Graduation and Handmade Graduation Cards

Desi 2016 Graduation Selfie
June is all about Dad’s and Grads right?! We have a grad of our own in the Alvarez house! Desi (on the left) graduated from Harper College with her Associates in Art last Saturday. I am so proud of her! She is going to continue her education in the fall at Northern Illinois University. Congratulations Desi!
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Here are a couple of cards I made to inspire you for your season of graduation parties. Both handmade graduation cards feature stamp sets from the A Muse Studio May Collection. Order them HERE while you can. Like all the A Muse Studio monthly collections they are here for a limited time – maybe we’ll see ’em again, maybe not!

The first graduation card features A Muse Studio Big Numbers Die Set TAD0160 and Label Maker SHMG093 stamp set. This pair will have you set for endless with graduation cards, milestone birthday cards and anniversary cards. Can you see how awesome flexible and essential both of these items are for your card making and scrapbooking?!
You're the Beast Congratulations
This next card features A Muse Studio You’re the Beast SVSC116 stamp set, also part of the A Muse Studio May Collection. That beast is an excellent graduate when combined with the mortarboard and diploma from A Muse’s School Supplies SSSF017 stamp set. I bet you have a few other hats that might make him a beast for all occasions!
That’s it for today! I hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Take some time out to remember and honor those who have served.

You’re Smokin’ BBQ Grill Stamps for Summer & Father’s Day

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Don’t miss this punny BBQ Grill Stamp Set from A Muse Studio! You can get You’re Smokin from the A Muse Studio May Collection now while supplies last! Go on pop over and order You’re Smokin SSSH040 while it’s still available.
SSSH040 stamp set ($20.99), includes 26 stamps
TAD0244 matching die – set of 17 ($29.99)
This stamp set is a summer ESSENTIAL! Perfect for summer parties, picnics, 4th of July and more!
You're Smokin

Detailed Supply List – Click to shop A Muse Studio 24/7

A Muse Studio supplies used to make this summer DIY party ensemble:
Stamps: A Muse Studio You’re Smokin SSSH040 and Label Maker SHMG093 from the A Muse Studio May Collection available May 1st while supplies last.
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Sky PAPS600, Mermaid PAPS509, Apple Petite Hexagon PAPH210, Pebble Petite Hexagon PAPH102, Papaya PAPS402, Navy PAPS607, Sage PAPS501 and Mushroom PAPS805
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Pennant Die Set TAD0179, Tag Bundle Die Set TAD0209, Landscape Die Set TAD0174, Stitched Circle Die Set TAD0166, Piking Circle Dies TAD0207/TAD0217, Grass Die TAD0005, Star Die Set TAD0009, Bermuda Crepe Paper EAST602, Paper Straws Navy AAPS607, Cherry AAPS204 and Seattle AAPS103, Copic Markers, 3d Foam Adhesive ASFA001, and Tombow Mono Aqua Glue ATMAQ01

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I shared this picture from my mom’s birthday party.
A Muse Studio DIY Party
Did you know that A Muse Studio is your DIY party headquarters?!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this festive DIY Party:
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Berry PAPS209, Lime PAPS502, Violetta PAPS705, Melon Hexagon PAPH305 and Mermaid Petite Polka Dot PAPP509
Accessories: A Muse Studio Half Circle Papel Picado TAD0086, Large Bow Die TAD0064, Onyx Bakers Twine RABT100, Crepe Paper in Berry EAST209, Melon EAST403, Lime EAST502, Bermuda EAST602, Amethyst EAST700, Paper Straws in Bubblegum AAPS203, Orange AAPS301, Lime AAPS502, and Mermaid AAPS509, and 1/4″ Super Stick Tape ATST014

Classes at

May 22nd at 2pm Beginner Copic Workshop and optional Copic Club – $12

Beginner Copic Classes
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.
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. Register HERE:

Your payment is your RSVP. No refunds are offered.

June 13th at 7pm Card Making and Paper Crafting Workshop – $13

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Do you love paper crafting and card making? Then join me for an A Muse Studio card making class!

Card making class is the second Monday of the month, June 13th, at 7pm in my Chicago area home studio. We are making four perfect paper crafted projects for just $13! What an amazing value!

**WAIT** You’re not local? Oh no, you’re busy on the 13th? Or maybe you are on vacation? There’s a solution for that! $15.50 and you can have a personal card making class delivered right to your own home! Use the pull down menu to order your class kit or register for card making class today.

Class or Kit

Please note, your payment is your RSVP. No refunds are offered. If you can not make the class for any reason a kit will be prepared and reserved for your scheduled pick up.

A Muse Studio May Collection is HERE

You're Smokin SSSH040
A Muse Studio hit it out of the park with the NEW May Collection! This first card features You’re Smokin SSSH040. I didn’t save the best for last on this post! I think this is my favorite set in the Amuse Studio May Collection, although I really like the entire offering for the month. This fun grill stamp pairs with 25 accessory stamps and punny sentiments! That’s right, 26 rubber stamps in the huge all occasion stamp set. BTW – You’re Smokin was born to be used with the A Muse Studio Grass Die TAD0005 and Landscape Die Set TAD0174.
BeWild SSSE039
Next up is Be Wild SSSE039, every image in this 12 rubber stamp set is so well thought out! There is a mountain range stamp that can have optional white embossed snowcaps, a large stag image that would make wonderful Christmas cards and a soaring eagle silhouette image. The sentiments in Be Wild make Father’s Day cards and Graduation cards easy, but this set is not limited to those summer occasions!
You're the Beast SVSC116
What can I say about A Muse Studio’s You’re the Beast? It’s the BEAST! I love the limitless possibilities with this stamp set! How cute would he be with a basket ball from Play Ball SVSB057 in his hands? How about a big cupcake from Hey Cupcake SHME015? How about putting a birthday hat or crown on his head from Birthday Icons SVSD094? Wouldn’t he be the BEAST with a bow tie, fedora or sombrero from Build A Man SVSF096?! I am sure your starting to get the idea. You’re the Beast SVSC116 is any kind of card you need to make!
Label Maker SHMG093
A Muse Studio Label Maker SHMG093 is one AMAZING stamp set. Whatever kind of paper crafting you do – you need this set! As of now the consultants have identified 50 possible sentiment combinations that are possible with this one set of 26 stamps. Bonus: LOOK how CUTE it looks on a card front! It’s an exciting way to say so many great greetings!
CLICK HERE to Download a Label Maker Sentiment Combinations List

Shop the A Muse Studio May Collection HERE while supplies last!

*On a personal note, THANK YOU for all your love and kindness as we mourn the loss of my beautiful mother-in-law Ruth and the sad loss of my biological father Ernie. Both passed away suddenly and somewhat tragically on the same day. These have been the strangest and saddest days of my life. I am touched by your help and encouragement. I am once again forever grateful to the crafty friends, customers, fellow consultants and readers I have come to know over the years. Thank you!