Creating Shaker Cards with Queen & Co.

Hello everyone!! I’m happy to be here today to share some super cute shaker cards from Queen & Co. with you.

Queen & Co.

It’s been a long time since I created shaker cards, so this was so much fun to do. Once I started I couldn’t stop. I love that type of crafting. The ideas just flow because the company made it that easy for me.

Let’s take a look at the cards I created:

Fruit Basket Kit

I told you once I started I couldn’t just make one card. I had to make three. I used the Fruit Basket Kit for all of the cards created.

The kit contains:

(9) Fruit Theme Dies

(1) 6×6 Paper Pad with 24 sheets

(3) Yards of Twine

(15) Coordinating Foam Fruit Shapes with Acetate

Droplet Stickers (Watermelon Seeds)

Exclusive Fruit Toppings

Exclusive Sentiment Stamp Set

Epoxy Dot Stickers


With all of these goodies, you can make 15 of cards from one kit. Very cost effective.

Let’s take an individual look at them:

Lemon Card

I have to admit, my favorite of the three, is the lemon card. It’s so cute and I was able to make a clutch bag to go with it.

Fruit Basket Kit

I love the look of the lemons. They are fun and bright. They just cheer up a dull room. Plus, I love the taste of them.

My plan is to send this bag and card to my dear friend Wanda! She is amazing and is so deserving of a thank you!

Let’s zoom in:

Fruit Basket Kit

Did you see the lemon shaker pieces? I love them!!

Creating this card and the others was easy because Queen & Co kit their products with everything you need to create this card.

Strawberry Card

Fruit Basket Kit

Delicious!! I love the mix and match of the colors and the patten paper. The pattern paper included in the kit is double sided so it easy to mix and match the different pattens by color.

Fruit Basket Kit

Take a look at the tiny strawberry shakers/toppings. Aren’t they cutes? They make me want to eat strawberries right now.

Apple card

This apple card is perfect for teachers. Teachers would love this fun interactive card.

Fruit Basket Kit

The sentiment stamp set in this kit is fabulous. All of the sentiments are fun-loving. They match perfectly with each fruit.

Again, the shaker pieces just adds to the beauty of the card.

So what do you think? Will you give Queen & Co. a try? How about creating some shaker cards for your next project. Let me know.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Queen and Co. products were given to me for this blog post.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Fruit Basket Kit

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Technique Tuesday November 2018 Release

Hello everyone!! Happy November!! It’s Technique Tuesday November 2018 Release Day!!

Yayyyyy!!! The day has finally arrived!  It’s release day for Technique Tuesday. They are releasing 5 clear stamps and 3 crafting die!

Hello Winter Stamp Set

Sweater Weather Crafting Die

Perfect Poinsettia Stamp Set

Perfect Poinsettia Crafting Dies

Dani Deer Stamp Set

Dani Deer Crafting Dies

Christmas Cocoa Stamp Set

Calendar builder Stamp Set

Let’s look at what I created:

Dani Deer Stamp Set

I love making shaker cards and this stamp set is perfect for that. The deer from Dani Deer Stamp Set is so cute and looks amazing once colored.

Closer look:

Dani Deer Stamp Set

I used Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils to color the deer. I used snow flakes for the shaker. The frame was cut using Mama Elephant Union Square die set.

Let’s take another look:

Dani Deer Stamp Set

What more inspiration?

Stop on by Technique Tuesday Blog for more inspiration and to see what my fellow team members created just for you!

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday  products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)


Recycled Color PencilsMama Elephant FRAMED TAGS UNION SQUARE Creative Cuts Steel Dies

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Technique Tuesday July 2018 Countdown Day 2

Hello everyone!!! Today I’m showcasing Technique Tuesday June 2018 Release!! Were you pleased with yesterday’s projects? Well let’s see what today holds.

Let’s take a look:

It’s all about Seahorses!!!! Let me introduce you to Simon & Sandy Seahorse Stamp Set. It’s so cute with amazing sentiments.

Here’s how this card was created:

  1. Use the seahorse from the Simon & Sandy Seahorse Crafting Die Set to die cut a frame out of a card panel.
  2. Stamp the seahorse from the Simon & Sandy Seahorse Stamp Set and die cut it out.
  3. Use the die cut card panel to help place the stamped seahorse in place on the card base.
  4. Stamp the sentiment on the card panel using black ink.
  5. Cut a piece of plastic to the size of the die cut seahorse.
  6. Add Little Things by Lucy’s Card Let’s Be Mermaids Sequin in the plastic case.
  7. Seal the plastic with We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool.
  8. Adhere the plastic shaker to the back of the die cut panel.
  9. Add 3M Foam Tape to the back of the card panel and adhere the panel to the card base.
  10. Add some paint splatters to finish the card off.

