I am just in love with this masculine card! I made it with my brand new Nailed It bundle from Stampin’ Up! The bundle includes both the Nailed It stamp set and the Build It Framelits Dies for a discount price, 10% off when you buy them together!
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This clean and simple masculine card is just one of the four projects we are going to make on February 13th at 7pm in my Rolling Meadows, IL home studio.
All adult crafters are welcome. When you bring a friend (who has never been to one of my classes) both of you get half price class!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I will meet some of you in class this month. Enjoy the video tutorial and printable project sheet.
Get your Nailed It Clean and Simple Card Project Sheet HERE
I am getting my Halloween on with the A Muse Studio August Collection! Check out the creepy stamp sets, dies and digital kits HERE. Shop early as monthly collection products are available while supplies last. What are my favorite products from the A Muse Studio August Collection? I am so glad you asked!
I LOVE the You’re Legendary SSSE045 Stamp Set and matching You’re Legendary Die Set TAD0257. Check out the sentiments in that stamp set – AWESOME.
I am also head over heals for the A Muse Studio Digital Scrapbooking Kits! This month’s kits, Superstitious DKT816M and Superstitious Colorblock Basic DKT816S, are exciting for card makers and scrapbookers!
I used the printables on these two cards – LOVE!
Do you want to try out the new A Muse Studio Digital Kit printables? I am including them in my August Scrapbooking Class and Crop! We are getting together to scrapbook on Friday, August 26th at 7pm in my Chicago area home studio. The $20 class and crop includes BOTH Superstitious Digi Kits, a fun pocket page, snacks and 4 hours of cropping time! Sign up for the Friday Night session HERE:
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!
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?!
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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!
The A Muse Studio February Collection is HERE and it’s perfect for SPRING and Easter! I love the brand new Grow SSSC033 stamp set. With a variety of potted plants and cacti, a flowerbox and most used plus sassy sentiment stamps, Grow is a great way to get your spring color card making on. Go ahead, send a card, brighten someone’s day! You can browse on over here to check out the rest of the A Muse Studio February Collection.
All this A Muse Studio February Collection goodness is available starting today through February 29th, while supplies last.
A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Handmade Greeting Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Grow SSSC033 from the A Muse Studio February Collection available while supplies last
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky Petite Hexagon PAPH600, and Sugar PAPS001
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900 and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink IVFP0082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Copic Markers and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001
I made this fun and oh so true Valentine for my sweetie. When I first saw this sentiment included in A Muse Studio’s From the Heart, I knew Max would be getting a card!
To make your own watercolor backgrounds like these, grab a large clear block and wet it with water. Drip some A Muse Studio Splash ink onto the block and blend with a wet sponge. Press onto Sugar cardstock and voila! Have fun experimenting with different color combinations. With over 40 Splash ink colors you can have a LOT of fun with this!
Max is actually getting two Valentine’s Day cards this year. On the other card I profess to love him more than BACON! BACON, people! A Muse Studio Love is All You Need allows you to build some fun mix and match sentiments for your handmade cards.
Both of Max’s Valentine’s Day cards feature bold sentiments from the A Muse Studio January Collection available until January 31st, while supplies last.
Don’t miss out on a fabulous A Muse Studio monthly collection AND your opportunity to save 10% on your entire order. The JANUARY10 coupon code expires 1-31. Browse on over to A Muse Studio HERE to get the January Collection before it’s gone and SAVE 10% on your whole order!
A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Valentine Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio From the Heart SHMC090 from the A Muse Studio January Collection available while supplies last
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky PAPS600, Sugar PAPS001, and Onyx PAPS100
Ink: A Muse Studio Pistachio IASP508 and Bermuda IASP602 Splash Ink and VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Valentine Sequin Mix EASQVAM and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001
This year I made my husband two handmade Valentine’s Day cards. This is one of them. I couldn’t resist! I am sharing his Valentine in the Mod Squad Love is in the Air challenge. If you are here from the challenge, thank you for stopping by!
I got the Love is All You Need stamp set from the A Muse Studio January Collection. Love is All You Need is a fun graphic stamp set, with large letters; L,O,V,E and X. Those large solid letters are perfect for stamping and layering with A Muse Studio opaque inks.
