Yesterday was a Swingin’ Day! I spent all my spare minutes between appointments, cooking and running errands stamping with A Muse Studio‘s Swingin’ Day. It was fun and I made a bunch of great cards. Here is one of the cards we will make in my Chicago Area Card Making Class. We have a Retirement Party Theme to welcome in the A Muse Studio Retirement List and SALE. Card Making Class is Friday, May 9th at 1:00pm or Monday, May 11th at 6:30pm. Come out and make four cards for $12. Call or email me to RSVP.
A Muse Studio supplies used on this Swingin’ Day Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Swingin’ Day SNSK023
Paper: A Muse Studio Kraft PAKRAFT, Sugar PAPS001, Orange PAPS301, Sage PAPP501, Mermaid PAPP509, Mermaid Petite Pinstripe PASR509 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900, VersaMark Ink IVMP001
Accessories: A Muse Studio Grass Die TAD0005, Lime Chevron Ribbon RACV502, White Embossing Powder EAEP001, and Copic Markers.
Here is a quick CAS card for Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Card Challenge CAS270. I used A Muse Studio Papaya Card Stock and Lemon Whip Glitter to make my own glitter paper. You can see a video how to here. When it was cool I die cut stars using A Muse Studio’s Star Die Trio. My card base is A Muse Studio Navy Card Stock. I embossed the On My Stars sentiment from A Muse Studio’s Southern Sass then adhered the stars with foam dimensional tape. Easy peasy. Thank you for stopping by today!
A Muse Studio supplies used on this Clean and Simple Challenge Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Southern Sass SHMM042
Paper: A Muse Studio Navy PAPS607, and Papaya PAPS402 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaMark Onyx Black Ink IVMP001
Accessories: A Muse Studio Star Trio Die Set TAD0009, Lemon Whip Glitter EAGL400, Simple Stick Embossing Powder EASS0001, White Embossing Powder EAEP001 and Corner Chomper TCNRCH1.
Thank you for stopping in today. I want to share the cute little baskets I made over the weekend. Inspiration has been everywhere for me lately! I combined some great ideas that I have seen and made these super cute Cupcake Wrapper Die baskets. I was inspired by the cupcake wrapper die baskets recently posted on the A Muse Studio blog and A fellow A Muse Studio consultant, Deb, made these cute chickens from the negative space left from the A Muse Studio Easter Basket Die! Isn’t that clever! I know it’s past Easter, but trust me – you need to get the Easter Basket Die Set if you don’t already have it. You will use it all year long. Don’t miss your chance to get the A Muse Studio Cupcake Wrapper Die Set on sale. It’s part of the A-Muse-A-Palooza celebration. The Cupcake Wrapper Die Set includes two Spellbinders dies which cut a standard size cupcake wrapper and a mini cupcake wrapper. Here are a couple of close ups of the two baskets.
The Cupcake Wrapper Die Set is on SALE right now as part of A-Muse-A-Palooza! If you love the project, get your Cupcake Wrapper Dies now and save 25%.
A Muse Studio supplies used on these Cupcake Wrapper Baskets:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Chirrup SNSM030
Paper: A Muse Studio Onyx Petite Polka Dot PAPP100, Papaya PAPS402, Kraft PAKRAFT, Cherry PAPS204 and Vanilla PAPS002 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black Ink IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Cupcake Wrapper Die Set TAD0028 (on sale thru 4-30), Cupcake Toppers Die Set TAD0029 (on sale thru 4-30), Easter Basket Die Set TAD0075, Flowers Die Set TAD0076, Small Bow Die TAD0063, Vanilla Crepe Paper EAST002, and Cherry Bakers Cording RABC204.
Chelsea is coming over today to prep for the Milwaukee Scrapbook Expo. We will have a booth there next weekend. Please stop in and visit us! I wanted to pop in and share a card real quick. I think that A Muse Studio‘s new Easter Basket Die Set, Small Bow Die and Happy Die word make an awesome team on this sparkly Easter card. I make my own glitter paper in lots of colors and then die cut away! If you missed my DIY glitter paper demo, be sure to check out how to make your own glitter paper here. I hope you have a very happy and blessed Easter weekend.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
I am far from perfect, but I am deeply loved. I am redeemed.
