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Join A Muse Studio today and save $30 on our Basic Starter Kit OR purchase our Deluxe Starter Kit for only $129 (a $400 value!) Offer valid through July 31, 2015. Check out all the amazing things you’ll get in the Deluxe Kit!
To join A Muse Studio click www.amusestudio.com/marisaalvarez then click start a business in the upper right corner. It takes five minutes to sign up for A Muse Studio. It feels like Christmas morning when your Deluxe Kit arrives!

A Muse Studio Bottlerocket Stamp Set

Bottlerocket Stamp Set
No boring candy for this 4th of July! Easy treat party favors for your Independence Day celebrations are easy with A Muse Studio Bottlerocket Stamp Set and various treat bags. I have one brand new Bottlerocket Stamp Set ready for quick pick up (or immediate shipping) if you want to have it in time for your 4th of July party. (847)922-6795 or email me.

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make these Patriotic Party Favors:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Bottlerocket SNSB090, and Birthday Icons SVSD094
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS100, Papaya PAPS403, Navy PAPS607, Apple Reverse Polka Dot PAPR210, Papaya Petite Pinstripe PASR402, Apple Petite Hexagon PAPH210 and Navy Petite Hexagon PAPH607
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900 and VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio A Muse Studio Circle Die Set One TAD0165, Fishtail Tag Die Set TAD0138, Classic Tag Die Set TAD0019, Classic Tag Die TAD0137, Star Trio Die Set TAD0009, Medium Scallop Border Die TAD0092, Toffee Twine RATW802, Cherry Chevron Ribbon RACV204, Copic Markers, Diamond Glitter EAGL010, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen AGPFNTP, Corner Chomper TCNRCH1, 1/8″ Circle Punch TFPU108, 1×8 Treat Bag BAGTRE1, Small Glassine Treat Bag BAGGLS1 (not pictured – tags in lower right can be clipped to glassine bag) and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

Collinsville, IL A Muse Studio Event!


Mini Popcorn Box DiePillow Box Die
We are going to be at the Collinsville, IL Rubber Stamp Events Show July 11th & 12th WITH A BONUS night time event just for you!!
Join us for the RUBBER STAMP EVENTS SHOW at the Gateway Center

1 Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234

Saturday July 11th 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday July 12th 11:00am – 4:00pm

Get your tickets for the Rubber Stamp Events Show HERE.


Saturday Night July 11th
7:00pm – 9:00pm

LaQuinta Inn & Suites
6 Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234

Join us for a very special night of projects and cards made just for you! Five exciting projects ONLY $18.

•Learn how you can turn a pillow box on it’s side for a fun treat.
•Learn limitless landscapes while making an amazing card.
•Let me show you an easy fun twist on the nugget candy purse – I have tools to make these SO EASY and MUCH cuter.
•Want to add texture to any project without adding lots of weight and bulk? I will show you.

Please bring your basic tool kit with scissors, a bone folder, paper piercer, tweezers, dry, liquid and 3D foam adhesives of choice, and any other small tools you need to craft comfortably.

Your payment is your RSVP. Please note there are NO REFUNDS. Should urgent need or emergency arise a kit will be reserved for you.

Packing and Shipping A Muse Studio Catalogs

Packing Catalogs
Just popping my head up from a VERY busy month to let you know my assistant and I are packing and shipping the brand new 2015-16 A Muse Studio Catalog! If you filled out the form and met the criteria your Amuse catalog is going out today! If you ordered from the retirement sale and are expecting a free catalog per my offer – it’s on the way today! Copic Club Members your FREE catalog is here. Pick it up or it will be in your June order. Wa-hoo! Want to see the 2015-16 A Muse Studio catalog? CLICK HERE. Ordering online is EASY just browse over to http://www.amusestudio.com/marisaalvarez and click on SHOP online in the upper right corner. Orders are processed super fast and shipped right to your door! Orders of $150 (before shipping & tax) or more get at least $25 in additional FREE products – just email or call me (847) 922-6795 with $150+ order so I can add your FREE goodies!

Pre-Order your 2015-16 A Muse Studio Catalog

June Clearance A Muse Studio SALE

Clearance Sale Fancy Box
Hey Guys! A Muse Studio is having a CLEARANCE SALE! New items will be added every month. This sale is while supplies last and limited to stock on hand. This sale is a great way to get your hands on CLASSIC A MUSE STUDIO Stamp Sets and DIES at half price while supplies last. 50% off – way better than a coupon.
Here’s my favorite item in the Clearance SALE. A Muse Studio Berry Box Die TAD0027 WAS $49.95 NOW $25.00.
The only question I have for you… Is it BERRY BOX or is it a CARROT?! ANSWER? It’s BOTH! Buy the Strawberry Box Die – Get the “CARROT” FREE. How you ask… Let me tell you. When assembling your “CARROT” cut the last petal off. Make sure you cut from the end that doesn’t have the glue tab. Tie up the top with pretty green ribbon like this A Muse Studio Silky Crush Grass Ribbon. Tis the SEASON for fresh produce and farmers markets. Wow your family and friends with this cute little treat box. Make a SUPER SWEET DIY Party or Shower theme with this awesome favor box die! Go on. The CLEARANCE SALE is on – Get your savings here. Happy Shopping!
A Muse Studio Berry Box DieA Muse Studio Berry Box Die
Amuse Berry Box Die

