I highly recommend Sheer Glue for adhering the die-cut outlines over the acetate. It’s great for adhering any embellishments but I especially like it for adhering over the acetate.

I’ll be back soon to share samples using Q&C’s pretty new Fruit Stand kit! Have a great day! Thanks so much for checking out Frankie & Friends! 

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s Leaf Shaped Card Kit

Hello everyone! With a bit of crispness in the air, I thought I’d share a card I created using Queen & Company‘s Leaf Shaped Card kit.

If you’re unfamiliar with Q& C’s shaped card kits, let me tell you they are so much fun and so easy to use. Each kit includes shaker dies, an outline die, a coordinating 2×3 stamp set, four foam/acetate shakers, four shaped cardstock bases and four envelopes. The leaf die measures about 5″ x 5″ so I think it’s great that appropriately sized envelopes are included in the kit.

With my shaker I used Happy Harvest patterned paper, green, yellow and orange buttons, Sequin toppings and sentiment tag attached with yellow trim. Also, I highly recommend Sheer Glue for attaching the acetate or any embellishments.

Queen & Company has quite a few Shaped Card kits. ALL so much fun! I hope you’ll check them out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s Pumpkin Shaker Kit

Hello everyone.  🙂  Today I thought I’d share three cards I created using Queen & Company‘s Pumpkin Shaker Kit. How is it even possible that fall is right around the corner? In some respects this year has dragged and in others, it seems to be flying by.

The Pumpkin Shaker Kit includes the pumpin shaker die, pumpkin outline die, a 2″ x 3″ stamp set, four foam/acetate shakers, four shaped cardstock bases and four envelopes. The finished size is approximately 4 3/4″ x 4″.  The kit is very easy and so much fun! I also recommend Sheer Glue as the perfect adhesive for embellishments and especially acetate.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit

On my first card, I paired the shaker with Happy Harvest patterned paper.  The paper pad has the perfect mix of lively patterns for the inside and solid patterns for the outline and stem.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit (close-up)

Inside I placed a mix of orange and green buttons, Sequin Confetti and Pastel Diamonds. The buttons are also available in a collection of all  seven colors HERE.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit

Next I used the Pumpkin Shaker kit and Hocus Pocus patterned paper to create a Halloween shaker.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit (close-up)

Inside I used Bitty Buttons in black, orange and yellow, Pops, Sequin Confetti and Gems. On the stem, I used black string and an Orange Flower button. A collection of all eight packages of pretty Flower Buttons can be found here and nine packages of Bitty Buttons here.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit

Lastly, I created a more traditionally colored shaker pumpkin using Special Delivery paper pad.

Queen & Company Pumpkin Shaker Kit (close-up)

Inside I placed orange and yellow Bitty Buttons with orange and white Pops.  I die-cut two flagged strips, stamped the sentiment and adhered to the pumpkin outline using hemp cord.

You can find a large assortment of shaker kits HERE. Refills too!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s Under the Sea Shaker Kit

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a couple cards I created using Queen & Company‘s super cute Under the Sea Shaker Kit.  It’s definitely at the top of my list of favorite kits. Included are 16 dies, a 6″ x 6″ paper pad, 4″ x 6″ stamp set, 27 foam and acetate shakers and 13 toppings. Most of the ingredients are also available as refills HERE.

Queen & Company Under the Sea Shaker Kit

How cute is that mermaid?  I especially like the little detail of the slit in her hair into which her head/body is inserted.

Queen & Company Under the Sea Shaker Kit

All of the toppings I added to the shaker are included in the kit. As an extra, I added those beautiful Sea Stone embellishments. I *love* them. They’re available in a bundle of eight colors (ALL lovely) or individually. I used purple.  I also added a sprinkling of Jelly Gems. The tiny white dots on the shell were added using my Kirarina Wink White Pearl pen.

Queen & Company Under the Sea Shaker Kit

Next, I used the cute crab. To cut the wavy lines I used one of the four dies from Curvy Borders.

Queen & Company Under the Sea Shaker Kit

All toppings are included in the kit except I did add a few clear Diamonds.

You can check out all of Queen & Company’s specialty kits HERE. ALL fun!

Thanks so much for visiting today!  🙂

1amichele siggy

Queen & Company’s Donut Shaker Kit

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing three shaped cards I created using Queen & Company‘s Donut Shaker Kit. I adore Q&C’s kits as they’re so easy and quick to put together. And who doesn’t like receiving a fun shaker card in the mail?

The kit includes Donut shaker dies, Donut outline die, 2×3 stamp set with very cute sentiments, four foam/acetate shakers, four shaped cardstock bases and four envelopes. Die measures approximately 5×5. Shaker elements are sold separately and a Shaped Donut Foam Refill kit is coming soon.

On my first card, I used the donut kit with pretty Happy Hearts patterned paper and Sweet Shop Solids.

After filling with buttons, Pops, Princess Toppings and sequins, I wrapped trim around a die-cut heart and secured over the acetate with Sheer Glue.

On my second card, a chocolate donut, I used Sweet Shop Solids. Isn’t the sentiment cute? So the card/donut wouldn’t look too plain when standing upright, I adhered a variety of epoxy dots over the acetate (outside of the shaker).

Inside, I placed buttons and Princess Cut Toppings.

Lastly, I used my favorite sentiment from the set with Sweet Shop patterned paper and Sweet Shop Solids.

Inside, I placed pink Flower Buttons with a sprinkling of sequins and (currently unavailable) candy toppings. Before adhering the inner circle outline, I tied the tag-shaped sentiment with pink trim.

