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Stampin Up Cool Treats Sweet Cupcake Peekaboo Card

Hey Guys!
I have a really CUTE card making tutorial for you today!

It’s a peekaboo card (there is a hole in the front that reveals a peek at the inside) featuring the Cool Treats bundle from the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog paired perfectly with the Sweet Cupcake bundle from the 2016-17 Annual Catalog.

Request a Stampin’ Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog HERE.

I just love the way this card turned out! I hope you enjoy the video tutorial and the printable project sheet. Thank you for stopping by today! I need to go get dinner on the table before Mr. Alvarez gets home from work.

Quick, before I go, I still haven’t put my last Stmapin’ Up! order in for the month. If you would like to add to my last February order to save on shipping, call me before 10pm 847 922-6795.

If you want to order using the hostess code, C4K7JP7Q before 10pm CST, I will honor this special free offer and send you some nice gifts as my personal thank you.

Shop HERE – use the host code: C4K7JP7Q for a special thank you gift + window box project kit from me.

Get your free Cool Treats Sweet Cupcake Peekaboo Card Project Sheet HERE.

How to make four enclosure cards from one 8.5 x 11 cardstock and two A2 envelopes

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Hey Guys! When I posted these cute Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Enclosure Cards on my blog you went nuts for them. Thank you for all the nice comments and emails!

I was encouraged by the comments and questions so I made a second set of enclosure cards with Stampin’ Up! Pun Intended Hostess Only Stamp Set and Moroccan Designer Series Paper.

Here is a video tutorial showing how to make four enclosure cards from ONE 8.5 x 11 sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock and TWO A2 envelopes. There is even a BONUS printable cutting diagram and supply list. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the tutorial!

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DOWNLOAD AND PRINT YOUR FREE CUTTING DIAGRAM AND SUPPLY LIST HERE
Don’t forget about the amazing Closeouts going on right now!

PROMOTIONS:

You can check out the STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOG RETIRING LIST HERE.

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Check out the CLOSE OUT SALE HERE.

New hostess code: NK37DD6T – get a free thank you gift when you use the hostess code.

Paper & Ink Sketches #1 – Pun Intended

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Hey Guys! Welcome to Paper & Ink Sketches. Here is my first card with the very first Paper & Ink Sketch. I love those bees from the Stampin’ Up! hostess set Pun Intended 141804. Pun Intended is my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp set right now! Below you can save or print the card sketch and the project sheet with instructions, measurements and supply list. Enjoy the inspiration and the free card sketch.

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My December Stampin’ Up! newsletter will contain a great birthday card and project sheet featuring this card sketch! Don’t miss it. If you don’t already subscribe join my mailing list here:

Download and/or print your Paper & Ink Sketch #1
Download and/or print the Pun Intended Project Sheet here.
Don’t forget about the Holiday Stock Up Sale – save 25% on select stamp sets ends tomorrow.
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New hostess code: NK37DD6T – get a free thank you gift when you use the hostess code.

You’re the pineapple of my eye! Pineapple Stamps!

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Summer time is busy time, I know! Thank you for stopping by today. I want to highlight another set from the A Muse Studio June Collection called PINEAPPLE OF MY EYE

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SSSE041 Pineapple of My Eye stamp set, set of 15 – $17.99
TAD0247 Pineapple of My Eye die set, set of 6 – $9.99

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Pineapples are HOT trend right now and I love the versatility of this set. There are three pineapple “bodies” and “tops” in the set with SIX different texturing options. Mix and match! These texturing backgrounds are also FUN background stamps to add texture to your stamped projects.

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Wanna get trendy HOT with your paper crafts projects? Order A Muse Studio HERE. Don’t miss out on the A Muse Studio June Collection while supplies last.

Change of address for SWEET ESCAPE!!

