Freebie Friday: Queen & Co.

Rainbow Washi Tape card by Jen Walker

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Welcome back to Freebie Friday! I hope you enjoyed my virtual trip to the Scrapbook Expo in last week’s post. Many of you commented that you felt like you were enjoying the event right along with me. I am thrilled with all your wonderful feedback. I actually felt like I was enjoying my adventure at my first Scrapbook Expo again as well! I had a fabulous time there and hope you will all get a chance to experience one, two, or maybe lots of Scrapbook Expos.

This weekend marks the first Scrapbook Expo for 2015. The Grapevine, TX event opened last night with the Mega Make N Take Extravaganza. Oh, what fun! And lots of attendees were up bright and early this morning to take part in the early bird shopping. Hmm … I wonder what booth they each ran to first? When I went I knew exactly where I wanted to go and made a beeline for that booth no matter what sales were offered elsewhere. After I had made my purchases in the first booth, I wandered the complete show floor. And the classes … we are halfway through day 1 of awesome classes. A lot of learning will have taken place and lots more will happen over the rest of the weekend. The crops will be a blast for sure as well. With lots of time to get creative, don’t forget to enjoy the games, socialize with friends, and make new ones, as well as maybe win a prize! No matter what part of the Expo you take part in, I know you will have a wonderful time.

This week I enjoyed creating with Queen & Co. Trendy Tape and embellishments. Our giveaway this week includes newly released Skinny Minnie Trendy tapes so I decided to create a layout and a couple cards using mostly washi tape with only a few other embellishments. I don’t know about you, but I never seem to have enough washi tape. I love washi tape and the team at Queen & Co. have so many different colours and styles to choose from. Every time they release new products, they always have new styles of their washi tape, Trendy Tape. I can never seem to get enough; I love it all!

Rainbow Washi Tape card by Jen Walker

With all the different colours and patterns of washi tape available, it is always fun to create a rainbow and add embellishments to coordinate with each colour.

Boo Layout by Jen Walker for Scrapbook Expo

I know it is not Halloween, but I am working hard to create layouts for all of the photos I already have printed before I print more. I figure if I felt they needed to be printed, then I need to create a home for the photos. This photo is of my kids and our neighbours going out trick or treating in 2006. I love to look at photos from when the kids were younger. They grow up so fast and even they enjoy seeing these photos. They also like it when I complete pages about them so they can sit and flip through all our memories.

The Queen & Co. washi tape made for a wonderful background on this layout. The patterns and colours are endless!

Cupcake card by Jen Walker for Scrapbook Expo

This next card was a lot of fun to create. My daughter saw that I was creating a Halloween layout and suggested that I use my Paper Smooches cupcake dies to create a Halloween-themed ice cream sundae. I started off by embossing both the green and the white cardstock to add some dimension.


The ‘bowl’ for the ice cream is actually die cut from the white cardstock and the black polka dot washi tape is placed behind the white cardstock which is raised on foam adhesive. Next, I covered a square of cardstock with the bubbly circles washi tape and then die cut it out to represent the ice cream. The cherry was also punched from white cardstock covered in washi tape. I then raised both the ice cream and the cherry on foam adhesive to add lots of dimension and fun to the card.

Cupcake card layers by Jen Walker for Scrapbook Expo

Do you have a collection of washi tape? Queen & Co. also has storage ideas to help keep you organized. Here is there 2014 limited edition washi tape storage box filled with a few of my favourite rolls of tape.

Queen & Co. Trendy Tape Storage Box


For 2015, they are selling a washi tape storage trunk that holds 50 rolls of Queen & Co. Trendy Tape. What an awesome idea. Love it!


Queen & Co. Trendy Tape Storage Trunk



Friends of Scrapbook Expo


Would you like to win the new Skinny Minnie Trendy Tapes from Queen & Co.?

Queen & Co. 2015 Skinny Minnie Trendy Tapes


For your chance to win these amazing Skinny Minnie Trendy Tapes, leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favourite embellishment. I can’t wait to hear your preferences! The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, February 26th.

