Friday, December 19, 2014

More Tags!

Can you see that I love making tags?  Here are a few more that I cranked out the other day!  

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Very Merry, Bottle Brush Forest, Very Merry Add-Ons
Card stock: Kraft, Pebble, Cherry Pinstripe, Vanilla, Onyx, Cherry, Wasabi, Sugar
Ink: Onyx Versafine, Fern, Cocoa, Cherry
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Cherry Baker's Cording, Onyx Baker's Twine, Hole Punch, Cherry Twinkle Sticker, Star Twinkle Stickers

Coming in the January Collection

Large Fishtail Stitched Tag Die| TAD0138   $11.99
Large Classic Stitched Tag Die | TAD0137  $11.99

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Promotions Ending December 31st!

You still have time to take advantage of some great Amuse Studio Promotions before the end of the year!


Our 2014 Holiday Catalog expires on December 31st.
Our Holiday Tag Kit continues thru December 31st.
Our $29 New Consultant Starter Kit ends on December 31st!  




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Merry Snowflake Sleeve

Amuse Studio pillow box die with the top left open!  So clever!  

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Snowflakes
Card stock:  Hibiscus, Navy
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Die cutting machine, Pillow Box Die, Corner Chomper, Static Magic Pouch, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Merry Word Die, ¼" super stick tape, Silver organdy ribbon

Hibiscus card stock 3 ½" x 5 ½" (2 pieces for pillow box die)
Navy card stock 3" x 1 ½" for Merry word die cut

Die cut the pillow box from 2 pieces of Hibiscus card stock.  Cut off one end of each box piece, leaving one end with flaps to create a 4" tall finished sleeve.  Round the top corners with the corner chopper (¼" radius) of both box pieces.  Prep both box pieces with static magic.  Stamp snowflake images on the box pieces in Versamark ink.  Emboss using the silver embossing powder.

Die cut Merry words from Navy card stock.  Adhere the words to the front of the Hibiscus box piece.  

Adhere the flaps of the box using ¼" super stick tape and assemble open-ended sleeve.  Wrap silver organdy ribbon around the top of the sleeve.  Add a treat or gift and tissue paper to the sleeve.   

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Square Snowflake Treat

This darling little snowflake treat is quick and easy to make for your winter themed party!

Amuse Studio Products:   SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  N/A
Card stock:  Petite Polka Dot Bermuda, Radiant White Paper-weight vellum
Ink:  N/A
Other:  Die cutting machine, Nestabilities Standard Circles Large Die Set, Bone folder, 1" circle punch, Snowflake Trio 2 Die Set, Mini glue dots, Silver sequins

Cutting Instructions:

Bermuda Polka Dot card stock 3 ¼" x 3 ¼" (4 pieces for circle die cuts)
Bermuda Polka Dot card stock scrap for 1" circle punch
Radiant White Vellum 2 ½" x 2 ½" for snowflake die cut

Die cut 4 circles from the Bermuda Polka dot card stock.  Use a medium size circle (approx. 2 ¾") from the Nestabilities Standard Circles Large die set.  Score each circle die cut down the center using a bone folder and straight edge. Create a square with the 4 circles, overlapping at each corner.  Adhere overlapping corners together to create a square base.  

Punch a 1" circle from a small piece of Bermuda Polka dot card stock.  Place a small square-shaped treat/chocolate in the center of the square.  Enclose the treat inside by overlapping the folder circles.  Adhere 1" circle cut-out to the center to close and the seal the top.  

Die cut the medium sized snowflake from paper-weight vellum.  Adhere snowflake to the center of the 1" circle.  Use a mini glue dot to add a silver sequin to the center of the snowflake.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Dashing through the Snow


Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Wishing You the Merriest, Bottle Brush Forest
Card stock:  Hibiscus, Sugar
Ink:  Hibiscus, Sky, Bermuda, Staz-on Metallic Silver
Other:  Quickie Glue Pen, Diamond Glitter, Silver Elastic cording, small jingle bells

Score Hibiscus cardstock at 3 ½" to make a 4-bar size card base.  Stamp tree images from the Bottle Brush Forest in Bermuda ink along the bottom of the Sugar layer.  Stamp other trees images using Staz-On Metallic Silver ink, layering on top of the stamped Bermuda trees.

Stamp snow flurry image in Sky ink randomly on the upper half of the Sugar layer.  Stamp sentiment in Hibiscus ink on right side of the Sugar layer.  Use quickie glue pen to add dots of Diamond glitter to stamped snow flurries.  

Wrap silver elastic cording around the Sugar layer below the stamped sentiment.  Attach a small jingle bell and tie a bow with the silver elastic cording.  Adhere the Sugar layer to the card base.  



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Tags!

I'm having fun making tags!  I love that our new Stitched Tag dies nestle into the Classic Tag Dies.  



Classic Tag Die Set | TAD0019 set of 3  $17.95
Large Classic Stitched Tag Die | TAD0137  $11.99 (coming January 1st)
Large Fishtail Stitched Tag Die | TAD0138 $11.99 (coming January 1st)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's a Remake!

