Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Muse Studio Wants YOU!


A Muse Studio Wants YOU!  That's right, YOU!  Do you love to create?  Do you love to play with fabulous inks, papers, ribbons, glitter and more?  Do you love to share your enthusiasm about papercrafting and stamping with others?  If so, then becoming an A Muse Studio Consultant is for YOU!

A Muse Studio has a FABULOUS deal for new Consultants who join before May 15th.  Purchase the Deluxe Starter kit and you will receive a $75 coupon.  If you purchase the Basic Starter Kit, you will receive a $50 coupon. The coupon is good on stamp sets only, for 30 days from date of signup. Hurry Now!  The promotion ends at 11:59pm on May 14, 2012. 

For more details on becoming a consultant on my team, Creativity Ink, contact me today!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Papercrafting - Matchbook Treats

Aren't these little matchbook treats WICKED CUTE!!!

Like the Chocolate Purses I posted about earlier, these too are so simple to make and are perfect for event favors.

Who would not love to get one of these with a sweet Lifesaver candy inside?

You can also change them up with different papers, sentiments and embellishments to suit any occasion. 

They are so quick to put together and are another great way to use up all those pesky paper scraps we have lying around. 

Supplies required:
Lifesavers or other slim pre-packaged candies, Small Glue Dots, Embellishments as needed, Cardstock, Scoring board or tool, stapler, stamps and sentiments as desired.

Instructions:  
Cut cardstock to 1 3/4" x 5".  Score the long piece (front of cardstock facing down) at 1/2", 2 3/4" and 3".   Fold on the score lines to form the matchbook.   Decorate with images, embellishments and sentiments as desired.  Insert the candy into the small flap and staple to secure.  Be sure to staple fairly close to the bottom to insure that you can close the upper flap.  See the template below for measurement and scoring details.
I hope you will make these adorable gifts for your next event!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Papercrafting - Chocolate Purses

Aren't these little purses ADORABLE!!!

These are so simple to make and are perfect for event favors.  I have a friend who is making these little cuties as wedding shower favors in the bride's colors.  Who would not love to get one of these?  You can also change them up to make them more masculine in the shape of a backpack or briefcase if you need to!

They are so quick to put together and a great way to use up all those pesky paper scraps we have lying around.  The only problem is insuring that you have enough chocolate to make them.  Those Hershey's nuggets are so yummy!  Another great point of these purses is that they can be changed up for any holiday or occasion!  Add small die cuts of baby rattles or booties for a baby shower.   The possibilities are endless!

Supplies required:
Chocolate Nuggets, Ribbon, Small Glue Dots, Adhesive, Gems or Pearls, Corner Rounder Punch, Colored Cardstock, Scoring board or tool.

Instructions:  
Cut ribbon in 4 1/2" pieces to coordinate with the cardstock.  Cut cardstock to 4 1/2" x 1 1/2".  Cut another coordinating cardstock piece 1" x 1 1/2" (for the flap accent piece).  Score the long piece (front of cardstock facing up) at 1 1/4", 2 1/4", 3 1/2" and 3 3/4".   Fold on the score lines to form the purse.  Round the corners of the short size of the purse and do the same for the flap accent.  Using adhesive, attach the flap accent to the flap as depicted in the picture.  Attached the ribbon to the purse putting adhesive on the ribbon ends.  Place a glue dot on the bottom of each Chocolate Nugget and attach to the bottom of the purse.  Put a glue dot on the inside of each flap to close the purse.  Embellish the front of the flap as desired.

I hope you will make these adorable gifts for your next event!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Muse Studio Spotlight - April Showers Brings.....

The saying goes "April showers bring May flowers" and in this case today it is raining here and the flowers are coming!  But A Muse Studio has some other ideas about what April showers bring - B-A-B-I-E-S for one thing!

As you can see this month's Spotlight features everything you need to throw a fabulous shower and it does not have to be a baby shower.  Wedding showers would be perfect for the images featured here.  What gorgeous party favors and decorations you could make with these sets.  And don't forget about the April Showers Paper pack!  Bermuda, Buttercup, Sky, Shell and Lichen, all beautiful Spring colors!

If you are interested in purchasing any of the featured sets which are currently 10% off, or the April Showers Paper pack, contact me today.  This Spotlight is available until April 30th at 11:59 p.m. ET.