A Muse Studio supplies used on this Homemade Easter Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Essential Sentiments SASU009
Paper: A Muse Studio Buttercup PAPS401, Sugar PAPS001, Berry PAPS209, Cocoa PAPS804, Sage PAPP501, and Mermaid PAPP509, Buttercup Gingham PAGHSPA Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Easter Basket Die Set TAD0075, Small Bow Die TAD0063, Grass Die TAD0005, Happy Die TAD0077, 3 1/2 inch Paper Doilies PD35001, Bubblegum EAGL203, Lemon Whip EAGL400, French Roast EAGL803, Diamond EAGL010, and Mermaid Glitter EAGL509 and Simple Stick EASS001
There is still time to RSVP for the April Project Workshop at my Rolling Meadows home. I am looking forward to teaching these fun stamping classes tonight at 6:30pm and Monday, April 28th at 6:30pm. This is just one of the projects we will make. I am so excited about it because it uses the A Muse Studio Berry Box Die in a creative way. When you cut one of the sections off and tie the box closed with some Grass Silky Crush Ribbon you effectively make the strawberry into a carrot! I like to tease “Buy the Berry Box – Get the carrot FREE!’ Now how’s that for a great value! 😀
Here is a picture of the tag view. I like “Eat Your Veggies” from A Muse Studio Eat Your Veggies Stamp Set. I think that sentiment gives this project a year round appeal! Inside are some fun Palmer chocolates shaped like carrots. I hope you will come stamp with me soon! Just call or email to RSVP.
The A Muse Studio Berry Box Die Set is on SALE right now as part of A-Muse-A-Palooza! If you love the project, get your Berry Box Die now and save 25%.
A Muse Studio supplies used on this Carrot Box Treat:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Eat Your Veggies SHMQ038
Paper: A Muse Studio Orange Petite Polka Dot PAPP301 and Sugar PAPS001 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Grass Ink IAPF503, Seattle Ink IAPF103 and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Berry Box Die Set TAD0027 (on sale thru 4-30), Holiday Tag Die Set TAD0019 and Grass Silky Crush Ribbon RACR503.
I took advantage of the A-Muse-A-Palooza Die Sale! I love my new A Muse Studio Popcorn Box Die. Here is a quick little speedy recovery kit with noodle soup mix, pocket pack Kleenex, and cherry Halls. We will make this in my April 18th and 28th Project Workshop. Hope to see you there! Bring a friend! RSVP by email or give me a call.
The A Muse Studio Popcorn Box Die is on SALE right now as part of A-Muse-A-Palooza! If you love the project, get your Popcorn Box Die now and save 25%.
A Muse Studio supplies used on this Speedy Recovery Popcorn Box:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Loads of Fun SASJ077
Paper: A Muse Studio Seattle PAPS103, Navy PAPS607, Pumpkin PAPS302, Grass PAPS503 and Sugar PAPS001 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Popcorn Box Die TAD0034 (on sale thru 4-30), Cupcake Toppers Die Set TAD0029 (on sale thru 4-30), Holiday Assortment Washi Tape EAWH001, Pumpkin Buttons EABT302, Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle Dies.
It’s an instant party with this A Muse Studio Pyramid Box Die birthday party hat! I filled the box with a noise maker, balloons and candles to make an instant birthday party. How fun would this be to pack in a lunch box or leave on a desk for a birthday surprise!? Want to make one? Join me for my 3D Project Stamping Workshop. We will make four paper crafts 3D projects for just $16. I have two dates for your convenience:
Friday April 18th at 6:30pm OR
Monday April 28th at 6:30pm
These paper crafting classes are held at my Rolling Meadows (Chicago / Schaumburg Area) home. All adult crafters are welcome and please bring a friend too. E-mail or call me to RSVP.
The A Muse Studio Pyramid Box Die is on SALE right now as part of A-Muse-A-Palooza! If you love the project, get your Pyramid Box Die now and save 25%.
A Muse Studio supplies used on this Pyramid Box Die Party Hat:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Say it with Style SSASF035
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda PAPS601, Cherry PAPS204, Orange PAPS301, Papaya PAPS402, Grass PAPS503 and Sugar PAPS001 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Pyramid Box Die TAD0035 (on sale thru 4-30), Cupcake Toppers Die Set TAD0029 (on sale thru 4-30), Cherry RABC204, Orange RABC301, Green RABC510 and Lemon Whip RABC400 Bakers Cording, Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle Dies and 3/4 inch Circle Punch.
