Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Dean's Christmas Gift

I have started a tradition (perhaps inadvertently) of giving the Dean of the pharmacy school hand stamped cards for Christmas and her birthday (to fill the hand stamped card holder I gave her). This year I stamped 25 for her, mostly with a butterfly theme, but I always try to include some masculine and "generic" cards, as well. Here are a few:

I included dividers for the box this year, so now I just have to keep the box full -- I'd better start creating for her again, her birthday is in May! :-)

Happy stamping, and happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Card Class

Each December I attend a Christmas card class that a friend holds -- although we send photo greeting cards so that family and friends across the country can see how my son is growing, so I now have a lovely huge stack of handmade cards ready to go for those people who I like enough to send Christmas greetings, but don't know enough to send a family photo. Here are the cards we made this year (All products CTMH)
I really like the shaped sparkles!

Washi tape Noel

Simple -- cutout on the Cricut!

Cricut cuts with the shaped sparkles & glitter

I love this technique -- so much easier than it looks

Cricut cut mixed with a stamp -- simple but cute!

A good one for the kids

The red heart really ties this all together!

This is my favorite -- Cricut cuts, shaped sparkles and glitter ribbon, what's not to love?!
Maybe I should have actually sent some of these out -- with everything going on it looks like we'll be sending a New Year's photo card and update letter, rather than a Christmas greeting. Maybe I'll plan better next year -- although I think I probably say that EVERY year!?!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and holiday season! Don't forget, tomorrow is the last day to order from the AMuse Studio Holiday catalog AND the December Spotlight! See it, and so much more, on my site: https://www.amusestudio.com/christinaseeger

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Out With the Old, In With the New!

I paired the cherry strip pattered bag and small bow die on Night Before Christmas cardstock with the No Peeking set and its coordinating Classic Tag die set for quick and cute Co-worker gifts!
December is creeping to a close and that mean a lot of changes are on the horizon for AMuse Studios as the New Year dawns!

First up, good news and bad news: I'm sorry to say, the holiday catalog is quickly wrapping up. Those cute stamp sets are retiring already (and word is that most of them will NOT be coming back!) See it and place an order on my site at: https://www.amusestudio.com/christinaseeger BEFORE THE BALL DROPS ON NEW YEAR'S EVE! But there is good news, several of the items from the holiday catalog were too good to miss and will be available in the Valentine's Day Inspiration Guide, including my favorite, the bow dies (yay!)

You can see the Valentine's catalog on my site, with its CUTE project ideas (and I will have it linked after the Holiday catalog is gone), but here are some of the new and held-over highlights:

Marshmallow, Golddust, Neon Pink, Neon Orange, Neon Yellow

Bermuda, Cherry, Gold, Lime, Orange, Pink, Pearl, and Silver

Patterned Treat Bags
Diagonal stripe - Cherry, Seattle, Onyx, Kraft
Polka dot - Cherry, Seattle, Onyx, Kraft
Kraft solid

Baker's Cording
Cherry (NEW)

Both size bow dies
Tall alphabet die set
Even Taller Alphabet Die Set (NEW, 26 letters, letters, each 7/8" tall)

Ink Pads
Neon Orange, Neon Pink & Neon Yellow

Neon Washi assortment
Silver & Gold Washi assortment

Scrapbook Supplies
Albums - Cherry, Orange, French Roast plus NEW Pink!

Pocket Page refills - ALL

As always, let me know if you have any questions -- and happy stamping! Tomorrow I'll finally share the Christmas cards I made and I have plans this week to share photos of the annual gift of hand stamped cards for my Dean, as well as the family New Year's card that should finally get in the mail on Tuesday!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale, AMuse Studio Style

In addition to a fabulous December Spotlight, Cyber Monday has a special all of it's own! You can order directly from my website or contact me with any questions! I'd LOVE to chat with you.

Click here for full sized PDF flyer, and below is a list of the sets for this LIMITED TIME sale: 

Item #/Item Description/ Sale Price 
SAAHERO hero mail clear set $1.00
SNSD006 sunshine & shade $2.00
SNSH019 cup of good wishes $3.00
SNSF015 let’s chat $4.00
SHMM006 my aim is true $5.00
SVSE004 go green $6.00
SNSK070 perfectly polished $7.00
SJEP014 past due $8.00 (my personal favorite, of course!)
SNSQ060 brief notes $9.00
SHMP009 victorian charm $10.00

Sale pricing is limited to stock on hand, AMuse Studio will not backorder items when stock is depleted. Sale begins at 12:01am on December 2, 2013 and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 3, 2013. The stamp sets that are part of our Take Ten Sale will come packaged in a clear cello bag.
The nice thing is that you can combine specials -- the December Spotlight is all about Christmas (although I love how they snuck in the Birthday Builder set to do double duty!), with soft non-traditional colors. I can not wait to stamp the Aspen background in Pistachio on Kraft, or, as in the Studio photo below, embossed in white ON Pistachio:

I love everything about this card, way to go AMuse Studio designers!

Click for a full-size PDF

 I am working on finishing up a project for my mother-in-law's Christmas gift and will post some of that this week. It's a box of cards, but I realized that as I saved up cards for this I seemed to have missed birthday (I guess I gave those away throughout the year), so I need to do a few of those and some of the "OTHER" category -- sympathy, hello, wedding -- where just a few is sufficient. The box is a Stampin' Up box that I got a couple of years ago -- I don't think they sell it any more (probably because the template to cover it is the reason it's taken me a couple of years to get this far!) but it will be perfect for this gift!

Enjoy & happy stamping!