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Do you like the card making ideas, rubber stamping techniques, and card making tutorials you see on my blog? Would you like to have even more ideas, tips, and tutorials sent right to your email inbox? How about stuff the rest of the world, even my blog readers don’t get – YOU WANT IT? EASY. FREE. Just sign up to receive my email news. Don’t miss the next card making tutorial, it’s going out Tuesday at 9 am CST. Sign up BEFORE 8:59am CST Tuesday April 28th and you will get my latest, free, exclusive printable downloadable card making tutorial. Go on, sign up. See ya on the inside.

Card Making Tutorials

A Muse Studio April Collection Sweet Shop

A Muse April Collection
Don’t miss out on the A Muse Studio April Monthly Collection! Here is a SWEET treat bag and handmade greeting card to inspire you. Wouldn’t that glassine bag make a pretty baby or wedding shower favor? All the Amuse Stamps and supplies with their stock numbers are listed below. The A Muse Studio April Collection is available through April 30th, after that you are taking your chances while supplies last.



A Muse Studio Sweet ShopA Muse Studio Sweet Shop

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this handmade greeting card and treat bag:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Sweet Shop SISE038, and Springtime Day (25% off through May – While Supplies Last) SBSM010
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS100, Sky PAPS600, and Buttercup PAPS401
Ink: A Muse Studio Bermuda Ink IAPF601, French Roast IAPF803, and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Small Glassine Bags BAGGLS1, Nestablities Large Circle Die Set TNS4114, Nestablities Large Scallop Circle Die Set TNS4124, 3.5 inch Paper Doilies PD35001, Mini Clothespins EACMINI, Corner Chomper TCNRCH1, Copic Markers, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

A Muse Studio Retirement Party Card Making Class

Squeeze the Day
Join me in my Rolling Meadows home studio on May 18th at 7pm OR May 19th at 10am for an exciting hands on card making class! You will learn so much from this class in a fun, social and hands-on experience!

In this class:

  • You will learn how to make any solid stamp patterned. After taking this class you will be able to multiply your available stamp images WITHOUT spending another PENNY on new stamp sets.
  • I will share which stamp set you don’t want to retire before you add it to your collection! Open your world to never ending pattern paper with just one new stamp set – the best part, this stamp set will only set you back $9.74! It’s a tool you have to have in your stamping arsenal!
  • I will share an EASY funky distressed background technique with you. Don’t buy those “distressed” or “grunge” style background stamps! Save your money – Let me show you how to make any background rustic! It’s so simple you wont believe it!

Your payment is your RSVP. All Chicago Area paper crafters are welcome. Call me with questions (847)922-6795
See ya in card making class!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Squeeze the Day card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Squeeze the Day SNSU080, Mad For Plaids SJEH004 and Stamp Collection SVSE063
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS100, Sage PAPS501, Buttercup PAPS401, and Grapefruit PAPS208
Ink: A Muse Studio Grass IAPF503, Grapefruit IAPF208 and Papaya IAPF402and VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Nestablities Large Circle Die Set TNS4114, Nestablities Large Scallop Circle Die Set TNS4124, Sugar Mini Brads EABR001, Corner Chomper TCNRCH1, 1/16″ Circle Punch TFPU116 and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

A Muse Studio Card Making Class

A Muse Studio Namaste
The A Muse Studio Retirement SALE is here! Retirement Sale details are can be found below. May’s Card Making Class, at my home studio in the Chicago Suburbs, is going to celebrate the retirement of many many wonderful A Muse Studio Stamp Sets. Here is a preview of one of the cards we will be making. Can you join us for a Chicago Area Card Making Class? Registration is open today and runs through May 7th.
Class will be held in my Rolling Meadows home studio on Monday May 18th @ 7pm OR Tuesday May 19th at 10am. Call me for directions (847)922-6795.
Register today!

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There are 103 A Muse Studio Stamp Sets and Die Sets on sale right now! I used THREE Amuse stamps from the Retirement SALE on this card: Namaste – the yoga girl rubber stamps, Ovalicious – the ovals that ground any image, and Mod Backgrounds 1 – make any solid image pattern FUN. Click HERE to grab up some SAVINGS! Happy SALE shopping! Thank you SO MUCH for your online orders!

