Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cute Critter Cards!

The inspiration for these cards came from my wonderful upline, Kamila.  She made a darling card like this for our recent Team Swap.  She used the reindeer from Not A Creature Was Stirring Stamp set.  I used the fox from the Fall In The Forest stamp set.  All these little critters are so adorable!  



Friday, November 21, 2014

Tea Light Candles

A cute gift for your Thanksgiving guests.  The tea light candles have simply been wrapped with washi tape.  

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Stamps:  Hello Fall, Let Us Be Thankful
Card stock:  Vanilla, Pumpkin, Currant
Ink: Versamark, Currant
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, Toffee Twine, Cellophane gusset Bags, Gold Washi Tape from the Metallic Assortment, Script Washi Tape from the Valentine Assortment, Static Magic Pouch, Heat Tool, ⅛" hole punch

Stamp the sentiment on the Vanilla card stock strip in Currant ink.  Use detail scissors to fishtail cut the end of the Vanilla yardstick.  Prep Pumpkin and Currant card stock pieces using the static magic pouch.  Stamp leaf shapes on Pumpkin and Currant card stock pieces with Versamark ink.  Emboss using the Gold Embossing powder.  Use detail scissors to cut out embossed leaf shapes.  Adhere leaf cut-outs to end of the Vanilla card stock strip and punch ⅛" hole in the end to create a tag.  

Wrap Gold and/or Script patterned washi tape around the base of the tea light candles.  Stack the candles in the cellophane gusset bag and tie the top of the bag with Toffee twine.  Tie the Vanilla tag to the top of the gusset bag.
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Perk Up Gift Card Holder

A very quick and easy Gift card holder!  I decorated the Amuse Studio Perk Up to go cup and thought it should accompany a to go cup shaped gift card from Starbucks!  

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Stamps:  Snowflakes, Perk Up
Card stock:  Cherry Petite Pinstripe, Cherry, Sugar, Onyx, Silver Shimmer
Ink: Onyx Versafine, Versamark
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Perk Up Die Set, Onyx Baker's Twine, Medium Scallop Border Die

Cherry Petite Pinstripe paper cut at 3" x 9 ¼" and scored at 4" and 5 ¼".  


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time to Get Merry!

I totally CASE'd this card that I saw on Instagram by Sharon Harnist!  I love this stamp set from Ellen Hutson and couldn't wait to make this card with all the fun Holiday images!

Card stock:  Amuse Studio Sugar & Lime
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, 5mm Pom Pom, Amuse Studio Cherry Baker's Cording, Wink of Stella Clear, Corner Chomper, Circle Nestabilities

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Not A Creature Was Stirring

I love the little critters from Amuse Studio's Not A Creature Was Stirring stamp set.  I stamped and colored them and then used Circle Nestabilities to cut them out.  

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Stamps:  Not A Creature Was Stirring, Very Merry
Card stock:  Slate, Cherry, Sugar
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, Merry Die, Cherry Baker's Cording, Corner Chomper, Circle Nestabilities 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Snowflake Merry Christmas

I saw this idea on Pinterest and I was anxious to try it using Amuse Studio products.  I would like to make a few more and use different colors of ink for the snowflake.  


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Stamps:  Snowflakes, Very Merry
Card stock:  Sugar, Onyx, Recollections Black for die cuts
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Quickie Glue Pen, Merry Die, Clear Twinkle Stickers

I cut one merry die using Sugar card stock and three more using the Recollections Black card stock.  This is so that you see the black layers underneath. It looks really cool!  

I also masked off the word Christmas from the Hello Christmas (see below) which worked out perfectly!  


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gift Card Holders

These Gift Card Holders were inspired by Kristina Werner.  If you haven't been watching her Holiday Card Series, I highly recommend it.  She offers so much inspiration and I just love watching her create cards and other Holiday projects. She made an envelope for this Gift Card holder as well which I did not do because I wanted to show off as much Amuse Studio product as possible!  
The measurement for the Gift Card Base is 6 ¼" x 3 ¾".  Score at 2" and then flip the card stock and score at 1 ¾".  I didn't use glue to seal the pockets on any of the gift card holders.  I used either Washi Tape or brads to secure the pocket for the gift card.  

