Tag Archives: Paper Arts

Hello A*muse Studio Rubber Stamps

As I have mentioned, a couple of  months ago TAC closed it’s doors and is no longer in business.  It was very sudden and left me searching for a new company to join.  After thinking long and hard about it, I decided to join A*muse Studio.  Some of you might be familiar with A*muse Studio as their rubber art stamps used to be available in retail stores.  They have recently changed their business model and now offer their product through home demonstrators only.  Which is a great opportunity for me because they have fabulous products.

I am really excited about this new adventure; A*muse Studio has a wonderful line of stamps, papers, paper crafting tools and accessories. Here are a few of the things I really love:  

  • Wonderful cling mount stamps that are pre cut, and indexed on the foam! These stamps are ready to use the moment they arrive!!  NO CUTTING required!!
  • DVD storage cases labeled with an index and the name of the set on the spine…compact and organized storage!
  • Fun Dies and Embossing Plates!!  These are reasonably priced and made in the USA!
  • Luxury Wool Felt, Not your Grandma’s BAGS of Buttons, Matching YUMMY Ribbons and Bakers Twine, oh my!
  • Really lovely Papers -most are available in assorted packs so you don’t have to buy 25 of each color– but you can.  :).
    • Amazing Inks, in loads beautiful colors – all with matching paper!  That makes card making a breeze!

I could go on and on, you just need to see for yourself.  You can click the logo or image above and be directed to my A*muse website.  Another great feature from A*muse is that their catalogs are fully available on-line.  You can browse through page by page right from you computer.  Why wait for my next stamp camp go check it out NOW! 🙂

Valentine Hearts Treat Box



This treat box is just another take on a box I did back in the fall.  Here is the link.  It’s just an example of how changing the stamps and cardstock and ink colors puts a whole new spin on the same old project.  I stamped the heart sprig with red ink and colored in the hearts with a red marker.  Then I added Crystal Stickles for dimension and sparkle.  I filled it with my favorite heart chocolates and now it is ready to give to my loved one.

All supplies for this project are from The Angel Company.

Stamp Sets:  Sprigs, Feel Better, Petal Pack

Cardstock: Bazzil Basics- Pinks and Red Violets

Ink:  Toile Pink and L’Amore Red Palette Inks

Accessories:  Crystal Stickles, red marker, ribbon

Snowman Treat Box




I’m making treat boxes for my kids’ teachers.  To make it easier, I used die cut treat boxes.  All you have to do is stamp them, fold on the scored lines and tuck or tape the edges together.  You can find them at your local craft or scrapbooking/rubber stamping store.

The snowman image is from The Angel Company’s Happy Winter that is on sale right now at a special price of $16.50 from December 1st  through December 31st.  There are 3 sets in the “Whimsical, Wintry Vintage Sets” promotion.  They are all adorable.  Don’t miss out on your chance to own them yourself.  Email or call with your order today.


Stamps:  Happy Winter (The Angel Company)

Ink: Noir Palette Ink

Cardstock:  Blue and Premium White

Accessories:   ribbon, Prisma colored pencils,

Gift Box Christmas Card


I finally finished my personal Christmas cards today.  With all that is going on this time of year I needed something simple and easy.  My inspiration for this card was from a dear friend and fabulous artist, Lesley Retherford.  She sent a card like this to me 2 Christmases ago using Stampin’ Up! products.  I wanted to post the original card also, but I’ve searched and searched my card storages and cannot find it.  😦   It is very easy to make.  I used a piece of patterned cardstock and a coordinating tag from Merry Wishes by The Angel Company.  I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to 4 x 5-1/4 inches, wrapped ribbon around it to look like a bow on a gift package and added a designed tag.  I adhered the layer to a Scarlet cardstock card base.  You should really try this quick and easy card.

Card ingredients:

Stamps:  Trendy Greetings (The Angel Company)

Cardstock:  Merry Wishes, Premium White, Scarlet (The Angel Company)

Ink:  L’Amore Red and Noir Palette Ink

Accessories:  green grosgrain ribbon, Pop Dots

Falling Snow Christmas Card


The snow we’ve had here has inspired this card.  It’s cold and blustry outside… the perfect time to sit down and stamp.  So many cards to make, so little time.

Card ingredients:

Stamps sets:  Snowflakes, I love Snowmen (The Angel Company)

Cardstock:  Blue 3, Premium White (The Angel Company) and Brillian Blue (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink:  Beaux Arts Blue Palette Ink (The Angel Company)

Accessories:  white ribbon, silver brad, silver jewelry pin, 1-7/8 inch square scallop punch, 1-3/8 inch square punch, 1/16 whole punch, Pop Dots (The Angel Company), Snowflake punch (Stampin’ Up!)

Simple and Elegant Chrismas Card


This simple little card was made using The Angel Company’s Reece 12×12 Cardstock Collection.  The 2 patterned papers were cut  into strips and mounted onto the red pattern paper leaving a slight space around and between them.  The assembled pieces were mounted onto a card base of Natural cardstock measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches.  I stamped “Tis the Season” on the Natural cardstock using L’Amore Red Palette Ink.  I cut around the stamped image and adhered it to the card using Pop Dots.  I applied crystal Stickles to random areas of the image to give it a touch of sparkle.  I stamped “celebrate” in the same red ink and “voila”!  It’s done!

Card ingredients:

Stamps:  Holiday Magic, Laughter (The Angel Company)

Cardstock:  Reece 12×12 Cardstock Collection, Natural Cardstock (The Angel Company)

Ink:  L’Amore Red Palette Ink

Accessories:  Crystal Stickles and Pop Dots