Friday, December 9, 2016

Ink Swatches

I have been wanting to make an ink swatch book for a while now.  I finally ordered the coin storage plastic sleeves from Amazon and the Swatches stamp set from Simon Says and decided to get busy on this project.  It was a great way to get my hands on every single ink pad in my stash.  There were several that were no longer "inky" enough so it was a good time to purge!  This ink swatch system idea came from Jennifer McGuire, the Queen of organizing and all things stamping!  She has downloads for nearly every company that sells ink pads but I found myself using the editable template so that I could customize it for the inks that I have in my collection.  It was sort of a time consuming project but I'm so happy now that I have this handy ink swatch tool for reference.  Isn't it pretty?  
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Monochromatic Cards

A made these monochromatic cards a while back.  Some of them would work good for guy cards.  I used an old stamp set from Papertrey Ink called 2012 Birthday Tags. (sorry this is one of those expensive "vault" items at PTI)  I used coordinating dies for the tags.  The striped fishtail accent is from Lawn Fawn called Interlocking Backdrops.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Snowman cards

I was inspired to create these cards from HERE.  I used a retired Amuse Studio stamp set Chill of Winter for the background snowman.  Don't you love the coffee cup in his hand?  I used a couple of snowmen from the MFT Christmas Cuteness stamp set that had matching dies for the focal snowmen.   
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Tags!

I was playing with lots of fun dies over the weekend.  

The ornament tag dies are MFT Tag Builder Blueprints 4 and Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Tags.  The bow (Pinecones die set), the car with tree (Little Bits 'Tis the Season) and the other tree (Evergreens) are all from Taylored Expressions. The Stitched Circles are from Amuse Studio.  The other sentiments used are from the stamp set 'Tis the Season from Essentials by Ellen & Peaceful Forest by Amuse Studio. 
Monday, December 5, 2016

Santa Card

Do you have your Christmas cards all made? 

Amuse Studio Products:  

Stamps:  Be Light
Card stock:  Sugar, Pebble Reverse Polka Dot
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Onyx Versafine
Other:  Tag Bundle Die Set, Copic Markers
Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Tis the Season

This is a stamp set that I bought last year.  The little car with the tree on top is so much fun I couldn't help but get it out again.  It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my house.  I did some decorating and even though I scaled down this year it looks quite festive!  

I had all the supplies to make this card including that cool woodgrain white card stock from Ellen Hutson.  The stamp set is called 'Tis the Season (Essentials by Ellen)  I added a thick glitter from Martha Stewart to the red car and the blue car got just a dash of Clear Wink of Stella.  The red washi tape I bought at Container Store a few weeks ago at the Grand Opening (yes, we have CS here now!)  It is Queen & Co Trendy Tape in Clover Red.

This design is clean and simple & I pretty much CASE'd from Julie Ebersole
                                       

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Beautiful Day

I created these beauties the other day with the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp & die set along with various sentiments.  

Friday, December 2, 2016

New Website

In case you hadn't heard the new Amuse Studio website is up & running!  

SAVE 25% on your Entire Purchase PLUS AMuse Studio is pleased to offer FREE shipping on domestic orders over $75 through December 31, 2016. 

Make sure you place orders for digital products separately from other items to avoid shipping charges.   

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy December!

Hello and thanks for stopping by.  I have exciting news to share!  Today Amuse Studio is launching a new website and also offering 2017 Calendar downloads for a Charity program. 
New Website
First let me tell you about the new website (same url - www.amusestudio.com).  There are tons of new features so be sure to check it out.
Digital Products automatic fulfillment
Yep!  No more waiting for someone to process your order and email your digital products... they'll be immediately fulfilled.
It is recommended that you order digital products separately from other products to avoid shipping charges.
Inspiring Ideas
You will now be able to see inspiring, creative ideas on how to use our products when viewing individual products.  More photos are being added every day so be sure to check back. 
Social Media!
You can now "pin" products and ideas directly to your Pinterest board from the website... and sharing with friends on Facebook is easier too.
Sales tax
With the change to the new website, most customers will no longer have to pay retail sales tax - cha-ching! (NC residents... sorry, this is doesn't apply to you.)
DECEMBER SHIPPING special
For the month of December, FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders $75 or more.
INTERNATIONAL shipping
Hello Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan!  Amuse Studio is excited to start shipping internationally in the next few days. 
2017 Calendars
Amuse Studio is happy to announce the immediate availability of the 2017 Calendars for Charity.  This is an awesome program that was launched ten years ago.  Over the years, over $20,000 has been raised for many great charities including the Scleroderma Research Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Charley's Fund and Water First.  This year the money raised will be supporting a wonderful organization called Girl Up. 
Girl Up has partnered with the United Nations to support programs that give girls an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.   You can learn more about Girl Up at www.girlup.org.
Let's talk Calendars!  This year there are SIX calendar sizes available.  Each calendar size is available for $4, or you can get all six for only $10!
The six sizes are as follows:
  • mini - 1-7/8" square (color and b&w)
  • 3" x 4" - monthly calendar plus 18 3 x 4 journaling cards (b&w only)
  • 4" square - monthly calendar + perpetual birthday calendar (color and b&w)
  • A2 - 4.25" x 5.5" monthly calendar + perpetual birthday calendar (color and b&w)
  • 4" x 6" - monthly calendar (color and b&w)
  • full page - 8.5" x 11" monthly calendar (color and b&w)
Here is a video that Linda created that explains the Calendars in more detail.  
Today I'm sharing a calendar that I created for this special project.   A clean & simple, black & white A2 size calendar.  Thanks to my friend, Susan for her inspiration!  I printed the calendar on Amuse Studio Sugar card stock and stamped using Onyx Versafine ink.  I had fun going through all my Amuse Studio stamps to find the perfect image for each month.  I like this calendar size because there is space to stamp larger images.  This calendar can be easily mailed in an A2 envelope.  I will be displaying mine in a clear easel in my stamp studio!  