The Love is All You Need stamp set also includes nine tag lines. My favorite of those tag lines is “you more than bacon.” I knew right away Max would be getting a handmade Valentine with that tag line! I also like the tag line “you to the moon and back”.
You can see a card I made “to the moon and back” when you pop over to my Facebook page. While you’re on Facebook, don’t forget to like my page so you don’t miss any of the crafty inspiration and information I share there.
A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Handmade Valentine card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Love is all You Need SHME091 and From the Heart SHMC090 From the January Collection available while supplies last
Paper: A Muse Studio Seattle Petite Polka Dot PAPP103, Sugar PAPS001, and Onyx PAPS100.
Ink: A Muse Studio Grapefruit Ink IAPF208, Apple Ink IAPF210 and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Onyx Bakers Twine RABT100 and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001
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.
This Schaumburg area Card Making Class is just $13 for three beautiful, high quality handmade cards and a fun holiday house treat. What a GREAT VALUE! We are making BIRTHDAY CARDS featuring the A Muse Studio December Collection PLUS a fun spread cheer holiday house full of Hershey Kisses.
Bring your favorite TRADITIONAL Holiday COOKIES (or Dessert) or APPETIZER to share and make a second set of cards FREE.
Please let me know with your RSVP if you will be making one set or two sets of cards.
Be sure to dress festive or wear your UGLY Christmas Sweater. Register today!
A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Birthday Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Birthdays Inside and Out SASF041, and You Da Man SHMC078
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky PAPS600, Sugar PAPS001, Navy PAPS607, Apple PAPS210, Navy Petite Pinstripe PASR607, Navy Petite Hexagon PAPH607, Wasbi Petite Hexagon PAPH506, Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601, Seattle Petite Polka Dot PAPP103
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFin Onyx Black Ink IVMP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Build A Man Die Set TAD0155, Photo Frame One Die Set TAD0226 – available while supplies last
Oh my LOVE! The more I see done with the Make It Happen stamp set from A Muse Studio the more I LOVE! Maybe you are like me and considering a fancy crafty planner like the ones that are so popular right now. Maybe if I made a crafty, stampy planner I would get more done…
…I don’t know, I have never been good at planners BUT I never crafted my planner before.
Look at these CUTE travel notebooks and cards made with the Make it Happen stamp set and matching die set.
The A Muse Studio November Collection is HERE! It’s my favorite of the 2015 Amuse Monthly Collections. I especially love the Forest Friends Stamp Set. Let’s celebrate with a Stamp Class! November 9th at 7pm in my Rolling Meadows Illinois home studio. Make three projects including this card and mini pillow box featuring the A Muse Studio November Collection for just $13. Call to RSVP 847 922-6795.
Join me for the September card making class on Monday September 21st at 7pm OR Tuesday September 22nd at 10am in my Rolling Meadows home studio. All adult stampers in the Schaumburg / Chicago are welcome!
Card Making Class is just $13 for three beautiful, high quality handmade cards What a GREAT VALUE for all of those ideas, instruction and information!
Come learn a stamping technique for making your own beautiful background papers.
Learn an easy tool for getting perfectly placed images and sentiments while trying some brand new Halloween paper crafts products.
Let me show you an easy standard layout that can be used to make many cards fast and easy.
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! Email me.
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.
It’s another awesome card from the creative team at A Muse Studio! Go ahead, combine A Muse Studio Word Art with Build a Man Die Set. Fun masculine cards are easy with A Muse Studio! Did I mention being a consultant is a breeze with these awesome Ready to Roll Workshop cards to inspire?
Here is a FREE foxy downloadable printable tutorial.
A Muse Studio supplies used to make this fun masculine card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Word Art SNSC089
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS100, Mushroom PAPS805, and Pebble Petite Hexagon PAPH102
Ink: A Muse Studio Nutmeg Ink IAPF303
Accessories: A Muse Studio Build a Man Die Set TAD0155, French Roast Pearl Stickers EAPR803, Vanilla Twine RATW002, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001