A Muse Studio School Supplies
Please note the change of location for today’s Sweet Escape! Join me for a card making class, two cards and dessert at my Rolling Meadows home studio. I am getting ready for the Schaumburg Scrapbook Expo and things are busy. Thank you for your flexibility, it is saving me travel and packing at a very crucial time. Thank you! Please call to RSVP if you want to pop in for some card making.
(847)922-6795

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this back to school card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio School Supplies SSSF017 and Happy Thoughts SHMC079
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, Toffee PAPS802, and Eucalyptus PAPS604
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Vanilla Twine RATW002, 4mm Buttercup Sequins EASQYEL Copic Markers and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

World Card Making Day Event Share #3

A Muse Studio Days Like This
Momma said there’d be days like this! It’s turning into one of those days. No time to talk – gotta fly. Please RSVP for our A Muse Studio World Card Making Day event as soon as you can so I can be prepared. Please bring a friend! It’s going to be so much FUN. This is the third card we are going to make – everything you need to make the cards, envelopes, food, super sale prices on great A Muse Studio products, and more surprises all included for just $15. Come celebrate WORLD CARD MAKING DAY with us!

Friday, October 3rd 7pm to 9pm – $15
Panera Bread
9609 South Perryville Rd
Rockford, IL

Saturday, October 4th 1pm to 3pm – $15
RAM Restaurant
1909 McConnor Parkway
Schaumburg, IL
Call Marisa to RSVP (847)922-6795

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Life Happens Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Days Like This SJEG017, Hexagon Background SHMC039
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Bermuda PAPS601, Papaya PAPS402, Seattle PAPS103, Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601, and Seattle Chevron PACV103
Ink: A Muse Studio Mermaid IAPF509, and Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Crystal Clear Glaze EACL000, Copic Marker, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

World Card Making Day Events Share #2

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Running out for a play date – mom duty calls. No time to chat, sorry! Here is the details for our Schaumburg, IL and Rockford, IL WORLD CARD MAKING DAY EVENTS. They are going to be fun – I promise. Just join us already! Gosh.
Join me for a CARD MAKING ROAD TRIP:

Friday, October 3rd 7pm to 9pm – $15
Panera Bread
9609 South Perryville Rd
Rockford, IL

Saturday, October 4th 1pm to 3pm – $15
RAM Restaurant
1909 McConnor Parkway
Schaumburg, IL
Call Marisa to RSVP (847)922-6795

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make thisHappy Camper Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Happy Camper SNSD087
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Bermuda PAPS601, Papaya PAPS402, Apple PAPS210, Grass PAPS503, Cocoa PAPS804 and Seattle PAPS103
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

World Card Making Day Celebration Share #1

Enjoy the Ride
Here is one of the cards we will be making at our A Muse Studio World Card Making Day Event in Rockford and Schaumburg. Come make three cards, eat some yummy food, spend time with crafty ladies, get a GREAT deal on some A Muse Studio Stamp Sets, be inspired and CELEBRATE the craft we love! Just $15 for all the fun, food, cards and envelopes. Cash bar – buy your own drinks. Two times and locations to choose from. Please RSVP to Marisa by October 2nd. (847)922-6795
WORLD CARD MAKING DAY ROAD TRIP CELEBRATIONS
Friday, October 3rd 7pm to 9pm
Panera Bread
9609 South Perryville Rd
Rockford, IL

Saturday, October 4th 1pm to 3pm
RAM Restaurant
1909 McConnor Parkway
Schaumburg, IL
Call Marisa to RSVP (847)922-6795

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make thisWheely Cute Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Enjoy the Ride SBSH009, Silver Lining SNSM079 and I Was Here SHMC040
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, and Seattle Petite Polka Dot PAPP103
Ink: A Muse Studio Cherry IAPF204, Papaya IAPF402, Bermuda IAPF 601 and Memento Rich Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Onyx Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon RAST100, 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001, Corner Chomper TCHRCH1

Paper Pieced Backgrounds with Amuse Papel Picado Dies

A Muse Studio Papel Picado

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Scrapbook Expo set up is tomorrow. My initial Mary Kay order is here. Awesome ladies will be picking up A Muse Studio and Mary Kay products all day. It’s BUSY up in here YO. Enjoy the Papel Picado Die paper pieced background video tutorial. See ya at the Chicago Area Scrapbook Expo?