Amuse Stamps Retirement SALE

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this thinking of you card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Namaste SVSG055, Ovalicious SASC001 and Mod Backgrounds 1 SASG027
Paper: A Muse Studio Mermaid PAPS509, Seattle Petite Polka Dot PAPP103 and Sugar PAPS100
Ink: A Muse Studio Marigold IAPF406, and Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Nestablities Large Square Die Set TNS4126, Nestablities Large Scallop Square Die Set TNS4127, Cherry Bag Of Buttons EABT204, Copic Markers, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

A Muse Studio Product Pair: Splash! & Crystal Clear Glaze

Have I got an A Muse Studio Product Pair for you! Check out how cool A Muse Studio Splash! Ink and Crystal Clear Glaze work together to make a stained glass effect. Check out the stained glass flower on this card. Enjoy the following Splash! Stained Glass Technique photo tutorial.
Splash Stained Glass Technique
Catch all the sparkle going on on that Floral Duet Stained Glass flower? Click on the photo and enlarge to really see the shine! On a side note: A Muse Studio is having a Retirement Sale – Both Floral Duet and Thank You Mix are on SALE right now. Check out these great deals and more on my A Muse Studio website HERE.
A Muse Studio Splash!
Here are the supplies you need:
A Muse Studio Splash! Ink in Bermuda IASP601, Grapefruit IASP208 and Papaya IASP402
A Muse Studio Crystal Clear Glaze EACL000
A Muse Studio Crystal Clear Cardstock PGCC000
A Muse Studio Diamond GLitter EAGL010
A Muse Studio Thank You Mix SASD002 and Floral Duet SASJ024
StazOn Ink ISOP031 (for flower) and VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082 (for thank you sentiment)
A small paint brush, shot glass of water, clear acrylic blocks.
Hey by the way – did you know that searching product number is the BEST way to find what you are looking for when ordering A Muse Studio products online. That’s why I take the time to look them up for you!

A Muse Studio Crystal Clear Glaze
STEP ONE: Stamp your image from A Muse Studio Floral Duet with StazOn Ink on Crystal Clear Cardstock. Flip the cardstock over.
Mix your glaze. Pour out some Crystal Clear Glaze for each color you are going to mix. Drip a little bit of Splash! Ink beside the Crystal Clear Glaze. Don’t touch the glaze with the end of the sprayer – you might clog your Splash! Ink.
A Muse Studio Splash!
STEP TWO: Use a small wet paint brush to mix the Crystal Clear Glaze and Splash! Ink together until the color is a well blended.

A Muse Studio Splash
STEP THREE: Paint your image with the different color glaze. Don’t move too slow but don’t panic either. Just keep in mind that the edges of your image are going to start drying right away. Work from the inside out if you can.

A Muse Studio Diamond Glitter
STEP FOUR: Sprinkle the wet glaze with A Muse Studio Diamond Glitter. Let the glaze dry completely and cut out your image. Use 3D Foam Adhesive or Crystal Clear Glaze to adhere you brand new stained glass piece to your project.

Splash Stained Glass Technique
Here is a picture of the back (left) and front (right) of your finished piece. I am closing out with a picture of the finished card one more time. Thank you for sticking around with me for the whole tutorial. Come back tomorrow for a May Card Class preview – it’s going to be a retirement party!

Splash Stained Glass Technique

The A Muse Studio Retirement List and SALE is HERE!

Amuse Stamps Retirement SALE
Save money on tons of AMAZING A Muse Studio Stamp Sets! The A Muse Studio 2015 Retirement Sale is HERE. The sale starts today and goes on through May 31st! It’s a progressive sale so shop early to get the best selection and shop often for the HUGE discount! Check out the SALE here and place your order today. Don’t miss your favorite Amuse Stamps before they retire!

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April Card Class 4-20 & 21

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We All  ScreamSweet Shop Pink
Want to learn how I got those washi tape banners lined up perfectly?
Want to learn a simple but mind blowing trick for getting your layers right every time?
Let me show you how to make that faux notebook sheet with a basic tool you already have!
How about that pretty paper lace? You might not guess how I got that!
Don’t miss this opportunity to have fun stamping while you learn so many new tips and tricks!
RSVP for my A Muse Studio card making class today. See ya next week.

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A Muse Studio Fishtail Pennant Die Set Cat

A Muse Studio Fishtail Pennant Die Set
Happy Spring Break to me! I am spending today blogging from my bed while binge watching Gilmore Girls. I can’t help it. It snowed on Monday and the snow is lingering – warm bed is good. Yeah, your A Muse Studio Consultant knows how to do Spring Break right! LOL. I think I see some stamping in my near future. Here is a quick video tutorial to keep you crafty. How to use the A Muse Studio Fishtail Pennant Die Set to make a cute cat treat party favor. Pop over to my Amuse Stamps webstore to purchase your A Muse Studio Pennant Die Set and Small Bow Die right now. Have a crafty Spring Break!

