Happy thanksgiving all! I wonder if you all know how much you mean to me? Really! Because of you I am challenged everyday, I grow personally and professionally, I learn new skills, I go new places, I try harder, and I live deeper! I am so grateful to you who read and are inspired. I am so thankful for all of you who support my A Muse Studio business through your orders, class attendance and parties. I know I said all this in my recent newsletter, but I want to also say it to any Kitchen Table Stamper Blog readers who might not subscribe to the newsletter. Thank you!
Today I thought I would share a little of the growth you inspire. I have long wanted to take better, more professional photos for your enjoyment. Today is one of the first steps on that journey. These are two of the first pictures taken with a real camera. I don’t know if you know, but all photos on my blog (up to this point) have been take with my cell phone and heavily edited in PSE8. Today I used a Canon Rebel T5i. The first picture is taken on the Close-Up mode where the camera picks the best settings for the picture. The second picture is taken in Manual Exposure with settings I adjusted myself (after watching a couple of YouTube videos). Pretty cool huh?
This little flower basket was dreamed up by my downline Linda and I am posting it today because I promised Kay I would! 😉 I have long been meaning to make one of these baskets with the A Muse Studio Mini Popcorn Box Die. First I cut two pieces of Pebble Petite Hexagon Cardstock using the A Muse Studio Mini Popcorn Box Die. I also cut lots of layers of Melon, Watermelon, Lime and Bermuda A Muse Studio Crepe Paper with the A Muse Studio Flowers Die Set. Before I assembled the Mini Popcorn Box I embellished all four top edges with crepe paper flowers. Click here for crepe paper flower how to VIDEO. When the flowers were secure I assembled the box and added a 1/4″ x 8.5″ Pebble cardstock handle. Pretty and easy.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate tomorrow. I hope you will stop back on Friday for a peek at the 12 Days of Christmas tutorials that start this week.
A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Flower Basket:
Paper: A Muse Studio Pebble Petite Hexagon PAPH102, Pebble PAPS102 and Melon EAST402, Watermelon EAST202, Lime EAST502 and Bermuda EAST602 Crepe Paper
Accessories: A Muse Studio Mini Popcorn Box Die TAD0184, Flowers Die Set TAD0076, Antique Brass Mini Brads EABR007, Orange Bakers Cording RABC301, Tombow Mono Multi Glue ATMAQ01 and 1/4″ Super Stick Tape ATSY014
Parent teacher conferences today, kids are home from school all week, Thanksgiving is in just 3 days! Boy, am I glad I work from home. I am so thankful that I am my own boss. Now is a great time to join A Muse Studio. It’s just $39 for the basic starter kit and $99 for the deluxe kit filled with $390 worth of Amuse stamps and products. Treat yourself for the holidays! Do you want more income, more flexibility and more crafting in your 2016? YES? We should talk. I am happy to share this opportunity with you! Join A Muse Studio today, start your best 2016 NOW.
Well, I am off to Wisconsin for the weekend for the One of a Kind Stamp Show. I hope to see some of you there! I wanted to remind you about my FAVORITE 2015 A Muse Studio Monthly Collection before the month gets away from me. Click HERE to shop the A Muse Studio November Collection, available while supplies last. Order your Ugly and Bright Stamp Set and matching Dies this weekend and you will be making your warm winter greeting cards next weekend!
Will I see you this weekend in Madison, WI for the One of a Kind Stamp Show? This is one of the make n takes we will be offering for just $1! A Muse Studio Candy Wrapper Dies and Candy Package Dies make SWEET table favors and place cards for your holiday table! Isn’t that bitty snowman from Christmas in Our Town just too CUTE! If you attend the show, I hope that you will stop by my A Muse Studio booth and say hey.
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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Christmas Treat:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Christmas in Our Town SNSE095
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky Petite Hexagon PAPH600 and Sugar PAPS100
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Candy Package TWO Die TAD0136, Candy Wrappers Die Set TAD0141, Christmas in Our Town Die Set TAD0189 Cherry Bakers Cording RABC2042, and Copic Markers R29, Y17 and YR16.
Linda made the CUTEST little Halloween treat boxes on the A Muse Studio blog here. They inspired this gingerbread house treat box. I modified the box to fit my needs. It really is easy to make any die a treat box when you apply the formula.
Like Linda, I started with the measurement of the Gingerbread Tag Die from the A Muse Studio 2015 Holiday Catalog ($9.95). Die cut two gingerbread tag die houses. The width of the lower half of the house is 1 7/8″ so I need to make my box a bit smaller – 1 3/4″. The measurement from the bottom of the house to the roof is 1 1/8″ so I made the height of my box base 1″ high.
To calculate the size of cardstock you need, you’ll need:
1″ side HEIGHT + 1.75″ bottom WIDTH + 1″ side HEIGHT = 3.75″
I didn’t want my box to be square so here’s were I modified. Instead of cutting a 3.75″ square, I want a narrow box for three Hershey kisses in a treat bag. To change the depth of the box from 1.75 to .75 it looks like this:
1″ side HEIGHT + .75 bottom DEPTH + 1″ side HEIGHT = 2.75″
Cut your base 3.75″ x 2.75″ then score at 1 inch all around. Then fold up same as Linda’s square base box. Fun! AND the possibilities are ENDLESS.
Wanna make one? Join us for stamp class at 7pm on Monday December 21st. This is going to be a little bonus project. Everyone was just crazy over this little treat so we’ll make one! Stamp classes are just $13 and are held at my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio. All Chicago area stampers are welcome. Register for class here.