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A Muse Studio supplies used to make these Papel Picado cards:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Hola Amigo SASD046 and Southern Sass SHMM042
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Papaya PAPS402, Habanero PAPS307, Wasabi PAPS504, Azul PAPS608, and Winter Sky PAPS605
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800, and VersaMark Ink IVMP001
Accessories: A Muse Studio Rectangle TAD0085 and Geometric TAD0087 Papel Picado Die, White Embossing Powder EAEP001, Vanilla RATW002 and Toffee RATW802 Twine, Corner Chomper TCNRCH1, Copic Markers and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

Hey Foxy Papel Picado Splash

Hey Foxy Papel Picado
I love this card. It’s not for anything really yet. I just made it because stamping is fun! I cut A Muse Studio clear cardstock with the Amuse geometric Papel Picado Die to make my own stencil. I put the stencil over the Habanero cardstock then sprayed with Habanero Splash Ink. Lift the stencil straight up and allow the pretty background you just made dry. Color the fox image from the A Muse Studio Hey Foxy stamp set with Copic markers and die cut. Stamp the banner with Crafty Like a Fox sentiment, embellish with a Fiesta button. Adhere banner and fox to the now dry Habanero background. Embellish the Habanero panel with crepe paper flowers and adhere to a Cocoa cardbase.
You can check out my Papel Picado Splash Video Tutorial here. I also did a crepe paper flower tutorial here. I hope you are inspired to get crafty! Thank you for stopping by my kitchen table today.

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make these stenciled thank you notes:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Hey Foxy SNSD083
Paper: A Muse Studio Cocoa PAPS804, Habanero PAPS307, and Vanilla PAPS002
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800, Habanero Splash Ink IASP307
Accessories: A Muse Studio Geometric Papel Picado Die TAD0087, Clear Cardstock PGCC000, Amethyst EAST700, Berry EAST209, Melon EAST403, Orange EAST301, Lime EAST502 Crepe Paper, Antique Brass Mini Brads EABR007, Vanilla Twine RATW002 Copic Markers and Fiesta Button Assortment EABTFSA.

License Plate Gum Wrapper Tutorial

License Plate Wrappers
I will be making some of these adorable license plate gum wrapper paper crafts projects. This is just one of the fun ready to roll workshop projects that A Muse Studio consultants are provided with each month. Being an Amuse consultant is easy with support tools like the ready to roll workshop. Do you want to know more about joining A Muse? Call me or email me – Let’s talk OR click here to join A Muse Studio now.
These gum wrapper license plates can be size adjusted to fit any kind of gum or candy bar. They are the perfect teacher gift or bring one to your hair dresser, physical therapist, trainer, co-workers, neighbors, teenager, mail carrier, bus driver, dentist/hygienist or… Well you get the picture – every one will love them!
Enjoy the free printable downloadable instructions:
FREE Printable Downloadable License Plate Gum Wrappers Tutorial.
ENJOY!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this handmade birthday card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Stamp Collection SVSE063 and Wish You Were Here SHMD020
Paper: A Muse Studio Slate PAPS101, Sugar PAPS001
Ink: A Muse Studio Wasabi IAPF506, Mermaid IAPF509, and Slate IAPF101
Accessories: A Muse Studio Antique Brass Eyelets EAEY007, Corner Chomper TCNRCH1, Crop-a-Dile TCROP01, Even Taller Alphabet Set TAD0073, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen AGPFNTP, 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

