Friday, January 20, 2017

Thank You

In light of today's Inauguration ceremonies. 🗽 All supplies by Amuse Studio.  

Stamps:  Hero Mail
Card stock:  Cherry Petite Pinstripe A2 card base, Sugar, Navy, Apple & Navy Petite Hexagon
Ink:  Cherry
Other:  Cherry Sequins, Star Die Trio
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thank You Card

A quick thank you card with fun products by Amuse Studio.  

Stamps:  Today and Always, Love and Thanks
Card stock:  Papaya A2 Card base, Bermuda, Apple, Apple Petite Hexagon
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Heart Trio Die Set, Papaya Organdy Ribbon

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy Banner

A friend asked if I could mail her a couple of these happy dies (One Liners Happy Die Set from Papertrey Ink).  While I had it out I die cut several more for myself and created 6 of these cards for my birthday stash.  When you cut out the die the negatives are the HAPPY letters and the tiny fill in pieces on the A and P's.  What are those called anyway?  I colored the letters with a variety of Copic markers and then put them back in the die.  I used 3D foam adhesive on the back to keep them in place and then attached the die to the front of my card.  I added sparkle with the Spectrum Noir Clear glitter pen over top each of the letters.  You could also use small pieces of colored card stock on the back side of the die.  Either way works just fine!

Super simple but I think quite cute for a Birthday card.  The birthday wishes words are from Altenew Floral Frame stamp set.  I added a small twinkle star.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

On The Road

A fun guy card I created a while back.  I used a Taylored Expressions On The Road truck die, an embossing folder and the Papertrey Ink Happy One Liners Die.  
This card my friend, Doreen made using the same truck die.  I love how she gave it a holiday feel with the holly on the truck and the winter scene.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Get Well Cards

I needed to make a couple of cards for a friend that is having surgery this week.  He's a Hawkeye so had to do an appropriate color scheme for him!  I pulled out some wood mount stamps that I have had in my collection forever.  They are oldies but goodies and ones that I still like to use to create get well cards.  

Open Gown Card ~  

Stamps:  Katiebug Hospital Visit (KB159), Tucked in Mini Get Well Stamp Set (Papertrey Ink)  inside greeting
Card stock:  Saffron Card base, Sugar, Slate (amuse studio), Authentique Blissful 6x6 patterned paper pad
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT), Copics E000 W8 Y15 N2

Robe Card ~

Stamps:  Lockhart Stamp Co (robe 4002), Friend to Friend (amuse studio), You da Man (amuse studio)
Card stock:  Saffron Card base, Sugar (amuse studio), True Black (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Versamark
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Diamonds Impressions Plate (PTI), Copics W8 Y15

Sunday, January 15, 2017


One the simplest guy cards ever!  

All Supplies by Amuse Studio

Stamps:  Build-A-Man, You Da Man
Card stock:  Onyx A2 Card base, Kraft
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Saturday, January 14, 2017


This card is so colorful and cheerful!  The leaves are adhered flat to the card and the flowers are attached with 3D adhesive.  I added dark veins to the frond with a Copic marker.  

All supplies by Amuse Studio

Stamps:  Welcome to the Neighborhood, You're My Fave, Love and Thanks
Card stock:  Slate A2 card base, Sugar
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Fern, Habanero, Papaya, Berry
Other:  Love and Thanks Die Set, Twinkle Stickers, Copic YG95 (for drawing veins in the leaves)
Friday, January 13, 2017

Just Saying Hello

A fun card that I made a while ago.  I stamped the larger polka dots with Papaya ink over top of the reverse polka dot patterned paper.  I used the stamp positioner to get the lanterns lined up just right on the string.  

All products used are from Amuse Studio

Stamps:  Paper Lanterns, Essential Sentiments Too, Polka Dot Patterns, A Hundred Wishes (stem)
Card stock:  Papaya A2 Card base, Sugar, Bermuda, Melon Reverse Polka Dot
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Papaya
Other:  Papaya Organdy Ribbon, Quickie Glue Pen, Diamond Glitter, Copics Y08 YR16 BG10 BG13
Thursday, January 12, 2017


A gorgeous hello or hello gorgeous!  