While you are at it, why not show Queen & Co. some love and visit their Facebook page, and Pinterest page and let them know you saw this blog post!

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by us, the Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! I enjoyed reading all of your comments about having attended a Scrapbook Expo in the past as well as getting ready to attend one (or two) events this year.

The lucky winner of the Scrapbook Expo giveaway is …

Scrapbook Expo Feb.20 Giveaway Winner

Congratulations, Lynnette! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Scrapbook Expo Giveaway winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … If you want a chance to win a collection of Queen & Co. Skinny Minnie Trendy Tapes, you need to leave a comment on this post.

~ Jen

140 thoughts on “Freebie Friday: Queen & Co.

  1. audrey cline says:

    My favorite embelishments are the pearls or any gem, you can add these little jewels to anything on your layout or card, they look great on washi tape, especially if the washi has flowers on them, just a little jewel and you have a great card or layout! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Regina Furman says:

    My favorite embellishment is sticky back gems! Then Pearls! Oh, and I LOVE my washi tape so much that I don’t consider it an embellishment, it’s a staple!

  3. marylouh says:

    I use a lot of twine but I need to get the washi out and start using it. Love the way the cupcake was made.
    the stripes are so pretty.
    thanks for the ideas.

  4. barb macaskill says:

    Believe it or not, my favorite embellishment is Washi Tape!! I use it on EVERYTHING!! My washer and dryer are decorated with it and I have decorated everything from shoes to shirts, cards, mixed media projects and so many other things using Washi Tape! I am a firm believer that one can never have enough of it! These are some pretty amazing designs and I would be doing a major happy dance if I was to win them! I am getting happy shivers just thinking about it!! Thanks to you and Queen & Co for the chance to! Fingers crossed and love left for them on FB and Pinterest!

  5. Katie B. says:

    hmmm, my favorite embellishment, maybe twine or gems…I love the awesome tape ideas, I only have a couple solid colors and wish I had more…but I love the cupcake idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  6. Jane C. says:

    My favorite embellishment would be ribbon or washi tape. Either really takes a blank background out of the hum-drum, and also adds accent to any layout.

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Love this awesome assortment of tapes! Beautiful colors! Fun cards and layout pictured here! Love my Washi Tapes!

  8. Su K says:

    I like to add ribbon. I love the first card and the assortment of tapes with the added flowers. I especially like the green and white one.

  9. Rebecca Yahrling says:

    Well, my last few cards all had butterflies on them. I also tend to use different kinds of gems. These washi tapes would look great in my growing stash. lol

  10. Carey Nusbaum says:

    My favorite embellishment would be ribbon. I also love baker’s twine and buttons! I have been wanting to try washi tape. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  11. Denise Premenko says:

    OMG…..I would love to win these awesome Skinny Minnie Trendy tapes!!! Unfortunately I don’t just have one favorite embellishment and of course, there are so many to choose from these days but here are a few of my favorites……. washi tape, eyelets/brads, Spellbinders Die D-Lites flowers and Baker’s twine. Thanks for the opportunity to win some gorgeous, bright and colorful tapes!!

  12. Adri Myburgh says:

    My favorite embellishment would be hand made paper piecing that I have embossed and cut out. But really would ENJOY having some of these colorful washi tape. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  13. Margaret Cuadra says:

    Right now I use a lot of stamping as an embellishment. I made several note cards for friends for Christmas and I used a lot of Washi tape as it is flat and great for cards that will be mailed. This is a beautiful collection of tape and good luck to all who entered!

  14. Grace Griswold says:

    My favorite embellishments are anything bling, bakers twine, and Washi tape. Looking forward to meeting the Queen and Co. crew at the Scrapbook Expo/Orlando and getting my first look at the string embellishment.

  15. Carol Carriveau says:

    I love using bling of all types! Also have Washi Tape but do not use it often enough…or use it for main card design….your card is SOOO sweet! Thank you for offering us a chance to win this tape!