Happy Camper A Muse Studio

A Muse Studio Happy Camper
You make me a happy camper! Yes you! Thank you for visiting today. Just a sweet little card made with a brand new A Muse Studio Stamp Set available in the new 2014-15 A Muse Studio Catalog. I hope it inspires you. Happy Stamping and Card Making!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this delightful handmade card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Happy Camper SNSD087 and SNSM079
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky PAPS600, Sage PAPS501, Sugar PAPS001, Seattle PAPS103, Pebble PAPS102, Cocoa PAPS804, and Cherry PAPS204
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Rich Cocoa Ink IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Sugar Mini Brads EABR001, Signo White Gel Pen MNSW001, Blush Crepe Paper EAST200, Heart Trio Die Set TAD0015

Big Cups Cooking Merit Badge

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Yes, it says I like big cups and I can not lie! This is another card for Camp Wanna Stamp, you will make this card when you earn your cooking merit badge. Just email me or give me a call to RSVP for stamp camp! Here is the updated schedule again:
World Travel Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 7th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Wildlife Observation Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 14th at 10 am OR 6:30pm
Photography Skills Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 28th at 10 am OR 6:30pm
Cooking Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday September 4th at 10 am OR 6:30pm

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this stamp camp card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Need to Venti SHMA066, and Perk Up SHMA067
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601, Kraft PAKRAFT, Vanilla PAPS002, Apple PAPS210, Margarita PAPS511, Cocoa PAPS804, Bermuda PAPS601 and Fiesta 6×6 Pattern Paper PATWSMA
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Halloween Washi Tape Assortment ESWH003

Stamp Camp in Rolling Meadows

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Card making classes start Thursday August 7th in my Rolling Meadows home studio. Join us for Camp Wanna Stamp – it’s crafty summer stamp camp for adults. Treat yourself to some fun and whimsy. We will be making this card in the Camp Wanna Stamp Photography Merit Badge Card Making Class. The Camp Wanna Stamp card making classes will be scheduled as follows. Due to unexpected circumstances my dates have shifted slightly, please note the changes. Each class is $15 – prepay $48 for the entire stamp camp series and save.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE:
World Travel Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 7th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Wildlife Observation Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 14th at 10 am OR 6:30pm
Photography Skills Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 28th at 10 am OR 6:30pm
Cooking Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday September 4th at 10 am OR 6:30pm

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this stamp camp card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio We Just Click SVSD0066
Paper: A Muse Studio Onyx PAPS100, Sugar PAPS001, Cherry PAPS204, and Slate Woodgrain PNWG101
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaMark IVMP001, VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082, and Slate Splash IASP101
Accessories: A Muse Studio Medium Scallop Border Die TAD0092, Large Pinking Border Die TAD0088, White Embossing Powder EAEP001 and Cranberry Glitter EAGL206

A Muse Studio Card Making Classes

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Camp Wanna Stamp is COMING! Join me in the Schaumburg Area for card making classes with A Muse Studio Consultant Marisa Alvarez! Every Thursday in August is Camp Wanna Stamp. Let’s have some fun and whimsey with a summer stamp camp! This little cutie card is part of the Wildlife Observation Badge stamp camp. You are going to love the Splash Ink technique used to achieve the look of calico on that cat.
Illinois A Muse Studio Card Making Classes
CAMP WANNA STAMP:
World Travel Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 7th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Wildlife Observation Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 14th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Photography Skills Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 21st at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Cooking Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 28th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Campers who prepay for ALL FOUR Camp Wanna Stamp Badges receive a discounted rate of $12 per class – $48 in advance.

I will be announcing a open stamp make up date for those who are prepaying. You will be able to come and stamp any camps that you might have to miss – prepaying is an easy no worries way to be sure you don’t miss any of the FUN!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this stamp camp card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Nine Lives SVESE056
Paper: A Muse Studio Orange PAPS301, Sugar PAPS001, and Onyx Petite Polka Dot PAPP100
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900, Slate Splash IASP101 and Orange Splash IASP301
Accessories: A Muse Studio Classic Tag Die Set TAD0019, Seattle Bakers Cording RABC103

JUST FOR FUN:
This is my RIGHT NOW. Posting from the road to St. Louis for the Rubber Stamp Events Show.
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