Deer Gift Card Holder:  

Stamps:  Handdrawn Trimmings
Card stock:  Mermaid (GC base), Mermaid Polka Dot, Christmas Sweater
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Silver & Gold Washi Tape Assortment, Eucalyptus Organdy Ribbon

City Scene Gift Card Holder:

Stamps:  C'est la vie, Handdrawn Trimmings
Card stock:  Candy Cane Stripe (GC base), Cherry, Vanilla
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Tuxedo Washi Tape Assortment, Onyx Baker's Twine

Season's Greeting Gift Card Holder:

Stamps:  A Handwritten Holiday
Card stock:  Candy Cane Stripe (GC base), Onyx
Ink:  Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, Cherry Organdy Ribbon, Onyx Brads, Self Adhesive Magnetic Discs
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wooden Tag

Need a festive Fall tag for a candy jar?  This little wooden tag would also be cute wrapped around your napkins on your Thanksgiving table.

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Stamps:  Hey Foxy, Let Us Be Thankful
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Pumpkin, Currant, Saffron
Other:  2" Maple Tags, Champagne Glitter, Saffron Satin Ribbon, Quickie Glue Pen, Washi tape (for masking), Crop-a-dile, Detail scissors

Mask off "for you" from the sentiment stamp using a small strip of washi tape.  Ink the stamp using Onyx Versafine ink, remove the washi tape strip and stamp on the maple tag.  Clean sentiment stamp completely.  Mask off "grateful" from the sentiment stamp using washi tape.  Ink the stamp with Onyx Versafine, remove the tape and stamp below sentiment on the maple tag.  

Stamp small leaf images from Hey Foxy in Pumpkin and Currant ink around the sentiment on the tag.  Gently "roll" maple tag across the Saffron ink pad to add color to the edge of the circle tag.  

Embellish the stamped leaf images on the tag using the quickie glue pen and Champagne glitter.  Use the crop-a-idle to punch a hole through the top of the maple tag.  

Thread Saffron satin ribbon through the hole, leaving a loop to wrap around the jar.  Tie the Saffron ribbon in a knot in front of the tag and trim the ends with detail scissors.  
Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas in the City!

The city scene ready for Christmas!  

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Stamps:  Christmas in the City, c'est la vie
Card stock:  Sugar 4bar card base, Cherry Pinstripe, Cherry, Christmas Sweater Patterned Paper
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Spica Glitter Pen, Cherry Organdy Ribbon


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Count Your Blessings

A fun fall card made by the folks at Amuse Studio.

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Stamps:  Hello Fall, Let Us Be Thankful
Card stock:  Kraft, Eucalyptus, Vanilla
Ink:  Eucalyptus, Currant, Pumpkin, Saffron
Other:  Golddust Splash Spray, Toffee Twine

Score Kraft cardstock to 3 ½" to make a 4bar size card base.  Stamp the sentiment in the lower left corner of the Vanilla card stock layer in Eucalyptus ink.  Stamp leaf images in Currant, Pumpkin and Saffron ink around sentiment on the Vanilla card stock layer.  Remove bottle top from Golddust Splash Spray and tap edge to "drop" ink on Vanilla layer.  Use a small strip of card stock to mask off and prevent the gold ink from dripping on the sentiment.  Allow to dry.  Adhere Vanilla layer to Eucalyptus card stock layer.  Adhere layers to Kraft card base.  Tie Toffee twine around the top of the card base.  
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Amuse Studio Mini Blooms


Even though we had a dusting of snow yesterday and our temps are only going to be in the upper 20's today I thought a little flower card would make me feel better!  A fun thank you card using Amuse Studio Mini Blooms and Southern Sass stamp sets.  




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gift Card Pocket


This is a simple pocket with the Amuse Studio Gift Card insert die tucked inside.  
I trimmed the Amuse Studio Insert Die ¼" on all sides and used the Corner Chomper to round out the corners.  I turned it into more of a tag and then made the pocket for it to fit inside.  

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Stamps:  Santa Mail, Handwritten Holiday
Card stock:  Cherry Pinstripe, Cherry
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Gift Card Insert Die, Hole Punch, Sugar Eyelet, Cherry Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon, Cherry Baker's Cording, 1" Circle Punch, ¼" Super tape, Quickie Glue Pen, Diamond Glitter, Corner Chomper

Cherry Pinstripe - 3 ½" x 8 ½", scored in half at 4 ¼"