Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Showered with Love
Thank you for all the beautiful birthday wishes! I feel showered with love. I thought I would share this handmade card with you today because it expresses how I feel. This would be the perfect card to make for a bridal or baby shower. They are fast and easy cards to make. Click over to my webstore today and you can get that great flower background stamp on sale. Why not make a card like this to have on hand for when the need arises? This is easy paper crafts!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this handmade card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Showered with Love SNSF078 and *Mod Backgrounds 1 SASG027 *On SALE til midnight today!
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky PAPS600 and Sage PAPS501 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Bermuda IAPF601 Ink, VersaMark IVMP001 and VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio White Embossing Powder EAEP001, Diamond Glitter EAGL010, and Quickie Glue Pen AGPFNTP

handmade birthday card – arbor day inspired!

Tweet Heart
Hi Guys! Happy Saturday! It’s beautiful here – in the high 60’s and sunny. It’s perfect! I wanted to share this handmade birthday card yesterday, on Arbor Day, but I was too tired! Can you tell it’s Arbor Day inspired? It’s a simple homemade card that is easy to make. Why not make up and few and have them on hand to send? Your friends and family would feel special receiving your ‘tweet’ birthday wishes! Did you know that you can order A Muse Studio products online easily and securely? Pop over to my webstore and check it out! You can click over here or use the order online button in the right sidebar. Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Spring!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this handmade birthday card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Contemporary Greetings SASH004 and Tweet Heart SVSG001
Paper: A Muse Studio Mermaid PAPS09 and Sugar PAPS001 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Grass IAPF503, Mermaid IAPF509, and French Roast IAPF803 Ink and Memento Rich Cocoa Ink IMMP800 VersFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Cherry Twinkle Stickers EATW204, Nestabilities Lables 1 Die Set TNS4161

sharing a handmade card

Quick & Cute Valentines
Hi Guys! Just wanted to share a quick handmade card. I had this picture on my computer waiting to be blogged. Today is the perfect day for it because it’s finally starting to look like Spring! I was outside playing with the kids on the driveway today and noticed my strawberries are growing! I love the way the leaves kinda unfold like a fan. I grow a lot of food here in our yard, but strawberries are the only fruit. I want raspberries and grapes too. Maybe I will plant some this year. Let gardening season begin! Thank you for stopping by today!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this handmade greeting card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Quick & Cute Valentines SNSM042 and Vintage Labels SHMM002
Paper: A Muse Studio Grass PAPS503, Cherry PAPS204, and Sugar PAPS001 and Retired Grass Petite Polka Dot Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Grass IAPF503 Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Vintage Lables Die Set TAD0039, Scallop Border Die Set TAD0008, Onyx Satin Ribbon RASA100, Copic Markers

May stamp class in person or online

squeeze the day
Hey Guys! Stamp class featuring A Muse Studio Squeeze the Day is Monday, May 20th or Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30pm. This is one of the five paper crafts we will make. Class includes three handmade greeting cards and two 3D projects – this month we will be making this matching water bottle project and a fun treat bag. Join me in my Rolling Meadows home or take your stamp class online! The Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom is the perfect place to learn stamping from anywhere in the world at any time it is convenient for you! E mail to RSVP for class in my home or click here to learn more about my online stamp class!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make a card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Squeeze the Day SNSU080
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Grapefruit PAPS208, and Sage PAPS501 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Lime IAPF502 and Grass IAPF503 Ink VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Diamond Glitter EAGL010, Quickie Glue Pen AGPFNTP, Nestabilities Classic Rectangles Large TNS4132 and Scallop Rectangles Large TNS4133, Corner Chomper TCNRCH1

short cut for making a card

I am so tired! It’s been a really busy day! I wanted to pop in today and show you two great handmade greeting cards. Sometimes I sit down to make a card and I got NOTHIN’! That’s when I need a short cut. The first and original card is made by me, but designed by Debbie Miller. I made this card at my monthly shoebox swap. I fell in love with the design! The second handmade greeting card is my take on Debbie’s AWESOME design. My card making short cut for you today – reuse great designs! Happy Card Making!!
Snail & Co
A Muse Studio supplies used to make a card – EZ:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Snail & Co SNSM044
Paper: A Muse Studio Onyx Petite Pinstripe PASR100, and Sugar Cardstock PAPS001 – purple cardstock source unknown
Ink: A Muse Studio Grape IAPF703
Accessories: A Muse Studio Butterfly Trio Die Set TAD0002, Purple and Silver Duct Tape and Lavender Crystals
at least one cat

