Saturday, February 28, 2015

This is the Last Day to Shop the February Collection!!  At midnight Eastern time tonight you can get your hands on the March Collection!

I had fun with a couple of new stamp sets & the Spring Floral Washi tape from Amuse Studio coming in the March 2015 Collection.  

Love and Thanks Stamp Set with matching dies available
Mason Jar Stamp Set with matching dies available

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tags Tags Tags and more tags!

For those of you that follow my blog, you know that I am the Queen of tags!  I love the satisfaction I get from making a quick tag!  I found this little plastic divided container in the Target Hot Spot area.  I have it sitting on my desk with tags and small embellishments ready to go!  Many of the tags that I create end up being made into a card. I {heart} tags! 
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mason Jars - Coming Soon!


Just a few more days until the Amuse Studio March 2015 Collection will be available.  

This card layout was inspired by a Kristina Werner card video.  I loved how she did the woodgrain circle background.  Check out her video for a cool masking technique.  

Amuse Studio Products:   SHOP AMUSE STUDIO 

Stamps:  Mason Jars (Mar 2015 Collection), Springtime Day, Bee Happy, Redwood Background
Card stock:  Pebble card base, Sugar, Onyx, Poppy
Ink:  Pebble, Poppy, Onyx Versafine, Versamark
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Mason Jar Die Set, Circle Nestabilities, Flowers Die Set TAD0076, Twinkle Sticker, 3D Adhesive
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Speckled Eggs!

I just love the speckled eggs that were colored using Splash ink and a water brush.  

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  You're Too Kind, Essential Sentiments Too
Card stock:  Wasabi Card base, Sugar, Grapefruit
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Grapefruit Splash, Papaya Splash
Other:  Toffee Twine, Halloween Washi assortment, Happy Word Die, Corner Chomper, Waterbrush

Wasabi Card stock 7" x 5" scored at top
Sugar Card stock 3" x 4 ½"
Grapefruit card stock 1 ½" x 3 ½" for happy die cut

Score Wasabi card stock at 3 ½" to make a 4 bar card base.  Stamp egg image across the bottom of the Sugar layer in Onyx Versafine ink.  Use a water brush to paint in the eggs using a small amount of Grapefruit and Papaya Splash!  Allow to dry.  

Cover half of the sentiment with a piece of washi tape to cover "happy".  Ink up the stamp with Onyx Versafine, remove the washi tape strip and stamp "Easter" on the Sugar layer.  

Die cut "happy" from the Grapefruit card stock.  Adhere the die cut to the Sugar card stock above the word "Easter".

Round all four corners of the Sugar card stock layer using the ¼" side of the corner chopper.  Place a strip of green stripe washi tape along the bottom of the Wasabi card base.  

Adhere Sugar layer to card base.  Tie Toffee twine around the top of the card. 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Think Spring


This card makes me think Spring!  This was a quick card with only the sentiment being stamped.  The patterned paper from Everything's Rosy is the focal point with one rose being cut out & embellished with a bit of glitter then popped up for added detail & dimension.  So pretty!
Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Essential Sentiments Too
Card stock:  Blush Card Base, Wasabi, Sugar, Everything's Rosy Patterned Paper
Ink:  Fern
Other:  Quickie Glue Pen, Diamond Glitter, Toffee Twine, 3D Foam Adhesive, Detail Scissors

Blush card stock 8 ½" x 4 ¼", scored at left
Wasabi card stock 3 ¼" x 3 ¼"
Sugar card stock 2" x ½"
Rose patterned paper 3"x 3"
Small rose patterned paper scrap for rose cut-out

Score the Blush card stock at 4 ¼" to make a square card base.  Stamp the sentiment on the small strip of Sugar card stock in Fern ink.  

Cut one rose image from the patterned paper scraps using detail scissors.  Embellish the petals of the rose cut out using a quickie glue pen and adding Diamond Glitter.  

Adhere the patterned paper background to the Wasabi layer.  Adhere the glittered rose cut out with 3D foam adhesive to the patterned paper background.  

Adhere the Sugar strip to patterned paper background using 3D foam adhesive. Wrap the Toffee twine around the layers under the sentiment.  Adhere the layers to the card base.  
Monday, February 23, 2015

Bee Happy Box!

I found this box at Home Goods and it just happens to be a perfect match to the Amuse Studio Bee Happy Stamp Set.  

The tag was created with the Amuse Studio Fishtail Stitched Tag Die and the Bee Happy Stamp set.  What a nice birthday presentation don't you think?  


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Easter Treat Bag

A cute little bunny treat bag!  

