September 21, 2017

Pennant Birthday

My husband's grandmother turns 95 next week, so I worked on some fun birthday cards today. The A Muse Studio mini banner dies made the banners super easy!  My son likes the first one (above) better and my daughter likes the second one (below) better.  What's your vote?

Images (Shine Bright, We All Scream), dies (Mini Banners), Cardstock (sugar, gingham, herringbone), baker's twine, and 3D foam adhesive by A Muse Studio.  Memento Tuxedo black ink.  Fiskars 1/16" circle hand punch.

March 24, 2017

Mama Rabbit


As the Design Team Coordinator for A Muse Studio, I am so excited for our new team - Melissa, Ilina, Emily, and Lisa.  Be sure to check out their awesome work on the A Muse Studio blog!  I have some inspiration for you from the new release which is available TODAY!

The big bunny is from the new "Happy Spring" stamp set and the small bunny is from the "Sweet Easter" set.  As soon as I saw these sets, I knew I wanted to put them together to make a bunny family.  I die cut a tiny egg from the bunny die set and then the pink bow is die cut from the Easter basket die set.  This card also features new grass dye ink.  Stay tuned, I have another design to share from the new release!

Images (Sweet Easter, Happy Spring), dies (Bunny die set, Easter basket die set), cardstock (vanilla, cotton candy, petite polka dot bermuda), grass dye ink, pearls, and twinkle stickers by A Muse Studio.  Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  3D foam adhesive.  

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.