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Card Making Tutorials

A Muse Studio Product Pair: Splash! & Crystal Clear Glaze

Have I got an A Muse Studio Product Pair for you! Check out how cool A Muse Studio Splash! Ink and Crystal Clear Glaze work together to make a stained glass effect. Check out the stained glass flower on this card. Enjoy the following Splash! Stained Glass Technique photo tutorial.
Splash Stained Glass Technique
Catch all the sparkle going on on that Floral Duet Stained Glass flower? Click on the photo and enlarge to really see the shine! On a side note: A Muse Studio is having a Retirement Sale – Both Floral Duet and Thank You Mix are on SALE right now. Check out these great deals and more on my A Muse Studio website HERE.
A Muse Studio Splash!
Here are the supplies you need:
A Muse Studio Splash! Ink in Bermuda IASP601, Grapefruit IASP208 and Papaya IASP402
A Muse Studio Crystal Clear Glaze EACL000
A Muse Studio Crystal Clear Cardstock PGCC000
A Muse Studio Diamond GLitter EAGL010
A Muse Studio Thank You Mix SASD002 and Floral Duet SASJ024
StazOn Ink ISOP031 (for flower) and VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082 (for thank you sentiment)
A small paint brush, shot glass of water, clear acrylic blocks.
Hey by the way – did you know that searching product number is the BEST way to find what you are looking for when ordering A Muse Studio products online. That’s why I take the time to look them up for you!

A Muse Studio Crystal Clear Glaze
STEP ONE: Stamp your image from A Muse Studio Floral Duet with StazOn Ink on Crystal Clear Cardstock. Flip the cardstock over.
Mix your glaze. Pour out some Crystal Clear Glaze for each color you are going to mix. Drip a little bit of Splash! Ink beside the Crystal Clear Glaze. Don’t touch the glaze with the end of the sprayer – you might clog your Splash! Ink.
A Muse Studio Splash!
STEP TWO: Use a small wet paint brush to mix the Crystal Clear Glaze and Splash! Ink together until the color is a well blended.

A Muse Studio Splash
STEP THREE: Paint your image with the different color glaze. Don’t move too slow but don’t panic either. Just keep in mind that the edges of your image are going to start drying right away. Work from the inside out if you can.

A Muse Studio Diamond Glitter
STEP FOUR: Sprinkle the wet glaze with A Muse Studio Diamond Glitter. Let the glaze dry completely and cut out your image. Use 3D Foam Adhesive or Crystal Clear Glaze to adhere you brand new stained glass piece to your project.

Splash Stained Glass Technique
Here is a picture of the back (left) and front (right) of your finished piece. I am closing out with a picture of the finished card one more time. Thank you for sticking around with me for the whole tutorial. Come back tomorrow for a May Card Class preview – it’s going to be a retirement party!

Splash Stained Glass Technique

Coffee and Biscotti Treat Bag Tutorial

Perk Up
Hey Guys! Here’s a quick coffee theme treat tutorial for you. You can save this tutorial or print it out. Enjoy!
Printable downloadable Coffee Treat Bag Tutorial

Free PDF Tutorial – Coffee Pod Favors

A Muse Studio Need to Venti
I don’t know about you, but it’s a two cup kinda Monday! I am just buzzing by with a quick treat for you. It’s a FREE printable, saveable, downloadable COFFEE-tastic Paper Crafts TUTORIAL! I love my Keurig and I love my coffee. This is a fun favor or treat for the coffee lover in your life. Make some of these cute little Keurig coffee pods and spread the coffee love around the office, school or shop today! You can pick up the A Muse Studio Need to Venti stamp set and Mini Bow Die in my webstore – click here. Happy caffeinated stamping to you!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make these Keurig Coffee Pod Treats:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Need to Venti SHMA066
Paper: A Muse Studio French Roast PAPS803, Kraft PAKRAFT, and Lichen PAPS500
Ink: A Muse Studio French Roast IAPF803
Accessories: A Muse Studio Mini Bow Die TAD0109, Nestabilities Small Scallop Circle Die Set TNS4125 and Glue Dots ATGDMINI

