Holiday Trees Amuse-bouche

Have you been enjoying the A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA sneak peeks this week? Hard to believe that this is the day – keep checking out the Creative Team blogs throughout the next few months, you’re sure to see even more great inspiration for all these wonderful new stamps. Here’s one last card for this week’s amuse-bouche…

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I just love this little Holiday Tree – for this card I drew tree trunks on the trees to give them a slightly different look – the trees are paper pieced with new Evergreen and Grass 8.5×11 cardstock. I liked the way the new Currant cardstock looked paired up with the blue shimmer couture cardstock. The font for the new Happy Holidays stamp is so cute, leave it to A Muse to always come up with the best fonts. The “From all of us” sentiment was the perfect finishing touch for inside this card – call me crazy, but I love it when the font on the front of my card matches the font on the inside :)

Deck the Halls Amuse-bouche

Today I have another card to show you featuring two of the NEW Cling stamps from A Muse, this was one of the cards we made in my class on Monday past…

 

NEW stamps used: Poinsettia CLING, and Holiday Labels CLING. I also used Brown Shimmer Couture paper, and the pearls are A Muse Ivory Pretty Pearls coloured yellow with a Copic marker – so you can have pearls any colour your heart desires!

Please note that my class scheduled for Tuesday has been moved to the following day – Wednesday, July 21st – take a peek at one of the cards we’ll be making on Wednesday, hope to see you there!

Singing Birdie Amuse-bouche

Today I’m sharing one of my favourite cards with you, so I’ll cut right to the chase…

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NEW A Muse Stamps: Bare Branch, Groovy Partridge, Heaven & Nature Sing (also used music notes from the Ice Cream Truck stamp). I used blue Shimmer Couture paper for this card because it looked so cute with the Pool Smooch dots on the tips of the branches, which were stamped with Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink.

Check out the Paperie Blog today to see a cute Halloween card that we made in last night’s Card Class.

Hope you’re enjoying all the Amuse-bouche sneak peeks this week, we’ve all had a lot of fun creating these cards!

Snowman Snowglobe Amuse-bouche

This card was inspired by a card I saw on display at the A Muse Retail Shop when I was visiting Seattle last year.

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NEW Stamps featured: Snow Baby and birdie & Taste Snowflakes. I also used the Woodgrain stamp on the base of the snowglobe, and NEW Winter Sky 8.5×11 paper to create this card. Check out the Paperie Blog today for another sneak peek. :)

Sugar Plum Dreams Amuse-bouche

I’m super-late with my amuse-bouche today but better late than never!

New A Muse stamps: Gingerbread Delights CLING stamps – that’s right, cling! These are three of the four stamps in this particular stamp set – there are also some cute little candies which you can catch a peek of over on Glenda’s blog.

Juggling Santa Amuse-bouche

Today marks the start of the CHRISTMAS sneak peeks! Here’s my first Amuse-bouche Christmas card featuring the new Santa and Vintage Merry Christmas stamps. 

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When I saw this little Santa I thought he would look really cute juggling presents but I couldn’t find my Tiny Gift stamp anywhere so I had to improvise and draw the presents myself. I used the new Evergreen and Grass 8.5×11 Cardstock for this card, which I kept fairly simple since A muse and I share the same motto – “Think Simple. Think A Muse.” I can’t wait to see what all the other muses do with this stamp! Be sure to check them out by going to the A Muse lounge

I couldn’t resist sharing another card using one of my favourite new stamps, the Birch Forest with Leaves (although I left the leaves off for this particular card), which also features Young Rudy and the Vintage Merry Christmas sentiment.

This is actually one of the cards we’ll be making in my upcoming Christmas card class on Wednesday at 6:30 at The Paperie – there are still a few spots left so make sure you call to register! Check out The Paperie Blog today for another “Amuse-bouche” featuring Santa, Young Rudy and another adorable new stamp. :)

Scary Cemetary Amuse-bouche

Here’s another sneak peek at some SPoOoKy Halloween stamps being released during this years A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA event…

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Featured on this card are the Three Mice Silhouette, Cemetary Row, and Trick or Treat stamps as well as NEW 8.5×11 papers in Grass, Onyx, and Slate.

Be sure to check out the Paperie Blog today for a cute idea for a treat box featuring new AP stamps!

Witchy Owl Amuse-Bouche

I am finally participating in my FIRST Amuse-Bouche! I never seem to get my act together in time to order the stamps in advance and play along, but this time the early bird caught the worm and I bought the ENTIRE collection of stamps. I know what you’re thinking, who died and left you a million dollars? Nobody. But Christmas stamps are my biggest weakness and I had the saddest little selection of Halloween stamps prior to this release. Plus, as an A Muse Instructor I felt justified in purchasing the whole kit-n-kaboodle – everyone else is doing it. ;)

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Here is my card, featuring the new Hazel Witch stamp, Bare Branch, and Halloween is a Hoot. Also featured is the new Onyx black 8.5×11 paper, which I used to make a card measuring 5.5×4.25 .

I still have a few spaces left in each of my classes at The Paperie on Monday and Wednesday, and I’ll also be hosting make’n’takes today, Tuesday, and Thursday – bring the kids or a friend, or just take some time for yourself to stamp and get crafty.

Stay tuned throughout the week for even more inspiration, and I’m doing double-duty this week by posting different cards for the Amuse-Bouche on The Paperie Blog too, so pop over to have a peek!