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 yesterday 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 last week 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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Holidays from the North Pole!

Such a cute card using the Amuse Studio North Pole Post Office along with the Flaky Friends stamp sets. Get them while you still can - supplies limited.  


  


Monday, November 21, 2016

Snowman Card

What a cute card made by the gals at Amuse Studio.  I love the use of the stitched circle & the mini bow die for a fun snowman card!   

Only a few more days left to shop on my Amuse Studio web-store.  

SHOP AMUSE STUDIO THRU SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH AT 11:59 PM ET.   

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Postage Popcorn Box

A cute little popcorn box all decorated for the holidays!  

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO thru November 27, 2016

Stamps:  North Pole Post Office
Card stock:  Sky Hexagon, Sugar
Ink:  Cherry, Memento Rich Cocoa
Other:  Stitched Circles One, Mini Popcorn Box, Cherry Baker's Cording, ¼" Super stick tape, Clear Wink of Stella, Small Treat Bag, Copic Markers E33 E37 BG10 BG11 YG21 YG25

Die cut two Mini Popcorn Box die shapes from Sky Hexagon yardstick.  Stamp the North Pole Post Office images with Cherry Ink on the side of the box.  Assemble with ¼" red super stick tape.  

Stamp the snow globe image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on Sugar card stock and color with Copic Markers.  Die cut the snow globe image with 1" Stitched Circle One die and mount with 3D foam adhesive to the box.  Embellish the snow globe with Clear Wink of Stella marker.  

Tie a small bag of treats with Cherry Baker's cording.  Pop the treats into the Mini Popcorn box and enjoy!

North Pole Post Office
SVSJ127 | $21.99
Matching dies available
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Snowman Treat!

What a sweet treat!  So cute!  The Amuse Studio candy wrappers dies can be used for so many occasions.  

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO thru November 27, 2016

Stamps:  Holiday Word Art, We All Scream, Flaky Friends
Card stock:  Sugar, Sky Hexagon
Ink:  Cherry, Bermuda, Wasabi, Memento Tuxedo Black, Onyx Versafine
Other:  Tag Bundle Die, Candy Wrappers, Vanilla Twine, Onyx Buttons, Tiny Attacher, Extra Small Treat Bag, Copic Multiliner, Copic Markers YR16 YR07

Die cut three smaller Candy Wrappers & Tag Bundle tag from Sugar card stock.  Mask and stamp the snowman face with Memento Black ink on one Sugar candy wrapper.  Enlarge the eyes of the snowman face and color with Copic Markers.  Wrap the chocolates and bag them.  

Stamp the sentiment with Onyx Versafine ink on the Sugar tag.  Cut a piece of Sky Hexagon card stock at 2" x 2 ½ " and score it on the 2" side at 1 ¼". Trim the top of the treat bag to 1" above the candies.  Fold Sky Hexagon card stock over the treat bag and staple with the tiny attacher.  Tie Vanilla twine around the bag topper, thread on tag and tie the bow.  

On Sugar card stock, stamp the hat three times using Cherry, Wasabi and Bermuda Inks.  Trim the Wasabi hat and mount to bag topper with two thicknesses of 3D Foam adhesive.  Trim the pom pom from Bermuda hat and brim from Cherry hat, adhere to the Wasabi hat.  Thread two small Onyx buttons with Vanilla twine and adhere to the bag with Mini glue dots.  


Candy Wrapper Die Set | $14.99
Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Leaf Wreath



Stamps:  Happy Hello, Second Spring, Autumn Wishes
Card stock:  Berry A2 card base, Sugar, Pumpkin, Wasabi, Wasabi Hexagon
Ink:  Currant, Nutmeg, Fern, Pumpkin, Onyx Versafine, Memento Rich Cocoa
Other:  Tag You're It Bundle, Landscape Die Set, Copic Markers R59 W6 W8 110 Y17 Y19, Toffee Twine, Pumpkin Button, Fern Satin Ribbon, Gold Wink of Stella

Score Berry card stock at 4 ¼" to make an A2 card base.  Stamp the leaves from Happy Hello with Currant ink on the card base.  Die cut the largest Tag You're It tag from Sugar card stock and Wasabi Hexagon card stock.  Cut the Sugar tag about ½" from the bottom with curve Landscape die.  Adhere the Sugar tag on top of the Wasabi tag.  

Stamp the sentiment with Onyx Versafine ink on Sugar tag.  Stamp the wreath with Nutmeg ink.  Stamp leaf from Turkey Day with Fern ink on Wasabi card stock twice.  Stamp the same leave with Currant ink on Berry card stock.  Stamp the pilgrim hat with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on a Sugar scrap, color with Copic Markers.  Cut out the images, arrange and adhere on wreath.  Mount some leaves and hat with 3D foam adhesive.  

Embellish the tag with a Pumpkin button, toffee twine and Fern ribbon.  Adhere the tag to the card base using 3D foam adhesive.  Embellish the buckle of the pilgrim hat with Gold Wink of Stella marker.