Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beach cards

This die called Pool Party by Taylored Expressions & it is perfect for a retirement card.  Thanks Doreen for the idea!  I have also used the die for a fun anniversary card (see below).  I had this one in my stash and just added the sentiment from the Amuse Studio Essential Sentiments Too stamp set.  This card is for a friend that is retiring and moving to Florida!  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Flora & Fauna Day 3

One more day of cuteness using the Flora and Fauna Birthday set.  I love these cake domes and the macaroons under glass - SWEET!  

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Flora & Fauna Birthday, Papertrey Ink Ombre Builder
Card stock:  Amuse Studio Cotton Candy, Amuse Studio Sugar
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Amuse Studio Grass, Amuse Studio Buttercup
Other:  Amuse Studio Tag Bundle (stitched rectangle), Mama Elephant All Prettied Up Creative Cuts, Copic Markers

Monday, May 22, 2017

Flora & Fauna Day 2

More birthday love using the Flora & Fauna Birthday set.  I used the Papertrey Ink Ombre Builder stamp to create a soft pink stripe on the white card stock.  I used the stitched rectangle from the Amuse Studio Tag Bundle to die cut the white layer.  Another NEW favorite is the stitched scalloped rectangle from Mama Elephant.  My friend, Dona is responsible for this purchase since she used this die on my birthday card.  I absolutely love the extra detail on this layer and that it fits perfectly on an A2 card base! 

Products Used:  

Card stock:  Amuse Studio Cotton Candy, Amuse Studio Sugar
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Amuse Studio Shell
Other:  Amuse Studio Tag Bundle (stitched rectangle), Mama Elephant All Prettied Up Creative Cuts (stitched rectangle with scallop), Copic Markers
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Flora & Fauna

I'm crazy for cake cards lately!  I picked up this new stamp set the last time I ordered from Ellen Hutson.  It is Flora & Fauna Birthday.  The set has some whimsical images that caught my eye along with this fun flowery cake!  I made several cards using this set and will have more inspiration to share.  


Products Used:  

Stamps:  Flora & Fauna Birthday
Card stock:  Green w/black polka dot is a notecard, Amuse Studio Cotton Candy Herringbone, Black Stripe is from MFT Black & White Basics 6x6 pad, Pink scrap
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Amuse Studio Stitched Circles, MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax, Amuse Studio Onyx Baker's Twine, Copic Markers
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Coffee.Craft.Repeat.

Laura gave me this Coffee Ring stamp set from Altenew a while ago and I have been wanting to pair it up with one of my coffee themed dies.  I used the Amuse Studio Perk Up die set and stamped a few flowers on the band.  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Happy Hearts!

This idea came from an Anniversary card that we received in the mail from Laura.  She said that a Stampin' Up gal had made the card.  I love the simplicity of the Happy Heart embossing folder from Stampin' Up.  I thought these would be perfect to have ready to go for that next anniversary greeting I need to send!  I used the smallest heart from the Amuse Studio Heart Trio die set.  The sentiment is from the Amuse Studio Essential Sentiments Too stamp set.  Thank you, Doreen for the embossing folder!!  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Good Friend

A fun color combination using bright pink and black.  

Products Used:  

Card stock:  Amuse Sugar, Pink from stash, MFT Black & White Basics 6x6 Paper Pack
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, MFT Ink Cube Ripe Raspberry

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Time To Party


This little bear from the Amuse Studio Time to Party stamp set is sure cute for a making a birthday card!  

Products Used:  www.amusestudio.com

Stamps:  Time To Party
Card stock:  Latte 4bar card base, French Roast, Vintage Latte  
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Other:  Time To Party die set, Gift Card Envelope Die Set (scallop rectangle), Copic Markers, 3D adhesive


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy Mother's Day



I hope all the Mom's had a Happy Mother's Day weekend!  Also wanted to let you know that Amuse Studio is offering FREE Shipping on orders over $30.00 thru the end of May.  


Products Used:   www.amusestudio.com

Stamps: Label Maker, Crazy Friends
Card stock:  Habanero 4bar card base, Sky, Sugar 
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Papaya, Habanero
Other:  Stitched Circle Windows, Stitched Circles, Tag You're It Die Set, Crazy Friends die set, Copic Markers, Eucalyptus Organdy Ribbon
Monday, May 15, 2017

Beary Special



Today I have a "beary" special card for you!  I haven't made many shaker cards but this one came together really quick.  I used the Trading cards plastic sleeves that I bought at Office Depot and cut it to a smaller size.  I only had to "fuse" one edge after putting in the sequins.  

Products Used:  www.amusestudio.com

Stamps:  Time To Party
Card stock:  French Roast A2 card base, Sky, Sugar, Sky Reverse Polka Dot, 2"x2" plastic pocket for shaker window (I used the trading cards plastic sleeves and cut it to the size I wanted to use)  
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Other:  Time To Party die set, Stitched Circle Windows, Navy Sequins, 3D adhesive, Copic Markers, Fuse Tool

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Have a Beautiful Day!

A pretty floral with a band in the middle using a brick embossing folder.   
Happy Mother's Day!  

Products Used:  

Card stock:  Amuse Sugar, Black
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, MFT Orange Zest, MFT Fuse Green & Jellybean Green
Other:  Tim Holtz Sizzix Bricked Embossing Folder, MFT Flashy Florals Die set
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Bold Background

I love this Hero Arts Large Floral background (S6150) stamped in black.  I used white card stock and stamped directly on the front of the card using Onyx Versafine ink.  I noticed on the first one I stamped that the black ink wasn't as dark as I would like - since the stamp is a wood block I wasn't able to use my Misti (love that tool!) so I realized that my Versafine ink pad was over 4 years old.  I opened a new ink pad and WOW what a big difference!  I used various sentiments on the cards - the Birthday greeting is from Hero Arts and was a freebie at my local stamp store's Grand Opening a few weeks ago.  The elegant thanks I have no idea, I had a few stamped and I don't know where they came from.  Most likely a friend sent them to me?  The thanks is from Altenew Floral Frame.  

Friday, May 12, 2017

You Are My Sunshine!

This card came together quickly.  For the starburst image I used two inks.  I inked all over with the lighter color and then went back on the outer edges with the darker color.  I stamped the solid circle from Lots of Dots for the sun.  I stamped the sentiment with Onyx Versafine ink over top and done!

Products Used:   www.amusestudio.com

Stamps:  You Are My Sunshine, Lots of Dots
Card stock:  Habanero, Margarita, Sugar
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Papaya, Habanero, Margarita
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Coffee Time!



Check this post on the Amuse Studio blog.  This was a fun card to create using the new Amuse Studio You Are My Sunshine stamp set and the Need To Venti die set was a perfect combination.  I started out by creating a watercolor wash background using Margarita Splash ink on watercolor paper. I put a couple of dots of Splash on an acrylic block and then used a water brush to scribble the background.  I flicked a few dots of Habanero Splash over top of the Margarita. I used the Amuse Studio Tag Die Bundle to cut out the stitched rectangle.  I die cut the little to go coffee cups from the Need to Venti die set and decorated the bands with flowers from the Time To Party stamp set.  

Products Used:   www.amusestudio.com

Card stock:  Apple A2 cardbase, Watercolor Paper, Black, Sugar, Habanero, Margarita
Ink:  Archival Black Ink, Splash Inks Margarita & Habanero, Onyx Versafine

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Celebrate!

This beautiful floral is from a WPlus9 stamp set called Kind Soul.  I was totally inspired by Jennifer McGuire's video/post and wanted to use similar colors.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I admire those artists out there that have mastered the shading - I'll keep practicing!  The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings