Queen & Company: Birthday Boy

Happy Friday, Friends! Today I have another scrapbook page to share created with the June “Pretty Presents” kit by Queen and Company.

I have so many birthday pages to catch up on, so you can bet that the June Kit is getting a lot of use from me. The problem, for me, is that not all of my birthday event photos are the most beautiful technically. They are usually dark or slightly blurry due to the fact that I am snapping them early in the morning, late at night, or in a hurry. I’m so thankful for happy, bright, and cute birthday products that help to convey the fun of the day. You can see what I mean by checking out the page below.

BIRTHDAY BOY
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Our kids always choose a place to go for their birthday dinner. Without fail, my son always chooses a family fun center … because of the two-for-one factor: dinner and arcade games! The problem is that it is always dark inside of these types of establishments.
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I chose to focus on the bright, primary colors of the kit with a red/blue/green/yellow color scheme. I used the 6×6 paper pad to create a color blocked page design and then added the shaker presents to two of the blocks as accents.
I also used one of the stamps to add a phrase banner above the bottom present.
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I created shakers from the two larger present shapes, and then chose to place a solid piece of paper on top of the small present shape for a flat die cut embellishment. I love the confetti feel of the shaker presents! They really help to add a celebratory flair to this page!
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I used a large circle punch and the 6×6 paper pad to add a trio of circles, around the three areas of embellishment on this page: the title. the journaling, and the accent square. This keeps your eye moving around the page.
I really loved the way these papers brightened up my otherwise dark and dull birthday photos. It helped to punch up the design and memorialize my son’s special day.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: white, yellow, blue, dark blue, glitter
3″ Circle Punch
Star Punches: Stampin’ Up and Fiskars
Sewing Machine/White Thread
Ink: Blue (stamping), Brown (distressing)
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors
Sizzix Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Die Cutting Machine

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Queen & Company: “Make a Wish” Layout with the June Kit

The Queen & Company June Kit is is now available and today I am up on the Queen & Company blog sharing my first project created with it. I have so many birthday layouts to catch up, so this kit was perfect for me!
MAKE A WISH
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I began this page by using my Silhouette Cameo 3 electronic cutting machine to cut the circular background shape (Assorted Lace Circle by Jamie Koay Design #45588 from the Silhouette Design Store). I used the adorable papers from the Pretty Presents 6×6 paper pad included with the kit to back each of the openings in the shape. For added texture and definition, I pulled out my sewing machine and added stitching in between each section of paper along the diamond pattern of the circle. It looks awesome!
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I then used my machine to cut the “Star Swag Banners” by Sarah Hurley (Design #52883 in the Silhouette Design Store) to add a fun party-feel to the top of the page. I love the subtle look of the white on the light blue background paper! They have a very sweet feel about them!
The swag banners were each one long curved piece … I simply used my scissors to cut them apart and adhere the pieces in a way that looked best for my page design.
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I used my Cameo again to create the title. The letters were cut in different patterns from the 6×6 paper pad to coordinate with the multi-colored circle background. I love all the color! The title shape I used is was the “Make A Wish” by Echo Park Paper (Design #136637 in the Silhouette Design Store). I added an offset border of white cardstock around the “wish” letters and then enlarged the “Make A” portion of the phrase to fit across the top.
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Of course I had to create a trio of birthday presents to accent my photo. Two of them are shakers and the one in the background is flat. I die cut the shapes multiple times from different colors of cardstock and patterned paper so that I could piece them together and create a multi-colored die cut.
To the right of the birthday presents, I used a stamp from the kit with bright blue ink to create another accent piece. (Stamped greetings can definitely be used for more than cards!)
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I used the same paper pad from the June Kit to build up several layers behind my photo, offsetting each layer a little bit from the previous one. To visually anchor the circular design to the page, I cut the 6×6 papers into two strips. I adhered them next to one another hiding the seam behind the circle so that it appears to be one long paper strip.
SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: white, green, blue, yellow
Sizzix Big Shot Manual Die Cutting Machine
Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Die Cutting Machine
Sewing Machine/White Thread
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Paper Trimmer/Scissors
I hope you enjoyed this birthday page today! The colorful papers in the June Kit are so much fun to work with, and I love the unique accents I was able to create with the shaker present dies! Too cute!
Thanks for coming by!

