February 12, 2017

Mini Pop-up Heart Valentines


I love the new A Muse Studio mini heart pop-up die!  It's sized to fit the new gift card envelope - so fun!  I used a mask to cover the areas around the heart and then stamped with berry ink. Then I masked off a section of the heart, stamped the tip of the arrow, masked the other side and stamped the end of the arrow.  

Masking worked so well,  I created two more:
The mask was created by die-cutting a scrap, then using it as a template to trace the heart shape in the center of a piece of text-weight paper.  Fold the paper in the center of the heart and then cut it out.  It generally stays in place since the heart is popped-up a bit, but I did add a bit of 2-way glue (dried) to the back to help keep it in place while stamping.

On this one, I layered a mod backgrounds 2 stamp and the peppermint swirl for a different look.  I kinda like it - what do you think?  Which one is your favorite?
Been a while since I blogged!  I made a light-box to help with photos, so hopefully I'll have a chance to post more often again.  Let's see, since my last post, I had a baby (she is almost four now) and moved twice!  Crazy how time flies!

Images (Mod Backgrounds 2, To the Point, and Peppermint Swirl), dies (pop-up heart and gift-card envelope), cardstock (sugar, french roast, bubblegum), and ink (berry) by A Muse Studio.  Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  Corner chomper.  Stamp positioner. Text-weight paper, scissors, 2-way glue, and post-it notes for masking.

May 25, 2012

Harry Potter Party


For my son's birthday party this year, we had a Harry Potter party!  I've always wanted to throw an HP party, so it was fun to plan.  I finally uploaded photos of some of the crafty things we made for the party as well as the decor.  Instead of a loooong blog post, I uploaded them to an album and added comments to each photo (be sure to click on each photo - some have multiple comments so you might need to scroll down too).  Click here to see our Harry Potter party photos!  Enjoy!

May 23, 2012

Enjoy the Ride


Hello!  Long time no post!  So long in fact that Blogger has completely changed the way that posts are created - so hopefully this works ok and doesn't look too wonky. 

I thought I'd share this clean and simple card that I made to accompany a bike-themed gift.  One layer cards are so quick and easy to create.  The road lines were made using the "mad for plaids" A Muse Studio stamp set and then the bike image and sentiment are from the "enjoy the ride" set.

Hope you had a nice spring and have a fun summer planned! 
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Images, paper (sugar cut to 4bar size), and ink (pebble, orange, and onyx) by A Muse Studio.  

September 17, 2011

Butterfly Garden Inspired

This card was inspired by this fun Butterfly Garden fabric that I saw on Elisalou's blog. I used several different A Muse Studio nature sets and inks - so fun!

Hope you had a nice Summer and are enjoying Fall!
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Images, paper, and ink by A Muse Studio. Palette Hybrid ink in Claret. Versafine black ink.