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

Pirate Party Cupcake Chocolate Treasure Chest Tutorial

Chocolate Treasure Chest Tutorial
Hey Guys! Here is a quick tutorial that has nothing to do with make a card or A Muse Studio – but it sure is fun with the Anchors Aweigh stamp set and a pirate theme party. I came up with this cupcake topper idea and design all myself – no pinterest involved here, this is all me. LOL
Chocolate Treasure Chests Pirate Theme DIY Party Tutorial
Chocolate Treasure Chest Tutorial
Step One:
Unwrap TWO Hershey Nuggets per treasure chest.
Step 1
Step Two:
Cut each set. Cut the top third off of one nugget making both sides flat. Cut the bottom third off of the second nugget leaving one side rounded. This pair makes a chest (flat sides) and a lid (rounded side).
Step 2
Step Three:
Melt a small amount of chocolate chips in your microwave. Stir at 30 seconds and every 10 seconds until melted. Spread a small amount of melted chocolate on to the edge of the nugget of which you cut off the top third. Use the chocolate to adhere the nugget of which you removed the bottom third. Adhere with the rounded side out and up making the chest with lid as shown.
Step 3
Step Four:
Spread some melted chocolate on the flat surface inside the chest.
Step 4
Step Five:
Sprinkle with Wilton Gold Nonparallels.
Step 5
Chocolate Treasure Chest Tutorial
Thank you for stopping by! Party on Party People!

DIY Pirate Party Windsock Tutorial

A Muse Studio DIY Pirate Party
CLICK HERE FOR A PDF PIRATE PARTY CREPE PAPER WINDSOCK TUTORIAL
Hey Guys! SO busy with out of town company and making a fun DIY Pirate Party for Saturday. These are the crepe paper windsock party decorations I made. I hope you enjoy the DIY crepe paper windsock tutorial. Please download or print it and be inspired to make your own theme party decorations, treats, and favors! Here are a few bonus photos that I took in the creation process.
A Muse Studio Paper StrawsAmuse Studio Anchors Aweigh
Amuse Studio Crepe PaperCrepe Paper Windsock Tutorial

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this DIY Pirate Party Decoration:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Anchors Aweigh SYWQ001
Paper: A Muse Studio Onyx PAPS100, Sugar Crepe Paper EAST001, Red Crepe Paper – Dollar Tree
Ink: A Muse Studio Onyx Black VersaFine Ink IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Scallop Border Die Set TAD0008, Toffee Twine RATW802, Bubblegum Paper Straws AAPS203, Hot Glue Gun

last chance for FREE birthday card tutorials

Balloon Die and Happy Die
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I am entering this card on Crafty Girls Challenge – it’s always anything goes! I love a flexible challenge that keeps me stamping. I wanted my last birthday card tutorial to feature the A Muse Studio Birthday Balloon Die. A Muse Studio released this awesome balloon die on May 1st in celebration of our 3rd Birthday. It’s just $4.99 and available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. If you want this amazing, useful balloon die to be a part of your tool box order it today so you don’t miss out. If you only want the die, nothing else right now, shipping can be pretty expensive. Please email me your order, I will combine shipping with other orders and reship to save you money!
Thank you for popping in today!

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Birthday Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Birthday Builder SASC034
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Slate PAS103, Ocean PAPS602, Melon PAPS305 and Grapefruit Petite Polka PAPP208 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Ocean IAPF602, Melon IAPF305, and Grapefruit IAPF208 Ink
Accessories: A Muse Studio Birthday Balloon Die TAD0082 (Available ONLY While Supplies Last), Happy Die TAD0077, Onyx Bakers Twine RABT100, Bermuda Sequins EASQ601.

