A Muse Studio Card Making Classes

Nine Lives Amuse Stamps
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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A Muse Studio Camp Wanna Stamp

Eat Your Veggies
Wanna Stamp? Me too! Join me for Camp Wanna Stamp, A Muse Studio Card Making Classes, EVERY Thursday in August. Join Rolling Meadows Amuse Creative Consultant, Marisa Alvarez to make cards with a theme and earn your stamping merit badge. There are four badges to collect. Let’s have some grown up SUMMER CAMP fun and whimsey!
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 handmade card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Eat Your Veggies SHMQ038 and Southern Sass SHMM042
Paper: A Muse Studio Kraft PKRAFT, Sugar PAPS001, Cherry PAPS204, Bermuda Petite Pinstripe PASR601 and Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601
Ink: A Muse Studio Cherry IAPF204, Toffee IAPF802, and Seattle IAPF103
Accessories: A Muse Studio Nesabilities Square and Scalloped Square Dies, Seattle Bakers Cord RABC103, and Corner Chomper TCNRCH1

how to make crepe paper flower embellishments

A Muse Studio Flowers Die Set
This How to Make Crepe Paper Flowers Video Tutorial is a long over due! I have been trying to get this done for over a month! I am sorry to have kept you waiting. Please enjoy the first video detailing how to make crepe paper flowers with your die cut machine.

The second video walks you through how EASY these flowers are to use in your projects – trust me you want to see my tricks! If you can open a mini brad, you can make and use these crepe paper flower embellishments! Watch me make a card with A Muse Studio crepe paper flowers:

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make crepe paper flowers:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Friends Fur-ever SISQ012, and Fiesta SHME061 (available July 1st)
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, and Winter Sky PAPS605
Ink: A Muse Studio Azul IAPF608 (available July 1st), and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Flowers Die Set TAD0076, Fiesta Die Set TAD0084 (available July 1st), Holiday Tags Die Set TAD0019, Watermelon EAST202, Blush EAST200, Sugar EAST0001, and Lime EAST502 Crepe Paper, Toffee Twine RATW802, Vanilla Bag of Buttons EABT002, Antique Brass Mini Brads EABR007, Tombow Mono Aqua Glue ATMAQ01, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

wish you were here – usa map stamp

wish you were here
Don’t you love it when a card just happens?! I made the glitter background paper for this card with the A Muse Studio Rolling Seas Background Stamp, VersaMark, Simple Stick Embossing Powder and Mermaid Glitter on Mermaid Cardstock. When The glitter waves were done, I had no idea what I was going to do with it! I grabbed my A Muse Studio Wish You Were Here stamp set and just let a card happen. I love the results. Maybe I should loosen up and just let cards happen more often. I am in love with my Wish You Were Here stamp set. The US map stamp makes it perfect for project life scrapbooking! I need to get that pocket album I ordered and put some pictures in it. That’s all for today. It’s a busy sad day for me. I have a wake today and funeral tomorrow. This week could be kinda quiet around here – we’ll see.
I am going to enter this card in Sentimental Sunday’s Anything (and a Sentiment) Goes Challenge.

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this handmade card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Rolling Seas Background SYWC002, Wish You Were Here SHMD020, and I Was Here SHMC040
Paper: A Muse Studio Kraft PAKRAFT, Mermaid PAPS509, and Graph Cardstock PAGR001
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaMark IVMP001 and Onyx Black VersaFine Ink IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Cranberry EAGL206 and Mermaid EAGL509 Glitter, Holiday Assortment Washi Tape ESWH001 (sorry sold out) and Tuxedo Assortment Washi Tape ESWT002, Onyx Bakers Twine RABT100, White Embossing Powder EAEP001, Simple Stick Embossing Powder EASS001 and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

Sweet Escape Berry Yo Arlington Heights

A Muse Studio Sprinkled with Love
Thursday, June 12th at 1:30pm
Berry Yo
50 N. Vail Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Join me at Berry Yo in Arlington Heights for a sweet escape. Make two cards for $6 then stay for a frozen yogurt experience! The yogurt is self-serve with 16 flavors to choose from. Top your yogurt however you want and then pay by the ounce. YUM! All adult crafters and children 10+ supervised by an adult are welcome. Please RSVP by email or use the meetup link and join the group. Let’s have a sweet summer card making meetup!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this sweet handmade card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Sprinkled with Love SHMG051
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Copic Markers, Crystal Clear Glaze EACL000 and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

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.

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

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 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.

CAS270 Star Die Trio Set

Star Trio Dies
Here is a quick CAS card for Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Card Challenge CAS270. I used A Muse Studio Papaya Card Stock and Lemon Whip Glitter to make my own glitter paper. You can see a video how to here. When it was cool I die cut stars using A Muse Studio’s Star Die Trio. My card base is A Muse Studio Navy Card Stock. I embossed the On My Stars sentiment from A Muse Studio’s Southern Sass then adhered the stars with foam dimensional tape. Easy peasy. Thank you for stopping by today!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Clean and Simple Challenge Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Southern Sass SHMM042
Paper: A Muse Studio Navy PAPS607, and Papaya PAPS402 Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaMark Onyx Black Ink IVMP001
Accessories: A Muse Studio Star Trio Die Set TAD0009, Lemon Whip Glitter EAGL400, Simple Stick Embossing Powder EASS0001, White Embossing Powder EAEP001 and Corner Chomper TCNRCH1.

Chicago Area Card Class Today and Monday

A Muse Studio Sparrow Dies
Want to get crafty with a Spring Technique Stamping and Card Making Class? We are going to make pretty crepe paper ruffles and glitter swallow embellishments in this class! It’s not to late to join us. Give me a call (847)922-6795 and reserve your spot in class today at 1:00 PM or Monday evening at 6:30PM. I love my A Muse Studio Swallows Die Set. It’s two bird dies in two different sizes for just $5.95. When A Muse Studio came out with Mermaid Glitter in the Spring Accessories Guide, it was a match made in heaven! Come enjoy some stampy time in a card making class at my Chicago area home.

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this handmade card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Just Because SISH002, and Aspen Background SHMC031
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda PAPS601, Vanilla PAPS002 and Kraft PAKRAFT Card Stock
Ink: A Muse Studio Lemon Whip IAPF400, Latte IAPF800, Cocoa IAPF804 and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Swallows Die Set TAD010, Vintage Labels 1 Die Set TAD0039, Tiny Dots Impression Plate TAEP002, Vanilla EAST002 Crepe Paper and Corner Chomper TCNRCH1.