  16. elizabeth says:

    I would have to say, all my items are my favorite depending on what I am working on at the time. Sometimes gems are at the top of my list, sometimes it is die cuts, sometimes it is stickers, sometimes it is ribbons, sometimes it is flowers, and sometimes it is Whasi tape. I let my pictures decide what is the latest favorite thing. I try not to choose ahead because sometimes things just don’t look right with the pictures I am using. I would so love to win this collection.

  17. karenajo says:

    My favorite embellishment is butterflies. They are so easy to use to add dimension. I have some washi tape and always appreciate ideas for new ways to use it. I love the variety available.

  18. Tammy P. says:

    Jewels, pearls, and brads are my go-to embellishments on my cards. I have just started to use washi tape, and I love all the different colors and patterns!

  19. Wanda R. says:

    My favorite embellishment is flowers and gems. I do love the washi tape though and can’t wait to try more projects with it. Thanks for the opportunity.

  20. Sue Kennedy says:

    Absolutely the mini tapes….they are so colorful and simple..I would love to experiment with them!!!

  21. Linda Chidster says:

    Favorite so far is BUTTONS!!
    Haven’t had the pleasure to use Washi Tapes yet!!!
    THANKS for the Chance to W I N !!!

  22. Tracy says:

    I love ribbon and brands. I’ve just started using washi tape and love the different prints to add that extra pop on a scrapbook page.

  23. Marlene A. says:

    I think the embellishment I use the most is die cuts. I love washi tape and try to incorporate it as much as possible. Your designs are so super cute!

  24. sharon L says:

    Over the years my favorite embellishment has changed from eyelets to brads to buttons to,,,I think you get the idea, Of late, I have been leaning toward the bling. Just a tiny bit. I am itching to try the washi tape. This would lead to a new direction in crafting.

  25. Darcie says:

    washi is definitely my new favorite because it is usable for so many different things & available in so many different designs!

  26. Joan K says:

    Ribbon seems to be my go to embellishment. I have a huge supply and can’t seem to resist buying more! I also have a granddaughter who absolutely loves using Washi and Duct tapes!

  27. Karen Hale says:

    Queen’s Washi tape is an excellent embellishment. I’m new to Washi tape and love its versatility for all my projects whether for cards, scrapbook pages or home decor.

  28. Lisa Norstrom says:

    First of all – congrats to Lynnette – I remember how excited I was at my first expo and the excitement has not worn off – this will be my fourth expo this year!!! My favorite embellishment is enamel dots – I am so addicted to them!!!!

  29. Lillie says:

    Love anything and everything by Queen & Co!!! So hard to pick a fave!!! I’ll go with buttons. I had a blast at the Expo!!

  30. Barbara says:

    I love tiny adhesive backed gems and embellidhments made from the actual scrapbook paper used in a project.

  31. Kathleen Christen says:

    I love these new Skinny Minnie Trendy Tapes by Queen & Co.!! There are some fun color choices in the collection. My favorite embellishment – sparkle gems and/or washi tapes!

  32. Camille P. says:

    Skinny Minnie Trendy Tapes have such beautiful bright colors! Most Wasi Tapes I have seen are muted drab shades. I know my children would love to use these tapes to make exciting crafts.

  33. v swetnam says:

    Ohhhh! This would be a wonderful prize to win….I’m thinking I might “NEED” that washi tape storage trunk with those 50 rolls 🙂

  34. Jaime Sunshine says:

    I love trying different types of embellishments, but the top of my list is flowers & butterflies. I love adding dimension & the 3D look. I love learning new techniques & I’m Beyond ecstatic to be attending my 1st Expo this year! I’m even researching & figuring out a game plan & how to attack once the doors open. It’s going to be a race against time! I can’t can’t wait.

  35. Cathy DiBlasi says:

    I just love the minis. I have tried cutting regular washi tape to make it thinner. It did not turn out well. This is a great product and the colors are gorgeous!

  36. Heather Mueller says:

    I would love to win this new washi tape package. My favorite embellishments are pearls, ribbon, washi tape and enamel dots. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.

