Amuse Stamps Retiring June 30

Amuse Sweet Love
Today is Senior Prom! High School Graduation is Sunday. I can hardly believe how fast time goes. This handmade card is dedicated to my Des. She really makes life sweet! The cute little gumball machine, from retiring stamp set Sweet Love, is just her style too! It’s a busy day, but two things I want to point out before I go.
First, look close at the gumball machine. One of the gumballs is a little heart. A Muse Studio Heart Twinkle Stickers are just the right size to add a little sparkle and a nice detail. Do you see the read twinkle heart among the gumballs?
Second, notice my gumball embellishments. Cute huh? I made them by punching 5/8 inch circles out of Grass, Cherry, Orange, Bermuda, Papaya, and Grapefruit. After I adhered some gumballs flat and some with 3D foam, I glazed them with a layer of Crystal Clear Glaze. They are the perfect embellishment for this card. Entered at Alphabet Challenge: H is for Handmade Embellishments.
I hope you are inspired to get crafty! If you want to pick up Sweet Love at 35% off before it’s gone, you can pop over to my secure web store:

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this sweet Handmade Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Sweet Love SNSM045 (on sale while supplies last)
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Kraft PAKRAFT, Bermuda PAS601, Cherry PAPS204, Orange PAPS301, Grapefruit PAPS208, Grass PAPS503, Papaya PAPS402 and Seattle Chevron PACV103 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900 Ink
Accessories: A Muse Studio Cupcake Toppers Die Set TAD0029 (Available ONLY While Supplies Last), Heart Twinkle Stickers EATW106, Crystal Clear Glaze EACL000, Nestabilities Standard Circle Lg TNS4116 and Sm TNS4114 Dies, Nestabilities Scallop Circle Dies, Copic Markers, and 5/8 inch Circle Punch.

last chance for FREE birthday card tutorials

Balloon Die and Happy Die
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I am entering this card on Crafty Girls Challenge – it’s always anything goes! I love a flexible challenge that keeps me stamping. I wanted my last birthday card tutorial to feature the A Muse Studio Birthday Balloon Die. A Muse Studio released this awesome balloon die on May 1st in celebration of our 3rd Birthday. It’s just $4.99 and available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. If you want this amazing, useful balloon die to be a part of your tool box order it today so you don’t miss out. If you only want the die, nothing else right now, shipping can be pretty expensive. Please email me your order, I will combine shipping with other orders and reship to save you money!
Thank you for popping in today!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Birthday Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Birthday Builder SASC034
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Slate PAS103, Ocean PAPS602, Melon PAPS305 and Grapefruit Petite Polka PAPP208 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Ocean IAPF602, Melon IAPF305, and Grapefruit IAPF208 Ink
Accessories: A Muse Studio Birthday Balloon Die TAD0082 (Available ONLY While Supplies Last), Happy Die TAD0077, Onyx Bakers Twine RABT100, Bermuda Sequins EASQ601.

New Amuse Stamps and Sweet Sunday Sketch

Amuse Bathing Beauties
I am getting together with friends for a shoebox swap with a beach theme. My new A Muse Studio Bathing Beauties are perfect for a beach theme. Thank you Karen for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Crafters Choice! I went to flicker and decided on sketch 215. LOVE all the sketch inspiration there.
I have a couple of news and reminders for you.
First: Don’t forget to get signed up for my free birthday card tutorials! The last tutorial is going out by email tomorrow. Sign up today and you will get the whole month of birthday card tutorials FREE! Here are a few sneak peeks:
Glitter Balloons Week ThreeA Muse Studio Birthday BashA Muse Studio Hooray it's Your Day!
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Second: Have you ever thought about joining A Muse Studio? If you have please mark these dates:
June 11th at Noon Eastern, 9am Pacific
June 23rd at 9:30 pm Eastern, 6:30 pm Pacific
You can call in and talk with Linda Carnell the CEO and founder of A Muse Studio. She will tell you a little about A Muse Studio and what it’s like to be a consultant. These calls last about 15 minutes and end with an opportunity for you to ask Linda anything you want to know about A Muse and the demonstrator opportunity.
Call in number: 1-646-307-1300 (long distance charges may apply)
Access code: 2216602
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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Beachy Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Bathing Beauties (available July 1st) SVSG045, Sea Shells SJEH003, and Life’s a Breeze SNSM039
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, Kraft PAKRAFT, and Shell PAPS201 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Bermuda IAPF601, Shell IAPF201, and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800 Ink
Accessories: A Muse Studio Vanilla Twine RATW002, Mini Clothes Pins EACMINI, Vanilla Bag of Buttons EABT002, Copic Markers and Nestabilities Classic Ovals Lg TNS4110.