Want to get crafty with a Spring Technique Stamping and Card Making Class? We are going to make pretty crepe paper ruffles and glitter swallow embellishments in this class! It’s not to late to join us. Give me a call (847)922-6795 and reserve your spot in class today at 1:00 PM or Monday evening at 6:30PM. I love my A Muse Studio Swallows Die Set. It’s two bird dies in two different sizes for just $5.95. When A Muse Studio came out with Mermaid Glitter in the Spring Accessories Guide, it was a match made in heaven! Come enjoy some stampy time in a card making class at my Chicago area home.
A Muse Studio supplies used on this handmade card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Just Because SISH002, and Aspen Background SHMC031
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda PAPS601, Vanilla PAPS002 and Kraft PAKRAFT Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Lemon Whip IAPF400, Latte IAPF800, Cocoa IAPF804 and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Swallows Die Set TAD010, Vintage Labels 1 Die Set TAD0039, Tiny Dots Impression Plate TAEP002, Vanilla EAST002 Crepe Paper and Corner Chomper TCNRCH1.
Please join me for a card making class in my Rolling Meadows (Chicago area) home. We are going to make four cards, each featuring a different technique, for just $12. This is one of the cards we will make this month. I can’t wait to show you how much fun it is to make pretty crepe paper flowers. We will use A Muse Studio‘s brand new tiny Flowers Die Set and all the wonderful A Muse Studio Crepe Paper to fill the dump truck from Loads of Fun! There are spots open in both class dates. Email me or call to RSVP.
Friday, April 11th at 1:00PM
Monday, April 14th at 6:30 PM
A Muse Studio supplies used on this handmade birthday card card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Loads of Fun SNSJ077
Paper: A Muse Studio Papaya PAPS402, Mermaid PAPS509, Bermuda Petite Pinstripe PASR601, Orange Petite Polka Dot PAPP301, and Onyx Chevron PACV100 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Flowers Die Set TAD0076, Orange EAST301, Amethyst EAST700 and Bermuda EAST602 Crepe Paper, Halloween Assortment Washi Tape ESWH003, Copic Markers and yellow mini brads.
I am having so much fun with the A Muse Studio Berry Box Die Set! They are so fast and easy to make – I made a whole basket full of them. I am having a Project Workshop on April 18th at 6:30 and April 28th at 6:30pm. Come out and make one of these sweet berry boxes and try the Berry Box Die for yourself! Save 25% on the A Muse Studio Berry Box Die Set as part of the A-Muse-A-Palooza SALE. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you can join me for some paper crafts at my Project Workshop this month!
A Muse Studio supplies used on this Strawberry Box card:
Paper: A Muse Studio Grapefruit PAPS208, Grapefruit Petite Polka Dot PAPP208, Grapefruit Chevron PACV208, Cherry PAPS204, Cherry Petite Polka Dot PAPP204, Cherry Chevron PACV204, Apple PAPS210 and Sage PAPS501 Card Stock
Accessories: A Muse Studio Berry Box Die TAD0027, French Roast Glitter EAGL803, White Mini Brads EABR001
Power for Paper Crafts Green Smoothie
1 banana – frozen
1 cup of fresh pineapple
1/2 cup kale tightly packed
1/3 cup coconut milk
2 ice cubes
Put frozen banana, fresh pineapple, kale and coconut milk in single serve 16oz blender cup in that order. TIP: If you are using a traditional blender, reverse the order. Smoothies blend better if liquids and soft solids are closest to the blades while frozen fruits are farthest from the blades. Pulse on low until all ingredients have been chopped. Add ice and pulse on low. Increase power to high and blend until smooth. ENJOY!
Thank you for stopping by today. Please let me know if you like my Power for Paper Crafts Green Smoothie!
Have you thought about joining A Muse Studio? I love what I do! Please consider joining my team. There will be Opportunity Calls this month with A Muse Studio CEO and Founder, Linda Carnell. These calls typically last 15 to 20 minutes and are meant to be casual yet informative. It’s an opportunity to learn more about A Muse Studio and our Company Mission, the support we offer to A Muse Studio Consultants, what it takes to be a successful A Muse Studio Demonstrator. Linda will answer questions at the end of the call so this is your opportunity to talk to the CEO directly!