April Card Class – New Registration Process

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Do you want to be the first to use all the newest A Muse Studio products?
Want to get a first peek at what’s new with A Muse Studio for May?
Want to impress family and friends by sending the most beautiful handmade greeting cards?
Registration is now open for my A Muse Studio April Collection Card Making Class! We are in the early bird period – register BEFORE 11:59pm on March 26th and SAVE $5. Card Making Class is just $13 for three beautiful, high quality handmade cards – until March 26th. What a GREAT VALUE! After that – class goes to my regular price of $18.00. Do you want to make cards and save? Use the paypal button below, your payment is your RSVP. See you in class! 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 when registration closes on April 9th.

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Please note – RSVP must be made with a payment and payment is nonrefundable. If you can not attend after you have made payment a class kit will be reserved for you.

March Card Kits Available

March Card Kit
Card Making Kits are shipping this week. Maybe you were busy, maybe you don’t live local, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the beautiful cards we made in class. Send cards that will impress your family and friends. Get one of my few remaining A Muse Studio card making kits delivered right to your door while supplies last. Paypal today – I will mail your ready to assemble card kit tomorrow!

Coffee and Biscotti Treat Bag Tutorial

Perk Up
Hey Guys! Here’s a quick coffee theme treat tutorial for you. You can save this tutorial or print it out. Enjoy!
Printable downloadable Coffee Treat Bag Tutorial

Chicago Northwest Suburbs Card Making Classes

A Muse Studio Be Brave
Join me next week for a relaxing Monday evening or Tuesday morning of A Muse Studio rubber stamping FUN! If you have never attended one my card making classes, don’t hesitate! They are so much fun and the crafty ladies that attend are wonderful. It’s a very nice evening/morning out. You just come, stamp and assemble – no fuss just card making FUN. I pre-cut all of the supplies and provide everything you need to make three cards plus provide a treat for just $13.00. Please RSVP and bring a friend! The more the merrier!

Monday, March 16th at 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday, March 17th at 10:00am – noon

RSVP by phone or email right now so I know how many class kits to prepare. See ya in card making class!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this thinking of you card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Love and Thanks SISG034, and Be Brave SISF033
Paper: A Muse Studio Spring Blossom Paper Collection PAMCSPB and Vanilla PAPS002
Ink: A Muse Studio French Roast IAPF803, Grass IAPF503, Poppy IAPF207 and Papaya IAPF402
Accessories: A Muse Studio Be Brave Die Set TAD0148, French Roast Pearl Stickers EAPR803, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

A Muse Studio Nine Lives

A Muse Studio Nine Lives
What do you think of this cute little cat made from the A Muse Studio Mini Banners Die Set? See take a look:
A Muse Studio Mini Banners Die Set
My funny face little kitty is made using a 1/4 inch hand held punch and the tiny heart die from the With Love Die Set on the middle fish tail banner. Sweet huh?! I hope you feel inspired to do some crafting. Did you know that if you need anything A Muse Studio for your next project, you can order A Muse Studio anytime securely online. Pop over to my A Muse Studio webstore and check it out.

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this cute Mini Banners Cat Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Nine Lives SVSE056, Polka Dot Patterns SJEM009
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda PAPS601, Kraft PAKRAFT, Sugar PAPS001, Onyx PAPS100, Shell PAPS201 and Seattle PAPS103
Ink: A Muse Studio Seattle IAPF103, and VersaMark IVMP001
Accessories: A Muse Studio Mini Banners Die Set TAD0100, Classic Tag Die Set TAD0137 (while supplies last), With Love Die Set TAD0140 (while supplies last), Heart Trio Die Set TAD0015, Shell Bag of Buttons EABT201, Toffee Twine RATW802, White Signo Gel Pen MNSW001, #d Foam Adhesive ASFA001 and Glue Dots ATGDMINI

See ya in Milwukee for Scrapbook Expo

Rockford Stamp Scrap Art Tour
Rockford Stamp Scrap Art Tour
was so much fun! Boy, am I glad to be home! If I meet you at the show last weekend and you just found my blog, WELCOME!! Be sure to sign up for my email newsletter so you don’t miss out on any fun! Email subscribers get lots of additional paper crafting tutorials and all the most current A Muse Studio news delivered right to their inbox. The best part is it’s free. Sign up today!

What’s next for these gals?
Rockford Stamp Scrap Art Tour

Scrapbook Expo Milwaukee!
When: April 17-18, 2015

Where: At the Wisconsin State Fair Park
640 South 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53214

Time: Fri. Early Bird 9a – 6p | Fri. General 10a – 6p | Sat. 9a – 5

A Muse Studio March Collection is Here

Amuse Stamps
The A Muse Studio March Collection is here! In my opinion, it’s the best monthly collection so far. My favorites are the Wonderful Windows and Mason Jars stamp sets. Go on, check it out. I know you want to! Remember, A Muse Studio monthly collections are available in their month – after that, you are taking your chances on availability. If you love it order it securely 24/7 on my webstore. Happy shopping!

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