Color Me Happy New A Muse Studio Ink

Amuse Ink
New A Muse Studio Ink, Card Stock and Splash Ink colors are coming! The new Fiesta palette of colors includes (pencils from left to right): Hibiscus, Habanero, Marigold, Margarita, Azul, and Violeta. That is all – have a happy day!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Happy Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio School Days SNSQ062 (on sale while supplies last) Color Me Happy SVSG018
Paper: A Muse Studio Hibiscus PAPS704, Habanero PAPS307, Marigold PAPS406, Margarita PAPS511, Azul PAPS608, Violeta PAPS705, Kraft PAKRAFT, Grapefruit PAPS208 and School Lined PASL001 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black Ink IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Corner Chomper TCNRCH1, 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

School Days Thank You Notes

School Days Amuse Stamps
A Muse Studio School Days is on the retirement list sale – that means you save 35% just in time to make your end of the year teacher gifts! This is the thank you card I sent earlier this month to anyone who placed an order with me last month. I appreciate your orders! You can always place a secure order on my A Muse Studio web store anytime. To all who support my business with your orders – THANKS, YOU RULE!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Thank You Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio School Days SNSQ062 (on sale while supplies last)
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda PAPS601, Onyx PAPS100, Buttercup PAPS401, Grapefruit PAPS208, Kraft PAKRAFT, and School Lined PASL001 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black Ink IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Thanks Word Die TAD0080, Corner Chomper TCNRCH1, White Embossing Powder EAEP001, 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001, SU! Notebook Edge Punch

Cards for Guys Class CTS76

CTS_Sketch_76Greetings Earthling Amuse Stamps
I am loving the sketch challenges lately! Sometimes I need a little kick in the butt to get going. The sketches at CAS(E) this Sketch + the A Muse Studio Retirement List have been a great inspiration combo. I am enjoying stamping with sets that are about to retire, like Greetings Earthling – it’s like one last hurrah! before the stamp sets are gone.
Card Making for Guys is June 20th and June 23rd. This is one of the four cards we will make in this A Muse Studio Card Making Class. I know, Masculine cards are hard to make, right? Let me, Your A Muse Studio Consultant, inspire you with some fun and simple ideas for making cards for guys. All adult crafters are welcome. This card making class includes all you need to make four masculine cards – including adhesive and envelopes for just $12. Please bring any tools or dry adhesive that you can not live without.
RSVP for JUNE 20th @ 1pm
RSVP June 23rd @ 6:30pm

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this masculine card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Greetings Earthling SHME014 and Screenprint Background SVSC011 (on sale while supplies last)
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Navy PAPS607, Margarita PAPS511, Sugar Shimmer Couture PASS001 and Navy Petite Polka Dot PAPP607 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Wasabi Ink IAPF506, Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900, and VersaMark Ink IVMP001
Accessories: A Muse Studio Star Trio Die Set TAD0009 (largest star), Misc. Small Star Punches, White Embossing Powder EAEP001, Copic Markers and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

A Muse Studio School Days Retires

School Days Popcorn Box
A Muse Studio School Days was my very first A Muse Studio stamp set. I am sad to see it go on the retirement list. Did I mention that I am going to miss these classic Amuse Stamps? I paired School Days with the Popcorn Box Die – also retiring – to make this cute teacher ensemble for my daughters teacher. Local stampers check out the retirement sale list and email me your order. I am combining orders to save you money on shipping PLUS drawing a mystery hostess to receive $25 in free product and the FREE Hostess Exclusive Hooray it’s Your Day! stamp set on every party!
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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Teacher Gift Ensemble:
Stamps: A Muse Studio School Days (available while supplies last) SNSQ062
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, Cocoa PAPS804, Evergreen PAPS505, Buttercup PAPS401, Papaya PAPS402, Grass PAPS503, Cherry PAPS204, Cherry Petite Polka Dot PAPP204 and Graph PAGR001 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaMark IVMP001 and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pads IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Popcorn Box Die TAD0034 (available while supplies last), Flower Die Set TAD0076, Heart Trio Die Set TAD0015, Cherry Chevron Ribbon RACV204, 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001, Sky MTM0491 and Cherry MTM0856 Tombow Markers, Watermelon Crepe Paper EAST202, and White Embossing Powder EAEP001.

