Sunday, June 24, 2012

Washi Tape Magnets

With recent graduations and baby showers, I found myself not having enough magnets for my fridge!!!  The solution I came up with was making my own magnets.  

I had some left over pieces of magnetic sheets that I used to make my binder for storing dies (post about that here).  I figured if dies could cut through chipboard, it could cut through these magnetic sheets.

I covered the backside of the magnetic sheet with Washi Tape.

I made sure that I had enough coverage with the die of my choice.



Run it through a die cutting machine and you get these.

Here they are on my fridge.

Just a note:  these magnetic sheets aren't very strong.  But as you can see, with using 2 of them to hold the picture up, it worked.  


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cheerful Hello with punched circles & Organizing Daubers & Twine

Here's a fun card I made using a 1 inch circle punch.  I just love the color combination and the texture.

All supplies are A Muse Studio:
Sugar cardstock
Bermuda cardstock
Fern cardstock
Ocean cardstock
Say It With Style Stamp Set
Onyx Ink Pad
1 inch circle punch
Word Window Die Set

I started out by punching several circles.  Then, I marked my base for the card with lines spaced 1/2 the size of my circle.  (So, if you use the 1 1/2 inch circle punch, then you would want to space the lines 3/4 inches apart).  Next, I started adhering the circles as shown above.  Notice that you will have circles outside the edge of the card base.  When all the circles are adhered, turn the card around and trim the edges.  I stamped the "Hello" sentiment on Sugar cardstock and die cut using a die from the  Word Window die set.  Adhere (use foam adhesive if you want the add dimension).  

Hope you like the card. :)

Next, I wanted to show you how I have organized my daubers.  I LOVE being organized!!  

I labeled each of the daubers with the color name so that I wouldn't accidentally use a different color and ruin my dauber.  

I found these dauber cases at for $4.99.

The daubers are from A Muse Studio, item # TSPDBX3 - set of 3 for $3.50.

Finally, here is a twine dispenser using a mason jar.  I made a hole in the lid using a nail and hammer.  Then, I covered the lid with cardstock and threaded the twine through the hole. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

My fascination with Washi Tape continues

It's been a tough few weeks for me.  My sister decided to put her cat down after battling kidney disease for a month....a month where he dramatically lost weight (20lbs to 11lbs) and had to be given IV fluids on a daily basis.  It was devastating.  We know that our fur babies are only here with us for a short time, but the pain is overwhelming.  I had lived with my sister for almost 8 years, so Koobie was a huge part of my life.  

Then, in the last week, I have been dealing with my own fur baby, Kitty, being sick.  Both my cats are not ones to turn down food.  My cats are constantly begging for food.  So, when he wouldn't eat his breakfast, it was an immediate trip to the vet.  After running some blood tests and xrays, most likely he has an infection.  He's on antibiotics and pain meds now....he's been able to eat a bit, so that makes me feel better.  Hopefully, he will be back to his usual self soon.  

With all this happening, I needed a break.....time to concentrate on something else.  So, I turned to my favorite hobby.....card making!!

In the title of this blog, I said I was fascinated with Washi Tape.  To be honest, it's not just a fascination's an ADDICTION!!! LOL!!  It's just so much fun to play with.  Here are a couple cards I made using Washi Tape:

I started out with making the banners on a stick by lining up 2 layers of Washi Tape on Sugar cardstock.  The length of each piece is about 2 inches.  Then I used super stick tape, folding the 2 inch piece in half and securing the stick (I used a wooden skewer cut down to size...a toothpick or a hatpin will also work).  For the card, I used Sugar cardstock and Ocean cardstock.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Hey, Cupcake set.  I used Copic RV14 Begonia Pink to color in the bubbles.  The layered sentiment is adhered using 3D foam adhesive.  I thought I was done, but I felt that the card was still missing "something".  So.......

I added buttercup paper flowers with twinkles in the center.  

Onto my next card.  This was a fun card to make.  The base of the card is made with Cherry, Sugar, and Shell cardstock.  The banner was created using Washi Tape and Cherry/White Baker's Twine.  Just folder over the Washi Tape over the twine and cut to shape.  The cake stamp is from the Build A Cake set.  I used the Cherry and Bubblegum Petite Polka Dot cardstock to paper piece the layers of the cake.  

The hardest part was tying the tiny bows on the end.....I'm not the best when it comes to tying bows!!!  

Hope you enjoyed these cards.  Have a wonderful week....can't believe how fast the weekends seem to go by.


Friday, June 1, 2012

June Spotlight Special & Ribbon Special

Welcome to the A Muse Studio Spotlight!
Where each month, selected stamp sets will share the spotlight with a gorgeous color palette to create projects that showcase the versatility of paper crafting.

Ordinary canning jars are absolutely adorable when you replace the lid with A Muse Studio cardstock!


Cut the circles with dies, punch a hole for a straw, and Bob's your uncle!



Another simple touch for a big wow – use the largest star from the A Muse Studio Star Trio Die Set and red Washi tape from the Holiday Collection to make store bought drinks special!


Strawberries and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly! Our Berry Box Die makes an adorable decoration or party favor!




Snacks were never so festive! Our Popcorn Box Die is decorated with small rosettes. Making rosettes in lots of sizes is easy peasy with our die set – simply trim to make smaller sizes like we’ve done here - oh so versatile!


Add a "Founding Father" touch with Victorian CharmLet Freedom Ring, and Vintage Labels 2 stamp sets!


Candy Cane striped cardstock isn't just for Christmas – it's perfect for summer stripes and accents to red, white, and blue projects!



And what's a summer cookout without a few desserts? We packaged these pretty chocolate-dipped marshmallows in our Small Cellophane Bag and fancied it up with Red and White Baker's Twine, buttons, die cut stars, and a bit of sparkly Silver Glitter!



A summer staple – s'mores! These are packaged in our Medium Cellophane Bags and decorated with stamps from our Hello from Camp and Vintage Labels 2 sets.



Our White Paper Bags and Star Trio Die Set were used to make luminaries – so simple, so pretty!

For one month, you can save 10% on the stamp sets used to create these fabulous projects!

And, for a limited time, order the special Firecracker cardstock assortment pack - an easy way to get the look showcased in this month's spotlight.
Firecracker Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:

product # PAST612                  $7.95

Spotlight pricing is good through 11:59pm Eastern time, June 30, 2012.
Contact me to place an order or if you want more details about these projects.

WAIT............that's not all!!!!!!!

For the month of June, all SATIN RIBBON is on sale!!!!