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!


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!

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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,

Stephanie said...

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