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make a card – EZ:
Stamps: A Muse Studio At Least One Cat SHMB011, To Forgive, Canine SHMB018
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601, Sugar PAPS001, French Roast PAPS803, and Kraft PAKRAFT Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Cherry Ink IAPF204, VersaMark Ink IVMP001, and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800 and Cherry Splash! Ink IASP204
Accessories: A Muse Studio White Embossing Powder EAEP001, Cosmo Paper Flower EAFW001, Corner Chomper TCNRCH1, 5/8 inch circle punch

making a card moxie fab

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger
Here is my card for the Tuesday Trigger at the Moxie Fab World blog. Every time I play in one of these card making challenges I ask myself why I don’t do it more often. They are fun! Sometimes when you are making a card you just need a little push to get started. Why not make a card and play along? What do you think of my card!? I got to use my Mod Backgrounds 1 from A Muse Studio. I got it on sale this month! Order Mod Backgrounds 1 before 4-30-13 and save 10%.  I was inspired by the trigger coffee mug.  I was also inspired by the color combo and coffee theme. Here is the trigger image:
Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger
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A Muse Studio supplies used to make a card – EZ:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Mod Backgrounds 1 SASG027, Grunged Sunrays SJEF001, The Perfect Blend SNSM047
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky PAPS600, Sugar PAPS001, Papaya PAPS402, French Roast PAPS803, and Kraft PAKRAFT Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Bermuda Ink IAPF601, VersaMark Ink IVMP001, and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Bermuda Button EABT601, Toffee Twine RATW802, and White Embossing Powder EAEP001

I love easy card making!

let's be adventurers
Isn’t it great when you sit down to make a card it’s just so easy!? This card, featuring the A Muse Studio Let’s be Adventurers stamp set, was one of those cards! I love card making and I love card sending. It’s just if every card takes an eternity to make, sending cards becomes much more difficult. I can’t always master the clean and stunning design. I tend to be a more is more card designer. So, when I come up with a card like this one – EZ and stunning – that is cause for celebration! What do you think of my clean easy card making today? Leave a comment and let me know.

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make a card – EZ:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Let’s be Adventurers SISJ023
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky PAPS600 and Sugar PAPS001 Cardstock
Ink: VersFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio
Washi tape from the Keep Calm Assortment ESWT001

Stamp Class Preview – Party Favor Ideas

May Squeeze the Day Water Bottle
Gotta make it brief peoples! I have stamp class tonight in my home – I love stamp class night. It’s a great girls night out. For those of you enrolled in the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom, April content should be in your e-mailbox! Happy stamping to all!
I wanted to get you all thinking about the fun we are going to have next month in stamp class in the Online Classroom! This fun water bottle craft is one of the projects you can look forward to in MAY! DIY party favors are all the rage right now! This party favor idea is perfect for your summer parties and bbqs!  Don’t you love that paper straw?
Stamp Class is Monday, May 20th at 6:30pm or Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30pm. We meet in my Chicago area home. We make two 3d projects, party favor ideas, or treats and three handmade greeting cards. Email me to RSVP. Not local to the Chicago area, that’s OK! Join the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom and take stamp class from anywhere in the world at your convenience!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to create this water bottle craft:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Squeeze the Day SNSU080
Paper: A Muse Studio Sage PAPS501, Grapefruit PAPS208, Sugar PAPS001 and Grapefruit Petite Polka Dot PAPP208
Ink: A Muse Studio Lime IAPF502, and Grass IAPF503 Ink VersFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Nestabilities Standard Circle and Scallop Circle Die Sets

Mothers Day Crafts and More Stamp Class Monday, Tuesday OR Online

A Muse Studio Sparrows Die Set
Hey Guys! Here is a peek at one of the mothers day crafts we will be making in my paper crafts class this month. You can take the class in my Chicago area home or online at your convenience. Wouldn’t this sweet little nest make a beautiful DIY baby shower favor or bridal shower favor? Want to take a class with me? It doesn’t matter if you are local to the Chicago area OR anywhere in the world! You can learn paper crafts.
Class takes place in my Chicago area home on Monday, April 15th at 6:30pm OR Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30pm. E-mail or call to RSVP. All paper crafters are welcome! We have a nice group of ladies. It’s a relaxing and enjoyable night out.
Can’t make the class? Learn paper crafting online – at your home – on your schedule – from anywhere in the world! Click here to get started with the Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom.  A Muse Studio Consultants are welcome to the Online Classroom – use what you learn in your in person classes and workshops!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to create this mothers day craft:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Sheet Music Background (SASJ012), Extraordinary Background (SASP021), Friend to Friend (SNSM032)
Paper: A Muse Studio Kraft PAKRAFT, Sky PAPS600, and Vanilla PAPS002
Ink: A Muse Studio French Roast IAPF803, and Eucalyptus IAPF604 Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Swallows Die Set TAD0010, 3.5 inch Paper Doily PD35001, Nestabilities Standard Circle and Scallop Circle Die Sets Craft Paint, sponges and sponge brush.

how to use dies with positioning plates

Ticket Die and Positioning Plate
Hi Guys! Happy Thursday! I keep getting the question ‘How do I use dies with positioning plates?’. I did a video to show how they work. Want to watch me make a card? Check out the video tutorial how to use A Muse Studio dies with positioning plates. Let me know what you think. What other tutorials would you like to see? Leave a comment and I will make video tutorials. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and never miss a video.