Card Making for guys class

A Muse Studio Tool Time
Just a brief reminder:
Card Making for Guys is June 20th and June 23rd. This is one of the four cards we will make in this A Muse Studio Card Making Class. I know, Masculine cards are hard to make, right? Let me, Your A Muse Studio Consultant, inspire you with some fun and simple ideas for making cards for guys. All adult crafters are welcome. This card making class includes all you need to make four masculine cards – including adhesive and envelopes for just $12. Please bring any tools or dry adhesive that you can not live without.
RSVP for JUNE 20th @ 1pm
RSVP June 23rd @ 6:30pm

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this masculine card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Tool-rific SISS015 (on sale while supplies last)
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, Sky PAPS600, Papaya PAPS402, and Slate Woodgrain PNWG101 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Seattle Ink IAPF103, Papaya Ink IAPF402, and VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Antique Brass Mini Brads EABR007, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

Heat Embossing, 2014 A Muse Studio Prieveiw, & Product Give Away

Bathing Beauties Amuse Stamps
I promised a preview from the Brand New 2014 A Muse Studio Catalog. Bathing Beauties is an Amuse stamps set available July 1st. Aren’t these girls pretty! I am adding this to the A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge gallery. The challenge this month is heat embossing. I used heat embossing to add the sentiment and also to change the look of my button. The button on this card is from the Vanilla Bag of Buttons. It was a pretty button, but I wanted a gold button for this card. I tapped the button on a VersaMark ink pad and then dipped it in A Muse Studio Gold Embossing Powder. I heated the button until the powder melted and Bobs Your Uncle – a GOLD BUTTON!

Next order of business today is our first MYSTERY HOSTESS! Lori T. CONGRATS! You get $25 in FREE A Muse Studio products and the EXCLUSIVE Hooray it’s Your Day! birthday stamp set. I am having a mystery hostess weekend! Email or call me to place your order this weekend and be entered for FREE A Muse Studio Products. It’s a great time to pick up some great deals because the Retirement Progressive Sale just went to 35% off! Don’t miss these wonderful deals and your chance for hostess benefits too!
Mystery Hostess 1 LeftMystery Hostess 1 Right

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this birthday card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Bathing Beauties (available July 1st)
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, Kraft PAKRAFT, Bermuda PAPS601, Navy Petite Polka Dot PAPP607, Papaya Petite Polka Dot PAPP402, and Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900, Mermaid Splash IASP509 and Marshmallow Splash IASP001.
Accessories: A Muse Studio Vanilla Bag of Buttons EABT002, Gold Embossing Powder EAEP003, Vanilla Twine RATW002, 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001, and Copic Markers

Adios A Muse Studio Swingin’ Day!

Hey guys! Here is another tribute to a retiring A Muse Studio Classic – Swinin’ Day! I am sad to see this classic golf theme stamp set from A Muse Studio retire. Here are a couple of golf theme cards for your inspiration:
A Muse Studio Swingin' Day
The Brand New 2014 A Muse Studio Catalog is coming July 1st! Stay tuned tomorrow for another preview of brand new stamps and products. Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here feeling stamp-y!
Swingin' Day Amuse Stamps Golf

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A Muse Studio Birthday BashA Muse Studio Hooray it's Your Day!
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A Muse Studio supplies used on these Swingin’ Day cards:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Swingin’ Day (available while supplies last) SNSK023
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Kraft PAKRAFT, Sage PAPS501, Mermaid PAPS509, Orange Petite Polka Dot PAPP301, Mermaid Chevron PACV509 and Mermaid Petite Pinstripe PASR509 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900 and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pads IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Grass Die TAD0005, Lime Chevron Ribbon RACV502, Sugar Mini Brads EABR001, 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001, Copic Markers, and Nestabilities Circle Dies.

The Perfect Blend Classic Amuse Stamps

A Muse Studio Demonstrator tribute to “The Perfect Blend“. I am sad to see this classic coffee theme stamp set from A Muse Studio retire. Here are a couple of coffee theme cards for your inspiration:
The Perfect Blend Amuse Stamps
Get this coffee theme stamp set at a great sale price now before it’s gone. It’s like a little piece of Amuse stamps history is going away. I will have to just focus on the new 2014 A Muse Studio catalog coming July 1st. I am sad to see the classics like “The Perfect Blend” go, but I know there will be lots of wonderful new stamp sets to replace it.
A Muse Studio The Perfect Blend
The A Muse Studio Retirement Sale is on now through June 30th. Check out the Retirement Sale List HERE. CLICK HERE to browse an A Muse Studio Catalog. CLICK HERE to order A Muse Studio secure online 24/7. Retirement sale supplies are limited to stock on hand and things are selling out. Please email or call me if I can help you with an order.

