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Chicago Area A Muse Studio Catalog Debut Card Making Class

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Registration is still open for my A Muse Studio 2015-16 Catalog Debut Card Making Class! Card Making Class is just $18 for three beautiful, high quality handmade cards. Early bird registration is over – but since I am late posting this class – TAKE $5 off. Enjoy the early bird discount all of MAY! Be sure to register by May 31st to take advantage of the discount. Your payment is your RSVP.

In this class:

– You will see what’s new first – and use it!
– You will receive a copy of the brand new 2015-16 A Muse Studio Catalog
– I will teach you how to emboss with your dies – THINK OF THE NEW POSSIBILITIES!
– I will show you one AWESOME tool and you will use it THREE ways! I am going to show you at least FIVE ways to use it!

See you in class!
Please bring dry adhesive (if you prefer it) any basic crafting tools you can not live without.
Can’t make it to class but want a kit? There is an option for that!
REGISTER or RESERVE YOUR KIT HERE.

Join Amuse for $49 and get a free gift

Join Amuse
Have you been thinking about joining A Muse Studio? It’s so much fun being an A Muse Studio Consultant! Here are just a few of my favorite things about being an A Muse Demonstrator:

  • I see Amuse Stamps FIRST! The consultant preorder is going on right now. The 2015-16 A Muse Studio Catalog debuts on June 15th- GET YOUR FREE COPY, DETAILS HERE. I get to see it (and order it) all before everyone else.
  • I get a discount on all my stamping, card making and scrapbooking supplies! It starts at 20% and goes up from there!
  • I spend my work day with paper and ink AND people who LOVE paper and ink! – Do you live in Illinois, Northern Indiana, Southern Wisconsin? Want to see what I mean about being an A Muse Studio Consultant? Join me on May30th for our A Muse Team MiniCon. It’s a full day of stamping, sharing, eating, laughing and learning, If you have ever thought about joining A Muse – You’re invited! It’s a free day of fun and information – my treat. Details HERE. RSVP HERE.
  • Already know you want to be a demonstrator for A Muse Studio? Great! Sign up here click start a business in the upper right – it only takes a few minutes. Your free gift is waiting!!

    It’s all about the SALE – about the SALE…

    The new Amuse Catalog debuts June 15th! Here is more 50% off A Muse Studio Card Making Inspiration! Orders over $35, before tax and shipping, placed this weekend get a FREE A Muse Studio 2015-16 catalog AUTOMATICALLY! Happy Memorial Day! Pop over to my webstore and place your order. Click shop in the upper right, stamps in the center and then 2015 Retiring Sale on the left to be brought right to the 50% off sale – in pictures. HERE is the list if you want to browse with a catalog.
    Silver Lining
    WAS $24.99
    NOW $12.50
    A Muse Silver LiningA Muse Silver Lining

    Squeeze the Day
    WAS $36.99
    NOW $18.50

    A Muse Studio Squeeze the DayA Muse Studio Squeeze the Day
    A Muse Studio Squeeze the DayA Muse Studio Squeeze the Day
    Seasonal Branch
    WAS $14.99
    NOW $7.50
    Madison MingleA Muse Studio Seasonal BranchA Muse Studio Seasonal Branch

    More 50% off Amuse Stamps Inspiration

    More Amuse Stamps sets have SOLD OUT as of this morning! Shop the A Muse Studio Retirement 50% off SALE early while the selection is still good! Combine with the A Muse Studio hostess rewards and get even more for your crafty dollars! Enjoy the parade of card making inspiration then go make cards!

    If you missed Monday’s post there is even more card making inspiration here. CLICK HERE to shop A Muse Studio 24/7. Click Shop in the upper right, Stamps in the center, then click 2015 Retirement Sale on the left menu to shop all the discount stamp sets.
    Sea Shells – SJEH003
    WAS $12.99
    NOW $6.50
    May Thank You Note Sea ShellsBathing Beauties
    Touch of Nature – SBSG011
    WAS $19.99
    NOW $10.00
    One Layer All Things Nature
    Friends Fur-ever – SISQ012
    WAS $21.99
    NOW $11.00
    skunk nuggets
    Friends Fur-everFriends Fur-ever
    Just Because – SISH002
    WAS $12.99
    NOW $6.50
    Plant Identification Nice To Think About
    Pretty Peonies – SVSD024
    WAS $16.99
    NOW $8.50
    Water Sports Thank You

    50% off favorite Amuse Stamps

    You wont believe how far your stamping dollars will stretch right now! Enjoy the A Muse Studio Retirement Sale and save 50% PLUS do like my savvy customers and COMBINE with the hostess rewards! Place an order of $150 or more and get an additional $25 OR MORE in FREE product! Shop today while the selection is best – this sale is while supplies last. Email or call me (847)922-6795 with your order of $150 or more so I can add your FREE A Muse Studio products! Here are a few of my favorite retiring stamp sets to inspire you!
    Mad For Plaids SJEH004 – Endless Background Paper – Plaid, gingham and Stripes!
    WAS 12.99
    NOW 6.50
    april kitSqueeze the Day
    Under the Big Top SISP024
    WAS $26.99
    NOW $13.50
    belated birthday cardA Muse Studio Under the Big TopUnder the Big Top
    Anchors Aweigh SYWQ001
    WAS $27.99
    NOW $14.00
    A Muse Studio DIY Pirate PartyPopcorn Box Die

    Pyramid Box DieCandy Box Die Set
    Springtime Day SBSM010
    WAS $24.99
    NOW $12.50
    Springtime DayA Muse Studio Springtime DayMarch Stamp Class Springtime Day