Chicago Area A Muse Studio Catalog Debut Card Making Class

A Muse Studio Hooray
Registration is still open for my A Muse Studio 2015-16 Catalog Debut Card Making Class! Card Making Class is just $18 for three beautiful, high quality handmade cards. Early bird registration is over – but since I am late posting this class – TAKE $5 off. Enjoy the early bird discount all of MAY! Be sure to register by May 31st to take advantage of the discount. Your payment is your RSVP.

In this class:

– You will see what’s new first – and use it!
– You will receive a copy of the brand new 2015-16 A Muse Studio Catalog
– I will teach you how to emboss with your dies – THINK OF THE NEW POSSIBILITIES!
– I will show you one AWESOME tool and you will use it THREE ways! I am going to show you at least FIVE ways to use it!

See you in class!
Please bring dry adhesive (if you prefer it) any basic crafting tools you can not live without.
Can’t make it to class but want a kit? There is an option for that!

Join Amuse for $49 and get a free gift

Join Amuse
Have you been thinking about joining A Muse Studio? It’s so much fun being an A Muse Studio Consultant! Here are just a few of my favorite things about being an A Muse Demonstrator:

  • I see Amuse Stamps FIRST! The consultant preorder is going on right now. The 2015-16 A Muse Studio Catalog debuts on June 15th- GET YOUR FREE COPY, DETAILS HERE. I get to see it (and order it) all before everyone else.
  • I get a discount on all my stamping, card making and scrapbooking supplies! It starts at 20% and goes up from there!
  • I spend my work day with paper and ink AND people who LOVE paper and ink! – Do you live in Illinois, Northern Indiana, Southern Wisconsin? Want to see what I mean about being an A Muse Studio Consultant? Join me on May30th for our A Muse Team MiniCon. It’s a full day of stamping, sharing, eating, laughing and learning, If you have ever thought about joining A Muse – You’re invited! It’s a free day of fun and information – my treat. Details HERE. RSVP HERE.
  • Already know you want to be a demonstrator for A Muse Studio? Great! Sign up here click start a business in the upper right – it only takes a few minutes. Your free gift is waiting!!

    It’s all about the SALE – about the SALE…

    The new Amuse Catalog debuts June 15th! Here is more 50% off A Muse Studio Card Making Inspiration! Orders over $35, before tax and shipping, placed this weekend get a FREE A Muse Studio 2015-16 catalog AUTOMATICALLY! Happy Memorial Day! Pop over to my webstore and place your order. Click shop in the upper right, stamps in the center and then 2015 Retiring Sale on the left to be brought right to the 50% off sale – in pictures. HERE is the list if you want to browse with a catalog.
    Silver Lining
    WAS $24.99
    NOW $12.50
    A Muse Silver LiningA Muse Silver Lining

    Squeeze the Day
    WAS $36.99
    NOW $18.50

    A Muse Studio Squeeze the DayA Muse Studio Squeeze the Day
    A Muse Studio Squeeze the DayA Muse Studio Squeeze the Day
    Seasonal Branch
    WAS $14.99
    NOW $7.50
    Madison MingleA Muse Studio Seasonal BranchA Muse Studio Seasonal Branch

    More 50% off Amuse Stamps Inspiration

    More Amuse Stamps sets have SOLD OUT as of this morning! Shop the A Muse Studio Retirement 50% off SALE early while the selection is still good! Combine with the A Muse Studio hostess rewards and get even more for your crafty dollars! Enjoy the parade of card making inspiration then go make cards!

    If you missed Monday’s post there is even more card making inspiration here. CLICK HERE to shop A Muse Studio 24/7. Click Shop in the upper right, Stamps in the center, then click 2015 Retirement Sale on the left menu to shop all the discount stamp sets.
    Sea Shells – SJEH003
    WAS $12.99
    NOW $6.50
    May Thank You Note Sea ShellsBathing Beauties
    Touch of Nature – SBSG011
    WAS $19.99
    NOW $10.00
    One Layer All Things Nature
    Friends Fur-ever – SISQ012
    WAS $21.99
    NOW $11.00
    skunk nuggets
    Friends Fur-everFriends Fur-ever
    Just Because – SISH002
    WAS $12.99
    NOW $6.50
    Plant Identification Nice To Think About
    Pretty Peonies – SVSD024
    WAS $16.99
    NOW $8.50
    Water Sports Thank You