  37. Lynnette Hallbick says:

    Right now iim into making paper ribbons and lace w border punches. I also loce adding rhinestones and pearls

  38. Lisa Stayman says:

    I love using my handmade paper flowers. The ability to color them to match and decorate with all sorts of bling have given me hours of enjoyment.

  39. Susan Ringo says:

    My favorite embellishment has to be a combination of vintage ephemera and vintage washi tape, You can get so many different looks, the possibilities are endless, especially when you mix in some new.

  40. Diane Green says:

    Oh the colors are wonderful, I love to mix~n~match and make bright colored cards. I am going to my first expo next weekend, I am so excited

  41. Jennifer Leicht says:

    My favorite embellishment is sparkles, whether it’s glitter or gems. I love sparkles. But I also love washi tapes and flowers. All of which, you can NEVER have enough of!!!

  42. Sabine says:

    I would have to say that I am loving using buttons at the moment – on projects to make things stand out and to add a bit of dimension to others. The great thing is that they come in so many different shapes and sizes!

  43. Susie Hartlaub says:

    I love embellishments of all kinds flowers, gems, pearls, glitter, buttons. ribbons washi tape. You name it the more the better. You can never have too much. I love chunky chunky chunky! I have my own style, and I love scrapping.

  44. Muffin Sewell says:

    How do you choose just one embellishment? I love brads and flowers. Buttons too. I have not yet played with Washi tape and look forward to it.

  45. Debbie says:

    Washi tape can add that little touch to my cards. When you look at your project, and something appears to be missing, try using wash tape.

  46. Patti Harris says:

    my favorite embellishment is rhinestones… all sizes!! I like to add a bit of ‘bling’ to my cards and this is my favorite way to do it. I have to say however, that I am starting to become a fan of washi tape… haven’t used it a lot in the past, but the skinny tape (especially the blue scallop) is really pretty… hmmmm I think I need to try it out more!!

  47. Cynthia Powers says:

    My favorite embellishments are wooden figures. Would love to win this amazing Skinny Minnie Trendy Tapes giveaway and practice with washi tape!

  48. Rhonda Jewell says:

    I had an opportunity to attend Scrapbook Expo and returned again and again to the Queen & Co. Booth! I just love their brilliantly colored Washi tape and new embellishments! My favorite embellishments would be buttons and bling of any color!

  49. Sheila B. says:

    I don’t know that I have a favorite embellishment, but I do tend to use a lot of rhinestones! I love them all!

  50. Skell Goens says:

    Apparently I go a different direction ! I almost always use shading to add depth so rely on Distress ink pads.

  51. Michelle Turpen says:

    I am always looking for new ways to use Washi tape on my cards. Came to love it after attending a Queen &Co trunk class at Scrapbook Expo in Georgia. This card is so perfect. Will be making it soon!

  52. Patricia Starks says:

    I love Washi tapes and flowers and rhinestones and buttons and oh so much more! I love making borders and I love my Cricut.

  53. Heather Stiegman says:

    I love them all! If my life depended on it, though, I would definitely have to say washi tape is my favorite. There’s just so much you can do with it. Queen & Co. has the most superior product by far. In fact, at the Scrapbook Expo in Grapevine last weekend, I was stuck on a page that needed some oomph. I went straight to Mike at the Q & Co. booth. I took his suggestion and ran with it, and I’m lovin’ that page! It was the very last page of my two volume Kauai trip and the new lime green “aloha” washi really polished that page with a lasting impression! The only problem I have with washi is keeping my daughters rom stealing it!!

  54. Grace Glass says:

    My current favorite embellishment is clear stick-on gems. I buy them clear and then color them with permanent colors Sharpie pens, that way I can make them perfectly match with my projects. I am just getting into washi tape, slow I know, I love all the ideas you share with us …thank you

  55. Chrystal Morales says:

    My favorite embellishments are stick-on sparkly gems. I love to decorate cards and scrapbook pages and add some sparkle for the finishing touch! With all the color and shapes out there, the possibilities are endless! Thanks for these new great ideas.

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