Candy Cane Heart Pops

Hey Guys! Enjoy this Candy Cane Heart Pop Tutorial! I hope you are enjoying a last couple of days of Valentine Crafts! It’s been a rough week for me. I am going to blog a post for tomorrow too, then I will see you next week. Don’t miss the Sweet Sale you can save a bunch of money on paper crafts supplies from A Muse Studio. SHOP HERE.
A Muse Studio Style
STEP ONE:
Candy Cane Heart Pops
Gather supplies! Mini candy canes (Five Below – Thank you RHONDA!), vanilla bark -so yummy with peppermint (Da Jewels <-- that's Chicago speak), sprinkles (Da Jewels), lolly pop sticks (Hobby Lobby) and food safe treat bags (Hobby Lobby). STEP TWO:
Candy Cane Heart Pops
Set up your mini candy canes in a heart shape. Add a lolly pop stick at the bottom of the heart as pictured. Melt the vanilla bark. I made about 20 candy cane heart pops with four squares of vanilla bark.
STEP THREE:
Valentine
Use a teaspoon to gently pour melted vanilla bark in to candy cane heart form. On a later batch of these pops I learned that touching the candy with the tip of the spoon smooths the heart shape without any mess. Sprinkle while the vanilla bark is still soft and warm.
STEP FOUR:
A Muse Studio Style
Cool completely and bag! I tied my bags with A Muse Studio Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon and embellished with a banner and heart. These make happy little Valentine’s Day crafts and yummy treats. Let me know if you try them.

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this Valentine treat:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Sweet Love SNSM045
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Cherry PAPS204 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Cupcake Toppers Die Set TAD0029, Heart Trio Die Set TAD0015, and Bubblegum Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon RAPD203

Valentines Day Decorations – pocket tutorial

Valentines Day Decorations
I am so excited to be getting ready for my Valentine Party and Card Class! I have missed my paper crafts and crafty friends so much! I am decking the halls all out with Valentine’s Day decor. I want a festive atmosphere for my reopening! I just finished these pretty heart pocket Valentines Day Decorations. I did a picture tutorial when I made the second pocket. I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Please let me know if you make this pretty Valentine’s Day decor. It’s not too late to RSVP for the Valentine Party and Card Class:
Friday, January 24th at 1:00 PM or
Monday, January 27th at 6:30 PM or
Tuesday, January 28th at 6:30 PM

Step One:
A Muse Studio Large Heart Die
Here is what you need, all supplies are from A Muse Studio
Bubblegum Felt (EAFT203) cut with Big Heart Die Set (TAD0046) Cut TWO hearts.
Vanilla Felt (EAFT002) cut with Butterfly Trio Die Set (TAD0002) Cut small and Medium Butterfly.
Vanilla Felt (EAFT002) cut with Big Heart Die Set (TAD0046) Cut love sentiment.
Cherry Felt (EAFT204) cut with Nestabilities Spiral Blossoms 4 (TSB4364)
Sage Felt (EAFT501) cut with Flowers Die Set 2 (TAD0031) Cut THREE of the largest leaf.
Cherry Silky Crush Ribbon (RACR204) 4 1/2 feet – cut in half.
Onyx Dots Twinkle Stickers (EATW100)
Crystal Clear Glaze (EACL000)
Sewing Machine and White Thread
Step Two:
A Muse Studio Big Heart Die
Roll Cherry Felt flower. Starting from the small point at one end of the spiral, roll tightly until you reach the wide round base at the other end of the spiral. Then Adhere with Crystal Clear glaze as show:
Valentines Day Decorations
Arrange leaves as show and adhere flower again using Crystal Clear Glaze.
Valentines Day Decor
Step Three:
Valentines Day Decor
Using Crystal Clear Glaze adhere “love” sentiment to one of the Bubblegum hearts. Also adhere four of the largest Onyx Dot Twinkle stickers on the medium butterfly as shown here:
A Muse Studio Big Heart Die Set
I decided to add a small Vanilla Felt butterfly on the second pocket. It’s not pictured here. If you are going to add the second butterfly, now is a good time to embellish the small butterfly with three medium Onyx Dot Twinkle Stickers.
Step Four:
Valentines Day Decoration
Cut the Cherry Silky Crush Ribbon in half. Fold one end in half ‘hot dog way’ and then in half hot dog way again. You are reducing the width of the ribbon by three quarters, making attaching it to the heart easier. Once you have the end folded put it under the presser foot of your sewing machine and sew back and forth a few times.
Step Five:
Valentines Day Decoration
Pin the reduced end of the ribbon in between the two Bubblegum Felt hearts. Machine sew to form a pocket. Be sure to back stitch the beginning and end of your machine sewing to further secure the ribbon and stitches.
Valentines Day Decoration
Step Six:
A Muse Studio Big Heart Die
Use Crystal Clear Glaze, embellish the heart pocket with the flower and butterflies. Put a little piece of wax or parchment paper inside the pocket to keep glaze from soaking through the layers. Tie the Cherry Silky Crush Ribbon in a big bow and hang. I have one on each of the closet doors in my new studio. Happy Valentines Day Crafting!
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Valentines Day Decorations
Valentines Day Decoration
A Muse Studio Large Heart Die