Amuse Studio Products:     SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Essential Sentiments Too
Card stock:  Wasabi, Sugar, Everything's Rosy Patterned Paper
Ink: Versamark
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Small Glassine Bag, Toffee Twine, Bunny Die set TAD0074, Static Magic Pouch, 3D foam adhesive, Heat Tool, Die cutting machine

Wasabi Card stock ½" x 2 ¼"
Sugar Card stock 1 ½" x 1 ½" 
Floral Pattern 2" x 6" (scored at 2", 4 ¾")

Fold patterned paper strip around the center of the small glassine bag.  Adhere the back flap of the patterned paper to create a band around the bag.  

Prep the Wasabi card stock with static magic.  Stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink on Wasabi card stock strip.  Emboss using white embossing powder.  

Adhere Wasabi card stock strip to the patterned paper on the front of the bag.  Die cut the bunny from Sugar card stock piece.  Adhere the bunny to the front of the bag using 3D foam adhesive.  Tie Toffee twine around the bag, just above the sentiment.  Fill the bag with small candies. 

I made a few more Easter treat bags, they are so cute!  I used both the Bunny Die Set TAD0074 and on the bottom treat bag I used the Somebunny Loves You Stamp Set that has matching dies available in the February 2015 Collection.  
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Easter Pail

I created a shimmery background with Silver Peerless Watercolors and the Amuse Studio Papaya Splash Ink.  I put a droplets of Silver Peerless and a few drops of Papaya Splash onto an acrylic block.  I added a few drops of water and blended the two together.  I used watercolor paper for the Card Catalogue Stitched Tag Die.  The next picture shows a little more of the shimmer.  



Amuse Studio Products:   SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Somebunny Loves You (Feb 2015 Collection)
Card stock:  Bristol watercolor paper, Sugar, Melon, Sage
Ink:  Papaya Splash Ink, Silver Peerless Watercolor, Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing, Water Brush Pen, Somebunny Loves You Die Set, Circle Nestabilities, Card Catalogue Stitched Tag Die (Feb 2015 Collection), Papaya Organdy Ribbon, Mini Paint Pail 3x3 (Feb 2015 Collection), Bunny Bum 5mm, Copic Marker, Grass Border Die
Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Easter


Amuse Studio Products:   SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Say It With Style, Somebunny Loves You (Feb 2015 Collection)
Card stock:  Sugar card base, Shell, Grass, Baby Girl Sn@p Cards
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Eggs Die, Grass Die, Somebunny Loves You Die Set, Copic Markers R83 R00, Bubblegum Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon, 3D Adhesive

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mini Blooms all around....

The Amuse Studio Consultant Challenge for February is Shine Bright!  As Creative Consultants we were asked to add some radiance to our projects this month.  I decided to add Shine to my card by very simply adding three Twinkle stickers to the centers of a few of the flowers that I stamped.  

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Mini Blooms, Bathing Beauties (sentiment), Venetian Background
Card stock:  Habanero Card base, Seattle, Papaya Pinstripe
Ink:  Poppy, Marigold, Margarita, Fern, Onyx Versafine, Versamark
Other:  Card Catalogue Stitched Tag Die (Feb 2015 Collection), Poppy Satin Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Micro Dot Twinkle Stickers


In this card I used my Quickie glue pen & added Diamond Glitter to the center of the Marigold colored flowers to add a little Sparkle!  The sentiment is from the stamp set First In My Book.  I also punched a hole & added Onyx Organdy Ribbon to the Card Catalogue Stitched Tag.

I was on a roll when I was using the Mini Blooms stamp set so I figured while I had out inks and paper I would just make a variety of cards.  
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mini Paint Pails!

Did you see the mini Paint pails in the Amuse Studio February 2015 Collection?  They are cute for a quick Easter treat or so many other occasions.  

Adorable containers in 3 great sizes!  Each pail is clear with a silver top & bottom and comes with a lid.  

AACN2X2  approx. 2" x 2"    $3.00
AACN3X3  approx. 3" x 3"    $3.50
AACN3X4  approx. 3" x 4"    $3.75

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sweet Little Bunny Card

Amuse Studio Somebunny Loves You stamp set and dies are in the 
February 2015 Collection!  They are available thru February 28th.

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Somebunny Loves You (Feb 2015 Collection), Mod Backgrounds 2, Essential Sentiments Too
Card stock:  Margarita Card base, Mermaid, Mermaid Polka Dot, Sugar
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Somebunny Loves You Die Set, Large Fishtail Stitched Tag Die, White Embossing Powder, Bunny Bum 5mm, Copic Marker