    Last Call A Muse Studio Stamps 50% off

    50% off Amuse Stamps
    Last call for the Retirement Sale! Tons of great Amuse Stamps are on sale 50% off beginning today. Call me 847 922-6795, email me or place your order HERE. Click shop in the upper right, click on Stamps, then click on 2015 Retiring Sale on the left. Whatever you do, HURRY! Things are selling out before my eyes!
    Happy Sale Shopping!

    how to make a card – my card making and paper crafting process part 2

    A Muse Bottle Rockets
    Hi Guys – Welcome back for the reveal. I showed you a glimpse into my creative process on Monday and promised to share one of the handmade cards that the process yielded. We are going to make this card and two others in June if you join me for an A Muse Studio Card Making Class. Each handmade card will feature a different brand new A Muse Studio stamp set. This A Muse Studio Stamp Camp will serve as a sneak preview of the 2015 A Muse Studio Catalog! HOW EXCITING! This card is just one of six handmade cards and projects I made when I sat down to craft with that pile of supplies. I will display all six items (and much more) at card making class for your inspiration. Do you live in the Chicago area? Want to join me for an A Muse Studio Card Making Class? Find out more here – don’t delay. Early birds SAVE 5 BUCKS! The early bird discount ends May 21st.

    how to make a card – my card making and paper crafting process

    Hello from your A Muse Studio Consultant! It is a chilly rainy day. I call that stamping weather! I am locked in my studio all day today. There is so much that I have to get done for YOU! I thought I might talk to you today about my creative process. Lots of stampers ask me how I make a card or paper craft project. It varies, but often starts this way:
    A Muse Studio Bottle Rockets
    First I will choose a color palette, I usually do that with A Muse Studio Card Stock. Here I have:

  • A Muse Studio Honeycomb Cardstock (available June 2015) in Sky, Navy and Apple
  • A Muse Studio Mini Dot Cardstock (available June 2015) in those same colors
  • A Muse Studio Solid Cardstock in Navy, Sky, Apple and Sugar
  • Then once my color palette develops, I grabbed my Amuse stamps. This color palette was begging to be paired with A Muse Studio Bottle Rockets (also available June 2015).
    Last step before I get started with the actual card making is to do a mad grab of any A Muse Studio Dies, accessories and embellishments that fit or enhance the theme that is developing.
    A Muse Studio Dies and Treat Bags
    As you can see from the picture, I don’t hold back! I grab anything that might work or anything that I might want to feature. Obviously I can not use all of this on one handmade card or paper craft project. The object is to get the creative juices flowing and make more than one card or project in a sitting. I need to be efficient to keep you inspired.
    Well, that’s it for today. Come back Wednesday for a look at one of the handmade cards I made with this pile of A Muse Studio goodies!

    Chicago Area A Muse Card Making Class

    Friends Fur-ever
    Do you want learn to be a better card maker in a fun social and hands-on experience?
    Want to impress family and friends by sending the most beautiful handmade greeting cards? Want to SAVE money on your stamping supplies and get a personal tour of the A Muse Studio Retirement SALE?
    Registration is now open for my A Muse Studio Retirement SALE Card Making Class! Registration is open until May 7th. Card Making Class is just $18 for three beautiful, high quality handmade cards – until May 7th. What a GREAT VALUE! Use the paypal button below, your payment is your RSVP. See you in class!
    Please bring dry adhesive (if you prefer it) any basic crafting tools you can not live without.
    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 after registration closes on May 7th.


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    Please note – RSVP must be made by your payment. Class fee payments are nonrefundable. If you can not attend after you have made payment a class kit will be reserved for you.

    Papel Picado Dies for Cinco de Mayo

    Papel Picado Die
    Happy Cinco de Mayo! I am just home from A Muse Studio’s National Conference and so excited to share all of what’s new with you! Let me start with these adorable diy party decorations! A Muse Studio staff worked very hard to welcome us with their creativity. These diy banner decorations were part of the welcome reception decor. I love them! The white scallop is cut with A Muse Studio Half Circle Large Papel Picado Die. When dressed up with one of our Bow Dies and paired with pretty paper lanterns, this diy Papel Picado isn’t just for Cinco de Mayo anymore! Wouldn’t this banner look great at any diy birthday party? You can get the Papel Picado Dies in three fun shapes: Half Circle (shown), Geometric (my favorite) and Rectangle. Browse over to my webstore and buy your Papel Picado Dies today – go on, be a diy party HERO!

    Papel Picado Die

    Click to shop A Muse Studio 24/7

    A Muse Studio supplies used to make this DIY Party Banner Decor:
    Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001 and BRAND NEW Melon Honeycomb Cardstock – Available June 2015
    Accessories: A Muse Studio Papel Picado Die Half Circle TAD0086, Large Bow Die TAD0064, A Muse Studio Crepe Paper in Melon EAST403, Orange EAST301, Blush EAST200, Mini Clothespins EACMINI, and Blush Baker Cording RABC200.

    A Muse Studio Popcorn Box Birdhouse Tutorial

    Enjoy this printable, downloadable birdhouse treat box tutorial. These would make the prettiest party favors. Don’t miss the Venetian Background Stamp for the roof. It’s on the A Muse Studio Retirement SALE now – while supplies last. Shop the A Muse Studio Retirement SALE and save 35% on almost 100 Amuse stamps sets while they last. Click over to my webstore to browse the sale. Just click shop on the upper right corner, then click stamps, then click on 2015 Retiring Sale on the left. Go cash in the savings!

    Popcorn Box Die

    Click HERE to print and/or download your FREE Birdhouse Treat Box Tutorial