Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My first A Muse Studio Card!

 When I made this card, it was the first time I had ever used an A Muse product. I've been aware of A Muse for years, but they were a CAS (Clean And Simple) company and I'm, well, not a CAS stamper. When I told my sis I was thinking of signing up with A Muse Studio, and told her about the SCREAMIN' sign-up deal, she said I should absolutely do it just for the products alone. But every now and then throughout our conversation she would say something like, "A Muse, really?" She knew a|s was not my style.

HOWEVER, have you seen the new catalog? What I see there is finely done art with universal appeal. A Muse Studio is not just for the one-layer bunch. If you are a stamper with little restraint, like me, don't be too hasty to judge a|s as not suitable. You can click on the logo on my sidebar to see the catalog. You can shop there or just browse, but don't pigeon hole a|s, as I did. Because if you do, you'll be wrong, just like I was.
 This box was a custom request from a bride. I made them for her bridesmaids, and put their names on the leaf, instead of the word "joy." The original box was Aged Mahogany, this one is Broken China, and I like it much better. I have gotten many wonderful ideas from customers, two heads are truly better than one.
 These are the boxes I used for that order. I had to buy 100 of them, so I've put them in my Etsy shop. I have tried to make my price as fair as possible. I really want the big box of little boxes out of my stamp room!
 This is a super easy altered box with a belly band and a little vellum envelope with a tag.
I love glassine bags. I am now the proud owner of 2000 of them. So yes, they are in my shop. I have to have a shop because I have no restraint and wind up with thousands of tiny little bags!

9 comments:

Noelle Reese said...

LMAO Have you seen my twine collection?? LOL Your first a/s card is super cute! I love it! Did you stamp both sets of polka dots? Call me on the home phone if you want M is out with my cell and I am in the mood to complain about my dentist appt. :(

~amy~ said...

you CRACK me up...boxes and Glassines in large quantities....I love your A Muse card...looking forward to seeing more of that goodness.....FUN custom box too!

Sarah/WAstamper said...

Love your A Muse card! I am one of those CAS stampers that has always loved A Muse. You are helping me to see them in a whole new light, and perhaps find ways to appeal to those whose styles are different than mine. TFS!

Scrappy Beads said...

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classic • casual • home said...

That card is great...what a special honor to receive it.

Jackie said...

I really love the card...it is GORGEOUS :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love your boxes! Bet the bride and bridesmaids were thrilled with your beautiful creations.

Kim said...

I love the boxes. Great idea. found your blog from Momo's site. I am a follower now. I am very new at blogging and only have one project posted on my blog but feel free to check it out. There will be more posted.

Happy Crafting,
Kim
http://mycraftingcreations.com

Stephanie said...

LOVE that birthday card! I always struggle with paper flowers, but you've inspired me to give them another chance :)