Peeps Bunny Die Handmade Card Tutorial

Bunny Die Set TAD0033
I am so impressed with the A Muse Studio Ready to Roll Workshop projects for March!  If you have been thinking about becoming an A Muse Studio Demonstrator ask how these Ready To Roll Workshops make your life EASIER!?   This month the projects are super cute.

I made this little peeps bunny homemade Easter card using the A Muse Studio card for inspiration! I changed a couple of things. My bunny’s eyes are French Roast Pearl Stickers instead of Onyx Pearl Stickers. I used Bubblegum Polka Dot Organza Ribbon for my bunny’s bow instead of Vanilla Twine tinted with Slate Splash! ink. I mostly made these changes because those were the products that I had on hand.  Isn’t this the cutest little circle note card!?

A Muse Studio Egg Hunt Assortment Cardstock, available only in March, and Bunny Trio Die Set make Easter Card Making EASY!  I have a Peeps Bunny Die Easter Card Tutorial for you.  Just click, print and ENJOY!

Peeps Bunny Handmade Easter Card Tutorial

A Muse Studio supplies used to create this Easter Bunny Handmade Greeting Card:

Paper: A Muse Studio Wasabi and Bermuda from the Egg Hunt Cardstock Assortment Pack PAST313, Sugar PAPS001 Cardstock

Accessories: A Muse Studio Bunny Trio Die Set TAD0033, Bubblegum Polka Dot Organdy PAPD203, Vanilla Felt EAFT002, French Roast Pearl EAPR803, Heart Twinkle Stickers EATW106, Signo White Uni-Ball Pen MNSW001, Nestabilities Circle Large and Scallop Circle Large Die Sets.

Enjoy the Ride Downloadable Project Instructions

Project Idea Download
This CUTIE is from the creative team at A Muse Studio! I love this bike stamp. It’s one of two super cool bikes in A Muse Studio’s Enjoy the Ride.  If you missed Enjoy the Ride in my June Kit, get it this month on SALE!  It’s one of the awesome sets on the August Spotlight SALE!

Downloadable Instructions CLICK HERE

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Olympic Theme Tutorial Spotlight Share

Don’t forget about all the fun A Muse Studio products on SALE this month!  Here is a great Olympic theme project from the A Muse Studio Creative Team. I love this clean and simple sample, but with the tips A Muse Studio published with it – I love it even more!  Tip: Don’t have washi tape, use pattern cardstock in it’s place.  This design works well for holidays too – spell  out ‘BOO’, or ‘JOY’ – or even ‘HI’!

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD PDF TUTORIAL.  <— Happy Stamping!

Don’t forget to take a look at the Spotlight Sale and email me if I can help you save on A Muse Studio products!  The SALE ends July 31st.