Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Muse Studio Consultant Calendar Page Swap

Recently, I hosted a swap among A Muse Studio consultants.  This swap came about when I started my Christmas calendar gifts, which I posted about HERE.

I thought it would be a fabulous idea to see what others would come up with for their pages using the calendar template I created.  So, why not a swap?

I was quite impressed with the creativity of all the consultants.  Ladies, thank you for participating in the swap and making it so successful!!   

For the swap, I chose the month of May.  Here is my calendar page:

Supplies:  A Muse Studio Floral Duet stamp set, Sugar cardstock, Bermuda cardstock, Blush Ink Pad, Grapefruit Ink Pad, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Sugar Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon; sponge daubers
Non-A Muse Studio supply:  Stickles

I used the triple layer stamping technique.  

Here are the measurements for the layers:

I started by lining up the a|s Sugar cardstock in place.  To keep the pages from moving, I dabbed a little adhesive tape on the back.  TIP:  after you run the bit of tape on the back, dab it with your fingers to remove some of the stickiness so that you can eventually separate the pages.

I stamped the images.  To make sure I inked the images in the right spots, I placed the calendar mat in place and stamped around it.

I used a sponge dauber to color the center of the flowers using Grapefruit.  I started in the center of the flower and pulled the color outward.

Then, I sponged the rest of the flower using Blush.

After carefully separating the layers, I adhered them to the proper mat layer (Bermuda cardstock).  Tip:  Before separating the stamped image layers, sponge a little color on the backside in one corner of each layer so that you keep the images aligned.

Before adhering the front layer, I used glue dots to place the ribbon.    Adhere the calendar in place.

Admittedly, I was being a little lazy.  I knew I wanted to add some sparkle to the flower, but instead of using the a|s Diamond Glitter and getting glitter all over the cats, I used Stickles.

Now, without further ado......here are the wonderful pages from the other A Muse Studio consultants.

January - Jane using Chill of Winter and Let It Snow

February - Sylvia using All My Hearts

March - Pamela using Beautiful Botanicals 2 and Graphic Sunflower

April - Nancy using Bunny Business 

June - Rita using Enjoy the Ride

July - Christina using Let Freedom Ring

August - Pamela using Sea Shells

September - Tobey using Autumn Leaves

October - Laura using Toil and Trouble

November - JoAnne using Autumn Days

December - Karen using Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

Splendid job, ladies!!!  Huge thanks to you all.  I'm excited to use these pages for 2013!!



  1. I love them all! I cannot wait to get mine in the mail.

  2. Wow great job ladies! I love each & every month!!

  3. Awesome job ladies...I will proudly display my calendar as soon as it arrives! Thanks so much Brenda for organzing!

  4. Thank you, Brenda -- for hosting and for sharing! I am already CASEing a couple of these for some cards I have to make this weekend -- and planning the 2013 calendars my mother and in-laws are getting for Christmas!

  5. Brenda - You hosted one awesome swap! Fantastic!