Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Handmade Card Organization

It was high time for me to organize my stash of cards.  This project took me several hours because I sorted thru all my cards & then organized them in categories.  I did purge a few cards and I put each card in a cellophane.  I took a page from Jennifer McGuire's organization of her handmade cards.  I ordered the Interdesign containers from Amazon.  I found plastic folders at Walmart and cut them up and they work great for the dividers (thanks for that tip Jennifer!). I have tried card stock dividers in the past but they never held up.  I'm really liking these plastic dividers a whole lot more!  I was able to get 4 dividers out of each folder and the folders were only 50 cents each.  
Monday, January 23, 2017


I CASE'd this birthday card design from Marisa Alvarez.  It was something I saw in the Amuse Studio Consultant Gallery before it shut down that I thought was so cute.  All supplies are by Amuse Studio.

Stamps:  Meal Plan, Birthday Icons
Card stock:  Onyx 4 Bar card base, Sky Reverse Polka Dot, Sky, Onyx Pinstripe
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Versamark
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Stitched Circle Dies, Sequins, Copic Markers, 3D Adhesive, Fun Foam
Sunday, January 22, 2017

Baby Card

A while back a friend of mine asked for a personalized baby card to give to a friend.  I had this card in my stash and just added the name.  She found this clip board at Kohl's.  Doesn't it look cute?  The baby stamp set is one that I have had in my collection for years and is still a favorite! 
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cupcake Tower - Yes, Please!

I had fun coloring this cupcake tower by Taylored Expressions.  The set is a Stamp & Die Combo called Sweet Tooth Tower.  I had the patterned papers left over from a class that I took last summer at Taylor's Studio.   

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Sweet Tooth Tower (Taylored Expressions), With Love (amuse studio)
Card Stock:  Mermaid Card base (amuse studio), Sugar, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Patterned Paper Hello Happiness (Taylored Expressions) 
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Sweet Tooth Tower Die, Stitched Square Scallop Frames (MFT), Copic Markers
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