This first lovely tag was my favorite, although there were so many beautiful and festive designs. It was made by Katie. When I saw it, I gasped a little.
It’s made with the Stampin’ Up! Festive Flower Builder Punch (139682). Wanna hear something sad? I passed up this punch when it was on sale. I wish I bought it!
This second tag is the Christmas tag that I made for my cookies. It features Santa’s Sleigh from Stampin’ Up!. You can get Santa’s Sleigh and the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies together (143499) with the bundle discount now through January 3rd.
Santa’s Sleigh and many other bundles won’t be offered with the bundle pricing in the future. Don’t be like me and wish you got it while it was on sale! Be sure to check out the Closeout Sale.
I made my Grandma’s potato chip cookies for the cookie exchange. They turned out excellent – just like I remember! If you try them sometime, please let me know how you like them. I am happy to share this family recipe with you. Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy!
Rosemary’s Potato Chip Cookies
3 c. Sifted Flour
2 C. Butter – softened
2 Egg Yolks
2 c. Powdered Sugar + more for dusting
2 t. Vanilla Extract
2 c. Crushed Potato Chips
1 c. Chopped Walnuts
Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg yolks and vanilla, blend well. Add flour gradually, be sure not to over mix. Fold in potato chips and nuts. Drop on ungreased cookie sheet with a teaspoon or small disher. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
I like these a day or two later as the potato chips become more a part of the butter and sugar and flour. They really are delicious.
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Here’s a fun fall treat we will be making in Amuse Stamps class on Monday, October 10th at 7pm in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio. These Hershey Miniatures are all dressed up for your Thanksgiving table favors! The A Muse Studio Candy Wrapper Die Set TAD0141 and brand new Happy Hello SVSD124 Stamp Set make these pretty fall treats a breeze to create! Wouldn’t these look pretty as your Thanksgiving place cards? Order A Muse Studio Candy Wrapper Dies HERE and Autumn Wishes HERE.
Card making class is the second Monday of the month, August 8th, at 7pm in my Chicago area home studio. We are making four perfect paper crafted projects for just $13! What an amazing value! We will be making this Creepy Coffin Treat Box and three awesome cards.
**WAIT** You’re not local? Oh no, you’re busy on the 8th? 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.
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!
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
Share your A Muse Studio paper crafts projects with #ILOVEAMUSE on Instagram. If A Muse Studio shares your pic you get a $25 product coupon! Cool right?
I shared this picture from my mom’s birthday party.
Did you know that A Muse Studio is your DIY party headquarters?!
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
Do you love paper crafting and card making? Then join me for an A Muse Studio card making class!
•Go on, get out for a little ‘me time’.
•Keep your new year’s resolution to make time for paper crafting.
•Meet new crafty friends in an enjoyable and creative environment.
Card making class is the second Monday of the month, February 8th, at 7pm in my Chicago suburban home studio. We are making four perfect paper crafted projects, including the adorable Short Popcorn Box treat pictured above, for just $13! What a phenomenal value! Got questions, call me (847)922-6795 otherwise, classes are filling fast, register today to guarantee your spot.
**WAIT** You’re not local? I hear it all the time, “I wish I lived closer to Marisa!” Stop lamenting and get a kit! There’s an option for that! $15.50 and you have a personal card making class in your own home! Use the pull down menu to order your class kit or register for card making class right now.
A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Short Popcorn Box Die Treat:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Our Town SNSB091 and *Tiptoe Through the Tulips SSSD036 *from the A Muse Studio February Collection available February 1st while supplies last
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky Reverse Polka Dot PAPR600, Sugar PAPS001, Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601, Mermaid PAPS509 and Wasabi Petite Hexagon PAPH506.
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Short Popcorn Box Die TAD0108, Rounded Pennant Duo Die Set TAD0180, Tag Bundle Die Set TAD0209, Lime Organdy Ribbon RAOR502, Copic Markers and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001
Have you heard about the A Muse Studio Clearance Sale? It’s been a while since I posted about it.
I used the A Muse Studio Big Heart Die Set to make these beautiful Felt Heart Valentine’s Pockets two years ago. I enjoy hanging them up in my home every year! Check out the free tutorial HERE.
Now you can get the A Muse Studio Big Heart Die Set for just $12.50 – That’s half off the $24.99 retail price. Can you get more relevant than that? Valentine’s ON CLEARANCE in time for your Valentine’s Day Crafts!
Well, then go shop the A Muse Studio Clearance Sale! I promise it’s not a bunch of cast off stuff no one wants! There is BEAUTIFUL, relevant, useful, on trend Amuse Stamps, and dies at 50% off. There is so much to choose from at really great prices! Go on – go buy up the good deals while they last!
OH – And don’t forget, A Muse Studio is offering a rare 10% discount on customer orders placed on or before January 31st. Use Amuse COUPON CODE: January10 at checkout and SAVE.
Are you getting ready to ring in the new year? I am having company tonight for New Year’s Eve so I am busy cleaning and cooking. I thought I would stop in with a quick New Year hostess gift idea and New Year card idea before the holiday weekend. I wont see you again until Monday, I am taking the weekend off with my family. Please, come back Monday for more sneak peeks from the Amuse Studio January Collection! Have a very happy and safe new year! Cheers to you!
You can still order from the A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog and Amuse December Collection through 11:59 ET tonight, both expire today! The December Labels and Five Points Alphabet Stamp Sets used on this sweet New Year’s Eve Hostess Gift are perfect for your scrapbooking, project life, planners and card projects.