       




I used all Amuse Studio stamps for my calendar project.  

January       Snow Crystals
February      C'est La Vie
March          Touch Of Nature
April            Days Like This
May             Wonderful Windows
June            Here Comes The Sun
July             Berry Patch
August        Springtime Day
September  Thankful For You
October       Witchy Woman
November   Autumn Wishes, Turkey Day
December   Poinsettia

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Most Wonderful Time

This is a festive Holiday card using Amuse Studio Products.  

Card stock:  Candy Cane Stripe, Cherry Petite Polka Dot, Onyx, Wasabi
Ink:  Sugar, Versamark
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Small Bow Die, Tag You're It Bundle, December Stories Dies, Cherry Sequins, ¼" super stick tape

Score the Candy Cane card stock at 5" to make a 4 bar size card base.  Die cut the Tag You're It Bundle scallop tag from Onyx card stock.  Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink on the Onyx tag.  Heat emboss with White Embossing powder.  Smudge a little Sugar pigment ink on the tag around the edges for a chalkboard effect.

Die cut the small bow die from Cherry polka dot card stock and assemble bow.  Adhere to the tag with ¼" super stick tape.  

Die cut two holly leaves from Wasabi card stock scrap.  Adhere the Wasabi leaves and Cherry sequins with mini glue dots on the bow.  Adhere the tag to the card base using 3D foam adhesive.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanks So Much


I had a few pieces and parts on my desk and put them together to make a pretty Thank You card.  

Products Used:  

Stamps:   Flashy Florals (My Favorite Things)
Card stock:  Amuse Studio Sugar, Black scrap
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, MFT Dye Inks (Red Hot, Ripe Raspberry, Fuse Green, Jellybean Green)
Other:  Boxed Up Thank You Greeting Die (Lil' Inker Designs), My Favorite Things Flashy Floral Die Set, Clear Wink of Stella, Onyx Baker's Twine (Amuse Studio)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Last Day!

Good Morning Amuse Studio friends!  Today at 11:59 pm ET my Amuse Studio web store will be closed.  I wanted to thank you all again for your support over the last 5 years that I have been an Amuse Studio Creative Consultant.  

If you hadn't heard yet, the CEO/Owner has decided to retire.  On December 1st, there will be a new website at the same address (www.amusestudio.com) that will be used to sell the remaining inventory for at least the next six months.  

2017 Calendars are coming soon and will be available from the new website. This will be the 10th year offering downloadable calendars for charity. Stay tuned for more news on the 2017 Calendar project.





Friday, November 25, 2016

Got Cookies?

Cute packaging for your Holiday cookies!  The Amuse Studio Oh Snap stamp set is still available while supplies last.  




Thursday, November 24, 2016

Grateful For You

Happy Thanksgiving!  I CASE'd this card from HERE.  The Gourd-Jus set is filled with pretty die cut gourds and leaves.  I watercolored the die cuts with Distress Inks.   

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Let Us Be Thankful (Amuse Studio retired)
Card stock:  Vanilla & Sugar (Amuse Studio), Chocolate Truffle Brown (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Versamark, Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade)
Other:  Gourd-Jus Die Set (Essentials by Ellen), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (SU), Gold Embossing Powder (Amuse Studio)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Holiday Word Art

Only a few days left to shop on my Amuse Studio web store.  This Holiday Word Art stamp set is perfect for cards and holiday tags!  

AMUSE STUDIO NOVEMBER COLLECTION STAMPS