Sunday is the day! Join me in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio for some fun holiday A Muse Studio stamping and crafting. Looks like we will be making 8 holiday and Christmas crafts including treats, tags, cards, candies and MORE! All Chicago area crafters are welcome. Bring your favorite dry adhesive and be ready to craft MUCH! Register here. See you Sunday.
November 15th at 2pm Wrap It Up For the Holidays -$28
Join me, your A Muse Studio consultant, for a stamp class to create Holiday Treats, Tags, Bags, Gift Items and more…let me help you get it all wrapped up for the holidays…OR maybe I can help you get into the holiday spirit!
These stamp classes are held at my Chicago Area Rolling Meadows, IL Home Studio.
Make this sweet snowman soup go cup and MUCH more at my Chicago area holiday stamp class this Sunday. Be sure to sign up right away!
November 15th at 2pm Wrap It Up For the Holidays -$28
Holiday Treats, Tags, Bags, Gift Items and more…let me help you get it all wrapped up for the holidays…OR maybe I can help you get into the holiday spirit!
These stamp classes are held at my Chicago Area Rolling Meadows, IL Home Studio. Your registration HERE is your RSVP.
When I really looked at the tree shaped sentiment in the A Muse Studio Twinkle Light Season stamp set I knew we had to make this CUTE Christmas ‘Wisk’ in our Wrap it Up for the Holidays Class. Make this sweet hostess gift and MUCH more at my Chicago area holiday stamp class this Sunday. Be sure to sign up right away.
The Amuse November Collection is HERE! It’s my favorite of the 2015 A Muse Studio monthly collections. Don’t miss the brand new A Muse Studio Stamp Sets, Dies and Paper Collections.
Shop the A MUSE STUDIO NOVEMBER COLLECTION HERE.
The A Muse Studio November Collection is HERE! It’s my favorite of the 2015 Amuse Monthly Collections. I especially love the Forest Friends Stamp Set. Let’s celebrate with a Stamp Class! November 9th at 7pm in my Rolling Meadows Illinois home studio. Make three projects including this card and mini pillow box featuring the A Muse Studio November Collection for just $13. Call to RSVP 847 922-6795.
The A Muse Studio October Collection is here and it’s AMAZING! Check out the new A Muse Studio Stamp Sets, Dies, Paper Packs and Treat Packaging. place your order HERE while supplies last.
These guys are flying off the shelf! They are so popular. I am in love with A Muse Studio Flaky Friends (SSSK021) and the matching Flaky Friends Die Set (TAD0195). Want to make this cute card? Join me in my Chicago area home studio for the October card making class on Monday October 19th at 7pm or Tuesday October 20th at 10am. Email me to RSVP
October 25th at 2pm Beginner Copic Workshop and optional Copic Club – $12
I have had lots of requests for Copic Coloring Classes, especially BEGINNER LEVEL Copic Coloring. Now is your chance to learn Copic from a Copic Certified Instructor. I will teach through my Copic workbook at a beginner level and pace. There will be very few finished projects just lots and LOTS of coloring instruction and practice.
Here is what people are saying about Kitchen Table Stamper Copic Classes and Marisa Alvarez:
“Marisa’s Copic class is amazing. I loved it so much I took it twice! I’m more confident when using my Copics and I’m getting more out of the investment in my markers.” – Danae C.
“I’ve always loved the look of images colored with Copic markers, but they intimidated me. In this class, I learned how to use them and I grew my collection! Win! Win!” – Lori T.
There will be an option to leverage your marker purchases, sharing the hostess benefits, to get more markers for your money!
Are you new to hostess clubs? Here’s how they work. 5 or 6 stampers order at the same time to make a party. A different stamper is the party hostess each month until everyone has had a turn receiving the FREE Copic markers. Click HERE to RSVP.
Place your A Muse Studio orders under $150, for pick up, with me this month for a chance to win the Holiday Hoopla Hostess Exclusive Die Set! I am giving them all away to lucky winners. Mickey, this set it yours! Congrats to my winner on this order. Thank you for drawing names for me Violet!
Do you want to host an A Muse Studio workshop OR have an A Muse Studio book party? Hostesses get the Holiday Hoopla Hostess Exclusive Die Set AND at least $25 in free A Muse Studio product of their choice. Email me email@example.com to arrange your A Muse Studio workshop or place your A Muse Studio order.
Everyone is asking me about the A Muse Studio Lunch Sack Die! Look at this CUTE Halloween Treat. Those are rolls of Smarties wrapped with the A Muse Studio Mysterious Manor 6×6 Halloween paper. The Smarties fit PERFECT in the new A Muse Studio Lunch Sack treat bag. This is perfect and inexpensive way to treat everyone you know to Halloween goodies! Click here to order your Lunch Sack Die now and get started on those Halloween treats!
A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Halloween Treat:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Do You Belive in Magic SSSH027 available 10-1 while supplies last
Paper: A Muse Studio Mysterious Manor PATWHMM and Black Magic Paper Pack PAMCMGC available 10-1 while supplies last
Ink: A Muse Studio Navy IAPF607 or Slate IAPF101, Blackberry Splash! Ink IASP702 and Lemon Whip Splash! Ink IASP400
Accessories: A Muse Studio Vanilla Twine RATW002, 4mm Trick or Treat Sequins EASQTOT, Onyx Pearl Stickers EAPR100, Circle Die Set TAD0165 or TAD0167, Pinking Circles Die Set TAD0207 or TAD0217 and Lunch Sack Die TAD0206.