All products Amuse Studio 

Stamps:  Hello Gorgeous, Love and Thanks, Welcome to the Neighborhood
Card stock:  Mushroom A2 card base, Sugar, Habanero, Marigold, Papaya Petite Pinstripe
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Buttercup, Papaya, Marigold, Fern, Habanero
Other:  Medium Scallop Border Die, Love and Thanks Die Set, Orange Twinkle Sticker

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

You Da Man

A fun card using a couple of Amuse Studio stamp sets.  I used one of the mini banner dies to cut the "V" in the Onyx card stock.  

Card stock:  Sugar A2 card base, Onyx, Cherry, Kraft
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Cherry
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sweet Baby

These baby projects I did a while ago & I realized that I had never shared them on my blog.  The baby stamp set is from Amuse Studio called Bundle of Joy.  It looks like it is still available on the Amuse Studio website.  There are matching dies available but I did not use them in my projects.  

On the card, I used a background stamp for two of the banners and then die cut them using the Mini Banner die set.  The other two banners are die cut from Sky and Pebble Petite Hexagon card stock.  For the crepe paper, I cut slits with a scissors to make a fringe border. 

All Amuse Studio Products:  


Card stock:  Sky A2 Card base, Sugar, Sky & Pebble Petite Hexagon
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Versamark
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Sugar Crepe Paper, Copics BG10 BG11 W2, Tiny Attacher, Mini Banner Die Set


Stamps:  Bundle of Joy
Card stock:  Sugar, Sky & Pebble Petite Hexagon
Ink: Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Stitched Circle Dies, Heart Twinkle Sticker (bear), Sugar Organdy Ribbon, Scalloped Candy Package Die, Candy Wrapper (nuggets inside), Copics BG10 BG11 W2 E00 E31 E41

Gift Bag

Stamps:  Bundle of Joy
Card stock:  Pebble, Pebble Petite Hexagon
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Stitched Circle Dies, Scalloped Candy Package Die, Sky Organdy Ribbon, White Paper Bag
Monday, January 9, 2017

Washi Tape!

I received an extra fun gift from my Sis in Law, Laura this Christmas.  Check out this seasonal washi tape set.  I believe there is something for every season and also birthday!  You could use it for your cards/envelopes as well as your planner!  

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sequin Storage

A new way to store ALL of my sequins.  I had a system before but it didn't hold all the sequins that I had in my collection.  Here is the other container that I used for sequins.  This new little beauty has room for every one of my sequins.  This is an organization idea compliments of Jennifer McGuire.  I ordered the storage container on Amazon and I LOVE it!  

  • 13.75 inch by 10.5 inch by 2 inch size
  • Storage Box has a Clear Lid
  • Storage Boxes are Stackable 
I used my PTouch label maker for each container of sequins so that if I need to buy them again I know where they came from.  Some of the packets of sequins from Amuse Studio required more than one container as there were too many to fit.  There are 78 containers so I had plenty of room.  I guess I better get to making shaker cards to use some of these pretty sequins!  
Friday, January 6, 2017

Dashing Thru the Snow in a one horse open...

SLEIGH!  Look at this beautiful sleigh that Shari gave me for Christmas.  The inside was full of delightful little gifts - each one so fun!  She used the Amuse Studio Poinsettia stamp set to decorate the sleigh.  Isn't it stunning?  Thank you Shari for another year of enjoying your talents & creativity!  
Look at the beautiful details!  (Hey, Laura I stole this picture from you!)  
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Simple Birthday

A quick and easy birthday card that I can use for a guy or gal.  

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Birthday word (My Favorite Things)
Card stock: Sugar (amuse studio), small scraps to put behind the HAPPY words
Ink: Onyx Versafine
Other:  One Liners Happy Die (papertrey ink), 3D adhesive