April 9th, 12:00 pm noon Eastern (9 am Pacific)
April 23rd, 9:00 pm Eastern (6 pm Pacific)
Call in number: 1-646-307-13001-646-307-1300 (long distance charges may apply)
Access code: 2216602
This card turned out so perfect! I am not usually master of CAS, but this birthday card floats my boat! I used the brand new A Muse Studio Happy Die and Berry, Blush and Lime Crepe Paper to make this CAS birthday card. You can easily make a bunch of these assembly line style and have them on hand. TIP: If you don’t want to sew down the center of the Crepe Paper, you can adhere the layers with a 1/8″ red line adhesive and get the same fringe effect.
Did you know I offer A Muse Studio stamp classes in my Chicago area home? YUP. I do! You can get my class schedule delivered right to your email in box by signing up in the right sidebar. You never know, this card just might be one of the projects in an up coming stamp class.
A Muse Studio supplies used on this Happy card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Birthday Builder SASC034
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Berry PAPS209 and Onyx PAPS100 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Happy Die TAD077, Berry EAST209, Blush EAST200 and EAST502 Crepe Paper and Onyx Twinkle Stickers EATW100.
A Muse Studio Squeeze the Day was my favorite new stamp set when the 2013 catalog debuted. I still love it! I made a bunch of these handmade thank you cards to send to family and friends. I am thanking them for their support during a recent crisis in my life. I had a health scare. The tests ruled out MS and ALS, but indicate the trouble I am having is coming from my back. I still have some testing to go and will undoubtedly need physical therapy. Thank God the worst is over! Scary times are definitely sweetened with gratitude! I am so thankful for the prayers of the faithful and the love and support of friends and family. You know who you are – THANK YOU!
A Muse Studio supplies used on this Squeeze the Day thank you card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Squeeze the Day SNSU080 and Rolling Seas Background SYWC002
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, and Sage PAPS501 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Grass IAPF503, Papaya IAPF402 and VersaFine Onyx IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Papaya Polka Dot Crepe Paper EAST402 and Green Bakers Cording RABC510.
It’s A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA time – so let’s celebrate!
A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA is a month-long paper-crafting celebration – a time to celebrate this wonderful hobby we all love so much! We’ve got amazing PRIZES and a fun SALE for you.
Here’s the scoop:
Step right up!
During the month of April, you will earn tickets when you place an order, host a workshop, or join my team. Tickets will be awarded as follows:
1 ticket for every $10
5 tickets for hosting a qualified workshop
10 tickets for joining A Muse Studio
Each week A Muse Studio will draw a winning ticket. The winner will receive a $100 Shopping Spree from A Muse Studio. There will be a total of five $100 Shopping Sprees awarded. Drawings will be held April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, & May 6th. On May 6th, A Muse Studio will also be draw for a Grand Prize Winner who will win a YEAR of FREE A Muse Studio stamps.
There’s more details about the giveaways below so be sure to read them.
It’s a Party!
Throwing a fabulous party is easy with A Muse Studio’s collection of DIY party dies… and you will save 25% during the month of April on the following dies:
Sale begins April 1st and ends April 30, 2014. Sale pricing is limited to stock on hand. A Muse Studio will not backorder items when stock is depleted.
Prize Giveaway Details
During the month of April 2014, one ticket will be awarded for every $10 spent prior to taxes and shipping, five tickets will be awarded for hosting a qualified workshop ($150 minimum in sales), and ten tickets will be awarded to new Creative Consultants when they join A Muse Studio.
Shopping Spree Winners will receive a $100 coupon to be used to purchase A Muse Studio products with a Creative Consultant or online at www.amusestudio.com. Winners must email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their prize within thirty (30) days of the announcement of the winning number. Once the winner has been verified, a coupon will be issued. Coupons must be used within 30 days upon receipt of the coupon. Coupon may not be redeemed for cash. Taxes and shipping fees are the responsibility of the winner.
Grand Prize Winner will receive three free stamps sets monthly (winner’s choice) from our current catalog(s) for a total of 36 free stamp sets. Stamps will begin shipping in May 2014 and will end in April 2015. Winner must email email@example.com to claim their prize within 30 days of the announcement of the winning number. Once the winner has been verified, further instructions will be sent on how to claim the free stamp sets. Prize has no cash equivalence. Stamp sets will be shipped for free.
Consultants are eligible to earn tickets and win prizes.