Meal Plan Stamp Set is perfect for cards and will keep you on track in your 2016 planner. Don’t you love the Crystal Clear Glaze on the bottle and what about those little bubbles!? The bubbles are holes made in the celebrate layer with a Crop-a-dile revealing the yellow color Silk Micro Fine Glitter Paper underneath! The idea is brilliant. Here is a FREE printable tutorial. Happy New Year! Be sure to visit again on the 4th for more peeks from the A Muse January Collection!
I am having so much fun with A Muse Studio Build A Man Die Set. With the wide variety of hats, ties, and mustaches this die set is quickly becoming a new favorite. You can make this Build A Man birthday card at my December A Muse Studio Schaumburg, IL Card Making Class. All Chicago Area A Muse Studio fans are welcome! Class is December 21st at 7pm. More information is HERE. Register HERE.
**BONUS** Enjoy this FREE Build A Man Candy Packages Tutorial. CUTE right!?
**HEADS UP** A Muse Studio is moving it’s headquarters from Seattle to North Carolina. There will be a pause in shipping. If you want any A Muse Studio products shipped in 2015 you need to order on or before December 17th, this Thursday! Shipping should resume from the North Carolina warehouse the first week of January 2016.
Will I see you this weekend in Madison, WI for the One of a Kind Stamp Show? This is one of the make n takes we will be offering for just $1! A Muse Studio Candy Wrapper Dies and Candy Package Dies make SWEET table favors and place cards for your holiday table! Isn’t that bitty snowman from Christmas in Our Town just too CUTE! If you attend the show, I hope that you will stop by my A Muse Studio booth and say hey.
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A MUSE STUDIO ANNOUNCED IT’S BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Christmas Treat:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Christmas in Our Town SNSE095
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky Petite Hexagon PAPH600 and Sugar PAPS100
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Candy Package TWO Die TAD0136, Candy Wrappers Die Set TAD0141, Christmas in Our Town Die Set TAD0189 Cherry Bakers Cording RABC2042, and Copic Markers R29, Y17 and YR16.
Linda made the CUTEST little Halloween treat boxes on the A Muse Studio blog here. They inspired this gingerbread house treat box. I modified the box to fit my needs. It really is easy to make any die a treat box when you apply the formula.
Like Linda, I started with the measurement of the Gingerbread Tag Die from the A Muse Studio 2015 Holiday Catalog ($9.95). Die cut two gingerbread tag die houses. The width of the lower half of the house is 1 7/8″ so I need to make my box a bit smaller – 1 3/4″. The measurement from the bottom of the house to the roof is 1 1/8″ so I made the height of my box base 1″ high.
To calculate the size of cardstock you need, you’ll need:
1″ side HEIGHT + 1.75″ bottom WIDTH + 1″ side HEIGHT = 3.75″
I didn’t want my box to be square so here’s were I modified. Instead of cutting a 3.75″ square, I want a narrow box for three Hershey kisses in a treat bag. To change the depth of the box from 1.75 to .75 it looks like this:
1″ side HEIGHT + .75 bottom DEPTH + 1″ side HEIGHT = 2.75″
Cut your base 3.75″ x 2.75″ then score at 1 inch all around. Then fold up same as Linda’s square base box. Fun! AND the possibilities are ENDLESS.
Wanna make one? Join us for stamp class at 7pm on Monday December 21st. This is going to be a little bonus project. Everyone was just crazy over this little treat so we’ll make one! Stamp classes are just $13 and are held at my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio. All Chicago area stampers are welcome. Register for class here.
Everyone is asking me about the A Muse Studio Lunch Sack Die! Look at this CUTE Halloween Treat. Those are rolls of Smarties wrapped with the A Muse Studio Mysterious Manor 6×6 Halloween paper. The Smarties fit PERFECT in the new A Muse Studio Lunch Sack treat bag. This is perfect and inexpensive way to treat everyone you know to Halloween goodies! Click here to order your Lunch Sack Die now and get started on those Halloween treats!
A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Halloween Treat:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Do You Belive in Magic SSSH027 available 10-1 while supplies last
Paper: A Muse Studio Mysterious Manor PATWHMM and Black Magic Paper Pack PAMCMGC available 10-1 while supplies last
Ink: A Muse Studio Navy IAPF607 or Slate IAPF101, Blackberry Splash! Ink IASP702 and Lemon Whip Splash! Ink IASP400
Accessories: A Muse Studio Vanilla Twine RATW002, 4mm Trick or Treat Sequins EASQTOT, Onyx Pearl Stickers EAPR100, Circle Die Set TAD0165 or TAD0167, Pinking Circles Die Set TAD0207 or TAD0217 and Lunch Sack Die TAD0206.
Here are the projects you will need to complete to earn your Hiking and Backpacking badge. Sign Up for Camp Wanna Stamp today! Spots are already filling and I haven’t sent a newsletter yet. Here are the details again, more previews coming soon!
Hey Chicago Area A Muse Studio card making, paper crafting fans! Camp Wanna Stamp is BACK for 2015! Please join me in my Rolling Meadows home studio for Camp Wanna Stamp 2015. All Chicago Area Rubber Stampers are WELCOME!
Questions – Call me (847)922-6795
August 29th from 10 am – 2pm
Earn badges for stamping! It’s so much FUN.
$35 – 8 projects, Camp Wanna Stamp Badges, Lunch and snacks included.
RSVP by using the Paypal button below (or send a check), your payment is your RSVP. Please note that there are no refunds – should you not be able to attend a kit will be reserved for you.