Super cute!

What more inspiration?

Stop on by Technique Tuesday Blog for more inspiration and to see what my fellow team members created just for you!


This release will be available on July 1, 2018 in the New Products category section on Technique Tuesday website.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday  products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

black inkWe R Memory Keepers - Photo Sleeve Fuse ToolWe R Memory Keepers - Photo Sleeve Fuse - Photo Sleeves - 2 x 2 - Waterfall sequinPrima - Watercolor Confections - Essence

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Did You Hear the News Shaker Card

Hello everyone!!  Did you hear the news?  I’m guest designing for Gerda Steiner Design this month!!  I’m super excited!!

I’m up on their blog showing you how I used the What’s New stamp set to make this cute shaker card:


Stop on by Gerda Steiner Design blog to see the full card and tutorial.

Please let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by!


Shaker Card – Sketch and Color Challenge #54

I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #54 and my final post as a DT member.

I’ve been on this team for the past year and a half.  I had an amazing time. Karen has been amazing and her design are super cute and fun to work with.   I’ve made some great friend with my fellow design team members.  Deciding to step down was a hard decision to make but a much needed one for me.

I will continue to support Your Next Stamp and because a participant in these challenges, LOL!! That will be fun.

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the color combo:


Take look at the sketch:


For my last card, I went with my signature shaker card!  It was a must.  It’s my favorite technique and I used my favorite stamp set from 2016!


YNS Supplies: Tweet News, Circles Die Set

Other Supplies: Bristol White Cardstock, Tombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Pencils, (Retired) Lucy Abrams Just Peachy Sequin

What do you think?  Super easy sketch! Let me know below.

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until January 5, 2017 at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate f0r a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies listed above!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Snowy Ornament: CS Take It Make It Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of December.

I’m so sad to say that this is my last post as a CS Take It Make It Design Team member.  I want to thank Trish for the opportunity to be apart of this amazing design team since 2014!! This was one of my very first design teams and I’ve had a blast. It was a hard decision to step down but it’s time for me to focus on other things.

I hope all of you continue to play along with this challenge because its super fun. I will participate from time to time when I can.  Maybe I could win one of those fabulous prizes, LOL!!!

Well enough of this mushy talk, let’s get on with the challenge!

This month’s theme is Snow and Ice!!  Create a seasonal project or use lots of white products!  Think gesso, embossing paste, white paint, embossing powders and glitters. Just remember to include a rubber/polymer stamping on your project somehow, somewhere!!

Take a look at my card:


I went with some white and some snow!!  This WPlus9 Merry Ornament Shaker Die is so super cute and fun to play with.

To create this card, I die cute the shape out of the white cardstock. Then I used We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and We R Memory Keepers 4 x 6 Waterfall Photo Sleeves to create the shaker pocket. I added some Stampendous Shaved Ice into the pocket.  Then I added 3M Foam tape around the shaker pocket and to the perimeters of the white panel. I attached the white panel to the red card base to finish the card off.

Where is my stamping you ask?  It’s on the inside of my card.  The front was so pretty, I just couldn’t stamp on it so I added my stamping to the inside of my card!!

Take a look:


I used Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings Stamp set for the inside of the card.

Nice and easy!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.


We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for December is: Craft Box!

craft-box prize

Prize: A Bundle of Goodies

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

wplus9-merry-ornament-shaker jingle_greetings

Thanks again for all of your support and for stopping by!


Happy Birthday Karen Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to help celebrate Karen, the owner of Your Next Stamps Birthday!!

She is turning 40 which is an awesome ago!! It means she is old enough to know what people think doesn’t matter and young enough to still be cool with to her kids!!  At least that is how I felt when I turned 40 back in April!!

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Kendra’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Deborah‘s blog. 

To help her celebrate, I create a simple shaker card for her. Take a look:



Working with Karen has been super fun.  Her stamps, dies, gumdrops and other products are totally amazing and cute. I’m so happy that I’ve had the opportunity to work with her and for her.

Happy Birthday Karen and I hope you have an amazing day and many, many more super birthday.

What’s a blog hop without some fun!

Karen is offering the biggest discount ever in the YNS store for one day only in celebration of her 40th Birthday.   
Here are the details:
1.  FREE Shipping will not apply during the 40% off sale. All orders that usually would be eligible for free shipping will have a flat rate of $10.00 applied to the order upon check out.
2.  The discount code MUST be applied during checkout – no refunds will be applied to orders placed without the code
3.   24 hour sale valid October 25, 2016 only – the sale ends at midnight EST .
4.  Discount is on in stock items only, no rain checks!
Now tell me that isn’t aweseome!!  Stop on by the YNS blog and wish Karen a Happy Birthday!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!