A Muse Studio Rubber Stamps and Paper On Sale

Save with April Spotlight SALE
It’s time for a new A Muse Studio Spotlight Sale!
For one month, you can save 10% on these beautiful Spring stamp sets from A Muse Studio.
All For Love
Charming Gardeners
Papillon
Hand Scripted
Mod Backgrounds 1

And, for a limited time, order the special Spring Fling cardstock assortment pack – an easy way to get a fresh and light spring look for all you paper crafting projects.

Spring Fling Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:

Bermuda
Lime
Grass
Buttercup
Mermaid

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Handmade Mother’s Day Card

Seasonal Branch and Swallow Die Set
This is one of the handmade greeting cards we will be making both in my Stamp Camp and in my Online Classroom this month! What do you think of this pretty Mother’s Day card idea? Leave a comment and let me know. Click on over here to learn more about taking rubber stamping classes online.

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A Muse Studio supplies used to create this homemade Mother’s Day Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Seasonal Branch SJEJ005, Essential Sentiments SASU009
Paper: A Muse Studio French Roast PAPS803, Sky PAPS600, Shell PAPS201, Sugar PAPS001 and Vanilla PAPS002
Ink: A Muse Studio Lichen IAPF500, Grapefruit IAPF208, French Roast IAPF803, and Eucalyptus IAPF604 Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Swallows Die Set TAD0010, Shell Buttons EABT201, Toffee Twine RATW802, Champagne Glitter EAGL011, 4.5 inch Paper Doily PD45001, Nestabilities Standard Circle and Scallop Circle Die Sets.

A Muse Studio Stamp Camp April 15th and 16th

Silver Lining April Class
I am off to my 2013 A Muse Studio Catalog Launch Party at Ram Restaurant in Schaumburg. If you see this post and want to join us it’s from 1:30 – 3:30pm. See ya there! I need to make this post quick and to the point – I don’t want to be late!
Want to learn to rubber stamp and make handmade greeting cards, DIY party favors and and other paper craft goodness? Then join me for a Stamp Camp in my Rolling Meadows home. Learn to make beautiful paper crafts featuring A Muse Studio products. What?  You are not local. That’s ok! I offer all my Stamp Camps virtually – online – with my Kitchen Table Stamper Online Classroom!  You can take my classes from anywhere!
We are going to make this adorable rainbow fry box as one of the five projects in my April class. This fry box is a great way to brighten anyone’s day! Wouldn’t that box make a cute baby shower favor?
Are you interested in taking a rubber stamping class with me? Email to RSVP for class on either Monday April 15th at 6:30pm or Tuesday April 16th at 6:30pm. Want to take the class online? Sign up here.

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A Muse Studio supplies used to create this DIY Party Favor:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Silver Lining SNSM079
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda PAPS601, and Kraft PKRAFT, Sugar PAPS001
Ink: A Muse Studio Bermuda Ink IAPF601, Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Fry Box Die TAD0032, Blush Bakers Cording RABC200,Mini Clothespins EACMINI, Nestabilities Scallop Circle Die Set.

Hey Cupcake DIY Birthday Card and Gift Bag

Hey Cupcake Birthday CardHey Cupcake Gift Bag
Being an A Muse Studio demonstrator on my team is FUN! We pick a stamp set every couple of weeks and then go stamp. After we stamp we share our creations in our private Facebook group. It’s a great way to inspire and support one another. For this challenge we decided on A Muse Studio’s Hey Cupcake. I made this easy handmade birthday greeting card and a coordinating DIY party favor treat bag or gift bag. You can wrap up a little gift in this brown paper bag – it’s only 3 x 1 1/2 x 5 3/4. The bag would make an excellent party favor bag to send guests home with treats! I hope you like my easy DIY birthday card and gift wrap idea!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to create this Homemade Greeting Card and Party Treat Bag:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Hey Cupcake SHME015, Say it with Style SASF035
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601, and Kraft PKRAFT, Vanilla PAPS002, Shell PAPS201, Sugar PAPS001, Cherry PAPS204 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio 3.5 inch Paper Doilies, 3 x 5 3/4 Brown Paper Bags, Nestabilities Standard and Scallop Circle Die Set.