All of Queen & Company‘s shaker kits are loads of fun and come together quickly and easily. I highly recommend them.  🙂

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy 

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Queen & Company’s NEW Butterfly Shaped Shaker Kit

Hi everyone! I’m back today to share more cards using another of Queen & Company‘s fun new Shaped Shaker kits. The Butterfly kit includes the shaker die, stitched outline die, a 2×3 stamp set, four foam/acetate shakers, four shaped cardstock bases and four envelopes.  The kit is so very easy to use!

I first used the Butterfly outline die to cut the dotted Sweet Shop patterned paper. I adhered the foam shaker base and filled the wings with Bitty Buttonsblue and pink Flower Buttons and pink Pastel Diamonds.

After adhering the acetate, I stamped the sentiment in black and pink ink (using my MISTI and removable tape for masking to achieve perfect alignment). I die-cut the pink plaid outline (also from Sweet Shop), then tucked the sentiment strip ends beneath the outline and over the body before adhering. Lastly, I glued three black Bitty Buttons over the body piece. Once completely assembled, I adhered to the card base.

To create the purple butterfly, I die-cut the blue floral outline from Bring on Spring then adhered the foam base. To enclose the body area, I cut and adhered strips of scrap foam from the wings. Inside the wings, I stitched buttons from Purple Button Bouquet and Flower Buttons then added some purple Polka Dot Enamel Dots.

I filled the body with purple Ombre Pearls then trimmed and adhered the body portion from an acetate shape.  The purple patterned outline was cut from Under the Sea paper pad and the sentiment was stamped and tucked beneath a button. (I  cut the left end of the strip to a tag shape and secured beneath the button with a bit of glue.)

On my last Butterfly Shaker, I used a base and outline of Bring on Spring patterned paper with white Button Bouquet, white Jewel stars and pastel orange and clear Diamonds inside.

I stamped the sentiment, adding a thin scrap strip of striped paper then tucked it beneath some white and pink pearl flowers. (Note: The pink flower is actually from the Red Pearl Flower set. The Pink Pearl Flowers are a brighter pink.)

You can find all of Queen & Company’s newest releases HERE. Should you decide to order, I *highly* recommend grabbing a Sheer Glue as it’s the best for adhering anything to the acetate. Also, add a Clear Diamond refill to your order. If you’re like me, you’ll want to add them to everything and run out very quickly!

I’ll be back soon with more! Thanks so much for visiting! Stay safe! 

1amichele siggy

Butterfly Shaker Kit – Queen & Co
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Topping Set Pastel Diamonds – Queen & Co
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Button Bouquet IV Purple – Queen & Co
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Epoxy Dot Polka Purple – Queen & Co
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Bitty Buttons Bundle – Queen & Co
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Pearl Flowers Red – Queen & Co
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Pearl Flowers Black / White – Queen & Co
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Queen & Company’s NEW Flower Shaker Kit

Hello everyone!  I hope you are well. I’m doing my best to remain positive.

It’s a beautiful spring day here so I thought I’d share some fun new spring/summer Shaped Shaker cards using a kit now available from Queen & Company.

The Flower Shaker kit includes the flower shaker die, stitched flower outline die, a 2×3 stamp set, four foam and acetate shakers, four shaped cardstock bases and four envelopes! Sooooo fun!

On my first Flower Shaker I used lovely Flirty Florals patterned paper with the sentiment stamped onto a strip die-cut using Foundations 4. On each side of the sentiment I stitched a pink button.

Inside the shaker areas I placed new Bitty Buttons in pink, yellow and white with a sprinkling of Sequin Confetti also in the center.

On the above Flower Shaker I used Under the Sea and All Bundled Up patterned paper. The sentiment was broken up into several lines and aligned using my MISTI.

Inside the shaker areas I used Bitty Buttons in purple and pink and sprinkled in some pink and white Pops toppings. Before adhering the white sentiment piece, I stitched a few purple heart shaped buttons.

On my third Flower Shaker card I used white card stock for the stitched outline and pink and yellow paper from Bring on Spring paper pad.

In the shaker I placed clear Diamonds as well as black Bitty Buttons and Black/White larger buttons. To the left of the sentiment I stitched a new Black/White Flower button.

I *loved* playing with new Shaped Shaker kits and I know you will too! You can find all of Queen & Company’s newest releases HERE.

I’ll be back soon with more! (I have lots more!) Thanks so much for visiting! Stay safe!

1amichele siggy

 

Fun New Products from Queen & Company

Hello everyone! I’ve been having lots of fun creating with new Queen & Company products. Today I can share a bit with you. (MUCH more to come!)  🙂

On my first card, I used a rainbow of Daisy flowers with super sparkly Glitter Globes adhered to the centers. Daisies are available in eight colors as one bundle or individual colors. Glitter Globes are currently available as a bundle (eight cards, 20 stones each). They are sooo pretty! The sentiment is from new Art Days Shaker kit. I’ll feature that kit here soon.

Here I used orange Daisy flowers with orange button centers. The curved borders were created using a Curvy Border die. Sentiment is from Windows Shaped Shaker kit (as featured HERE), and I used my favorite Simple Stripes patterned paper.

Above, I used new Fun Flowers with another Curvy Border, Sentiment Stackers 1 and Simple Stripes. I highly recommend Sheer Glue for adhering flowers (or anything) to card stock.

And one more card using white Fun Flowers, an oval from Foundations 5, Sentiment Stackers 2, Flirty Florals patterned paper and a sprinkling of yellow Epoxy Dots.

You can find all of the latest (and greatest!) from Queen & Company HERE. Their products are so fun to use and always easy! **Highly recommend**  🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

1amichele siggy 

Daisy Flower Bundle – Queen & Co
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Sentiment Stacker Dies #1 – Queen & Co
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Sentiment Stackers Dies #2 – Queen & Co
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