Remember these tags from 2011?  Well, it's time for a Remake!  These are some darling tags made by the gals at Amuse Studio a few years ago.  I used all current products and did a remake with our awesome new Large Classic Stitched Die!   (available January 1st)




Amuse Studio Products:     SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Mini Holiday Messages (included in the Holiday Tag Kit), Mini Blooms
Card stock:  Cherry Pinstripe, Slate, Candy Cane Stripe, Sugar, Fern, French Roast, Vanilla, Cherry, Onyx, Orange
Ink:  Fern, Onyx Versafine
Other:  Large Classic Stitched Tag Die (available Jan 1st), Tree Die TAD0024, Snowman Die TAD0023, Gingerbread Man Die TAD0022,  ¾" Circle Punch, Onyx Pearl Stickers, Cranberry Pearl Stickers, French Roast Pearl Stickers, Fern Organdy Ribbon, Onyx Organdy Ribbon, Cherry Organdy Ribbon, Hole Punch
Friday, December 12, 2014

Candy Package Stitched Dies

More new Stitched Dies from Amuse Studio available January 1st!!  I am in love with these two Candy Package Stitched Dies.  They are perfect for making quick treats for any occasion.  
I love it that all the candy people make the candy festive for all seasons!  I used two of the Hershey nuggets inside the folded treat!  


Candy Package One (rounded corners) measures 5 ¼" x 1 ½"  TAD0135 $14.99
Candy Package Two measures 5 ¼" x 1 ½" TAD0136 $14.99
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Let It Snow!

Another project using the New Stitched Classic Tag!  

Amuse Studio Products:   SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Calendar Fun, Mini Holiday Messages
Card stock:  Kraft, Sugar, Cherry
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Marshmallow Splash
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder for Snowman head, Circle Nestabilities, Large Classic Stitched Tag Die, Onyx Pearl Stickers, Cherry Baker's Cording, Quickie Glue Pen, Diamond Glitter

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stitched Tag Dies Coming Soon!


I was so excited to use my new Amuse Studio Large Classic Stitched Tag Die!  
It is the perfect size 2" x 3 ¼".  It will be available in the January Monthly Collection. 
  
I used a couple of the smaller Circle Nestabilities to create my snowman.  The snowman head is from Amuse Studio's Calendar Fun stamp set & the sentiment is from Amuse Studio's Mini Holiday Messages that is included in the Holiday Tag Kit which is available during December.  

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Calendar Fun, Mini Holiday Messages, Snow Day Background
Card stock:  Winter Sky, Sugar, Bermuda
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Circle Nestabilities, Large Classic Stitched Tag Die, Silver Elastic Cording, Onyx Pearl Stickers, Quickie Glue Pen, Diamond Glitter
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Magic!

The Magic of Christmas!

Amuse Studio Products:    SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Wishing You the Merriest, Bottle Brush Forest
Ink:  Navy, Sky, Bermuda
Card stock:  Navy, Sky, Sugar
Other: Quickie Glue Pen, Diamond Glitter

Navy card base: 10" x 3 ½" scored at the top
Sky card stock: 3" x 4 ½"
Sugar card stock: 3" x 1" for snow

Score the Navy card stock at 5" to make a 4-bar card base.  Stamp sentiment in Navy ink in the upper center of the Sky layer.  Stamp tree images from the Bottle Brush Forest in Bermuda and Sky ink along the bottom of the Sky layer.

Use details scissors to cut curves out of Sugar layer to create the snow bank.  Note where top of the Sugar layer will be and stamp the deer image in Navy ink.  Adhere Sugar layer flush along the bottom of the Sky layer.

Use the quickie glue pen to trace the word "magic" and tops of the trees.  Add diamond glitter to glue and tap off excess.  Adhere Sky layer to card base.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Best Christmas Wishes


Amuse Studio Supplies:      SHOP AMUSE STUDIO

Stamps:  Wishing You The Merriest, Snowflakes
Ink:  Navy, Sky, Hibiscus
Cardstock:  Navy, Sugar
Other:  Silver elastic cording, 3D foam adhesive, Mini glue dots, Silver sequins

Navy card base:  8 ½" x 5 ½" scored at left
Sugar card stock: 3 ¾" x 5"
Sugar card stock: 1 ¾" x 4"

Score the Navy card stock at 4 ¼" to make an A2 card base.  Stamp snowflake images randomly on the Sugar layer using Sky, Navy and Hibiscus ink.  Adhere the stamped Sugar layer to Navy card base.

Stamp sentiment in Navy ink in the center of the small Sugar layer.  Use detail scissors to fishtail cut the ends of the small Sugar layer.  Wrap and tie silver elastic cording around the top of the small Sugar layer.  Adhere the small Sugar layer to the right side of the card base using 3D foam adhesive.  Embellish the card front by adhering silver sequins with mini glue dots.