    50% off favorite Amuse Stamps

    You wont believe how far your stamping dollars will stretch right now! Enjoy the A Muse Studio Retirement Sale and save 50% PLUS do like my savvy customers and COMBINE with the hostess rewards! Place an order of $150 or more and get an additional $25 OR MORE in FREE product! Shop today while the selection is best – this sale is while supplies last. Email or call me (847)922-6795 with your order of $150 or more so I can add your FREE A Muse Studio products! Here are a few of my favorite retiring stamp sets to inspire you!
    Mad For Plaids SJEH004 – Endless Background Paper – Plaid, gingham and Stripes!
    WAS 12.99
    NOW 6.50
    april kitSqueeze the Day
    Under the Big Top SISP024
    WAS $26.99
    NOW $13.50
    belated birthday cardA Muse Studio Under the Big TopUnder the Big Top
    Anchors Aweigh SYWQ001
    WAS $27.99
    NOW $14.00
    A Muse Studio DIY Pirate PartyPopcorn Box Die

    Pyramid Box DieCandy Box Die Set
    Springtime Day SBSM010
    WAS $24.99
    NOW $12.50
    Springtime DayA Muse Studio Springtime DayMarch Stamp Class Springtime Day

    Last Call A Muse Studio Stamps 50% off

    50% off Amuse Stamps
    Last call for the Retirement Sale! Tons of great Amuse Stamps are on sale 50% off beginning today. Call me 847 922-6795, email me or place your order HERE. Click shop in the upper right, click on Stamps, then click on 2015 Retiring Sale on the left. Whatever you do, HURRY! Things are selling out before my eyes!
    Happy Sale Shopping!

    how to make a card – my card making and paper crafting process part 2

    A Muse Bottle Rockets
    Hi Guys – Welcome back for the reveal. I showed you a glimpse into my creative process on Monday and promised to share one of the handmade cards that the process yielded. We are going to make this card and two others in June if you join me for an A Muse Studio Card Making Class. Each handmade card will feature a different brand new A Muse Studio stamp set. This A Muse Studio Stamp Camp will serve as a sneak preview of the 2015 A Muse Studio Catalog! HOW EXCITING! This card is just one of six handmade cards and projects I made when I sat down to craft with that pile of supplies. I will display all six items (and much more) at card making class for your inspiration. Do you live in the Chicago area? Want to join me for an A Muse Studio Card Making Class? Find out more here – don’t delay. Early birds SAVE 5 BUCKS! The early bird discount ends May 21st.

    how to make a card – my card making and paper crafting process

    Hello from your A Muse Studio Consultant! It is a chilly rainy day. I call that stamping weather! I am locked in my studio all day today. There is so much that I have to get done for YOU! I thought I might talk to you today about my creative process. Lots of stampers ask me how I make a card or paper craft project. It varies, but often starts this way:
    A Muse Studio Bottle Rockets
    First I will choose a color palette, I usually do that with A Muse Studio Card Stock. Here I have:

  • A Muse Studio Honeycomb Cardstock (available June 2015) in Sky, Navy and Apple
  • A Muse Studio Mini Dot Cardstock (available June 2015) in those same colors
  • A Muse Studio Solid Cardstock in Navy, Sky, Apple and Sugar
  • Then once my color palette develops, I grabbed my Amuse stamps. This color palette was begging to be paired with A Muse Studio Bottle Rockets (also available June 2015).
    Last step before I get started with the actual card making is to do a mad grab of any A Muse Studio Dies, accessories and embellishments that fit or enhance the theme that is developing.
    A Muse Studio Dies and Treat Bags
    As you can see from the picture, I don’t hold back! I grab anything that might work or anything that I might want to feature. Obviously I can not use all of this on one handmade card or paper craft project. The object is to get the creative juices flowing and make more than one card or project in a sitting. I need to be efficient to keep you inspired.
    Well, that’s it for today. Come back Wednesday for a look at one of the handmade cards I made with this pile of A Muse Studio goodies!

    Chicago Area A Muse Card Making Class

    Friends Fur-ever
    Do you want learn to be a better card maker in a fun social and hands-on experience?
    Want to impress family and friends by sending the most beautiful handmade greeting cards? Want to SAVE money on your stamping supplies and get a personal tour of the A Muse Studio Retirement SALE?
    Registration is now open for my A Muse Studio Retirement SALE Card Making Class! Registration is open until May 7th. Card Making Class is just $18 for three beautiful, high quality handmade cards – until May 7th. What a GREAT VALUE! Use the paypal button below, your payment is your RSVP. See you in class!
    Please bring dry adhesive (if you prefer it) any basic crafting tools you can not live without.
    Can’t make it to class but want a kit? There is an option for that! Paypal me and I will mail your card kit after registration closes on May 7th.

    Date and Time

    Please note – RSVP must be made by your payment. Class fee payments are nonrefundable. If you can not attend after you have made payment a class kit will be reserved for you.

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