JanaBold

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Queen & Co: Baptism Dress

Creating a Soft Tone-on-Tone Textured Look with Flowers

For today’s page, I wanted to use a simple and soft color palette. To keep it from feeling boring, I added in lots of texture with tone-on-tone floral embellishments by Queen & Company.
Jana Eubank Queen & Co Baptism Dress 1
This page has a monochromatic feel about it, but when you take another look you realize that there is actually quite a bit of color. The colors are softened by all of the white embellishments layered on top of the patterned papers.

Jana Eubank Queen & Co Baptism Dress 2

At the top of the photos I placed a cluster of Simple Stories Faith stickers anchored by two white doilies. The white Pom flower mimics the softness of the doilies, but the clear Sunflower and white Sparklers, keep things interesting and dimensional.
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Next to the title is a large, fussy-cut floral paper piece that I cut from one of the 4×6 Horizontal Cards. I added dimension to the big flower with a button, and red Iridescent Pearls … placing the embellishments right on top of the printed design.
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Around the floral piece, I added several white floral embellishments. This helps to make the flowers the focal point for the page and gives this area lots of interest. The white Pom Flowers again give softness, while the white Sparklers and clear Sunflowers give dimension and reflect the light.
Jana Eubank Queen & Co Baptism Dress 4
Silver Skinny Glitter Tape at the top and bottom of the photo strip catch your eye, leading it through the page from the title and journaling on the left side over to the photos on the right side.
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By using tone-on-tone white embellishments throughout the design of this page we are giving the eye a reason to linger. The colors blend with one another, but the varied textures make us pause and take in the details.
Why not give this approach a try on your next page? Use embellishments to give your pre-printed page elements more dimension, and then add more pieces to keep your eye lingering on the textured details.
SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:

Silver Skinny Glitter Tape
White Pom Flowers
Red Iridescent Pearls
Clear Sunflowers
White Sparklers
White Doilies
Gray Distressing Ink
Studio Calico Clay Mist
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Trimmer/Scissors
Computer/Printer for Journaling

I hope you enjoyed my design today! See you again soon!

JanaBold

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Queen & Co: BYU BASKET

Roses are Red, Posies are BLUE — Using a Single Color for All of Your Page Embellishments …

Last year when my daughter graduated from high school, her work put together a gift basket for her featuring the colors of the college she would be attending the next year. All the treats they included inside were blue and white. It was so cute, and really made her feel special and loved.
As I went to scrapbook this memory, I couldn’t help but use all kinds of BLUE Queen and Company embellishments on this page … and the main focus here are the adorable blue iridescent flowers!
Jana Eubank Queen & Co BYU Basket 1
I wanted the iridescent flowers to have a bit more presence so I layered them on top of blue punched flowers.
Jana Eubank Queen & Co BYU Basket 3
I also added green punched leaves using the Festive Flower Builder Punch by Stampin’ Up.
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I gave the photo the “blue-treatment” by tying a blue/white baker’s twine bow around the bottom …
Jana Eubank Queen & Co BYU Basket 2
… and adding Blue Dot Glitter Tape to the top!
Jana Eubank Queen & Co BYU Basket 5
Another bit of Blue Dot Glitter Tape at the bottom of the page keeps your eye moving through the layout design.
Jana Eubank Queen & Co BYU Basket 6
Next time you create a page, see if there is one color you can pull out to use for all of your embellishments. It will help to tie your design together and create a cohesive look.
SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Blue Iridescent Flowers
Blue Dot Glitter Tape
Blue Baker’s Twine
Cardstock: Yellow, White, Navy, Green
Patterned Paper: Blue (Carta Bella Paper)
Stampin’ Up Festive Flower Builder Punch
American Crafts Flower Punch
Gray Distressing Ink
Trimmer/Scissors
Adhesive/Foam Squares

Happy scrapping!

JanaBold

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