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A Muse Studio Birthday BashA Muse Studio Hooray it's Your Day!
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A Muse Studio supplies used on these The Perfect Blend cards:
Stamps: A Muse Studio The Perfect Blend (available while supplies last) SNSM047
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, French Roast PAPS803, Cherry PAPS204, Bermuda PAPS601 Wasabi PAPS506, Petite Polka Dot Assortment PAPPAS2 Bermuda Chevron PACV601 and Cherry Petite Pinstripe PASR204 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pads IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Scallop Border Die Set TAD0008 and Pinking Border Die Set TAD0007 (used to make the heart border), Cherry Bakers Cording RABC204, 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001 and 3/4 inch Circle Punch.

CAS(E) this Sketch & A Muse Shine Bright

CTS #75A Muse Studio Shine Bright
More sketch inspiration, this time it’s from CAS(E) this Sketch. I really like the sketch. I am sure I am going to have to make more cards with this inspiration. The stamp set is a brand new one from A Muse Studio called Shine Bright available July 1st. I think it’s a fun and funky set with lots of great sentiments. The diamond was calling out to be in this sketch. Thank you for visiting today!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this 2014 A Muse Studio catalog preview card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Shine Bright (available July 1st) SHMC050
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Onyx PAPS100, Bubblegum PAPS203, and Onyx Damask Shimmer Couture PASD100 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaMark IVMP001 and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pads IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Diamond GLitter EAGL010, Tuxedo Assortment Washi Tape ESWT002, Silver Elastic Cording RAEL004, 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001 and Corner Chomper TCNRCH1

New A Muse Studio & Freshly Made Sketches

FMS135Bathing Beauties
I got a big box of brand new A Muse Studio Stamps and Paper and new A Muse Studio Ink Pads and new card stock colors! FUN FUN FUN! I needed a little inspiration to get started with all the fun new Amuse stamps and ink pads so I headed over to Freshly Made Sketches. I thought the sketch looked like a good challenge. I got started with a brand new A Muse Studio stamp set, Bathing Beauties. I knew I was going to paper piece the bathing suit and cap. I thought the new stripe paper from the Fiesta 6×6 Patterned Paper looked like a beach towel. I applied the sketch and got this really cute card. Thank you for the great sketch Freshly Made!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this thinking of you card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Bathing Beauties (available July 1st) SVSG045 and Rolling Seas Background SYWC002
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, Kraft PAKRAFT, Winter Sky PAPS605, Azul PAPS608 (available July 1st) Cardstock, and Fiesta 6×6 Pattern Papers PATWSMA
Ink: A Muse Studio Azul Ink Pad IAPF608 (available July 1st) and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Fiesta Button Assortment EABTFSA (available July 1st), Toffee Twine RATW802, Nestabilities Oval Dies 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001, and Copic Markers

A Muse Studio Retirement List Card Class

A Muse Studio British InvasionA Muse Studio Hooray It's Your Day!
Join me for an A Muse Studio Retirement List Party Card Making Class. Class is held in my Rolling Meadows studio, all adult crafters are welcome! These are the four cards we will make for just $12. Come on out and say good-bye to the oldies but goodies on the Retirement List. We will also say hello to brand new Amuse Stamps in this card class. RSVP by phone or email. Seats are still available for Monday May 12th at 6:30pm.
A Muse Studio Swingin' DayA Muse Studio The Perfect Blend

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Hooray it's your day Amuse Stamps
I love the new Hooray It’s Your Day! hostess exclusive stamp set from A Muse Studio so much I can not stop card making with it. It inspired me to organize a Birthday Bash Tutorial Series. Each week this month, subscribers to my mailing list will receive a free Birthday theme paper crafting tutorial delivered right to their email inbox. These inspiring printable, downloadable birthday card and paper crafts tutorials are my gift to you just for being a subscriber to my email newsletter. Not a subscriber yet? No problem! Sign up now and I will send you all four printable, downloadable tutorials starting with the one that went out today for this festive birthday card:
Hooray it's your day
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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Pop Up Box Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Hooray it’s Your Day (Hostess Gift)
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Grapefruit PAPS208, Bermuda PAPS601, Wasabi PAPP506, Seattle PAPS103, Petite Polka Dot Card Stock Mermaid PAPP509, Wasabi PAPP506, and Grapefruit PAPP208, and Chevron Grapefruit PACV208, Wasabi PACV506, and Bermuda PACV601 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Banner Die TAD0001 (Retirement Sale), Balloon Die Set TAD0081, Onyx Mini Brads EABR100, Onyx Bakers Twine EABT100, and Clear Twinkle Stickers EATW000.